For the past few years I have created a fun list of things I wanted to do from birthday to birthday. This year, on my 33rd birthday, I made a list of 33 things I wanted to accomplish. It is the 33While33 list! Funny enough, my year has been really exciting and for many reasons that aren’t on this list. My birthday is a little under 2 months from now so I thought I would see how I was doing.
Spoiler Alert: I need some work!
1. Visit the Mysic Aquarium.
-Not yet. I had plans to visit the Aquarium when I was CT in January for the Mohegan Sun Winefest, but our plans changed when a winter storm warning came in over night. Ugh. I think I will be able to knock this one off the list before my birthday though!
2. Travel to a new state.
-DONE! I visited Utah in May for the Blend Retreat. If you had asked me what state I would visit at the beginning of the year, I would not have guessed Utah in a MILLION YEARS. However, I had a wonderful time and state was gorgeous with a ton of really nice people. Who knew?!
3. Visit a Zoo.
-Done! I was able to spend a lovely day at the San Diego Zoo.
4. Read 15 non-book club books.
-Not yet, but I’m moving along on this one quite nicely.
5. Do something musical (learn an instrument, attend an opera, etc)
-I bought a guitar! Does that count? I have been slightly learning through YouTube, but I really am hoping to get in a class in the Spring. The BF and I also went to the first ever Boston Calling music festival. It was 2 days in the cold and rain, but we had a fantastic time.
6. Sew 5 items.
-I’m almost there! I’ve done 3 little things (hand warmers!), but I really want to get a set of pillow cases done.
7. Complete 3 30-day challenges.
-Almost! In May I did “Spend Less May!” and in July I did “Dry in July”. I’m hoping to do one more in January. I just don’t know what that could be though. Any suggestions?
8. Learn to bake macaroons and take them to a party.
-I’ve looked up recipes?
9. Try 33 different beers and/or wine.
Done! That was much easier than expected after a visit to the Great American Beer Festival and the WineFest.
10. Run a 5k…again.
-DONE! I completed the Electric Run.
11. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
-Kind of. I walked around it, near it, under it, but just not across it.
(Technically this is the Manhattan Bridge, but you get the idea.)
12. Eat at a Tom Colichio restaurant.
This is where the list starts to go south and not nearly as many have been worked on.
14. Participate in a murder mystery dinner.
15. Learn to play poker.
16. Organize, scan and store old photos.
-Not even close.
17. See the Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight.
-No, but there are plans in the works!
18. Take Korky on a day trip.
-Kind of. He has been accompanying me on all my errands this year. Its been fun.
19. Buy a car!
-Long story short…no. I got something small fixed in my car and it ended up being the solution to several issues no one has been able to figure out previously. Sticking with it for a bit longer. Waaahhh.
20. Make 5 non-recipe Pinterest items.
-I’m working on this one.
21. Take 3 hikes.
-So close! I’m hoping for a snow shoe hike in January to finish this one up.- Red Rocks & Chautauqua
22. Have a proper picnic.
-Nope. Probably not going to happen since there will be snow on the ground from now until April.
23. Go vegan for a week.
-I haven’t done this yet, but it is coming in January!
24. Become scuba certified.
-No. I think I might have a fear of drowning.
25. Really learn to ride my bike (gears, change tire, etc).
-Yesss? Maybe. Kind of. I can change gears and have learned a ton more about my bike, but I still can’t change a tire. Story of my life.
26. Try 5 new foods.
-Oddly enough, I think I have done this but don’t even realize it.
27. Host a DIY salad & pizza night.
-No. I’m not sure why though!
28. Learn to open a coconut.
-No. So sad. This one is an easy one too!
29. Walk to Mordor.
-Almost! I’ve been having problems with my Nike Fuel so I haven’t been tracking outside of the gym as much.
30. Make at least 1 dish from each of my cookbooks.
-Ha! I ended up getting rid of most of my cookbooks. They were taking up space and just had to go. So, no. I have not done this one.
31. Learn to make dog treats that Korky will actually enjoy.
-I’ve made treats. He has not enjoyed them. I’m working on this one!
32. Eat lobster in Maine.
-Not yet. Although it was pointed out to me that I have eaten lobster in Maine on 2 different occasions before. Ha!
33. Go skydiving!
-Nope. It is possible this might not be for me either.
I’ve got some work to do over the next few months!
I hope you guys are having a great week. Its getting ready to snow…again. I’m ready to escape to Florida already!