33 in 33 for 33

I realized this week that today marks 33 days until my 33rd birthday (August 30th). I don’t mind getting older, I don’t mind my age either and 3 is my lucky number so I have a feeling that 33 will be an incredibly lucky year for me.
In honor of my 33 days to 33 I’ve decided to take on 33 small things that will enhance my life in some way. Nothing major or monumental (so that I can accommplish them in 33 days) but still fun things to try to do over the next 33 days.

Here is my list:

  1. Knit a baby blanket for a friend
  2. Knit a scarf for my Mom
  3. Finish a project from knitting class (cowl or fingerless gloves
  4. Sew a simple skirt with fabric in my stash
  5. Sew a zippered bag with fabric in my stash
  6. Sew a new camera strap for my camera with fabric in my stash
  7. Experiment with polymer clay making beads for a necklace
  8. Buy a new tripod for my camera
  9. Take pictures of a monument at night
  10. Focus on learning more about lighting for photography
  11. Take more pictures in black and white
  12. Take 1 (at least) outfit photo a week for the blog
  13. Go to spinning class twice a week
  14. Only eat French fries once a week
  15. Ride my bike
  16. Take a trampoline class
  17. Go to the driving range
  18. Play at least 9 holes of golf
  19. Bake something new
  20. Bake something for my office
  21. Cook a vegetable I’ve never tried before
  22. Eat a fruit I’ve never tried before
  23. Buy fruits and veggies at the local farm around the corner
  24. Send a dozen postcards to friends to say ‘I love you’
  25. Have dinner with a girlfriend I don’t hang out with often
  26. Hang out with someone new
  27. Read a book
  28. Read a magazine cover to cover
  29. Get a dessert stone massage
  30. Do not buy any makeup
  31. Watch season 1 of Mad Men on Netflix
  32. Print copies of my favorite photos
  33. Finish the gallery wall of images in my living room

33 is a big number. Hmm…we’ll see if I can get this all accomplished. I have hope in myself that I can do it. A few of them require money but the majority of them are things I can do with resources I already have. And perhaps if I put myself on a no makeup budget (#30) I’ll have some extra cash to do some of the things that require cash.

So has anyone else ever made a list before a significant birthday? Any other suggestions? I could always swap something out.

 

 

0 thoughts on “33 in 33 for 33

  1. Wow that’s a lot! I’m a big list person though, so I definitely think that writing something down and committing to do it by a certain date can really help you get it done. I’ve never made a list of specific things like this for un upcoming birthday though. Usually my birthday goals are about getting in shape. But early next year the 1st anniversary of my 29th birthday is coming up. I decided I wanted to put more effort into my appearance – like pay more attention to my wardrobe and do more with my hair. I started my blog to encourage me to keep up with it. I think it’s great that you posted your list on your blog. Maybe after your birthday you can give us an update? Good luck!

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