30 Before 30: The List

Keeping track!

[Adventurer]
1. Attend Forest City Comicon 2.0 (October 18, 2015)
2. Have a good old fashioned picnic.
3. Go on a hike.
4. Go to the beach for the day.

[Creative]
5. Step up the blog photography.
6. Try a new craft for creative outlet. – painting
7. Finish Bird of Hope WIP
8. Learn to crochet, start a blanket.

  1. First crochet stitch – Feb 14, 2015
  2. First dish cloth – Feb 16, 2015
  3. First granny square – May 16, 2015
  4. Blanket started! – May 30, 2015

9. Make/acquire art piece(s) for bedroom (even just updated photos).

  1. “Keep Calm and Kiss Me” framed image

[Experience]
10. Volunteer somewhere. – Eldon House beginning May 2015
11. Learn to drive standard.

[Financial]
12. Pay down at least $10K of my current debt.
13. Put some money away in savings.

[Smarts]
14. Read all of the books I own that I haven’t read yet. (3)
15. Take a creative writing course.

  1. Enrolled May 16, 2015
  2. Course begins Jun 19, 2015
  3. Completed Jul 27, 2015

16. Read 2 non-fiction books.

  1. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) – Felicia Day (Sep 6, 2015)

17. Read 5 contemporary fiction books before I revisit the usual classics.

  1. The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton (May 13, 2015)
  2. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan (May 28, 2015)
  3. The Quest – Nelson DeMille (Nov 12, 2015)
  4. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon (in progress)
  5. Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell (Nov 30, 2015)

18. Learn at least one new thing every month.

  1. The Bystander Effect – the more people there are around, the less likely a person will react to a situation (i.e. seeing someone being attacked) (Jan 2015)
  2. I can control my own path. I’ve just kind of let things happen for so long. I know now that I have complete control over where my life goes and what I do with it. My confidence has been increasing since I learned this. (Feb 2015)
  3. I have a lot more value than I think I do. I don’t often think about the impact I have or have had on others’ lives. A few conversations have taken place recently to help me have a better grasp of the value I do have – to myself and others. (Mar 2015)
  4. I learned the basics of building a Magic:The Gathering deck! (Apr 2015)
  5. Set backs do not equal failure. I had a major setback this month, with the help of Jay and my therapist, I have come to better understand that a setback is just that: a setback. It doesn’t mean I have failed at the task at hand. (May 2015)
  6. Structured classes are definitely better for me when it comes to learning, whether they be online or in the classroom. (Jun 2015)
  7. I CAN do this. I’m going to be okay. (Jul 2015)
  8. New beginnings can be positive and exciting. (Aug 2015)
  9. My seasonal depression hits me like a ton of bricks. Every time, no matter how prepared I think I am. (Sep 2015)
  10. I need to spend more time connecting with old friends. (Oct 2015)
  11. I finally understand the concept of privilege and how it applies to me as a white woman. (Nov 2015)

[Health Nut]
19. Save up enough money to attend yoga weekly – start April 2, 2015
20. Lose 15lbs, keep it off.
21. Make walking a part of my daily routine.
22. Cook 10 new, healthy and interesting meals, integrate the best ones into regular meal rotation.

  1. Crockpot Cabbage Roll Casserole

[Foodie]
23. Try 3 local restaurants I’ve never tried before.

      1. The Byron Freehouse
      2. The Early Bird Cafe
      3. O”zen

24. Bake a cheesecake.
25. Try 5 brand new foods.

      1. El Diablo hot chocolate – Feb 14, 2015
      2. “The Closer”: a deep-fried chicken sandwich – Apr 18, 2015
      3. Turducken Deli Club – Jun 13, 2015
      4. Pupusa – Jul 10, 2015
      5. Tamale – Jul 10, 2015

[Misc]
26. Write a blog post a week.
27. Donate blood for the first time. (Dec 3, 2015)
28. Go out for ice cream.
29. See 12 movies I have never seen before.

      1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Jan 11, 2015)
      2. The Fault in Our Stars (Feb 6, 2015)
      3. There Will Be Blood (Feb 21, 2015)
      4. Jupiter Ascending (Feb 28, 2015)
      5. Kingsman:The Secret Service (Mar 6, 2015)
      6. Anna Karenina (Mar 7, 2015)
      7. 21 Jump St (Apr 20, 2015)
      8. X-Men: Days of Future Past (Apr 25, 2015)
      9. The Host (May 16, 2015)
      10. Mirror, Mirror (May 16, 2015)
      11. Legion (June 6, 2015)
      12. The Great Gatsby (June 8, 2015)

30. Buy my first board game, host a game night.

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