Nine Most Memorable Things in 2018

My Mom and Mark Got Engaged

 

When I first started this blog, my mom was actually going through a divorce with a man that I absolutely hated. I do plan on posting something really special for their wedding which is set for June 2019. I was actually there and was fully aware that it would be happening.

 

I Graduated High School

 

I never talked about this but I actually graduated later than I had originally planned. Instead of graduating in May like everybody else, I actually graduated in July because I had to take an online class due to a scheduling mishap. High School was definitely not the best years of my life but I am so glad that it’s over so that I can continue on with my life.

 

I Went Vegan

 

I can not believe it’s almost been a year since I went vegan. I actually went vegan very early on in the year and it boggles my mind that it’s only been a year. I feel like a lot of my experiences and my life has kinda been shaped around this and has helped me in a positive light. It’s been one of the best decisions I ever made and I cant wait to see what happens in 2019.

 

I Visited NYC for a Week

 

One of the best things about this trip was easily the vegan food. Before I went vegan, I had no idea just how many things I could still eat when I finally made the decision. But going to New York was an entirely new ball game, everywhere we went had vegan options and this one off the wall place we went to and didn’t even realize was vegan. Visiting everything and experiencing the city through food was the best part of the entire trip and I don’t think I could ever forget it.

 

I Started Queens University of Charlotte

 

In August, I began attending Queens University of Charlotte with a major in Creative Writing. Surprisingly enough, my minors have always been the same but I have slowly been fine tuning them to be what I want which is why my official minors are Jewish Studies and Philosophy. Queens has been an amazing experience, where I tried Laser Tag for the first time, walked 2.4 miles in the snow just so I could have pizza from Mellow Mushroom, had many late nights with my friends.

 

I Went to NYC on Halloween

 

This is probably one of the most random things I have ever done in my life. About 3 or 4 days before we left, the conversation began because my friend had won free tickets to see Hamilton for October 31st. We were in the front row and everything but at the time, we were obviously in Charlotte, NC so there was so much driving involved. We found the Hell on Wheels truck and followed it for 20 minutes and then finally got to see Hamilton. It was one of the most amazing, exhausting, and hilarious 24 hours of my life.

 

Below is the Vlog that my friend had made, I am not heavily featured in this but that red volkswagen is my lovely car so that’s always fun!

 

 

Madison Surprised Me On My Birthday

 

This is honestly one of the sweetest things in my entire life. My roommate surprised me on my birthday by decorating my side of the room with over 40 balloons. It was the sweetest and most thoughtful thing in the world and I love her dearly. Shout out to her for also taking me to Cinnaholic!

 

I Went to Carolina Rebellion

 

I went to Carolina Rebellion with Mark, my mom’s now fiance but at the time they were simply dating and it was absolutely amazing. I found my childhood and fell back in love with Black Veil Brides all over again. I don’t think I could ever forget this experience and the music that came along with it!

 

My Relationship

 

So I actually did date somebody in 2018. It was an unfortunately short relationship but it’s definitely memorable for multiple reasons and even though we are no longer together nor are we talking anymore, I still think it’s noteworthy to indicate that entire situation.

 

Bucket List Completion: Seeing a Broadway Play!

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I Have Completed Six Bucket List Items!

 

When I first began this blog, I created the ultimate bucket list and it occurred to me recently that I have probably knocked off a few items from my bucket list over the last couple months. So, I decided that I wanted to talk about each one of the individually.

 

Visit the Statue of Liberty

 

Visiting the statue of liberty has been on my bucket list for quite some time and there is actually an interesting story that happened while my group was at NY and we were just about to board a ferry so we could see the Statue of Liberty up close when our leader got a phone call from a teacher that had stayed at the hostel while we were doing things.

 

Basically, an incident in the planning of the hostel had messed up a little and we were supposed to leave the hostel a day earlier than we were planning. So, we had to rush all the way back to Brooklyn to grab our things before the hostel threw it onto the streets and we had to make last- minute plans.

 

Ride a New York Subway

 

This is such a weird bucket list item, but I come from a really small city in North Carolina and the idea of a public, underground system was actually mind boggling.

