I promised you an update and here it is. I am going to look at and think about my 30 before 30 list. As you know, I have a big birthday coming up next year…and no, it’s not my 30th. It’s my 25th. But that means I really need to take stock in getting my list up to date and having this really happen.
I have decided to slightly edit my list. Kelly and Regis are no longer on the show together (and I can’t watch it anyways because of my lack of cable). So I am going to switch that to go to a taping of Anderson Cooper’s new daytime show. Why? Because I love Anderson Cooper. He makes me laugh and it makes me excited to think that I could go and see his show in person. I also changed number 23 from learn to juggle to reach a goal weight of 125-130 pounds.
So, I have 2 open spots still (and I plan to leave those open for a while yet because I want to leave room for growth – I mean, I can always change things…as evidenced by what I just did…but I want to leave them open. Because even a few years can make a huge difference). I have completed 3 of my tasks, which means I have 27 left. That means that I need to complete about 5 or 6 tasks a year to be a winner. So, what should I plan to tackle this next year? Let’s have a look.
I have already started a 365 project and it is in full swing. You can check it out by clicking on my 365 category or by looking at the tab up top! I am really excited about this and hope to make photography a much bigger part of my life as I continue this project. I am also looking to start a 365 self portrait project next year. These are both important to me as I am beginning to explore photography as a part time option maybe?
I have started a 52 book challenge (which means a book a week or 4-5 books a month) that I hope to complete. It might mean ditching books that aren’t moving me. Reading children’s novels (which I am totally into) and continuing to not watch much TV (which has been curtailed by my lack of cable). I am excited to hopefully complete this and will probably be stock piling early on in the year as I may be starting my masters this year.
I would like to run the warrior dash this year. The one in New York is August 11 and 12, and I should be able to train and run it at that point. I think it would be a lot of fun.
Going hand in hand with that, I would love to reach a healthy goal weight of 125-130 pounds this year. It isn’t a TON of weight to lose, but it will take discipline and a change in my diet. Ultimately, I would really just like to be healthy and feel great again. I have been working out pretty faithfully and will not be stopping while dog sitting as the family has some excellent exercise equipment that I am going to take full advantage of while here for a week.
I think that I’d also like to add learn to play piano in here. I don’t know if this one will happen, but it might and that would make me extremely happy. And it gives me things to look forward to.
I have recently been getting pretty crafty and I am hoping that throughout this year, I keep that spirit alive and that I am able to make a lot of my Christmas presents next year (the time has long gone for this year). Maybe this next year I will even manage to move out of my mother’s house and get my own place. I just have so many things that I want to accomplish.
Another post tomorrow or Monday (definitely taking Sunday off) about goals for the new year, in addition to these goals. And a post with pictures coming up soon as well – maybe tomorrow morning, maybe not until Monday and after Christmas. We will see.
How old are you? Do you still think of “big” birthdays? Do you have a 30 before 30 list?