I turned 49 today. I know, I know, I don’t look a day over 39 you silver tongued charmers. I’ve had a fantastic day with the family, received some lovely presents and eaten far too much. Back running again tomorrow in order to burn off the 49 million calories I consumed today. Thank you to those of you who sent birthday greetings and/or participated in my birthday related posts throughout the week.
Over pizza this afternoon, Fionnuala and the kids challenged me to compile a bucket list of ’10 things’ I want to do before I hit the dreaded big 50 in 365 days time. For, truth be told, I am dreading it a bit. I’ve achieved a lot but I still believe there is a lot more left in the tank. I’ve made progress but the road ahead stretches over the horizon and out of sight. I still feel like that awkward 15 year old.
Here’s what I’ve come up with:
1. Run my 10th marathon.
2. Succeed in my new job.
3. Publish my first novel, ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles: Skelly’s Square.’
4. Write Book 2 in the KSC series.
5. Complete my Wattpad story, ‘Bomb Girl.’
6. Read The Bible and The Lord of the Rings from cover to cover.
7. Get A Fractured Faith to 20,000 followers.
8. Bench press a minimum of 60kg.
9. Create a new look front garden.
And yes, I realise that’s only nine goals. Which is where you lot come in. I’m inviting suggestions for a 10th and final suggestion for the bucket list. Just drop a comment below. I’ll let you know if it’s a possibility and announce the ‘winner’ next week. And sorry for over egging the birthday celebrations. It’s just WordPress has been desperately quiet of late and I’m trying to inject a smidgeon if interaction and community.
Thank you, as ever.