Monday, October 24, 2011

29 @ 29 - the final review

I'm gonna caption this one "Keep on Swimming"!

I am now officially 30 so it's time for a final review of how I did with my 29 things to do aged 29 list...

Colour-coded for colourful reading! PINK = complete, RED = not completed.

29 @ 29
DONE 1. Paint my toenails 
DONE 2. Scrapbook at least 12 moments of baby’s first year
3. Plant sunflower seeds/grow sunflowers
 DONE 4. Eat tiramisu
 DONE 5. Get my hair cut
 DONE 6. Summarise/scrapbook our first year married
 DONE 7. Read a novel
 DONE 8. Lose 5kg
 DONE (and I'm back at work!) 9. Decide if I’m returning to work or not
 DONE 10. Participate in a Christmas ornament swap
 DONE 11. Write a Christmas newsletter
 DONE 12. See Harry Potter 7 (part 1) ...and as a bonus I saw Part 2 as well :-)
 DONE 13. List 29 reasons why I’m a good mother
 DONE 14. Blog at least 29 times
 DONE 15. Email at least 50 photos/videos of baby to family
 DONE 16. Finish rainbow crochet blanket
 DONE 17. Get a nice photo of all 3 of us
DONE 18. Take baby swimming
 DONE 19. Send 10 postcards or letters (with photos of baby maybe)
DONE 20. Buy at least 10 bunches of flowers
DONE 21. Try 10 new recipes
 22. Create a photo wall (in the dining room?)
 DONE 23. Make bunting for baby’s bedroom
 DONE 24. Have a picnic or tea party
 DONE 25. Find ways to celebrate each season
 DONE 26. Give away at least 29 things
 DONE 27. Try to take at least 1 photo every day
 28. Write my birth story
 DONE 29. Have 12 ‘dates’ with my husband

And some notes on the ones I didn't complete...
  • I was disappointed I didn't manage to plant sunflowers. I bought seeds months ago but when it came to this month I couldn't find them to plant them - what a silly hold up. I even looked at the DIY store for some more but they had run out!
  • The photo wall got put on hold when we put the house in the market because I didn't want to make too many holes in the wall if we were moving. Then when we took the house off the market I never quite got round to it. I might still look at doing this in the future.
  • Writing my birth story didn't happen either. Over a year on from the event it's impossible to remember the details. It's too woolly. I should have done it in the first few weeks after the birth but lack of sleep and complete shock of our much our lives had changed were keeping me too busy :-) Maybe next time!
26 out of 29 is an awesome achievement and I'm pleased with how much I got done. I also think I did the right thing by picking lots of fun and one-off items as it was a pretty full-on year and it was a good balance of things I wanted to do and other things that make life better :-)

Look out soon for my 30 @ 30 list - I've mixed it up a little from previous lists so fingers crossed it works!


  1. What a great idea. By the time you get to 86 you're going to be busy!! I look forward to seeing them and happy 30th!

  2. Happy 30th! I'm impressed you got so many things done off your list :)

  3. Well done on completing so much of your list! Curious to see what will be on your next list, will there be a few projects to test out your sewing machine?

  4. Well done on getting so much of your list done. Can't wait to see what you have planned next.

  5. thats a lot to get done off that list! well done :D i thought about doing something similar, but the year has gone by so fast, doing 30 things would have been almost impossible...maybe next year *crosses fingers*

  6. Thanks so much for all the lovely comments :-) Hopefully I've inspired some of you to do your own lists - if so, best of luck :-)


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