#SixForSunday; TBR Books

Here finally is my first official #SixForSunday post on my blog! I’ve been following Steph’s wonderful meme for a while now, I dip in and out of participating via Twitter @AnAverageLife88 and have been excited to do my first blog addition!

I’m so glad that this week’s prompt is SIX BOOKS THAT HAVE BEEN ON MY TBR FOREVERwhat a great place to start.
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Thirty after 30

A bucket list.

On 22nd August 2018 I hit 30 years of age!
As part of my celebrations and a hopeful step towards a major life-time goal I have re-launched my blog. This first week of posts is dedicated to my past, present and future with the intention of giving you all a look behind the curtain at me… Roxanne Michelle.
Today I’m sharing thirty goals from my ever-growing bucket list

  • Run a successful blog

  • Mentor my next workplace successor

  • Change career

  • Complete a marketing course

  • Publish a novel

  • Learn to cope without anxiety medication

  • Purchase my own plot of land

  • Quit smoking

  • Relocate to a village

  • Kick my energy drink addiction

  • Drive to Ireland

  • Ride a scooter in Italy

  • Drive a tractor

  • Join the mile high club

  • Do a colour run

  • Read Stephen King and son’s entire canon

  • Learn a new language

  • Teach myself to play violin

  • Take one archery or fencing class

  • Participate in NaNoWriMo

  • Go to Hay Festival

  • See The Woman In Black in theatre

  • Have a psychic reading

  • Watch a meteor shower

  • Experience a sensory deprivation tank

  • Get in a hot spring

  • Watch the northern lights from a glass igloo in Finand

  • Visit a European Christmas Market

  • Take a cooking class in Italy

  • Walk through the crooked forest in Poland

Whats on your bucket list? Have you done any of these things already? I welcome any advice.

Thirty Under 30- Happy & Proud

Continuing my celebratory blog re-launch and birthday week with 30 of my life’s accomplishments thus far.

On 22nd August 2018 I hit 30 years of age!

As part of my celebrations and a hopeful step towards a major life-time goal I have re-launched my blog. This first week of posts is dedicated to my past, present and future with the intention of giving you all a look behind the curtain at me… Roxanne Michelle.

Today I’m sharing thirty moments in my life so far

Some of my happiest memories, proudest moments and favourite accomplishments. 

  • Won a karaoke contest in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

  • Hunted for Dracula at Brasov Castle, Romania

  • Painted my own contribution on the Lennon Wall, Prague

  • Saw the Amsterdam Festival of Light

  • Stood at the top of the Empire State Building

  • Walked the width of Manhattan

  • Toured inside The White House

  • Attended Download, Sonisphere, Big Reunion, T4, SouthWest Live and Birmingham Fusion music festivals.

  • Watched The Lion King, Wicked, Aladdin, Cats, LOTR, Guys & Dolls and HP The Cursed Child in London theatres

  • Participated and hosted in a German foreign exchange student program

  • Interrupted filming of the hollywood movie ‘Burn After Reading’

  • Played the clarinet in a local theatre orchestra

  • Did a public reading to over 100 attendees

  • Appeared in the local newspapers

  • Sang a duet in a live recorded show

  • Taught a child to swim

  • Successfully tutored a failing student

  • Adopted four rescue animals

  • Led fundraisers for CiN, Cancer Research, St Margarets Hospice, Jeans for Genes and numerous other charities.

  • Became successful in my field as a Retail Manager

  • Pitched a merchandising concept to a major CEO

  • Became frequently headhunted by prospective employers

  • Successfully mentored several candidates in my workplace

  • Passed my driving test

  • Took out a sole mortgage for my own house

  • Prevented several violent crimes

  • Beat Anorexia and Body dysmorphic disorder

  • Overcame paternal abandonment

  • Saved a life

  • Fell in love