Top 10 Bucket List Goals

10. Scuba dive with Great White Sharks.

9. Go to Alaska and pet a moose.

8. Move to Australia and live there for at least five years.

7. Jump off of a waterfall.

6. Take a road trip that hits every historical landmark in the United States.

5. Be snowed in.

4. Get married.

3. Become a zombie on the Walking Dead.

2. Go to Hawaii.

1. See if the stories are true about the Bermuda Triangle.


I was sitting in bed today thinking about things that I am grateful for, especially since for the last year my mind focused a lot on the negative. I heard from a nifty book once that if you focus on all the positives in your life and place yourself in the vision that you have for yourself, you will eventually live in that dream. Now, I dream to be Tony Stark with an Iron Man suit one day, but for now, I will am going to list all of the things I am currently grateful for.

1. I am grateful for my mom and dad for being a live and healthy. For also, helping me get through the times that were not my brightest hours.

2. I’m grateful for my fiance for keeping her chin up for me when I have been down. I also am grateful that her love has kept me going for the last five years.

3. I’m grateful for having a job that keeps food on the table and clothes on my back.

4. I’m grateful for having the eyes to see what I am writing and the fingers to be able to write what I am feeling.

5. I’m grateful that I have readers that actually enjoy my posts, and I am grateful for the one’s that challenge my thoughts as well.

6. I am grateful to be alive and wake up to more sunny days than rainy days.

7. I’m grateful to be able to live in a country where I am free to express myself without penalty.

8. I am grateful for the men that died to keep our country free.

9. I’m grateful for the positive thoughts that pop up in my head daily. I’m also grateful for learning how to not worry or stress over the things that do not matter right now.

10. I’m grateful to know that I continue to have ideas in my head for my stories everyday and do not suffer from writer’s block too much anymore.

11. I am grateful that there are writers that ask me for my suggestions on their writings and want my help.

12. I’m grateful for when my checks from work are bigger than usual.

13. I’m grateful to have a grandmother that I know.

14. I’m grateful for having a sibling that listens to me even if I do run off into a rant at times.

15. I’m grateful for the people that are still in my life even when times were bumpy in the past.

Write down your list of what you’re grateful for. It doesn’t have to be on here. It can be on your own page or the comments below. If you’re looking to make a change in your life, don’t focus on the negatives. Start with a list of things that you’re grateful for that make you happy. It’s the first step of following what you want in your life.

Happy blogging!

5 Annoying Things that People Do At Work

I’m going to throw out my list of five things that I see everyday that kind of get on my nerves. Add to the list if you’d like, but I’m enjoying these lists, so let it all out. Even if you think it’s stupid, just throw it out there and join the club.

1. Asking if “You’re okay”: I get annoyed when other associates ask if I’m alright. Well, let’s see. I’d rather be home writing the next New York Times Bestseller than sitting here stocking up these yellow bananas. Yet, I always calmly say, “I’m fantastic!”

2. The Awkward conversation: I find it kind of weird when a manager that is socially awkward walks up and ask, “So Will, have you seen any good movies lately?” Like just randomly while I’m sitting there trying to do my job. “Um no. Why?” Then, silence as he walks away. I mean, c’mon, if you’re going to start a conversation at least answer my why question so we can continue to sound like idiots.

3. Cocky managers: Ever have that one manager that thinks he’s the next ruler of China. Yeah, the one that drives a beat up station wagon with his chin held up high all day cause of his “Power?” I mean, seriously, get a grip. Sometimes I wonder if he has a pole rammed up his rear.

4. The Control Freak: Oh my gosh! I hate these kind of people. They have to tell you what to do, where to go, and how to do things constantly. It’s like you just crawled out from under a rock and forgot how to walk. Seriously, if I’ve worked in produce for five years, I’m pretty sure I’m capable of stocking up a tomato properly.

5. People who don’t stop at the crosswalk: Okay, so at my job when you walk out of the store there’s a pedestrian crosswalk. Well, apparently there are morons out there that can’t recognize a damn stop sign if it bashed them across the head twenty times. Every time I walk outside, I stand on the sidewalk waiting to cross. Then, the driver who let’s me cross acts like I’m hassling them for let me cross. Okay, first of all, if you had stopped and let me cross first, you wouldn’t look like the dumb ass in the middle of a crosswalk waiting for me to get to the other side of the road.