Walking around Boston late at night in the winter is such a beautiful sight.
Happy Monday Everyone!
In the spirit of the holidays, here is a flash mob video that has got to be one of the most wonderful things I’ve seen in a while. Enjoy!
Yay for the holiday season where it is socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music…even though I have it on my Pandora station and listen to it all year…I love Pentatonix and I love what they did with the song. Enjoy!
the last sigh at the sunset of the year.
Boston has lost its leaves
and the dying sun paints the bricks with dwindling light.
The air bites, cold and vicious
yet becomes a constant companion
walking through the raw streets.
Contentment filters into my heart,
slowly infiltrating my being,
and filling me with warmth
as I walk beside you.
Your warm hand tethered to mine
and small breaths puffing colorless into the frigid air.
The world rushed around us
all in a hurry to arrive and be out of the cold.
Welcome to December
full of well wishers and merry makers
yet none so full of joy as us.
As I was scrolling through Pinterest in my copious amounts of free time (insert sarcasm here), I came across a story of a young woman who died in a car crash, and whose heart went to a 64- year old woman suffering from congestive heart disease. According to the Huffington Post article, Susan Vieira, who received the heart, has promised to fulfill Kristina Chesterman’s bucket list. This story got me thinking more seriously about my own bucket list, and what I want to accomplish before I die, at least outside my school/professional life.
My bucket list is pitifully brief, consisting of a whopping 12 ‘to-dos’. I tend to forget to write down my ideas, which means I’ll have these things I want to do, but never recall what exactly they were…
After writing out some of my ideas, the list currently stands as:
- Spend Christmas in New York
- Gallop on a beach
- See the Northern Lights
- Watch the New Year ball drop in Times Square
- Be an extra on a film
- Visit Scotland
- Go cliff jumping
- Spend time in as many countries as possible
- Shake hands with the Queen
- Cycle through cities in Europe
- Spend a night under the stars
- Volunteer for an international organization
Travel is obviously a large part of what I want to do, and being outside is huge. As much as I love doing things inside, between watching movies and Internet-ing, I love being outside. Surfing, hiking, climbing, running, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, and many other activities claim my attention. I hope to at least complete these, and add to the list as my life continues.
If you have a bucket list, which item are you looking forward to the most?