It's my birthday! But I'm not here to get you to give me all the birthday love. No, I'm here to inspire you with an update from my 40 Before 40 List!
I've marked off several things in the past year. Here's an update to get you inspired to get out there and chase those dreams!
Watch Lonesome Dove • Last Fall, I watched the Lonesome Dove series. Where in the world have I been? It is so amazing, touching, etc. Just go watch!
Make No Bake Cookies • Last Christmas, my mom helped me make no bake cookies. They didn't come out perfectly, but they were still delicious, so I'm calling them a win!
Attend an In Person Bible Study • Last Fall, I started BSF—Bible Study Fellowship. Let me just say, this has been SO life giving & life changing! Would love for you to join me; it is available just about everywhere!
Grow a Pumpkin Patch • This patch came about by happenstance! Last year, when throwing out our porch pumpkins, I just let them rot along our fence line. As luck would have it, this Spring the seeds sprouted! With some tending over the summer, I grew two pumpkins! Not a full on patch, but there were at least 10 plants, so I'm calling all of those plants a patch. :D
Dog Sled on an Alaskan Cruise • Not only one of the most incredible experiences of the past year, but one of the most incredible of my life! My husband doesn't outwardly express excitement very often, and he was all smiles during this adventure! I'll be sharing more on that soon.
The past year has been big for my list, and I cannot wait to see what the coming years bring. Cheers to 32!
Happy New Year to you! I hope 2017 was good to you, and wish you even better for 2018. I'm so excited for a new year, new goals, and new beginnings—big ones for our family as we'll be welcoming our twins into the world very soon! Those big changes haven't stopped me from creating and working towards big goals and dreams, for myself and our family.
I recently shared with fellow travel agents my goals for my little travel business for 2018, along with that we are expecting twins soon. My goals & dreams were ridiculed for being too big. Did I let this get me down? NO WAY! It has only added fuel to my fire. I've already marked off a few of those goals and we are only 5 days into the year. So ain't no stoppin' me!
Why do I share this story? Well, because there is always going to be someone out there to put you down. Go after your dreams, and never let someone tell you they are too big! You CAN accomplish them! So what helps me really focus on my goals? Writing them down! I've made print outs & lists for my goals for 2018, and have created a fun graphic to help me stay on track with my new bucket list—my forty b4 forty list. Though I'm just now sharing, I've had my 40 b4 40 list together for several months now, since August (my 30th birthday) actually. I was so inspired by how much I accomplished on my 30 b4 30, I knew I had to do the same for the next decade. I had so much fun thinking out of the box for big & small goals for this list, and I'm so excited to mark them off.
Pretty lofty? I think not! Even if I don't accomplish them all, accomplishing even just one thing is something to be proud of! What are your goals for 2018?