2019 wish list. I may have mentioned it briefly. I for sure did in 2018, when I was working on my 2018 wish list. Well, as the year draws to a close, it is time to think back, reflect and be grateful for this incredible year that I have had so far. If you have been reading along and following my posts and stories, then you must know how much of an amazing year I have had and what a great time it has been.
That being said, I have officially finalized my 2019 wish list. Mind you, some of it may be wishful thinking, but, a girl can dream, right?
Behold, the 2019 wish list:
- Newport Food and Wine Festival: I went here in 2018 and it was everything. The food was incredible and the wine was so smooth and full of flavor. I will definitely be attending this for years to come. You can purchase tickets here, but be mindful that tickets to the event do tend to sell out.
- Ice-climbing: I have wanted to do this for a while. But the cost. There is the cost and it is pretty step. But I have planned for it for next year and am working rigorously to save money. I have found a few places and companies around Connecticut that I would like to try.
- Skydiving: If you know, I was supposed to do this in 2018 but I chickened out. I figure, with 30 right around the corner, let me give it a go again. Just before I get married too.
- Warbird Experience: I have wanted to try this for a while. And it’s perfect because the location is in fact on my way up to Newport, RI for my annual Newport trip. It is located in Pawcatuck, CT. How cool would that be to fly a warbird plane? And the stories I would have to tell. The adventures that would be had.
- Get Scuba Certified: Okay. This is mainly because I would like to go shark cage diving. And, through my research, I learned that you need to be Scuba Certified. #FML. So, as much as it terrifies me, I guess I am going to have to go and get scuba certified. I found a location to do that.
- A trip to Niagara Falls: Again, another thing that has been on my list for quite some time. And with it only being a six hour drive from Connecticut, I am surprised that I have not ventured out there yet, if only for a weekend.
- Toronto: Okay, let’s be honest. I really want to go to Toronto so that I can walk the edge walk at the CN Tower.
- Visit somewhere in Africa for my 30th birthday. I have never spent my birthday abroad, so what better time to do that than my 30th? I am still struggling to figure out where in Africa to go, seeing as every flight I have looked at is so expensive. The countries that I have narrowed it down to are: Zimbabwe, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.
- Pay $50.00 a month for the year 2019-2020 towards my college loans. That amounts to $600.00 That should put a big dent in the amount of money that I owe towards my college loans.
- Save $1,000 towards a mortgage. This one may be wishful thinking, but it is worth a shot. I currently have $318.00 towards this amount saved.
- Visit Chile: Okay, this I really want to do. As part of my full time job, I typically work an event called the Avenue of Dreams. It is a very stressful event and a very stressful time of year. I just need to take a breather after it. My head spins in circles. So, herein Chile. I would love to hike the Andes and go on many of the nature treks and adventure tours and visit some of the vineyards available in Santiago and other Chilean cities.
- Honeymoon travel: And as you must know, I am getting married in 2019. And, we are currently in the early stages of planning our honeymoon. It is my goal to travel for two weeks and to save at least $4,000.00 towards the trip. Countries that we are eyeing include Italy, Greece, France and Croatia. And as you can tell from my Asian Sabbatical, I am very organized and efficient when it comes to planning things. The honeymoon will go off without a hitch and with a well crafted itinerary.
Minor wish list items:
- Work on paying down wedding dress
- Save $50.00 a month towards baby fund
- Participate in Wwoof
- Go to the beach more
- Eat more seafood
- Expand this website and my brand
- Once again try and do more vineyards on the Connecticut Wine Trail