It seems like quite a while since I last posted anything, and in fact it kind of has been a long time. I have found myself with a lot of new things happening in my life the last few months.... new job, new boyfriend, new apartment (almost), new almost other job. That's a lot of change, a lot of transition, and a lot of adventure. I'm going to write another blog about all of that, but this one is for my 40 before 40 list. It is always good to look over a list that has been made and ponder if it is still applicable. A lot of the things on my list, are in fact things that I still want to do, while some of the things on my list aren't really as important to me as they were at this time last year. So I am going to change them up a little. I'm also going to check off the ones that are complete! Yay!
#1 Attend a Renaissance Festival
#2 Celebrate New Year's in New York City and watch the ball drop!
#3 Pay School Loans down Yay! This is on the right track, but still working on it!
#4 Go Skydiving
#5 Get a tattoo I have TWO tattoos now! Yippeee!!!! Love my elephant and owl!
#6 Drive the Pacific Coast Highway all the way down California
#7 See a show on Broadway
#8 Get to know 5 good wine and cheese pairings, and host a wine tasting
#9 Hike some of the PCT
#10 Get in the best shape of my life
#11 Go skinnydipping (I'm changing this one) #11 Go a spa for a whole weekend (seems more doable)
#12 Go to an Art Museum once a year (Yikes, I need to get on this one for this year!)
#13 Visit Napa Valley
#14 Go on a cruise
#15 Learn how to cook Risotto (going to try to get this done before August 30th)
#16 Go geocaching
#17 Meet a hero (Mandy Hale, Glennon Doyle, Cheryl Strayed)
#18 Be open to new dating opportunities (I did well with this!!!)
#19 Take the ultimate U.S. Road Trip (solo)
#20 Read every book by C.S. Lewis (I need to make my list)
#21 Learn to Knit (Still working on this, but I am a great loom knitter)
#22 Take Spanish and be able to hold a conversation (Ugh, not so great with this)
#23 Read 100 books (Need to make my list)
#24 Get a hair cut at a fancy salon
#25 Cook/Bake all my gma's recipes
#26 See a show at The Fox
#27 Read the Bible Cover to Cover each year
#28 Drink tea instead of coffee in the afternoon Changing this #28 Drink MORE tea!!!!!
#29 Run the Bolder Boulder
#30 Watch every film on AFI top 100
#31 Go to the doctor/dentist/eye doctor as recommended (Getting better with this)
#32 Complete a 1/2 marathon
#33 Write a short story
#34 Take a 24 hour solitude/no phone retreat 4 times a year (I didn't do this at all)
#35 Pray everyday (More work needed with this)
#36 Donate 2% of income each year to charity
#37 Try yoga
#38 Send 10 letters a year to friends far away (I will do this)
#39 Make something crafty and sell it (Yay! I did this! )
#40 Build my business
Really I have not done very many from my list... so looks like I better get crackin'! Look for more blogs this YEAR OF 36!