Challenge Wednesday #5: a new bucket list

Another Wednesday, another challenge!  Read on, friends, read on!   Last week, I challenged Tracey to start a Bucket List.  

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Last week Jen challenged me to make a bucket list of my own.  And let me tell you, I am up for the challenge.  I have always had things I wanted to accomplish, but these things have always floated around my brain in a sort of nebulous, like 


So I got to spend this last week really thinking about the things that are important enough to me to put on my Bucket List.  It was a little difficult to develop some of my ideas, and to break some of them into doable action steps.  So, once again, this will be a work in progress that you can check on periodically.  I'll put it on a page on my blog, Control The Chaos.

And now, without further ado, here is the Beginning of Tracey's Bucket List:
1. Run a marathon. 
     -I had to start with this one to give me a victory right off the bat.  It's motivating, you know, to sometimes put something finished on your to-do list just so you can cross it off.  Besides, I just did it two weeks ago, so it still counts, right?

2. Run 5k in 25 minutes.

3. Read the whole Bible
     -I shamelessly stole this one from Jen.  It's a good one - hope you don't mind, friend.

4. Learn to make soap

5. Visit South Africa

6. Visit South America
Source: google.com via Laura on Pinterest

7. Go to PA school
     -maybe.  Still thinking on this one.

I did mention this is a work in progress, right?  Seeing it in paper makes it look pretty meager, but some of these are going to involve smaller bucket list items in order to work toward the larger goal.  

Once again, thank you, Jenny, for giving me a challenge that helps me grow myself and steers me towards who I want to be.  And now are you ready to be steered a little yourself?  Here's your challenge:
eliminate 2 cleaners from your house and replace with 1 non-chemical item

So, Jen, here is what I'd like you to do this week:  Simplify your house by eliminating two chemical cleaners from your arsenal and replacing them with one non-chemical alternative.  The idea that you need specific cleaners for every single job in your house is a myth.  Not only is it expensive to buy all of these specialized cleaners, they are full of harmful chemicals, creating a danger zone for your kiddos.  A few well thought-out items can clean your whole house.

Here are a couple resources to get you thinking:

Good luck…looking forward to your report next week.

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There couldn't be more perfect timing for this challenge.   I just had to throw most of our cleaners before we packed us up on Monday, so this way I can start at our new house with more natural cleaning materials.  

I have to admit I might have even saved some empty plastic spray bottles because I had been thinking about doing this for some time.  Thanks Tracey, for spurring me into action!  

Check back next Wednesday to see how it goes for me.

1 comment:

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm scared of running a marathon--all I can think about is stress fractures!

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