Las Vegas in 2 more days! In desperate need of a vacation.. Can’t wait!
It’s a monumental age, saw this list and thought, why not try to conquer it!
21 Things To Do Before Your 21
1. Take a road trip.
Mapping the route, singing at the top of your lungs, and discovering new towns with friends is the ultimate bonding experience.
A few years back my cousins and I road tripped to San Francisco!
2. Learn to play a musical instrument.
There is an expressive power of music — and the possibility that one day you can learn to create something beautiful through it.
Growing up I played the clarinet, xylophones, and piano.
3. Go skinny-dipping!
It’s the most liberating thing ever. You have to let go of your insecurities when you take off your clothes. But you’re hidden by the water — so it’s like bending the rules. Who decided we have to wear clothes anyway?
4. Save $1,000.
Just seeing that big number in your bank account is rewarding — knowing you did it alone.
My bank account will never be lower than this or else I would cry. Work too hard for my money!
5. Know your grandparents.
Ask them (or your parents) about their lives at your age. You might be shocked by how much insight they have — and the crazy things they did!
Don’t even have to ask and my grandma tells me stories all the time.
6. Buy a lottery ticket.
But just one. Everyone should take one million-to-one shot in their lives — it’s fun to dream such a big and outrageous dream.
Won $20 one time on Red Hot 7’s.
7. Win an award.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a contest for role models or pie-eating — you can be the best at something. And there’s no fulfillment quite like everyone else knowing it too.
First place art contest when I was six years old, it was in the news papers and everything!
8. Say “I love you.”
It takes courage to be vulnerable. But it’s the only way to create the possibility that someone will love you back the way you deserve.
9. Learn to drive a stick shift.
You never know when you’ll get into a situation where you may need to know how. Plus, in terms of gas, these cars are better on your wallet.
Someone teach me!
10. Milk a cow.
I was terrified to do it, but conquering this small thing helped me do even bigger scary stuff.
11. Forgive someone.
A girl wrote “b****” on my locker when I was 16, and it always ate away at me inside. But when I made amends with her, the bad feelings evaporated.
12. Have your fortune told.
Sure, it’s kind of silly. But doing it is really a reminder that in the end, only you hold the power to chart your own destiny.
13. Go to a drive-in.
Seriously the best place on earth! Where else can you watch a movie, get a great burger, talk and walk around with friends, and see the stars — all at the same time?
14. Do your own laundry.
It’s the first step on the long (but gratifying) road to independence.
Do this all the time
15. Ride a horse.
Okay, it might sound cheesy, but when you connect with this animal and the wind blows through your hair, it’s the closest feeling to real freedom.
16. Donate your formal dresses.
You’ll give someone the chance to be a princess for one night. (And, yes, it’s okay to feel like one!)
17. See the ocean.
I felt so small next to this huge, timeless thing — and it inspired me to make the most of my life.
18. Waitress at least once.
Serving someone is humbling, plus it teaches you how to communicate and multitask — two skills you’ll use forever.
Worked in retail? Does that count? Im going to make it count.
19. See one thing that is “the world’s largest.”
Even if it’s just a frying pan — at least it can be your temporary claim to fame!
Rode the world’s largest ferris wheel, the Singapore Flyer.
20. Leave the country.
Going to England, I realized how narrow my world really was — and that travel was the best way I could expand it.
Left the country only a few time, but been to China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Mexico. Next stop..EUROPE!
21. Learn how to love your body.
I’m just now starting to feel perfect as I am because I have knobby knees and moles — not in spite of them.
Still gotta work on this.
HONESTLY, don’t know how much I’ll be able to cross off since my birthday is in 4 months but I love a challenge!
Everyone, this is my new puppy Guppy! He is 2 months old and his breed is a Taiwan Tugo? Well that’s what my dad told me but he looks like a baby pit bull to me. He has grey eyes and is extremely energetic and curious!
We went on a walk the other day and I took some great photos of him. It was difficult teaching a puppy how to walk with a leash for the first time, but we enjoyed our walk together, here are some photos:
Isn’t he the cutest??
“Thank goodness for all of the things you are not! Thank goodness you’re not something someone forgot, and left all alone in some punkerish place like a rusty tin coat hanger hanging in space. That’s why i say Duckie! Don’t grumble! Don’t stew! Some critters are much-much, oh ever so much-much, so muchly much-much more unlucky than you!” -Dr. Seuss
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Even if you don’t celebrate turkey day, Thanksgiving is the perfect day to be grateful and give thanks. I have so much to be thankful for this year! First and foremost, I am thankful for my family and friends. Without them, I wouldn’t be who I am today. I am thankful for being young and the incredible opportunities that have been given to me and, of course, my two little doggies.
Here are a few photos of my thanksgiving dinner with my friends.