Birthday Bucket List for the BIG 5-0!



Graphic: 50th Birthday Bucket List | Coastal Bend Mom Collective

So my birthday just passed (August 24th) and it was uneventful. But I plan to change that before the BIG 5-0! Now that I am officially 49 – I have a year to accomplish some things that I have on my birthday bucket list – And I want to take you all on my journey.

Graphic: Birthday Bucket List | Coastal Bend Mom Collective

I have 4 things that are on my TO DO list before I turn fifty.

  1. Get a tattoo!   I actually wrote a previous blog about this – click here to read it.  I have never gotten a tat before – but I have always thought about one.  Now I finally have a design that I like and I am currently researching placement, local artists, and pain.  Right now — I am just looking for a small one.
  2. Visit Europe!  I am like the only person that has never been to Europe (well, at least it feels that way).  Everyone in my family has been, most of my close girlfriends have been – but not me.  I have read about a lot of places and seen a lot of movies – but I never pulled the trigger on a trip.  Some of the places I really want to include on a visit are London, Ireland, Italy, and Switzerland.  I know this is a pretty big wish list — and a lot of logistics must be considered to make it happen.
  3. Tennis!  Sign up and play in a tennis tournament.  I just started playing tennis lately and I really enjoy it. It’s exercise and I burn a lot of calories and I am having FUN. I used to play and take lessons when I was a teenager but I never took it seriously or played for high school.  I want to get better with my form and my technique so that I can hold my own and participate in a competition.    
  4. Health/Weight!  I really want to focus this next year on eating healthier and living a healthier lifestyle.  As a result of this healthier lifestyle, I want to lose weight and look better in clothes.  I do not want to talk about a scale number – I want to focus on being happier in my skin/clothes.  As a mom and a woman – I tend to focus most of my efforts on my family/business and less on myself.   I really want to change that this year.  While I will still put my best efforts in my business and my family — it’s time to organize intentional time designed just for me.

So, over the next 12 months (or 365 days) I will focus on making these four birthday bucket list items actually come true. Of course, I plan to take y’all along for the ride with me — I will post blogs relating to this 5-0 journey.  Thank you for following along.

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Darcy Esparza
Darcy started her professional career in CC in 1994 and immediately moved away for her job, got married to her husband, Louie, and started her family before moving back to the Coastal Bend in 2012. Darcy grew up in Florida before making Texas her home. She has a journalism degree from the University of Florida but is more known for her middle school math teaching career and her now title as co-owner of a local mattress store, BoxDrop Mattress (social medial handle @boxdropcc). Darcy and Louie have been married for more than 20 years, have 4 children, 2 granddaughters, and 2 dogs.