My Bucket List

This is a list of goals that I wish to achieve (in no particular order) before I “kick the Bucket”…

  1. View a Broadway production
  2. Apply for a fine arts school
  3. Visit New York
  4. Get married to the love of my life
  5. Have children
  6. Get that A that I want on my Geology exam
  7. Visit every continent
  8. Sky dive
  9. Ride in a hot air balloon
  10. New Years in New York
  11. Do the Color Run
  12. Own a Van
  13. Learn to play piano
  14. Perform in front a very big, live audience
  15. Visit Juilliard
  16. Get something published
  17. Visit Stonehenge
  18. Witness something truly majestic
  19. Help a complete stranger for the common good
  20. Laugh until I literally cry
  21. Get a tattoo
  22. Send a message in a bottle
  23. Learn how to surf
  24. Walk through Japans Tunnel of Light
  25. Flyboard
  26. Ride an elephant
  27. Shark dive
  28. Go grape stomping
  29. Bungee jump
  30. Fly in a plane
  31. Backpack Europe
  32. Play Messy Twister
  33. Attend a Masquerade Ball
  34. Set a record
  35. Adopt a child
  36. Go to the Opera House in Australia
  37. Join the Peace Corps
  38. Crash a wedding
  39. Ride a double decker bus
  40. Kiss my love under the mistletoe
  41. Go to Africa and volunteer!
  42. Cliff diving
  43. Visit the ‘7 Wonders of the World’
  44. Throw a dart on a map and travel to wherever it lands
  45. Get lost in a foreign country
  46. Stand on the corner of Winslow, Arizona
  47. Help somebody with a life goal
  48. Ride a bull (real or mechanical)
  49. Dance to no music with someone
  50. Kiss in the pouring rain
  51. Stand under a waterfall
  52. Scuba dive the coral reef
  53. Visit the redwoods
  54. Visit Washington, D.C.
  55. Meet someone famous
  56. Actually complete a New Years Resolution
  57. Unplug for 48 hours
  58. See Dave Coulier
  59. Graduate
  60. Sing a solo for choir
  61. Join FBI
  62. Zip line
  63. Visit the Grand Canyon
  64. Ride a gondola in Venice
  65. White water rafting
  66. Learn sign language
  67. Visit Paris
  68. Be part of a flash mob
  69. New Years Kiss
  70. See the Taj Mahal
  71. Learn more than one other language
  72. Visit the louvre
  73. Attend the Olympics
  74. See the Amazon Rainforest
  75. Visit Auschwits
  76. Visit Mardi Gras
  77. See the Northern Lights up close
  78. Visit Alcatraz
  79. Add a lock to Pont des Arts, or “Lovers Bridge”
  80. Go zorbing
  81. Go to Coachella
  82. Say “yes” to everything for two weeks!
  83. See the Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular
  84. Donate bone marrow
  85. Go to a Renaissance Festival
  86. Paintball
  87. Sleep in a hammock underneath the stars
  88. Participate in the Warrior Dash
  89. Get the Directors Award in my senior year
  90. Donate hair to locks of love
  91. Watch baby sea turtles hatch
  92. Visit the walk of fame
  93. Get baptized when it actually means something to me
  94. Swim in the largest swimming pool
  95. Visit the Sistine Chapel
  96. Learn how to wood burn
  97. Go to the Grand Ole Opry in Tennessee
  98. Visit the Smithsonian
  99. Fire walk
  100. Learn to let things go
  101. Read Harry Potter over 20 times
  102. Get my nose pierced

Ending My First Year

Hey,

I just wanted to take a minute to reflect my life at Western Michigan University now that I have just completed my first year there. WMU is an amazing place, for sure; in the past year I have made many friends and lost a few too, I have gotten engaged, had accomplishments, and lost my footing, and it was all incredible! Sure, with the up’s and down’s sometimes I was stressed and wanted to quit, but I made it and cannot wait to do it all over again next year. I want to thank everyone at Western for making my last year so memorable!

I Went West and do not regret a moment of it!

-Kelly

P!ATD

Hey guys,

I just wanted to share my recent experience of being able to see Panic! At The Disco live! It was really great and I think that they perform so well in concert, I recommend seeing them if you ever get the chance.  The whole concert had so much energy and the band was very interactive. I really encourage everyone to go out and have fun like this, we have one life to live and we all need to do our best to get every experience we can!

Semester Ending…

Hey ya’ll! I just wanted to tell you guys that I am really busy for this week and the next what with finals and such, you may not here much from me. But I am posting now, so that’s what counts right?

I am here to give you tips about studying with finals coming; hope this helps!

  1. Use an assignment notebook – write down all your assignments so you are sure not to forget to do anything!
  2. Study in the same place & at the same time – find a quiet place away from any distractions and with room to work & figure out what time is best for you to study and work so that you can keep it in your schedule to make it a routine.
  3. Use a select space – keep all of your supplies and work in a select space so that when you settle down to work it is all right at your disposal.
  4. Cut out the distractions – no TV, no phone, no loud music, cut out anything that can cause you to be distracted.
  5. Do the hard tasks first – your brain will be fresh and the easy stuff will be even easier later.
  6. Review regularly – homework is not just what is assigned, you have to make sure to review notes and assignments to really retain the information.
  7. Have a positive attitude – being positive about the work that needs to be done, if you are negative about it then it will become harder to concentrate and do well.
  8. Don’t stress – give yourself enough time and keep an open mind, the more you do that the less stressful it will be.

Good luck on any studying and finals you all may have!

Sorry! Inspiration of the Week!

Sorry that I have not posted in awhile, I am having a really bad time right now and am so stressed out! But, I will be giving you an inspiration to have for the rest of the week.

This song really hits me because even in times of trouble, and hurt, it reminds you that you will always have a place in this world.  I know it may seem dark and that no one is there for you but someone out there does care and wants you to have a happy life; this song reminds us that there is light and hope and, above all, there is love.

Inspiration of the Week

Okay, so for this week I am going to throw you one of my favorite things in the history of the world… Yes, Harry Potter. Harry Potter, to me, is one of the best book and movie franchises in existence and I am utterly obsessed (when I say obsessed, I really do mean it). This franchise has helped me through so many points in my life, just as it helped the lovely J.K. Rowling through her own hard times while she was writing it; because of that I had to use this particular quote as an “Inspiration of the Week” and spread some of the love that she gave to me.

I do not exactly know what brings all of you happiness, but if you have it then hold on to it through the good and the bad; for “happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light”. Sure, we all fight with our own dementors once in awhile; we are only human after all. But, we have the light inside of us to help us through those hard times, you do not have to be a wizard to cast “expecto patronum” in your own life.