#21: Cliff Diving

Bucket List item #21: Cliff Diving

The first time I went cliff diving, I was in Mexico with my best friend, Sam. I’m not sure how high the cliff actually was, but I can tell you that hitting the water hurt like hell. Maybe I was doing it wrong, but each time I jumped, I got water rushing up my nose and my swimsuit riding so far up my butt. Last week, I ventured out again here in Colorado to cliff dive. It’s what my roomie, Brooke, wanted to do for her birthday and she found a nice 70 ft cliff up at Green Mountain Reservoir for us. Continue reading “#21: Cliff Diving”

A to Z: Words We Should Work Into Our Normal Vocabulary

Here is a list of 26 words that I love. They are unusual, but have the ability to convey feelings that our normal vocabulary lacks words for… and for everything else you feel, but can’t describe… well, I guess we can just call it ineffable. Being a travel aficionado, most of these are related to seeing the world and experiencing life through travel. Enjoy! Continue reading “A to Z: Words We Should Work Into Our Normal Vocabulary”

#17: Graduate with Honors

Bucket List item #17: Graduate with honors

I am the person who always needs to go for the highest achievement. It’s been this way for as long as I can remember. I try not to believe that this is something my parents have influenced because they always said they wouldn’t care either way, but I liked that they were proud of me. I remember inviting them to honor roll events as early as elementary school, which is all where it really started. Continue reading “#17: Graduate with Honors”

This Day in History

July 20th, 1969: Armstrong walks on the moon. For a billion people listening at home, 38-year-old Neil Armstrong steps off the Eagle and at 10:56 pm speaks the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Growing up, we’ve all heard these words and recognize this as perhaps the greatest achievement of the decade, but we don’t learn much else about this eventful day. So, here are some things that you may or may not already know… Continue reading “This Day in History”

On Positivity

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

— Marcus Aurelius

I am a believer in the power of positive thinking; I believe that changing your thoughts can change your world. We each have our own reality and our thoughts influence that. It changes how we see people and our view of a situation. If you think something will have a bad outcome, changes are greater that it will and vice versa. I moved to Colorado telling myself over and over that it was going to be a great experience. There are a lot of things that I could let get me down: starting over, not being able to see my family, having a harder time connecting with people than I thought, etc. If I allowed myself to think that I wouldn’t be able to make a life here, then it would make adapting even more difficult. It’s my decision to stay positive and fill my head with the possibility of new friends and experiences. These thoughts make me look forward to every single day here and give me excitement towards my future. Generally, I think that my optimism about moving to Colorado is part of why I am so happy right now. Continue reading “On Positivity”

#48: Try every flavor Halo Top ice cream

Bucket List item #48: Try every flavor Halo Top ice cream

Ice cream is my number one dessert of choice, it’s my weakness. Usually you’d see a bucket list item that instead reads “try every flavor Ben & Jerry’s” or another big brand of pint-sized flavors. While I do love my occasional Ben & Jerry’s or Häagen-Dazs, I knew that eating 60+ pints wasn’t what I wanted to do because I was trying to make some healthier choices. I was introduced to Halo Top a year ago by a friend and all my ice cream dreams were answered. Continue reading “#48: Try every flavor Halo Top ice cream”

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