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Summer Activities to do in Buffalo!

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Life, Uncategorized

Since this cold doesn’t seem to be going anywhere for awhile, I figured I would write something that will make people think about the warmth and summer. Even though Buffalo doesn’t seem like it has a lot going on in the summer, there are a ton of different activities to do! Here are some of my favorite things to do during the summer that not only make you love Buffalo that much more, but are truly enjoyable!! xoxo

Artpark/ Harbor/ First Niagara Center/ Darien Lake Concerts- Buffalo has so many different concert venues to go and see shows at,  it is hard not to spend you’re entire summer going to a ton of different concerts. Some shows down at the Buffalo Harbor are usually free and open to all ages!! Nothing is better than enjoying the sunshine down by the waterfront and listening to music. Darien Lake is a short 20 minute or so drive outside of Buffalo and is my favorite place to watch shows. You get to roam around the venue the entire show and socialize, as well as enjoy the beautiful summer nights outdoors. The First Niagara Center usually holds the more popular concerts because of its large size. Shows at the First Niagara Center are always amazing but sitting for an entire concert can get boring, that is why I love Darien Lake because you’re able to walk around and dance!

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Erie County Fair- Ever since i was a little girl, my family has gone to the Erie County Fair every year. Besides the fact that there are a ton of fun rides, the food is so mouth watering good that you can’t help but sample everything! There is nothing quite like walking around on a beautiful summer day with some fried dough and fresh squeezed lemonade in your hands. They also have live concerts, carriage rides, carnival games/rides and a demolition derby! It is a fun filled day for all age groups with so many different activities to do while the fair is in town!



Chicken Wing Festival- Hosted at Dunn Tire Park, it is a two day event where over 30 different restaurants from all over Buffalo get together to compete for the best chicken wings. You get to sample all of the different restaurants recipes for their own specialty chicken wings!  This is one of the best events during the summer (normally takes place at the end of August) because who doesn’t love trying free chicken wings all day!? They also have live music, a chicken wing eating contest, and the Miss Buffalo Wing Pageant. Only $5 to get in and children 8 and under are free!



Whirlpool Jet Boats- Probably one of the best things I’ve done in a really long time! You take a Jet Boat down the 7 mile gorge made from the strong currents of Niagara Falls. You go through rapids and get drenched by the waves mixed with the current from the falls! It is an amazing experience where you get to see a different view of the Falls and also the beauty of the Devil’s Hole Rapids. If you have ever walked down by the Devil’s Hole Rapid and seen the intensity of the current, just imagine flying down it in a Jet Boat! If you want to experience the ride without getting soaked from head to toe, they also have a Jet Boat that is completely covered by all glass so you still get to experience the amazing views.



Prom Hair and Makeup Trends

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, Prom, Uncategorized

With proms starting to begin, I figured I would dedicate a blog to some of my all time favorite prom hair styles and makeup looks. Some girls have absolutely no idea what to do with their hair or make up and I have a very simple rule to follow, the simpler the better. If your dress is really detailed or has a lot of bead work on it, going over the top with hair and makeup will only take away from the dress. That is why if you keep the makeup to a minimal and do a more simplistic hair do, you will heighten your natural beauty without looking like you’re trying too hard! I am going to share with you some of my favorite makeup styles and hair do’s to give you an idea of some simple styles!

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Simple Make-up Styles:


If you stick to more simple styles, then you are sure to look beautiful on your prom night. If you do wish to go with a big hairstyle, just remember to make it flow with your dress! The simple style is the in look right now, and nothing is better than showing off your natural beauty!! xoxo

3 Ways to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, How To, Life, Shopping in Buffalo, Uncategorized

Every woman is guilty of purchasing items that are “spur of the moment” buys that will probably never end up being worn. There will always be those designer shoes or designer bag that you just “have to have” but ask yourself, is it really worth it? Or are you going to be regretting spending a whole weeks paycheck on something you may never wear. Well I am going to give you my tips on how to avoid buyers remorse and to ensure you get your dream pieces without completely emptying your pockets.

