Another 35 Before 35 Update

Man October went fast. I did manage to knock some things off my list.

1. Crochet something else besides blankets or scarves at least once a year (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

  • Maybe I should stop finding new projects now, and wait until next year to do some more. I did a couple this month with the dinosaur hat and bearded beanie. I definitely have done my way through projects that are not straight lines this year.

2. Do a photography challenge

  • I am still on par with this. I have been experimenting a lot with different ways to set up backdrops without a proper studio. So some are not great as I figure out angles and work to manipulate light, but I am learning! I already showed some pics from his Halloween shoot, but here are some others of my challenge to get out the DSLR to capture George at least once a week.

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This was our attempt at a fall shoot. These are some of the very few pictures where he wasn’t throwing a fit or eating the blanket.


3. Visit 5 cities I have never been to before (5/5)

4. Tour at least one of the distilleries in the KY/TN area

  • Well, this one I completely failed on since we made the move back to MO this past week. Maybe I will change it to explore the wineries of Missouri.

5. Send at least 5 snail mail a month

  • This is the first month that I didn’t complete this. I think I got 3 or 4 out. Whoops.

6. Become a “professional” photographer

  • I took some photos of some good friends of ours before I left Clarksville. I am hoping once we get settled here I will be able to really branch out here in Missouri. Here is one of my favorites.

Glinn Photography

7. Run at least 10 races (any distance) (1/10)

8. Go camping with Tom

9. Pay for the car behind me in a drive through

10. See Tyrone Wells live as many times as possible

11. Tour Fort Defiance here in Clarksville

12. Water ski with my dad

13. Do a 5K with my mom

14. Take a swing dance class with Tom

15. Read at least one fun book a month and one professional development book every three months

  • I really think I need to give up on this book. It is holding me down…

16. Take a pottery or stained glass class

  • Anyone in mid-Missouri know a good place to do either of these?

17. Do one new recipe each month

18. See both a Clemson and UCM football game live

19. Find a place to volunteer on a regular basis

20. Go hiking

21. Ride in a hot air balloon

22. Go to at least 20 “new to me” restaurants. (17/20)

  • I went to Five Points Pizza in Nashville with my best friend while she was visiting. They have great food!

23. Stay at a bed and breakfast

24. Spend a day without electronics (phone, t.v. and computer)

25. Have a Kentucky Derby themed 3oth birthday party.

26. Explore Nashville while we live here

  • While I didn’t do as much as I would have liked, I did explore some during the year and a half I was there. I met up with a friend of mine before I left for coffee up by Vandy. It is always interesting to see a different university. Does taking George to a cardiac specialist in Nashville count as seeing more of Nashville?

27. Watch at least 10 movies that I have not seen before that won Best Picture at the Oscars and at least 20 documentaries (not necessarily Oscar winning) Movies (2/10); Documentaries (7/20)

28. Sew an item of clothing from scratch

29. Do a personal devotional/bible study on my own

30. Be a mascot for an event

31. Go on our honeymoon (preferably somewhere tropical)

32. Host an annual NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship game party

33. Go on a mission trip

34. Be on a recreation volleyball team

35. Become a mom

Well I am not doing too bad at the monthly stuff, but I really need to work on the bigger items. Here’s to another month of trying.

I would love to hear your thoughts!

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