Me and Daniel recently decided that before we think about having babies we should think about what we want to do before thinking about having babies. And that led us to create our own before-babies bucket lists of all the selfish and stupid things we want to do before being responsible adults. Thankfully I’ve done a lot of aselfish and stupid things, so my list isn’t very long but I’m waiting to see what Daniel’s will look like.
I’m posting mine below, but feel free to comment with more suggestions of what I should add:
1. Take Russian lessons (again). I’m determined to have a bilingual baby and I keep forgetting all my darn language skills every time I learn them.
2. Get my legs to do the splits again because I was able to do them when I was younger and I sure as heck won’t be doing the splits after having a baby so I might as well get one last hurrah out of my legs.
3. Run a 10k. Even if it’s not a competition and it’s on my own, I’m going to run all those Ks. It’ll get me in shape for when I am pregnant someday… and I’d like to be able to outrun my own children if they end up being athletic. Becase, you know, they have to learn how to lose early on…
4. Take pictures of my pre-baby body. I don’t have extra skin in weird places or cellulite on my thighs or inexplicable stretch marks in places that don’t even make sense. I’d like proof of that, because I know my body won’t stay this way.
5. Go backpacking overnight with Daniel. First and foremost because I think it would be hilarious to see my city-boy husband sleeping in a tent and eating food that he had to carry around on his back all day. But also because I imagine it would be a magical bonding experience. And I recently read the book “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed which made me want to follow in her footsteps. On a lesser scale of course.
6. Go to Hawaii. This is really only on here because we’re definitely going to Hawaii to visit my sister who moved there recently so I know I’ll be able to cross it off the list. And I love crossing things off lists!
If anyone can think of any other suggestions, please comment. I wouldn’t want to miss out on any babyless fun just because I didn’t think of an idea!
- Nikki Yeager is an entrepreneur, writer and artist. She has a terrible case of wanderlust and has dedicated her life to exploring as much of the world as possible while still reaching her professional goals. She recently moved back to NYC after stepping down from her role as Director of Sales and Marketing at EHR Tutor.