“23”: Updated (5/23 complete + another update)

1. Leave my job at IB

2. Get a new job (and love it)

!!! 3. Go back to Australia (to study, work, or take a vacation)

4. Meet and hang out with Blake

5. Get my first tattoo (if I’m feeling brave- second and third as well)

6. Hang out with Jessica (in NYC, NJ, or Chicago) again- without the anxiety this time

7. Visit California (esp. San Clemente & Kristen Stewart’s handprints @ TCL)

8. Get paid to write

9. Go on vacation with Amanda Our New Years Eve trip turned into a bit of a vacation… it’s a stretch, but we did spend 5 days together + 7 hours driving!

10. Run a 5K (with a few stops at most)

11. Do/try something new/spontaneous. Anything.

12. Learn something new

13. Meet someone famous (actor/musician/writer/athlete) I met Sophia Bush on November 6th!

14. Meet someone that impacts my life in a positive way

15. Impact someone’s life in a positive way

16. Fall in love (with a person, place, or hobby)

17. Finally finish my Invisalign treatment

18. Man up and get my wisdom teeth pulled

19. Go on a date (and maybe a second?!)

20. See the Blackhawks play in Nashville OR see the Western Sydney Wanderers play in Melbourne

21. Do something for myself

22. Read a total of 23 books

23. Find a new favorite spot in Chicago

Updates
So many things on my list are pending right now (and I’m not going to say which ones exactly, but there are approx. 11). Here’s a little breakdown:

  • #3: It’s happening. Booked and not nearly ready to go, but it’s happening!
  • #4: See you in April, Blake!
  • #10: Signed up and ready to rock the Color Run with Team TS in June
  • #12 is finally filled in– I want to learn something new! I realized I really haven’t learned or studied anything since graduating, so I want to keep this nice and broad. Whether I learn how to watercolor properly or work in HTML or how to understand the stock market or how to fix something around the house, I want to gain a little knowledge.
  • #20 now has a giant “OR” next to it: “OR see the Western Sydney Wanderers play in Melbourne.” With my Australia trip officially planned (start date, end date, and crunched budget to boot), a trip to Nashville is simply impossible. The only game left in Nashville is on 4/12 and I’ll be in Melbourne… which hopefully means seeing the WSW with Blake. YEP. I’M SNEAKY LIKE THAT.

Even though it looks like I haven’t accomplished much in the last couple of months, this is probably the most exciting update to my bucket list to date (which is great, considering I’ve only got about 4 months left to go). I can’t wait to write my next update when I can officially cross a few things off!

 

Now Playing: February 2014 Edition

Now Playing graphic Feb 14

February flew by and I’m happy to say I had a ton of great new (and old) music in hand. Let’s break it down: You Me At Six’s album, Cavalier Youth, dropped at the end of January and was my go-to album this month. You might also notice a handful of country tracks I had a lot of favorites this month, but only chose my top 3 for the playlist. Aside from that, you’ll see a couple of Australian artists (old favorites, but couldn’t resist adding them, since they got me through a lot of stressful travel planning), a few obscure indie artists, a dash of top 40 (“Talk Dirty” won’t leave my head and I’m totally okay with it), and a few new favorite finds (Finish Ticket, Alice And The Glass Lake, and We Are Twin).

Let me know if you listen and which tracks you enjoyed!

Carpe Diem – You Me At Six
Overjoyed – Bastille
Deadbolt – Skaters
Brighter Than Sunshine – Aqualung
New York – Snow Patrol (Unavailable on Spotify)
Tranquilize – Finish Ticket
Tonight, Rest – Alice And The Glass Lake
The Way We Touch – We Are Twin
Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz) – Jason Derulo
Follow Me Down – The Pretty Reckless
Room To Breathe – You Me At Six
Little Black Dress – Sara Bareilles
The Heart Of Dixie – Danielle Bradbery
Redneck Crazy – Tyler Farr
Cop Car – Keith Urban
This Fire – Birds Of Tokyo
The Summer – Josh Pyke
In This Life – The Strumbellas
Love Me Like You Used To – You Me At Six
Car Radio – Twenty One Pilots