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As I shared before, I have kept notebooks as long as I can remember. As I was decluttering my night stand, I found an old notebook from college. It had several written goal lists from over the years. One particular list caught my eye and I had to share because it is hilarious and even embarrassing to think of what mattered most as a teenager. I can’t believe I’m willing to share.
The year was 1998. I was 19 and completing a summer internship at Stanford University. I was surrounded by computer science geeks (Ummm…I guess I was one too now that I think about it.) and I missed my family, friends, and boyfriend (Five years later, that boyfriend became my husband.). I decided to start a list. Little did I know, it was what we now call a bucket list. It went a little something like this:
Short and Long Term Dreams and Aspirations (in no particular order):
Graduate PVAMU (Praire View A&M University) December 1999
Obtain a Master’s degree July 2005
Obtain a summer internship (on my own) June 1999
Get a new stereo with a CD changer 👈🏾 Wow. This one.
Get a video camera
A family and marriage (marriage first) Married 2003, Son born 2008, Daughter born 2010
Get a Krinkle dog and Rottweiler I ended up with a pit bull, too many English bull dogs and a French bull dog that are all now deceased. I no longer have a desire to be a dog parent.
Louie Vouiton purse I’m still obsessed with bags
New tennis shoes
Brand new car driven off the lot August 2000
NYC, LA, NO, DC, Miami, Atlanta, Paris, London, Australia, Canada
My kids to dress the best (Baby Gap, Guess)
House with Ethan Allen furniture Purchased April 2003 decided to go with another furniture manufacturer
Wardrobe consisting of J. Crew and Ann Taylor
To live outside of Texas November 2016
I want my hair to reach past my shoulders
To make a 4.0
No wire hangers My OCD begins
To get above a 630 on the GMAT I took the GRE instead
To join a gym and exercise Little did I know I would become a semi-gym rat obsessed with new workouts
I guess it’s time for some new dreams and goals. I have a new notebook and now I just need to fill it with a new bucket list…and that’s the hard part. Sigh.
Hugs and love,
Do you remember what was on your bucket list as a teenager/young adult? Is it the same bucket list as today? Please share in the comments below. I would love to hear your comparisons.
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