When is enough, enough?

My bucket list took me more than a year to think up (I believe it took about a year and a half if I recall). I thought 100 items would be a good list. I decided what my passions and dreams were at that time. I’ve spoken with others who managed to think of 10-20 items for their list. Perhaps I’m over the top? Some items on my list are 100% out of my control, some items that are easier to reach, and some items are in-between.

Here’s what happened along the way: Even though I’d revealed 100 items, that didn’t stop me from dreaming. The entire time I’ve been working on accomplishing the things on my list, I hadn’t stopped dreaming. I started to write down more things I wanted to achieve and experience. I am ready to reveal 50 more dreams/ goals that I have added. On the full bucket list, they start with number 101.

Here they are:

  1. Attend the Albuquerque Balloon Festival
  2. Visit Auschwitz
  3. See the Austrian Alps
  4. Land at Barra Airport
  5. Visit Barrow, Alaska
  6. Visit Boleskine Graveyard near Inverness, Scotland
  7. √ Hear Cam perform live (accomplished March 9, 2019- see post)
  8. Stay in a castle
  9. Visit 60 different castles in Scotland (see progress)
  10. See the Catacombs in Paris, France
  11. √ Hear Chris Stapleton perform live (accomplished March 13, 2016- see post)
  12. Spend Christmas in Scotland
  13. √ See the Cliffs of Moher (accomplished April 24, 2018- see post)
  14. √ Visit Dingle, Ireland (accomplished April 16, 2018- see post)
  15. Visit Disney World
  16. Buy a season pass to Disneyland
  17. Ride on a dog sled
  18. √ Hear Eric Church perform live (accomplished March 10, 2018- see post)
  19. Visit the Faroe Islands
  20. Hear Garth Brooks perform live (accomplished November 4, 2016- see post)
  21. Visit Glencoe, Scotland
  22. See the Great Wall of China
  23. Visit Greenland
  24. Hear Holly Williams perform live
  25. Go ice skating at Bryant Park in New York City
  26. Spend at least 5 weeks in Ireland
  27. √ Visit Jacques in Copenhagen, Denmark (accomplished April 2016- see post)
  28. Go to Japan
  29. Hear Jared Mitchell perform live
  30. Visit Jasper National Park
  31. Kayak on the ocean
  32. √ Hear Keith Urban perform live (accomplished 03.09.19- see post)
  33. √ See The Kelpies (accomplished 03.22.19- see post)
  34. Attend the Kentucky Derby
  35. √ Hear Lady Antebellum perform live (accomplished March 10, 2019- see post)
  36. √ Hear Little Big Town perform live (accomplished November 15, 2015- see post)
  37. See the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
  38. Go to Maldives
  39. Visit Mt. Rushmore
  40. Visit the Museum of Death in Los Angeles, California
  41. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
  42. Go to the Poop Cafe in Toronto, Canada
  43. Eat a Puffin
  44. See the California Redwoods
  45. Visit Rome
  46. Visit Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, France
  47. See the Swiss Alps
  48. Go on a The Sound of Music tour in Austria
  49. Visit Vatican City
  50. Visit Watson Lake in the Yukon Territory

I have added these 50 to the bottom of the existing list, so if you check out the full list, they will start at number 101.

I promise I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth!

So much has been happening- I’ve been back to work, after a nine-month leave of absence, thanks to our beloved friend, covid-19! I’ve been focusing on my vlog posts (a new creative outlet for me) and I will soon have some new ones posted!

I am still in the process of deciding what “vibe” to give these videos. One thing I have figured out is that I’d like each of these videos to be somewhere around 10 minutes long. I feel like that’s the right amount of time for you guys to see what I’ve been up to, but not so long that I take a big portion of your day from you. I think this is a good length- but what do YOU think? I’d love your feedback! Thanks for your patience, while I figure this out!

I have also been working on a new logo for the site. I think it gives the site a good “brand”. This is what I’ve come up with. ⬇️

A few more updates to the site- the links overhead now include my Happs page so you can view my live broadcasts (will also stream to my new Facebook page if you wanna check that one out… click that “like” button), and more updates on the way!

I have been making plans for Scotland 6

Yesterday I was perusing the internet to estimate what my flight to Edinburgh is going to cost. Even though my job gives me great flight benefits, those benefits are usually on a space-available basis. This should happen in the early spring of next year. Overseas flights don’t usually fill to capacity in the early spring. Still, since I like to book my lodging and transportation in advance, I don’t really want to be stuck in an airport somewhere, waiting for the next plane that happens to have an empty seat.

In pursuit of a good deal, I checked kiwi.com and noticed that Norwegian had some excellent deals going on. They are the airline that I flew on from Denmark to New York last year (see post). I clicked over to their site, Norwegian.com, to find out which U.S. airports they fly to. In doing so, I found a killer deal! PVD-EDI for $99 + taxes and fees! The grand total: $186! They may charge me for checking my one bag (it’s usually a colossal backpack), but even if they do, it’s still a great price- and this is for an exit row, window seat! I couldn’t pass up this kind of deal! I whipped out my credit card, and bam! It finally feels real- Scotland 6 is happening!