35 things for 35 years

Today is my 35th birthday. I know that 35 isn’t old but it feels pretty darn old these days. Too much work and not enough play has left me feeling a little dull. It doesn’t help that I recently found the longest, whitest hair I have ever seen. And it was from my head.

This one has been bothering me. A lot. Perhaps because of the white hair. Perhaps because I feel like I should have done more with my life by now. Maybe it’s a little of both.

So, being the obsessive list maker that I am, I decided to make a to-do list to help me feel more productive in the coming year.

35 Goals for 35 Years

  1. Pay off credit card debt
  2. Do more freelance work
  3. Do something creative every day
  4. Become a master networker
  5. Organize digital pictures
  6. Take pictures every day
  7. Be in bed by 10 p.m. on weeknights
  8. Read every day
  9. Learn to run
  10. Lose 30 pounds
  11. Eliminate  Cut back on sweets
  12. Exercise one hour daily
  13. Start an Ebay business
  14. Redecorate bedroom on a dime
  15. Chip away at home repair list
  16. Waste no food
  17. Adopt mantra “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”
  18. Have a yard sale and apply profits to weekend getaway
  19. Journal at least twice weekly
  20. Watch less tv and listen to more music
  21. Become an athlete
  22. Create daily and weekly routines for cleaning and upkeep at home
  23. Try a new recipe every week
  24. Replace/supplement recreational shopping with hiking, museums and other activities that feed my soul
  25. Unclutter extra bedroom and make it into a real guest room
  26. Organize craft room
  27. Catch up on scrapbooking  See #3
  28. Hike as often as possible
  29. Take a road trip  See #18
  30. Keep closet neat and tidy
  31. Go camping in the fall
  32. Dress better
  33. Learn something new every day
  34. Give up pop completely
  35. Be Happy every day

And for good measure….

36. Do something about the white hair!

Sounds like a crazy list, doesn’t it? Maybe so but I want to at least try. After all, it’s good to have goals and everything on the list is good for me. What’s on your list this year?