07 January 2015

31 Before 31 Update

  1. 100 Pushups
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Go ice skating
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. Improve my postureI have done noting quantifiable to accomplish this goal, and it is definitely something I've noticed.
  8. Buy a house
  9. Knit a sweater
  10. 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."
  11. Meditate
    I downloaded Headspace, which got me started on a daily meditation program.
  12. Visit a new state
    Shockingly, had never been to VA. Boom. Done.
  13. 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.
  14. Go to at least one lecture or creative performance
  15. 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)
  16. 52 Weeks listing Things for which I am Grateful
  17. 52 Weeks to an Organized Home
  18. 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!)
  19. Learn about my family tree
  20. Make a cheese souffle
    Did this for our anniversary!
  21. 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.
  22. Make hot buttered rum
  23. 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!
  24. Write a haiku
    Thirty-two, doing
    "old person" activities
    like feeding the birds
  25. Make a pair of earrings
  26. Get my eyebrows shaped professionally
  27. See a Penn State Game at Beaver Stadium
    J, you had one job.
  28. Letterpress
    I letter-pressed our holiday cards, and I am very very happy with the way they came out!
  29. Buy number or letter balloons for an occasion
    Like, what occasion? Sitting at home and watching Netflix?
  30. Find a new shade of lipstick
  31. 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!

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