Sunday, May 15, 2011


...that's me. Whizzing down the slide into the pool of 40. I thought I'd check in with my Project 40 list to assess how things are going. I am reminding myself that these are goals I am trying to meet sometime within my 40th year. Also, though I likely won't meet every single goal, I will meet so much more of them than if I hadn't made the goals at all.

I have marked the ones I've accomplished and also hope to make a few separate posts in the next few weeks about several of these goals that I've met, marked in blue.

*=ones I've done
#=ones I'm working on
X=ones I'm not going to do

X1. Run a 5K
X2. Run a 10K
*3. Run a Half marathon
4. Go to New Orleans
*5. Sew a Skirt
*6. Sew an Apron
7. Sew a Pillow
#8. Memorize 40 Poems
#9. Read Les Miserables
#10. Sew a Dress for my Girls

11. Go to Oxford, Mississippi
12. Visit Lazy Magnolia Brewery
13. Take a Long Weekend Alone (3 Nights!)
#14. Send Novel to Agents
#15. Send Short Story to Literary Review
*16. Listen to Live music at xx Theatre
17. Visit Flannery, Carson, or Eudora's Home
*18. Plant Calla Lilies
*19. Hang Wallpaper
*20. Eat raw, organic, or do a detox diet for one week

21. Learn Calligraphy
22. Read One Hundred Years of Solitude
*X23. Try 12 recipes from The Gift of Southern Cooking
24. Go to Helen Keller's home
*25. Plant a Lemon Tree
26. Read a Hemingway
*27. Read a Faulkner
*28. Attend a Literary Conference
29. Eat at Float-Away
?30. Go to an EmmyLou Harris concert (as of now, the only dates she has within five hours of us are during a weekend we already have plans during.)

X31. Eat Oysters in Appalachicola (may need to be amended)
*32. Learn 12+ Birds that live in our area
#33. Learn 12+ Trees that grow in our area
34. Teach a writing workshop
35. Go through Pioneer Woman's photography archives
36. Start Bee Hives
37. Watch last season of Six Feet Under
X38. Be able to do 40 Push-Ups
39. Make Mole' Sauce
40. Make a Video of my children's first 4 years


The Sweetest Bean said...

You are making great progress! I am so inspired and can't wait to hear all about some of the ones you have completed. What is the meaning of the ones that are in black bold? Good luck with the rest. Loved our chat today! Miss y'all!

Reckless said...

I think we should combine 4 and 13. That would really be "Wheeeee..."

belle said...

Katie, I sure am missing you and your blog! Love, AP