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#11 Participate in a charity walk/run/event and more!

This weekend I was able to participate in a charity walk for Crohn’s and Colitis. If you missed the previous memo I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease this past April. To be entirely honest, when I added this list item I was thinking I would participate in something for cancer or AIDS research, not for my own disease since it’s not life-threatening. The opportunity was too perfect to pass up though, being that the walk was taking place relatively near my home and at a time I was available. However it was only a meer 2.5 mile walk, a cinch for me and really I feel like I didn’t get the full effect on this one. So while technically yes, I did complete this item, I’m hoping I will be able to participate in another charity event before the end of summer. Anyway if your interested in finding out more about Crohn’s and Colitis walks near you check out this website: http://online.ccfa.org

Another accomplishment I made over the weekend was to complete #24 Pick an offical summer song. What song did I pick as my anthem for summer? Titanium by David Guetta feat. Sia. Normally I try to stay away from any of Guetta’s cookie cutter pop music, but Sia’s voice is truly something magical. And I haven’t been able to get the song out of my head since yesterday, it’s just that addicting. I also think the lyric’s have a good message behind them, staying strong even when people are criticizing you. Yes, it’s not the deepest song out there, but at least she’s singing about something other than sex, drugs, and partying, which seems to be the norm of songs nowadays.

So overall I’d say this weekend was a complete and utter success, not only did I complete some list items, I also got to just splash around in the pool with friends and soak up the sun. Basically it was the perfect summer weekend. And once again I would like to say thanks to all of you who have read, commented, and supported my blog so far, you guys are so fantastically fabulous!

May the summer be ever in your favor,


The Start of The Summer Bucket List

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”  ~Wallace Stevens

Let me start out by painting you a picture:

Imagine a 13 year old girl absently staring at the white cement wall of her school, daydreaming about summer. In the background you can hear the squeak of chalk as the teacher writes the days drill on the chalkboard. The girl continues to think of summer and what she will do. She thinks of past summers where she spent all her days at camps, and how as she got older she stopped going to camps all together. Then she thinks of last summer. How fun it was to be free of the prison of school. But yet she feels empty. She feels she wasted her summer, doing nothing productive. And as the bell rings the girl decides she will not let this summer go to waste, she will make a plan for summer, a list of all the things she must accomplish before high school starts next fall.

To be entirely honest that analogy may be slightly exaggerated, but overall it grasps what I would say was the start of this crazy idea. One spark of an idea in Spanish class and I was hooked, obsessing over what I thought needed to be on my summer bucket list. (Lets just say when I get a good idea I think about nothing else until it is completed to perfection.) So here we are two weeks after the seed was planted and already we have one bud growing; this blog!

To see my complete bucket list just go to the top of this page and click on “The Bucket List.” Its pretty simple to do. And while your at it check out my “About” page also. For now there will be no updates. But come back soon, the adventure starts May 18th, 2012!

May the Summer be Ever in Your Favor!