Lately, I’m really into stretching myself. I’m taking risks and trying things I wouldn’t ordinarily try. Maybe it’s that I’m recognizing that growth (while hard) is a good thing; maybe it’s that I’m really enjoying life lately; maybe it’s the swiftly approaching three-oh. In the past year I bought a new car, asked out a guy I’ve been crushing on for a while, took several (some impromptu) road trips, blogged more, exercised more, significantly cut preservatives from my diet, got seriously serious about my relationship with God and much, much more.
What could possibly be left to do?” you may be asking. The answer is a lot! So much so, in fact, that it’s time to get organized.
A few months ago, my friend Allison told me about her 101 in 1001 project (aka the day zero project). Basically, it’s a list of things you want to accomplish in the next 2.75(ish) years. It’s taken a while, but I’ve compiled my list, and I’m adding a tab here to keep track of my progress and to hold me accountable. My official start date is next Friday, which gives me a little more time to really wrap my head around it all. Some of the things are silly, some are challenging, all should make for good stories and personal growth. One of the things is to challenge others to start their own list – so start thinking now: if you had a list of attainable goals for the next few years, what would be on it? It ought to make for an interesting next couple of years, and you all know how I love interesting. Wish me luck!