Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Humble Beginnings

self
For years now I have run alongside my dreams, watching their every move, and hoping someday when I turned 80 I would look back and find that I had actually jumped in and lived them somewhere along the way. Today I'm starting this blog.

What better way to start something than with a to-do list? I actually hate most lists, because they are usually filled with things that I don't want to do. This one, on the other hand, is a list of things I want to do before my next birthday, called "28 things to do before I turn 29." But, to be fair, I had better pro-rate my list since a good part of my birthday year is already over.... 'cause I'm a little obsessively perfectionistic like that. But I'll spare you the math equation.

"15 things to do in the 55% of the year left before I turn 29"
  1. Blog at least once a week
  2. Eat yogurt at one of the new homemade yogurt places in town
  3. Go sledding with my 2 year-old
  4. Enlarge and frame one of my own photographs
  5. Read three books on my to-read list
  6. Create at least one original artwork
  7. Refinish or paint one piece of salvaged furniture
  8. Go to this flea market
  9. Buy a perfume I like
  10. Plan a surprise for my husband
  11. Do this photobooth
  12. Go to an Omnimax movie
  13. Talk to some of my favorite bloggers about their blogging experience
  14. Work out at least once a week
  15. Carry my camera with me at all times
There. I did it.

7 comments:

mommy Tan said...

surfing around and saw you on Hula! Congrats for starting! It took me a long while too!
I read your list and I have also put on my summer list to find a new perfume that I like ...still haven't found it but I recommend you try this one : Un jardin sur le Nil by Hermes - it smells very sexy and like lemons..

Anne said...

Cool i found myself reading your blog. I can help you scratch off three things on that list! Inquire within..

suzanne b. said...

That is a strinkingly beautiful reflection!

What a great list. I need to do something like that for turning 29. I mean 43. But I like saying "turning 29" better. :D

Susie said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Briana, you sound like a wonderful gal-- and the jumping thing- well, just check out the Jumping Project over on flickr- now those folks know how to have some fun :)

Susie

(a blog friend form suziebeezieland!)

abby said...

hi brianna!
great list! let me know if i can help...xo
abby

mayaluna said...

I love your list...sounds like all of the the things I love to...blogging really helps motivate me to do all of the things I set out to...It's been an amazing tool to jump start my creative process. I hope it will be for you too...looks life your off to a phenomenal start. Please e-mail if you need any help or support...it can feel daunting at times!

senacia said...

oh MAN! I wish I did that for my thirtieth this year. *sigh* Oh well, I guess I can do the "55% left before I am 31, this is what I should do.." list.

Yep, congratulations on starting a blog! I read today's (Aug 29th) and thought that this had been a well established blog. Nope. You're just a natural!

I need to start carrying my camera around too.. there are so many things I have missed even since I started a blog.. which wasn't all that long ago either..

(sorry, I write books instead of comments! I hope you check out my blog!)

good luck! you're successfully added to my blog list.. I'll keep an eye out for you!