"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.
    169 cheers
    3 people
  2. 2. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
    47 entries . 7 cheers
    2,685 people
  3. 3. marry the man I love
    9 entries . 78 cheers
    159 people
  4. 4. turn my office into a usable work space, instead of a storage unit
    12 entries . 50 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. stop listening to news/talk radio
    personal challenge . 2 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. figure out how to manage my money so that I don't end up penniless in my old age
    18 entries . 62 cheers
    0 people
  7. 7. Put my money where my mouth is
    17 entries . 30 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. have nothing in my house that I do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful
    16 entries . 62 cheers
    75 people
  9. 9. rock some three-day weekend adventures
    2 entries . 96 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Be a tourist in my own town (visit 20 sites I have never been to before)
    6 entries . 41 cheers
    5 people
  11. 11. travel the world
    2 entries . 52 cheers
    21,164 people
  12. 12. NEVER have children
    13 entries . 57 cheers
    89 people
  13. 13. Donate blood 10 times
    5 entries . 37 cheers
    5 people
  14. 14. create 12 monthly resolutions/major projects/goals
    5 entries . 18 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Someday I'd like to...
    2 entries . 14 cheers
    7 people
  16. 16. complete "wreck this journal"
    3 entries . 23 cheers
    78 people
  17. 17. finish saving for my half of the wedding and honeymoon
    18 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. get another tattoo
    8 cheers
    3,412 people
  19. 19. Try 43 different combinations to flavor my oatmeal (so I don't get too bored with eating it)
    5 entries . 6 cheers
    2 people
  20. 20. lose 25 pounds
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    1,588 people
  21. 21. post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :)
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    368 people
  22. 22. make 2014 my last year with the church
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. pay off the goddamn credit card
    5 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. ┌───────── run ─────────┐
    6 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. run a half marathon
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    2,500 people
  26. 26. run a marathon
    2 cheers
    12,926 people
  27. 27. keep track of my mileage activity
    3 cheers
    2 people

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

See all "How I Did It" stories...

Recent entries
find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 47 entries…)

1) Got a run in today. Holy crap I am running a half marathon in two weeks aaaaaaagh

2) Getting up earlier than normal, getting to work earlier than normal, and then taking a nap once I got there.

3) Classical music in the car during today’s commute, and also during my prep period today to keep me from wanting to kill things.

4) Packing my lunch.

5) Yesterday’s centerpiece still making our table look pretty.

6) I got my GPS watch in the mail today! Now to figure out how to use it…

7) Leaving work at a reasonable hour, making it home in a reasonable amount of time, and spending time with the Man this evening.

find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 47 entries…)

1) Hosting Easter dinner at our place was a success! Got to see the family, and the food was actually pretty easy.

2) The Man helped out so much with hosting dinner, and he decided to forgo his own plans to be part of mine. Bless.

3) Easter is finally over.

4) Doing small things to feel like I have some semblance of control over my life. First experiment in happiness for next week: no talk/news radio in the car, to be replaced with the classical music station.

make 2014 my last year with the church
I really need to make this goal a priority.

My spring break was this past week. For those of you who follow the liturgical calendar, you know that it was also Holy Week, which for the Catholic church involves a lot of extra masses – Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil (which is three freaking hours long) and then three Easter Sunday masses.

Stab stab stab.

Out of 9 days of “break,” I had 4 days where I didn’t work. Some of those were gigs that I chose to take, and I enjoyed them because I got to see colleagues and hear some good singing. The other stuff was required for the church. And I have just been angry and resentful of freaking Easter all week, especially today, because I feel like this damn job is robbing me of my life. It eats up my weekend (when I have to go to mass every Sunday morning and then go back to mass Sunday evening, I spend most of the middle of the day dreading returning to work). And every year they fuck me on my taxes too, so that I end up owing hundreds of dollars to the state.

And I feel like I’m stuck in this stupid gig, because the Man still can’t find a job. I want out so badly, but I don’t know where that extra $7K per year is going to come from. This idiot job is the reason it’s not a crisis when the car needs a couple hundred dollars’ worth of work, or when the Man gets a ticket, or I end up having to pay for something for the students and then wait around a month and a half to get reimbursed.

I am angry and tired and frustrated and a lot of other things, and part of me wishes I still lived by myself so that I could live closer to where I work and not have to spend money on shit that isn’t my fault or my problem.

Plan: start socking away every frigging penny I make from this gig and my real job, so that when Christmas 2014 is done, I can walk out of there and never, ever, ever have to come back.

See all entries ...


I want to:
43 Things Login