39 for 39

Today, I am officially  one year away from 40. I’m planning on making the last year of my 30’s my best year yet.

Here’s my list for 39:

  1. Mail a handwritten letter each month. More months than not, but still needs work.
  2. Try the bullet journal method & don’t obsess about making it pretty.
  3. Get my health indicator numbers inline. Halfway there.
  4. Finish an entire coloring book. Didn’t color much this year.
  5. See Hamilton on Broadway.
  6. Take a firearm safety/shooting class. I kept meaning to and then kept putting it off. It means something different to me now. Don’t know if I can.
  7. Try paddle boarding.
  8. Smoke zero cigarettes. I was cigarette free more days than not. Trying again this year.
  9. Try a new food.
  10. Run/walk a 5K.
  11. Run/walk a 10K.
  12. Run/walk a Half Marathon.
  13. Take a family vacation – just the 4 of us.
  14. Knit myself a sweater.
  15. Read 30 books.
  16. Purge craft space – donate supplies that won’t be used.
  17. Finish quilt top. If by finish you mean give up and get rid of it in my craft purge. (It went to a good home.)
  18. Buy a new lens for my camera.
  19. Have family pictures taken.
  20. Continue to practice unapologetic self-confidence. This will be an ongoing struggle for me and this year was especially hard in that regard, but I think I see some serious progress.
  21. Go on a picnic.
  22. Take the kids camping. Even if it’s in the backyard.
  23. Buy a new box of high quality colored pencils.
  24. Learn to back up boat trailer quickly & accurately.
  25. Attend Mass.
  26. Take a break from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. for at least one month.
  27. Abstain from purchasing any sock yarn. I shouldn’t set unrealistic goals. 
  28. Embroider something.
  29. Create a photo album for each of the kids.
  30. Get a mole check.
  31. Quit drinking Diet Dr. Pepper.  And then started again. Have to try again!
  32. Establish a regular sleep/wake time.
  33. Buy a record player and some records. This is still on my list. 
  34. Cook more.
  35. Listen to my gut.
  36. Celebrate my people. I think I did an okay job of this, but I also think it’s something I can do better.
  37. Update master list of home projects.
  38. Find a project/cause that could benefit from my time & talents and donate.
  39. Make my bed. I did do this most days. It’s easy, it makes me feel better, why I don’t just do it EVERYDAY is beyond me. 

Last year, I made a list of 38 things I wanted to accomplish while 38. I didn’t manage to do them all, but you can read about that here.

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