Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My Reverse Bucket List for 2014

 In my last post, I stated I was going on a hiatus and I still intend to do so.  I have so much going on in my life that I can't seem to keep up with blogging.  This has frustrated me and caused me to lose my vision.  I have taken the last few days to review some tips from other bloggers on developing a more "readable" post.  As I was reading a post by a young, yet talented blogger, Dominique Bennett, I received a little inspiration.  Her reflection post, 2014 Reverse Bucket List  led me to write this one.  As I reflected on my year, I realized some of the "reversed bucket list" items I had to be thankful for.  So take a little trip with me as I journey through my past year.

In 2014:

Learned to trust more.  Not even sure if that's what I'm trying to say.  I am a great listener, but tend to keep the stress in my life to myself.  I reached out to my "besties" and it has made a huge difference in my life.

Old pic of us; its been awhile since we've all been together.

Cheered for a former student during the Winter Olympics...Lauren Cholewinski

Celebrate my son's accomplishments with modeling.  He's published!  Sweet Brown Harlem photo shoot for Trendy Bride.  Be sure to check out the link...you won't be disappointed!

                                                Experienced the wonder of Google Glass.

                                *Attended my 25th  class reunion...telling my age now.

 "Bartender for the Day" (well really a few minutes)  at one of my favorite, local hot spots...The Firefly Distillery.  What a great way to celebrate my birthday!

Participated in the ALS Ice bucket Challenge  (Video in link)

                                                                           Cut my hair. 

                                                    I created a blog! Thanks for reading!

Attended my 1st bloggers conference.  Bloggy Bootcamp was AWESOME!!  Can't wait to attend again!

                    I met Dave Mirassou!  His family's wine is my favorite!!

                               Developed a "spirited" painting hobby.

Met an Olympian...Manteo Mitchell, elite runner and silver medalist in the 2012 London Games.

                   Witnessed gas go below $2/gallon  This was a great treat for the holiday season.

                  Made the difference in the lives of many children. School Counselor remember.

Celebrated with friends. 

Celebrated with family.  

My cousin and his wife

My mom and dad

Aunt Barb and My Boys

The Wisconsin Family

This post has helped me to see that regardless what the future holds, to be proud of the moments I've already experienced and accomplished.