I have fun and relaxing plans for this evening though; Sam and I have season one of Portlandia to watch, I'm making some homemade pumpkin spice lattes, and I Hope has begged me to crochet her a rainbow cowl for her birthday in February.
Speaking of Hope, look at how much she has grown:
Time has flown by and I can't believe she will be 12 in a few short months.
Speaking of time, I'm bringing back an old challenge I planned on doing several years ago. In 2007 I had planned on participating in the 101 things in 1001 days challenge. Essentially, you make a list of 1001 things you want or need to do and you knock 'em out in the course of 1001 days. This was on my old blog that I deleted when this happened and I only updated it once on my new blog.
What went wrong last time is that my life changed so completely and most of the goals were no longer applicable and I really wanted a fresh start. When I made the list I had just dumped my douche-bag boyfriend of six years. Then eight months later Sam and I started dating. Soon we were engaged, moved in together, married, and had a baby in the space of two years. My goals radically changed. Before that having a baby, planning a DIY wedding, and moving to a new home was not in the cards. I feel more settled in life now. I don't know everything that's in store for me, but I feel a bit more in control of my path. I felt like now was the time to set some new goals.
I don't really care for New Year's resolutions; I have reading goals and I kinda think about what I want to accomplish, but often a year is not enough time and I hate ending a year feeling like a royal failure. The 1001 days gives me much more time to complete goals and I can aspire to loftier dreams.
Cheers to new goals.
The reason why I'm doing it this way is because I wrote down around 140 things rather than 101. See in some situations I have a goal A that cannot be reached (or will be inevitably delayed) if I select goal B. For example, If I have another baby then I won't move to Indiana right away for Graduate school. If I do finally get to go to Harry Potter Land then realistically speaking I most likely won't visit Portland, Oregon.
Wish me luck, this will certainly be an adventure!