Disclaimer: Sappy post to follow
I'm not a huge fan of bucket lists. At the same time, I am so excited about doing so many new things in my 30's and most of the reason for that is my perfect husband. Okay, so he's not really perfect but his mom might disagree and I might as well. HAHA. He inspires me to be better, to do new things, he's patient and positive and absolutely the best life coach one could have.
When I was a kid, I wasn't always allowed to go hang out with my friends on the weekdays. The rare times I was allowed to go hang out, I was always a crappy roller blader. A bad bicyclist. A horrible basketball player. Kids can be inadvertently cruel with their not always harmless teasing and joking around, but no positive impact was ever had. I just got more insecure and wanted less to do with those things that I sucked at. Instead, I devoted my time to reading a lot and doing my homework. I was pretty good at those things.
At 28, I went snorkeling and camping for the first time. At 31, I learned how to ski. With skiing, it's mostly because Andy pushed me - I would have been fine giving up after the first time (and I only fell a few times too...) but I'm glad he made me stick with it because this past weekend, I got to ski alongside Jordan and it was the best ever. No more fear of falling off the ski lift getting on or off, no more falling, and it was actually exhilarating and awesome! With camping, I'd probably be okay never going again - I'm not a huge camping enthusiast, but it's also not enough of a deal breaker that I can't just go along and try to have some fun. And some fun I have had, it's especially fun with lots of family members who bring amazing food and stuff. With snorkeling, I was beyond scared to go - but glad I tried it and am not afraid anymore. And it was pretty neat seeing all the different fish in the water. I'd do it again. Sure!
And because I haven't posted about our awesome vacation to the Bahamas yet.. here's just a few photos. I want to go back!!!