  1. Take Inventory: Firstly, take a good look at your closet. What’s hanging front and center? These are probably the everyday things you wear the most, which means you have a good stock. (Translation: you don’t need another one) Your plan of attack: Pull out the 10 things you wear the most (shoes and bags included) and examine them. Is your favorite blouse getting yellowed under the arm pit? Then maybe it’s time to replace it. Are your skinny jeans finally broken in and you wish you could wear them everyday? Then you don’t need another pair! Keep this going for all 10 items, which will provide you with a basis from which to decide what you really need this season.
  2. Look for promotions and sales: If you know you are in the market for a new pair of shoes or say maybe even a dress for a special occasion coming up, think about when would be a good time to start shopping based off of when certain stores have their biggest blow out sales. Besides Black Friday, stores will also hold blow out sales usually at the end of every season , President’s Day, right around Easter, Christmas time, and so on. Your plan of attack: Stock up on coupons that don’t have an expiration dates so you can use them when you actually have an occasion to shop for. There isn’t anything more satisfying then saving money!
  3. Splurge on the important things: Say you are planning a wedding and you want that really beautiful yet expensive wedding gown, or you are going on a trip in the summer and you need a brand new wardrobe, well then its time to save your money. If you don’t waste your money by buying small unnecessary items, you will be able to splurge on the important things when the time comes. Your plan of attack: If you know you are going to need brand new shorts for summer, don’t buy 2 pairs of flip flops that are exactly the same but in different colors. Buy one pair and save your money to use towards needed items. If you have prom coming up at the end of the school year, stop spending your money on nick-knacks  and make yourself a savings jar so you can get that special dress you dreamed of.

So next time you are thinking about taking a trip to the mall, follow these tips to not only ensure you can get exactly what you want at an affordable cost without spending money on unnecessary things! Once you become a smart shopper, you will not only see in increase in your bank account, but also in your closet! Xoxo

St. Patty’s Day Treats!!

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in DIY, Food, Life, Uncategorized

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and if you are extremely Irish like I am, then you are bound to have a green filled weekend!! I love this time of year because it is an excuse to dye your food green and not be completely grossed out by it! From Shamrock shakes at McDonalds to green bagels at Tim Hortons, the green food is everywhere!  Here are some fun and easy ideas for some green treats that you can whip up in a giffy! xoxo

  1. Green Pancakes- add some green food coloring to your batter during preparation to have green pancakes for breakfast!! Add some whipped cream and chocolate fudge on top to make it that much more mouth watering. 9f8bce7ac9b41be7d319b5a0ba57922e
  2. Shamrock Cupcakes- Before you add the batter into the cupcake holders, add marbles to turn the cupcake holders into shamrock shapes (See picture below).  Add the batter and cook according to normal instructions. Add some green food coloring and green icing to turn them into green shamrocks!! e368198a180ecc2a181a753f55e99c79
  3. Shamrock Shake- Combine 2 cups of vanilla ice cream, 1 1/4 cup of 2% milk, 1/4 mint extract, and 8 drops of green food coloring into a blender and blend together on high speed until smooth. Pour into cups and enjoy a minty green shake!!57437623d48447bf429c5fd01d723f10
  4. Pretzel Bites- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Put a piece of foil on a cookie sheet and lay out however many pretzels you want to make. Put a piece of chocolate on each pretzel, then put them in the oven.  Baking time will vary based on your oven and what type of chocolate you use. Usually it takes around a minute to cook or until the chocolate is soft. Once you think the chocolate is soft enough, take the pan out of the oven and place a green M&M on top of the melted chocolate. Let cool and enjoy! snacks-for-st-patricks-day--500x500



Join us at Galleria!

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, Prom, Shopping in Buffalo, Uncategorized

Join me this Saturday, March 8th from 12-4pm for a fun filled shopping day at our Walden Galleria store! 2 Day FM, Niagara’s Hottest Radio Station, will be playing all of the latest songs while you shop around for that perfect dress! No matter what occasion you are shopping for, TT New York is the one stop shop! We have cocktail, evening gowns, mother of the bride/groom, bridesmaids, and of course prom!

This week received a brand new shipment of short dresses that are perfect for prom or grade 8 graduation! We also got brand new jewelry and purses to match every dress in our store! Who doesn’t love walking into a store and being able to purchase everything in one stop?! Don’t forget about our event tracking, we track every dress sold so you are the only one in your dress at your school!


