35 Before 35 Update

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

2. Do a photography challenge

  • Keeping steady with this one. I have been struggling to get them uploaded, but I have been taking them! The task of uploading and doing minor editing is a little daunting because there are several hundred (maybe a thousand) at this point…
  • Here are just a couple from the last month:

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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

5. Send at least 5 snail mail a month

6. Become a “professional” photographer

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

16. Take a pottery or stained glass class

17. Do one new recipe each month

  • Since I was living with my in-laws this month and in transit, I did not do this. I give myself some slack though since a couple months ago I went hog wild with new recipes.

18. See both a Clemson and UCM football game live

  • I didn’t, but I did watch Clemson beat South Carolina for the first time since 2008, which was a game I did see in person.

19. Find a place to volunteer on a regular basis

  • I did find a place to put my crochet skills to good use. Now I just have to make things…

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 Cafe Berlin here in Columbia with a friend of mine. It was a cute little place. My grilled cheese was a little too fancy for my taste, plus a “meal” did not come with sides. I probably will go back though to test out some other things, especially since it is within walking distance of my office.

23. Stay at a bed and breakfast

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

25. Have a Kentucky Derby themed 30th birthday party.

26. Explore Nashville while we live here

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

  • I downloaded the She Reads Truth app for my phone. It is a daily devotional series. I am thinking of doing a review of it. So far I am liking it.

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

  • I am trying to convince my student workers to do an office team next semester. Hopefully we can muster up enough to play.

35. Become a mom

So I didn’t do so hot this month, but who cares. I moved and started a new job. So I think that counts for something!

4 thoughts on “35 Before 35 Update

  1. I like the She Reads Truth app too! I definitely think you can cut yourself a LOT of slack since you moved and all… you’ll get your life settled down and then be right back at it with those goals! I really need to do some major crossing off on my 30 before 30 list… ugh. I’m so behind! I like how you do a monthly recap… I think that would hold me more accountable.

  2. I love the She Reads Truth devotionals too….especially this holiday study…soooo good!! You’ve inspired me, friend, I’m definitely starting a 30 before 30 list this next year!!! And I definitely think you can cut yourself slack with your move and starting a new job….yay you!!!

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