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Thursday, November 7, 2013

35 Things–DONE

Almost a year ago, I wrote a list of 35 things I wanted to do before I turned 35 years old. Well, my birthday is on Sunday and I’m ready to retire this list. I did a relatively good job at completing my goals and thought I’d share a bit about the items I did not check off.

  1. Complete a 1/2 Marathon – DONE
  2. Run a mile in under 10 minutes – DONE
  3. Run a 5K in under 30 minutes

    I was unable to pull this off. With my surgery taking a large chunk of time away from training, I had to put this on the back burner.
  4. Repeat one of the races I did this year and do it faster

    I was unable to fit a repeat race into my schedule, again due to my surgery. The one race I wanted to do and would have been able to get a better time on didn’t take place this year! How frustrating.
  5. Go on a cruise or to Disney World – DONE
  6. Finish knitting the Swing Swagger Coat – DONE
  7. Complete at least 6 knitting projects (6/6) – DONE
  8. Learn a new knitting technique

    I’m not really sure what knitting technique I was going to learn…I think I know most of them already!
  9. Read 25 or more books (58/25) – DONE
  10. Plan and hold an awesome 3rd birthday party for Simon – DONE
  11. Potty train Simon – DONE
  12. Move Simon’s room upstairs and Gabbie’s room downstairs

    As much as I want to redecorate their rooms, Gabbie is our worst sleeper of the 3 and Dave doesn’t think having her sleep on the main floor of the house (where we hang out after bed time) is the best idea to improve her sleeping! So we didn’t do this yet.
  13. Have 300+ blog followers – DONE
  14. Host a blog giveaway  - DONE
  15. Go Geocaching - DONE
  16. Go to the antique / vintage shops in the West Bottoms on a First Friday – DONE
  17. Try Project Life - DONE
  18. Reunite with an old friend

    Just didn’t work out, I guess.
  19. Fix our bench, banister, and outdoor tables – DONE
  20. Get furniture for the back of the living room

    Funny, I just bought organizing cubes, but they turned out to be the wrong size. I want to do something like this:

  21. Lose 10 pounds

    I lost 10 pounds after my surgery, but both before and after that brief time, I have been fluctuating in the same 10 pound range – never below the bottom but a lot of the time towards the top of the range!
  22. Fly a kite – DONE
  23. Hug an animal – DONE
  24. Plant something

    Never got around to it. The front of the house needs plants badly!
  25. Paint something - DONE
  26. Sell something

    Technically this should count as done because I sold kids’ clothes in the consignment sale, I just didn’t write a full blog post about it!
  27. Upcycle something – DONE
  28. Color a MandalaDONE (plus I wasn’t sure if I should count the plates, so I colored another!)

  29. Go to a show - DONE
  30. Go to a sporting event – DONE
  31. See the fireworks on July 4 – DONE
  32. Complete a 3000 piece puzzle – DONE
  33. Do something for someone else – DONE
  34. Document these things on my blog as I complete them (24/35)

    Couldn’t complete this one unless I completed the rest of them!
  35. Plan something exciting to celebrate my 35th birthday!

    I tried, I thought I could come up with something fun, but instead I’ll be spending Saturday night taking Gabbie to see her dance teacher perform and Sunday with Zachary at Cub Scouts and bowling. I guess nothing could top last year anyway!

So there you have it – one year worth of goals not quite completed. If you want to read all about the completed ones, just click where they say DONE!

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Janine Huldie said...

Totally awesome and you accomplished so much in only a year's time. You should be extremely proud of yourself. And Happy early Birthday, too!! :)

Breenah said...

I don't know how old I thought you were, but I totally thought you were closer to my age. I guess I should have figured it out since Gabbie's older, but I didn't. Anywho, no matter our ages I'm so glad to have you as a friend :D And happy early birthday! Sounds like you had a great year.

Dara said...


Dara said...

yeah I'm like 10 years older than you, right? well, it's cool with me if it's cool with you!

Breenah said...

I just turned 24 in August, so 11. But it's cool with me. I figure you're just young at heart :D

Dara said...

I am. and I actually like being older than my friends. back in NJ all the moms with kids' my kids' ages were 10 years older than me!

April @ 100lbcountdown said...

I turn 35 at the beginning of next year. After moving into my SIL's house, and her having her 35 by 35 list, I have to admit, I was a bit jealous. I didn't make any goals for this birthday. Congratulations! Most people can have goals and just not complete them. You worked hard and got a lot done, including 58 books! I'm still struggling with reading the three on my night stand.

Leslie said...

You did a fantastic job! I still haven't blogged about the ones I finished....blah. I'm a slacker.

Amber said...

You are doing great! I'm impressed with that 3000 piece puzzle. I don't think I'd have the patience.

Tamara Bowman said...

Wow. I especially love how you provided links wherever possible. I think I'd like to make a list like this for my 34 or 35. Probably 35, since that gives me two years to accomplish them.

Dara said...

I don't think I'm making a new list this year, I hope I don't regret it!

Dara said...

thank you! you should write about the ones you finished, I want to read it.

Dara said...

thanks. the 3000 piece puzzle was disappointing when it was missing a piece at the end!

Dara said...

you should do it!

Kimberley Tobin said...

You did really well! Have a very Happy Birthday on Sunday!!

Dara said...