Tune into 2 Day FM 105.1 to hear more about our event this Saturday!! Don’t miss out!! We are located on the lower level of Walden Galleria directly across from JCPenney next to Charlotte Russe and PacSun.  Follow the music to our front doors and come shop with us!

Walden Galleria

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, Prom, Shopping in Buffalo, Uncategorized


I am very excited to announce that we recently opened a new location in Walden Galleria Mall!! We carry dresses there for every occasion from prom, homecoming and sweet 16’s to bridesmaids, mother of the bride/groom, black tie, and wedding dresses!! With this being the heart of our prom season, we are constantly getting in brand new shipment . The great thing about shopping with TT New York is that we are very flexible. We offer a 30 day layaway plan where you can make weekly payments on your dress! Also, you don’t have to worry about the hassle of sample sizes! We have a full size range in all of our dresses from sizes 0-28 that you can buy right off the rack! And who could forget about our event tracking? We will track your dress for any occasion you are attending from galas, proms, banquets and other events!! And lets face it, no one wants to show up to an event wearing the same dress as someone else. TT New York will make sure to not only make you look amazing on your special day, but also assure you that you will be the only one in your gown.


I’ve been to the store a couple of times since we have opened and I love everything about being in that mall. It is in a prime location right across from JC Penney’s on the lower level. We are also right in front of the Verizon kiosk and in-between Charlotte Russe and PacSun! Walden Galleria is such an amazing mall with not only the best stores to shop at, but also the best restaurants. You can truly spend hours at this mall and never get bored. Not to mention the new go-cart track they have upstairs near the food court!! You get shopping, dining and entertainment all in one location! They have flat screen tv’s in front of the Microsoft store that you can play live games!! I definitely recommend visiting Walden Galleria to not only get your shopping done, but to experience a lot of different things. You will never want to shop at another mall again!!



Easy to Learn: Yoga Poses

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in How To, Life, Uncategorized

Let’s all face it, everyone has tried yoga at least once in their life, and you’ve either stuck with it or ended up realizing you just aren’t that flexible. It is one of those activities that looks fun but once you actually start to take the classes, you realize how much strength you actually need! I have attempted yoga on more than one occasion and I always end up looking like a pretzel or realizing I have no body strength. Well I am going to share with you 11 Beginner’s Yoga Poses that are simple and anyone can complete! has step by step instructions to help you get comfortable with these beginner poses. Try these out and maybe you’ll find a fancy for yoga like I did! 


