I know that 2019 is still three months away. But there are so many things I want to do that I figured it’s time to start my bucket list for next year already now, before I start forgetting one thing or the other… I tend to be forgetful like that.
Most of the dreams on my bucket list involve sports in one way or another. But there are also the less ‘active’ things, like finally working my way up to fluent French or learning the art of growing my own vegetables. My ultimate goal with this list is to explore new paths, learn new skills, and - of course - have fun along the way.
Anyhow, enough with the rambling. Here’s what my bucket list for 2019 looks like - so far.
→ Attend an outdoor guide training program
→ Become a certified yoga teacher
→ Attend a crawl class (swimming)
→ Sign up for my first swimrun
→ Run a multi-day stage race. Maybe Gore-Tex Transalpine Run? Who wants to be my partner? Applications are open :-)
→ Learn how to grow my own vegetables
→ Visit friends in the U.S. It’s been two years since last time. And 9 (!) years since I first stepped my foot on North Dakotan soil as a 15-year old confused and terrified exchange student.
→ Develop my skills as a mountaineer and climb lots of mountains :-)
→ Visit Lofoten, Norway
→ Buy a mountainbike
→ Run the entire Upplandsleden (a 450 km long hiking trail in the area where I live)
→ Practice my French until it’s fluent
→ Possibly start learning another language? I’m especially intrigued by the idea of being able to speak Italian. With English, French, German and Italian I’ll be queen of the Alps.
→ Take a painting class
→ Sleep outside more
→ Learn skimo (ski mountaineering)
→ Fall in love
…and to be continued.
My mom asked me yesterday if I am planning on doing all of these things in ONE YEAR?! I told her it’s a list of dreams, not a list of goals that necessarily have to be achieved. It’s not a new year’s resolution kind of thing. And I think it’s much better that way - to write down a list of things you would like to do, not that you have to do. That way your expectations start from zero, and anything you’re able to tick of that list is an achievement in itself. And the stuff I don’t do in 2019, well, there’s another year coming after that.
What’s on your bucket list for 2019?