1001 days are up in April 2017, so I still have quite a while, but I've been trying my best to do what I can so far. I've crossed quite a bit off since August, and figured I'd share what I've done so far.
// NUMBER THREE:
I really wanted to get a little of my own, because of how much I looked up to and loved my own big, and in November 2014 I got my first little, Lia, the little blonde angel on the right there. My sorority decided to do informal recruitment in the Spring, and they needed girls to volunteer to take littles, so I stepped up to get another little because more love. Alyssa (on the left) and I hit it off from our first lunch date, but this one night, we went for Sangria at a Mexican restaurant and it was me, her and her roommates who was also a new member, and I spent the entire dinner wondering if they knew that I wanted Alyssa and not Amy, and I was so awkward, and I guess she loved my awkwardness. I also tricked the hell out of her, but that's another story for another day..
// NUMBER 27 - VISIT MY BROTHER IN MIAMI:
I spent half of my Thanksgiving break in Miami with my brother. He lived in the UK for a long time, so I knew once he moved to the US that I would want to visit him. He actually came up with the idea that you'll read about a little later, and I was so grateful that he helped me out.
// NUMBER 31 - BE IN TWO PLACES AT THE SAME TIME:
My cousin Shannon spent a weekend with me in New Hampshire visiting my sister over Spring Break, and I had the perfect excuse to do all the touristy things I've wanted to do, including standing at the spot that separates New Hampshire from Vermont, and not without taking some pictures obviously.
// NUMBER 40 - BE SOMEONE'S MAID OF HONOR:
You all know this by now, but I'm my sister's maid of honor. She called me as soon as he proposed and said "HIIII MOH".. so I knew since December, but she made these cute little gifts for all of her bridesmaids asking, and I wasn't in the country so I gave her so much crap for not asking me officially, until Sunday when I went into my room and there was an envelope and a flower on my bed. Needless to say, I said 'yes' officially, but that list is making me re-consider....... (jk).
// NUMBER 50 - REALLY LEARN TO SKI:
I never thought I'd cross this one off the list, but thanks to a fantastic teacher (#Nancy) and two days on the slopes over Spring Break, and I'm finally comfortable skiing. I'm no pro yet, but I'll get there!
So I left New York with my bucket list incomplete because I never managed to get tickets to see Jimmy Fallon, but somehow in October I got super lucky and ended up with 4 tickets for me and my best friends. It was such a great day, and I'm definitely going back!
// NUMBER 59 - ICE SKATE AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER:
It took a ton of convincing from my cousin to get me on the ice, but I'm so glad I did. I did hold onto the railings for a good portion though.. Whatttt, it's hard!
// NUMBER 67 - DONATE BLOOD AGAIN:
This one didn't end too well though, I ended up in the health center throwing up after passing out on the sidewalk on my way back to my room. Let's just say I probably shouldn't do that again..
// NUMBER 83 - PAY FOR A STRANGER'S MEAL AT A RESTAURANT:
It was Christmastime, and the giving spirit was all around me.. why not?!
// NUMBER 85 - SURPRISE MY PARENTS AND FLY HOME:
This happened over Thanksgiving - the second part of my trip. So when I booked to visit my brother, I knew that he was spending actual Thanksgiving weekend at home because his friend was getting married that weekend. I convinced my mother that I'd spend the first half of break at my brother's, and once he left for Trinidad, I'd spend the other part at my cousin's house - which isn't an abnormal thing. The only people in on the surprise were my sister who lives in the US, my eldest brother Paul, and Matthew, the brother I was staying with. So when Matthew boarded the flight and sent his "taking off" message to our group chat, I made sure to act like I wasn't sitting right next to him on the flight, responding with "safe flight" and "thanks again for this week". We arrived after midnight, and drove home, surprising my father first and then waking my mother up. They both freaked out! (Excuse the video, my dad doesn't know how to work a camera apparently!)
These aren't all that I've completed: just the highlights. I really encourage doing a list of your own! It's so much fun.. I have such big plans for the year to complete so much more: including sky diving, zip lining, going on Spring Break, and going to a few concerts! Who knows what's in store for me!