My Next 31 Years

I officially survived my first year as a 30-something-year-old. Today I turn 31. Sometimes I find myself wondering, “where did the past 31 years go?” It seems like just yesterday I was living the idyllic life of a carefree farm kid. But those days are long gone. 31 years later I find myself living and working in the big city.

Last year when I hit the big 30 I shared a blog post titled Enjoying the Ride where I reflected on some of the exciting adventures I’ve had the privilege of experiencing along my journey of life. Check out that blog post.


Last year, I looked back. This year, I’ve decided to look ahead. What would I like to accomplish in the next 31 years of my life?

Here are several things on my Bucket List (in no particular order):

  • Visit Africa and go on a safari.
  • Get married and have children.
  • Live on an acreage outside the city.
  • Take an Alaskan cruise.
  • Tour around the Hawaiian islands.
  • Grow my own food – have a small garden.
  • Travel to Newfoundland – the only Canadian province I haven’t been.
  • Become an Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator whiz.
  • Go skiing at every resort in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Go skiing in Colorado.
  • Participate in a half marathon.
  • Go whitewater rafting – class 4 or 5 rapids.
  • Take a helicopter tour over the Canadian Rockies.
  • Drive Route 66 through the U.S. and stop at random small towns.
  • Have one of my blog posts featured on Freshly Pressed – the WordPress homepage.

Country artist Tim McGraw has a song titled, My Next 30 Years. He sings, “I’m gonna cry a little less and laugh a little more, find a world of happiness without the hate and fear – figure out just what I’m doing here, in my next 30 years.”

Good words to remember as I embark on my next 31 years.


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  1. Happy birthday pretty girl! That’s a good bucket list-I have to travel to the eastern provinces on my list too… We should travel together! Xox

  2. Happy birthday! Newfoundland/Labrador is amazing. I highly recommend it–the scenery and people are fantastic.

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