Hard questions for a 16 year old.
*picture of me when I was 16 - I was the one in the "shortalls"*
When looking for the answers it was simple to answer because of my relationship with God and my Savior. I knew his source of strength and love would be there every step of the way, even when I would not want to go any further. President Monson said "Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows."
Let me share a few of my goals that I wrote on my "Bucket List" when I was 16:
I want to be sealed in the Temple
I want to have an eternal family ( I wrote 6 kids with a smiley face....?!?!?!?!)
I want to be the best mother who teaches her children what they need to know to return to their heavenly father again.
I want to bungee jump (um, yeah...NO. Not happening, never will!)
I want to learn how to ride a motorcycle when I am 90 (interesting)
I want to have my own business
I want to read the bible.
I want to snorkel in Hawaii
I want to stand on the great wall of china
I want to run a marathon for a purpose
I want to go to Europe
I want to serve the youth of our church
I want to be an example to others
I want to be a teacher (yeah that one changed)
I want to see my grandfather someday and give him a big hug ( I still miss him dearly ).
I want to be Young women's or RS president
I want to learn how to ski without killing myself (lol...my friend Brianne can tell you how bad I am at it!)
I want to snowmobile
I want to meet my dads family.
I will end it there as my list was 50 items long and some are very personal to me. I cherish this list. Today it still makes me pause and think "Am I where I need to be?" "Am I the person, who I thought or want to be?"
I challenge you to make a "bucket list." It is fun to see the dreams and ambitions that are there, waiting to be explored! I have even added to mine over the years.
Find joy on the journey, in the small and big successes of life!
So today I ask....what's on your bucket list? =-)