While having a chat with a friend on Saturday, it really started to dawn on me that I have exactly 7 weeks until my 30th birthday.
Somehow, that feels a bit daunting because I’m not sure how many things I can get done before then. On the other hand, I’m so insanely excited about turning 30, that I don’t even care. I am going to work on a new list and transfer some of what I don’t get done this time around to that list.
So let’s see what’s been going on since the last 29 at 29 update.
I did mention that I bought needles and that I started knitting again. Since then, I’ve bought a new set of needles and some fancy yarn that I’m afraid to touch because I don’t want to destroy it. I did start knitting, but I haven’t actually made anything yet. I’m giving myself the rest of December to make a simple scarf.
While I don’t speak an expansive amount of Dutch, I understand so much now that I’m happy with my progress. I am going to put myself through a small bootcamp and see just how much I can learn in the next 7 weeks. But I don’t seem to have a terrible time getting around on my own without a translator. I only can’t follow extremely fast (or normal) conversation when it goes back and forth quickly.
I was doing a really really good job at first with reading the bible in a year. I am so far behind it’s pathetic. But I can start up again any time. I’ll see what I can finish before I’m 30.
I have become SO much better at handling PS now. I am super proud of myself. Over the weekend, I started reading Pugly Pixel (um, how come I never really sat and read this site before?) As of right now, she is my go-to for learning how to make all the things I’ve been dreaming. I am going to be totally self sufficient over the next few months.
I didn’t learn how to use a manual SLR, but I did learn how to use D’s DSLR pretty decently. With time, I’ll get much better. But now I’m not a point and shoot and hope I get lucky. I understand the parts of the camera now. I still plan on learning how to use a manual SLR though.
All sewing projects are on hold until I get a machine. Still haven’t gotten one, so if I get one for Christmas that would be rad. I highly doubt it though.
Things were on hold for so long because I was waiting for government stuff to go through. Now that that’s all clear, I’ve been looking for a job. I’ve got all these ideas and my 30s are going to be fantastic. It all comes down to finding a job I absolutely love.
I started working on Blurb last week and I’m hoping to finish my first book in the next two weeks. I’ll talk about it more when I actually have stuff to show.
I mentioned before that I wanted to start a Saturday Morning Stories section and I am hoping to have at least one up before this month is done. I’ve been working on a few story ideas, but haven’t truly devoted time to writing like I want to. Discipline is the name of the game.
Since I haven’t formally exercised in such a long time, I can more than count bike riding as my exercise. I have been taking longer rides and feeling so much toner. Ever since my four-hour ride through the woods, riding has been a bit of a breeze. That was a major boot camp if I’ve ever had one. I actually love bike riding now and miss it when I don’t do it enough. I even ride to the grocery now and that’s only 3 blocks away.
This weekend, we just so happened to pass a game shop and I found the Wii game I used to get slim and trim for my wedding so we got it right away. I finally get to be in shape in a way I enjoy. Yay!
Everything on the business front has changed quite considerably although it might not seem like it on the outside. I’ve become much more fine tuned on what it is that I want from this business and where I want it to grow so I’m confident it will all start to show in the next few months. Also, the last shop update for this year will be this week.