  1. Mountain Pose- Stand feet hip-width apart, weight spread evenly between both your legs, with your arms at your sides. Then breathe slowly and deeply at an even pace, keeping your neck aligned with the rest of your spine. You can move your hands and arms as you focus, some people take a prayer position (hands folded in front of their chest) or reach up to the sky for a stretch. mountain-pose-400x400
  2. Downward Facing Dog- Get on all fours so that your hands are in-front of your feet, with hands and knees shoulder-and-hips-width apart. Walk your hands forward as much as your can and spread your fingers wide for stability. Curl your toes under and carefully press your hips forward so your body looks like a inverted V with your knees slightly bent. You can get a stronger stretch by keeping your heels on the floor.correct-down-dog-2
  3. Warrior Pose- Stand with your legs three to four feet apart. Turn out your right foot 90 degrees and your left foot in slightly. Keeping your shoulders down, extend your arms to the sides with your palms down. Lunge into your right knee 90 degrees; keep your knee over your foot and don’t let it go past your toes. Aim your focus over your hand for as long as you like then switch sides. enhanced-buzz-5129-1373377363-48
  4. Tree Pose- Take mountain pose (#1). Then shift your weight onto your left leg. Keeping your hips facing forward, place the sole of your right foot inside the left thigh and find your balance. When you’re there, take a prayer position with your hands. To kick it up a notch, reach your arms up as you would in mountain pose. Be sure to repeat on the other side. tree-pose
  5. Bridge Pose- Lie on the floor with your arms at your sides. With your knees bent, press your feet into the floor as you lift your hips. Then clasp your hands under your lower back and press your arms down for support. Lift your hips until they are parallel to the floor as you bring your chest to your chin. Rookie mode: try pillows under your head and/or hips. Bridge-Pose-505x336
  6. Triangle Pose- Take warrior pose on your right side without lunging into your knee. Then touch the inside of your right foot with the outside of your right hand. Reach up to the ceiling with your left hand. Turn your gaze towards and past your left hand to stretch your back. Don’t forget to repeat it on the other side.triangle
  7. Seated Twist- Sit on the floor and extend your legs. Cross your right foot over the outside of your left thigh. Bend your left knee keeping your right knee pointed towards the ceiling. Keep your right hand on the floor behind you to stay stable and place your left elbow to the outside of your right knee. Twist to the right as far as you can, moving from your abdomen. Be sure to keep both sides of your butt on the floor. Do this to both sides. Ardha-Matsyendrasana1
  8. Upward Facing Dog- Lie face down on the floor with your thumbs under your shoulders, legs extended with the tops of your feet on the floor. Tuck your hips downward as you squeeze your glutes. Keeping your shoulders down, push up and lift your chest off the ground. Relax and repeat. enhanced-buzz-25387-1373379773-14
  9. Pigeon Pose- Start in a push-up position, your palms under your shoulders. Place your left knee on the floor near your shoulders with your left heel by your right hip. Press your hands to the floor and sit back with your chest lifted. You can also lower your chest closer to the floor for a stretch. Try it on the other side. enhanced-buzz-16111-1373380712-0
  10. Crow Pose- Get into downward facing dog position. Then walk your feet forward until your knees touch your arms. Carefully, bend your elbows and life your knees off the floor. Rest your knees against the outside of your upper arms. Keep your abs engaged and legs pressed against your arms. You can leave your toes on the floor or if you’re a pro, life them off and hover. To do this, try to keep tucked tight, with your heels close to your butt. When you’re ready, push your upper arms against your shins and draw your inner groins deep into the pelvis to help you with the lift. enhanced-buzz-27565-1373381035-12
  11. Child’s Pose- Sit upright comfortably on your heels. Roll your torso forward and bring your forehead to rest on the ground in front of you. Extending your arms forward, lower your chest to your knees as close as you comfortably can. Hold the pose and breathe into your torso. Exhale and release to get deeper into your fold. enhanced-buzz-27711-1373381225-22


My Favorite Accessories

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, Shopping in Buffalo, Uncategorized

I love to accessorize my everyday outfits with a bunch of different things from jewelry to handbags and so much more! You can get so many uses out of them and most are inexpensive! When it comes to birthdays and special occasions, buying accessories is always the safe and easy way to go. I am going to name a few of my favorite accessories that I both own and use as gifts for my friends and family!



Alex and Ani is a new company that makes bracelets out of items that are manufactures in America. The materials utilized are sustainable and derived from an eco-friendly processes. Their collections are made up of powerful, meaningful pieces that are crafted entirely in the United States. The bracelets come in either silver or gold and each hold a single charm. The charms can be anything from a birthstone to words, saints, symbols, or animals. They also have sports teams, hometowns, and even initials so you can have a arm full of meaningful and memorable things. For example, my family is Irish so for Christmas my grandparents bought each of my 12 cousins the Celtic Knot Alex and Ani bracelet. It is nice to have something meaningful that you can look at everyday! They are not only inexpensive, but the perfect little gift for any occasion.


Infinity Scarfs are just like normal scarfs only they are a complete circle. I always double wrap mine around my neck to keep them tighter, but you can wear them multiple ways. You can pair them with any outfit and they come in all different types of materials, colors and designs. I am OBSESSED with the knitted ones because they keep you warm while your out driving around but are also comfortable enough to wear indoors. There are also thinner ones with different patters and colors that can make a regular outfit more trendy!! You can buy them practically anywhere and they are the perfect gift for anyone.


Knuckle Rings are a new trend that is extremely popular. They rest on your knuckles and can come in different colors and designs. They are a fun and different twist on the normal rings you would wear everyday. Pair them with rings you already have or just wear them solo!! You can usually find a pack of them with a couple different sizes together. My favorite ones are the plain silver bands (like in the first picture) they are so simple yet unique.


