So each year I create a bucket list of items I must do for the year. I have called them my Birthday Bucket List. Usually on the eve of my birthday or the day of, I look over my list and thank God for all that I was able to do. These lists bring me so much joy and gratitude. And then I create a new list! The amount of goals correspond to my age, so this year will be 31 Things!
Overall, 30 was a hard year. I suffered through a depression that lasted many, many months; fell of the wagon when it came to my health; had some big life changes that were not planned (being forced out of my apartment and living situation due to a drunkard, incarcerated landlord); to name a few.
Yet, I wanted to focus on the good on this blog post. Here are some of the highlights of my 30th year (aka my bucket list items accomplished)! And yes, I accomplished 25 of the 30 items this year – 80% is not so bad.
Go to a new state:
Finish a craft:
Teach at my church:
Pay off one loan:
Paid off one student loan! This has taken me quite awhile to make some headway with my student loan debt, so to actually pay one off is definitely a blessing from God. I still have more to go, but it’s progress!
Go on a date:
Complete a round of FitbyFirst:
I did and I have no pictures to show for it. Apparently, with doing more SnapChat and Instagram stories I do not keep a record of events anymore. That’s okay. My thighs show it.
Read 30 books:
Well, more like 42. Check my Goodreads shelf.
The five fiction books I have enjoyed the most:
- The Lunar Chronicles
- A Monster Calls
- Firebird series
- Son of the Black Sword
- Anne of Green Gables
The five non-fiction books I have enjoyed the most:
- The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything
- The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture
- Words of Life: Scripture as the Living Word of God
- Seven Women: And the Secret of their Greatness
- Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome