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The Anti-Bucket List

I'm always thinking of things that I can add onto my bucket list. Some are so silly, like: go to the mall and glue quarters to the ground while watching people try and pick them up. Others are more serious, like: start a family or get sealed in the temple. Then, I thought just the opposite. "What are some things that I DON'T want to do before I die? Things I would absolutely hate to experience before I died? Things that I WILL NEVER do." 



• I will never skydive.
Though this might be on many people's bucket list, including Mr. Schroeder's, I can honestly say that I will never go skydiving. I'm not afraid of heights or anything like that, but I can't skydive. I won't skydive. Bungee jumping? I'll do that. I've done that. But I can't and won't jump out of a plane. I ain't budging.

• I will never complain about my husband being too busy at work.
My husband is fortunate enough to be his own boss. These past few months have been slower with work, and it's been a little more stressful. Each time Mr. Schroeder and I pray, we thank God for work. I hate when people complain about being too busy, because what if they didn't have a job? Obviously, if Trevor has too many jobs and it's taking away family time for a long period of time, there will be some changes. On the other hand, I will never ever complain about Trevor being too busy. We are far too blessed for that. 

• I will never enjoy a musical.
My old room mates were shocked when they heard me say that I hate musicals and plays. Ugh. I hate them so bad. I can't enjoy them. I've tried way too many. They're far too cheesy and unrealistic for me. I just...can't. Musical fans, please don't hate me for saying that. 

• I will never say, "I can't handle this." 
Recently, I had some health issues that made me repeat this phrase on the daily. "I can't do this anymore. Why has God trusted me with this? I can't do it." Well, guess what? I did it. I conquered it. And I firmly believe that there is nothing you can't handle. God has trusted you enough with this trial, so do your best to conquer it. 

• I will never have a pet cat.
For one, I am allergic. For two, I sort of believe that cats (not kittens) are evil creatures.

• I will never care about materialistic/designer shiz. 
I like to think that I could spend my money on much more important things, like traveling with my husband, or even spoiling my husband. Better yet, saving it. 

• I will never be too old for trick or treating. 
Though it may be a little less often than every year, I still love to trick or treat. I just hide my face so that people don't know that I'm an adult. I'm secretly super stoked to go trick-or-treating with my future kids so that I can get some candy, too!

• I will never lose sight of who my closest friends are. 
Though there are only 2 or 3 individuals out there that truly care about me and my happiness, I will never allow myself to forget about them or what they have done for me. I vow to myself that I will never become selfish enough to put me before them, either. 

What are some things you will not do before you die? 

9 comments

  1. What?!?! You don't like musicals?!?!?!?! jk... sort of... that's sad :P But I love this idea of an anti bucket list!

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  2. lol I think one of the reasons I adore your blog so much and is because you are so down to earth and candid lol happen to LOVE musicals BUT the musical CATS.....ugh I'd rather stick needles in my ears LOL And as far as animal cats are concerned....they are evil....for sure. DOGS ROCK!!!

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  3. My husband made me promise him that i would never skydive, not that I think I ever would. So I am the same with that, also NO CATS for me. I think that is funny how much you hate musicals. I love them, but hey if they're not your thang that's cool. I dont think I would ever NOT have children. Even if I couldnt physically have them myself, I would adopt. I would never give up on life. Even though it is hard, I always have something worth living for.

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  4. I will NOT stop saying "thank you". I'm fortunate being a stay at home mom and my husband is the provider at the moment since my daughter is still a baby. Everytime my husband and I get groceries, I ALWAYS say "thank you". Just because we're married, why should we stop showing gratitude? I know he appreciates it. I appreciate him. We appreciate each other.

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  5. This is AWESOME! I agree with the skydiving, trick or treating, designer shiz AND the husband working too much!

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  6. man, those are some good ones for sure. I'm on the fence about sky diving. I hate heights but I'm not 100% that I wouldn't go.
    Someone would have to push me out of the plane. haha. hope things are going good girlie!

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  7. Kay, every time I read your post I fall more in love with your blog! (and you.) We are strangely the same person, and complete opposites at the same time (what?) I'm DYING to go skydiving. I LOVE cats and musicals. But, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I could care less about designer stuff when you can buy something just as cute, if not cuter for way cheaper, and I've faced partial childhood with an unemployed father for a great deal of time, therefor I count my job and his among my lucky stars. Plus hard work is SO good for you! I'm so thankful for my parents who raised me to be a hard worker to know what it's like to work hard and earn what you want/need! This is a way cute idea I might steal it! You're awesome and I adore you :)

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  8. I am going to go ahead and agree with all of these but one (I love musicals) but especially agree with the skydiving one! I grew up thinking I would do that.. but just no. hahaha and I hae cats and I love candy. aaaand I love this! ok bye :)

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  9. YOU DON'T LIKE MUSICALS!?!?! HAVE YOU LISTENED TO FUNNY GIRL?!? HAVE YOU!?! Oh man. This is a game changer for me. ;) ;) (Just kidding, I still love you and your flawed taste in awesome things. ;) )

    I would never sky dive either--but because I am waaaay too paranoid for things like that. It's like asking to die. No thanks.

    Also: I agree with you on the cat thing.

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