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My 2015 Bucket List

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Last year I made myself a bucket list for the first time in my 26 years of life.  I did not share it on the blog, but I thoroughly enjoyed tackling the list head on at the start of January.  Looking back at my 2014 Bucket List, I accomplished about 90% of what was on my list.  I may not have checked everything off of the list (some simply ended up not being feasible), but I was quite happy with all that I did.

Since I had such a fun time challenging (and also pampering and treating) myself throughout the year, I decided that a yearly bucket list was something I wanted to start developing annually.  This year I am going to share my 2015 Bucket List here on CEVG as a way to not only hold myself accountable, but in the hopes of inspiring some of you to create your own annual bucket list.  As you will see from my list below, some of the items are meant to be challenging.  For the most part, however, it is all about having fun and giving myself a reason to treat myself now and then.

Without further ado, here is my bucket list for this year.  Some items I carried over from last year’s list because I loved them so much, and some are new.

2015 bucket list graphicMy 2015 Bucket List

1. Read at least six books <– this may not seem like much, but I have the hardest time setting aside minutes in the day to do this
2. Eat at 10 new-to-me restaurants
3. Take a Canvas and Cork class
4. Make a homemade pizza (crust and all)
5. Learn how to shoot a gun <– somebody named Jeremy was supposed to help me accomplish this on last year’s bucket list… but it hasn’t happened yet!
6. Vacation in Colorado
7. Attend a concert
8. Post a vlog here on CEVG <– believe it or not, this might be the most challenging thing for me to accomplish, as I am majorly afraid of this 😉
9. Attend yoga in the park during the Summer
10. Take at least two “blogcations”
11. Attend an Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game
12. Attend a Major League Baseball game <– can you tell I like baseball?
13. Try at least 15 new-to-me beers <– after 2014, I now consider myself a craft beer lover so I am excited to try more!
14. Try 5 wines <– this may be a challenge for me since I am not much of a wine drinker
15. Bake homemade bread for the first time
16. Complete a puzzle <– this is a yearly tradition for me during Christmas vacation
17. Attend a play or musical
18. Do not count calories <– for my own sanity
19. Visit the Omaha Farmers Market in the Old Market
20. Attempt to drink 90 to 100 ounces of water every single day <– I am already doing this several days each week
21. Go on a brewery tour
22. Make a media kit for CEVG
23. Get a pedicure
24. Attend an outdoor movie
25. Update my resume <– this is something that I should be in the habit of doing every couple of months, but I have neglected it since I started my current position
26. Add an additional $5,000 or more to my savings account
27. Make risotto for the first time
28. Attend a University of Nebraska volleyball game
29. Clean my closet during the Spring and Fall months and purge clothing I do not wear
30. Volunteer for a community event
31. Find a church that I connect with in the Omaha area and attend services on a regular basis
32. Walk across the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in Omaha
33. Volunteer for a community event in Omaha
34. Attend a beer festival
35. Work on learning how to use my DSLR in manual mode
36. Participate in a holiday cookie baking day
37. Say “no” more often <– this is tough for me to do, but it is for my own well-being and sanity!

I’d say that is a pretty well-rounded list, dontcha think?  Some of these will be easier said than done, and MOST will be tons of fun.  I’m definitely looking forward to the experiences to come!

Do you make an annual bucket list?
What is on your 2015 Bucket List?

