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Guest Post from my BFF…Shannon Janco
For me, 2015 will be known as the year of, “Because I Can” and this promise of an action-packed year is already under way. This will be MY year of firsts, bucket list checkoff, and jumping on opportunities is happening.
I think the “ah-ha” moment hit me late last year when remembered that in this coming June will be turning 50. Yes, the Big Five-O. I decided this milestone would be one that I would celebrate, embrace and make super memorable. For the past few years , I am the first to admit I had been in a bad place in my personal life. I was truly unable to physically and mentally be happy. This year is different. I’m in a better place. Relocating, steady income, divorce final and I’m tired of watching everyone around me LIVING life.
Time to take ACTION….BECAUSE I CAN. I have so many amazing friends here that have helped me find my old self and that have shared this journey with me. Thanks to them and my deep-seated determination…..I Promise Myself That I Will:
Not spend one more day on the sidelines. I want to play in this life game.
Let the world to know the “rockstar” that I know I am.
Inspire others to feel their inner “FIERCE.”
Say yes to opportunity and not hiding under a blanket in my house.
My BECAUSE I CAN Bucket List
I’m going camping…in a tent!
I’m super excited to march in the St Paul St Patrick’s Day parade!!! BECAUSE I CAN!
I’ve always wanted to throw paint…if I can find a place to do that I will or I’ll paint a canvas and display it on my wall.
I’m doing a Polar Plunge in March. I’ve always been inspired by people who do it but I was always self-conscious about my weight. Really…..how did I turn such a cool experience for a great cause into something about me. My t-shirt will say, “49 1/2 and FABULOUS!”
Going to take a sushi making class. Sushi to me, is like ART.
I’m going to Florida this year and I want to do a clam bake on the beach with a friend.
I want to take a ride in a helicopter.
Rent a convertible and take a weekend back roads trips.
Go to the children’s museum and be a child. Explore it all.
Participate in a Feed my Starving Children event.
Buy funky eye glasses and pitch all the practical shoes in my closet.
Try a patio garden (part of my gluten-free clean eating program).
That’s only 12 of the 100 things on my list.
What will YOU do this year…BECAUSE YOU CAN?
Brenda Wiener says
I really enjoyed reading your Because I Can list – I look forward to hearing about everything you did in 2015 Because you could!
You go girrrrl! So happy for you, and to see the transformation in you is inspiring!
Rebecca Flansburg says
Rock Star in the HOOUSSSZZZZZZ!