Personal Growth 1. Present at a national conference 2. Learn all 50 state capitols 3. Memorize The Highwayman 4. Meditate once a week 5. Read 5 non-fiction books on topics I don’t know 6. Get CPR certified 7. Get a passport 8. Take a pottery class 9. Write Dissertation 10. Graduate 11. Fulltime faculty at an institute of higher learning 12. Start a 101 things blog; make weekly entries 13. Say NO and don’t feel guilty! 14. See a foreign film
Financial 15. Save 500 dollars 16. Establish a plan to GET OUT OF DEBT 17. Freeze cards with a zero balance 18. Save $$$ for mom’s 60th birthday ring (Aug 12 2010) 19. Set-up and maintain online bill pay
For Fun 20. Break 130 when bowling 21. Host a party 22. Take a date to the Zoo 23. Take Sloan and Hailey to Build-a-Bear 24. Attend a symphony 25. Complete a 1000 piece puzzle 26. Play Monopoly, from beginning to end 27. Read 10 books I haven’t read that I already own 28. Take a kickboxing class
Get Organized 29. Organize and maintain yarn stash 30. Organize recipe box 31. Compile birthdays/anniversaries/important dates into a perpetual calendar 32. Organize/purge medicine chest 33. Use up or throw away all the extra soap, shampoo, lotions, etc 34. Organize DVDs by genre and catalog 35. Organize CDs by genre/collection/historical period/alphabetical artist and catalog 36. Organize/downsize photos 37. Make photo collections/collages to hang on the walls: Mom’s side, Dad’s side, Bri & me, College, HS, 4 cousins 38. Box and store wedding paraphernalia that I can’t throw away 39. Make a “map” for the pantry and stick to it! 40. Downsize clothing; get rid of what doesn’t fit, is outdated, has been in the mending box. 41. Downsize shoes; same as above. 42. Set up a “charging station” for phone, DS, batteries, etc 43. Burn pics/video of Sloan and Hailey to DVD
Be Green 44. Switch over to low-energy lightbulbs 45. Begin using Piggly Wiggly bag for grocery shopping… ONLY! 46. Plant a tree
Take Care of ME 47. Lose 100 pounds 48. Moisturize my face daily for 2 weeks 49. Get an eye-exam and new glasses 50. Drink 6 glasses of water a day 51. Join curves/ exercise 4x every week for 6 months 52. Perfect the “smoky eye” look 53. Stop biting my fingernails for GOOD 54. Go to the Dentist 55. Stop smoking
Be a Foodie 56. Go to a Wine Tasting 57. Eat Ethiopian food 58. Pick fruit and make jam 59. Make organic salsa 60. Have escargot 61. Plant and maintain an indoor herb garden 62. Eat “vegetarian” for 1 week
Travel/Events 63. Go to a Ren Faire and wear a costume 64. Go to a professional baseball game 65. Go to a professional football game 66. Go to a professional hockey game 67. See Stephen Lynch in concert 68. Attend a knitting/fiber convention that isn’t in my area 69. Have coffee and beignets in New Orleans 70. Go to the opera 71. Visit an alpaca farm 72. See a show on Broadway 73. Save $$$ for a Contiki vacation 74. Go camping (sans cabin) 75. Go to a club downtown 76. Get up early and drive to watch the sunrise 77. Have a spa day with mom (facial, massage, cabana boy) 78. Go fishing on the Mississippi
Be Creative 79. Make a sweater 80. Attend a blacksmithing class and make something! 81. Learn kumihimo 82. Take a glass-blowing class 83. Piece a top for a quilt (no strip cutting) 84. Make 5 Christmas presents 85. Use yard sale finds for bedroom: dresser, nightstand, chair(?) 86. Recover orange flower chair for living room 87. Learn origami 88. Experiment with mixed-media art
Misc 89. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity 90. Clip coupons and use them to shop 91. Go “off the grid” for a weekend (no phones, computer, electronic media) 92. Get my knit/purl tattoo 93. Send a post card to postsecret.com 94. Buy a wall-mount ironing board 95. Hire a maid service 96. Have a quilt professionally finished 97. Write to an e-pal in another country 98. Send a care package to Iraq 99. Fast for 1 day (water only) 100. Fix buffet/ get it fixed by someone who knows what they’re doing 101. Donate $1.00 for every item not completed to a children’s charity
Items in bold are complete Items in italics are in progress
I am single, living in a small town in Northern Illinois. I am a sales representative for a global company, a slight change from my "regular" gig as a music teacher. I'm working on my doctorate in education, and I'll be done in about a year.
The countdown to 30 has begun... less than 4 months to go!
I have 4 cats, Stanley, Cheddar, Fred, and Ginger (yep, they're siblings!). I like to knit, read historical fiction and I have an unnatural addiction to Bejeweled 2.