Category Archives: Bucket List

Moving On

There comes a time in every relationship where you have to reassess. Is this a positive relationship? Are we both contributing? Have I done something to offend this person?

This past weekend has been a tough one, because I decided it was time to evaluate my relationships. It is never fun, but it must be done! (Ha! Rhyming) I finally came to the conclusion that I don’t really have a best friend anymore. That might sound a bit third gradish, but it’s how I feel.

I have tried to be a good friend, tried being the key word, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. The one person that I thought I could always depend on broke the camel’s back this weekend. I haven’t seen her for what seems like years, and she doesn’t seem to really care. Perhaps she has moved on too. I wouldn’t know though…I get all my updates on her through everyone else.

Saturday night came and went. I had a smashing time with my friends Brooke, Andy, and Zach. I learned a couple of new songs on the guitar, but it still felt like something was missing. I guess it is one of those things I’ll have to get used to.

In this coming year I vow that I will be a better friend. None of this “try” crap. When anyone says “try” it automatically gives the ability for a cop out. I WILL be a better friend.

Three days until surgery. Woot…time to move on.

P.S. I can now play “Telephone” by Lady Gaga on my guitar. Shoot me…it’s kind of addicting.



Filed under Bucket List

Bucket List

As I said in my last post, a bucket list is in the works. Have you ever thought about what you’d do if you might die? It isn’t like I think I’m going to die anytime soon, but I feel that finding a sense of accomplishment early on in life is a good plan.

Here we go…

1. Carve my name in the top of a mountain
2. Learn another language
3. Cook a legit French dish
4. Live in another country
5. Start a non-profit organization
6. One word…Motorcycle
7. Own a home
8. Read “War & Peace”
9. Learn to ski
10. Watch “The Bucket List” (Ha!)
11. Write a book
12. Win a music award
13. Intern in NYC
14. Set foot on every continent
15. Visit the village my great grandpa grew up in
16. Record a full-length album

These are just a few of the things I’d like to do before I die. I’m going to start working on a short, quickly accomplished, list. I want to start working on this right away!

Send me ideas! I’d love to hear what you have to say!

Leave a comment

Filed under Bucket List

Rock Climbing

Having a day off is a funny thing. You try to plan out what it is you’re going to do, but when it comes down to it, you never really do what was planned. Today was no exception for me. Not only did Martin Luther King Jr. pave the way for civil rights, but he also allowed for me to have a day off. I wish I would have done service, but alas I did not.

I almost feel guilty saying that I lounged on the couch for the better part of the day, but I did. I watched old movies, read, and ate more than I should have. Relaxation is key to my sanity, and I intend to get my mileage on a day off.

It wasn’t until the afternoon seemed to drag on and on. I sat up and decided that I was going to go rock climbing. I hadn’t been in a few months due to time constraints. I sent a few text messages…BAM…off to Momentum Climbing Gym. I met up with my awesome friend David Cline. (This kid can climb like it is NO ONE’S business!)

I’d be lying if I didn’t say heights scare the crap out of me. There is simply a  rope, David, and a pad keeping me from death this time around. I think that’s why the adrenaline rush is so intense…

I climbed for a couple of hours, but my final climb just about killed me. I didn’t fall, but my arms completely gave out. It was nice to know that all my time in the gym wasn’t in vain. I am not even slightly sore, which is good and bad in my book. Think about how buff I’ll be when I’ve been climbing for a few months.

I intend to do this as often as permitted. No exceptions. No excuses. In fact, I can’t exactly come up with a good excuse right now to not go tomorrow! There is a late night climb on Friday at Midnight, anyone who is interested click here! It is only $5 and goes for a couple of hours. I hope to see many people that I know there.

With my surgery coming up I intend to do as many things as possible! It isn’t like I think I’m going to die, although the thought has crossed my mind, I genuinely want to give life a shot. So with only two and a half weeks to go…my bucket list quest begins! I just have to write said list tonight…


Filed under Bucket List