31 things to do before 31

1.  Learn how to do a cartwheel.

2.  Obedience train my hurricane of a dog.

Done! Finally, thanks to my amazing job, and it makes a HUGE difference!

3.  Move to a bigger house.

4. Save, instead of spend.

This was delayed with Steve being out of work, and then I’ve needed new clothes for my new job. I have a savings account though, so I’m calling it a win.

5. Learn to drive a stick shift.

6. Finish one crafty project a month.

I’ve done a ton of cute and crafty things.

7. Complete the Couch to 5k program & run a 5k race.

Not so much. I still hate running. At this point I think I always will. But I did join Weight Watchers and a gym, so I’m calling it even. The point was to be more active and lose weight, and that’s what I’m doing.

8. Learn some html.

In the middle of this right now.

9. Learn how to play poker.

10. Start playing pool again.

Done. Although I’m not very good at it, we do go out and play more often.

11.  Master the art of baking bread.

12. Learn more about accounting and how to run a business.

Done! I learned everything there was to know at my old job and studied a few books for good measure.

13.  Project 365, a photo a day.

Done! I’ve got tons of pictures and I still love taking them.

14. Watch all the episodes of She-Ra, my favorite cartoon from childhood.

15.  Read at least 100 books this year.

I didn’t quite make it, but I did read a lot more than I had been, and made books a priority again.

16.  Beat the Little Big Planet game.

17. Fill my iPod with new music.

18. Be great at film photography.

19. Buy a day planner and go old-school with my organization.

20.  Learn how to fish.

I went with Steve this summer and loved it.  Next summer, we’re getting fishing permits and our own gear.

21. Spend more time with my family.

Done and loving it. Sometimes I forget how much I miss my family until I’m with them.

22. Start a blog.

23.  Become good at some kind of sport.

24. Get another tattoo.

25. Refine and step up my style to have a better wardrobe.

In progress still, but overall much better than when I started.

26. Quit drinking soda.

27. Spend more time with my cats, who are getting overlooked way too much.

With Steve home recuperating, I’ve been able to go hang out in the back of the house with the cats without Duke whining and generally throwing a fit.

28. Have kick-ass dates with my husband.

This fell by the wayside for a while with Steve recuperating and me working my ass off to compensate, but since I switched jobs we’ve been hanging out a lot, and had a lot of fun.

29. Go camping for the first time.

30. Grow more food and learn how to preserve my harvest.

31. Cook my way through Good Eats volumes 1 and 2 cookbooks.

4 responses to “31 things to do before 31

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  3. Looks like we are the same age. This is really inspiring me to make my own list! Good luck with your goals.

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