Summer 2017 Bucket List!


LOL. Just, lol.

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

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 day.Β  Continue reading “Summer 2017 Bucket List!”


Weekly Wrap-Up: Plane Tickets, Workouts, & Completing My Summer Bucket List!

IMG_5821.jpgAaaaaand that’s a wrap on summer 2016! While summer doesn’t technically end until September 22 and myΒ next semester of school won’t begin for another week and a half, I’m officially DONE with my summer bucket list! Say whaaaat!

Actually, my bucket list wasn’t the only thing that finished this week. I’m done with my summer job as well. For the next few weeks I’ll be helping my boyfriend move to New York as well as preparing for classes to begin.

But since I’m spending less time working, I’m planning to put together a Fall 2016 bucket list veryΒ soon! It feels weird not to have a summer bucket list anymore to be working towards, so it’s about time I think about my goals for the next few months and make another short-term list.

Anyway, back to the weekly wrap-up! This week, I… Continue reading “Weekly Wrap-Up: Plane Tickets, Workouts, & Completing My Summer Bucket List!”

5 Strategies To Guarantee You Accomplish Your Bucket List Goals

One of my goals was to attend graduate school, and now I’m here!

Back in the dayΒ I used to be really, really bad at accomplishing my summer bucket lists. I remember when I was in middle school I had a summer “to-do” list scribbled into my journal that included having water balloon fights, reading certain books, and finishing whatever Nancy Drew computer game had come out that year (because I was a mega-nerd, and proud of it, thankyouverymuch).

But I didn’t really finish much on my list. I remember flipping back through my journal at the end of the summer to see what I’d accomplished and feeling disappointed that I hadn’t made time forΒ most of the things I wanted to do.

There have been other times in life when I worriedΒ that this disappointment wouldΒ be a theme and I would not achieve everything I wanted to do before it was too late. I was worried I’d settle down and have kids or get a super intense job and forget all about my life goals in the swing of a Β mundane daily routine.

So I’ve done some things about it. Continue reading “5 Strategies To Guarantee You Accomplish Your Bucket List Goals”