This last month is honestly a blur, so let’s see how I did.
1. Crochet something else besides blankets or scarves at least once a year (
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- I successfully made another hat. These are some of my favorite pictures of George to date too! You can click here to see more.
2. Do a photography challenge
- I am steadily keeping up with this! I have some things coming up that I am going to try shooting in different ways and forcing myself to change different settings. Plus I am so ready to be shooting outside again!
- I often find myself looking through his album now that we have 6 months worth of photos to see how he has changed, but also how some of my photography has changed.
- Do you have any suggestions of things I should capture with George or techniques I should try?
Visit 5 cities I have never been to before (5/5)
4. Tour at least one a winery, brewery, or distillery
5. Send at least 5 snail mail a month
6. Become a “professional” photographer
- I have some potential clients with inquiries so hopefully they come to fruition.
- I was blessed to be part of a charity event this Friday where I was the photographer. It is an organization that helps homeless children with a variety of things. There is an art auction every year, and this is my second year being a part of it.
7. Run at least 10 races (any distance) (1/10)
- I am signed up for a 10K in September, but I need to find some 5Ks to hit up. None around here seem to fit into my schedule.
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
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 started a new book for both of these this month. I am really struggling finding the time to read, and when I do, I fall asleep with in minutes. Even when I read at my desk during lunch, while I am pumping. Something needs to change lol.
16. Take a pottery or stained glass class
17. Do one new recipe each month
- I am going to share it later this week, but I made pumpkin brownies yesterday.
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. (21/20)
- I went to two this month, both here in Columbia. I went to Casablanca with a friend from college who I haven’t seen in probably a good 9 years. It is a Greek restaurant in town that is REALLY GOOD, and pretty nicely priced. Their staff was really nice too. I then went to my first Thai place last week with a friend (who randomly knew Tom growing up, worked with me at Iowa State, and now we are both working at CC.). I will admit that I played it safe and had a stir fry, but it was still pretty good. The service was less than desirable, but hey when you are busy sometimes your emotions get the best of you.
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.
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
30. Be a mascot for an event
31. Go on our honeymoon (preferably somewhere tropical)
- I finally got Tom to agree to go on a honeymoon cruise for our 5 year anniversary next year. Is it too early to plan?
32. Host an annual NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship game party
- I doubt this will happen this year. We just have too much going on right now to get this organized in the next couple weeks. Plus I will be out of town the week before for a wedding and will be heading up to KC that weekend to help with going through my Grandma’s things. My introvert emotions can’t handle having people over after all that. I know when to say no. Hopefully next year we will be a little more settled. (Or does that never happen?)
33. Go on a mission trip
34. Be on a recreation volleyball team
Become a mom