1 January 2014
Self Improvement
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I kind of have a bucket list but have recently learned about a similar concept, “The Leap List” that I like a lot better since it isn’t focused on dying.  It is a list of ten things you want to do before taking your next big leap in life (e.g. before you get married, or have kids or turn 40). I like the sound of that and decided to share.

Leap List Things To Do Before the End of This Year When I Turn 42.

1. Read the Bible and/or a devotion every day of this year, even holidays, special events, etc.

2. Make a tangible $50,000 that I can actually see, not going right back into the business.

3. Attend a conference out of state that has something to do with my profession.

4. Speak to a group about running my business or on a counseling topic at least 4 times this year (quarterly).

5. Teach at least 4 premarital or marriage enrichment groups.

6. Have a planned 5th wedding anniversary party and vow renewal (with all the sentiment), because that means we made it to year 5!

7. Attain financial stability so that I can do things for my mother and my daughter and not worry.

8. Lose a minimum of 40lbs.

9. Plan a conference for and about minority mental health.

10. Streamline my business, including running it more efficiently, hiring an administrative person and writing a more specific training program for my staff.

(I know it says 10 things, but I’m ambitious)

11. Travel somewhere for a vacation that I have not been.

12. Go on a girls trip.

13. Sing a karaoke song on stage.

14. Take dancing lessons.

15. Open another office location.

16. Do something physically adventurous. (indoor skydiving, zip lining, run a half marathon…)

17. Get a tattoo.

18. Get my hair dyed.


Leap List Things I Accomplished in 2013:

1. Hired 5 employees.

2. Participated in a flash mob.

3. Danced, sang and performed on stage at the piano bar.

4. Costume party for my 40th birthday.

5. Upgraded my office space.

What’s on your leap list?  I would love to read about what other people are thinking of doing before their next milestone.  Post it here on our blog or on our Facebook page.  I think this is an awesome discussion topic to start off the year! Check out a visual of my list, probably more than what’s on here on my Pinterest board here.

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Megan, a native of Kansas City, Kansas is an empty nest parent of three adult children Ayanna, Jonathan and Isiah. Megan is a Christian and active in ministry at her church Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Arlington, TX. She is currently a Doctoral student working toward a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy at Texas Wesleyan University. Her personal interests include independent film, music and marriage enrichment. Megan is the co-founder of the Minority Behavioral Health Provider Networking Group along with colleague Cynthia Thompson.

3 responses on “Got a Leap List?

  1. Latrice McNeal says:

    I really like this idea of a leap list versus a bucket list. Your is quite ambitious. I like that the items on your list are pretty specific, I used to do something similar but I think my goals were too broad.

  2. Dang Girl! That’s quite a list! All good goasl, for sure. I like the idea of a leap list too, because it’s more immediate, not “someday before i die…” My leap list this year is just to graduate and get my license!

  3. Absolutely love this Leap List concept. I do have a bucket list, but how exciting to plan for life event. I think I will try it…I’ll let you know once my list is complete…Awesome!!!

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