Friday, March 16, 2018

My Spring 2018 Bucket List

I love making lists, and checking things off of them. So, it seemed only fitting for me to make a spring bucket list.

Without further ado, here is what I would like to do this spring:
  • Donate any unwanted items (that are in good shape, of course!) to resale shops
  • Get bedroom cleaned up
  • Go for a 30 minute (minimum) walk 5 days a week
  • Go bike riding 3 days a week
  • Decorate eggs for Easter
  • Learn how to balance a checking account
  • Take up photography, and learn how to take better pictures
  • Make slime
  • Buy new clothes
  • Buy new shoes
  • Make a flower wreath crown
  • Decorate a cake/cupcakes for Easter
  • Make and eat s'mores
  • Go to Brookfield Zoo
  • Go to Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Build a fort
  • Host a game night
  • Get in a loving, caring relationship
  • Try jogging
  • Start a garden
  • Blow bubbles
  • Play on a playground
  • Read under a tree
  • Buy a fun/new umbrella
  • Go on a road trip
  • Visit a flea market
  • Do a paint nite event
  • Visit Navy Pier
  • Visit Chicago as a tourist
  • Be a tourist in my own city/town
  • Have a movie marathon
  • Paint
  • Do an Escape Room challenge
  • Learn how to apply my own makeup
  • Go on a picnic with friends
  • Plan/have a craft day
  • Go bowling
  • Practice cake decorating skills once a week
  • Have a spring photoshoot
  • Play mini golf
  • Go to a concert
  • See a play
  • Plant some seeds
  • Make a fairy garden
What is on your spring bucket list?

Monday, March 12, 2018

My Greatest Comforts

I am a painfully shy person, so there are things that bring me a lot of comfort, helping to get through each day.

These things help me connect to people, whom I otherwise wouldn't have the courage to talk to.

Or, they just help me relax after dealing with people.
  • My favorite book(s)
  • A journal and some pens
  • My phone (the games, radio, and texting options it has on it)
  • Hats that have brims that are wide/long enough to cover my eyes
  • Baking
  • Card, board, and video games
  • My cats
  • Walking in a park
  • My favorite YouTubers
  • Photography
  • My favorite movies
  • My favorite music
  • Hoodies (during cold weather, of course)
  • Being in my bedroom
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Things That Made Me Happy in February

The things that made me happy this month are:
  • Receiving the Valentine's Day T-shirt I bought from a favorite YouTuber family
  • Receiving the poster I bought from a favorite YouTuber family
  • Receiving the Valentines tote bag I ordered from a favorite YouTuber family
  • Making the "Out of this World" Donuts from the Food Stirs kit I got
  • Receiving the canvas painting I ordered from Etsy
  • Seeing Early Man in theaters
  • Seeing Peter Rabbit in theaters
  • Getting and enjoying Girl Scout cookies
February was a pretty good month for me, and I am happy about that.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Concerts I Would Love To Go To

I recently got the inspiration for this post from an Instagram post someone did, and where they listed the concerts they would like to go to.

It made me want to make my own list.

I have never been to a major concert before, and really want to go to one.

So, without further ado, here are the concerts I would love to go to:
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Josh Groban
  • Celtic Woman
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Jonathan Antoine
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Pentatonix
  • Andre Rieu
  • Garth Brooks (if he still does concerts)
  • Adele
What concerts have you been to? If you haven't been to one, which ones do you want to go to?

Monday, February 19, 2018

List Your Dream Trips

There are many, many places I would love to go to, and many things I would love to do in those places.

My dream trips are:
  • Italy
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • England
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Jamaica
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Hawaii
  • New York
  • Disney World
  • Disney Land
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Greece
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Singapore
  • China
  • Japan
  • Switzerland
  • Mount Rushmore
  • California again
  • Washington, D.C. again
Yes, it's a long list, but I have never been out of the country before, and I haven't been to very many states, and I really, really, REALLY want to travel the world.

Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Qualities I Admire

I am one of those people that try to bring out the good in others, and good in myself (even if I am a shy one). There are many qualities I admire in others, including:
  • Kindness
  • Honesty (even if it hurts)
  • Confidence/self-confident
  • Knowing who one's self is
  • Warm
  • Friendly
  • Unselfish
  • Courteous
  • Helpful
  • Patient
  • Sympathetic
  • Humble
  • Down-to-earth
  • Compassionate
  • Genuine
  • Encouraging
  • Hard-working
  • Imaginative
  • Creative
  • Accepting of others
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Moments That Have Shaped Me

There have definitely been moments in my life, that have changed and shaped me. They have made me who I am today, and to be honest, I am thankful for these moments.
  • My maternal grandpa's death in April 1999. That was the first death I remember, and it scared me. I had nightmares for a month, and sometimes couldn't even sleep in my own room.
  • My mom's death in November 2010, and that was the hardest thing I have gone through.
  • My high school graduation. It made me realize that I am growing up, becoming an adult, and that I will be doing more things for myself.
  • My current job at the library. It means that I can be independent, that I don't have to rely on others for everything, that I am able to do things for myself.
  • Starting/going to college. It means that I get to go after something that I want, instead of something that others think I need or want (yes, this is something that I want).
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Things That Made Me Happy in January 2018

The things that made me happy this month are:
  • Seeing Paddington 2 in theaters
  • Seeing The Greatest Showman in theaters
  • Getting the Valentine's Day leggings I ordered from a friend (who is a fashion consultant)
  • Getting the popsocket that I ordered (yes, this made me happy!!)
  • Having an internship interview at a local bakery
  • A friend calling me a few times, just to talk
Not a whole lot happened this month, but at least I have these few things to be happy about this month.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Things That Always Cheer Me Up

When I'm not feeling well, feeling down, or just need a pick-me-up, there are several things that cheer me up, which include:
  • Snuggling with my cats
  • Reading
  • Taking a nap
  • Taking a bath or shower
  • A long talk with friends
  • My favorite music
  • My favorite movies
  • My favorite TV shows
  • Watching my favorite YouTubers
  • Nature
  • Journaling
  • Blogging
  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Baking
  • Hot chocolate
  • Bike riding
  • Outings with friends, family
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Things That Make Me Feel Peaceful

I am one of those people that tend to get stressed out a lot, so I have things that I love to do, to relax and feel peaceful.

And that includes:
  • Reading a book
  • Journaling/blogging
  • Writing (pen and paper style)
  • Taking a long nap
  • Warm baths/showers
  • Walks through nature
  • Watching my favorite YouTubers
  • My favorite music
  • Snuggling up under a warm blanket
  • Baking
  • Photography
  • Snuggling with my cats
  • Making lists (yes, I am one of those people; I LOVE making lists!!!)
  • Lots of laughter
  • A weekend getaway somewhere
***Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!!