#BucketList: 10 Things I Want To Do Before I Die

In a continuation from last week’s initial “Meet the KimberTeam” post by Matt LaCasse,” I have spent the week thinking about the 10 things I would like to do before I die.

Before I begin, I want you to know that just like Gini Dietrich, I have no intention of this being an all-inclusive list. Actually, for me, this is more like the 10 things I want to do in the next 10 years. And, as I tick each one of these things off my list, I plan to add another item. Ready? Go!

  • Run a 10K
    This year I ran my first 5K and… I barfed about 5 steps after I crossed the finish line. I am not a runner, but I have this weird desire to be a runner. Once I get this one crossed off the list, a triathlon will take its place.

  • Own a new and fuel efficient car
    In two years, my current car will be 20 years old. One day in the next 10 years, I want to pay cash for a car that is less than 3 years old.

  • Pay off our college loans
    My partner Seth and I both have a Bachelor’s degree to get paid off. A combination of in-state and out-of-state tuition makes this a pretty significant task.

  • Tour Europe for our 10-year anniversary
    The first semester of my senior year in college I was lucky enough to study abroad in Rennes, France. Seth came to visit me and we celebrated our 1-year anniversary at the Eiffel Tower. Before we have kids, I want to take a month to tour Europe with Seth. With a specific focus on hiking, drinking and eating our way through Cinque Terre, Italy.

  • Stringer-Conner family
    One day we will have a healthy and happy Stringer-Conner family.

  • Own, and run, my own business
    In order to accomplish #2 and #3 above, and multiple items below, I need to be successful and financially comfortable. One day, I would love to start my own marketing/pr consulting firm. I may be the only employee or it might become something bigger. Either way, I have every intention of being my own boss at some point in my life. I want to deliver a quality product, I want to make an impact, I want to give back and I want the flexibility to work the hours that work for me, my clients and my family.

  • Live in a home directly on the ocean with a local coffee shop within walking distance
    beachWhen I am at the beach I get a feeling that is unlike anywhere else. I feel calm, peaceful and centered. There is something majestic about looking at something so vast and feeling so small. I intend to have extra rooms so that our family and friends can come visit.

  • Get my Yoga teaching certification
    This one is inspired by Laura Scholz. Yoga is my spiritual balance and connection. I would love to dive deeper into my practice. After putting in the time, I want to acquire my Yoga certification and teach a class out on the beach every morning.

  • Provide for my friends and family
    There is a group of people (they know who they are) in my life that have given me endless amounts of love and support. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help and guidance. I would like to be able to return this to them in some shape or form. I want to use the skills, resources and connections that I have, and will develop, to provide for those I love. This one will always be #9 on my list.

  • Enjoy my life
    I tend to go full-force toward my goals and sometimes I forget to be present in the moment. Life is short. Happiness is required. This will always be #10 on my list.


P.S. – I find it incredibly ironic that the movie The Bucket List came on TV as I was writing this post. Best line of the movie – “I know that when he died his eyes were closed and his heart was open.”

For Jenelle Conner, the beauty is truly in the organization and details. She believes in combining traditional and digital communication platforms to generate the best results for the clients she serves. Jenelle is a team player who thrives in an environment of collaborative thought, energy and results. When she’s not working as a social media account manager for KimberMedia, Jenelle can be found walking her dogs, exercising and relaxing while watching her favorite shows.