So today, dear friends, is the 8th of February.
Do you know what that means?
It’s Erin from Eat Play Bond’s Birthday!
How about you visit and send her some love?
It also means it’s exactly one month until I turn 30. Or as I’m preffering to call it, turn Awesome.
40 320 minutes.
And a whole lot of seconds which I can’t be bothered calculating.
Which does not leave me very much time to finish my countdown to awesome.
If you’re new here, when I had 6 months till Awesome Day, I decided to set myself a task of 30 things to achieve. You can see the list by following the link.
I had planned on a whole bunch of updates, but I’ve only done one, and not accomplished very much. Not that that’s a surprise. These kind of lists usually get done just before the deadline.
So if you want to know what I had achieved, already, click here.
And now for the moment of truth when I evaluate how much I have done, and just how busy my next month is going to be!
#1 Learn the Piano. I can play a few bars. I’m happy with that. CHECK
#6 Go viral on You Tube. I can’t see it happening. If Ava’s bum bum dance doesn’t get noticed, nothing will. FORFEIT
#7 Get 1500 Likers on Facebook. Was possible before the rebrand, but not now. If I get to 750, which is half that, I’ll be happy. FORFEIT
#9 Finish the Anniversary Quilt. CHECK
#10 Save $500 ALL BY MYSELF. I did it! Mind you I have had to spend it as well, but I was able to fun my blog rebrand, my new logo (the one in the header, isn’t it pretty?) and my DPCON flights. CHECK
#11 Learn how to use Photoshop. I’m slowly getting there. I built my header myself, so that’s something. 🙂 IN PROGRESS
#12 Convince Boatman to buy me photo shop. CHECK
#13 Create a Vlog style cooking show. I recorded something the other week, but Mrs Holsby does it better. FORFEIT
#14 Clean out the bathroom cupboard. CHECK
#20 Focus on what’s important. I think I’ve definitely improved in this area. I can feel my mind has shifted. IN PROGRESS
#24 Write a blog post that inspires. A few people liked this one. CHECK
#25 Wear eye shadow as well as Daisy. Well not as well as her, but I have been rocking the yellow. CHECK
#26 Not fall off my step whilst aerobicising. Well that was more wishful thinking than anything else. I’ve fallen off heaps, but thankfully not injured myself this time. FAIL
#27 Discover how to spell aerobicising so I don’t get the little red squiggles under it. I have no idea. Apparently I’m spelling it right, but my computer doesn’t like it. Not sure if that’s a FAIL or a CHECK?
#28. Proof read my text messages/status updates/IG captions/tweets.This is not going so well. Furthermore, I seem to now have taken it up a notch, and be posting misleading photographs as well. IN PROGRESS
Still to accomplish, I need to go Barra fishing with Boatman, put all my photos in an album, discover something amazing, and make a difference. Also try not to break any more toes or hurt my ankle again in the next month, which may possibly be the hardest of all.
Despite the fact that I haven’t done some of it, I have done a lot I never would have thought. Like transferring a blog, camping on the beach, and sleeping at the end of the world. So I think all of those things make me more awesome anyway, and of course, there is the most exciting thing yet.
When I initially planned a 30 before 30 list, there was really only one thing on it.
Well as of today, my manuscript is in the hands of the book designer, the illustrations as well, and I can tick off that major item. It may not be published, but it’s almost there. And that makes me so much happier than anything else. 🙂
Bring it on 30. I’m ready for you!
Also, if you have a business and would like to contribute to the Essentially Jess Turning Awesome party, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s gonna be awesome 🙂
Linking with Grace