Winter 2017-2018 Bucket List

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FINALLY. It’s finally. Freakin’. Here. The winter 2017-2018 bucket list!

I realize I’m about 2 months late to post this. It probably should have gone up at the beginning of December if we’re being real. But I promise I had the list written in my mind all along! It just didn’t make it’s way over to the blog until now.

Oopsies. Well, better late than never, amirite? Besides, I only posted New Years resolution ideas last week, so clearly the demographic that enjoys this blog has to be those people who are procrastinators just like me.

The point is, I’ve known what I wanted on my winter bucket list this year and I’ve been crossing off items already. I just never shared them with you until today.  Continue reading “Winter 2017-2018 Bucket List”

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15 New Years Resolution Ideas: Goals To Live Your Best Year

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It’s that time of year again. Magazines, social media, and aaaalll the blogs are talking about New Years resolution ideas.

They’re also talking about how you most likely won’t accomplish anything you set out to do on January 1st. (According to one contributor on Forbes, 40% of Americans make New Years resolutions and only 8% accomplish them.)

Meh. I don’t believe those stats have to apply to you. I believe what I said last week: you can do anything you set your mind and make a plan to do. Continue reading “15 New Years Resolution Ideas: Goals To Live Your Best Year”

4-Month Wrap-Up: Skiing With Olympians, Getting Licensed, & Travels

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We need to catch up. There are so many things to update you on.

Here’s the skinny: I’ve been writing less lately because I’ve been traveling a ton more. I decided back in the summer that travel is my #1 adventure priority, so I’ve been catching planes what feels like every weekend to soak in all the American cities I can. On those rare weekends when I’m in my new home state, I’m off to the mountains, exploring all of Colorado’s nooks and crannies.

At some point I’ll do a full-on travel update post. (And I think I’m going to start writing weekend travel guides. They’d be chock full of the best spots to hit in different American cities, a-la my own research and experience. Thoughts on whether that’d be cool to read?)

But for now I’m going to give a quick lil skim of my life the past four months, because it’s been too long and we need to catch up.

The past four months, I… Continue reading “4-Month Wrap-Up: Skiing With Olympians, Getting Licensed, & Travels”

3-Month Wrap Up: Getting Rich In Vegas, White Water Rafting, & Committing One Act of Kindness Every Day

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I miss this place. This blog makes me feel the most me. Whenever I’ve just finished writing a post, I feel like I’m floating on a current of energy, like I’m leaning into what makes me tick.

So I’ve been looking forward to making a return to write this for a while now. I’m sitting here on the calmest afternoon I’ve experienced in a month, sipping hours-old french press coffee (and it’s important that I tell you it’s french press because I have been a lazy, trashy Keurig coffee drinker for a while now and I’m very impressed at this new development in my life), and admiring all the summer-in-Denver that is happening just outside the window.

Today feels deeply good. Life feels deeply good.

And I can’t wait to tell you all about why.

These past few months, I… Continue reading “3-Month Wrap Up: Getting Rich In Vegas, White Water Rafting, & Committing One Act of Kindness Every Day”

I Filmed 1 Second Of My Life Every Day. Here’s What Happened.

 

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In May of 2015, I started taking a 1 second video of my life every day in the hopes that I’d do it for the whole year. It was one of my long-term bucket list goals, something I’d wanted to take on for a while after hearing about the app 1 Second Everyday and learning the founder’s story.

The biggest reason I had my heart set on doing something like this was to commemorate all the adventures I had during the year in a way that didn’t involve me taking 23423408 photos of my friends in the middle of us trying to break it down on the dance floor at our favorite spot to show off our  sick  mediocre moves, The Fat Baby.

Honestly, I just wanted a way to quickly capture some of my favorite moments while not taking myself away from the life I was enjoying. Nobody likes the person glued to their camera when we’re all creating memories together.

