51. Take a live meditation class (Done! 3/29/14)
I love having talented and amazing friends who can help me reach my goals. My friend Chris Wagner put on an amazing workshop called “Mental Spring Cleaning Workshop” and my favorite parts were the beautiful, moving, mental clearing meditations. So good not just for the head, but for the soul. I had already been a s0metimes-meditator, but since then I’ve been trying to meditate every day. Thanks, Chris!
52. Take a wine and painting class (Done! 3/15/14 and 4/19/14!)
I have to admit, I was skeeeered about taking this class. I didn’t take art in high school (I was told art “isn’t my thing”). So this was my first painting class. And it was a complete blast (especially thanks to my friend Margaret!).
I loved that the artist took us STEP BY STEP through the whole thing. You might end up with a different interpretation of her painting, but you still walk out with a great painting – that you did yourself. High five!
I loved it so much that I did it again with more friends!
55. Set up 100 resolutions FB group (Done!)
I set up a private (invisible!) group around the who concept of 100 Things to Do This Year and I’m so glad that I did because it’s been fun to chat with other friends who are striving to get some well-intentioned and FUN things done this year. Of course it’s not necessary to have 100 things on the list, it could be just a few, but I love love love when someone updates that they accomplished something they’ve been meaning to or always wanted to do! YAY for support.
64. Art journal for 30 days straight (Done! March 17-April 15)
I normally play in my art journal 4x per week, but on my list was a self-imposed challenge to do 30 days straight. It was…hard. And fun at the same time. Fun to create, but some days I was up late scrambling to get in a page before midnight. Still, I learned a lot in the process and I’m even more passionate about learning more techniques. It’s true what they say about tasks you do for 21 days straight becoming a habit. Even though towards the end of the challenge I was SO! READY! for a break, the days after I was still ready to sit down at my normal time of day to create. I love that.
70. Have nieces over for a sleepover (Done! 3/16/14)
Fun times! Even though they aren’t little-little girls anymore and there was no Disney movie involved, we had dinner and played games and had a good long talk before bed. And off-to-school-rush in the morning. Yay!
81. Learn card making (Done! 3/15/14)
My friend Julie (Hi Julie! xoxo) makes amazingly beautiful cards. Like, STUNNING. She takes a class taught by a very talented lady in our area, and she invited me to one! Because I love to play with paper, I thought MAYBE I’d be okay at making them? But these cards are ADVANCED. Here’s the first card we made in the class (hint: the teacher had to make that flower in the middle for me because “whaaaaaat”? Awesome. But it got me to fall in love with card making, and since then I’ve made a few for friends and family:
Yay. Onward and upward! Part 1 is here, if you missed it.