- Learn how to carry a tune
- Read 2 Classics
- Read 2 Best Sellers
- Hike trails around our house
- Make art for our dining room
- Do another 30 day challenge
- Go for a major bike ride
- Thin out my closet
- Plant a garden
- Finish knitting my Abrigado blanket
- Perfect a wing eye
- Build a fire pit
- Make a piece of jewelry
- Make a DIY Camera bag insert
- Make French Onion Soup
- Take a silhouette photo
- Improve my posture
- Finish one design project per week
- Go candle pin bowling
- Find more balance
- Watch House of Cards with J
- Buy fresh flowers once a week
- Get more sleep
- Eat a vegetable at every meal
- Make art
- Decorate for Christmas
- Take a trip
- Try a new sport
- Get my eyebrows done
- Get a massage
- Visit a new museum
- Display my camera collection
08 January 2015
Posted by dsb at 8:00 AM
07 January 2015
100 Pushups Do another 28 or 30 day challenge
I started trying to learn Spanish using Duolingo. I decided this was my challenge. So for the whole year, I certainly used the App, but I also succeeded in reaching my 30 day Spanish challenge.
- Log my food and exercise every single day for a minimum of 3 months
I would start doing this and I was really good at it for about five days, then I would lapse into forgetfulness and laziness and stop doing it. Lather, rinse, repeat.
- Go ice skating
- Run a 10K
Why do I keep doing this to myself? Every time I work my way up to a 5K, I lose steam. We did do a 15 mile bike ride, this year...does that count? I feel like a broken record!
Go to sleep early
Moved over an hour away from work. Need to wake up in time to take the commuter rail. Bedtime is now 9:30.
- Improve my postureI have done noting quantifiable to accomplish this goal, and it is definitely something I've noticed.
Buy a house Knit a sweater Schedule "me" time at least once a week. Strive for at least two hours of solitude
I don't think I met this goal, measurably, but I was able to be more conscious about the time I needed with myself, and to try to make only half of this time "computer time."
I downloaded Headspace, which got me started on a daily meditation program.
Visit a new state
Shockingly, had never been to VA. Boom. Done.
Visit a new museum
We saw Gropius House in the winter, and had a private tour. It was beautiful, and I would highly recommend it to anyone remotely interested in art, architecture, or just New England History in general.
- Go to at least one lecture or creative performance
- Read Four Classics:
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) - Started
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton) - Didn't even acquire
The Stranger (Albert Camus) The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
- 52 Weeks listing Things for which I am Grateful
- 52 Weeks to an Organized Home
- 90 minutes of Yoga at minimum once a week
Nope, although I did more yoga at home due to my subscription to MyYogaPro (courtesy of my sister!)
- Learn about my family tree
Make a cheese souffle
Did this for our anniversary!
Buy a watch
I did this, and it was gorgeous, but I am glad I did not buy a very expensive watch, because it turns out I do not like to wear it everyday.
Make hot buttered rum Take a stunning photographGot some Milky Way photography done in El Paso. Can't wait to try again, although I doubt I will find anything like that Texas sky up here! Write a haiku
"old person" activities
like feeding the birds
- Make a pair of earrings
- Get my eyebrows shaped professionally
- See a Penn State Game at Beaver Stadium
J, you had one job.
I letter-pressed our holiday cards, and I am very very happy with the way they came out!
- Buy number or letter balloons for an occasion
Like, what occasion? Sitting at home and watching Netflix?
Find a new shade of lipstick Buy It's a Wonderful Life on DVD
Now I can relive the moments from my childhood when I used to wrap Christmas presents and watch this Jimmy Stewart classic with my grandmother in my own house instead of trekking to the Brattle Theatre—or maybe do both!
Posted by dsb at 7:00 AM