One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

Paulo Coelho

As I reflect on 2015, I realized that I did a lot, learned a lot, was challenged a lot, and, as a result, grew a lot. Yea.. a lot happened. And I thank God for this year, despite the heartbreaks (#THB!), the trials, the tears, and the moments when I wanted to say, “I QUIT!” but stayed anyway. It was in those moments that were the most life changing. And I want to continue changing and growing into the woman God has called me to!

Inspired by my friend, Avah, who created a list of 101 tasks to accomplish in 1001 days, I want to create my own list. There are so many things I keep saying I want to do but never wrote down. Since 30 is SO close (1227 days! aka < 3.5 years), I thought I would do the 30 by 30 bucket list instead. (:

  1. Solo travel (of course, this is number 1 – lol). – 7/26-30/2017: Chiang Mai
  2. Move to a new city. – 10/27/2016: Hong Kong
  3. See the Northern Lights.
  4. Backpack across Southeast Asia.
  5. Take a roadtrip. – 1/28/2016-2/2/2016
  6. Get another tattoo. – 4/21/2017
  7. Finish my rainbow earring series.
  8. Go skydiving and/or bungee jumping.
  9. Learn to swim.
  10. Visit/hike 5 national parks in the United States.
    1. Yosemite
    2. Zion
    3. Rocky Mountain
    4. Acadia
    5. Shenandoah
    6. Great Smoky Mountain
    7. Petrified Forest
    8. Cuyahoga Valley
    9. Saguaro
  11. Read the entire Bible.
  12. Attend a [multi-day/weekend] music festival.
  13. Tip 100%. – 9/4/2016
  14. Create that website/campaign/nonprofit I’ve been dreaming about.
  15. Visit 25 states.
    1. New York
    2. New Jersey
    3. Connecticut
    4. Massachusetts
    5. North Carolina
    6. Texas
    7. Delaware
    8. Maryland
    9. Colorado
    10. Oregon
    11. California
    12. Missouri
    13. Minnesota
    14. Utah
    15. Nevada
    16. Hawai`i
    17. Vermont
    18. New Hampshire
    19. Pennsylvania
    20. Illinois
    21. Alabama
    22. Mississippi
    23. Oklahoma
    24. Virginia
    25. South Carolina
    26. Arkansas
    27. New Mexico
    28. Maine
    29. Ohio
    30. Arizona
    31. Georgia
  16. Get my master’s degree. – 8/2016
  17. Own/cut down to 100 items.
  18. Couchsurf.
  19. Be part of a protest. – 11/25/2016
  20. Attend a charity ball.
  21. Take my mom on a trip.
  22. Fix my teeth.
  23. Save $5k.
  24. Watch all of Miyazaki’s films.
    1. Castle in the Sky
    2. My Neighbor Totoro
    3. Kiki’s Delivery Service
    4. Porco Rosso
    5. Whisper of the Heart
    6. Princess Mononoke
    7. Spirited Away
    8. Howl’s Moving Castle
    9. Ponyo
    10. Arrietty
    11. From Up on Poppy Hill
    12. The Wind Rises
    13. The Table of the Princes Kaguya
    14. When Marnie was There
  25. Go to the top of the Empire State Building.
  26. Learn to fight/take a self-defense class.
  27. Roll perfectly. – 2/19/2016
  28. Catch a last minute flight to a random destination.
  29. Conquer my fear of balloons.
  30. Put $30 into savings for every goal I finish.
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