It's been a few days since I've written here. It's not that I'm not sticking to my writing goals... I'm actually exceeding them. I've been hard at work 6+ hours per day writing complete project descriptions for all the items in my architecture portfolio. Unfortunately, I did not get in the habit of doing this… Continue reading The Bucket List Job
Mark Twain once said, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day." or alternately, "If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s… Continue reading I Ate the Frog!
As I review the first couple weeks of my Level 10 Life, I'm noticing some disturbing trends. It seems that certain habits aren't getting done at all and others are done every day. Writing this blog is an exercise designed to improve the career segment of life and it has been going well. I'm enjoying… Continue reading Needing to Focus
Today is the big travel day home. We aren't even stopping much along the way. We've decided to take a short detour east so we can go through Indiana and miss most of the horrible traffic that exists between Chicago and Michigan. We began the day driving through massive downpours almost all the way through… Continue reading Road Trip – Day 5
The road trip was a lot of fun. I feel like we accomplished quite a bit in a very short amount of time. Here are the final stats: Elapsed time: 5 days, 4 nights States visited: 7 (Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana) Major Cities visited: 2 (St. Louis, Memphis) Miles driven: 1430 Steps taken:… Continue reading Road Trip – Day 1
So you may be wondering why I've called this blog "Live the Bucket" when all I've done so far is talk about lifestyle habits and plans. Well, in order to be able to do all of the things on my bucket list, I need to get my life in order. Some of the bucket list… Continue reading Beginning the Bucket
As I mentioned before, I've been working this month on emptying a storage unit. This might not seem like a daunting task to those of you have a small unit somewhere, however, mine was the size of a semi-truck trailer and packed wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling. I've had it since we moved here from another state,… Continue reading Learning to Let it All Go.
My goal was to write five blog posts this week and I was off to a great start.... three in a row. So of course, the universe decided to throw me for a loop. I had a nice part-time job at a small, local architecture firm for the past 2 years of school. It provided me with real-world… Continue reading Working Through Unexpected Obstacles
Finances are one of those topics most people dread talking about, reading about and, more than anything, doing anything about. Dealing with finances usually means lots of numbers and even more deprivation. Do you enjoy your morning cappuccino? If so, that's too bad, because most financial advice columns are going to tell you that's the… Continue reading Finances… Otherwise Known as Torture.
So one day doesn't make a habit, and neither does two... but two days is twice as many on the way to starting a habit and I am on day two of my daily writing habit. Yesterday I talked about how I worked through a Level 10 Life assessment and generated 3 SMART goals in… Continue reading I’m writing, again!