July Goal Review

Can you believe we're already in August?  I'm not shocked in the "Summer is almost over!" way, but more in the "Holy crap!  2014 is winding down crazy fast!" way.  I have four months left to attempt to finish all of the items on my list of 25 things I wanted to have completed by my 26th birthday.  Now that the end is near...well, near-ish, there are a few things I don't see happening and a couple that I know will require a bit more planning if they are going to happen.

1.  Etsy shop- vintage
Okay, I'm actually super excited about this one.  I recently acquired quite a few old, drop-down maps, you know the kind that our teachers were so proud to use back in the 80s and 90s?  I'm going to list those by the end of August and then go through my shed to find all of my vintage clothes so that I can photograph those beauties and get them listed as well.

2.  Collection of short stories- ready to submit

This has been on my mind more and more lately.  I'm the worst kind of writer because I am constantly waiting for inspiration, and not so good at the working for it part.  I'll be excited if I have a few new short stories by December.  I'm not foolish enough to think I can churn out four/five fantastic pieces and have everything properly edited by my b-day.

3.  New tattoo
Done (2/21/14)

 4.  Finish framing prints

The man friend actually took about half of my prints to hang in his apartment so I now have storage space for the rest of mine if (and when) I choose to frame them.  I need to remeasure and then start visiting Michaels again, a place I try to avoid because it's my kryptonite.

5.  Blog redesign

Done (6/20/14)

6.  Buy nice camera
Still too poor, ha ha.  I've broken my old one out, so I need to make sure I'm using it enough to justify a new and nicer one.

7.  Learn how to do my hair
Instead of learning to do my hair, I've just been drastically changing it.  Obviously, I cut a bunch off last month, but yesterday I introduced a color that my hair hasn't seen for awhile...red.

8.  Go on a trip somewhere new
Done (7/24/14) and blogged about here.

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

10.  Figure out Spanish creds
Done (5/23/14) and I'll have all the credits officially on my transcript by next weekend.

11.  No credit card debt
I'm actually going to have my car paid off by my birthday, sure that's not what the goal is, but I figured it's the only positive news that is semi-related to this one.

12.  Send more letters
 Total: 2 package, 3 postcards, 20 letters.

13.  Create realistic workout plan
Nothing.  I keep telling myself that once the school year starts I can hit the gym on my way home.  A few years back, that's how I had success.  I drove past my gym every day after work, so I stopped and worked out, even if it was only for 20 minutes.  It's a habit and I need to start it up.

14.  Learn to crochet
No progress.  I don't feel like I have the time for this one.  I've looked at videos on YouTube and they are too confusing for me.

15.  Grow closer to God
This is a goal I need to revisit.

16.  Complete a 5K
No progress.  This fall!  Once the workout starts again.

17.  Volunteer
No progress.  I need to find an organization that I'm passionate about.

18.  Finally go to the drive in theater
August 24th is the last day that I can go.  I need to kidnap my sister or a friend and go during a weekday because I get off work too late on the weekends.

19.  Renaissance Festival 

September 28th is the last weekend they are open.  This means I have about a month and a half to try and make it work.  If I go, I'm shooting for September 20th or 21st because it's Oktoberfest weekend.  I don't see this goal happening this year, which means I'll probably recycle it onto next year's list.

20.  Read 40+ books
I'm still at 34, but I'm in the middle of Kelly Oxford's Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar.  I bought it for my Kindle about a month ago when it was the Kindle Daily Deal.  It was a bit of a slow start for me, but it's rapidly become more funny as I've gotten into it.

21.  Print more photos
No progress.

22.  Create more
I have fabric to make a friend's baby gift...but so far it's still just fabric.

 23.  Go camping
 (7/24/14) and blogged about here.

24.  Make a quilt
 No progress.

25.  Get my passport

I'm going to be stuck in the United States FOREVER!

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