Category: bucket list

December Bucket List Completions

Go to a yoga class

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That’s all I’ve got for December. It was a busy month. Lame.

November Bucket List Completions

I had good intentions to mark a ton of things off my bucket list this month, but that didn’t happen. I actually didn’t do anything from any of my lists. Crazy!

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October Bucket List Completions

Roots Juices

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Ecco

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Tour Oakland Cemetery
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Have a picnic in Piedmont Park
For Ashley’s birthday she wanted to do something that she could include her son in on, so we decided on fruits, meats, cheese, and wine in the park. Laura met us there but by that time it was dark and this is the only picture we took.
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Juicy Jenny
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and carve a pumpkin

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Wish List

Every year for my birthday I spoil¬†buy myself presents. When you don’t have a S.O., why not?? This year was special because not only did my dad’s house finally sell, it’s the year I turn 30! Natch, I spoiled myself a little extra.

I usually have a hard time coming up with things to tell my friends to get me. My wish list tends to be expensive, and I just can’t ask my friends to buy me stuff that’s expensive. I usually end up saying to just get me a gift card, that way I can spend it how I like, especially if I get a few of them. I have however come up with a birthday wish list. Here are a few items on it. You know you’re getting old when your birthday wish list contains furniture. ūüėČ

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2 of these chairs

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earrings

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blender

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watch

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ring

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scarf

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dress

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booties

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pink suede shoes

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Hobo

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flask

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red patent shoes

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mesh dress

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September Bucket List Completions

Buy a designer purse (diff color than pictured)

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Get a passport

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Own a pair of Christian Louboutins

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See Kelly Clarkson in concert (we arrived late and only heard her sing 2 songs :()

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Fox Brother’s BBQ

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Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

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August Bucket List Completions

Leon’s Full Service

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Twain’s

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Canyon’s Burger Company (no pic b/c my whole office went)

Run a 5K

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Pour

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Running

When I was little I was equal parts tomboy and girly girl. Over the years I seemed to have gottent rid of the tomboy part of myself. I played softball one year in middle school and I hated it. I suppose I’ve just never found anything that has kept me interested. Except gymnastics, but the whole doing a flip in the air and landing on a bar and not killing yourself really terrifies me.

As I’m nearing 30, it has become more evident that this tiny petite body I’ve always had won’t stay long if I don’t work at it. Overall I eat pretty healthy. I love all things cake and cupcakes, but in moderation. Not that I’ve noticed gravity taking place, but I want to be lean and tone. Jiggles aren’t cute. There’s no other way to say it. I’ve always been the girl that thought..

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In order to expand my horizons, my BFF decided we needed to participate in C25K. I actually agreed to do it! I figured that it would be fun to do little 5Ks in other cities. That way not only are we being all healthy and stuff, we get to travel and see different cities. It’s a win win, right? c25k

We decided a few weeks ago to actually go through with it and last night was our first night preparing. It honestly wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. At times I could feel my calves getting sore, but I wasn’t dying. I was pretty happy when it was over though. I’m a little sore today, but I was also sore from dancing over the weekend. Tonight is night 2. It’s a little scary to think that I can actually do a 5K.

My first walk/run is this weekend. My coworker’s wife asked us all to participate in an event for Lekotek. It’s a walk/run for 4 miles, so it shouldn’t be too hard. Wish me luck!

July Bucket List Completions

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Dine at TAP. Ashley took me to TAP a year to the day my dad passed away.

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SkyView Atlanta

SkyView – My Experience

Friday night my friend and I went to downtown to see what all the hype about SkyView was. The closer we got to the ferris wheel, I understood. It was like being a kid again.

We¬†were¬†delayed for 30 minute due to lightening. It was well worth the wait. It’s definitely the coolest ferris wheel I’ve been on. The view at night is awesome. We could see parts of Centennial Park and we heard that there was a private concert going on. On our second time around, we heard Usher being introduced. We both got really excited. It was like our own private show.

After the ride was over, we walked over to the park to see who was throwing the private party. It was actually a law firm that is closing it’s Atlanta office, so a lot of people were pissed and leaving. I caught the attention of a drunk man and asked for his lanyard. He was going to give it to me but we needed another one. For some reason that stopped him from giving me his. Oh well. We could hear every word and make out his little figure on stage. Here are some pictures that I took with my phone.

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 no standing, punching or kicking?

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 Philips Arena, CNN

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  Equitable building

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Centennial Park – the purple square was where Usher performed

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 deep city lights

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 Centennial Park

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We even saw this horse and carriage!

