Friday Flashback

A short list of laws that were blatantly broken in my youth.

  1. Tunnel running
  2. Water tank climbing/swimming
  3. Pool hopping
  4. Trespassing
  5. Speeding
  6. Too many people in my vehicle
  7. Signage collecting
  8. Curfew

 

  1. -Zion
  2. -Dixie Rock
  3. -Every pool in St. George
  4. -Every golf course in St. George
  5. -The Gorge
  6. -Record: 11 people in my VW bug
  7. -Taco Bell/KFC/GAP….
  8. -Up all night (go to cheer practice at 6am, work for a few hours) Sleep all day.

 

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Oh New York. You were perfect. 


My favorite thing I did for myself in 2016 was take a spontaneous (secret) trip to New York. *when you find round trip tickets for barely $100, and have a free place to stay, it’s hard to not go.)


I stayed in SoHo. My room had views of the Freedom Tower and sunsets on The Hudson. I looked at the concrete city in all it’s wonder from the One World Observation Deck. I strolled across Brooklyn Bridge. I had my aura photographed. I ate cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery. I people watched in Times Square. I found a few tiny graveyards. I listened to jazz at The Roxy. I laid in the sun in Central Park. I had a 99 ice cream. Watched street performers. Met up with one of my favourite people. And when I came home 65 hours later, my face hurt from smiling.

Resolutions of 2015

2015 opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. I realized I’ve spent too much time playing it safe and it was time to mix it up. So for my New Years resolutions I made myself 5 promises. And for the first time in my life I finished the year without quitting one of them.
1- I promised to do 40 new things this year. The highlights of these being SKYDIVING. This was an incredible experience.

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2-I promised to take care of myself. I had a regimented workout plan. An 80/20 clean eating plan. And the promise to go to the doctor if I needed it. I will mention that I’ve been to the doctor more this year than the last 10 combined. But it was all important so no complaints.

3-I promised to let go. I withdrew from people, places and things that didn’t feel right. I let go of hurt and sadness. I purged things that I owned. It was a long process that I will continue to do because it has been so liberating.

4-I promised to let important things into my life. I met a few significant people this year. They enlightened me. They shared joy with me and made me feel better about myself. They are not people I would’ve become friends with under normal circumstances from my regular day to day life. But I made it a point to get out and do 40 new things which put me in places that aligned me to meet them.

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5-I promised to go foreign. This was hands down the busiest, craziest, most fun trip I have ever taken. I finally left North America. I had my best friend with me. I had brilliant weather. I made a lifelong friend.  And I made memories that will stay in my heart forever.  This trip was more meaningful to me than almost any other thing I’ve ever done.

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Summer of 2015

This summer was busy and lazy and fun and boring and sad and joyful.  Here’s the list of things I did in no particular order.

  • Faced my biggest nightmare
  • Fell in love
  • Got my heart broken
  • Went Skydiving
  • Took 4 classes
  • Went to California 5 times
  • Broke my toe
  • Wrote a story
  • Got rid of 18 black bags of stuff from my house
  • Cooked Indian food
  • Reconnected with old friends
  • Made new friends
  • Went deep sea fishing
  • Went to 4 concerts
  • Learned to play the guitar
  • Had 3 wishes come true
  • Watched 43 Ted Talks
  • Marathoned Harry Potter Movies 3 times
  • Watched A Very Potter Musical
  • Did a handstand
  • Hiked Zion 5 times
  • Went to therapy
  • Pursued a dream
  • Went to Disneyland
  • Started 2 blogs
  • Started 2 businesses
  • Marathoned Downton Abbey
  • Got my Chakras Spinning
  • Smudged my house
  • Had my auras brightened
  • My life lines read
  • Went bouldering
  • Sat in the pouring rain
  • Laughed so hard my stomach hurt
  • Cried until my heat healed
  • Spent a day as The Woman
  • Cos-Played Han Solo
  • Saw C3-PO
  • Stayed up all night and watched the sunrise
  • Went to a secret establishment
  • Took a staycation
  • Used Airbnb
  • Used Uber
  • Booked a trip to Europe
  • Read 6 books
  • Planned a trip to Asia
  • Made my own sunblock
  • Wrote 27 letters
  • Kept a journal
  • Left dishes in my sink
  • DIdn’t vacuum in July
  • Skipped meals
  • Ate too much
  • Got too much sleep
  • Didn’t get enough sleep
  • Drove a motorcycle
  • Had toxic withdrawals
  • Went to Comic-Con
  • Changed my name
  • Got caught in a thunderstorm
  • Peeled from a sunburn
  • Made butterbeer
  • Had a wizards duel
  • Saw a ghost
  • Saw an octopus in the ocean
  • Touched a sea-slug
  • Discovered my greatest weakness
  • Turned my greatest weakness into a strength.