Days With DeBois
Days With DeBois is a blog where I will post about my life. After recently turning 20 and being halfway done with college, I have learned a lot about myself and life in general. I want a place where I can show my growth as a person and document me growing up in what will be extremely critical years for my life. I want to tell stories about my life and what I've been through. I want to document the good, the bad, and the ugly. All for the reason of helping people who may be going through something similar. My plan/hope for this blog is to give you guys this raw and new look into my life as I embrace being in my twenties. I hope you join me on this ride.
20 Facts About Me
As I am starting this blog, I realized that you guys are going to get to know me very well. That’s going to come with after each post, and I thought that as I find my voice on this blog and I find out who I am, there might be some things that you might find useful to know about me. These are basic things, but there might be some of you that may come across this blog called Days With DeBois and know nothing about me. There also might be some of you who may only know my name (it’s Katie/Kathryn [trying to figure out what I want to go by – a blog post for another time], by the way). Point is if you know nothing about me use this as a kickstart in getting to know me better. If you know everything about me (hi best friends/some people from college/mom), then you will find these to be true.
Here are 20 facts about me.
I am from Westchester, New York. (A county just north of New York City).
I have 4 siblings, 3 half and 1 full.
I have 2 dogs right now, and they are my best friends.
My favorite show is The Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise and I am not ashamed to admit it.
I am an Earth Science Education major with hopes of becoming a high school science teacher someday.
My favorite color is yellow.
I am a junior at the University of Delaware (I graduate in May 2021).
Dr. Pepper is my favorite soda.
I have worked at a non-profit for the past 2 summers.
My favorite band at the moment is The Chainsmokers
My favorite genre is Country Music (I really love all music but rap though.)
My favorite form of writing is journaling to myself and I do it a lot.
My favorite book would have to be either The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls or To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee depends on my mood honestly.
My favorite number is 24 and there are stories about that.
I love hiking and want to do more of it in the future.
I am a terrible singer but will sing loudly and proudly in my car.
My favorite coffee chain shop is Dunkin (it has good and cheap coffee).
My middle name is Elisabeth (yes spelled that way).
I love driving because it calms me down.
If I could pursue another career that wasn’t teaching, it would have something to do with blogging/journalism.
There you have it; these are 20 things about me. Some of them are really random, a lot of them are things that I am really open about. However, there is so much more to me than just these 20 facts, so stay updated on this blog to see what that entails! I am so excited to post and to share my journey through adulthood through this blog. I will see you guys when I post, bye!
My Bucket List
Here are 24 things that I plan on doing before I die.
Part of growing up means being responsible and doing adult-like things like getting a job, paying bills, graduating college and so on. Just because I am slowly becoming more and more of an adult with age doesn’t mean that my life is filled with these things. In fact, being an adult means that I have the freedom to do more things and I want to do a lot of them.
I have a list of things that I need to do before I die. Yes, I have a bucket list. All of these are things that I have wanted to do for so long but for some reason have never gotten to them. I put all of them on my list because I know that the only way that they are going to get done is if I write them down and share it with people that I will eventually do these things.
Here is my bucket list filled with 24 things that I am going to do before I die.
Drive across the U.S.
Visit 5 National Parks
Go to an NFL football game
Go to a concert
Have a bonfire on a beach
Hike a portion of Appalachian Trail
Eat a cricket
Name a star
Adopt a dog from a shelter
Do a single push-up
Learn to ride a penny board/skateboard
Learn to ice skate/ski/snowboard
Learn to crochet
Learn to fish and catch a big fish
Learn American Sign Language
Solve a Rubik’s cube
Take a photo every day for a month
Make a good/beautiful short film
Submit a short story to the New Yorker
Write an autobiography
Publish a book
Not only do I plan on doing these things, but I plan on documenting them as well. As I do each of the things, I will write a blog post telling the story of what it was like doing them. This will be a great journey filled with growth, excitement, and facing my fears. I am excited to see where it takes me.
When I do these things, they will be linked to the blog post where I tell the story all about it. From the start of whatever it was, why I wanted to do it/why it was on my bucket list, and then what it was like finishing the bucket list item. I am so excited to go on this journey and to see where it takes me.
Stay tuned for the blog posts and don’t forget to follow all of the social media @dayswithdebois on Instagram and Twitter to possibly get a first look at when I complete these tasks!