I had a lovely three days of celebrating the New Year and my new decade, so let’s jump into the first week of what should be a great year with my list of 30 Things:

  1. Put the money that I was using to pay off debt into savings for a down payment on some sort of house, townhouse, or condo
  2. Learn about real estate and home buying through the Utah State Extension classes
  3. Stop buying non-essentials (ready-made clothes, really expensive fabric, shoes, magazines, etc.) for three months (months TBD)
  4. Buy that Eames desk chair. I’ll use the money I’ll be saving from not buying any non-essentials.
  5. Buy that damn garbage can already
  6. Buy a living room chair–armless, small-ish, but comfy. This will help with seating to accomplish #22.
  7. Sew new pillow covers for the living room
  8. Buy a vacuum
  9. Refresh my yoga skills and then…
  10. Start doing yoga once or twice a week
  11. Get recycling at the apartment. I haven’t had it for three years and I’m tired of feeling guilty every time I throw away some junk mail.
  12. Similarly, bring in some actual flatware for the breakroom at work to cut down on waste
  13. November-March, walk or ride to work at least twice a month. April-September, up it to at least four times a month.
  14. Eat at one new restaurant a month–any meal, but it has to be somewhere I haven’t been before.
  15. Eat at Red Iguana
  16. Go to Bonneville Speed Week
  17. Go to a roller derby game
  18. Stop biting my fingernails (I mean it this year)
  19. Wear more colors of lipstick than “pink” and “darker pink”
  20. Find a perfume I want to wear regularly
  21. Stock and maintain a home bar and keep it stocked. No drinking it up and not replacing it.
  22. Have more people over to the apartment–not huge parties, but a few people for dinner, or drinks before a restaurant, etc.
  23. Learn more about wine
  24. Learn and retain the difference between whisk(e)y, bourbon, and scotch
  25. Learn and retain the difference between brandy and cognac
  26. Get my eyes checked again, update my prescription, and start wearing glasses in front of the computer.
  27. Find a dermatologist to look at a couple of moles, if only so I can stop worrying about skin cancer
  28. Learn how to can fruits, veggies, or jam
  29. Get a better camera
  30. Go to Moab and/or Zion