60before60: and it begins

This is what I’ve arrived at so far, obviously they’ll evolve and change over the ten (TEN!) years this will go for. Some items still need to be fleshed out, but I know I want to do something around the general topic.

Fortunately I have a bunch of items carried over from the 50 project to kick me off (last project’s failure is this project’s … whatever). Stating the obvious, these are the ones in blue with (50) appended.

I’m planning to have the 60 settled on by the end of 2017.

  1.   Make a patchwork quilt (50)
  2.   Learn to complete a cryptic crossword (50)
  3.   Eat no meat for a week (50)
  4.   Make a piece of jewellery (50)
  5.   Cook something ridiculously complex (50)
  6.   Go indoor climbing (50)
  7.   Make something from clay (50)
  8.   Make something from resin (50)
  9.   Complete our family craft activity (50)
  10.   complete my embroidery | Don’s something special (50)
  11.   Complete Joan’s something special (50)
  12.   Enter Sydney to Gong bike ride (50)
  13.   Read no self-help books for a year
  14.   Go on a multi-day cycling holiday (somewhere relatively flat!)
  15.   Visit China
  16.   Take a selfie every day for a year (not published anywhere – just done)
  17.   Retire!
  18.   Visit Scotland
  19.   [something] movies
  20.   [something] new music
  21.   [something] meditate
  22.   Take a camera class
  23.   Re-learn how to draw a cross section of a topographic map
  24.   2x local low-key, camping-style weekends away per year
  25.   Have my first mammogram
  26.   Grow my hair long(ish) one last time
  27.   Kill my gmail account(s)
  28.   Give one compliment every day for a year (and record who and what)
  29.   Delete instagram account
  30.   Knit a hat for each member of the family
  31.   Give up chocolate for a year
  32.   Stay on a houseboat
  33.   Go to the symphony
  34.   Sew an invisible zip into a garment
  35.   Have a skiing lesson
  36.   Pay off mortgage
  37.   Get back to running – 5km MAX. This also means I should abandon any ridiculous ideas of half-marathons and such.
  38.   Keep at the no drinking
  39.  

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6 Responses to 60before60: and it begins

  1. I like this! esp the topographical map and giving compliments. I’m intrigued as to why Instagram is negative for you? I love it as my happy place.

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    • carolbaby says:

      I’ve had a half-formed post about instagram kicking around in my head for a while now (must do something about it). Mostly stems from my inability to control my use, it quickly becomes all-consuming and kind of mindless. But also I really don’t care for the non-chronological timeline (it could take a week for me to have someone’s post appear in my feed) and the adverts – so many, many sneaky adverts.

      I do miss catching what everyone is up to.

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  2. ganching says:

    Good list. I have done 8 of these things and wouldn’t mind stealing a few of your other ideas.

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  3. Shauna says:

    Oooh visit scotland!!!
    I love your lists and hope you don’t mind if I make a 50 by 50 list. Your list has so much fun stuff on it, and I realise how easy it is to just faff around on my phone and not have any intentional fun!

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    • carolbaby says:

      Oh please do! I’d love to see what you come up with and follow along (and possibly steal some ideas!).

      I definitely tried things I otherwise wouldn’t have, which have now become regular things. I probably *could* have done this without the project – but realistically probably wouldn’t have!

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