101 in 1001

Since my wedding in October I have suddenly found myself with more time on my hands. I have been following a few blogs for a couple years now and I have wanted to create my own personal 101 goals in 1001 days.My goals are a bit more personal then business oriented. If you are interested in creating your own 101 in 1000 click here http://dayzeroproject.com/.

I'm still thinking about a few more goals for myself.

Here is my list so far...

101 Goals in 1001 days.

Start Date: October 15, 2010
End Date: July 12, 2013

1. Pay off Navy Federal Credit Cards-
2. Go Snowboarding or Skiing-
3. Learn to Blog- do it once a week.
4. Take a Baking Class-
5. Go on a Picnic-
6. Travel to Italy with Vinny- (WISHFUL –STRETCH)
7. Go to the Rock climbing wall with Becky from Work-
8. Go on a fun getaway with Mom-
9. See a Broadway play in New York-
10. Have Rachael and Rick over for Dinner-
11. Go to a Concert-
12. Get a second tattoo- on foot
13. See the top of the Empire State Building- (Completed 10/21/10)
14. Visit the Statue of Liberty-
15. Lose weight- (Goal 40 Pounds)-
16. Create 2 Wedding photo books for Parents-
17. Sign up for a 5k-
18. Redecorate Living room-
19. Make a scrap book of Our Honey Moon-
20 Start writing letters to Kelly- Pin pal again for fun :)
21. Pay off Car Loan-
22. Get a list of All Family Members Birthdays and send out Birthday Cards-
23. Visit Meredith in Chicago-
24. Take a road trip up North to Boston and Maine-
25. East Lobster in Maine-
26. Visit Niagara Falls-
27 Put Money aside in Savings for 1 year-
28. Watch a dance concert of Kate’s in NYC- Completed 11/19/10
29. Start my masters Degree-
30. Start a food Journal and write in it 30 days consecutive-
31. Get to the Dentist-
32. Get Teeth Whitened
33. Take a trip with Abbi, Kate, and Meredith-
35. Go to a SPA with a friend-
36. Go in a helicopter ride in NYC-
37. Send flowers to a friend- Just because-
38. Keep in touch with Friends-
39. Attend High School reunion-
40. Hike Camel back Mountain- When Visiting Arizona-
41. Eat Desert at Serendipity in New York -
42. Host a Wine Night at the Apartment-
43. Visit the Smithsonian museum in DC with Vinny-
45. Take a cruise to Alaska-
46. Visit San Francisco-
47. Go on a shopping Spree-
48. Visit Heidi’s home in South Carolina-
49. Go to Walt Disney World-
50. Go with Vinny to the Grand Canyon-
51. Rent a Beach House for a week-
52. Put together scrap book for High school and College -
53. Visit Virginia Beach-
54. Eat a Philly Cheese steak in Philly-
55. Make Thanksgiving Dinner for family 1 year
56. Make Homemade Italian Cheesecake for Vinny
57. Own a louis vuitton bag-
58. Learn how to Skype-
59. Buy a Mac -
61. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York-
62. Take a Photography class-
63. Watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s-
64. Visit Abbi when Baby is born-
65. Go to Lindsey’s Wedding in Phoenix-
66. Attend the Marine Corp ball in 2011-
67. Visit Hershey Park-
68. Take a Trip to Ohio to Visit family and my new cousin Jacob-
69. Buy new Furniture
70. - Baby- Maybe -

We survived Scooters in Bermuda

Life as a Wife...

Our First Journey began on a boat.. Yes, a boat...My husband wore a shirt that said, "I'm on a boat."
That is my husband. Goofy and a big kid at times but he is my husband.
Our Honeymoon is the first Vacation Vinny and I have had together. We decided to take an 8 day cruise to the Virgin Islands. We were going to visit 4 different ports on our Cruise: Bermuda, St.Lucia, Antigua and St. Thomas.

Bermuda was our first Stop.

The morning we landed in Bermuda was amazing. We woke up and had breakfast on our balcony. Our room overlooked the back of the boat. All we could see was aqua blue for miles. It was surreal. After breakfast we headed out to explore the beautiful island of Bermuda.
As we departed from the ship we walked into town and were greeted by a woman with flyers for Scooter rentals. We had not booked an excursion for this port so we jumped at the chance of exploring the island on scooters. As we entered the store I noticed a pink helmet and immediately got excited. I LOVE the color Pink. After we picked up our helmets we filled out the paperwork and headed to the back of the building for our practice ride. Vinny and I were both new to riding scooters so we decided to rent our own. The employee showed us over to our bikes.
Vinny was a little rocky at first but had a successful first run. I was next.
I had butterflies in my stomach. I kept imagining a few years back when I was riding a bicycle down a hill and the handle bar was broken. I flew off the bike and was banged up pretty bad. my palms were sweaty, I was so nervous.
The road was made up of gravel and there were chickens running around. Even though there were several distractions I sucked up my fear and got on the scooter. As I gave the bike gas I began to go. And go. And go. I couldn't stop. I couldn't help but lean to the left and in the distance I could hear the employee yelling brake, use the brakes. I was about to crash the scooter into the post and possibly a chicken. I stopped the bike and hoped off immediately.
I was terrified... I told Vinny I couldn't do it.

Being the supportive husband Vinny is, he said, "Okay no problem." We went back in the scooter store returned the pink helmet and got our money refunded.
After we left the store we began walking around the little town. I was crying and upset with myself for not being able to ride the scooter. Vinny reassured me that it was okay and not to worry about it. As we began walking around the town we saw another scooter rental shop. I started thinking to myself maybe I should try again. I was reminiscing on the old bike accident and I needed to get back on the saddle and try it again. After a few minutes of contemplation I decided to give it another go.
The second time around I didn't get a pink helmet, but I didn't have to ride by chickens or on a gravel road either. I was able to do my practice ride on the street. An employee came over and helped me onto my bike and showed me how to use gas and brakes. I took a deep breath and took my practice run on the road. As I began to ride I could feel the cool sea breeze on my face. As I turned the corner I could see Vinny's face and I slowly brought my bike back to the shop. “I did it," I said with excitement. Vinny smiled and we went in the shop to fill out our papers and get our own Scooters for the day.
We rode those scooters all over Bermuda. It was the first time in a long time I could remember feeling so free. Not a worry in the world. As I was riding around Bermuda with the breeze on my face, I couldn't help but smile. I was loving life. The Ocean, the view, Vinny. It was an amazing day.

I'm so thankful that I went back and tried again.

Vinny and I had an amazing day in Bermuda the scooter process was just one small hiccup in our day. We rode all over town and went to a beautiful beach called Horseshoe Bay. The beach had pink sand from the coral. It was beautiful. Bermuda was our favorite island out of all four islands that we visited. Sometimes in life the unplanned events are the most enjoyable adventures.