Statement Necklaces are something that you can pair to any outfit to either dress it up or make it original. I love to pair a bright colored one with a black blazer for work. Wear a strapless simple black dress and a gorgeous chunky necklace and matching colored heels to look like you just walked off the runway. You can turn a casual look into something more formal with as simple as a beautiful necklace and funky heels. You can find some amazing ones at antique shops or some local stores!

Coolest Places to Get Married in the USA

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Life, Uncategorized, Wedding

Are you planning a wedding and want it to be unique and unforgettable? Anyone can have the traditional wedding at a church with a reception at a hall or ballroom somewhere near by, but what about tying the knot in an unusual place. Not everyone can afford to travel to an exotic island and have all their loved ones travel there as well, so why not find a place just as amazing in the United States! BuzzFeed DIY researched all of the coolest places to get married in the USA and put it together in one article names “22 of the Coolest Places to Get Married in the USA”. Some of these places look like they are out of a movie and you would never know they even existed. I am only going to share my absolute favorite 11 with you because I love the exotic and one of a kind venues! Check out the article for the other beautiful venues and maybe some of them are even in your area and you had no idea about! 


  1. Union Hill Inn: Sonora, California- Getting married in a castle like setting is such a romantic feeling. Every girl wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day after all! The grounds include pavilions, gazebo, foot bridge, various ponds, and barns.  The Union Hill Inn is one of the best hotels as well as bed n breakfast facilities in Sonora and Columbia. union hill inn
  2. Thorncrown Chapel: Eureka Springs, Arkansas- Nestled in the Ozark Mountains near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. With 48 feet tall and 425 windows all over 6,000 square feet of glass. Chosen 4th on the AIA’s top designs of the 20th century. You will feel like you are hidden away from the world in this magical all glass structure. thorncrown
  3. Cafe Brauer: Chicago, Illinois- If you are having a larger wedding, I highly recommend the Cafe Brauer. The Great Hall demonstrates classic Chicago architecture with beautiful high ceilings and a sunroof stretching the whole ceiling. While set in beautiful landscapes, the structure resides in an urban environment with unique skyline views of Chicago. cafe brauer
  4. Sodo Park: Seattle, Washington- This one-of-a-kind venue blends historical significance with modern day elegance for an ambient charm that can be dressed up or down for any event. Housed in a re-purposed century-old factory, Sodo Park’s urban loft design features 7,500 square feet of floor space, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and mill work.sodo
  5. The Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom: Austin, Texas- Both venues are ecologically advances, energy efficient, consciously designed, and sustainable. The Artisan Ballroom was destroyed in a fire in 2010 and was rebuilt to be bigger and better. With massive 1000 pound metal doors and copper leaves around the cedar posts and door handles. The entry was inspired by a Parisian entry and a tiara, and utilized the charred timbers of the original ballroom’s frame. artisan ballroom
  6. The Franklin Park Conservatory: Columbus, Ohio- The conservatory is situated in the 88-acre Franklin Park just two miles east of downtown Columbus. Featuring indoor gardens filled with exotic plant life and artwork, including a collection of glass works by artist Dale Chihuly, the Conservatory offers enjoyment of the natural world any time of the day or year. Outdoors, botanical gardens, art sculptures, open green space and a one-mile walking loop offer respite from everyday life. You’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island!!franklin park
  7. Big Daddy’s Antiques: San Francisco & Los Angeles, California- If you love antiques then this is the perfect spot for you! Big Daddy’s Antiques is a retailer of one-of-a-kind antiques and reproductions from European, Asian, and North American markets. With nearly 20 years of expertise in the interior decorating and landscaping design fields, their scope reaches beyond simply selling antiques. Each of their showrooms provide a truly unique atmosphere for event and photo-shoot space rental. big daddys
  8. The Indianapolis Artsgarden: Indianapolis, Indiana- The seven-story-tall, glass enclosed structure offers a spectacular view of the city. Formed of painted steel, limestone and tinted glass, the Arts garden was created in 1995.  With such an amazing view and venue, it will make your wedding night that much more magical. artsgarden
  9. Treehouse Point: Issaquah, Washington- Just 30 minutes from Seattle, located in a beautiful forest besides the Raging River. Your wedding includes exclusive use of the entire 4 acres for 22 hours, as well as overnight accommodations for up to 16 people. You can take outrageous weddings photos on the bridge to your own personal treehouse.  You will feel like your getting married in a jungle! treehouse
  10. McNamara Alumni Center: Minneapolis, Minnesota- With its copper and wood walls and a capacity of 400 people, the McNamara Alumni Center is a beautiful venue for your special day. The inside is both unique and breath taking. The inside of the building makes you feel like you’re on the street looking at amazing architecture. main_rotate_1
  11. Under St. John’s Bridge: Portland, Oregon – A beautiful steel suspension bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland. The adjacent park and neighborhood of Cathedral Park are named after the Gothic Cathedral-like appearance of the bridge towers. It is a popular wedding destination in Portland for its gorgeous views and architecture. With the waterfront in the distance, you will get some beautiful wedding photos.  grid-cell-20773-1367862965-8

