Have a child.
LBW (Wade) is the absolute best thing I have ever done with my life. Every day with him is more entertaining than the last. Watching him grow into a real-life human with personality and opinions is challenging but so much fun.
2. Record at least 20 recipes.
I’ve actually purchased a recipe box with cards…I just need to sit down and write out some recipes! There are a few that I found on Pinterest that I make fairly regularly and it would be nice to have them accessible without needing to pull out my phone and get online. (Like I’m not on my phone 24/7, anyway.)
Start to work out regularly.
I did really well with going to the rec center on the mornings I didn’t have Wade for a solid couple of months. Then there was a tattoo, the time change, and work travel…I’ve totally fallen off the wagon. But I did, in fact, start to work out regularly!
Travel outside the US.
I went to Canada, you guys!
Get a full sleeve tattoo.
Go on a road trip.
I rented a car and drove to Canada to get a tattoo!
7. Be debt free.
I’m about $8k in debt. I seriously doubt I’ll get it all paid off by the end of the year. c’est la vie
Buy a new car.
And this is one of the reasons why I’m in debt. >.>
Make homemade home decorations.
This one was always vague and weird and I want to just check it off so I can have another thing done, darnit. Most of the things I’ve done around the house are DIY. It counts. It’s fine.
Watch all of The Office on Netflix.
I forget when I watched this, but I did. It was hilarious. I should do it again.
Build a website for Still Waters Mtn Retreat.
I didn’t build it from scratch, but I at least got something in place for them. Check out their site!
12. Learn to Crochet/Knit.
This was “Learn to Sew” but darnit, that might never happen. I do, however, have a bunch of yarn and a book titled Knitting without Needles and a coworker who wants to learn to crochet together. So once I finish my next cross stitch project I’m going to start learning one or both of these things!
Read 400 books.
- 2013: 85
- 2014: 95
- 2015: 52
- 2016: 12 (I blame Wade for this.)
- 2017: 92
- 2018: ??
400 – 336 = 64! I only needed to read 64 books in 2018 to meet my goal!
I didn’t really do that…if you only count adult books. But by jove I’ve read a MILLION toddler books. So I’m going to say this is done.
Bike (almost) 30 miles.
My goal was to bike 30 miles with Wade. As of October 30, I have made it 22.4 miles. Good enough.
Find a new job.
I’ve been a web developer at MTSU since June 2017!
Have sex every day for a month.
Don’t tell Wade, but…
Ironically, this used to be “Ditch the roommates.” but here I am, with two roommates. They pay rent! And I genuinely like them. We should have a sitcom. My house currently contains: 3 adults, 1 toddler, 3 dogs, and 2 cats.
18. Make and use fabric napkins.
Surely to goodness I can accomplish this. Surely.
Make a family photo album every year. 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Grow my hair out to shoulder-length.
I’m so happy to have long hair again. I love pixie cuts, and I love long hair. The in-between nonsense is total garbage, though.
Go on an adventure every year.
- 2013: Bonnaroo
- 2014: Bonnaroo
- 2015: Bonnaroo
- 2016: Pilgrimage Music & Art Festival
- 2017: I’ve gone on the biggest effing adventure ever – divorce.
- 2018: Camp Throwback
22. Make updates to the living room:
- paint over floors
Make updates to Wade’s room: hang art remove futon
Make updates to the upstairs: paint trim paint walls do…something…to stairwell and landing flooring
25. Make updates to my bedroom:
- hang art/mirrors
Build a bed frame.
The first major purchase I made post-divorce was a king-sized mattress. I’ll never look back. But then I slept on the floor for over a year because I wanted to build my bedframe but also building things is hard. BUT I FINALLY DID IT.
Have a date night at a nice restaurant.
I did this with my ex when Wade was just a few months old. We ate at High Point and stayed in a cabin while my parents kept Wade overnight.
Get back out there.
I have started to date again. It’s weird. But also liberating.