Rayna 101: My 2014 Tick list!

I hate New Year’s Resolutions. Really. I think they’re an easy way to say you’re going to do something only to give it up like everyone else come the end of January. My philosophy on changing something about yourself is that if you really want to change something you should do it right away. Life is too short to wait. If you really want to change something, you won’t put it off. There’s rarely a good reason to do so (family emergency and illness aside).

So, instead of a New Year’s Resolution for 2014, I’ve decided to make a tick list. A list of things I want to accomplish this year. It includes both big and little events and accomplishments from all areas of my life. Obviously, I can’t visit ten different places tomorrow, but I can start planning them and some of them I have.

So here it is, my 2014 tick list divided by life compartments:



Get married to the most amazing person in the world  – this is already in the works. Details to come.

Volunteer for an organization that helps animals



Find a moose in the wild and photograph it

Book and photograph 15 Weddings in 2014

Get published in a non wedding blog/magazine

Put together Colorado postcards and calendar


Active Lifestyle:

Lead a 5.10 climb outside

Hike over ten miles in one trip – I’m afraid to go back this far because of my bee allergy. Last year my farthest was 8.7 miles.

Hike at least three new 14ers

Go on an overnight backpacking trip and not be eaten by bears

Climb a 12b on top rope without falling

Climb at least one 4 pitch route



Visit at least one new country – Spain is in the works! Maybe Morocco too. 

Visit at least two new National Parks – Going to the Everglades in January, hoping to get to either Glacier or Yosemite as well!

Visit at least 4 new states

Visit one big city I haven’t been to

Actually make it to Palisades to enjoy the wine


So there it is. From the looks of it, 2014 is going to be an amazing year. What’s on your tick list this year?