"Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Ben Franklin

I'm doing 27 things

SimplicityInTheLBC's Life List

  1. 1. Do what I can with what I have.
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  2. 2. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
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    2,683 people
  3. 3. marry the man I love
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    159 people
  4. 4. turn my office into a usable work space, instead of a storage unit
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  5. 5. figure out how to manage my money so that I don't end up penniless in my old age
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  6. 6. Put my money where my mouth is
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  7. 7. have nothing in my house that I do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful
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    75 people
  8. 8. rock some three-day weekend adventures
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    1 person
  9. 9. Be a tourist in my own town (visit 20 sites I have never been to before)
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  10. 10. travel the world
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  11. 11. NEVER have children
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    89 people
  12. 12. Donate blood 10 times
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    5 people
  13. 13. create 12 monthly resolutions/major projects/goals
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  14. 14. Someday I'd like to...
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  15. 15. complete "wreck this journal"
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  16. 16. finish saving for my half of the wedding and honeymoon
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  17. 17. get another tattoo
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  18. 18. Try 43 different combinations to flavor my oatmeal (so I don't get too bored with eating it)
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  19. 19. lose 25 pounds
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  20. 20. post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :)
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    368 people
  21. 21. make 2014 my last year with the church
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  22. 22. use what i have
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  23. 23. pay off the goddamn credit card
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  24. 24. ┌───────── run ─────────┐
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  25. 25. run a half marathon
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  26. 26. run a marathon
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  27. 27. keep track of my mileage activity
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How I did it
How to fall asleep faster
It took me
6 years
It made me

How to float in a sensory deprivation tank
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to appreciate the Man, every single day
It took me
47 days
It made me
a better woman

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Recent entries
Marry the man I love (read all 9 entries…)
Make Our Garden Grow

I loathed singing this when I was at the university, but these days Bernstein’s Make Our Garden Grow from Candide means a bit more to me.

You’ve been a fool
And so have I
But let’s be man and wife.
And let us try
Before we die
To make some sense of life.

We’re neither pure
Nor wise nor good,
We’ll do the best we know.
We’ll build our house
And chop our wood
And make our garden grow.

find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 45 entries…)

1) Adjudicated a festival today, and heard some really beautiful singing.

2) The Man and I went out to a wine bar last night to see a friend of mine play. He had beer, I had champagne, we shared a Spanish cheese plate, and got to have some nice conversation in a new place.

3) Ice cream sandwiches!

4) When the drunk frat assholes woke me up last night at 3:00a with their hooliganry, the Man came in and petted my back till I went back to sleep.

5) A quiet day in – tomorrow the Easter madness begins.

run a half marathon (read all 2 entries…)
May 5 - OC Half Marathon

By the time I was ready to sign up, the HB Ocean Run was closed! So instead I’ll be doing the OC Half Marathon on May 4, which is nearly three weeks sooner than I had originally planned. Gulp.

I have been slacking quite a bit lately, but now is the time to pick it all up again! I’m on spring break right now, with all the glorious sleeping that such a thing implies – running on 9 hours’ sleep is an awesome feeling. And when I go back next week, my work schedule will have slowed down significantly, so I can continue training multiple times per week.

Also going to make an effort toward healthier eating – I can feel it when I run now, and I don’t like it :( The Man and I are in agreement on this.

I’ve downloaded my app for marathon training. I’ve also ordered my GPS watch from Amazon, since the app I currently use doesn’t show me my distance until after my run (which is most unhelpful).

I’m feeling a bit like I may have bitten off more than I can chew. I have run a half-marathon distance once before, but that was over a month ago when I was in far better shape. Guess that’s incentive to start kicking my own ass again.

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