16. Remove my tonsils
For as long as I can remember, I have had issues with my tonsils. When ever I got a cold I knew tonsillitis would soon follow. I got infections at least three times a year, and my doctor highly recommended I removed them. Life always got in the way, and to be honest, I was just genuinely afraid. The procedure requires full anesthesia, and everyone always scared me with their recovery stories. On the 8th of August, I had a tonsillectomy. I am still recovering (the reason I have not posted in a bit-I’m sorry). I’ve had some terrible days, but the worst is behind me, plus I lost 10 pounds so no complaints over here.
17. Upgrade Dee’s Boutique
I don’t remember if I mentioned this in a previous post, but I own a Boutique in Dominica. You can check us out on Facebook or Instagram. When I opened last Christmas, there was a lot of things I wanted to add that was not able to do before we opened. Before the one year anniversary of my store, my goal was to complete those things. I wanted to add security cameras and purchase a good point-of-sale system so I could better keep track of stock since I am not physically there. Thankfully, I was able to do both. If you live in Dominica, I am currently shopping for the creole festival season if there is something you would like to see in the store feel free to comment here or send me a DM on Instagram.
18. Visit a Museum
I remember as a child I spent most of my summers going to different museums in the city. If you grew up in NY, I am sure you have a picture in front of the whale at the American Museum of Natual History. I do not remember ever visiting a museum in my adult life, and I feel like I am missing out big time! Do you guys have any recommendations?
19. Have a picnic/brunch with friends
Life gets so busy, and time with family and friends sometimes fall through the cracks. I want to be more intentional about setting time aside for the people that matter most. That’s probably the thing I miss most about living in Dominica. In Dominica, families are always together. Be it a beach day or a spontaneous cook up after work. In the U.S we get so busy, but we should never get too busy for family and friends.
20. Take myself to dinner and a movie
I will be moving soon (all on my own to a city where I do not know anyone), and I really need to get back to being comfortable with going places by myself. I hardly ever go to the movies (what good movies are out now?), and I rarely eat out, but I think this will be a good start.
My birthday is next month, and there is only one more part of this 25 before 25 series. There are still some things I have not done yet on my list, so I really need to get to work! What about you guys? Are you accomplishing the goals you set for yourself earlier?
Shoutout: Something new I am thinking of doing to recognize the great people in my life. So my first shout out goes to my best friend, Danielle. She has been a great source of encouragement for me this week. Every moment when I felt really down, she would send me a random text. Thank you, Danielle.
As always, thanks for reading.