bucket list.

there are so many amazing places in the world.  the longer i live, the more things i see, the longer my bucket list grows.  i think i’ll have to work ten jobs simultaneously for about fifty years before i can afford all of these trips…

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watch the balloons during sunrise in cappadocia, turkey

 

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skydive over the swiss alps

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learn about my heritage in scotland

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hike haiku stairs in hawaii

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climb the sydney harbor bridge

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swim in the krka national park waterfalls

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explore the european christmas markets

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get back to oktoberfest

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see the northern lights in reykjavik

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work in amsterdam

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hop between the greek islands

if i’m lucky, i’ll be able to do half of these before i die

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six months.

Time to check in!  I realized while watching the sunset last night that it has been six months since I moved to Virginia.  It’s been a long six months, made to feel even worse as a result of losing my Grandpa halfway through.  But overall, I think I’ve transitioned well.  There isn’t a day that I don’t miss living in Italy,  but Washington has its charms.  I love to experience the city with my camera; I find it helps me to pay more attention to my surroundings.  I remember streets and buildings more clearly.  I take notice of the people around me.  And there are so many beautiful and historical buildings.

I’ve also started to coach volleyball, which is something I’ve wanted for years.  Seeing my team play each week, knowing how excited they are to improve, makes me happier than any achievement at work.  I love to know that I’m helping others to develop skills and encouraging their love for a sport that I’ve enjoyed for 15 years.  Here’s to the next six months…

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