Monday, July 01, 2013

on five things...

You have got to know by now that I absolutely love making lists. When I first started this blog I created this huge list of things I would like to do before my time is up on this Earth. It was fun and it was a perfect kind of post to do to start this blog. I went back to it the other day and I was able to cross of a few things and some I had to alter.
I always end up writing goals or little things I want to do in the future or even just goals and things to do for this month. It's nice to have ideas and plans to keep you motivated. One of these days I will revamp my really long (like fifty-something) bucket list and re-post it again but for now I wanted to inspire everyone to think of your own goals, whether it's something fun for this week, next month or 10 years from now. Here are my five new goals to add to my bucket list...

Visit a wolf sanctuary. I've been in love with wolves since I can remember. They are fascinating animals and whenever I'm asked what my favorite animal is?-- well, wolves are it! One of my regular customers via the coffee shop told me about a wolf sanctuary right here in Pennsylvania. I had no idea there was one up until she told me. Then next day she brought in a newspaper clipping with a little article about the place and I just knew I had to go. The have tours during the day on the weekends and some week days but when I saw that they have a By the Light of the Moon Tour, I instantly became giddy! These tours are strictly tours which are held on days that fall on the full moon. You take a tour to see the wolf packs while your tour guide shares facts. Then afterward you get to sit by a bonfire, drink coffee or tea, listen to a Native American family tell stories and hear the wolves howl to the moon. So freaking cool! Since this particular wolf sanctuary is only about an hour and a half away I'm planning a trip for the full moon tour this September. 

Write a book. This has been on my bucket list for quite some time now. I always knew I'd write a book in this lifetime but the question remained, what sort of book and when? Some of you may already know that I've started writing a book! It was a thought that I had randomly come to me and once I brought up the courage to tell my husband about this idea he at once told me to write everything down so that I didn't forget. We both went out to buy a sketch book so that I could start to write & doodle all my ideas down. Shortly after I just began writing. I've only told a select few the premise of the book but I will say that it's a fantasy novel with three main characters. A vampire, werewolf and a witch. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be. I always wondered how all these wonderfully creative authors out in the world come up with what they put in their novels and suddenly now I know! It's an amazing thing to be able to take the things you make up in your mind and put them down on paper. Of course, it's hard work and with working full-time and being busy non-stop, this book will most likely not be release until like 2090! But alas it's a fun goal to have and once I do accomplish it, there will be no stopping me. Not to forget that I have some pretty awesome people who support and believe in me. That helps too! 

Motorcycle. My dad bought me a dirt bike for my 16th birthday. He was always one to get really great birthday and Christmas gifts but the dirt bike topped all! When I told my dad I wanted one he was very apprehensive. It's a dangerous thing to have and he didn't like the idea. But after I begged him to no end he caved in. I remember standing outside as he drove his truck into the driveway. I didn't see it at first until the bed of the truck was facing me and there it was. I freaked out to say the least. Long story short, I would ride that thing after school everyday just around our two acre property and be in heaven. 
My dad rode motorcycles back in Europe in his twenties until one of his dear friends died riding one. It took him forty years to get back on and it's been four years and two bikes later! 
One of the first things I want to do when we move back to Seattle is to get my motorcycle license. Ever since my dad starting to ride again I've been secretively longing to go on a trip to Yellowstone National Park with my dad on our motorcycles. Together on the road with just a backpack full of our things and a tent. Camp out where ever we want without a worry in the world. We're going to do it and I can't wait. 

Hair academy. Pretty much everyone knows that I want to go to hair school and become a hair stylist. It's been my dream for quite some time now and I'll be finally pursuing that dream once we're out in Seattle. Once I am licensed, I want to work somewhere downtown in a trendy salon where I'm not doing old ladies hair or the same hair style over and over again (no offense to all the old ladies out there or people that are boring!) but instead being able to be creative and help people be creative. Of course, soon after I'm out there gaining experience I want to open up my own shop. Hopefully with my little sister. 
But my biggest dream yet, the whopper of all dreams is to create my own hair academy! I vision to have a school where I teach my own philosophy and techniques to people who are equally as passionate about hair as I am. It's a pretty big dream!

Play the banjo. I've always wanted to play an instrument but there's never really been one that I've fallen in love with. When I was younger I wanted to learn to play the drums but now I've sort of lost interest. Until now! I want to learn to play the banjo and hopefully soon because I'm asking for one for my birthday in August. Eeeee!

What are your goals? 



  1. Back when I volunteered at Woodland Park in the gorilla area and they started construction on the Taiga exhibit, they relocated the wolves to an available grotto across from us. I would arrive early in the morning and walk over to the gate to watch them (the inside work areas and accesses at the zoo are different from the front), and since they have such keen senses of hearing and smell, they would be waiting for me. While working, I would often hear one begin to howl and they would all join in. It was such a soulful sound that it gave me goosebumps every time and I loved being able to get such a close-up view of them (I never got too close to the gate and they seemed to regard me with acceptance). You would probably love the book Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat. It is one of my all-time favorites. It was made into a movie, but read the book!

    1. Thanks for the comment! This is exactly why I am so excited to visit the wolf sanctuary. And happy to have another book to add to my booklist. Perfect!