Tuesday, 9 April 2013

25 Before 23 - The End


This post is somewhat overdue but I won't waste time chastising myself. I went away for two weekends, started a job(!!!), and have been without internet for the last week or so so it's not my usual spiral of self-criticism that's been stopping me. Anyway...

25 Things

  1. Finish my final project - Still no result but I'm booked in for graduation
  2. Get a job - My third interview was a winner. I started last Tuesday and all is well so far :)
  3. Move to Bristol
  4. Sew a dress - I've at least started! I have the pattern cut out for the Salme Patterns Sonja dress
  5. Make 10 of my recipe bookmarks / pins - 3253462365243/10 I like cooking
  6. Send parcels to far-away friends - Scarves completed but not yet sent
  7. Go to Southwold at least once
  8. Get rid of my Flickr backlog - I've made a dent at least Currently: film - October '11, digital - July '12
  9. Get a grip on my finances - Still needs doing. Argh.
  10. Sell my eBay pile, swap my swap pile - I gave some stuff but there's plenty more
  11. Mend & alter my mending & altering piles - Made a dent in the mending pile
  12. Read a newspaper regularly - I've been reading The Metro on the bus but that doesn't count!
  13. Weekend away by train
  14. Buy good shoes - I bought smart work shoes, my job has no dress code *sigh*
  15. Crochet 3 items from stashed wool - 6/3 Over and above, made another snood just before Easter
  16. Get a new phone
  17. Read 3 good/classic books - Over and above again :)
  18. Print more photos - Only did a few for Christmas presents
  19. Watch 3 good/classic films
  20. Exercise regularly - I've been consciously trying to walk more
  21. Scrapbook - Nope. I've got a scrapbook and a pile of stuff here but haven't started yet
  22. Have a picnic - Boy took me for lunch up at Chew Valley Lake on Good Friday and we had a sort-of picnic on Saturday
  23. Visit a city farm
  24. Visit my sister at university - Still needs doing
  25. Cycle from Bristol to Bath -Needs some effort putting in  
I haven't achieved everything on my list but I have done an awful lot, much of which I wouldn't have without this project. It's helped me get on with things, cut excuses, and use my time more efficiently. I've been going through lots of change so having a stated set of goals has been a nice anchor and I think prevented me from feeling so lost and confused as I might have.
I'm definitely going to produce a new list (and carry some items over) for this next year, I just need to turn my scribblings into a proper, balanced list.
Hurrah for projects!


  1. Good going - I would totally count the newspaper reading though ;)

  2. Congratulations on your job! & good luck with doing the rest of the list. I generally tend to abandon my 'to do' lists.

  3. Thankyou :) Sorry I've taken so long to reply, work's been wearing me out rather.


Yay :)