List Item#17: See the Peter Pan Statue in Person

Number 17 on my Lifetime To Do List is to see the Peter Pan statue in person (in Kensington Gardens).  Like most children growing up, I was absolutely obsessed with the story of Peter Pan, mainly introduced by Disney's animated version.  I was such a foolish little girl with this story.  (I think I actually had a little crush, before I knew what that was, on the cartoon version of him!)  I remember watching the movie constantly and thinking that I want to fly away to Neverland.  I want to fly around with Peter, I want to fight pirates with him, I want to rest on a cloud, I wanted to move that hands on "Big Ben," I wanted to take of The Lost Boys, and I wanted to sail away on Captain Hook's ship after Peter took.  I'm honestly not a jealous person by nature, I may secretly wish I had something someone else had, but then I turned those feelings into "how can I get my own version of that."  However, I was EXTREMELY jealous of Tiger Lily, when she nuzzled him, and Wendy, for having his attention.  I related too much (for my own good) with Tinkerbell.


List Item #1: Visit England

Like most little girls, one of my dreams growing up was to visit England.  When I started my Lifetime To Do List, I knew England would be the first item!  I blame my obsessions with Disney's Peter Pan as the root to this addiction.  I got to visit England in August 2010 for just about 2 weeks.  I got to stay with friends and they showed me around.  I appreciate this gesture because I save money (no hotel) and get to see more than the typical tourist lifestyle.  I got to see York, Whitby, Oxford, and spent an entire day just walking around London.  I stayed in Kent and Milton Keynes for the most part, then a few days in Doncaster.  I don't think I got to spend enough time there to see all that I want to see!  I'd love to go back and visit soon.  There's so much to see!


List Item #12: See Snow Fall From the Sky

List Item #12: See snow fall from the sky.  I was a military brat growing up and I was fortunate to live in Hawaii for 7 years then move to Florida, and I have been here ever since.  (I also lived in Maryland and Japan, but that was before I was 5 years old.  I definitely don't remember it at all.)  Needless to say, I'm that creature that needs the warmth and craves it.  However, there are things that I wish I was able to experience growing up.  The major experience?  Snow!


How to Keep Those New Year's Resolutions

I'm sure most of us have set some New Year's Resolutions/Goals for 2013, I know I have. And if you're like me, I bet you can often forget about these goals within a few months (maybe even weeks). Here are some tips to use to keep these goals in mind all year.