Friday, June 17, 2016

Is this 40? You Bet!

I found one of my first blog posts from 6 years ago- 34 things to do before I turn 34. 
As I'm on the cusp of 40,I wanted to see how far I have come. Check it out.. What other life goals should I aim for. 
A beach house by 44, definitely!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

Then,,,
NOW...
1- Write in this blog weekly.
I DO, I HAVE WEEKLY ‘WRITE NIGHTS’ WHERE I WRITE GREACONTENT.
2- Go to Pennsic 38.
I DID GO, IT WAS FUN, BUT I’D RATHER SPEND A WEEK AT THE BEACH.
3- Get another tattoo (where and what tho...dragonfly? too cliché?)
WORKING ON IT
4- Save 5K.
I DID SAVE 5K
5- Teach journalism or a writing class.
I TEACH A SUCCESSFUL WRITING AND PR AND BLOGGING CLASS- SELL THAT SIZZLE© AT NIGHT SCHOOL.
6- Um, get a job!! A great, real, creative terrific job with benefits, decent pay and commute and that I feel my work and skills will be valued.
I’VE GOT A GREAT STEADY JOB , FULL TIME JOB, CELEBRATING MY SECOND BIRTHDAY AND A YEAR AND A HALF HERE!
7- Write my Book!
STILL WORKING ON THIS ONE...
8- Go on a great vacation- Vegas, Key West, Wine Country, the beach- somewhere, anywhere!
WENT TO HARRYPOTTER WORLD ON MY HONEYMOON AND COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG THIS YEAR
9- Become very good at yoga.
NEED TO GET BACK INTO THIS, YOGA WAS GREAT FOR ME, IM NIT THAT FLEXIBLE AND WANT TO BE IN BETTER SHAPE AS I (GULP) AGE.
10- Get 5 more freelance clients.
I HAVE GOTTEN 5 MORE FREELANCE CLIENTS
11- A nice boyfriend would be nice, like Jim from the Office. Yeah, I want a Jim!
A NICE BOYFRIEND. YES, I GOT A JIM. BUT HIS NAME IS STEVE, I'VE BEEN MARRIED TO HIM SINCE 2015, AND HE'S MY HONEYPIE. XOXOXO
12- Take a class- pottery, wine appreciation, photography, meditation.
I HAVEN'T YET TAKEN A CLASS, BUT I TEACH A SOCIAL MEDIA CLASS
13- Get truly healthy and toned and lose 20 pounds.
IVE GOTTEN MORE HEALTHY IN THAT IM WATCHING BUT I EAT, CUTTING OUT CHEESESTEAKS AND FAST FOOD, LESS DAIRY, DRINKING ACV.
14- Be less selfish and really listen, to become a better friend. Because while I know that the world DOES revolve around me and my brilliant thinking...um, most of the time, it probably doesn't....
I HAVE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE YEARS. SOME ARE FOR LIFE, AND SOME WILL TWIST THE KNIFE. OTHERS WILL TAKE THAT KNIFE AND LUNGE AT THE A HOLES! I STRIVE TO BE A GREAT FRIEND, AND A GREAT PERSON, AND HELP ALWAYS.  TRUE FRIENDS ARE ALWAYS TRUE!
15- Pay off my line of credit already!
YEAH, GETTING THERE
16- Go about getting my Master's degree, at least take 1 class.
HAVEN'T GOTTEN MY DEGREE YET
17- Learn to make lobster bisque.
CROCKPOT  YUM.
18- Learn to ride a motorcycle.
I LEARNED THE BASICS
19- Keep a garden- plant my own tomatoes, lettuce and herbs (on a condo 2nd floor deck!)
THIS IS HAVE DONE EVERY YEAR- HERBS, LETTUCE AND TOMATOES.
20- Replace the kitchen counters and bathroom sink.
I HAVE REPLACED THE BATHROOM SINK AND REPAINTED, AS WELL AS GUTTED AND REDID THE KITCHEN AND REPLACED THE CARETS FOR HARDWOOD FLOORING,.

21- Raise over $2300 for Breast Cancer research.
I DID INDEED THAT YEAR
22- Pray more, go to church more and become just a little more spiritual. Remember to thank God for each blessed day.
I THANK GOD EVERYDAY!
23- Be in another movie (I was an extra in 2 movies while in NYC 07)
AH YES, MY DAYS OF MOVIES ARE OVER, BUT IT SURE WAS FUN SEEING MYSELF IN A MOVIE!
24- Save $$$ towards a beach house.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS SAVING TOWARDS THIS GOAL.
25- Reduce my carbon footprint: Use cloth bags for all groceries, recycle, shop local more, walk and bike more.
U SE THE CLOTH BAGS, I TRY TO WALK EVERYONE, BUT I WORK FAR FROM HOME, SO I MUST DRIVE. I LIKE TO AIR DRY MY CLOTHES, THAT HELPS.
26- Be more patient with my family.
OH YES, ALWAYS
27- Sell all my crap at the flea market (Sundays are best days!)
OUT THE DOOR IT GOES
28- Don’t sweat the small stuff (I never did mind the little things…)
TAKE A DEEP BREATH…
29- Truly enjoy each day and at least one thing out of each day.
I ENJOY AND AM THANKFUL FOR EVERY DAY
30- Go to the Camden Aquarium.
I NOT ONLY WENT TO THE AQUARIUM, BUT I HAVE THE DISTINCTION OF SWIMMING WITH THE SHARKS AND SLEEPING OVER NOT ONCE BUT TWICE UNDER THE SEA TURTLES.
31- Reconnect with old friends.
 OH YES, THAT’S HOW I CONNECTED WITH MY NOW-HUSBAND
32- Utilize the library more often.
 LUV THE LIBRARY
33- Cook more healthy yummy food.
 PANTRY CHALLENGE, ORGANIC FOODS AND MORE HELP ME DAIL.Y
34- Make someone smile each day.
 ALWAYS, ESP WHEN I CAN MAKE MY HUSBAND LAUGH


35- KAYAK THIS SUMMER

36- SLEEP MORE

37- HMM WHAT ELSE?

38- MAKE MORE MONEY

39- LOVE OFTEN !

40- TO MAKE MY 40S EVEN BETTER THAN MY 30S!

On the eve of my 40th w an amazing friend. Life is amazing. 


1 comment:

Dana DiSandro said...

"Join a book club" wasn't on your list, but you did that, too! :) Keep up the great writing, Christine.