Each year in January I like to take time to go through and update and revise my life list. There are always a few things I forget to cross off as well as things that no longer appeal to me that I need to delete. I like rereading it because it puts things in perspective and helps me remember what’s important. I remember the person I am and I remember who I want to become. Knowing who I am and what I want helps me set goals and create steps to achieve them. I like this system better than making resolutions which is why I leave it as a chore for January. I’m posting a list of my accomplished items below because I love the feeling of satisfaction I get from seeing a lot of items crossed off an even larger list.
Take an unconventional family portraitMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Visit the aquarium with IsobelMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Sell my thrifted finds on EtsyMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Decorate Isobel’s big girl bedroomMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Visit Jose and Lupe in San JoseMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Create a thrifted dress-up chestMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Take Isobel to the library for story timeMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Master a working menu for a yearMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Pick out and carve Isobel’s first pumpkinMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Stargaze in the desertMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Take a whale-watching tourMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Redesign my website; host & maintain itMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Take Isobel to our local water parkMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Visit my friends Dave & Stef in RenoMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Meet our financial goal so I can be a SAHMMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Take a Mommy and Me swimming classMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Stock my garden with a village of gnomesMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Meet Anthony BourdainMISSION ACCOMPLISHED! High-Five DJ Lance RockMISSION ACCOMPLISHED, SORT OF! Purchase copies of my favorite childhood booksMISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
- Fondue party!
- See Rifftrax live
- Contribute financially to our family
- Help Anthony get his game published
- Carve our initials into a tree
- Display my photography in a gallery show
- Visit a giant planetarium
- Look through Lick Observatory’s telescope