Abigail

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I'm doing 33 things
 

Abigail's Life List

  1. 1. infuse my daily dealings, toils, and triumphs - no matter what - with grace
    2 entries . 44 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. make my time my own and NOT everyone else's
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    1 person
  3. 3. do a few yoga stretches and/or meditate before bed
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    1 person
  4. 4. empty out my life of stuff I don't want and don't need
    7 entries . 20 cheers
    2 people
  5. 5. make exercise habitual, not occasional
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    1 person
  6. 6. make room and time in my life for spirituality
    7 entries . 43 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. Assemble a complete period-correct Civil War re-enacting ensemble
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. go through the Christmas stuff again and really, honestly, toss things I don't need
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    7,426 people
  10. 10. drink only water (or tea) at restaurants
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    1 person
  11. 11. stretch in the morning
    4 entries . 26 cheers
    4 people
  12. 12. eat well on a daily basis
    16 entries . 26 cheers
    3 people
  13. 13. try vegetarian recipes
    6 entries . 23 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. learn more about Buddhism
    5 entries . 31 cheers
    212 people
  15. 15. plan an awesome vacation to reward myself for completing six months of chemo
    4 entries . 39 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. throw a wellness party for myself
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    1 person
  17. 17. save a 3 month emergency fund
    3 entries . 11 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. dress well on a daily basis
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. write something every week
    11 entries . 9 cheers
    13 people
  20. 20. finish writing my current short story
    1 entry . 34 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. get a third tattoo
    3 cheers
    28 people
  22. 22. Get (or renew) a passport
    2 entries . 9 cheers
    324 people
  23. 23. hang Granny's penguin quilt in my living room
    4 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. encourage others to be on the national bone marrow donor registry
    8 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. make my feet all soft and smooth and sexy
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. reminisce
    9 entries . 1 cheer
    3 people
  27. 27. reward myself with things other than food
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    3 people
  28. 28. rebuild my body image
    14 entries . 17 cheers
    2 people
  29. 29. use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    104 people
  30. 30. read 43 literary classics that I haven't read yet
    15 entries . 15 cheers
    3 people
  31. 31. make my sister a beautiful and unique wedding record
    5 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. make Ryn and Christi a wedding cross-stitch
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. learn to knit and crochet
    2 entries . 38 cheers
    35 people

How I did it
How to wear proper garb to the Renaissance Festival
It took me
2 months
It made me
pleased


How to fund 43 microloans through Kiva.org
It took me
4 years
It made me
glad to help


How to redecorate my bedroom
It took me
3 months
It made me
self-satisfied


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Recent entries
have a 4.0 semester
Back to school

It’s been 11 years since I was an undergrad, but here I am, back at community college … studying everything I should have studied in the first place. Last semester, Fall 2012, I got a 4.0 in both my classes.



Donate or give away all of the too-smalls. Note: this is damn hard for me. (read all 3 entries…)
GONE.

Everything is sorted and tossed. The very, very few too-small items I kept are things that have sentimental meaning for me – they take up about five hangers in the back of the closet. Every other item of clothing I own is something that fits me at my current size … which, I might add, is two smaller than when I made this goal. =)



quit caffeine (read all 4 entries…)
Peaceful compromise?

Been a while since I checked in, but I’ve been working on the long-term stuff regardless.

I haven’t kicked the caffeine completely – but I am far more mindful about how and when I consume it. I keep caffeinated beverages to the daytime before 5 or 6 pm. It’s common advice to do that, but I always was sure it was nonsense. A few experiments proved me wrong, and it’s solved all the problems for me that I was having with caffeine.

I can still get a pickmeup in the morning/daytime, I no longer lie awake for seemingly no reason at night, and by breaking the caffeine cycle daily, I keep myself from becoming too dependent. It’s not the exact completion of this goal, but it’s a win.



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