Saturday, May 3, 2008

37 things

Today I turned 36 years old. Not a bad age, just not one I really ever thought about before. I never sat around thinking, "hmmm, wonder where I'll be at 36?".

I've decided I really like where I am. I'm married to a wonderful man and we are raising the most precious little girl. I've got a wonderful life filled with many people that give me all the support and love in the world. I'm sooo close to fulfulling my career dreams. My 20s were very tumultous (love that word) career wise. I wish that I'd decided on this career path ages ago, so I'd already be working now, but I guess everything happens for a reason. I have just few little wrinkles, and the body is not so scary, nothing that a little exercise still can't handle anyway. I can still pass for under 30, as some kind folks tell me, though I haven't gotten carded for a few years now. My health is reasonably good and, of course, I'm just way too cute! (I know, shameless self-promotion).

I tried to think about what I'd accomplished in the last year and couldn't think of anything other than having survived another year of school. This year I've decided to take a cue from Hula Seventy & Mighty Girl. I've compiled a list of 37 things I'd like to accomplish before I turn 37 next year. I've gotta say. Coming up with 37 items was much more difficult than I'd anticipated, but I did it. I will print off this list and tack it up on my bulletin board to remind me. I'm not sure if I'll actually get everything done, but that's okay. Everyone needs goals to work towards and if I don't get them all done, I'll just roll them over into the following year.

1. Complete a half marathon in less than 2 1/2 hours.
2. Learn how to swim
3. Take a really good photograph
4. Complete at least 4 things on my household "to do" list
5. Hike the Crypt Lake Trail
6. Complete my Bachelor of Nursing Degree
7. Write the Canadian Registered Nurses Examination
8. Get a job
9. Go sledding
10. Learn 52 Spanish words or phrases
11. Read a classic novel
12. Organize my photographs
13. Make 75% of my Christmas gifts
14. Bike to Echo Dale Park
15. Go berry picking
16. Make a perfect pie crust
17. Set foot in Saskatchewan
18. Fall in love with one poem
19. Plant tulip bulbs in the fall
20. Stop drinking coffee for one month
21. Participate in a non-apron blog swap
22. Send Christmas cards
23. Sew a quilt
24. Volunteer for one day
25. Take an art class
26. Learn to play a new song on the piano
27. Make curtains for at least one room in my house
28. Get my visa balance down to $0
29. "Repoof" the "poof" cushion
30. Knit a pair of socks
31. Teach someone how to knit
32. Reconcile with my father
33. Laugh so hard my stomach hurts
34. Do absolutely nothing for 2 hours
35. Stop using plastic shopping bags
36. Attend bible study
37. Host a themed dinner party


MJ said...

Two reasons to come east: my local store that has Emma Bridgewater pottery (and others including Denby) has an annual sale in late May. Merely 4 hours car drive away from you. See Crocus & Ivy website.

We'll likely have a farm party in late July.

MJ said...

Forgot to mention: that's quite the list! Hope you are successful fulfilling your 37 to-dos!