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Blogtember Challenge – 10 items off my Bucket List

  1.          To write a book: This is a recent addition to my list. Actually am I not even sure of why, I just have on my heart to write a book. Oh and I also have no idea what it is about either. I have some thoughts but I am not sure. Right now though I am trying to get into the habit of writing more; both for others and myself. 
  2.          Travel to Ireland: I am 25% Irish, enough said.
  3.          Learn how to drive: this one kind of obvious. I have to stop letting fear get in my way. That and making excuses for myself why I haven’t tried in a while. Excuses like I don’t feel good, I cant concentrate when I don’t feel good.
  4.           Get into Grad School: I want to be able to research for my job and for all the jobs ive looked at , a masters is greatly wanted. So in order to make what matters happen; using public policy to help other people in a positive way, it’s just something I need to do. If I want to help people be able to live more easily with the economy and give those that have rare or orphan diseases a voice in order to help get more research and the money to do so.
  5.           Live in DC: Another obvious one because if I want to work in public policy on the Hill its where you need to live. Sure I could work on the state of local level but congress is just so interesting to me; I enjoy watching CSPAN for fun.
  6.           Go to a conference either influencenet, CPAC or some other conference to help me live my dreams: I just recently joined Influencenet and am excited to catch up on my classes and it would be great to be able to meet people who have the same goals as me.
  7.          Plan a girls weekend
  8.           Do archery: I used to enjoy when I went to camp as a kid and I also had a knack for it. I have a bow and stuff I just need to get better and gain my strength back.
  9.           To start riding again and eventually get my own horse……. I know this is a long shot but I love horses and being around them, it makes me so happy. When I ride I feel like I am unstoppable.
  10.           To read 100 books in a year: I miss challenging myself to read so many books in a year like in school. I started this year a little late but there is always next year. I also have an ever growing to read list.  
  11.           Contentment Challenge 

101 in 1001 newly updated to start in 2015……

Since my new mantra since graduating is: JUST DO IT , I have been making a lot of lists.Most of these lists have to do with how I am going to get what I want and my brain in the right place……And this is my 101 in 1001. A 1001 days is about 2.75 years so that means having everything done by 9.2017. And it’s a list of everything I have really ever wanted to do so it’s a mixture between a bucket list and goals list. The time frame is perfect long enough to do the bigger things without the pressure of a year …. and short enough to grow with me while I check them off and finish it.

Start: Januray 15   2015
End: September 30  2017
So here they are….. 101 in 1001

101 in 1001
1.       25 by 25
2.       Do one thing that scares me a week for a month
3.       Learn how to drive
4.       Take the GRE
5.       Get into grad school
6.       Move to a new city
7.       Plan a Dinner Party
8.       Learn about wine
9.       Pay for the person ahead of me
10.   Write an email to collegeprepster
11.   Go a day without technology -mostly my phone
12.   Buy a Michael Khors bag
13.   Pay off student debt
14.   Work on a campaign
15.   Read 100 books
16.   Eat a meal with chop stick s
17.   Make a thankful list weekly
18.   Get a Puppy
19.   Save all my pictures from fb
20.   Delete my fb
21.   Buy  personalized thank you cards
22.   Go to CPAC
23.   Go to a concert
24.   Figure out my go to drink
25.   Figure out my go to recipe
26.   Meditate for a month
27.   Inspire someone
28.   Do a bible study for a month – not procrastinate and do it all at the same time , at least weekly
29.   Say a rosary a day for a week
30.   Learn more about DBA
31.   See my college friends again
32.   Buy a statement necklace
33.   Buy a monogram necklace
34.   Send out a month of handwritten thank you
35.   See 10 classic films
36.   Grow my hair past shoulder length
37.   Have a picnic
38.   See five Audrey Hepburn films
39.   Write an editorial calendar and stick to it
40.   Invest in coffee table books
41.   Be published
42.   Throw a party entirely off pinterest
43.   Drink 8 glasses of water daily for a week
44.   Attend a blogging and /or social media conference
45.   Read 5 books on Presidents
46.   HP movie marathon
47.   Reread all the HP books
48.   Explore Athens, GA  
49.   Learn how make Periogies and make them
50.   Go camping
51.   Build classic / preppy wardrobe to update my current wardrobe
52.   Go to some museums in ATL and give them a chance
53.   Write a letter to myself
54.   Use my blog to improve my writing
55.   Learn how to wear scarfs
56.   Move into  my own apartment
57.   Buy a Pantigonia
58.   Get an Android
59.   Decorate a room using Pinterest
60.   Go to Ireland
61.   Eat a salad daily for two week
62.   Make amends
63.   Buy something that is Kate Spade
64.   Go to Local Levo ATL Event
65.   Completely unplug for a weekend( No phone, No laptop, No TV)
66.   Try something outside of my style in clothing and accessories  
67.   Do Lumouisty for a week straight 
68.    Read the Matchbook reading list
69.   Go to a concert
70.   Start my own  business
71.   Update my blog design
72.   Get business cards that correspond to my blog and personal business
73.   Learn about 5 artists that aren’t country that I like
74.   Make a budget and stick to it
75.   Start a young adult group at Catholic Church
76.   Scrapbook College
77.   Visit 5 colleges for Grad School
78.   Take a trip to a new city and explore
79.   Memorize the Constitution
80.   Read the Federalist Letters
81.   Learn to walk in heels
82.   Get my license
83.   Read the YAL Reading list
84.   Go on a weekend in southern cities to see if I want to live there
85.   Go on a girls weekend with my college girl friends  
86.   Throw out 25 things and not replace them
87.   Put $10 for every goal accomplished
88.   Go on a weekend with my mom and sister paid for by me
89.   Do stuff my sister wants to do paid for by me for a day
90.   Buy my parents a big present
91.   Get a digital camera for blogging and personal use
92.   Find my best beauty routine
93.   Better define my style for my blog and fashion
94.   Do my first Real Estate Deal by August 2014
95.   Go zip lining
96.   Buy something Cheetah print
97.   Go to 5 new cities
98.   Learn more about my Catholic Faith
99.   Buy a truck / Car with my own money and pay it off
100.                        Meet 5 blogging friends
101.                        Log 500 Service Hours

