Halfway Done

Today I finished my third of four summer school classes.  This semester has been an intense, but rewarding one. I'm very excited that by the end of this summer I will have 13 more credits under my belt.

The other exciting tidbit of news is that I am over halfway to my 26th birthday...okay, writing that down is actually a little terrifying.  The thing about being 26 is that I made that list of 25 things I wanted to complete...remember that?  Me neither.

The last review I did of my list was in March.  March.  Obviously I've been slacking.  To be fair, life has been a little crazy as of late and I have actually made some headway in my goals, so it won't be a month where I write "No Progress" for everything...just some things.

1.  Etsy shop- vintage
No progress except that I made a new one.  I decided to rebrand it, exactly like this beautiful blog.  While I'm still lazily thinking about this goal, I'm also thinking of getting a booth in town because, possibly wrongly so, that seems like it'd be easier for me to commit to.

2.  Collection of short stories- ready to submit

I wanted to lie and say that I've been casually writing.  There have been times where I've been lying in bed and thought, I should get up and write that down.  Even my cell phone notes are depressing.  I honestly think that once I'm back in school this fall, I'll work on this because I'm not the kind of person who can just sit and listen.

3.  New tattoo
Done (2/21/14)

 4.  Finish framing prints
No progress.  I've decided to hold off because what's the use in framing them if I don't have a place to hang them.  My man friend has many blank walls so maybe the next time I'm alone in his place, I'll take the liberty of knocking his security deposit down with a couple of nails....

5.  Blog redesign
Hired Kaelah of The Clueless Girl's Guide for this one as you know.  And you can see the results!  It's so beautiful and turned out so much better than I could have imagined.  It's really amazing how a designer can take a few garbled thoughts and half ideas and turn them into something tangible and beautiful.  

Done (6/20/14)

6.  Buy nice camera
I'm poor.  Maybe this will be what I ask for as a joint birthday/Christmas present.

7.  Learn how to do my hair
The craziest thing I can do is curl my hair with a curl wand, which is actually quite the accomplishment for me.  I also chopped off more than 12 inches which caused a mini-crisis, but ultimately turned out to be a good thing because it's so stinking hot with long, thick hair.

8.  Go on a trip somewhere new
I had all these grand adventures planned, but guess where it's actually going to be?  Hoyt Lake.

This is the weird, shady picture I found when I googled Hoyt Lake for this post.  I honestly have no idea where we're heading other than it's north of Virginia, MN...I think.  Mike and I are going for some softball tournament that he goes to every year.

9.  Bring Crookston to dog training class
 Done (3/11/14)  I shared this graduation announcement (as a joke) here!

10.  Figure out Spanish creds
Enrolled in online Spanish and will be done in 3ish weeks.  Counting it done since the goal was to figure it out.

Done (5/23/2014)

11.  No credit card debt
Yeah...let's move on to #12.

12.  Send more letters
 Total: 1 package, 3 postcards, 19 letters.

13.  Create realistic workout plan
One day I did 4 minutes of a hip hop workout video with my mom.  That's about all I can claim for this goal

14.  Learn to crochet
No progress.  Any patient volunteers?

15.  Grow closer to God
I've read a Catholic book for fun this year and actually flew through it.  The one that I mentioned back in March?  Still working through that.  I need to get back to going to church though because I really do feel strange not attending.

16.  Complete a 5K
I just need to sign up for one and maybe then I'll be motivated to train for it.

17.  Volunteer
No progress.  The world is not a better place because of my deeds.

18.  Finally go to the drive in theater
One night I had plans to go with the man friend, but I think he got into town late or something.  There's still time even if it's rapidly declining.

19.  Renaissance Festival 
I want to go so badly, but I sadly think this isn't my year.  I'm in the cities just a little less than two weeks before and it doesn't make financial sense for me to return right after that trip for the Renaissance Festival.  If I go, I'm shooting for September 20th or 21st because it's Oktoberfest weekend.

20.  Read 40+ books
I'm at 34 books.  Thanks, Young Adult Literature class!  If I hit 40 by October, I might up this goal to 50.

21.  Print more photos 
No progress.  Damn you digital age!

22.  Create more
I redecorated my dresser.

Does that count?

 23.  Go camping 
Next week at Hoyt Lake!  I'm so stinking excited.  And weirdly a little nervous.  I haven't camped in years and I don't ever remember camping in a tent...though with my dad, I'm sure it happened at some point.  Is camping like riding a bike?

24.  Make a quilt
 No progress.

25.  Get my passport

I have all of the information in my little goal notebook.  Just need to show up and do it.

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