Of Course I Made a Fall Bucket List

Hanging ghost ornament with hay

It’s been fall for about 3 weeks now and I’m finally getting around to making my bucket list. Typically, this is an annual thing for me even if I don’t end up coming back to update the progress. This fall is no different.

Like every other fall for as far back as I can remember, I have that tingling sensation of renewal. I feel like I work all year long to get to this point and I have such an appreciation for it. In my world, fall marks a few milestones:

  • The start of a new school year.
  • My birthday–October 31st. This year, I’ll be 29.
  • Our anniversary–October 30th. 3 years married and we’re still chugging along.
  • A slower pace. Summer is very fast paced for our family. For whatever reason, instead of relaxing and going with the flow, I feel like my schedule is air tight with no room for mistakes. During the fall, I can breathe again.

About a bucket list

I always make a bucket list. For me, it’s required. It’s how I really get in tune with what I need and what I want. That way, if opportunities present themselves (and they will present themselves), I can make quick, already well-thought out decisions. Isn’t this the cornerstone of goal-setting? Be clear about what you want so that you’re able to recognize when it’s right in your face or that you’re able to take the necessary steps to get where you’re trying to go? Plus, lists are my friends and we go way back. Absolutely everything I’ve accomplished in my life, started from being listed on some now misplaced sheet of paper or on some worn journal page. My fall bucket list is no different.

1. Decorate our home for Halloween

2. Family photos–I’ll be trying my hand at taking these. Hubz bought a tripod for me, along with a remote.

3. Make a fall wreath–I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a few years now. I always procrastinate until Spring, then say “forget it.”

4. Make a fall playlist–You know, the music that speaks to the season and your soul.

5. Go pumpkin picking

6. Visit a few haunted houses

7. See a show at the Orpheum–I love taking in shows at the Orpheum during the fall and winter months.

8. See a live music or comedy show–doesn’t matter where or who, really.

9. Attend a fall festival –Junkstock!

10. Dress up for Halloween

11. Go to a football game

Do you have a fall bucket list? What’s on it?

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