It is already July. Holy cow has time flown by. And I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished nearly enough. But I also have so much planned and so much time left. To start let’s recap my Goals for the New Year that I posted back in January.
- Reach out to my friends more than twice a year
- Meditate once a week
- Let myself have bad days
- Go outside other than to work or the grocery store
Three out of the four have actually lasted. I talk to my friends at least once a week, I let myself have bad days but I don’t linger in them (except for one very valid exception of my dog’s passing), and I go outside at least two times a week and even started running! I’d say I’m doing pretty well. I don’t set aside enough time for myself to meditate unfortunately but have checked my emotions to evaluate how I’m feeling and check myself when necessary. And I’ve had “space out moments” that are essentially me sitting down with my brain so fried that I look like I’m spaced out but I’m basically meditating in the sense of just letting my thoughts pass by and not focusing on anything and I just sort of relax. Is it weird? Probably. Does it help? I’d say so. Do I look/sound crazy when I do it or as I explain it? Most definitely.
Some of my big things on my bucket list are the ones you know about: move to Florida, start work again, go back to school, and be awesome. Pretty easy things but let’s dive in anyways. I recently put up a post that I’m moving and how excited and nervous I am that I am doing so. I’m sure I’ll be fine though. And there will definitely be times that are harder than others and I’ll want to come back but this move is a good thing for me and I am so excited for what the future has in store. Then there’s school. I really want my degree but I am taking my time getting it. Life keeps testing me and putting obstacles in my way that hinder my ability to focus and follow my dreams like the Disney Princess that I am. But just like those [modern] Disney Princesses, I have persisted and worked through that. I have no idea how long it’ll take me to get my degree but I know it won’t last forever. So now you have a background on my plans, but what is actually on my bucket list for the next six months.
First would be whale watching. I grew up in the town next what used to be the Whaling City of the world and I have yet to see a live whale. So at some point, before I move, I hope to be able to go on a whale watch and see a living breathing whale (I’ve only seen a whale skeleton). It’s simple but It is something I have always wanted to do.
Side Note: Speaking of whales, I have yet to swim in the ocean this year but that will be fixed hopefully very soon.
Then it’s Martha’s Vineyard. I have only been to Martha’s Vinyard once and I think I was about 8 years old so I really don’t remember much. I want to go again before I leave for Florida so that I can actually enjoy what the island has to offer.
I want a bicycle again. When I was living in Dartmouth, I had a bike for almost as long as I can remember, they were all hand-me-downs but it doesn’t change the fact that I love to ride a bike. My parents sometimes would bring my brothers and me to trails in the woods to ride, we’d bike to my Grandparents house, we would bring them with us when we went camping in New Hampshire. We were a bike family and it was great. When I moved to New Bedford, I had no room for a bike in my apartment and now that I’m moving to a place that has room for a bike, you bet I’m getting another bicycle.
I want to See Walt Disney World in the fall with all of the Halloween decorations. Luckily for me, I’ll happen to be living there and I may be able to get the chance to meet Jack Skelington and Sally or the Sanderson Sisters while I’m there.
I want to do something fun for my birthday. I turn twenty-three this September. And we all know, no one likes you when you are twenty-three. I don’t like to make a big deal out of my birthday for many traumatizing reasons and I refuse to tell people when my birthday is because I have been so traumatized for most of my twenty-one birthday celebrations. But that has also held me back from celebrating that fact that I somehow managed to live and function for another year.
I want to run a marathon one day but I think it’d be better if I start small first. As you may have known, I started running for fun and fitness fairly recently. And the one race I really wanted to be a part of is the runDisney Princess 5K but that isn’t until next year. What is this year however is the Wine and Dine Half Marathon. It’s a much bigger jump than just a 5K but it is also something I could never see myself doing until recently. And what an accomplishment would it be if I could prove my past self wrong? Also now it’s out in the universe so who knows what’s going to happen now.
I also want to Intern and volunteer more. When I was a senior in high school, I interned at the Lloyd Center for the Environment and had so much fun and I learned so much. On top of that, I did quite a bit of community service in my many years of being a Rainbow Girl. I would like to volunteer at an aquarium of some sort (one that is ethical of course). I haven’t done nearly as much community service this year as I would have liked because things always got in the way.
My bucket list is simple and tiny but so is the amount of time in which I have to do it all. I am pretty sure I can accomplish all of it without an issue but as I have already stated, now this is out in the universe so who knows what’s going to happen. But now I want to know, do you have anything on your bucket list for the next six months or did you have a bucket list at all this 2019? Tell me all of your plans in the comments below!