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Hawaii Destination Wedding Photographer | 33 Things To Do During 33! | Personal

Welp, no matter how hard I tried, today, I turn 33! Thats a HUUUUUUUGE number!!!!

But, you know what?

I’m going to embrace this age, this year! When you feel deep on your soul, that this year is going to be amazing, not just for my wedding business here in Hawaii and California, but personally as well!

And I want to achieve as much as I can this year! I mean, I’m living in Paradise! I’m expanding my business!!

Why shouldn’t this be my best year yet!!! 

So, I decided to to create a list of 33 things I wanted to accomplish this year!

First off, 33 is a big number! But I think I created a great list! Check it out!

  1. Lose 20 lbs
  2. Go Sky Diving!
  3. Go to Molokai!
  4. Go to Lanai!
  5. Plan a getaway with Josh!
  6. Read a book each month
  7. Run 10 races
  8. Do 10 hikes
  9. Pay off Josh’s car
  10. Complete another December Advent Calendar
  11. Big Island for Christmas
  12. Learn to scuba dive
  13. Date Josh at least once a month!
  14. Shoot a wedding in another state!
  15. Run 365 miles this year – 7 miles a week!
  16. Attend a concert
  17. Attend a photography conference or workshop
  18. Watch a sunrise
  19. Take a day off each week
  20. Take Mommy and Me photos
  21. Take new couple shots of Josh and I
  22. Host a styled shoot
  23. Take a lei making class
  24. Host my 6th Annual Favorite Things Party!
  25. Finish the International Wedding Photography certificate
  26. Volunteer somewhere
  27. Finish my Spartan Trifecta
  28. Pay it Forward once a month
  29. Take a personal photo each day!
  30. Get new headshots done!
  31. Buy myself a Louis Vuitton bag!
  32. New Family Photos
  33. Go to Disneyworld!!

So what do you think?!? I think I can do everything on this list! I mean, I do have a year to accomplish it! Let’s knock it out of the park! I’ll keep coming back here throughout the year and update as I accomplish them!




  1. AmandaAmanda Greco

    May 18th, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Love!! What is a favorite things party!? Sounds fun!!

  2. Vanessa Hicks

    May 19th, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Remember when Oprah did her favorite things each December on her show? It’s something like that where everyone shows up and brings 3 of their favorite things! When they leave, they will leave with 3 new favorite things! Ive done it for 5 years in a row and its so much fun!

  3. Adrienne

    May 24th, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    What a great list of things to do! I need to do this as well! Lots of interesting activities on your list! Can’t wait to see pictures and hear about your experiences!

  4. Elsie Barnes

    May 24th, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    32 never looked so good! I loved your list, I may have to use this idea for my next birthday! #goals

  5. Keao

    May 25th, 2017 at 12:48 am

    I love setting goals!! And I want to steal some of yours…maybe not the sunrise one. That made me laugh because sessions are the only times I am ever present for a sunrise too=)

  6. Carli

    May 25th, 2017 at 4:08 am

    #25 is on my list of things I want to do this year too! Your Favorite Things party sounds awesome. 🙂

  7. Tasha

    May 17th, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    We are the same age! Happy Birthday sweet girl!

  8. Vanessa Hicks

    May 17th, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you!

  9. Shannon White

    May 17th, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    That is about 3 a month so you can totally do it! 33 is soooo not old. lol

  10. Vanessa Hicks

    May 17th, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    I agree!! But I feel old! LOL!

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