Coffee Talk: On Goals and Bucket Lists

If you and I were sitting down having coffee right now,

-I’d tell you that I picked sleep over posting this last night.

-I’d tell you that my number one goal on my bucket list is to write a book. Does it count as a bucket list if it’s the only real item on the list? Really, my dreams aren’t too extravagant. I’ve always just wanted to live a happy, healthy life with the man of my dreams, and raise a loving family. Doing those things is my reason for being on this planet. Obviously I’d love to travel more, to be a better cook, to live in a gorgeous house, to take my blog to the next level, to develop a killer sense of style, to tone up and slim down, and to reach career success. But I don’t feel like I need to do those things to be happy. My one real goal I feel like I need to push myself towards is to write a book.

-Ever since I was a little girl I’ve wanted to write a book. Not an advice book. Lord knows I don’t have any industry knowledge that would warrant a book. I’ve always wanted to write a fiction book. I want to transport people out of their heads into another world, and touch them with my words. I want to make them think, and question, and dream.

-As much as I want to write a book I often doubt that I’m creative enough, that I’m a good enough writer, and that I have what it takes to write a story interesting enough that people would actually want to read it. I’m scared that I’ll never end up accomplishing my goal.

-If we were chatting over coffee right now I’d tell you that I’ve started drafting up a storyline. It’s still super rough, and nothing may ever come of it, but I’m excited to try.

Questions of the Day: What’s something you would tell me over coffee? Do you have a bucket list?


  1. says

    If we were chatting over coffee I would tell you to stop dreaming small, own your big dream and put every excited intention out into the world that you will write it and you will rock it :)

  2. says

    I love that you are so content and happy with what you have and not focused on an unrealistic view of happiness. It is so refreshing to see. I, as many people do, often struggle to remember what blessings I DO have and not what I am WISHING for! Thank you for the subtle reminder :)

    • says

      Aw thanks Kim! I’ve been very lucky in the last few years to get a real handle on what I want out of life and what actually makes me happy. I’ve learned it’s all in my mind.

  3. says

    So awesome that you want to write a book!!! I am working on a novel right now too, and I definitely know what you mean that it is easy to doubt yourself and your creativity in the process. But you have your storyline, you have your goal and you have the passion… so you will most definitely make it happen. So proud of you and excited for you!

  4. says

    If we were chatting over coffee, I’d tell you we are our own worst critics and to put fingers to keys and start writing! You never know you have the winning lotto ticket until the numbers are drawn, yes???

    Can’t WAIT to read your book!

  5. says

    My number 1 bucket list item is to run a marathon…Going to complete it this year! I start marathon training in less than 2 weeks!

  6. says

    I have the same anthropologie mug (with an L of course!) and love it! I love that you mentioned over goals that you have but realize don’t need to be happy-that’s awesome! You should totally write a book! It’s amazing now because you can just write it and possibly self-publish on amazon or somewhere like a friend of mine did.

    • says

      That’s what I’m hoping to do! Thanks Lauren! And yes, I’m obsessed with those mugs. I got Josh a J initial one but in a more masculine mug line that they have. ;p

  7. says

    If we were chatting over a cup of coffee I would tell you about my “bucket list” which includes running in either the NYC marathon or the Washington D.C. Marine Corps Marathon. And also writing a book about growing up in NYC. But write your book! Even if it never makes it to the NY Times Best Seller list, it will still give you a major feeling of accomplishment! So, you go girl!

      • says

        Well because I now live outside of Washington, D.C. I’m leaning towards the Marine Corps Marathon only because it’s closer than NYC. Thank you for the words of encouragement! 😀


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