Reverse Bucket List

Everyone knows what a bucket list is, but do you know what Reverse Bucket List is? It’s a list of things you’ve already accomplished in life that are noteworthy. I’m lucky to have experienced a lot during my life and am blessed to have parents who felt that traveling was important from a young age.

Shoutout to the smartest blogger babes I know- Macy and Annie for letting me steal this blog post idea.

Dinner at the Eiffel Tower

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When I was young my Mom promised me that she would take me to Paris as a graduation from high school present. I didn’t know but she had been setting money aside for years and during my Junior year she reminded me of the promise and assured me that it was a real promise. We were going to Paris the following year. I remember the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower vividly. We were on a bus and as it rounded the corner and I caught a glimpse of the tower tears started streaming down my face. We went to the top and ate dinner that evening as we watched the sun set. It was an incredible moment to share with my Mama.

Climbed Notre Dam

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During that trip we also visited Notre Dam. We climbed all 387 steps to the top of Notre Dam and the view was incredible. This was one of my favorite parts of the entire trip.

 

Climbed the Key West Lighthouse

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I love to have a birds eye view whenever possible (well, except in a plane) so I definitely chose to climb to the top of the Key West Lighthouse to take some photos. The 88 steps up the spiral staircase were a little rough but the view was so amazing and the cool air was pretty great too. It was the 88 spiral steps down that did me in, my legs were total jelly by the time I got to the bottom.

Celebrated a Super Bowl Win in the winning city

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During my first year in Baltimore we went to the Superbowl. It was exciting enough to know that my team was headed there so I threw a big Superbowl party at my house in Fed Hill. When it became clear that we were going to win the game we turned off the tv, threw on our coats, and met up with the rest of Baltimore at Cross Street. People were going crazy and the energy was electric. We stayed out until 4am dancing and celebrating Baltimore.

Met a Celebrity

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The story of how I met Cal Ripken is pretty wild and random. You can read it HERE.

Traveled the country for work

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My first job out of college was with Run for Your Lives- a zombie themed 5k obstacle race. For a year and a half I was traveling the country putting on races that brought in anywhere from 2,000 to 28,000 runners. It was awesome but very tough at the same time. I wouldn’t trade it for the world, but I am glad to have moved onto a new adventure.

Stayed in a pink hotel in Bermuda

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Bermuda is one of my favorite places and when my parents invited me along on vacation a few years ago I couldn’t turn it down. We stayed at the Fairmont South Hampton Hotel which is a beautiful pink hotel right on the water. When the doorman greeted us upon arrival he said to me, “Welcome home Princess”. I mean, I’m sure he says that to every young girl that stays there, but come on- I was in heaven.

The beaches of Bermuda are so soft and PINK! As someone whose favorite color is pink, I was a happy girl. Also, anyplace that serves nutella and peanut butter sandwiches at their restaurants is fine by me.

Jumped from a 41’ pole

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My cousin and his wife live in Charlotte, which also happens to be the home of the National Whitewater Center. It’s an awesome place where you can go white watering rafting, ziplining, rock climbing, mountain biking, and work your way through a ropes course. They have the Hawk Jump, which is essentially climbing a 41’ pole and then jumping off. My cousins didn’t think I would do it, but I did. It was terrifying but I’m so glad I did it!

Played Belle

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In high school my prom dress was very similar to the dress that my favorite (still) Disney princess wore. When a family friend’s daughter requested a Beauty and the Beast birthday party she asked if I would dress up as Belle and hang out with the little girls. It was such a fun day and they were so excited that Belle came to their party! When my boyfriend at the time picked me up they asked if the Beast was outside… I said yes, I mean, he did have a full beard.

What is on your reverse bucket list?

 

 

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  • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

    THIS IS THE BEST!!! Having dinner on the Eiffel Tower?! That is amazing. We climbed it but didn’t eat up there. By the time we got to Notre Dame we were exhausted, so we didn’t climb it (either time unfortunately). My favorite from this list has to be you playing Belle, you look amazing! Do you remember where that photo of St. Louis was taken? That is the best view!

    • Megan

      The photo of St.Louis was taken front the front so the opposite from the side that flows along the Mississippi River. There’s just a ton of grass and we were at the edge along whatever that road is.

  • http://www.thegirlwholovedtowrite.com/ Chelsea Jacobs

    SO cute that you dressed up like Belle for them!

    • Megan

      It was so much fun! The little girls just kept touching my dress while I read to them <3

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    You’ve been so many amazing places. I love the relationship you and your mom have…it’s so sweet! You are gorgeous as Belle, btw. You’ve done so much, you should feel so grateful about what a full and beautiful life you have (:

    • Megan

      Thanks boo! I really am lucky for this life- thank you for pushing me to recognize that! xoxo

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    You seriously do look just like Belle! And I stayed in a pink hotel in Bermuda, too! It’s really the only way to go 😉

    • Megan

      I mean…if you’re gonna do Bermuda, you have to do it right!

  • http://lostrightdirection.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    Yay for Paris!! and that’s so fun that you met Cal Ripken. My Mom has a picture from meeting him when she was in high school. Also, that Belle “costume” is awesome!

    • Megan

      It was such a random meeting- we discussed purple potatoes at the grocery store. So weird! haha