Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Last Day as 29

Last year I wrote up a premature bucket list. This is what I accomplished.

  • Show an original art piece in a gallery (doesn't even have to be a fancy-schmancy gallery either). I kind of did this. My niece had a birthday party and the theme was art gallery and yes I had a crayon art piece hanging in her backyard "gallery." I'll take it.
  • Get published. (short story, critique, narrative, instructions..anything!) I did this, with the help of I also submitted some stuff to Edmond Top-Picks, they might publish what I submitted. I know one of the editors so that might help.
  • Learn how to drive (maybe I'll put that at the bottom). Nope, not even close.
  • Teach a cooking class to more than 5 people all at once. Check!
  • Lose 20 pounds (I need to lose more but I'm being realistic....better make it 10). Ha!
  • Lose 10 pounds. See above. I lost 7 pounds...I'll take it.
  • See Japan (not on television). Nope, not unless teleportation is invented in 2 hours.
  • Open 5 biscuit cans in a row without flinching. I've opened two in a row. I don't need 50 biscuits.
  • Spend less time on the internet. Yeah right.
  • Write more hand written letters like they used to. I'm actually quite proud of this. I wrote about 10 letters, it doesn't sound like much and I didn't get letters back (most people just called or emailed back) it felt good to write on paper.
  • Make stationary. Yup!
  • Perfect penmanship. No way, I always got poor marks in penmanship.
  • Buy stamps. Check!
  • Daydream more. Just kidding. I actually do let my imagination runaway with me sometimes.
  • Learn how to create, not just cook. When you're on a strict budget but you refuse to eat ramen noodles or cereal, you must get creative. Check!
  • Smile more often. I'm not sure if I accomplished this or not.
  • Learn stupid bar chords. Bar chords are still stupid.
  • Keep being happy where I am and not depend on happiness based on a future I created in my head...again daydream less. I struggle with seeing the big picture sometimes, I have to love the small portrait in front of me.
  • Learn to drive. Nope, I'll wait for that teleportation machine.
  • Remain confident in the abilities I was given and be willing to share the knowledge...if I gained any. I'm still learning.

I guess I did okay. My 20's will be dead tomorrow.....but my 30's will be born and I've been told it's way better. We'll see.

1 comment:

  1. I love your bucket list...and I think you did a pretty darn good job. It's a good thing you didn't finish them all though, what else would you do with all your loads of free time being a stay-at-home mom(<<<insert sarcastic font here) I guess there are always bonbons and books :) or maybe that's when we hit forties