And thus, my journey through 1 Second Everyday began.  Continue reading “I Filmed 1 Second Of My Life Every Day. Here’s What Happened.”

Summer 2017 Bucket List!

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LOL. Just, lol.

It’s July 19th and I am only just now creating a summer bucket list. Goooooood job, Amanda. 😉

I’ve never waited this long into a season to create a bucket list – normally I have it ready to go by the time the first day of whatever time of year happens to be rolling in. I think I’d typically be pretty upset at myself for letting the first month and a half of summer pass without a bucket list in order, because I know when I keep a bucket list I live life more fully and I’m more likely to take advantage of every dayContinue reading “Summer 2017 Bucket List!”

How To Make Life More Fun: Tips On Living Adventurously

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Okay, Amanda, I thought to myself. This is like, what? Your third night in a row in bed?

The workday was over and I’d shut myself away with a laptop, some comfort snacks, and a serious determination to finish Insecure on HBO. And I had no intention of getting up. Ever.

Which would have been fine, except that I realized this was becoming a pattern of the week. That bothered me.

I really would have loved to cast away all worries and anxieties about the week to the wind and binge-watched sad documentaries (now you know never to ask me for comforting movie recommendations) until it was way past my bedtime. But I also knew that I’d be really unhappy with myself if I did.

Because while one part of me wanted to spend my third evening of the week this way, there was another part of me that didn’t want to.

The part of me that longed for adventure and excitement and passion in my every day life was pleading with me to get up from under the blankets and get on with living well.  Continue reading “How To Make Life More Fun: Tips On Living Adventurously”

Top 4 Lessons I’ve Learned About Adventure In 2016

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This year was full of wild adventures. I spent a summer experiencing the best of NYC, traveled to Puerto Rico, made many bus trips and road trips along the East Coast, and just generally had a ball of a time exploring.

And I’m grateful for all the lessons I’ve gathered from these expeditions and the act of preparing for them. So I thought a good way to celebrate these newfound understandings was to write a post on them! Continue reading “Top 4 Lessons I’ve Learned About Adventure In 2016”

Weekly Wrap-Up: Documentary Appearances, Sporting Events, And Adventures Galore

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So it’s been 8 years since I posted a weekly wrap-up. And by 8 years I mean three weeks. The last one went up at the start of the month, but that feels so far in the past it may as well be 8 years ago. Also, I NEVER use hyperbole.

Anyway.

The reason I haven’t posted as often is not because I haven’t been (mostly) diligent about my bucket list. I’ve been getting after it every day (except for those times when I fail. But hey, I’ve forgiven myself for that).

In fact, I’ve basically crossed off all the things I’m going to be able to complete before the deadline for my short-term bucket list comes to a close.

The reason I haven’t posted is because, well, I’ve been busy. (You knew that was coming, didn’t you? Sorry I have the most predictable blogger excuses in the world. I feel like whenever my favorite bloggers don’t post something in a while they’ll inevitably validate themselves by saying they were just too busy. Tsk tsk.)

Since it’s been  8 years  3 weeks since I posted a weekly wrap-up, that means this post is gonna be looooooooonnng. I’ve got lots of updates to throw your way, so let’s get to it!

This week, I… Continue reading “Weekly Wrap-Up: Documentary Appearances, Sporting Events, And Adventures Galore”

3 Websites To Check Daily For Last-Minute Adventures

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We all have them: those sites we inevitably look at when we wake up and before we’re going to bed. You’ll often find me perusing my Facebook, throwing out hearts like confetti on my Instagram feed (I honestly enjoy almost every picture I see on there!), pinning like it’s going out of style on my Pinterest, or chatting with other bloggers on my Twitter, and I’m not alone in that. But there are a couple lesser-known webistes I check daily that offer regular opportunities for adventure and fun!

Unlike the other websites I mentioned, these sites point me in the direction of tools, resources, and events that spice up my daily routine: Continue reading “3 Websites To Check Daily For Last-Minute Adventures”