My birthday is on Monday, so I am putting some serious thought into my next list. Here is an accounting from the last one.
41 things to do before I turn 42
paint my front door & shutters & add new house number;Oh, we did a lot more than that. Yay, us.
- submit an article to the Somerset family of magazines; I'm afraid that I am still a big chicken.
buy a Lisa Leonard necklace;I actually didn't do this one. I just changed my mind. create at least one lesson a week for the Smart Board
- turn Keri's 100 ideas into a regular blog feature
- meet at least two new blog friends in person; I met one. Hi, Marilyn.
- write and MAIL at least one letter a week
plan and host a parent night for my students and their families
- interview my father-in-law about his childhood
spend my time well this year take four camera classes at my local photography store;They were fantastic! So glad I did this one. attend the theater at least twice create and hang my inspiration board
- make walking a daily habit
have at least 5 paid photoshoots this year plan and attend an artsy-crafty art night for 4 or 5 girlfriends;Turns out I'm not very artsy-craftsy. But, I did plan a few play dates for several girlfriends.
- learn how to quilt
be brave and attend the women's retreat this year;It was wonderful, too. Also glad I did this one.
- transfer all my home videos to DVD; Is this even possible. How much will it cost me?
finally find the perfect apple crisp recipe and bake often for Jeffrey
- tearoom date with Dulcy
call my mother every day
- go visit Grammy
write thank you notes promptly - all year long! participate in some street art of my own have at least five weekends this school year with absolutley no working have a date night at least once a month
- begin art journaling
- mail out Christmas cards this year - on time - not in February; Ha. This may be on my list forever. I did make it by January this year, at least.
- read all the forgotten books that are living on my shelves
begin to learn Photoshop Elements - at least learn how to put a logo on my photos; All I really learned in the logo part. I've decided to let go of the Photoshop idea for the foreseeable future.
- finally finish compiling all of Sloane's Friday Album (a picture every Friday from her first year of life)
- spend more time with my brother, Persephone, and her Mom
spend real time with my parents at least once a week
- begin a girls cooking night with Sloane; Might have to give up on this one. I really, really don't want to do it.
- make and purchase a book of my blog's greatest hits; Nope. I did, however, make my first family yearbook and I love it.
- go cliff jumping with Sloane and Jeffrey at Johnson's Shut Ins
attend at least two concerts
- frame and hang all pictures I've collected; We are more than half finished with this surprisingly big project.
- family trip to Disney; We tried to make good on this one. Prices had gone up too much. Still saving...
do something I absolutely think I can not do;I left my beloved school. And survived.
Well, whaddya know? It only took me two years to accomplish 21 things. That doesn't really sound impressive, I know. But, here's what I discovered. Having stated the goal, I automatically begin to make changes toward the goal. I don't always accomplish them, but I make strides. For example, I did not mail a letter once a week this year. I did, however, send a letter at least once a month. That's a lot more than I would have done otherwise.
So what about you? Do you make BIG lists of your own? What do you put on them? Come on... give me some ideas. I have another list to make soon.