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COWABUNGA !!

The big apple! The smell of street piss! The weirdo transit system and the driest of all humor, how I have missed you.

I am back in the one city that I love the most and love to hate the most. The city that raised me, shaped me, and sent me running to the midwest for clarity of mind. Well, it got me back and more hooked than  last time. So much so that I am putting together a bucket list and completing it by DECEMBER 2018.

You can progress with me or not, no harm-- no foul.

Here is le list!

TRAVEL

Travel to Ireland, Zambia, South Africa, New Zealand, Cuba, California, Mexico and Canada

Travel Solo At Least Once

Visit 20 of the 50 states (currently at 12 states visited so EIGHT MORE TO GO!!!)

Learn to Swim

Learn to Bike

Make a film travel video

Hike the Canyon!

Go camping for 3 nights!

LIVE IN BROOKLYN

 

FITNESS

Run Across New York City

Run a 6:30 mile

Run a 5k

Run a 10k

Run a half-marathon

Mud-run

Run a marathon

RIDE A BIKE ACROSS BROOKLYN

Run everyday for a month

Develop abs

Kickboxing

STOP EATING BREAD (so help me God)

SPREAD JOY

Show love to strangers in the city (one a day)

Be kind to my family every day

Raise a $5,000 for charity water

Hug a person every day

Leave notes of encouragement for baristas

High five someone each day

FOOD

Learn to cook better

Cook for my family more often

Cook a successful 5 course meal

Learn how to make native Nigerian dishes

Successfully eat a complete vegan diet for 10 days

Eliminate processed foods from my diet for a month

 

SKILLS

Blog more frequently

Photograph more often + keep my social media accounts alive/active

Freelance steadily

Make skill-share videos

launch a magazine

become fluent in Spanish and sign language

learn the piano

strengthen my singing

perform poetry more often

Learn to bake

Yoogggaaaa

Tweet everyday

 

PERSONAL

GRAD SCHOOL (start and finish)

Pay back all credit cards and then make a video destroying them

Grow my hair to my scapula (when straight)

Get my parents to ride horses

Choose Open Communication ALWAYS

START YOUTUBE AGAIN AND STAY CONSISTENT

More Ink/Metal

ADVENTURE

Climb a mountain

Hike in another country

Sleep under the Northern lights

Go to a rodeo

Ride a mechanical bull

Audition for a commercial

Be an extra in a Hollywood movie

MEET Ellen

Climb a volcano

Go indoor skydiving and then outdoor

participate in www.packupgo.com 

CAREER

Intern at Thought Catalog

Be Hired by the Fall for a company that you love

Launch a Magazine / Manage a team

Become a licensed ASL interpreter

Start a youth or young adult community group

Host retreats/seminars

Be a more established photographer in NYC// namely the Bronx and Brooklyn

 

FINANCIAL

Invest in the stock market

Save more

Give a $1,500 scholarship away to someone who would benefit society at large

Help 1 woman start and sustain a business

Write and sell an E-book

Write and sell a real book

BLOGGING

make more friends through blogging/social media spaces

win a travel sweepstake

offer a travel sweepstake

write 2-3x weekly

read as much as you write

 

HERE WE GO, 2017!