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  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 2, 2015, 8:21 am
    I love all of these! A bunch I want to do for myself too! I love listing out all the things I want to do and I'm learning now how to make those lists full of more feasible things that I can actually accomplish, haha!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2015, 10:21 am
      I have definitely found that I DO a lot more when I am more intentional about it. Yay for annual bucket lists :)
  • Lisa C January 2, 2015, 8:24 am
    Great list, Hannah! I think you should change the pedicure one to "get a pedicure regularly". ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2015, 10:21 am
      Haha, I would definitely NOT complain about that. I'm not sure my credit card would appreciate it though ;)
  • Rebecca @ it's a nourishing thing January 2, 2015, 8:48 am
    That's such a great list. I love the idea too! I've never thought to do this myself. I especially like the sounds of the Canvas and Cork class and all the baseball games. You're going to have a really fun year! Rebecca @ it's a nourishing thing recently posted...Healthier Butter ChickpeasMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2015, 10:22 am
      Annual Bucket Lists are super fun. You should write one up yourself. I found that it helped me to be more motivated to really LIVE life this past year!
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine January 2, 2015, 11:33 am
    Come to FL and I'll help you with the wine one! ;) I also love the say no more often... I am the type of person who seriously needs some time to lay back and chill for my own sanity. Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...Party with me!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2015, 2:18 pm
      I don't know why it is so difficult to say no... but it is! Maybe if we drank wine together than it would be easier? I suppose you should wait until after the baby is born ;)
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health January 2, 2015, 11:38 am
    I love the list! It's important to include the little things, like making risotto and pizza. :) And I need to get a pedicure and haircut in a serious way. I pretty much let myself go after we got back from the honeymoon. Woops! Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Super Green Protein SmoothieMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2015, 2:19 pm
      It is AMAZING what a pedicure can do for your mood. I definitely need to invest in them more often. I have been saying I want to make homemade pizza and risotto for YEARS. It is about time that I actually do it!
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate January 2, 2015, 12:13 pm
    Oooh I love this list! I might have to steal some like #2 #4 #6 and #21 :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2015, 2:20 pm
      Those would all be VERY good ones to do... and you could pretty much tackle all of them while IN Colorado! ;)
  • Em @ Love A Latte January 2, 2015, 1:51 pm
    Looks like a great list to me! I just made risotto for the first time last week and it was sooo good! Em @ Love A Latte recently posted...Documenting 2015 with a Picture a Day (Follow Along!)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2015, 2:21 pm
      Was it easier than I am thinking it is going to be? I don't know why, but for some reason it intimidates me!! :/
  • Caroline @ carolinescooking.com January 2, 2015, 1:55 pm
    Sounds like a good list, a few I would like to try as well! Good luck with it! Caroline @ carolinescooking.com recently posted...Root vegetable and lentil soup with cayenne-toasted pumpkin seedsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2015, 2:21 pm
      Thanks, Caroline! You should definitely write up your own 2015 Bucket List! They are pretty fun to tackle throughout the year!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes January 2, 2015, 2:46 pm
    Love this list - and yes to making risotto!! :) Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted...Friday Favorites: 1/2/15My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2015, 5:10 pm
      I have always avoided it because for some reason it really intimidates me.... oh well, it's time to get over it! ;)
  • Tiffany January 2, 2015, 4:34 pm
    I love your list! My challenge for books this year is 60. Yikes! I love the idea of eating at at least 10 new-to-me restaurants. I never thought of doing that, but now, I'm going to become obsessed with the idea haha. I've been wanting to try to drink more water too! Any tips? Should I carry around a gallon jug or something? It looks like you're going to have an amazing 2015! Good luck! Tiffany recently posted...In 2015, I Will...My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 3, 2015, 6:50 pm
      Challenging yourself to eat at new restaurants is SO fun! I tend to get stuck in a rut and always go to my favorites, so it is exciting to try new ones! As far as the water goes... yes, carry water around with you EVERYWHERE! That is what works for me best. I also find that putting my water in larger bottles (at least 32 oz) helps me because it seems less intimidating to only have to drink a few instead of filling up a smaller bottle 5-6 times. I must be psychologically tricking myself ;) Good luck with the book goal. That is SUPER impressive!
  • Susie @ Suzlyfe January 2, 2015, 4:46 pm
    Girl, you need to get up here to Chicago, we will do things to that list! And saying "no"--such a simple word--can be so hard. And to stick to your guns about it. I have found myself more of a waffler of late--I decide and then rescind. I need to just stick to things! Susie @ Suzlyfe recently posted...Five Blogging Resolutions to Maintain IntegrityMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 3, 2015, 6:55 pm
      I can definitely relate on that. I can be wishy-washy when it comes to making decisions. I think this normally happens when I WANT to say "no," but starting feeling guilty.... more "no's" it is for 2015! ;)
  • Ashley January 2, 2015, 5:13 pm
    Ooo I love this idea! And what a great list - I love that it ranges from smaller to big things! Yay for 2015! Ashley recently posted...24 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off the New YearMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 3, 2015, 6:57 pm
      Yes! I have to keep some of them easy so that I do not get too overwhelmed and so that they do not cost too much! ;)
  • Emily @ More Than Just Dessert January 2, 2015, 5:21 pm
    Email me if you want a good link for a media kit! I made mine in less than a couple hours and have gotten loads of compliments on it from collaborating companies/friends! I just can't find the link right now on my ipad (it's on my computer). :) Emily @ More Than Just Dessert recently posted...2014: This is what the best year of my life looked likeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 3, 2015, 6:58 pm
      Ahh, how cool! I will most definitely be getting a hold of you when I tackle that project. Thanks so much, Emily :)
  • Diana @sosmallsostrong January 2, 2015, 5:56 pm
    I don't typically make a bucket list but you've got so many good ideas on yours... I may steal some.. ESPECIALLY the outdoor movie one. Such a sweet idea! Diana @sosmallsostrong recently posted...Luna Bar GiveawayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 3, 2015, 7:23 pm
      You should totally make one. They are SO much fun. Making one last year really got me out there and involved in SO many more fun things than I normally would have done. We only have one life, so it is time to live it up, right? :)
  • Angela January 2, 2015, 7:57 pm
    "18. Do not count calories <– for my own sanity" Do you currently count calories?
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 3, 2015, 7:24 pm
      I try my absolute best NOT to, but every once in awhile my old habit sneaks in.
  • Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola January 2, 2015, 10:00 pm
    I love your list! Saying "no" more often is something I have a hard time with as well. Happy New Year!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 3, 2015, 7:26 pm
      We are all over-achievers, aren't we? We need to achieve a little less... hah! ;)
  • Courtney Bentley January 3, 2015, 5:16 am
    I like the idea of a bucket list because its more fun vs. stressful resolution! I have made goals for each month some scary and some fun! Thanks for sharing your list good luck completing it xo C
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 3, 2015, 7:36 pm
      Those are my exact thoughts! I don't seem to do well with "goals" or "resolutions," so a bucket list works well for me!
  • Runwright January 3, 2015, 8:33 pm
    That looks like a great list of things to do in a year. Hope you get to do, and enjoy, them all. Runwright recently posted...5 Challenges To Meet Your 2015 GoalsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 4, 2015, 8:59 am
      I hope so too! I'm looking forward to all of them!
  • Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together January 4, 2015, 4:31 pm
    LOVE YOUR GOALS!! Such fun and accomplishable ones. Video scares me to death. I could never make a vlog. Get it, girl! Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together recently posted...Most Popular Posts of 2014My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 4, 2015, 6:46 pm
      Haha! That is definitely the scariest one for me. Butttt.... I'm gonna do it. It'll probably happen in December at the last minute ;)
  • Jamie | Jamie's Recipes January 4, 2015, 10:20 pm
    Great list! We used to do puzzles every Christmas break too. I'm trying to drink more water this year. Finding a church I connect with is a goal this year too. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes recently posted...Happy 2015!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 5, 2015, 4:41 pm
      Puzzles are a GREAT family project to tackle together over the holidays. I also love playing card games together!

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