Monday, April 8, 2013

What is On Your Bucket List?

I remember reading a Facebook post from BabyCenter in which a blogger asked if parent's had a parent bucket list, things they wanted to accomplish for their little ones. I thought to myself; I do not even have a bucket list for myself. I tend to have this attitude that I will live forever, live in the moment. With the recent deaths of Shain Gandee from MTV reality show Buckwild, Jonylah Watkins, the 6 month old baby who was shot and killed on impact, I realize, nothing is promised tomorrow today.

I begin to think what is that I want to do with my life? What do I want for my children, my family? If you know me, and some of you do, then you know that I am the definition of indecisiveness; I can go through five ideas in one minute. Career wise, I wanted to be a journalist (I received my degree in journalism), then a veterinarian, then an author, then a counselor. I always want to do everything, but never accomplish it. I decided to write down my bucket list and a bucket list for my children. This is for me to share but also I find clarity when I write everything down. This isn't in any particular order.

Jamila's Bucket List

  1. Get Married: June 14, 2013 is the date
  2. Project Bump, Inc.: My nonprofit organization that I need to get the ball rolling. I will use my day off to accomplish as much as possible on this.
  3. Go to Paris
  4. Find a career I love: I have become quite passionate in accounting and bookkeeping. I am in the process of completing a certificate in bookkeeping.
  5. Financial Stability
  6. Move down south: Hampton Roads area
  7. Buy a house
  8. Make new friends
  9. More involved in my sorority
  10. Take a vacation with my soon to be husband
  11. Work for myself: Doing bookkeeping and non profit owner
  12. Have another venture
  13. Accomplish everything on my list before I kick the bucket

Mya and Milani Bucket List

  1. Get them into Gymnastics or Dance
  2. Play an instrument
  3. New Daycare
  4. Learn a language
  5. Modeling careers
  6. Good college
  7. Full scholarship
  8. More space for them to run around
  9. travel places
  10. career that makes money
What is on your bucket list?


  1. I love your bucket list and the girls bucket list is especially cute :)