I have one week of 24 left. So this is how I did.
1. Learn and practice Italian.
-Still nothing. Although I did buy these “learn to speak Italian” CDs on sale at Barnes and Noble. It’s kind of funny because they sing really cheesy songs to help you remember words. I think it would be pretty effective if I didn’t think it was so silly.
2. Read the Bible more.
-I’m a heathen. I definitely have read it more this year, but I should have made this goal more specific because I still don’t feel like I’ve read it enough. But then maybe one never feels that way?
3. Read at least one book a month.
-I’ve had some book ADD recently so I’ve lost track of all the books I’ve read or started reading. I’m re-reading The Meaning of Marriage, and I finished the third book of the Anne series, Anne of the Island, which is wonderful. I also started Solitude and Silence, and I’ve been reading two books on being “highly sensitive.” And I’ve hopped on the ereader craze so I have a ton of things in the Kindle iPad/iPhone app.
4. Practice the guitar.
-I’ve been played a little here and there, so that’s been good. My strumming has improved, but I’m still very bad.
5. Attempt to sew something on a sewing machine.
-I’ve given up on this happening while I’m 24.
6. Attempt to knit or crochet something.
Take courses towards a certificate through Berkeley Extension.
-This class was torturous. I kinda feel like I wasted my money. I did get an A though, so at least there’s that. And I do feel like I accomplished something because I now know that if I want to pursue more education or a career in this field I want to have a biblical perspective on it.
Do at least three crafty projects.
-Eh, one out of three works for me.
9. Continue exercising.
-After the half-marathon at the end of July, my schedule filled up and I have not been making exercise a priority at all. Although I did wake up at 5:30 AM one day to do Pilates… And I’ve had some sporadic gym activity. This is another one that needs to be more specific.
Get an apartment.
Do a shoe & clothes purge.
Run a half-marathon. 13. Bring my lunch to work at LEAST twice a week.
-Rachael and I have committed to bringing our lunches everyday for the month of December, and that went pretty well, except for a few days here and there. So I’m going to cross this off, haha.
14. Floss everyday.
Get a haircut.
16. Study the Book of James.
-Nope. Although I do have some good study material for it.
17. Study the Book of Acts.
18. Study the Book of Philippians.
Read The Hunger Games Trilogy by March 23. 20. Blog at least twice a month.
-I didn’t quite complete this, but my average for the year is 1.67, so that’s good enough for me.
21. Do a bookmarks purge.
-I started this and made some progress, but I’m not quite finished yet.
Find the perfect shade of red lipstick. 23. Eat more bananas.
-I definitely ate more bananas as a 24 year old than I did as a 23 year old, so, check.
24. Drink more green tea.
-Same as #23.
And that’s that. I’ve decided that I’m not going to make a list of 25 Things this year, but instead I’ll make a shorter list of goals that are a little bit more intentional and measurable. So we’ll see how those go.