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Personal, Yearly Bucket List

July 30, 2019

Yearly Bucket List – Year 5 Recap


Here we go again with another year’s recap of how I did with crossing things off my Yearly Bucket List. This year was a pretty good one! Finally crossed things off that had been on the list for years, and ended up with only 3.5 things not done! I’ll take it. This year was full of things that make my heart happy – the beach, my girls, painting, books & quality time with loved ones.


So here’s what I’d put out there for myself to fill up the year with, and the status of each:

  • Read 40 Books – DONE – I knocked this one out of the park!! With OverDrive, I was able to read 57 books: The House at the Edge of Night, You are a Badass, The Prisoner in the Castle, The Summer Wives, Big Little Lies, Talk Like Ted, Pardonable Lies, The Burgess Boys, Letters from Skye, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Screwtape Letters, Messenger of Truth, The Shoemaker’s Wife, An Incomplete Revenge, How to Win Friends & Influence People, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, Behold the Dreamers, The Wonder, The 4 Hour Work Week, A Dual Inheritance, Today Will Be Different, The Tipping Point, Among the Mad, Rework, The Hopefuls, Scrappy Little Nobody, And Then There Were None, The Mapping of Love and Death, A Lesson in Secrets, Creativity Inc., The Atomic City Girls, The Biggest Lie In the History of Christianity, Elegy for Eddie, Leaving Everything Most Loved, The Gifts of Imperfection, Little Fires Everywhere, The Summer Before the War, Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Belgravia, The Last Days of Night, A Week In Winter, All the Money In the World, Next Year in Havana, Beartown, A Dangerous Place, The Alchemist, Journey to Munich, The Room on Rue Amelie, Behind Closed Doors, In This Grave Hour, To Die But Once, Z, Cocoa Beach, The Other Einstein, The Year of Less, The Paris Wife, A Gentleman in Moscow
  • Keep a daily happiness journal – DONE – I do this every night along with my devotional & I love it! Kingwood photographer image of nightstand with daily devotional for women & notebooks to keep prayer journal and happiness journal
  • Go to Magnolia – DONE – We FINALLY made it!! This was such a fun little anniversary getaway for Max and I!
  • Weekend away with Max – DONE – Trip to Waco/Magnolia in March
  • Host Mom’s Night Out for photography clients – DONE – We had so much fun at Wine & Design! Kingwood photographer hosting client appreciation night at Kingwood's Wine & Design
  • Do 5 random acts of kindness with the girls – DONE
  • Create a vision board for my office – Started this one, but never finished!
  • Do 5 crafts with the girls – DONE
  • Go to a concert – DONE – Went with Max to see Johnnyswim & Needtobreathe in the Woodlands! Such a great concert.
  • Learn to watercolor – DONE – Feels weird to say that this is “Done” because I know I have a LOT to learn, but I have a good start, so we’re saying it’s done! Kingwood photographer starting new hobby of watercolor as part of yearly bucket list
  • Give 3 random gifts – DONE
  • Watch 10 TED talks – DONE – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10
  • Ice cream date with each of the girls
  • Host a couple’s game night
  • Backyard camping with the girls
  • Beach time – DONE – multiple trips to the beach, including our most recent one with the whole family! Houston photographer - image of surfers in San Clemente, CA


To see how previous years’ bucket lists wrapped up, just click below:

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