Sunday, September 29, 2013

36 goals

i had a dream of an experience in june when i got to live in Oxford, England for the month. 

it honestly was a piece of heaven. i loved walking to and from work on cobbled streets. i loved the brisk air. the beautiful flower shop next to my apartment. the rolling hills and meadows on my walks. on and on and on. i didn't do much in the evenings because i didn't really get to know people. i should have gotten to know the guy at the bread shop - he seemed friendly and engaging. but i was also pretty tired since it was a crazy semester leading up to june, that most nights i just read, or watched English Netflix. 



when i sadly said good-bye to lizzy at the airport, i thought about all the down time i had. i started to feel bad that i didn't have some grand project that i was working on, or some stitchery i did. but then told myself to stop and realized that it was okay to just be. 

but i did decide on the airplane back, that i wanted to have more to show for my life. i wanted to be more specific about who i am and what i am accomplishing. so i decided to have 36 goals before i turn 36 next august. it was july when i started the list, so i actually have had 13 months to do things. i thought i would share with the world-wide-web as a way to help me work to get them accomplished!

Thirty-six goals for thirty-six years:


  1. Writing weekly {being published in two books this year. Missionary chapter and BYU Women's conference talk}
  2. Monthly recipe
  3. Monthly letter - actual handwritten


Spiritual
  1. Temple at least monthly - hopefully WEEKLY
    1. studying “He Deliverth Me From Bondage”


Physical Health
  1. food therapist CHECK {and class}
  2. weight trainer weekly for _____weeks
  3. don't apologize for my body
  4. 10k OR running 2-3 times a week (record on check sheet)
  5. dance class at dance complex Monday or Tuesday
  6. arcadia OR Martha's Vineyard CHECK {Martha’s Vineyard}
  7. bike on cape cod (and camp) OR just long bike ride
  8. hike 6 times:
    1. with Shannon
    2. Mt. Elmore, VT
    3. Sharon, VT


Social
  1. invite families to dessert - CHECK
  2. make a new friend/eye contact. Know the eye color of people CHECK
  3. send a friend the I like you book - CHECK
  4. visit Indiana- November CHECK
  5. Letter to friend
  6. visit Phoenix/Las Vegas
  7. visit Denver
  8. visit Dallas
  9. visit DC {Planned for October 11th}
  10. try to meet a woman i have long-time admired CHECK!!
  11. long lost friend over
    *added visit Portland, OR

Career/Professional
  1. update resume/ goal for master's program CHECK
  2. read Disrupting Class
  3. read dating book by that Matt guy
  4. sew something
  5. drawing class


Cultural/Boston
  1. go to the Isabella Gardner museum
  2. go to mfa
  3. go to 4 dance performances/ plays

Financial
  1. buy new car or have money in its own account.
  2. sell piano - CHECK On KSL
  3. have and use financial check sheet and eating sheet CHECK
  4. quicken up to date


there ya go! i have edited some of the specifics. but it's been fun to be a bit more deliberate with my time and the things i want to do with my time and life. i have actually have extra goals that i want to make sure i get in as well. i guess i am getting started early with my 37 for 37!

i have been more aware of the gift of my life and the incredible opportunities that are at my finger tips. and that i will have no one to blame but myself for not making my life full and rich. "someday" is a dangerous word because it probably won't ever happen (according to Tom Cruise in "Knight and Day" one of my favorite movies to watch when i travel!). so here's to no somedays!


1 comment:

Angela said...

can we add the newfoundland trip please :)