Bucket Lists and Pipe Dreams

You all know that I love my bullet journal and all the potential lists I can create within those sweet, blank pages. As I was brainstorming new ways to maximize my efficiency and squeeze the absolutely most out of life, it occurred to me that my next birthday is a big one, and thus, perfect for making a “to-do before” spread.

I have a little more than ten months before I turn forty (FORTY!) and so all those dreams and ideas and things that I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t really made the time or worked out the details for, well, nothing motivates me like a deadline.


The major goal I want to reach is to actually make a CD. I have a few songs already formed (which I would link to now, but, you know, the Nine Days), and so I am making the goal to produce enough songs and record them to make an actual album. It’s been a long-standing dream of mine, and one that I know would give me a tremendous amount of satisfaction. I just have always been distracted by other things that have come up, and I haven’t prioritized it or made any real plan to accomplish this goal.

That’s the tricky thing with goals. They can hover in the ether, ephemeral and full of potential, but unless I sit down and say “on such and such day I will dedicate twenty minutes to transcribing this piece,” nothing will happen. And I know that many shiny and tempting opportunities will come up (for instance, I am already committed to speaking at the Project Inspire Retreat in November, not to mention working on the Shabbat Project Challah Bake again), but I am making a plan to stay focused on this big goal, and hope to take it out of the realm of pipe dream and cross it off my bucket list.

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