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#14. Spend a Whole Day Relaxing

This one’s pretty self explanatory. I napped in the sun, caught up on some reading and lounged around the house. Easy peasy.

#10. Celebrate a Foreign Holiday

This item is a repeat from last years list. However I liked it so much I decided to do it again. As apposed to last year when my friends and I celebrated Indonesia’s Independence Day this year I celebrated Bastille Day. Basically Bastille Day celebrates when the French stormed the Bastille Prison on July 14th, 1789. This “battle” marked the beginging of the French Revolution. Of course I’m sure there’s a whole bunch more that happened but that’s about all I learned from my research. Anyway to celebrate I colored a French flag and then went to a French cafe in my area that had a big celebration. Woo.

#1. Go kayaking.

I absolutely love canoeing and kayaking. Sadly I don’t get to do either very often. So I knew I had to complete this bucket list item before the end of summer. It was pretty uneventful but fun. My mother and I went to a lake near our house, rented a kayak for an hour and that was that. Eventually a splashing war broke out and at one point my mom answered a call when we were in the middle of the lake. Oh and I also named the two packs of ducks the Capulets and Montagues since they seemed to dislike each other.

#72. Stay outside for twelve hours straight.

Here’s how that went down:

  • 9:00- 12:00 – went to the beach
  • 12:30- 1:30 – jet skiied
  • 1:30- 2:00 – did bumper boats
  • 2:00- 3:00 – had lunch outside
  • 3:00- 4:30 – mini golfed
  • 4:30- 4:45 – ok so we did have to drive but technically I think it still counts as tweleve hours straight
  • 4:45-5:30 – walked the sand dunes
  • 5:30- 6:45 – had dinner outside
  • 6:45-7:00 – snowcones outside
  • 7:00- 8:15 – watched fireworks outside
  • 8:15- 9:20 – walked the beach one more time

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Megan


I’m Back!!!!!

Whoops as you can see I didn’t follow thru with my whole “I’m going to write a ton of posts now” promise. But today I’m pumped up and ready to write! Let’s do this thing!

#58. Pierce my bellybutton.

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If you followed my bucket listing adventures last year you’ll probably remember my fear of needles. Actually forget fear- it’s a full on phobia. I despise needles and blood and things that poke you. I run away at the mention of shots and hide in the parking lot of the doctor’s office until we leave (true story). If they happen to catch me I scream, bite, kick, wiggle, squirm and just make a total fool of myself. But not anymore. After my diagnoses of Crohn’s last year I needed to be put on a medicine that required weekly blood tests. My doctors gave me two options: A) continue to have symptoms and feel miserable for the rest of my life or B) get over my feel of needles so I could take the medicine and get better. Obviously I chose the better of the two options and I’m now in medicated remission (which basically means I no longer feel bad with the help of medicine. The downside is without the medicine I flare and the symptoms come back, but we’re working on it so all is well). Ok that’s enough back story; the fact of the matter is that I no longer have a phobia of needles. So when my sister went to get her first tattoo (ouch! now that’s something I’d never do) I decided I wanted to be “cool” and get a belly button ring. I was hesitant at first and I wasn’t positive I would even go through with it but then I had a surge of confidence and plopped myself in the chair; ready to get pierced. Of course my belly button had to be disinfected first and while I’m glad she cleaned it thoroughly, by the time she was finished my bout of confidence was lost and I was close to backing out. But then with a quick one, two, three…the ring was in and I was finished! So I’m not going to lie and say it didn’t hurt; because it did, but I’m glad I did it and if you want one I would definitely recommend it.

Anyway I’m off to write some more posts!

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan