Greetings World

9 05 2014

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written. I think we all have busy lives and forget to sit down and take a breath sometimes.

2014 has been a whirlwind so far.

I made a bucket list recently, and one of the things on the list was to quit social media for a year.  So I’m now wondering….does a blog count? Technically I’m not interacting with anyone…but then it occurred to me that avoiding a blog for a year was just simply lazy.

SO, this is my year to quit social media.  I have deactivated my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and the like.  And I have an overwhelming feeling of peace with it, I may just go on after 2014 without social media.  It is definitely less drama, and it makes the friends who are real count that much more.  I’m kickin’ it old school with letters, texts, emails, and phone calls.

I made a list of 100 things for my bucket list.  A few of the others were:

Drink vodka in Russia

Yodel in the Grand Canyon

Go on a mission trip

Acts of random kindness

Wave at tiny little people from a hot air balloon

Several others, and I am looking forward to completing them!  I carry the list with me at all times in case the moment strikes me and I jump into a hot air balloon on a whim.  You know, people do that quite frequently, sooo.

I was recently fishing and met a nice man. Well, ok I was on Plenty of Fish….the dating site…and met a guy.  But the story goes, is that we were fishing, and met.  Anyhow, he’s from Michigan and moved out to San Diego for a job.  He seems like a really nice boy, good to his family, polite, and likes to travel, like me.  With our ship’s schedule we don’t get to see each other all that much, but I do enjoy spending time with him.  It’s hard to know early on if it will get serious or not, but I’m seeing where it goes.  Funny thing is that we started talking on Valentine’s Day, so that’s a good sign, right?

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30 before 40

13 05 2011

So, one of my friends posted on her blog “Twentysomething”;

twentysomethingdmi.blogspot.com/2011/05/30-x-30-how-hard-could-it-be.html, a 30 x 30 list.

I came up with a similar list, but adapted it to 30 x 40. Getting to 30 is right around the corner, 3.5 years around that corner to be exact…but as they say, age is relative and I’m a firm believer in that.

Anyhow, these are the goals I am actively pursuing to accomplish before year 40:

  1. Visit Greece
  2. Visit India
  3. Visit Ireland
  4. Visit Russia
  5. Visit S. America
  6. Travel to all 50 states
  7. Road trip from the east coast to the west coast
  8. See the Grand Canyon
  9. Graduate from Law School
  10. Go to Cosmetology School
  11. Get my pilot’s license
  12. Complete my MBA
  13. Become a commissioned Naval Officer
  14. Become a mother
  15. Marry the man of my dreams
  16. Own a home
  17. Be free of all debt
  18. Become a productive member of a church
  19. Read the bible in its entirety (who doesn’t have this goal?)
  20. Go on a mission trip
  21. Take the lead on a local volunteer program
  22. Shave my head
  23. Bungee jump (think Mista B would be down for this one?)
  24. Drive a tractor
  25. Own a farm dog
  26. Live a healthier lifestyle and pass on my knowledge
  27. Complete a half marathon
  28. TBD
  29. TBD
  30. TBD
  31. See Big Ben (2000)
  32. Travel to HI (2001)
  33. Visit the Black Forest (2000)
  34. Bachelor’s degree (2007)
  35. Solo Backpacking trip (2008)
  36. Travel Eastern Europe (2011)
  37. Military overseas service (2006 & 2009)
  38. Skydive (2007)
  39. Learn to ride a motorcycle (2007)
  40. Try sake (2006)
  41. Visit Asia (2006)