Make a Bucket List!

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Life, Uncategorized

You constantly hear people sharing their dreams and passions and what they want to do before their time expires on Earth, but do any of them try and accomplish these things? Since my senior year in high school I started creating yearling bucket lists, but then I decided, why not make one for my entire life. It is exciting to sit down and write all your wishes down on a piece of paper. Even if it is just for a year (maybe its the year you’re graduations high school/college or your first year as a married couple) it is exciting to push yourself to new extremes and live your life to the fullest. I will share with you some of my dreams on my bucket list, maybe then you will get encouraged to create your own!!

Travel the world and see wildlife: I have always been that child growing up who said I would be a Marine Biologist, and it is still a passion of mine to this day. When my mother was in college she decided to take a leap of faith and go to Ecuador for a month to live and study in the jungle. Hearing stories about how she got to experience this whole other world made me want to walk in her footsteps. She always told me it was the best thing she ever did and would do it again if able. I am not the female who wants to travel to Paris or Rome, I want to travel to South America or Africa to see the wildlife. Last year I decided that I would take a month out of my life and volunteer at a wildlife reserve in Africa and fulfill my life long dream. Since then I have been saving up my money and counting down the days until I can actually go. (Fun Fact: I have a necklace with a diamond shaped country of Africa that I wear as determination to follow my dream)


Live in a different state: If you are around me on a daily basis, you will hear me express how I think I was born in the wrong state. Don’t get me wrong, I love Buffalo and would miss my chicken wings like crazy if I ever moved away, but being down south is where I feel at home. For the past 10 years or so, my family and I have been vacationing down in North Carolina. Being there I never wanted to come home, it was not only peaceful but everything I wanted in a home town. I love warmer weather (anyone who lives in Buffalo does) but I couldn’t imagine living in a state like Florida where the humidity can get so high you can’t leave the house. That is why I would love nothing more than to move to North Carolina. Even if it is for a year and then I move back home, at least I can check it off my bucket list! I am a southern belle at heart who would rather live on a ranch then in a loft in NYC.


Have a big family: With each side of my parent’s family, I get to experience a different family style. My mom’s side of the family is small with only one sister (who moved to Pennsylvania), who then only had one son. My cousin is 10 years older than me and lived in Texas basically my entire life, so I never saw much of my cousin or my aunt. At most gatherings on my mom side, there would only be five of us: My grandparents, mother, sister and myself. It was rather boring not having any play mates growing up. Now, on my dads side of the family he is the middle child of five. I have 10 girl cousins on my dad’s side all ranging in age but I am fifth oldest. Getting my entire family together is always a big party considering there is about 25 of us put together. Being that I had only girl cousins (besides the one male on my moms side) we were and still remain extremely close. That being said, I want to have a big family when I decide the time is right. I would love nothing more than to see my children grow up with their siblings and extended family and just be lavished in love.1486707_10201738974250316_1454041371_n
Become a business woman: I have always been independent and kept myself busy with working. I love to feel like I worked hard to accomplish something. That is why when I am older I would love to continue on my work path and hold a stable and meaningful job. I am not the type of person who wants to stay at home, I like to know that I am working hard to support my family and myself.

Bucket lists are not only fun to make, but even more rewarding when you can actually check something off your list. Even if it is minor stuff like cliff diving, or learning a foreign language. Why not set some goals and achievements for yourself!!