Monday, September 24, 2012

Birthday Bucket List | 2012-2013 Edition

"Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live." ~Nicolas de Chamfort

Oh, how I wish that quote didn't describe me, but sadly it fits me to a T.  I've always spent too much time thinking and planning and not enough time living and doing.  By now, I doubt I'm ever going to completely get away from my natural tendency to over-think things, but my Birthday Bucket List is my way of trying to even the score!  It is an attempt to get me out there living and doing and experiencing new things.

Every year I compile a list of things I want to do before my next birthday. I used to create a list with the number of things that I wanted to do equaling the age I would be turning, but as I've gotten older, I found that I just couldn't keep up. So now I come up with a list of 12 things I want to do in the coming year, with the goal of attempting to mark one off my list each month.

So, here is my 2012-2013 Birthday Bucket List:

1. Become a regular... CHECKED + BLOGGED!

2. Visit some place I've never been before... CHECKED + BLOGGED!

3. Visit the Grand Canyon... CHECKED + BLOGGED!

4. Visit Key West... CHECKED + BLOGGED!

5. Visit more Mayan Ruins... CHECKED + BLOGGED!

6. Buy a new camera body... CHECKED + BLOGGED!

7. Send a message in a bottle... CHECKED + BLOGGED!

8. Get mother/daughter professional portraits taken... CHECKED + BLOGGED!

9. Start a monthly personal photography project... CHECKED + STARTED!

10. Participate in a photo walk... CHECKED + BLOGGED!

11. Purchase flash equipment... CHECKED + BLOGGED!

12. Adopt more fur babies... CHECKED + BLOGGED!

As I complete the items, I will mark them off the list and write a blog post about the experience. I'm excited about this year's list and looking forward to getting out there and living life!

Did you miss my 2011-2012 Birthday Bucket List? You can find it here.

Michele Whitacre is a portrait photographer serving Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area. Visit Michele's website at Become a fan of Michele's work on Facebook. Follow Michele's updates on Twitter.

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