Tag Archives: Bucket List

Mindful Success in 2013

Last year I jumped the curb from making no resolutions for several years to going for 12 goals in one year (in honor or 2012). For better or worse, I am a goal-oriented person.  Without my next goal to strive … Continue reading

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Report Card 2012

Before last night’s Urban Zen photo post, it has been a while since I checked in on The Accidental Optimist. And so the end of 2012 is here and it’s time to take inventory on the goals I set for … Continue reading

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Channeling Michael Phelps

In an effort to stay on top of my goals for 2012, I’ve made a pledge to document and track the experience.  I’ll admit that I have not stayed on top of all of the goals–but today I will report … Continue reading

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#62 on the Bucket List–Visit the Family Tree with Wuggs

Taking a “vacation” to visit family during the holidays can be pretty draining.  Sure its great to catch up with so many important people in our lives.  But there’s only packing in a year of relationships in one week before … Continue reading

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From Zero to Twelve

In 2010, I made a resolution that I would have No New Years Resolution.  I followed that rule again in 2011 with a simple theme of making the year “all about fun.”  While I did have lots of fun in the … Continue reading

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KC was a Masterpiece

Two weeks ago I traveled to Kansas City for work.  Every day, when the whistle blew at 5 o’clock, I explored the city restaurant by restaurant.  I was only there for four days, so I could only explore as much. … Continue reading

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#18: The US States Progress

In setting goals, I’ve found that it helps to take an assessment every so often of what has been accomplished to date.  And so–as part of today’s reflections– I decided it was time to take a peak at the bucket … Continue reading

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# 14: Learning to make Nonna’s sauce

Another item on the bucket list kicked: learn how to make Nonna’s meat sauce Despite my best efforts to make it into Tucson in time for Grandma’s birthday, my cousin, Jenny, invited me over to her pad for the new … Continue reading

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Good Morning El Paso

Road Trip day number three. We stayed with my bro in El Paso. In the morning, Paul gave us a quick tour of the city.  Pictured here is my Mom and my bro at a vista near his home in … Continue reading

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Grateful for roadside service

On the second full day of our road trip, we ran out of gas on I-10 West, just outside of Fort Davis, Texas.  We filled up the tank in Kerrville at lunch and I let Mom take her turn at … Continue reading

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