Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year Look Ahead

I'm a gal who really likes goals. I'm always dreaming about the future and plotting out my next weekend, vacation, and move in life.

Since I am pretty much always thinking (and chatting aloud) about the future, one of my closest friends was surprised that I didn't have a running "bucket list."

This came as a bit of a shock to me as well. Why didn't I have a bucket list? I realized that I do have one, it's just been rattling around in my brain (and occasionally getting lost) all these years.

The physical act of listing out my life long dreams, goals and aspirations brought to light how varied they are in terms of time to accomplish.  Some of the entries will be crossed off as soon as this summer (road trip solo) or as far off as visiting all 52 states and the 7 continents (who knows when I'll pull that off...50, 60, 70?)

As the Leap Year drew closer to the all important date of February 29th I began reading up on what the Leap Year means and special traditions that are associated with this funny quad-annual calendar anomaly I kept running across the term "Leap List."

A Leap List is pretty much what it sounds like. A list of goals to be achieved by the next leap year. Four years to tackle a chunk of my Bucket List? Now that sounds like a plan right up this gal's alley.

Leap List, 2012 Edition

Solo Road Trip
Visit Polyface Farms, owned and operated by Joel Salatin
Return to Metropolitan Area Living
Start Leading Community Yoga Classes
Complete a Sub 3 Hour Half Marathon
Complete a Sub 30 Minute 5k
Complete a Sub 1:55 Sprint Tri
Complete an Olympic Distance Tri
Travel Abroad Again (Asian Countries? Return to Munich?)
Spend Time in Portland and/or San Fran
Purchase a house as a single gal
Adopt a Rescue/Shelter Dog
Start a Vegetable Garden (and ideally not kill it!)
Take a college level creative writing course

Phew! I'm sure I'll think of a thousand more things before midnight, but I'm going to cap myself right there. It's going to be an amazing four years. Get ready 2016, I'm going to have a lot to share with you!

Love to all,
~the "what did I just leap into this time?" gal, Jess


Carole said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice blog. This is my travel bucket list.

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