101 in 1001 Update

I cannot believe that it is almost October…and more importantly my birthday month! As I promised on #100 of my 101 in 1001 list I will provide updates on my progress. I am recapping both my August and September victories! Although I only crossed a few things off my list, the best part about the 101 in 1001 is the progress. It may be slow and steady, but I am one step closer each month!

#3: Visit a city I have never been before – Cincinnati, Ohio (September)

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Rachel & Tom at their sparkler sendoff (This photo was taken by a professional photographer, my cellphone photos did not turn out nearly as good!)

Just a few weeks ago I flew to Cincinnati, Ohio for a very special occasion…my sorority big Rachel got married! She married a fellow Bucknellian, Tom, and their wedding was filled with familiar faces. Rachel looked absolutely stunning walking down the aisle, and I promise you that there was not a dry eye throughout the ceremony. I am so glad that I was able to be a part of Rachel and Tom’s special day and only wish that I could have spent more time in Cincinnati! It was a jam packed weekend, (technically I was only in the city for less than 24 hours…crazy!) but it was so much fun and totally worth the all the travel! Congratulations to Rachel & Tom!

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All of the Delta Gammas at Rachel & Tom’s wedding!

#8 Find a full time job – (September)

I am now well into my second full week at my new job! I am working in NYC and it has been such a wonderful adventure so far. Finding a job was certainly not an easy process, but I am really glad that I did not give up. My summer was filled with hours of researching job opportunities, filling out applications, and writing cover letter after cover letter. It was a long summer in many ways, but I am glad that I took the time to find the best fit for me and the company! It still hasn’t fully hit me that I am working a 9-5 job everyday from now until…well for a very long time! I have already learned so much and I am excited for all that is to come. Stay tuned for more posts about starting a new job and life after college!

#47 See a Broadway show – Kinky Boots (August)

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Before starting my new job I was a lot more flexible, making it very easy to adventure into NYC whenever I wanted. My friend Madison and I made plans for a classic New York night, with dinner and a show, before she left the country with the Peace Corps. I met Madison during my freshman year on The Bucknellian (the weekly newspaper!) and we have stayed friends long after those hours spent designing newspaper layouts. We went to John’s of Time Square pizza, my favorite preshow dinner option. Madison and I love our girl talks, we could seriously talk for hours on end without even realizing a minute has passed. I love that we have become such close friends and are still in constant communication even though she is in an entirely different country/time zone. After dinner we raced to the theatre to see Kinky Boots! It was a lot of fun and full of some very witty and sarcastic lines. One song also summed Madison’s life to a T, (isn’t that always the way, whatever drama that is going on in our lives is somehow always reflected in the TV/movies/shows etc. around us?!). I am so glad that we were able to see one another before she left for Armenia and I cannot wait until she is back in the USA so we can do it again! If you are interested in learning more about the Peace Corps or Madison’s experience, check out her blog This Armenian Life.

#83 Send thinking of you cards to friends, just because (September)

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again…I love handwriting notes! I wrote a few cards to my friends that are still at Bucknell, just to say hi. Senior year is a big year for so many reasons and I wanted to offer up a few words of wisdom and my heartfelt thoughts. Although I have technically crossed this one off the list, I will definitely be writing a few more cards to people I care about. Nothing shows you care quite like taking the time to write out how much you miss a friend and are thinking of them in a card.

Four more things off the list! This 101 in 1001 list has been such a great way to dream big but still see my progress over time!

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