Monday, April 23, 2012

What I want to do before I kick the Bucket!

I was just talking with my mom the other day about a bucket list. At 22 I am kind of young to even want to start entertaining the day i "Kick the Bucket" but hey life is super short and its never to early to start. Now I personally think that a bucket list can be anything you want to do before you die. It doesn't have to be extreme or crazy. So without wasting anymore time here is my bucket list as of now. A ton of my list consists of traveling because its what i want to do.

  1. Become a Doctor- I still am working out what kind of doctor I to be, but I know that it will happen before I die. 
  2. Buy a House- Its the American dream after all. Plus, it would be nice being able to not have to move or rely on someone else. 
  3. Visit all 50 states- I already have seen a fair few of them!
  4. Visit Paris, France- Not texas. 
  5. Visit Rome & Florence, Italy- In one trip :]
  6. Visit Victoria & Vancouver, Canada- I have heard amazing things 
  7. Visit Ireland & the U.K.- I would love to see where my ancestors come from 
  8. See little L graduate college- Actually I am excited to just see her graduate high school
  9. Go on a Sister Cruise- My amazing sister and I will do this and hopefully soon.

This is a short list and there are a million other things I hope to see happen but so far these are the ones that I am looking forward to most.
~Lisa Ann

Saturday, April 21, 2012

What to Do?!?

By now I think I have changed my major officially three times. This time I know that its what I really want to do. My first major was Business Administration. So not for me. I picked it as a major because an MBA should be able to allow me to do pretty much anything. It also would help me start a business. My second major was Nursing. I picked nursing because I love to help people. I also picked it because it is way easier then a Ph.D. After much reflection and thought I as of the start of this semester have officially changed my major to pre-med. I was hesitant to officially take the steps towards the long road ahead of me, but I realized that fear shouldn't hold me back from doing what I want. I was scared of the amount of schooling and possibly failing. I am looking forward to one day actually making a difference and helping people. So heres to the extremely long road that I have picked for myself. Wish me Luck.
~Lisa Ann

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Climb?

A few weeks ago, I took little L to the local park. The gym equipment there is geared towards old children, but she loves to try to keep up with the big kids anyway. I turn around for a few seconds to grab something out of her stroller and see her attempting to climb up a swiss cheese looking thing. I flip out and run over to her to make sure she doesn't fall and crack her head. I tried to pull her of the equipment but she throws a fit and runs back to re-attempt the climb. I stand back and watch as my 16 month old baby climbs up the swiss cheese thing and make it to the top without any help. I pick her up, hug her, and place her on the ground. As soon as her feet hit the ground she runs right back over and re-climbs the equipment. By the end of our time at the park she had climbed up that piece of equipment ten times. All the way home she babbled in the back seat and wouldn't stop smiling. It made me think of how even the smallest or biggest things can be accomplished if you are given a chance to do so. Watching little L be so proud of herself made me realize that it is okay to take a step back and just see what happens. When you do that you may be shocked at the outcome.
~Lisa Ann

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Rambling Welcome!

I have sat down and wrote this blog intro a million and two times. Sadly i have come up with a blank page. One of my new years  was to keep up with a blog at least twice a week. I stop that blog but still wrote twice week. The overall theme of that blog was me holding on to something that I really should have let go. I now see that life goes fast, unexpected, and at times crazy. I don’t look back ten years from now and realized that time got the best of me. I have now come to a point in my life were I can reinvent myself. A fresh start in many ways. I am now embracing the unknown rather then hold on so tightly to the past. I’m trying the best I can to move forward with my life and do the best that i can with what cards i have been dealt. I would ramble off random facts that make me, me but I will save that for another day. For now always remember to look towards the future and not hold on to the past. 
~Lisa Ann