Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Not Alone Series: Bucket List {Before My Singleness Dies}

Linking up with Jen at Jumping in Puddles and Morgan at Follow and Believe for today's post.

What are the things you want to do before you get married {or enter the religious life}? Is there anything that you're excited to do, accomplish, etc., before engagement, marriage, and babies come along? Even if you feel you've done everything you wanted pre-marriage, dig deeper and see if there isn't anything else you'd like to do!

This question is kinda funny. I really like Jen's answer {linked above}, because everything that's on my bucket list are things that could be done married or single. They're probably easier to do without young children, but so are lots of things. Like Jen, I want to live life to the fullest, no matter what stage I'm in. I'm going to compare my wonderful, full, awesome "now" with a radical, amazing, busy possible "later" that involves a TDH and offspring. I want to give my all to both.

This list is just some activities that I enjoy, and while I'd love to continue them for as long as they're enjoyable, my focus is people. These activities are not bad; they are priorities that will be adjusted when my family grows.

Right now, I'm probably staying up later than I should just because I can; later in life, I'll be up later because babies need fed or kids are puking.

Right now, I'm reading tons of books on a wide variety of subjects; later, I don't think my passion will change, but maybe the amount of time I can devote to reading will adjust and I'll have to prioritize my reading list.

Right now, travelling to visit friends or new places is an exciting adventure that is just a few decisions away; later, trips will take much more planning, coordination, and energy.

Right now, blogging is something I do frequently, and I'm able to read lots {and I do mean lots} of other blogs; later, time for blogging may be limited.

No matter what I'm doing in life, I want my priorities to be in order and my energies to be thoroughly devoted. I want my family and friends to know how much I love and adore each of them, and I want us to do fun things together. That's my bucket list for life.


  1. Bek, having your priorities in order/etc. is such a good bucket list!! And thank you for highlighting some of the opportunities that we do have as singles. I find that I sometimes lose sight of those! :)

  2. Great post!! We don't change, just our priorities often do.

  3. Speaking as a new mom I can safely say that NO your passions don't change, but YES your ability to pursue them with pre-baby energy does. Love the post Beks :)