So, December 31st, 2017 is here. The last day of the year. It has been a tough year. I feel like everyone aged a bit this year. Between political, socioeconomic and other various problems, this year has been rough. Trump is president, Congress is working against the middle class while making sure the upper 1% keeps getting richer. Men in Hollywood are being exposed for the scum that they are. Women are finding their voice to finally call men out on their shitty behavior. We are a country more divided than ever. Divided by race, gender, sexual orientation, income, you name it and it divides us. People are quick to get offended, nothing is safe from public outcry. It has been a tough year.
Luckily today is the last day of the year and tomorrow brings a new start and a new beginning. While I do not expect much to change; Trump is still going to be president, Congress will still work for their rich friends and not the American people and we will continue to be divided and get butthurt over everything, I do know that in 2018 I will change and that is all that is important.
If you are a reader of this blog you know that I had Gastric Bypass surgery in August and have been seeing some major transformations and I know it is cliche to say but the best me is yet to come. My life is changing so much with the weight loss. My energy is up and I have a zest for life has never been greater. I am happy for the first time in as long as I can remember. I am very much looking forward to what the future holds for me.
I am not one to make New Years Resolutions, mainly because by January 5th I have already broken all of them so this is not that kind of post. Instead, I am creating a bucket list of things I want to do now that I am losing weight, getting smaller, and have a ton of energy. For all of my life, I have been limited by what I can do because of my size so now is the time to live it up and make up for lost time and experiences.
So, what is on my bucket list you ask? Not what you think. While I want adventure and experience I do not want to travel, I do not want to see the world. I am not wasting money on concerts. I want to experience things that I have always wanted to but never could. I have traveled, never out of the country but still traveled. I have been to countless concerts. I want to do things that I can only do now because I lost so much weight.
So here is my list –
- Learn how to shoot bow and arrow
- Learn and start turkey hunting
- Take a helicopter ride around Manhattan
- Run a serious 5K
- Run a fun run (inflatable 5K)
- Take a yoga class
- Work out regularly
- Go skydiving
- Enjoy time at a water park and go on water slides
- Start rollerblading again
- Buy a bike and ride it regularly
- Go hiking
- Go camping – Size never kept me doing this just my own personal comfort
- Do more outdoor stuff in general
So as you can clearly see my bucket list is not anything insane, just things I want to be able to enjoy.
So, who wants to help me complete my bucket list?