Since today (well technically yesterday by the time this is published) is my birthday, I thought it would be fun to come up with 23 things or 'goals' to do this year before I turn 24.
1:: Get into grad school and move somewhere new. I just took the GRE, so I'm part way there...right?
2:: Run a full marathon. I'm training for the California International Marathon right now.
3:: Beat my mom's half marathon time. Pretty embarrassing that after three, I can't beat her FIRST half marathon time.
4:: Knit a sweater that I love. It's easy to knit a sweater; it's much harder to knit one that looks good and fits.
5:: Participate in a craft fair. I think it sounds fun!
6:: Visit Apple Hill and can applesauce. After a summer full of canning jam, peaches, tomatoes, and pickles, I'd love to make some homemade applesauce.
7:: Finish my first quilt. I just need to hand sew the binding, so a year should be plenty of time right?
8:: See Wicked. Good thing it's coming next summer!
9:: Read the entire Harry Potter series again AND watch all the movies. A week before the last movie came out, I decided I wanted to read all the books before I saw the movie, so I did. 7 books in a week, it can be done.
10:: Chronicle life and crafty stuff through this blog. Basically...post more.
11:: Go camping. I find campfires and sleeping in a tent pretty dang relaxing!
12:: Sew some kind of wearable item.
13:: Knit down my yarn stash to one box. Painful, but it means I can buy more yarn at Stitches West.
14:: Start swimming again. Coupled with running, should be a winning combination. The nice arms don't hurt.
15:: Make a (detailed) family tree to hang on my wall.
16:: Have a mostly handmade Christmas. Making gifts is fun!
17:: Visit the snow and go tubing!
18:: Read more. I just got a Kindle Paperwhite, so any book recommendations?
19:: Create my own truly personalized planner. As an office supply loving nerd, this sounds like heaven.
20:: Buy and hang up more art. Etsy is full of fun pieces.
21:: Use my loom to weave a scarf. I have it all warped and about 6 inches done, but it's slow going and my loom isn't the best. I have high hopes though!
22:: Since I'm becoming a grown-up (not by choice)...make/buy/acquire a grown up purse. I'm kinda partial to this one.
23:: Knit one truly spectacular item and enter in the State Fair. I'm thinking Celestarium by Audry Nicklin.