Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Adventure Day 23 – A Progress Report

As you’ve noticed I have completed 23 days of my adventure, I thought now would be a great time to give a bit of a ‘progress report’ to let you now how far I’ve come and how far I have to go.

As of today I have completed the following numbers on my list:

#2 – Only visiting new to me restaurants, yes I’ve gone to one’s I’ve visited before but whenever Wally and I go out we make sure to go to new ones. I believe 3 or 4 in total for me.

#8 – Invite 5 people to read the blog, I’ve actually invited probably around 9 or 10. The funny thing is the ones I invited for the purpose of getting this item crossed off of my list aren’t the ones following it really – interesting :)

#9 – Accomplish a task I’ve been avoiding. I can now see clearly through the windows.

#10 – Use the dryer in the laundry room. Done it and until I will the slot machine I don’t plan on doing this again (and since I don’t’ really gamble I guess I’ll be waiting a while).

#11 – Ask some one I’m not too sure I like for coffee. I’m judgmental but trying to get better.

#18 – Go out for coffee with someone I work with. Did this and beyond, loving my new friend.

#23 – Expand my family. Did this just in time to lose one of them to a move, no regrets, instead making room for more.

#26 – Do something nice for Bill the doorman. Stretching but melted my heart at the same time.

#27 – Write down 100 things I am thankful for in one day. It only takes moment to be thankful and the simplest things count – we should think about this more.

#28 – Have a couple date with people we’ve never gotten to know before. Loved it, but will soon be saying good bye. Oh well, more possibilities to travel when we visit them!

#29 – Don’t watch t.v./dvds/youtube for a week. You find a lot of other things to do that get you out and about when you aren’t obligated to catch your favourite show.

#30 – Visit someone I haven’t seen in at least 6 months to a year. Enjoyed a great visit and remembered why I love this person.

#31 – Read through the gospel of John in the Bible. At first seemed a bit ‘out there’ considering it’s recommended to newbie Christians, then it was totally awesome as I read on. Shattered all of the ideas I was raised with about Jesus growing up going to church.

#32 – Go to the gym 6 days in a row. You can do anything you determine to do. And it takes a lot not to slap the gym lady who notices you’ve ‘out of nowhere’ been showing up to work out.

#33 – Buy a fashionable purse. Much harder than it looks, but I am now LOVING my new accessory.

#34 – Buy a bikini. One of the most awkward things I’ve ever done and am avoiding writing the post about trying it on (like the plague).

#35 – Go on a girls weekend away. Though I went with a bunch of strangers, it was fun and I’ll rarely pass up an opportunity to have fun and meet new people.

Items I currently have dates for accomplishing are: #4, #7, #12, #16, #17, #24, and #25.

I have not yet revealed what my last five items were. Here they are:

#36 – Try five new kinds of cheese

#37 – Try and write down all of the compliments I get for a week (I’m hoping this one will be a challenge)

#38 – Go for a coffee date with my sister-in-law. This will be more interesting than you think.

#39 – Plan my next vacation

#40 – I feel like this one should be BIG. But I’m still pondering …

One item I know that I have failed to complete is #1 – stop eating sugary foods for 40 days. I had really hoped that I would be accountable and that by doing so it would stop me bad habit, instead it just revealed how accountability doesn’t get rid of a problem it just helps it come to light.

But that’s why my blog has it’s title … because I am a work in progress, and I’m ok with that.


Shell Bell said...

Thanks for the update! I think #40 should be wear the bikin at the beach with friends....I know some friends who you could go with :)

Eva said...

I don't think you want to go to the beach with a course - because that's the only way you'd get me there in a bikini! - well possibly if I got into the best shape of my life .. that's on my BIG list.

Zoe said...

Cool beans! Loving this list thing! =)

Ceedee said...

Hey did I miss pedi mani - cause I am ready for it (next week will work best) but I am ready - I also have a feeling Vic will be ready to join us then as well.

Eva said...

no CeeDee you didn't miss the mani pedi - next weeks great!