 

During the week that we spent in New York, we exclusively rode the subway and walked everywhere. At times, it was incredibly busy and your legs were killing you from trying to put all of your strength into not falling and at other times, there were people kind enough to get up from their seat to let you sit down.

 

ADVICE: IF THEY OFFER YOU A SEAT, TAKE IT.

 

But so many interesting things happened on the subway, including overhearing conversations between couples and seeing all walks of life sitting together in a peaceful environment. There was even a situation where these two shirtless teenager came into the subway and started pole dancing!

 

Go to a Book Signing + Meet an Author

 

The inner nerd in me has always wanted to attend a book signing, and the writer part of me has always wanted to hold a book signing. But for this particular conversation, I went to the book signing of Robert Beatty and it was such a fun experience. The line was ridiculously long but it was definitely worth the wait.

 

Go to a Renaissance Festival

 

I have always been fascinated with the Renaissance/ Medieval time period and to experience something like the festival first hand was absolutely amazing. I loved listening to the music and experiencing the shows and movies and my mom’s boyfriend made it even more special by letting us use these gold $1 pieces. I bought so much tea from the festival that it proves how much of a problem I have. I EVEN DRESSED UP.

 

Check out my Instagram for pictures related to the Renaissance Festival (you have to go a little back but it’s worth it!) @sheswritingmore

 

Go to Carolina Rebellion

 

Carolina Rebellion is one of the most fascinating things that I have ever done, because it’s an experience that is truly like none other. It allows you the chance to experience different bands and fall in love with bands that you haven’t listened to in awhile.

 

I had not listened to Black Veil Brides since middle school but the second I was standing in that crowd, the middle school version of me died from happiness and fell in love with the music all over again and I think that is the magic that is Carolina Rebellion.

 

If you wanna see videos from Carolina Rebellion 2018, check out my Instagram! @sheswritingmore

 


THINGS COMPLETED IN THIS POST: 6.

FINISHED TOTAL: 26.


 

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What else is on my bucket list?

The Ultimate Bucket List

The Changes in My Life…

 

Hello guys!

 

So, it’s been a while since I’ve uploaded something so I’m gonna make my return by explaining the changes that have made in my life. These changes will be the focus of topics for the next coming weeks so I hope you enjoy this and that you find some interest as I will be mostly working on these things.

 

First, I went Vegan!

 

I will definitely be explaining the reason behind why I did this, the changes that have occurred in my body, and my life since this decision but I definitely don’t regret it. It’s been an amazing experience that I am still enjoying to this day.

 

Second, I went to Carolina Rebellion.

 

This is not a topic that I will discuss too much more on this site but I would love to make a post about my experience there and what it is in general. I had so much fun though!

 

Third, I went to New York City!

 

I had been in New York only once before, but it was a very small city and was nothing compared to New York City. I will definitely be sharing plenty of my experience in New York City and what it was like to be a VEGAN in New York!

 

Fourth, I am now in a relationship.

 

In time, I definitely plan on posting more about this relationship and our love story but I really wanted to share this now because I know that many of you have been here with me since day one, when I was going through a fresh break- up and I have even shared some of my dating experiences on here so I thought you guys definitely deserved this piece of information. Until I get around to it, I am slowly posting pictures on my Instagram so feel free to follow me so that you can at least see pictures until then! AND NO, I DID NOT MEET HIM ON DATING SITES. @sheswritingmore)

 

Until then, please check out these other posts. Many of these things are completely new for me so most of them will be related to relationships and even my break- up saga.

 

This is in order of when I posted it, meaning the break – up playlist was more than a year ago while Online Dating was about 2 months ago. Love you guys! 

 


 

The Break-Up Playlist

10 Things to Do After a Break Up

Dear Ex Letter

Dear Future Husband

What SUCKS About Having a Crush

What’s AWESOME about Having a Crush

Give Your Girl Her Favorite Flower NOT Roses

My Dream Guy? 

I Am Not Ready to Date… Yet

This is For the Single Ladies

Does True Love Exist?

Embarrassing First “Relationship” Story!

Unrequited Crushes

What Kind of Relationship Do I Want?

My Worst “French” Kiss Story

First Date Rule: Do Not Ride in His Car!

Online Dating (Tinder, OkCupid, Hot or Not)