Friday, July 11, 2008

The List

So I want to make a list, like all the "cool kids". Here's the thing, I get really wound up when I don't complete stuff. In fact, I have been known to tire myself out and never get past the thought process which precedes the making of said To do: list. So, bear with me, if you will.


I looked at the 100 things in 1001 days meme-too much shit. I want something simple, like 35 things to do before my 36th birthday. This is roughly 3 things per month giving me enough time to plan, procrastinate, plan some more, procrastinate some more, execute, botch it, wallow in self-pity and try, try again. These are in no particular order as I'm in no particular hurry to do some of them.



1. Obtain a driver's license
2. Declutter my work space and maintain it
3. Paint something
4. Expand my yoga practice beyond breath and posture
5. Become better acquainted with my sewing machine, I.e. make something
6. Grow something besides body fat, grey hair and children
7. Make a new friend (I'm painfully introverted, this is BIG)
8. Minimize my wardrobe and donate donate donate!
9. Work on communication with Favorite guy
10. Promote Jordan from the dining room table to college
11. Hear 10 Etsians voices (Everyone I interact with has a NYC accent because it's all online, I want to hear voices and accents and affect and tone and cadence; it intrigues me.)
12. Take one short trip each season and explore Arizona
13. Visit the Georgia O'Keefe Museum
14. Own 100 pieces of original art
15. Read at least one book per month
16. Blog consistently
17. Adopt a pet
18. Help a child (other than my own)
19. Take my grandma to see Sedona (She met a woman on her flight back to SC from visiting us last year and the woman, also a senior citizen urged her to add Sedona to her Bucket List.)
20. Get dressed every day for 10 days and take photos
21. A 7 day Juice fast
22. Fix my bike and ride it
23. Go rollerskating
24. Go dancing
25. Teach my daughter to jump Double Dutch
26. Construct a menarche treasure trove
27. Smell my niece's feet
28. Sculpt something
29. Put away 10% of my earnings
30. Get something published
31. Host my own jewelry party
32. Take a professional family portrait
33. Go to the theatre
34. See a live musical performance
35. Organize and execute a Peace art swap

8 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

What a fantastic list. Very inspiring as there are lots of things on it I would like to do as well.

Hadn't thought about it, but do you have a New York accent since that's where you're from? I ask because Michelle from Cicada Studio is from NJ and does not have a Jersey accent which surprised me.

A little nudge from me: bump taking your grandma to Sedona up on your list.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

yep u cool folk

She's a Crafty Bitch said...

I could probably help you out with the talking to 10 Etsians thing, haha. All of your other goals look awesome! Some that jumped out at me are the professional family photo (that's on my list when I'm not fat anymore), growing something (I've got the dreaded brown thumb), and smelling your niece's feet (why?). Good luck on all of the things on your list!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I knew I'd have to answer q's on the niece's feet. My little sister had a baby 05/06/07, I've only seen pics...I need to smell her feet before they actually stink!

beth (teegee) said...

Can I borrow about 98% of your list?

it all sounds very familiar to me, including the driver's license thing, but maybe excluding the feet smelling :-)

Which is starting to get a little annoying and inconvenient here in suburbia. We have the T around here, but really I think that one has been my number one for about 4 years. This summer tho...it'll happen. hopefully.

Fog and Thistle said...

Wow, this is a great list! Hope you share your accomplishments with us as you tick them off.

Sedona is gorgeous. Go! GO!

I always wanted to learn double dutch.

Carla Sonheim said...

This list is wonderful. Good luck!!!

(I would also like to stop growing gray hairs... as well as other hairs... ugh!)

PumpkinGirl said...

Inspiring! I love the idea of having a list like this.

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