Sunday, November 26, 2017

36 While 36: Novemeber Update

Time does fly. Yesterday I said, "a few months ago..." starting a story. My friend stopped and said, "really a few months ago?" I paused and thought, "no I guess not, it's closer to a year ago I was still living in NS." When I shared this the friend responded, "you've almost been living here two years. That is not a few months." He was right, it wasn't a few months ago, but I've only been here a year and a half. Either way time seems to be flying by. In fact it is time for another 36 While 36 challenge update.

The Key
plain text = not started
green text = started
purple text = completed

1) Choose a 2018 Word
     Will happen end of December first part of January. The process normally takes me three weeks.
2) Make a 40 Before 40 List
    Here is the whole 40 Before 40 list
3) Send/give Christmas Cards (36 minimum)
    I haven't started but there is a plan to start next Saturday.
4) Marry Someone
     Done; on September 2nd. Congratulations Chris and Becca Gilbert! (Sorry to those who thought it might be a hint at progress in my own relationship status. I am still as single as ever).

5) Be a NaNoWriMo Rebel
     With only four days left of NaNoWriMo I count this as completed. I have participated this year in the writing contest as a rebel regardless of if I cross the 50k word goal or not.
6) Memorize Philippians 4:4-9
    There are a few spots I still slip up on but as of the end of October I know this passage!

Second (or Third+) Chances
7) Finish Reading New Testament
    I have 10 books left to read
8) Draw Regularly (12 drawings)
    You can find the new art most Wednesdays
 9) Write Down My Children's Stories
    I've written out 3 of the 4 stories
10) A Day of Silence
11) Cosplay a New Character
Petronella Osgood and Zygone Osgood
Or is that Zygone Osgood and Petronella Osgood?
I will never tell!
12) Make a video
    There is a plan to make a video. I was hoping to have made the video last week but there were personal reasons that have set back the filming schedule. I think it might wait till January now. Christmas season is busy. 

Eighteen Items off the NS Trip List

There have already been many post about each of these challenges. You can find links to the NS trip and all the challenges here.
13) Hug all of my people
14) Brunch with The Brunch Club
15) Attend the Wednesday Games Group Games Night
16) Picture with a giant lobster
17) Watch the sunrise over the Bay of Fundy
18) Swim in the Atlantic Ocean
19) Eat Lobster
20) Eat Muscles
21) Eat Scott Skins
22) Eat Chicken Curry Fries
23) Eat at the Korean Place
24) Eat at the Naked Crepe
25) Visit the Look-Off
26) Visit The Wolfville Farmer Market
27) Visit Halls Harbour
28) Visit Port George
29) Visit Luneburg
30) Visit Mahone Bay

Six Items off the 40 Before 40 List
31) Let go of stuff (#23)
    A friend has helped start. I think we'll be continuing the process in January.
32) Exercise (#34)
    I'm on day 13.
33) Keep Food Journal (#35)
    Also on day 13.
34) TBA
35) TBA
36) TBA

As as it stands, of the 36 Challenges:

  • 23 Completed
  • 7 Started
  • 6 Unstarted

Not bad, not bad at all, especially when I remind myself there are still five months to go. In the past at this point in the year are writing off a few challenges as unrealistic. This year I think I can finish them all. I don't know if I made the challenges too easy this year but this year is has the best midpoint success rate. All the NS challenges really helped and made me very happy. So does thinking that I might actually complete everything.

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