2015 Bucket List

Hello Hump Day-ers,

It’s time for my 2015 Bucket List!  This is the third year I’ve made a list of items to accomplish (see 2013 list here and 2014 list here).  While I’m not always successful, I think writing it goals is extremely helpful in bringing focus to my year.  Also, a lady I work with says you need to “speak your life into existence.”  Isn’t that cool?  You can create your life with your own words.  I know it’s pretty hippity-dippity, but I kind of believe it’s true!

But before I get started, here’s a picture of our New Year’s trip to Dallas.  I was trying to “speak” a glass of wine into my life, but the baby told me it wasn’t interested.

wedding pic

2015 Bucket List

1.  Figure out (and write about) our next big financial goal (January)

Since we paid off our mortgage, I’ve felt a little lost.  I’m extremely goal-oriented, and I’ve missed having something to track, measure, and dream about.  So, we’re working on coming up with out next big goal.  I’ll let you know what it is when we figure it out!

2.  Take a babymoon (February, March, or April)

I’m not sure where we’re going to go yet, but I can’t wait to hang out with my husband for a week– or ten.  Hopefully our trip includes some hours of travel, I love being able to talk to him for hours in a car or on a plane.  He’s always trying to get me to take a nap, though!

3.  Get our nursery ready (March)

I’m not sure what comes first, the bedding or the paint color.  Any advice on where to start?

4.  Finish book (April)

This is a leftover from my 2014 Bucket List.  It is also the most terrifying goal on my list.

5.  Have a baby! (May)

This one is coming if we’re ready or not.   What do babies need, again?

6.  Complete 5 Treehouse “tracks” (September)

Treehouse is an online school that teaches people to design websites/write code/program.  And, they teach in a way that a toddler (or blogger!) can understand.  Unfortunately, each track takes about 50 hours, and I’ve been working on my first track for the past three months.  This may take a while…

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7. Get back to pre-baby weight (October)

I actually stole this one from my friend Stephanie.  Her baby is due just a month after mine, and I thought it was an excellent goal to put on my list.  Plus, what’s a Bucket List without a weight goal?  Predictability is my main move.

8.  Run a family 5k (November)

My husband suggested this one, and I thought it was a great idea.  Last year, we ran a 5k and there were a lot of people who brought their babies along, so we thought this could be a cool thing to do– weather and baby permitting.

9.  Check out our tithe/giving situation (reoccurring starting in January)

10.  Use my Real Estate License (December)

I’m dying to use my license to purchase our first rental house (and build a side business).  Maybe this year will FINALLY be the year of the rental house.  We’ve been working on this since 2013, and I’m the least patient person in America.


Well, there it is, my 2015 Bucket List.  I’ve learned a lot about goals since I started making a bucket list in 2013.  This year, I’ve decided to front-load my list.  Hopefully, I will be able to complete several of my items before the baby comes.  I’ve never had a baby before, but I keep hearing they like attention.

Have you made any goals or Bucket List items for this year?

4 thoughts on “2015 Bucket List

  1. Geneen Kartchner Jacobson

    I always love your bucket list goals, and I think this years set are all excellent. I just wanted to caution you about the “get back to pre-pregnancy weight” one. Not that you can’t do it, or that you shouldn’t do it, because I believe both are important and I know you CAN do it! But as a woman who has given birth four times, and will do it again in 8 weeks (yes, I might be slightly crazy, but that’s another story), I would suggest moving that goal back a few months, even if it’s just so you don’t get too down on yourself. Unless you are one of the lucky women who lose weight effortlessly through nursing and walking around the house, it’s going to take longer to lose the weight, AND even after the weight is gone (assuming it’s gone within the year) it’ll take at least a year to get back to “normal before the baby” look! But maybe you’ll be incredibly blessed and not have any problems dropping the weight! If you are, I heartily congratulate you and will silently hate you behind your back (or through your blog) while I struggle with my own comeback and stare down the dark road of celery eating once again. 🙂 I am ALL about running with the baby though, because anyone you pass while pushing the baby you can silently think, yep, I’m that awesome. Good luck with the new year!

    1. Kelsie Post author

      Thanks for the advice Geneen! I can definitely move that date back a few months. You have the most precious family, and I really wish you would start a blog– I’m sure you have the best stories. However, as a mother of soon to be 5, I know that is probably the last thing on your mind.

  2. Kara @ The Daily Whisk

    Great list for 2015! I heard that you should pick paint last because it can be any color/shade, but bedding is more limited…
    In my opinion…babies only need diapers and swaddle blankets in the beginning 🙂 And a car seat of course 🙂
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