Saturday, July 2, 2011

Wow! What a Year! {The List}

My 31st birthday is tomorrow, so I figured that this would be a perfect time to revisit THE LIST and the progress I've made on it this past year. July 1st was also our anniversary of arriving in Louisiana, so it's an opportune time for reflection all away around.

I've made really good progress on my list. All in one year I've moved south, bought a new home, gotten a promotion (THE SHELF), and learned a lot about myself. I think I'm in love with being in my 30s and this has been possibly the best year yet!

As I look at the list today, there are things that definitely need revising. #11, #19, #20 are things that I no longer have any desire to do. Writing is the furthest thing from my mind right now, wearing red lipstick is just not who I am, and going to MI (up North or otherwise) gives me a headache. In the next few weeks I'm going to be revising this list so that it reflects who I am now.

35 before 35

1. own my own home (again)

2. spend my anniversary on a beach

3. finish my masters degree (DONE DONE DONE DONE!!!!!)

4. get THE SHELF

5. put THE SHELF in an office of my own

6. relocate to the South

7. decorate my living room

8. have a real dinner party

9. learn to French braid (Still room for improvement on this one ;)

10. make Thanksgiving dinner (Wasn't Thanksgiving, but I did make Damon a "Christmas" dinner, so I think this counts)

11. finish that third novel

12. take my kids to Disney World

13. go out on New Years Eve

14. celebrate homecoming at TSU

15. “Would Ya Like it” in the rain

16. Have date night once a week

17. Visit Washington DC

18. have a picnic with wine and cheese

19. wear red lipstick

20. go Up North

21. grow a plant

22. make a cake for a loved one’s birthday

23. restore a piece of furniture

24. attend a Broadway play (does not have to be in NY, although that’s a bonus)

25. get rid of all unnecessary debt

26. eat healthier

27. answer the question, “What’s wrong?” honestly, the first time.

28. institute a new family tradition

29. take a cooking class

30. Find the perfect school for Cameron

31. Learn to let go

32. Invest in great pics of the kids

33. Learn a new language

34. Renew my wedding vows


We have been in our home a little over two weeks now and WE LOVE IT!
And although it occured to us AFTER we moved in that we don't have linen closets and the builders gave us sooo many problems with our sod, things have been going relatively smoothly. I was in full indoor decor mode when our SUV broke down and we had to get a new car.

Needless to say I have put the breaks on buying stuff for the house for a few weeks.

Since I posted last we visited Detroit... both Cameron and Evan took private swim lessons with one of the kinder teachers from my school, and we're just working on enjoying our summer before we are required to return to the daily grind. Pretty soon DJ will be starting his first season in tackle football, too.

1 comment:

The Lils said...

You are amazing. I think just having a list and working toward your goals both big and small is great.