Plans for my Birthday Bash are well underway. The last Saturday of this month, God willing, I will be having a blast accomplishing item number 8 of my bucket list. I can’t believe that I finally put together my list; moreover, I am very excited about how close I am to crossing off the first item I chose to tackle. Also, I have identified certain items on my list that will be ongoing goals, and have started to further define those in order to make them more measurable and achievable.
Now, I think is time to choose my next victim, the next goal to work towards once the Birthday Bash is completed. I have thought about a few items, and I will enumerate them in the order they appear on my bucket list:
# 1 Learning a third language: One of my close friends suggested that she would like to study Portuguese and that we should take classes together. My language of choice is a toss between Portuguese and Italian. I figure, since visiting Rio is also on my list, that Portuguese would be a very good choice. Another reason for choosing this goal to tackle next is that I expect it to be a lengthy process to actually reach fluency so the sooner I start on it the better. I have yet to research availability and price range of Portuguese classes in the area.
#10 Learning to Swim: Well, this has been a desire of mine as far back as my childhood. Although I was born in an Island, I grew up inland. The closest beach was a little less than 2 hours away by car. On top of that, my mother was terrified of the water so, in the rare occasions when I went to the beach or a swimming pool, her instructions were not to go in any deeper than my knees. I am afraid of the water as well, but I would love to get over that because I love the beach. Since Summer is nearing, I thought this would be a good one to work on.
#11 Completing my Bachelor degree: I have an Associate degree and some extra credits towards a Bachelor. One of my benefits at work is taking 1-2 university classes per semester, tuition free. In the four years in which I have had this benefit I have only completed 3 classes. Not impressive I know. There have been times when I have enrolled in other classes but ended up dropping them. Let’s just say being a working single parent is time-consuming on its own without adding college courses to the concoction. Nonetheless, I really want to complete my Bachelor. My reasoning behind choosing this one to work on: Summer semester is a lot shorter; within a month and a few days I will have added 3 credits to my name. The pace at work is slower during this time too so it won’t be as stressful. The course I am interested in is actually a Literature course which will also count towards goal #20 on my list Becoming an accomplished writer. Timing is perfect as classes begin a few days after the birthday party, so done with the first one and on to the next.
#23 Getting Organized: Well this one is pretty much an ASAP kind of deal. Simply put, it would do a great deal for me in many levels and it would probably aid in accomplishing the rest of my goals. In reality, this is a comprehensive goal and it will need to be broken down further.
It’s funny how putting things in writing make them appear a bit clearer. I am leaning towards working on #11 Completing my Bachelor degree next. What do you think?