The List

I have 10 years to complete these 50 Goals.

  1. Run a marathon--Revised to lose 30 lbs so I can run a half marathon again. This is going to be harder than you think. 
  2. Go to Disney World with my kids
  3. Go to Scotland or Ireland--May 2018, best trip ever!
  4. Publish Eleena's story
  5. Publish the rest of Talia's story--3 novels and 1 novella (Book 2--8/2016)
  6. Visit the Sequoia National Forest
  7. Make a will--May 2018 before our trip to Ireland
  8. Donate blood at least once a year 8/2014, 2/2015, 9/2016, 9/2017, 9/2018
  9. Go to Yellowstone
  10. Write a letter to all the people who have made a difference in my life
  11. 30 days of Random Acts of Kindness (big ones, like pay for someone's dinner, or grocery bill)
  12. Set up a formal dining room--CHECK
  13. Finish remodeling my home (living room, kitchen--check)
  14. Make the front landscaping awesome
  15. Get Fade Into Me Published--CHECK
  16. Write and publish Last Christmas
  17. Take ballroom dance lessons--I took two back in 2015 before my hubby said never again. Does that count?
  18. Enter a ballroom dance competition with my hubby
  19. Take a hot air balloon ride
  20. Visit volcanoes in Hawaii
  21. Visit the Grand Canyon
  22. Walk the Inca trail at Macchu Picchu
  23. Return to the Smokeys with my hubby--just the two of us since this is where we honeymooned
  24. Write and Publish the unnamed Contemporary YA (Addie's Song)
  25. Purchase bedroom furniture--2017
  26. Become comfortable with some level of marketing--Check
  27. Have my author webpage professionally designed--It looks pretty good now without having paid anyone, so I'm saying CHECK
  28. Learn how to design and create webpages--html, css With websites like Wix this is no longer necessary.
  29. Participate in a play at the local community theater (this could just be helping with costumes or sets--bonus if it's Into The Woods)
  30. Take my kids to see a play on Broadway (not picky about which one) 
  31. Learn how not to yell at my kids--I've done a great job with this one. In fact I don't think I've really yelled at them in almost three years. They're older and we just have fun together now. It's wonderful! 
  32. Take the whole family on a cruise (snorkeling!)--CHECK (September 2016)
  33. Learn how to scuba dive (because I want to, and so my hubby can swim with sharks)
  34. Update my grandmother's genealogy book that I put together 10 years ago. (lots of births, deaths, marriages and divorces to record!)
  35. Convert front room into a guest room or a really kick butt craft room (depends on what we need the most)--Revised to update Master Bath
  36. Run in a Ragnar
  37. Take a physics class
  38. Take a self-defense class
  39. Create an email list that my readers can join to get insider information--CHECK
  40. Start my own Science Fiction Short Story contest for High School students--CHECK
  41. Compile a yearly anthology from the SF/F contest--CHECK
  42. Learn to draw
  43. Turn The Magic Wakes into a graphic novel
  44. Attend DragonCon as a vendor
  45. 14 day European cruise 
  46. Write a short story that is accepted by a SFFWA venue
  47. Build up our savings so we can serve a mission one day
  48. Participate in at least one Skype bookgroup that read one of my books--I attended a local library book group that read The Magic Wakes instead. CHECK
  49. Donate to a local pet shelter (time or money)
  50. Pull off a "Homemade Only" Christmas (I think this would be a great experience in perspective for my family)

Completed:

  1. Go to Scotland or Ireland--May 2018
  2. Make a will--May 2018 before our trip to Ireland
  3. Set up a formal dining room
  4. Get Fade Into Me Published
  5. Take ballroom dance lessons--I took two back in 2015 before my hubby said never again. Does that count?
  6. Purchase bedroom furniture--2017
  7. Become comfortable with some level of marketing
  8. Have my author webpage professionally designed
  9. Learn how to design and create webpages--html, css--With websites like Wix this is no longer necessary.
  10. Learn how not to yell at my kids--I've done a great job with this one. In fact I don't think I've really yelled at them in almost three years. They're older and we just have fun together now. It's wonderful! (2015)
  11. Take the whole family on a cruise (snorkeling!)--(September 2016)
  12. Create an email list that my readers can join to get insider information
  13. Start my own Science Fiction Short Story contest for High School students--
  14. Compile a yearly anthology from the SF/F contest--
  15. Participate in at least one Skype bookgroup that read one of my books-I attended a local library book group that read The Magic Wakes instead.

2 comments:

  1. 49. Donate to an animal rescue or volunteer at an animal shelter
    50. Make a homemade gift for someone

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    1. Both of those are great ideas and doable! Perfect, thanks!

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