In July 2009 I had set out to accomplish a bucket list of 30 things before my 30th birthday and well, life happened as did excuses and I put my list on the back-burner. There are soo many things I have always wanted to see, experience, do and feel and now I’m determined more than ever to grow my LIFE bucket-list and take action and mark them off as accomplished.
For now, this is my bucket list of things I’d like to accomplish and I will try and grow this list over time. If you see a ✅ that means I did it. I’d love to hear any other goals/ideas you may have on your bucket-list to help me build mine out!
Lose 75 lbs
Research my family tree
Get Married (and start a family)
Accept myself for who I am
Write letters to my teachers whom all made a significant impact on my life
Hangout on a bands tour bus and watch movies ✅
Start a crafty side business
Make someone else’s dream come true
Own a gun
Be a mentor ✅
Be a vegetarian for a month ✅
Get my yearbooks back from Kelly (from our high school reunion)
If you happened to catch 12 News at 10pm last night you may have caught the story about “Valley company beautifies medical devices” The story covered how my company, azpro, is taking what would normally be a bland and boring white DOC Band and designing a creative wrap to dress up the band and bring more life to the medical device.
Crazy fact… 1 out of 50 children has the condition that could require them to wear a cranial band and cranial bands cost upwards of $3,500 and usually not covered by most insurance plans. At azpro we offer to wrap the docbands free of charge for these kiddos. I’ve seen quite a few come through the office since I’ve started and nothing beats the priceless smile of the parents and child receiving the wrapped helmet.
Alayah, was our spotlight baby on last nights news and she received a pink wrap with a gold tiara. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and look forward to bringing more smiles to parents and babies.
Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide and every 41 seconds someone is left to make sense of it.
Three years ago, I lost my Uncle. My step-mom lost her brother. His parents lost a son.
This year my step mom is walking on September 20th to raise money for suicide/depression awareness. She’s so very close to her goal so I wanted to share in hopes that you can help kick her over the top! You can take a peek at her page here: Out of the Darkness – April Baker-Padilla
Lastly, to anyone who’s every been there in my time of need, through my countless anxious moments or depressed times, Thank you. You can’t begin to understand how much you may have helped me and those two simple words, ‘Thank you’ can’t even begin to express my appreciation for you.
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” —Robert Brault
It is with a heavy heart, I write this. Laurel May Bond, you were absolutely one of the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. Your love for life, your quick wit and ability to find comedy in almost every situation was admirable. By far one of the strongest women I have ever known.
Not only am I going to miss having you around, I’m going to miss your comical holiday cards featuring Manchester.
Thank you for believing in me and giving me an opportunity to write for you. I am forever grateful.
While I’m sad, I’m happy to celebrate your stellar life. Love you lady!
I ask the biggest favor of you all, my subscribers, friends, family, social connections, and business professionals… please share the following post with everyone you know to help Atticus.
My friend Krys and his family are up against one of the toughest battles I would never wish upon anyone or any parent. Atticus was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma (cancer) – a tennis-ball-sized tumor on his adrenal gland, a smaller one on his liver, and other metastases in his lymph nodes, bone marrow, and bones (including legs, arms and skull). he has a “high risk” assessment and treatment
It pains me that Atticus is going through all of this. Krys and Melissa, his parents are some of the strongest people I know as are his sisters.
I made some delish, egg white omelette bites this morning for breakfast this morning. Super simple process and ingredients.
Check it out!
What you will need:
Olive Oil spray (or something to grease the pan well)
Green bell pepper
Egg Whites (the carton is the best/easiest for this)
Shredded cheese of your choice
Basically, I greased the pan threw in 3 tater tots in each cupcake space baked it in the oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. I then pulled out the pan smooshed the tater tots to the bottom of each cupcake space, sprinkled in bell pepper, sliced turkey, green onion and poured the egg whites from the carton almost to the top of each cupcake space and sprinkle your cheese at the top.
Let that cook for 20-25minutes at 350 degrees and voila! You have yourself some delicious egg white omelette bites! These are great to prep and have to grab and go for busy morning work weeks. You could really put any ingredients you’d like, and I have a number of different combinations if you’re looking for some other creative twists on this recipe.
Hope you enjoy! And be sure to share your recipe combinations in the comments!
So today is my last day at V Digital Services. It’s been a good run and I feel I’ve accomplished a great deal in the time I’ve been with the company. My patience has improved, my knowledge has grown and I’ve had the pleasure of working aside some of the most passionate individuals in their field.
If you know me, you’ll know that I’m not traditional by any means. I’m not telling you how to quit your job and give you the play-by-play on saying goodbye, but I knew personally I’d had to add my nerdy touch, and creativity and share a farewell newsletter. Yes, I said newsletter.
Below is a snapshot of my “It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later” newsletter I sent to my colleagues yesterday afternoon.
I start my new adventure on Monday with a company called AZPRO Group. The official title is still getting ironed out, but I will be a mashup between a Community Marketing Director & Brand Ambassador. I’ll be handling all the internal and external communications for the company, while maintaining their social presence and involvement within the community & charities. I’m really excited to get involved with the print industry again, and look forward to the future.
Thank you again to everyone for your well wishes and being so incredibly supportive of my new opportunity!
am·bi·tion | A strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination & hard work