June Bucket List Completions

eat at No 246

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Brookhaven Beer Fest

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May Bucket List Completions

dinner at Iberian Pig

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eat and shop in Decatur

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eat at Burnt Fork

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eat at The Big Ketch

March Bucket List Completions

Go to the movies alone

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Have drinks at the St. Regis

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Eat at Tomo

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Vacation Bug

It’s safe to say that the vacation bug has officially hit me. Only, the vacation I’m planning isn’t until October. What can I say, I like to know details. See, it’s kind of a big deal. It will be my 30th birthday! My bestie’s birthday is the day before mine so we are going on vacation together. Since I’m all about knocking things off my bucket list, we haven’t really decided on where to go yet. There are so many things to factor in! Do we want to rent a place, or stay in a hotel? How many people are going with us? Right now, we are thinking about 3 possible vaction locations..

Virgin Islands – St. Croix

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Cancun, Mexico

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or go on a cruise

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Honestly, you can pretty much put me in sand and water and I’ll be happy! I’m a little nervous about the cruise idea – they haven’t had a good rep the last couple of years. I’m hoping we can take advantage of a free place in Mexico. Either way, I’m ¬†so excited!!

February Bucket List Completions

Weelllll I slacked this month. I have been slammed with work and so tired that I just really didn’t feel like doing much. I’ve been so busy with work, the guys decided to reward me, which was nice!! I had a few things going on in my personal life too, so I went to the doctor and we changed up some meds. I’m back on for March!

January Bucket List Completions

1. Ice skating at Centennial Park

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2. Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain

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3. Hike Stone Mountain

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Just kidding, we took the Sky Lift up

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Mini mes. I told Sara that watching after these two girls would be earily similar to how it will be when we have kids. Yikes!

Looking forward to marking off more things on my bucket list in February!

Do Me

I hope everyone had a fantastic New Years!

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You know how you always hear people throw around the word Resolution towards the end of the year, and how 9 times out of 10 its to lose weight? Well, I’m a little different. Sure, I could lose 10-15lbs.. I {try} to become a better version of myself daily. Some times I fail miserably and some times I succeed. Luckily each day is a new beginning and all you can do is put your best foot forward.

Those of you that have followed my old blog and this one know that I’ve had my share of ups and downs. This past year was definitely a roller coaster .¬†Over my 29 years on Earth I have learned a lot about myself; my faith, my heart, and my mind. I try to live in the moment because you only get one chance at this thing called life, and when it’s over, GAME OVER.

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With that being said, this year’s resolution is to not only be a better me, but for me to DO me. Do what I want. Accomplish my goals. Don’t let any thing or any one stand in my way. This is The Year of the Bucket List. I’m going to be in the front row with my hands in the air and hair blowing in the wind. Or my hair blowing in the wind while I scream and grasp on for dear life. All I can do is get on for the ride.

With the death of my dad came many emotions. I think maybe the greatest lessons I’ve (re)learned are:

1) hold on tight to those that I know without a shadow of a doubt love and cherish me, while showing them how much they mean to me; and

2) I am the only person that will have my best interests at heart.

I have some phenomenal friends that keep me grounded, and for that I am thankful. I am pretty lucky to also have a boss that is like a father figure to me and gives me the best advice and truly does look out for me. In the last few months I feel lucky enough to have two father figures at work. Sometimes we don’t get along, but we have become a little family. (This year will mark my 6th year). I feel very blessed to have friends that I can ask, “Will this choice take me down a path I will regret?” and they will give me the 100% truth. I’ve always felt closer to my friends than my family which is why I cherish them so much.

I think I may have gone off on a tangent… You get my point though. The whole idea behind a Bucket List is to live, experience, and have great stories to tell. That’s what I want {to continue} this year. I don’t see any one or any thing standing in my way, and that, my friends, is a wonderful feeling.

Here’s to 2013!

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How About Today?

In light of recent events, I loved this post I came across on MaskCara. She talks about how people in general are always preparing themselves for the next thing in life. I myself am guilty of this. I’m a planner by nature. It’s good to stop and take the moment in, which I try to do often. Maybe that’s why Oprah suggested keeping a Gratitude Journal? ūüôā

Check out her post in the link above.

Fall Activities

I forgot to mention this in my last Fall post, but there are a ton of activities that I am really looking forward to doing this year with my friends! Somehow I’ve always managed to date losers and they never wanted to do fun stuff with me.. so I’m taking it upon myself to do them! You can only make yourself happy, am I right?

SO! I have a fall bucket list of things I want to do.

  1. go apple picking
  2. drink apple cider {how delicious does cherry apple cider sound!?}
  3. go to a corn maze
  4. pick a pumpkin from a pumpkin patch
  5. carve pumpkins with friends
  6. toast pumpkin seeds
  7. make my annual trip to Netherworld Haunted House
  8. go on a haunted tour of the Oakland Cemetery
  9. participate in the chomp n stomp

I’m sure there are many more but thats what I can think of! SO! EXCITED!

All Things Atlanta

Hey guys! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I have created two new pages on my blog, Things To Do in Atlanta and Places to Eat. Check them out. Feel free to leave me a comment to add more items to both bucket lists!

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