I’m a sucker for lists.
I had a fun time documenting things last year and I want to do it again this year — maybe even make a cute album like Kristin’s — so I’m doing it again this year.
Carrying over from last year:
- Do a headstand
- Reach $400 in my yoga teacher training savings
- Send a 5.10 a/b at the rock climbing gym
- Pay off my credit card
- Make a loaf of bread
- Hold crow pose
- Do 1 pull up
- Develop an exit strategy
- Get a tattoo
- Complete my 2013/14 One Little Word project
- Take a time-lapse photo
I’m not worried about having such a large carry-over this year. I mean, I had “buy tires” on my list about three years, so it’s not something I’m going to stress about. Some of the things on there that I could probably do in a weekend just need to be done in front of somebody who can take a photo without making me look like Medusa or some other horrific creature. Essentially, waiting to meet up with Amy soon :)
Added to the list this year:
- Catch up on Doctor Who
- Get my passport
- Read 5 non-comic books
- Establish an organization system for my digital files
- Visit a comic-book store not in CA
- Read 20 of our graphic novels/volumes
- Buy a pair of jeans I LOVE
- Launch a new product/offering
- Surprise somebody
- Get new headshots taken
- Write 6 guest blog posts
- Fully unpack moving boxes
- Experiment with stamping
- Experiment with watercolors
- Establish a nightly yoga routine
- Take a non-online class
As I’m writing this post, I’m walking around the apartment pulling books I want to read, stacking them next to the comic books I want to finish (hopefully before San Diego’s Comic-Con so I can complete my sets), and emailing Amy about meeting up soon for a micro-adventure and photo-taking.
Thinking of putting together a list of things you want to complete by your next birthday? Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Select things that have a distinct end-point – I’m reading over my 26 things to do before I turn 27 list and things like “spend more money on clothes that will last” doesn’t really belong on a list like this.
- Be realistic – knowing your limits when it comes to a challenge like this is important. I didn’t put “write 12 guest blog posts” here because I know that I’ll be lucky to get 6 posts written and published, let alone 12. If 12 happens, awesome.
- Think ahead – if you’re going on a trip and want to do something cool or unique, put that on the list. Last year, I wrote “roll down a sand dune” and “stand in the lowest point in North America” because I KNEW I would going to those places. It’s not cheating because it’s my list and I’ll do what I want.