What’s on Your Bucket List for 2013 and Beyond?

SunsetNew Year’s Day Sunset 2013

Happy 2013 Friends! I hope everyone’s new year is off to a fabulous start!

I’ve said it here before, and I’ll say it again…

I’m not really a resolution kind of gal.

What about you??

If you are, full steam ahead!

But for me, most of my past resolutions have been short-lived, and the older I get {and wiser :-)}, the more on want to focus on lasting changes that will really make a meaningful difference in the long run.

So, although I don’t make traditional “resolutions”, I am big on lifelong learning, taking on new challenges, learning new tricks, and living both an adventurous and balanced life, to which end, I’ve just started an on-going bucket list for 2013 and beyond.

Lot’s of the items on my list have been brewing around in my head for some time now, but I’ve also been inspired by the resolutions {Don’t Put All Your Resolutions in One Basket from Foodtrainers} and reflections {Reflecting on 2012 from Nourition} from some of my blogging friends this past week, and thought it would be fun to share a drop in my bucket list for 2013 and beyond with you this new year.

What new adventures and challenges will you take on this year???

My bucket list is just getting started, but I’ve already got 24 things on it with many more to come. So, in no particular order, here are my goals, challenges, and adventures for 2013 {#1-8}, plus a couple more {#9-10}for the near future…

2013 Bucket List

  1. Plant a garden and grow a garden.
  2. Bake a really good loaf of gluten-free bread.
  3. Spend time volunteering as a family.
  4. Finally learn to make a photo collage for my blog.
  5. Get {and stay} organized.  I’m really good at getting organized.  It’s the “staying” part that’s a challenge for me.
  6. Buy an Asian cookbook {any favorites?} and explore the world of Asian cooking.
  7. Do a strength workout at least 2 times a week.  Stick with it!
  8. Hike to the top {and back down of course!} of Mt Whitney.
  9. Write a book {or an e-book}.
  10. Hike Machu PicchuCarrot GardenMy new vegetable garden.

The great thing about this bucket list, IMO, is that it is very doable. Yes, I have some more challenging goals like climbing Mt Whitney and staying organized {ok-definitely the hardest!} but, lots of easy one’s too.{If you have a favorite recipe for homemade gluten-free yeast bread please share!}

And, guess what?

My year is off to a good start! See that veggie garden photo above? I can already cross the first part of number one off my list!  Rooftop garden planted on New Year’s Day!  Carrots…Kale…Red Leaf Lettuce…Broccoli Raab…Now I just have to hope something grows 🙂

What’s on your bucket list for 2013 and beyond?  Do share!!!

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  1. Love your 2013 bucket list!! I really want to create a vegetable garden this year!

  2. Happy 2013! I love your bucket list. =) I don’t make resolutions, but I do usually make at least 1 goal per year – usually something cooking-related or self-bettering related. I’m still deciding what to make my goal for this year! =)

  3. I am so with you on resolutions. Like you the older I get the more I find I want longer term changes that are liveable and positive, not difficult and negative (ie, flat stomach). The bucket list is a good idea (although maybe we should get a new name for it!). The eBook thing is high on my list, but so is staying organised (again, like you the starting is easy – I love a good list!), finally tackling Photoshop Elements, getting more exercise (or just getting exercise: all on hold for months while I recovered from various lung infections etc) and saying ‘yes’ to anything that sounds vaguely interesting. 2013 is my year for new experiences I think. Thanks for your list as it really has got me thinking, EA. All the very best for 2013. I look forward to your book!!

    • Agree-we should try and come up with another name for “bucket list”. Suggestions, anyone??? I love that you are looking for new experiences in 2013, as I find even the small accomplishments are meaningful. Now you’re going to hold me to that book, are you??? 🙂 Wishing you a happy AND healthy new year Kellie!

  4. what a fun bucketlist. I have one more of a lifetime bucket list. You inspired me to make do few of the things from you list for ex. strength training, and stay organized! Hiking would be a good one to add to the list 🙂

    • EA-The Spicy RD says:

      HI Dixya~Hiking {adventurous trips!} is definitely something I want to do a lot more of in 2013 and beyond. Happy to inspire you a little 🙂

  5. I was planning on doing a bucket list this year. I just need to find a few minutes to sit down and think! Love yours- not too many things so I am totally confident you will cross everything off the list. Happy New Year to you!

    • EA-The Spicy RD says:

      I am definitely a “more is less” kind of gal 🙂 My overall bucket list is getting pretty long, but I thought I’d keep it simple for 2013. Hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year Melanie!

  6. A bucket list? You are genius. I LOVE that idea. I, in fact, am a resolution type gal. This year I think I would like to steel your idea of bucket list, y do ou mind?
    Machu Picchu?? I feel naive…what is it??
    Love your bucket list, Spicy. H. N Year to YOU!!!

  7. and see, maybe you are a resolution type of person but need to define them or redefine them so they fit. Love your list. Love lists. We also suggested tweeting #Respledge so we can all share resolutions and encourage each other.

  8. Love your list! It sounds like it will be one wonderful year!
    I am with you on staying organized. I am good at the initial part, but let it get cluttered back up!

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