September 13, 2013

30 Before 30 | September update

Another month down ... and I'm (surprisingly?) still pretty on board with turning the big 3-0.

Nothing more crossed off this month, sadly, but progress has been made on a few. (Some of these are definitely not getting done, but I'm OK with that.)

Here's the list:

1. Get another tattoo.—Appointment made! It's going to happen before Dec. 12.
2. Go to Disney World/Land.
3. Lose 10-15 more pounds/feel better in the skin I'm in.
4. Find an exercise plan/class and stick with it.—We've continued with AppleFit, but I still need to find something else to do.
5. Read at least 30 books.
6. Create (and stick to) a better savings plan.—A work in progress.
7. Try indoor skydiving.
8. Get my passport.
9. Get a gel manicure (and not ruin my nails by picking it off).
10. Reopen the Pants Design Etsy shop/increase sales on RedBubble.—I've been re-inspired recently, so I hope to create some new designs soon.
11. Eat at five new (to me) Austin-area restaurants.
12. Visit a new state.
13. Attend at least one con.
14. Cook at least three meals at home per month.—It's still happening, but could happen more frequently.
15. Hold at least six C&CC giveaways.—Four down! If you haven't already entered, there's still about a week left to enter the Diamond Candles giveaway.
16. Finish learning how to knit.
17. Complete the blanket I started as a first anniversary (i.e., 2011) present for Colt.
18. Re-watch three TV series.—Completed a re-watch of Young Americans. Continuing to re-watch Angel; I'm halfway through season 4.
19. Learn to better use CSS and HTML.—Still half-done.
20. Get an additional pet.
21. Start a 365 project.
22. Become a mentor (again).—I'll be attending a meeting on this later this month/early in October.
23. Go on 12 fancy date nights.—Um ...
24. Hold a fandom party.—This might end up being a fandom-themed birthday party.
25. Push myself out of my comfort zone.
26. Shoot a gun (at a range).
27. Get a new car.
28. Finish decorating the bedroom.—Got a new piece of art and figured out another piece, so this will happen soon, hopefully.
29. Partake in three anonymous Pay it Forwards.—1: July 26.
30. Find the perfect shade of lipstick (and learn how to apply it properly).

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  1. I'd say you've got a pretty good start on your list, however! It's good that you're working on several things, too. Sometimes it's easier to have several projects going, as compared to just knocking one thing down, then another. How are you coming on the coding? That's something I'd like to learn more about as well, but I'm a little intimidated. And you said you'd like to knit? For me, it's crocheting! That's something that my grandma does A LOT, and my cousins also picked up on. For some reason, it never appealed to me until now. Anyway, good luck conquering your list! I have one of those, too--both general things to do and "things to do in Indianapolis" (where I live)!

  2. Thank you, Dawn! I wish I had more done, but life is busy!

    Re: the coding, I haven't had as much time as I would have liked to really delve into it. The book I bought—HTML & CSS by Jon Duckett—is gorgeous and likely really helpful, but I definitely need to actually sit down and read through it.

    It's funny how people can often only do one or the other when it comes to knitting v. crochet. I learned how to crochet in like fifth grade, so it's stuck with me.

    Best of luck on your list as well. And thanks for the lovely comment! <3