Wednesday, April 25, 2018

36 While 36: Final Update

It's birthday eve! This is it; my last day as 36 and the last look at the 36 While 36. This is by far the most successful list yet. There are only four challenges not completed and even those all were started and many were close to being completed.

Here is a last look at the list with my thoughts on each challenge.

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

The List
1) Choose a 2018 Word
    My 2018 word is peace.
2) Make a 40 Before 40 List
    Here is the whole 40 Before 40 list
3) Send/give Christmas Cards (36 minimum)
    There are actually still nine cards to mail out; they are already address. I will send them tomorrow.
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
    I know the passage! I had it down solid in November. I will need to practice more.
7) Finish Reading New Testament
    I only have 8 books left to read. I do enjoy reading a large section in a sitting. However the past few months, since Lent really, I have been reading a verse or two each day and meditating on it through out the day. The change in how I'm reading scripture has been good but it meant this challenge became more about checking off a task and I never enjoy that mentality slipping into my spiritual life so I had to let the goal go.
8) Draw Regularly (12 drawings)
    There were 6 drawings shared on the Wednesday Weekly Art. And three more that I didn't share. I've also done some rough doddles that have been. I wasn't originally going to give myself this, thinking that if it wasn't shared that it didn't happen. But the art happened it just wasn't always shared (I'm too much of a perfectionist for my own good somedays).
 9) Write Down My Children's Stories
    I've written three of my own stories. I had also planned to write out and edit a children's story mum wrote but I never motived myself to doing it. Again, I wasn't going to give myself this. But I did in fact write out my own stories, so...success!
10) A Day of Silence
    I think this was one the last two lists, I finally completed the challenge last week. It was a day I needed. I've already made plans to have another retreat in a few months.
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
    Yeah, it never happened. Maybe next year.  
The next 18 challenges were all related to my NS this past summer. You can find links to the 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
31) Let go of stuff (#23)
    The process has started but it is far from done. Yesterday we took everything out of my room because the floors are being redone. Somewhere in the middle I remember saying, "lets get rid of all of this" I might not go to the big of an extreme but I want to let go of more.
32) Exercise (#34)
    I have a Monday, Wednesday, Friday routine and walks here and there. Since the house renovations started last month the routine has been off a bit but overall I am happy and enjoying feeling stronger.
33) Keep Food Journal (#35)
    This has been one of the most helpful habits I've added to my life. I was writing everything done in a book till I got bullet journal fatigue. This week I found an app that has made recording easier.
34) Make a life time bucket list (#4)
    I have the list...I have not shared yet. Soon
35) Volunteer (#15)
    I helped ring bells this Christmas
36) Establish a Morning Routine (#30)
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday I wake up at ridiculous o'clock, which is hilarious to me since I don't consider myself a morning person. I make coffee for Dad and lemon tea for myself, start boiling eggs for breakfast, make my lunch, play Duolingo, read my bible app plan, peal the hard boiled eggs, do my morning work out, followed by the getting ready routine. There are variations but that is how most early mornings go. The rest of the week similar habits happen just later in the morning.

Good-bye 36, it has been fun.

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