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I made this list in February. That seems like a very long time ago. So much has happened in my life since then and it is clear to me that I did not make this list much of a priority in my life this year, perhaps because of all the very big changes happening. This list is about learning, evolving, growing as a person. I feel I've done that even if all of these items don't get crossed out. Some are more risky than others; some are ridiculous, what was I thinking: camping, really? In a few months I'll be 34, and I don't know how many things from this list will end up on my list for next year but I need to think differently about it. I need to prioritize it a bit more and allow it to evolve as new things, events, people and opportunities enter my life. I liked the idea of this list because it was not full of vague goals; it was full of action. However, as things developed throughout the year, what I wanted to do changed. I started taking photographs again, in a way that makes me feel amazing and alive and changes my perspective on everything. I got married and so much of my energy was about the wedding and the party and all the little details. I need to find a way to revisit and revise a similar list for next year, so it doesn't become outdated or silly or impossible. Here's my list as it stood in February and my progress listed below. The strikethroughs are ones I've completed and the * are ones I have started and are still in progress. 

1. enter a writing contest
2. handwrite a letter on stationary (and mail it!)   
3. kiss in the rain
4. cook a meal without a recipe
5. finish a year-long scrapbook (I just ordered my Project Life by Becky Higgins )  This isn't going to happen this year. Maybe I should amend this for next year. 
6. photograph a stranger
7. do yoga
8. *read 6 award-winning novels  I am modifying this to reading 6 novels, because I have so much to read for work right now, that I'll be lucky to complete this task, at all. So far, I've read To Kill a Mockingbird, The Help, Legacy, and am currently reading The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer. 
9. join a book club
10. *write everyday (I've tried to do this, even if I'm just writing in my journal, but I haven't been very disciplined about it. Instead, I've been taking photographs, though their dailyness started recently, too. I need to update this list significantly for next year.) 
11. *try 12 new tea flavors (1 each month) (I've been doing pretty good on this one. I've tried mango, blueberry, passion fruit, lemon blueberry, chamomile, chai, green/white fusion tea, roobois tea and white blueberry, which is so far my favorite.)
12. visit Wrigley Field
13. stay in a bed and breakfast
14. hear live music
15. unplug for an entire weekend
16. attend a retreat
17. host a croquette party & bbq
18. paint my own pottery
19. *watch 8 movies (ones I haven't already seen) on AFI's Top 100 List (So far, I've seen A Streetcar Named Desire, Sunset Blvd. and On the Waterfront)
20. watch Battlestar Galactica
21. eat at sprout in Chicago
22. bake a pie
23. catch fireflies
24. go camping I have decided that the universe knows better than I on this one and am crossing it off the list.
25. do something romantic each week
26. make my own icing
27. visit a winery
28. get all my books out of boxes  (I've decided there's no real point to this one.) 
29. take a trip unrelated to a conference
30. grow my own vegetables
31. visit the Field Museum
32. see a show in Vegas
33. learn to make lasagne