These are some lost photos from over a year ago. I took them when my mom, little brother and I visited family on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound in Washington State. Both of my parents actually grew up on Whidbey Island, what a beautiful place.* You can view the original 21 before 22 post here.
July 5th, 2013
I am currently living in North Carolina which is someplace I had never even been before so I would definitely say I have been on many adventures to new places.
This actually happened on October 29th 2013. So I was really happy about that because I was ahead of my goal.
4. Do an exercise a day each month.
This did not happen. Although it should have...
I think this happened but I am always in the process of making a warm and cozy home. View our bedroom tour.
6. Grow my blog. 1000 followers
So this did not happen. I think part of the reason was I changed my blog name and web address so even some follower I had before were lost. But I am proud of my blog and shop that are growing organically. Which I have learned is the best way for them to grow.
I have taken a business law class.
8. Paint a big abstract painting for my home
No, but I did find an awesome one at Goodwill for $7 and is now hanging above our bed.
9. Build a frame for my scratch off map.
I actually found a frame from Michael's that was just the frame and no glass and it was like 60% off so it was perfect.
This might have happend. I didn't keep track of it as well as I should have. But I am proud of what I have listed and the number.
This might have just been a filler goal. But I did get the prettiest turquoise mug ever from Goodwill.
12. Publish Children's Book
Nope, I did a lot of research this past year about submitting manuscripts to publishers. I just need to take the leap, make sure to put my best foot forward, and try.
Yes! We got to celebrate his birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and now my birthday together. It is a nice change from last year.
Yes. I had about 24 cards total in the shop for Valentine's Day and I designed 17 new ones for this Valentine's Day. Sure not all were great sellers so I probably won't relist them next year but some did awesome!
Well I do use coupons when I have them and I am buying that item. But I learned that a lot of times coupons are used on things people don't really need. And we try to by stuff we really only need.
16. Don't eat after 8 pm
This didn't happen. Since getting married my eating habits kind of got out of whack which isn't good.
This happened. I actually designed 19 cards. About 7 were popular.
Yes. I was with Clark alot more this year since we got married. But even I think I did a lot better at this goal.
This did happen. I haven't really shared it here on the blog but I have tried fish tacos, homemade french fries, pizza, baked ziti, etc.
20. More photo shoots. Friends/family, build portfolio.
This didn't happen. I think it could have if I really put my mind to it. But as of right now my life is going in another creative direction and that is where I am going as well.
I would say this definitely happened. I drove across the country with my best friend, drove through South Carolina and Georgia to see Clark at Airborne school, Clark and I have gone to western NC and drove through the mountains and also seen the coast and the Outer Banks.
*Early next week I will be sharing my 22 before 23 post. Stay tuned for that.