I know there are some skeptics out there who do not rate to-do-lists highly but I really like to have a challenge and actually find I work better if I have lots to do. On my wanderings round the internet I have come across a number of other bloggers who have set themselves challenges – Liz from margotandbarbara , Alistair Gills 52 New Years Resolutions and limmsters F*ckit List – and I have been inspired to create my own.
I will be 30 in March 2014 and I feel like that gives me plenty of time to complete my list of 30 things that I would like to have done by then. Some of these challenges are big, some will cost some money and some will hopefully make me some money. Some of you may read my list and think that it is very narrow minded, not much travel and no grand experiences but as you may know I have two young children and don’t earn any money so travel and experiences are just something that is not on my radar at the moment.
- Read 30 classic books – recommendations welcome
- Watch 30 classic films – recommendations welcome – have so far watched The Shawshank Redemption which was fab
- Listen to 30 classic albums – recommendations welcome again 🙂
- Make quilt for William – completed 16th June 2012 Williams Patchwork Quilt
- Make a t-shirt picnic blanket
- Make proper patchwork quilt with scraps
- Use up all socks for sock creatures and sell them – I have written about why I have so many socks here Entrepreneur Me
- Learn to Crochet
- Make at least one item of clothing for each of us
- Cut our household waste
- Cut our energy bills
- Make super insulated curtains for our front room – and rest of house if it goes well
- Have a weekend trip to Cambridge
- Learn French
- Go on a family holiday to France
- Write more real letters – one per week
- Spend more time with my husband – We don’t get to go out much now we have the kids so have decided on a Pub night in
- Grow at least some of the veg we need for the year in our garden Our first harvest from the garden summer 2012
- Get my tummy into some sort of shape
- Eat healthier
- De-clutter the whole house and sheds
- Go to the theatre
- Work through the ‘1000 ways to amuse children’ with the kids
- Make, buy local, buy handmade or charity shop all birthday and Christmas presents and cards
- Start keeping proper accounts of monies etc
- Drive on motorway again
- Forage for more and make food out of our foraged finds
- Walk in the Malvern hills with the kids
- Get a book published
- Go to a spa
I know a few of the things on the list are also rather vague but it is a list in progress and will be elaborated on and expanded as time goes on.
What do you think of my list? Are there any things on there that you have done or want to do?
Your help and encouragement would be much appreciated especially in terms of numbers 1, 2 and 3.