April Goals

Yep. I have them even though latley I have not been up to par in getting things done. I have my reasons…..reasons mostly being #DBA

  1. Update master resume.
  2. Learn more about SEO optimization and implement it on my blog.
  3. Check on Fall internship dates.
  4. Order GRE and figure out testing date.
  5. Master Plan for grad school. More on that later.
  6. Just keep being positive that I will get through this rough spot.

Monday Motivation

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This is oh so relevant in my life right now. New town, new friends, New job new ambitions. I have a tendency to get afraid and just freeze up and not do things I really need to do. Most of the time its because I am scared and do not like asking people for things. But if I want to get anything done on my lists I have to step out of my comfort zone and just do it. I have to want it more than I am afraid of it.

Monday Motivation

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This made me smile because I know I have both of these but I also know that one won’t work without the other. The proof of this is  that I got a Congressional Internship and get to go. It’s a good reminder that you can have all the ideas in the world but without actually putting them to use and using that ambition intelligence will only get you so far.

Monthly Goals–February

Well I have been obviously putting this off. I have had it written down in a notebook but its not quite the same as having typed up on the computer and on my blog where I have to be accountable , no not at all. That being said here goes my February Goals:

  1. Start Grad School Research
  2. Write One Political Post a Week
  3. Write down concrete steps for three major Goals
  4. Get into a routine again- Morning and Night
  5. Read 2 books
  6. Write/ Update my master Resume
  7. Renew Driver’s License
  8. Organize my time better
  9. Call him back

Link Up

A Fresh Start

Now that I finally finished the SheReadsTruth A Fresh Start Bible study I feel more calm. Calm because I know that no matter what I do or how much I fall down from what is right, He will pick me up and give me another chance. No matter what.

And lets just say that giving others the same is something that I need to work on. I am one to hold a grudge or at least get mad and stay mad for longer than most of my family. He wants it all and will take you where you are and will use you.

Right now I am in a period of transition. I know I will not live at home and will eventually get to where I belong but right now is a fresh start a fresh start with my family and making friends and I need to embrace it.

 

That’s all for now. Cannot wait to start John 1-3 study.

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This entire study reminded me of a song which I am forgetting the name of…..

So having no phone…….

Is hard. Not just because it has apps on it like twitter and stuff but because I do not have the ability to text my friends and right now they are my support / friends because I have still not met a lot of people who live close to me and are my age.

And I also use my phone as my camera. So all through the snow day fun I was not able to get that many pictures. I have some on my sisters computer but I have yet to upload them.

Its been a long week without my phone and makes me realize just how much I am attached to it and use it when I should be in fact talking to people in the room with me.

It feels weird not being completely on top of the news either which is the main reason that I use twitter.

Funny thing was on my #101in1001 list is to go an entire week without my phone. Guess I can mark that one off the list.

My #2014Mantra

I originally got this idea from Maxie at Iloinspired. I found her blog, and  McKenzie Horan’s blog from College Prepster and it could not have been at a better time with me just graduating from college this December and me going back to live at home. Since I am living at home I am in a totally new atmosphere than I am used to at school.

At school I had structure and knew exactly what was going on , which is something I like a lot. I am a very type a controlling person; I like to know what I am doing how I am supposed to do something and stuff. For the past month it has been all about making goals and what I want to do with my life and how I am going to get there.

I have realized one thing though, that if I want to accomplish my goals I have to go outside of my comfort zone. This has come from my parents, #SheReadsTruth and other people in different forms and after I have heard it a couple of times I figure they must be on to something. What that something is other than sounding a little crazy I have still to figure out.

Even though I don’t understand everything doesn’t mean I shouldn’t give it a try.

How I plan to live this year is with a #FreshStart , #JustDoIt and #WhyTheHellNot, #SteppingStones 

I have been encountered with lots of opportunities that I need to take although I know I don’t know everything so that I can get to things I want in the long run.

 

Heres to making #2014 the year of big things.

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