New Year, New Goals

Here we are, the last day of 2014! I can’t believe how fast this year went & all of the things that I experienced. I don’t really make new year resolutions because the last time that I did, I vowed to not eat McDonalds and then 20 minutes later I found myself with chicken nuggets in my hand. I sure do love my nuggs. As a result of my failure with resolutions, I’ve decided to just set small, medium, and big goals for the year. The small goals are more of resolutions or things that I would like to either start or stop doing, but they are also things that I will have to work at. The medium goals are a little more important and are also a little bigger. Then the big goals are just that, BIG! Last year my small goal was to get all A’s and B’s, my medium goal was to be an RA, and my BIG goal was to make it to Kenya! It took a lot of hard work but I was able to accomplish all three!

My two semesters of 2014 classes were ruthless. I ended up declaring a minor in communications which just might be the hardest major/minor that NCU offers. I finished my first semester as an RA, which has undoubtably left me with numerous stories and memories. I was also able to spend 2 weeks in Kenya this past summer, where I helped run VBS and visited my sponsor child, Esther. I struggled a lot, saw a lot, and experienced all sorts of new things like squatty potties and foreign food, and I loved every minute of it.

I’m not sure what 2015 has in store but again, I have some goals. As I look at the future, I’ve realized that I don’t really have any huge goals or small goals. I just simply have goals and things that I would like to accomplish in the next 365 days, no one goal more important than the other.

My goals for 2015 are to again, get all A’s and B’s, to find an internship that fits me and my career goals perfectly, to start doing yoga, to roadtrip with friends & family, to apply to graduate school & get accepted, to pay off my car loan, and to once again start saving for another trip to Kenya<3

It is crazy to think that in just 15 hours, we will be as close to 2030 as we are to 2000, and in just 365 days, we will be once again gathering to celebrate the new year.

Time truly does fly when you’re having fun.






Bucket List

You hear people talking about these. They can’t wait to cross items off, travel somewhere new, see something rare. Yet I always wonder if people actually remember the items on their bucket list and if they actually try to complete every task on them. I have a bucket list, but only for big things. My goal is to complete every item on my bucket list before I’m 65. I don’t know why 65, but I feel like that is a pretty solid age before you start deteriorating. Here is a little glimpse of everything that I plan to do someday 🙂

#1: Experience NYE in NYC. Every year I watch the ball drop from NYC and it looks miserable, but it looks miserably fun and I want to just experience the emotion and celebration at least once.


#2: Ice skate in Rockefeller Center! This has been a dream of mine forever. Something about that massive tree and ice skating in the city is just….wonderful.


#3: Visit India during Holi! I mean, India looks gorgeous as it is, and then make it look like a massive Color Run & I’m in!


#4: Spend Christmas in London. Actually, it doesn’t matter when I go to London, but Christmas looks beautiful 🙂 When we flew over London on our way to Kenya, I wanted to go explore so badly. I have to go back.


#5: Lets be honest, I just want to go to Italy for the food.


#6: I’ve never been to San Fran and I am DYING to go.


#7: Ever since The Last Song came out, I have been yearning to visit Tybee Island, in Georgia. It just looks peaceful 🙂


#8: Boston! I have heard such awesome things about Boston and I wouldn’t mind visiting Fenway 😀


#9: I’m not a big hiker or rock person, but I am my father’s daughter and love the outdoors. Arizona looks so beautiful with all of the sweet rocks and hikes, plus the warm weather is perfect!


#10: LASTLY! This one is a big one. It is expensive and I will probably never get here, but it is worth the shot. Also, I’m pretty sure that if I traveled here, I wouldn’t leave. None other than the Maldives!


I have quite the traveling to do & money to make in order to do so, but I’m determined 😉