September Goal Review

*October has been such a crazy and hectic month.  Believe it or not, I had this post ready to go for the very first, but decided to wait to add some photos.  Evidently, this was a mistake as it is now the end of October and my next post will most likely be an October Goal Review.  I figured I toss this one out there though, because I'm hoping that November will be a little calmer, school and life wise, and that I'll be able to post more than October.

September seems to have been the deadline, and tipping point, for many of the items on my 25 Before 26 list.  I'm actually pretty happy (and proud) of how much success I had this month considering I was a full-time student and put in quite a few hours at my job.

1.  Etsy shop- vintage
Done! (8/6/14)

2.  Collection of short stories- ready to submit
I've been writing a lot more than usual, believe it or not.  Nothing huge or amazing, but I've put more words to paper than any of my previous month.

3.  New tattoo
Done (2/21/14)
4.  Finish framing prints
I wrote last month about how September was the month for this...didn't think twice after I posted the recap.

5.  Blog redesign
Done (6/20/14)

6.  Buy nice camera
I used my camera so much more than usual...and ended up breaking it just a day ago (*September 29th).  I had it propped up on some random item and the wind blew it over while I was trying to take some outfit photos.  Now this goal is more necessity than want.  I have my eye on the Go Pro 3, Black Edition as a weird alternative/photo-taking device...mostly because I think it'd expand my capabilities.  At this point, I'm thinking I'll just use my older camera until the holidays (read: until I get some holiday cash).

7.  Learn how to do my hair
Nope.  No new color or style or cut.  Didn't learn any techniques other than wearing a beanie.

8.  Go on a trip somewhere new
Done (7/24/14)

9.  Bring Crookston to dog training class
Done (3/11/14)

10.  Figure out Spanish creds
Done (5/23/14)

11.  No credit card debt goal, please.

12.  Send more letters
*Okay, evidently I forgot to update this when I originally penned this post.  I'm leaving this spot "blank" because I've sent quite a bit of mail in October, and those results will be shared probably within the week.

13.  Create realistic workout plan
I think I worked out a total of 1 time in September.

14.  Learn to crochet
No progress but I found out my friend, Vanessa knows how to crochet!  Also, A Beautiful Mess has a tutorial series going on this exact topic.

15.  Grow closer to God 
For the entire month of September, I listened to Christian radio in my car.  It was such a small change, but I find myself humming and singing the songs when I'm alone at home.

16.  Complete a 5K
I don't even know when the next one is in my area.  Maybe I should look it up.

17.  Volunteer 
I've accepted that I'm not as good of a person as I want to be....

18.  Finally go to the drive in theater
Done (8/22/14)

19.  Renaissance Festival 
Officially impossible.  This past weekend  (*at the time this was written) was the last weekend.

20.  Read 40+ books
Just hit 40 today.  Thanks to my mom for getting me addicted to Gillian Flynn's novels.

21.  Print more photos 
I printed photos thanks to my friend, Jessica telling me about when Shutterfly did another 101 Free Prints promotion.  One is in a frame, three are taped to my closet, the rest are waiting for an album or inspiration.

22.  Create more
Made a cool "S" sign here.

23.  Go camping 
Done (7/24/14)

24.  Make a quilt
My grandma got rid of her quilt and I took it and am going to maybe attempt a "cheater quilt."

25.  Get my passport
No progress.  This is probably one of the easier goals that I have left, but here I sit.  Passport-less.

*Scrolling through this quickly, I've decided not to go to the effort of adding photos.  Obviously this means I should have just shared this post immediately, but...oh, well.