30 by 30… only one year left?!

30 by 30… only one year left?!

Happy Birthday to me! I have one year left to complete my 30 by 30 list, and it’s going… OK. Without any ado, here are my remaining items, with notes on all remaining (and recently completed) ones. For previous updates, here’s my: first post, 2 years out update, and 18 months out update. The List 1. Fly first class 2. Visit California I have been […]

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9 by 29 on the 9th Project Pan

9 by 29 on the 9th Project Pan

I turn 29 on February 9th. My birthday is a big deal to me. My primary love language is gift giving, which means that any gift giving or receiving holidays are huge to me. For Christmas this year, I’d finished all of my shopping before December even started. Since my birthday is so important to me, I set a lot of things around it. In […]

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New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals: 12 Goals for 12 Months in 2018 My strategy has been to incorporate my overarching goals into smaller projects. So, general items from my life-long bucket list are on my 30 by 30 list; items from my 30 by 30 list make it onto my seasonal and monthly goals list. I like this approach as it allows me to keep my […]

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December bucket list

December bucket list

My December bucket list is quite short (for me) and contains mostly the basics that really define the December holiday season for me. Count Christmas trees My family lives near a bunch of Christmas tree farms. It became tradition for us to count the number of Christmas trees (on cars) we see on any given day driving home from school or church or whatever. Our […]

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9 horror movies worth watching this Halloween

9 horror movies worth watching this Halloween

I’ve watched quite a few horror movies in my life. I have always liked pop culture, and horror movies have a way of entering our collective societal conscious. They reveal something about our culture–what scares us, what excites us, what social ills we fear. Alien’s Ridley Scott is iconic because she plays a working class woman more likely to follow procedure than emotion, a novelty […]

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5 ways using a daily agenda improved other parts of my life

5 ways using a daily agenda improved other parts of my life

Since I began using this agenda system back in early March 2017, a number of other organizational responsibilities have fallen in line. 1. Mail? What mail? I recently moved to a new apartment. One of my concerns was mail getting lost in the shuffle. My old apartment was not the most reliable when it came to notifying you of mail in the first place, so […]

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30 by 30 – Two years left update

30 by 30 – Two years left update

A while back, I published a “30 by 30” list of 30 things to do before I turned 30. If you’re reading this on February 9th, 2017, then there are officially two years left to complete my list. So here’s my big update! Fly first class Shortly after posting this list, I won business class international tickets! May will see me on a first class […]

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Countdown to the Best of Amanda’s 2016

Countdown to the Best of Amanda’s 2016

The last thing we need right now is another countdown of the terrible things that happened in 2016. At least that’s my reason to focus on the best parts of 2016. When I started thinking of this blog, I anticipated it being “things that happened to me.” But, as I collected my list, I found all my highlights were “things I did.” I am proud of […]

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