Setting aside the troublesome nature of national politics this year, 2017 has been a year of intense growth for me, personally. I achieved several goals, traveled more, made time with friends a priority, and locked down my personal finances.
Thank you for following along with me. Some major career shifts precluded me from devoting time and energy to this little company for several months, but I have some things up my sleeve for 2018 that I hope you'll be excited about.
For now, here's my 2017 anti-bucket list. I want to hear yours, too! Share in the comments, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message me on Instagram. Here's to health, wealth, and happiness for all of us in the new year.
In 2017, I...
Saved an emergency fund & a house down payment
Visited some national parks (Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Mammoth Caves National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
Traveled to new places (Southport, NC; Pocono Region, PA; Cincinnati, OH; Lexington, KY; Nashville, TN; Gatlinburg, TN; Roanoke, VA)
- And to some places I’ve been before (Washington, DC; New York, NY; Allegheny National Forest)
Hiked on the Appalachian Trail
Hosted a dinner party or potluck every single month
Bought a piece of original art (Raven Roxanne)
Quit a job for the first time (technically, I quit two jobs this year)
Started my first ever full-time job
Went on a semi-spontaneous co-working retreat with one of the best women I know (& had the best time)
Photographed friends & family
Seriously upgraded my cooking skills (thanks to Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat)
Had my aura photographed
Attended a PAC fundraiser with some of Pittsburgh’s coolest women
Marched on Washington
Visited two new museums (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cheekwood Museum & Garden)
Sent 32 #feelgoodfeminism emails
Invested in my business & learned so much about wholesale
Sold products in a brick-and-mortar store