About Me

My photo
A 30-something living in the foothills of the Virginia mountains; I'm saved by grace, addicted to coffee and my little sister is my best friend! I devote most of my time to exploring, reading, attending as many Nationals games as possible and documenting life here. My Prince Charming got lost somewhere along the way...but I'm trying to remain hopeful that true love exists.

Total Pageviews

40 Before 40

40 Before 40
I stumbled onto this idea and was inspired to complete my own list. Without further ado...


40 Before 40


My List to be completed before October 6, 2024!

1. Get Married

2. Lose weight/work toward a healthier lifestyle - Perhaps this one will be always be a work in progress?

3. Buy (or build) a home

4. Visit London - Completed December 25, 2015 - January 2, 2016

              Image may contain: 1 person Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling Image may contain: 1 person

5. Fly in an airplane piloted by my little sister

6. See at least 45 of the 50 states (I've already seen almost 40)

7. Finish reading A Song of Ice & Fire series (George R.R. Martin, you better start writing!) - I've read the first five; still waiting for the author to publish the other two...*sigh*

8. Eat in a restaurant alone.

9. Go to a baseball game at Camden Yards - Completed July 11, 2015. And my Nationals won 7-4!

                Image may contain: 1 person, smiling No automatic alt text available. Image may contain: 1 person, smiling

10. Finish the cook book I started for my sister; print a copy for myself also!

11. See the Cherry Blossoms in DC - Completed April 11, 2015 (and again March 26, 2016)

              Image may contain: 1 person Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, outdoor Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, closeup

12. Travel to Australia & New Zealand

13. Go to an NFL game - Completed November 15, 2015 (Saints vs. Redskins)

                  Image may contain: 1 person, smiling No automatic alt text available. Image may contain: 1 person

14. Visit Scotland (it's where my ancestors are from)

15. Recreate a portion of my Senior Trip with one of my best friends, Nickolee - Completed March 10-13 of 2017)

                     Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, eyeglasses, sky, outdoor and closeup Image may contain: people standing, sky, outdoor and water Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, sunglasses, sky, outdoor and closeup

16. See New England in the Fall (Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire,                       Massachusetts & Vermont)

17. I'd one day like to have a surprise birthday party - and I was surprised with one on October 4, 2015! So awesome!

                     Image may contain: 8 people, people smiling No automatic alt text available.

18. Go on a ghost hunt

19. Visit Boston

20. Try out camping - I've been assured I'll like it - Completed September 5, 2015 - And yea...it wasn't really my thing, ha-ha!

                     Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling Image may contain: 1 person, smiling Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling

21. See the Northern Lights (or at least attempt to see them...)

22. Travel to Africa

23. Spend the night in a castle

24. Visit the Grand Canyon (I've been once before - I wasn't even 2 - so, I'd like to see it &                remember)

25. Go on a safari

26. Meet someone famous

27. Go to the MLB All-Star Game - it's in DC in 2018...so...maybe?

28. Return to Vandenburg AFB to see where I was born - Completed May 2016

                   Image may contain: sky, tree and outdoor Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor Image may contain: 2 people, beach, outdoor and water

29. See the Taj Mahal

30. See Bletchley Park - site where Alan Turing built the first "computer" & broke the Enigma code.

31. See the fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

32. Host my family for a holiday (preferably Thanksgiving or Christmas) - Completed Thanksgiving 2011 and Christmas 2011 AND 2013!

         Image may contain: 4 people, people sitting, table and indoorNo automatic alt text available. Image may contain: 1 person, christmas tree and indoor

33. Visit New York City at Christmas; riding the train to get there would be cool too - Completed December 26 - 28 of 2016)

               Image may contain: one or more people and outdoor Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, night, outdoor, closeup and indoor Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, tree and outdoor

34. Visit filming sites for Games of Thrones: Dubrovnik Croatia, Seville Spain, Belfast                        Ireland...

35. See the wild ponies that live on Assateague Island

36. Write something & have it published

37. Have 50,000 page views on this blog...I'm currently at just over 48,000...

38. Ride the London Eye - this means I have to go back to London!

39. Have an Alaskan Husky (or a Siberian Husky)

40. Hike to the top of Signal Knob


Blue - Not there yet!
Purple - In Progress!
Green - Done!

No comments:

Post a Comment