Happy new year my friends, it is officially 2018! It feels so weird to say that, but it’s here! 2017 was a great year for travel, for bucket list items, and for the blog. I think a big part of why it was such a great year was because I wrote a list of bucket list items I wanted to cross off in 2017 so I am going to do that again this year!
Just like last year, this blog post is multi-purpose, I want to share and inspire you all to set some goals for the New Year, and I also want to put this out into the Universe. I believe that once you say something out loud and/or write it down, the Universe will be on your side and help you accomplish whatever you set out to do. You can read more about that in 7 Reasons To Have A Bucket List.
But for now, let me know if you will be crossing off any similar items (maybe we can do them together)! These are in no particular order, enjoy!
If you’ve been around for a while you will know that I am a huge advocate of writing things down, in order to manifest them into reality. Because of this, on January 1st, 2017 I wrote a list of 12 bucket list items that I wanted to cross off in 2017. I managed to cross off 5 of the 12 items, hello almost 50% success!
I’ll be writing a 2018 version because choosing 12 bucket list items for the year definitely pushed me to accomplish those goals, and I encourage you to do the same! Enjoy my favorite 16 bucket list items from 2017 listed in the order that they happened!
The items in this post with an asterisk (*) are the items that were in my 2017 bucket list goal list, the rest of the items were not necessarily planned but ended up happening because life is too short to not be spontaneous!
My friends, 2017 is almost over! Can you all believe how fast this year has gone?! I feel like 2017 just started, and I think a big part of why 2017 seems to have flown by is because I’ve been fortunate to have done a lot more travel this year. This year I decided that I wanted to see more of the United States and so I did.
Every year, I take some time to reflect on how that year went; and this year I wanted to do something fun. I’ve rounded up one photo per trip to hopefully inspire you to travel a little more! Enjoy!
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Cada Invierno, todos me dicen que no hay nada que hacer porque esta muy frio….y yo no estoy de acuerdo. Por eso, aqui les tengo La Lista Perfecta de Aventuras Para Este Invierno! Asi que no quiero que nadie me diga que no hay nada que hacer en Invierno, ustedes pueden eligir cualquier cosa de esta lista. Que disfruten!
National Mountain Day is on December 11th and since we are #EnthusiasticAboutHiking, you know we have to celebrate! I will of course be going on a hike and appreciating our beautiful Earth and I invite you to join me wherever you are! If you happen to be in Arizona, you can find some inspiration on where to hike on my Hiking Bucket List!
For those of you not in Arizona, I’m hoping that I can inspire you to go out and explore your own area with these seven reasons to hike! Enjoy!
I LOVE food. I enjoy all different types of food (as can be seen from my never ending Food Bucket List) and I’m literally always down to go try a new restaurant…but if I had to choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would have to be pizza.
Since I love pizza so much, I’ve decided to grace you all with the Ultimate Pizza Lover’s Guide to Phoenix. Enjoy!
This post is sponsored by Foster Farms. As always, all opinions are my own.
It’s no secret that I am the biggest University of Arizona fan. Being at the University of Arizona is actually how this Enthusiastic About Life space came to be; you can read how it all got started here.
Long story short, my last year of college I created a Graduation Bucket List and one of my favorite items on that graduation bucket list was to attend every football game…and wow was I serious about this item.
This item catapulted my love for college football. However, after graduating and moving away from Tucson, it wasn’t as easy to go to every football game.
This post is sponsored by the Book Publicity Services. As always, all opinions are my own.
Last month, I crossed off one of the biggest items from my bucket list: run a full marathon. That’s right my friends, I ran 26.2 miles! There is so much I can say about crossing off this major feat, but you will have to wait for that article coming in the next few weeks.
Today, we are discussing the book I read just before my marathon, the book that motivated me and made me believe that anything is possible. That book is ‘A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail‘ by Jeff Alt.
A few weeks ago, I had the incredible honor of being notified that I had won a national award from an organization that I love.
This organization was SHPE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. I joined SHPE seven years ago in college and you can see some of my involvement with this wonderful organization by checking out #SHPEPhx and by reading my latest post: How To Be An Enthusiastic Leader!
My friend Wendy nominated me for the SHPE Technical Achievement Recognition Professional Role Model Award which is presented to an outstanding member who has provided selfless and outstanding contributions to his or her SHPE chapter and the Hispanic community.
You may have noticed that I was a little missing in action around here and on my social media accounts, and there is a reason for that. I won’t get into it, but October is a really difficult time and I’ve learned that taking a break from ‘the world’ helps my emotional and mental being.
While I was away, I spent some time doing the things I love and one of those things is hiking. I’ve learned that no matter what is going on in my life, I can always turn to nature to make myself feel better.
In case any of you are feeling this way, or if you just like to hike, I’ve put together a list of my five favorite hikes in North Phoenix. I hope you enjoy!