Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Bucket List





Hello to everyone! I know it has been awhile since my last post. Life has been very busy here at the cottage.



I have reached a new milestone this week. I had my 50th Birthday Sunday! It was a very quiet day, just relaxing at home with the husband. Kids stopped by to wish me a happy day.



I have been thinking about all the things I have accomplished in the last 50 years as well as the things I havent, so I have had to revamp my bucket list this week.



When I was 15 yrs old, I wanted to be a housewife and a mother. I just couldnt stand the thought of college,so after high school I got married,had kids and was a stay at home mother. At the age of 30 I went back to school for an LVN license and started to work in a doctors office. At 40 I was divorced, raising children, working full time and started back to school again for an RN degree. At 45, I graduated and went to work at a local hospital. At 48 I remarried and started working on my BSN degree. Now that I am 50 I am sitting here thinking about all the trials I have been through,but many of them for the best!



In March I set a goal to lose 30lbs, so far I have lost 21lbs...YEAH!! I will graduate in May with my BSN (it takes me a long time with working a full time job!). My last daughter is off to college in 30 days. And I am planning some me time very soon!



My new list includes:



More travel! I want to see Europe and spend a month in Italy.



I want the freedom of working 3 days a week again



I am getting pretty tired of school, so not sure about that



Still have 9lbs to go to reach my goal



I just rented a small booth space, so want to dabble in that for a while (honestly, I just have too much furniture and need to sell some of it)



Spend more time with my husband



Go fishing



Plant a garden



Redecorate the house



I may try to paint again. Im terrible at it, but I can take some lessons and work on it



I want to see the United States, but particularly the south.



I want to take cooking lessons at the college just for fun



I want to stay at a beach house and walk through the sand



All of this will take alot of money, so I may have to rethink the school thing again!



Most of all, I want to breathe deep, look at the sky, smell the ocean,feel the sun on my face,hold my husbands hand, walk through this life and enjoy every day to the fullest.



Its been quite a ride so far!






Have a great week!
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4 comments:

Terri said...

I need to add the last one to my own list. I am so proud of your accomplishments. Finish that degree!! I know you will be happy when you do. I am finishing my doctorate (I am 52) and I keep wondering why I am doing it but I know I will be happy that I did!

Terri said...

I quoted you on my Facebook page today!

Joycee said...

Lorri, I love your bucket list, many of those things are on mine. Next year will be 60 for me, wow how did that happen!! Our girls are grown and we have grandsons to enjoy now, there have been many bumps in the road but I have to say, my life is pretty dang good! Found you back on a Bikes, Blues and BBQ post I did, so glad cause I love your blog!

Shabby Friends said...

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Cynthia