-Met and fell in love with an amazing man.
-spent lots of quality time with my family
-Grew through the grieving process and supported my family through a difficult transition.
-stood up for my own needs in the face of family members demands.
-got published and paid for my first article. learned lessons for the next gauntlet.
-made lots of contacts in the writing process and at napbirt.
-co-ran a regional clinic in toronto.
-made great christmas presents for my family.
-stayed afloat despite financial strain.
-got my final drivers liscence!
-learned to be a disciplined runner
-learned to throw axes and shoot arrows.
-weaned myself off anxiety meds. :)
-gained a lot of confidence at work, am on my way to being a senior tech. :)
-make fresh juice every weekend that I’m home.
-stick to my new budget stretegy
-prepare for a 5k race in the fall
-save an extra 500.00 for tfsa by january in ‘float’
-save 500.00 for christmas in ‘float’
-publish interviews with apprentices/master craftsmen.
-Start research for a possible book.
-make a point of going out with friends once a week.
-prepare a napbirt clinic on soldering/brazing/metalurgy for the 2014 convention, possibly demo it at a 2013 regional clinic.
-grow and preserve from a container garden.
-keep growing my love for self and for my partner into a greater sense of lovingkindness.
-wear a size L by my 30th birthday and a size M by my 31st
-go somewhere seriously cool by yourself.
-make a gameplan re: canadian apprenticeship requirements and form a committee to help establish standards by 2015.
-resolve that its ok not to take on engraving as a side business. Its a great skill but fades without the passion to make it work.
-keep on top of that budget it is going to set you free!
-Marry that man!?
-submit a book proposal to publishing houses/agents.
-Fit into mary’s leather jacket
-Relax and enjoy napbirt trip and kelowna wedding trip with minimal stress. see who you can but don’t be a crazy chicken.
-Decide about kids.
-prepare for a 10k race in the fall
-Take Christian for an adventure just the two of us, to celebrate his 21st
2014 (31 y.o.):
-stop paying rent even if it is just to co-own with mom.
-Find a way of keeping up with the ladies, they are wonderful and important people in your life no matter where everyone is living!
-love what you’re doing and if you don’t, rethink it.
2015 (32 y.o.):
-knuckle down on your life, enjoy what you have built.
-There is always taking care
-Start a fun and wacky tradition among friends and family.
-Write that book about learning. do it. get it published. you won’t regret it.
-Keep looking for new trouble
2016 (33 y.o.):
-Personal debts Paid off… go it alone if you can afford it.
-Publish something about my work, take credit for the weird and wonderful work you have done.
-spread the love, volunteer to make the lives of others in your community more full of love and opportunity. Become a mentor.