To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
— Oscar Wilde

What do you seek?

The reason I keep a bucket list is so I can track the number of experiences or achievements I want to have in my lifetime. The ones in bold have been completed with a short description beneath. The items not in bold are on my to do list. 

Life Goals:

  • Go to college and get a degree

    • June 2011 - Graduated and got my bachelor of arts in communication and minor in sociology from University of California, Davis.

  • Take a photography class
  • Change someones life for the better
  • Road trip across the US
  • VISIT 25 COUNTRIES BY 25 YEARS OLD

    • DECEMBER 14, 2012 - COMPLETED THIS GOAL A MONTH BEFORE MY 25TH BIRTHDAY. 

  • 10 day Silent Retreat
  • Get a Master's Degree
  • Become my fittest self
  • Live on a beach
  • Backpack through multiple countries

    • November-December 2011- Backpacked through Central America with my Dad. 7 countries in 7 weeks. Check out the blog here

  • Be in Oprah Winfrey's presence

    • November 2014 - Attended Oprah's Life You Want Tour with Kelsey and Cole. THe trailblazers that inspired us were Deepak Choppa, MD, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell, & Iyanla vanzant. 

  • Become a Yoga Teacher (Obtained my 200hour)

  • Get my 300 hour yoga certification
  • CREATE A BLOG

    • October 2011 - CREATED a blog for the backpacking trip with my dad through central america. CHeck it out here.

    • December 2011 - Made my first personal blog, a travel through life.

  • Find my soul mate and have a relationship like my parents
  • Have a family
  • Donate an entire paycheck to someone in need
  • Have my own garden
  • Work a ski season in a different country
  • Buy a house
  • Live in a city

    • Moved to San Francisco March 2014 - June 2015.

  • Travel Solo in another country

    • February 2012 -Traveled solo through Singapore and Malaysia.

    • December 2015- Traveled to Colombia and started my year long trip around the world.

  • Live in another country
  • Stay in every continent for at least 1 month
  • Take cooking classes

    • August 2010 - Took a cooking class in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    • March 2015 - took a cooking class in Rishikesh, India

    • may 2016 - took a cooking class in hoi An, Vietnam

  • Meet the Dali Lama
  • Work for a nonprofit
  • Teach yoga at a wellness retreat

    • June 2015 - One of my soul sisters and I always talked about leading a retreat and we finally did in Mammoth. Lean in & Lift off

  • Lead an international yoga retreat
  • See the green flash of a sunrise or sunset
  • Master another language
  • Go to India for a spiritual awakening

    • February-March 2015 - Scratched the surface of this one during my YTT. I can't wait to explore more of India.

  • Learn to french braid my own hair
  • Go to the airport and buy a ticket to an unexpected place
  • Spend summer solstice in Sweden
  • Rent a van and go on a road trip

    • March 2016: Two of my friends and i got lucky and our friends gave us there van so we drove up the coast of australia. we started in sydney and drove up to brisbane over 12 days.

  • Learn to code
  • Ride a camel in the desert
  • Swim with sharks

    • november 2000 - Swam with them in Tahiti

    • April 2016 - Swam with a whale shark in Cebu, Philippines

  • Go in a hot air balloon 
  • Paragliding

    • December 2015, Went paragliding in Cartago, Colombia. Check out the video here.

  • Go kitesurfing
  • Volunteer Internationally

  • Visit 50 countries by the time I'm 50
  • Road trip in a van

    • march 2016 - road tripped up the east coast of australia from sydney to brisbane in a van. this was one of the biggest highlights of my life.

  • Be the change I wish to see in the world
  • Have breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a different country

    • April 2016: Started in Darwin, Australia where I had breakfast, Flew to Singapore for a layover and had lunch, ended the day in the philippines where i had dinner.

  • Be successful doing what I love

Places to See:

  • Half Dome in Yosemite

    • 2000 - Hiked to the top of Half Dome.

  • Go on a Safari in Africa
  • Lake Havasu Falls, Arizona
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • Multnomah Falls in Oregon

    • July 2015 - Took a road trip to Seattle with my parents for a family reunion and stopped in Portland along the way. 

  • Visit the Taj Mahal

    • March 16, 2015 - Once my yoga teacher training was completed, I went to the Taj Mahal with Lindsay who I met during my course. 

  • Visit the White House in Washington D.C.
  • Niagara Falls, New York
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia

    • July 6, 2016 - Visited Angkor Thom with Kayla and a few friends I met along the journey (Carly, Freddie, Kristen). What an architectural masterpiece. All of angkor thom was incredible.

  • The Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador 
  • Milford Sound in New Zealand
  • Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • The Shilin Stone Forest in China
  • The Great Wall of China, China
  • Kawasan Falls in Cebu, Philippines

    • April 30, 2016 - Went Canyoneering into the And ended at kawasan falls. This was a magical experience and I faced my fears of heights and jumped off all 5 waterfalls ranging from 35-50 feet. 

  • Petra, Jordan
  • Hike Peru's Inca trail to Machu Picchu 
  • Kjerag, Norway

    • September 17, 2016 - Met five solo travelers and completed the 6 mile hike to kjeragbolten. It was terrifying & accomplishing standing on the rock. 

  • Trolltunga, Norway

    • September 20, 2016 - Rented a car from Bergen with another traveler and woke up at 3am to drive 3.5 hours to odda then hiked for 9 hours. Hiking to the trolls tounge was 11 kilometers one way. it was the most incredible view.

  • Preikestolen, Norway

    • September 16, 2016 - The shortest hike I did in Norway. It only took an hour to get to Pulpit Rock. It was a windy day, being by the edge was scary. 

  • The Northern Lights, Scandinavia
  • The Eiffel Tower, Paris

    • June 206 - Went with my mom and the Heitzman's for a senior graduation trip.

  • Cape of Good Hope in South Africa
  • Zion National Park in Utah
  • Arches National Park in Utah
  • Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

    • August 2015 - Went on a girls trip for a week to Montana and spent a day in Yellowstone. Watched Old Faithful erupt. 

  • Go snowboarding in Wengen, Switzerland
  • Ionian islands, Greece
  • The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  • Iguazu Falls, Argentina 
  • Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • The Statue of Liberty in New York

    • July 2009 - Visited my cousin while she was living in New York.

  • Maldives
  • Bali, Indonesia 
  • Kashmir, India
  • Sydney Opera House, Australia

    • February 2016 - Visited my friend Kayla whose been living in Sydney and went on a walk in the botanical gardens next to the Opera house.

  • The Great Barrier Reef, Australia 
  • Patagonia, Argentina
  • The North Pole
  • The Gibbon Experience in Laos

    • July 2016 - Kayla and i did the 3 day classic gibbon tour. Although we didn't see any gibbons, we heard them and had the most magical time.