Wednesday, August 17, 2005

August 17th -- Check-In

Time for a check-in on my 30 Things While I'm 30 list:

1. Read 30 books -- So far, I've read 23 and I'm working on my 24th

2. Re-Learn Spanish -- Oh some days I really feel like I am getting it and other days not so much but I know this is an on-going opportunity.

3. Focus on Photography by participating in Photo Friday -- Keeping the focus. Check out my progress here.

4. Proactively celebrate other's birthdays -- I love doing this! It is so much fun to send out cards and what not.

5. Knit down stash -- So very hard with all the new cool yarns out there!

6. Knit Rogue -- Yeah, ermm I think I'll start this in September. Really I will!

7. Finish knitting Yarn Girls Sweater --This is done but I need to seam the sweater together. Still just needs to be seamed. I'm setting a separate goal for that task! I shall have this seamed by September 18th.

8. Learn to knit socks on 2 circular needles -- This is on hold for now but I will get back to this.

9. Run the Vancouver 1/2 marathon in 2:50 -- Didn't do this race! Training for an Olympic Tri instead.

10. Learn the butterfly stroke -- Gotta learn to do this soon!

11. Learn to Dive -- Still a bit scared to learn how to do this one.

12. Do an Olympic Tri -- Doing Black Diamond on September 25th. Check out my training progress here.

13. Recycle more -- I'm doing so good at this!

14. Complain less -- I'm becoming more and more positive. I'm quite positive now!

15. Use less, be more environmentally conscious -- This too!

16. Observe more -- I'm journaling and observing!

17. Gather those observations and get them in a book -- Need a plan for this.

18. Declutter! -- Stuff moved to storage unit, other stuff sorted for garage sale, part of closet decluttered, doing one section a week!

19. Take a photo a day -- Doing well with this even if I don't share them with everyone.

20. Respect the Ordinary -- This is an everyday goal and one I enjoy!

21. Appreciate what I have -- as is this one

22. Frame my Cat Poster -- I'm thinking I'll get this done in August/September.

23. Plan what I can, accept what I can't -- Oh I've embraced this! "You have to when
you work where I do! And I've been listening to the universe and going with what it tells me." -- as I said in my last update, I listened to the universe and it told me to find a new job!

24. Give dating a chance -- Went on my first online date, going on a second with the same guy soon. Have another date in the works so I'm giving it a chance!

25. Lose more weight -- Down 15lbs! And so far, so easy!

26. Use up beauty products (esp. soap!) before buying more -- Yep! This is going very well!

27. Appreciate my family more -- I love those people!

28. Do a "Carpe Diem" activity with Mot at least once a month -- Does riding my bike like a bat out of hell on hot roads count?

29. Attempt Fair Isle knitting -- I learned this with the FERALS!

30. Eat healthier -- I love veggies! Or at least I tell myself that every single day!

So all in all, going well!