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34 Before 34

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12. Knit a blanket
My knitting has taken a real back seat lately; I haven’t done any in ages. In fact, I’ve never really done much at all – I constantly start things or have ideas for things, but don’t actually follow through with them. As there is yet another baby due in my family this year, I’m going to try this one again.

13. Learn to crochet
If I’m honest, I’m not sure that crocheting is for me. It just seems so much more complicated than knitting. But it also seems as though you can create more fun stuff with a crochet hook; I’m always seeing photos of cute animals or Christmas decorations or toys, and I want in on that.

14. Be a healthy/happy weight
I’m not sure I’ve ever made a birthday list that hasn’t had ‘Be a healthy weight’ on it. I’ve never done an awful lot about it, but in the last few months I’ve started to lose some weight, and I’m feeling good about it. I feel happy about the way that I’m doing it, and I feel a bit better about myself. I’m planning a blog post about this very subject, but if I can get to 34 and feel much more comfortable about my body, I’ll call that a win. It won’t really matter what the scales say.

15. Write ten letters to personal heroes
I didn’t get around to doing this last year; I managed one personal hero, and then failed. I don’t have a great deal of confidence that I’ll get around to it this time, either, but I want to give it a go.

16. Run 5K
I keep trying the Couch to 5K programme, but somehow it always gets the better of me. I started it recently with a colleague at work, by going out at lunchtimes, but the cold weather hit and we got discouraged! We’re thinking about starting up again in January, so hopefully by my birthday I’ll have 5K licked!

17. Try yoga
Yoga surrounds my everyday life, due to my job, but I have never down so much as a child’s pose. I really want to give it a go, so I’m planning on giving some videos a go, and then moving on up to a class with real people if I take to it.

18. Learn to play poker
I put this on my list last year, and then did nothing about it. Rather than trying to learn it myself, I’m hoping to convince someone to teach me.

19. Record a podcast
I love listening to podcasts so much; I make sure I have a constant supply of them to listen to, and I love discovering new ones (if you have any suggestions, please shout them at me!). So I thought, if I can come up with something fun, it would be good to try it for myself. I think I’m more suited to this medium than to videos, which I’ve tried before. I even have a germ of an idea, I just have to convince someone to get involved. We’ll see how it goes!

20. Complete a Coursera course
I love Coursera; a website with hundreds of courses that you can study for free. But I’m constantly signing up for them and then not completing them, because I run out of time. So I’m going to find one with a realistic workload, and just do it!

21. Learn every world capital
This is another one that has been on various different lists, but I’ve never actually ticked it off. I know most of the world capitals, but I want to be able to do the whole Sporcle quiz without cheating or getting any wrong.

22. Start a scrapbook/journal/diary
I’m not sure how this is going to go; I want something between a scrapbook, diary and journal. Somewhere I can stick tickets and photos, and write about my deepest feelings. I have the notebook picked out already, so I just have to stick to it, which is easier said than done!

23. Get another tattoo
I finally ticked off ‘get a tattoo’, and now here I am with it on my list again! But I already have plans for my next one, so it’s actually probably a bit of a cheat to have it on again!

Photo used in image courtesy of Stokpic

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  • Reply bevchen

    I want to learn to crochet. I’ve bought a little kit (to make a giraffe) – I just need to finally sit down and give it a go!

    December 8, 2015 at 2:28 pm
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