My Nectar List

I can’t remember where I saw this but a while ago I remember reading about something called a nectar list. I’m all about bucket lists and collecting ideas for what I want to do before I die, but this article pointed out how important it is to stop and list all the wonderful things you’ve already done. so without further ado:

  1. Ran a full marathon, half marathon, 12K, 10K, 6K and 5K and ULTRA Ragnar!
  2. Including running down the Vegas Strip at night- Rock n Roll Vegas Half
  3. Adopted my favorite little soul mate dog Copper Mercury
  4. Flown first class
  5. Been to the Grand Canyon
  6. and Yosemite
  7. And Yellowstone
  8. And Hawaii (and gone snorkeling)
  9. Got my Bachelors
  10. Gone to an NFL, NBA & MLB game
  11. Lived in Southern California (and did CA things- gone to the beach, to Hollywood, seen the HW sign, whale watching, seen a dolphin swimming out in the wild, and of course Disneyland!)
  12. Swam in Siesta Key Beach in FL
  13. Gone to San Francisco
  14. Toured DC and Mount Vernon
  15. Had the best meal of my life in Charleston, SC
  16. Seen Idina Menzel & Anthony Rapp live in a performance of If/Then

I’m sure there are more things; I’ve lived a pretty good life. It’s not a way to brag or say “look how cool I am” but just another way to look back on and be so grateful for the life I live. And of course, I hope to  continually add to this list and cross more off my bucket list.

What is on your Nectar List??

30 BEFORE 30

I turn 29 in exactly 1 month.

That means I turn 30 in exactly  1 year and 1 month. 30!! I’m so not ready to turn 30…. but I have a year to GET ready. (Can one get “ready” to turn 30???) I made a list of 30 things I want to accomplish before I turn the big 3-oh. Some big, some small, all doable!

I’ve already been able to accomplish a lot in my life and I’m pretty proud of that. (I ALWAYS lose at that “I have never” game. Always.) I’ve already:

1) lived on my own- no roommates or anything!

2) got my Bachelor’s degree

3) adopted a dog. The love of my life, Copper Mercury

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4) ran a marathon. And half marathon, and 15K, 10K, 5K and Ragnar….


So here’s what made the list! Wish me luck!

  1. Swim with the sharks (ultimate bucket list item of all time!! I’m already signed up to do this on 7/21!!) 
  2. Take a solo vacation
  3. Write 30 things I’m thankful for
  4. Write my will
  5. Plan my funeral (Morbid? I’m already 1/2 done…) 
  6. Do 30 acts of kindness
  7. Throw out 30 things I don’t use
  8. Weigh in the 130‘s (139 counts!)
  9. Send article into weight loss magazine 
  10. Take a cooking class
  11. Save $3000
  12. Read 30 books
  13. Watch 30 movies (I’m thinking like the classics. I’m terrible at watching movies.) 
  14. Take a spontaneous trip
  15. Reduce CC debt by 30
  16. Go to 5 new temples 
  17. Volunteer 30 hours
  18. Paddleboard
  19. Order room service
  20. Host a dinner party
  21. Take parents out to dinner and pay for them
  22. Try caviar, truffles, alligator, kangaroo and octopus
  23. Read the BOM, Bible, D&C and PGP
  24. Get CPR recert
  25. Go to NFL game (also scheduled! October game Cardinals V NY Jets!) 
  26. Finalize 72 hour preparedness kit
  27. Get sports massage
  28. Run 300 miles
  29. New hobby
  30. Be able to do 30 push ups (in a row, at least in top position)