Now that my awkward disclaimer is out of the way, I'm making a list, and checking it twice (if you don't have that Christmas song in your head right now, you're a stronger person than me).
I'm turning 30 in a few (8) months and I'm going to make a list of 15 things I want to accomplish before I turn 30.
Because I like lists
Because I feel I should accomplish something concrete before the big 3-0
Because I want to.
Sorry. A brief moment of petulance. I'm over it.
Here's the list! I'm also taking suggestions.
If you've always wanted to live vicariously through me, here's your opportunity!
You make a suggestion, and I'll add it to the list. Really. I will.
(small disclaimer: I won't add anything illegal, immoral, harmful or anything that's likely to get me smacked around by karma).
Everything else is fair game and I'll endeavor to accomplish it. I'm a people pleaser, that's what I do.
So here's my list as it stands now. I plan on updating Stephopolis when I start and/or finish something on the list, and I'll keep referring back to this particular posting so I can
- Start and finish a full writing project. (This could be a novel, novella, short story, poem collection, etc. Submit aforementioned writing project to a publisher. It doesn't matter if I get any bites, what matters is the submission. But, you know, I wouldn't say no to a publishing deal either.)
- Start and finish my PLAR portfolio for my degree
- Run on a regular basis and complete at least one 5k race with a respectable finish time
- Find a viable yoga studio and attend class regularly
- Make good use of the time I have with my IABC mentor
- Attend more IABC events and networking sessions
- Learn to crochet. Properly.
- Learn to cook. Properly. (This means mastering more than three recipes in the kitchen)
- Make a decent dent in both my book list and this, more classic, book list .(There is a reason that I received a Amazon gift card when I departed my last job.)
- Write, write, write, write. Just write. (This might seem similar to the first item on my list, but I'm talking about getting into the habit of forming the words.)
- Take more pictures and capture more memories.
- Learn how to meditate and harness negative thoughts before they get out of control.
- Actually use the swimming pool in my complex. Drag Adam along.
- Finalize second tattoo idea and get it done.
- Stop biting my nails. For realsies.
I like being able to see these in a list. Having them all organized and numerically ordered gives everything a sense of purpose
(Don't tell my dad I used the words "organized" and "numerically ordered". He'll become insufferable)