We are starting off pretty damn well. We recently moved to Washington State. I began working at a Floral company. We spend our days cuddled up with our pups in front of our fireplace, drinking cocktails and hiking the multitude of mountains that surround us. To say that I am lucky is an understatement. In the last several years I never dreamed this would actually be my reality. Ok I dreamed it… But I didn’t actually believe it.
This year will provide it’s own sets of ups and downs. It’s own surprises. I am probably not prepared for some of them and others I will welcome with open arms. If last year taught me anything, it’s that life is truly full of surprises and I am much stronger than I ever thought possible. So with that in mind I will offer up another “dreams” list for another year.
A guide to give me motivation when I feel like I am not moving forward. A reminder when I feel down trodden, that magic is just around the corner.
1: Try snow shoeing
2: Take a dip in a hot springs
3: Visit Olympic Peninsula
4: Visit Canada (Victoria? or Vancouver? Hell, how about both!)
5: Bake more pies, I don’t know why
6: Become a master at stews and soups. A skill I feel is needed for living here in Washington.
7: Learn to arrange and maintain florals/plants
8: Work my way up to a 10miles hike
9: See a starfish in a tide pool
10: Visit Leavenworth at Christmas. (Reindeer Farm, Sliegh Ride, Ornament shopping)
11: Cut down our own Christmas tree at Tiny Tree Farm
12: Tour a beer factory and maybe even a whiskey distillery for my love
13: Visit Seattle’s China Town
14: Try jump seating
15: Take moms and sis to get macaroons and champagne
16: Concoct a photographable picnic complete with a plaid woolen blanket
17: Print photo for above dining table
18: Renew passport
19: Get 2nd tattoo (Floral shoulder cap)
20: Rent bikes in Seattle and go exploring
21: Visit one of Washington’s famous flower festivals! (Lavender, Tulip and I think there is a daffodil one too!)
22: Visit Japan
23: Learn to make Creme Brûlée
24: Camp at high altitude for sunrise views from our tent. Or camp in a fire look out.
25: Learn to make butter beer
26: Get our meat from a local butcher
27: Visit Mt. Rainer
28: Buy a fire pit
29: *Dirty 30* weekend with my girls