January 11, 2017

Reverse Bucket List

I saw this idea floating around on some blogs last year and thought it was fun. Instead of listing out my dreams and big things I want to do someday, why not share what I have already accomplished?!

Graduated college- I find it a huge accomplishment to graduate college. I feel very proud of myself for finishing and pushing through. To be completely honest, I didn't take it as seriously as I should have, but it was my mom's dream to see me attend and get a college diploma. She went to Mercyhurst University, but was a few credits short of graduating before she got pregnant with me and never finished. I wish she could have seen me walk that stage, but I'm happy I survived and actually did better as the years passed making Dean's List a few times.

Started and maintained a blog- In June of 2014 I hit publish on my very first post on Dream Big and Buy the Shoes and am proudly working on hitting my 3rd blogiversary mark this year. I love this blog and what it has come to be for me. My only goal when I started was to make one person a day smile, and the comments that I receive tell me I'm doing that...and a bit more. I can't thank this community enough for turning a small hobby into a big dream come true for me. I love my little space on the Internet!

Swam with dolphins- in May of 2014 we went on a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas. My Stepson Ethan had big dreams of swimming with dolphins and would always freak out when commercials came on TV for different resorts. While on the cruise we booked an excursion on Blue Lagoon Island to swim with the dolphins, and I swear I still to this day have never seen a smile so big on Ethan's face.
dolphins in the bahamas
Saw Britney Spears in Vegas- if you don't know already, I am OBSESSED with Britney Spears. Like, could listen to her on repeat for months straight and watch Crossroads multiple times a day type levels. I love Vegas too and always wanted to see her perform there. In April of 2015 my husband and I went with some of our best friends for a Vegas vacation and saw the legendary Miss Britney Spears perform at Planet Hollywood.
britney vegas

britney spears vegas
Planned a bridal shower and wedding- growing up I was awful in art class. To think that I would ever plan something that was actually picture perfect is quite a miracle. I had SO much fun doing it all too.
DIY bridal shower

fun wine glasses

diy wedding centerpieces
Got married- I mean, it's great that I found someone to put up with all sorts of my craziness (see above).  I feel like I can compare it to skydiving, since that's also something I want to do. All this fun and excitement is built up and then it comes and your knees start to shake. You walk down the aisle (or jump out of a plane) and realize it's not so bad and then you go back to celebrating. Woo-hoo! You did it, and now it's all over.
Featured in a magazine-Since I was a young girl writing stories I have dreamt of having something featured in a magazine. I had two recipes featured in Holl and Lane Magazine in 2016 which was pretty cool. If you haven't heard of Holl and Lane, I suggest you check their unique, beautiful stories out some time. They have a blog as well which is equally as great.

Opened an Etsy shop-The Dreamy Details is officially a shop. While I haven't found the most successful way to advertise the shop and everything I'm capable of doing, I seem to get the most requests by word of mouth and things I don't even process through Etsy...which is fine by me. I love making signs, inspirational posters or things for your desk, and creating invitations or special pieces for events.

Became an Aunt- I am so happy to be blessed with two nieces and one nephew. One of my most favorite things is being an Aunt and I love spending time with all our little cuties.

Traveled to some fun cities- Las Vegas, New York City, Miami, Chicago, and Boston just to name a few. I'm really excited to plan trips to some others as the years go on...I would love to see Nashville, and Salt Lake City and of course Los Angeles and San Francisco and New Orleans too. If only money grew on trees :)
things to do in boston

It's pretty fun to sit down and make a list of all the things I've already done so far. The awesome things is that there's a lot of time left to do many more things that are on my list. Some of my bucket list items are actually on my 101 in 1001 which I'm making pretty good progress on.

What are some things that are on your Reverse Bucket List? Do you have a 101 in 1001? 

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