Bucket list

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I already had this post drafted and scheduled when I saw and read this article, which is a pretty interesting perspective and a bit different than what I wrote. For those of you who might not know, a bucket list is a sort of a list of things to do during a period of time. I tend not to extend mine too much throughout the year, but rather keep it realistic and concise. I’ve said countless times that September feels like the beginning of the year to me, making me want to sort out all the things I want to get done by the end of the year – which is approaching at warp speed.

Lists make me feel focused and to-the-point when I want to have something done and crossed off. After having surgery, which was on my long-term bucket list, there are still a few things missing to top off the summer, kick-off fall and start the actual new year with the feeling I did pretty much everything I set out to do.

Get back in shape. After a few weeks of recovery, I want to get back in shape and on track, stop drinking alcohol, exaggerating on the desserts, eating more than I need and not doing exercise regularly.

Do a food allergy test. I already did one a few years ago, but I feel like I need to get another one done to see if my intolerances have changed. I experienced a few symptoms during summer that I need to get checked out.

Plan my friend’s bachelorette party. One of my best and oldest friends is getting married at the end of the month, and I could not be more thrilled. Being the maid of honor carries certain responsibilities, like planning the bachelorette party and a few surprises.

Finish my pending freelance projects. To welcome new ones. I worked throughout summer but I still have one or two things to finish and get done before fall comes.

Enjoy the time I have left in Portugal. Before going back to New York and start focusing on more serious business things. Summer has been amazing, but it’s time to get my shit together and actually work towards my future.