Almost a full year ago I wrote a post called 25 Goals before 25 and I thought it might be kind of fun to do a re-cap on the things that I actually have completed so far and share my plans for the rest of these goals. Mainly, this is to help hold myself accountable for these things, because it can be really easy to let stuff pass by. I’ve also recently registered on Go Mighty, which is an awesome resource for helping you achieve your life goals and create a community surrounding the goals you have for yourself. It’s invite-only, but all you have to do is request one and you’ll be let in.
So here’s the list I had last year, in italics beside each one is my commentary from a year later.
1. Travel to Iceland and Greenland alone or with a partner. Still haven’t done this one, but I feel like I may have convinced a few girlfriends to do Iceland 2014, so I’m still holding out for this one.
2. Sew a cool quilt like this pixel style one. I feel like quilting could be one of those amazing projects to get lost in whenever I feel stressed out from work. So this might be a great winter project. I just need to stop getting overwhelmed in the fabric store.
Take circus lessons in trapeze and aerials. DONE. I did trapeze and aerial lessons this winter and although it was fun, I realized that my body type tends to suggest that I stay firmly on the ground.
Do the colour run. Technically I haven’t done this yet and it’s not the Color Run but it’s Run or Dye which is virtually the same. It is happening this Saturday however, and I am registered, so unless I twist and ankle or something this one is happening!
5. Finally be able to do a handstand in yoga. I am getting closer! I’m finally able to do a very feeble balance in crow pose. I think if I step up my yoga practice a little bit more I might be able to make it happen.
6. Have a booth at a crafters fair. I have to say, I honestly can’t see this one happening. Simply because I don’t have time to make that many physical things. Although, I have been collecting some cute vintage items to one day sell either online or at a vintage market. I think that’s a fair compromise.
Do an overnight camping trip by bike. DONE! We biked to Peggy’s Cove early this summer. We didn’t get a tent but it was still a great overnight bike journey.
8. Travel across the country. This is another one I’ll have to cross my fingers for. We’ll see how it works out, I’m not giving up on this one yet.
9. Print a scrapbook of photos from the last 10 years. I’ve changed this one slightly in my head to be a smaller window of time and I hope to make it happen by Christmas time.
10. Throw a pop-up dinner party. Dying to do this one! It’s tricky trying to organize one, but I think it’s worth a try.
11. Bake macarons. One day when I am really bored.
12. Visit a vineyard. I just asked Ryan and he said we could do it this fall. Motorcycle trip!
Go to a psychic and have my fortune told. DONE! I had my tarot cards read in the spring and it was super fun!
14. Take a ceramics class. Ceramics is expensive. But it would be so worth it. The Art University offers classes every semester and I think I should just sign up.
15. Write and submit a grant proposal for the Web DIY Workshop. I’d love to run a summer camp for girls to learn code and make websites. The months leading up this summer totally escaped me but I still feel strongly about this, especially after volunteering with Ladies Learning Code!
Go on an artist/yoga/inspirational retreat. DONE. Last fall I spent a weekend at Oceanstone Resort where I met Jeanne Beker as well as many other fascinating and inspiring ladies, learned about yoga and meditation, and learned a lot about myself.
17. Spend at least one full month living in a new city. Working on this one. It might not happen before 25, but definitely before 30!
18. Learn a secret talent. When I master it, you’ll see it here first.
19. Donate blood (I can’t believe I’ve never done this!). I’m still embarrassed that I haven’t done this yet. It’s such an easy thing to do.
20. Create a budget that works for me and stick to it. No more guesswork! I took a stab at this and got frustrated with Excel. If anyone has any tips or tricks on budgeting I’d be happy to hear them!
Make pasta from scratch. I haven’t actually done this because since cutting most gluten from my diet I’ve hardly eaten pasta at all in the past year! I’m cutting it and changing it to: find better alternatives to pasta! Veggie spiralizer, here I come!
22. Watch all of the Star Wars movies. I’ve seen parts of them all… but not a single full one. This might be something I do when I have my wisdom teeth out.
23. Write an e-book about something awesome. I haven’t made much progress on this, which means it’s time to brainstorm!
24. Throw one really elaborately themed party. I love themed parties, I really do. If people would just commit to coming to them it could be so FUN.
Do something I thought I would never do. I honestly never thought I could run four to five times a week and have one of those runs be 2 hours and 20 kms long. What’s more is that I never thought I would actually enjoy it. In the past year I feel like I’ve become a person who ran seldomly and wasn’t that into it at all, to someone who would proudly call themselves a runner.
Obviously the next 12 months are going to be fairly busy for me, I’ve got a lot of ground to cover, but I feel pretty good about most of these!