The first quarter of the year has ended and its time to take a look at my 2011 bucket list. What have I accomplished so far? Sadly, not a whole lot. But, there has been progress. I did volunteer at the soup kitchen with my church. Our church supports Father Serra’s Pantry in San Juan Capistrano. We collect food donations once a month and on the second Saturday of every month a group goes to the pantry and helps pass out food. Joe was able to go with me to the pantry in March it was so fun working with him. His crazy work schedule doesn’t allow us to serve together on a regular basis at church. Whenever we get a chance to go for just a day and help the community or our church we always jump at the chance.
Another item on my bucket list was to read 5 books from my “50 books I want to read before I have kids” list. So far I’ve read three, Cry the Beloved Country, Life of Pi and The Color Purple. That’s pretty good and I think I’ll be able to get 5 read by June. That is if I ever get through Tender is the Night. I am so disappointed in that book. I remember loving The Great Gatsby in high school and I was so excited to read another F. Scott Fitzgerald book. But reading this one is so complicated. I seriously do not understand what is going on half the time. But I am already 100 pages in an determined to finish it. I got a study guide from the library so hopefully that will help my muddle my way through. And as long as I pick better books, like Life of Pi was, I might exceed my goal and read 10 by the end of the school year. Go me!
I had ten total things on my bucket list and I would like to have 5 completed by June. So hopefully, in the next three months, I’ll go to the Huntington Library, go to a professional basketball game and take surf lessons. Here’s hoping!