Back in October, I went ahead and wrote a 26 by 26 list, which is a list that documented 26 things that I wanted to do or accomplish by the age of 26. I turned 26 in February so it's about time I revisited this list so you guys can see how far I've come:
I must say, it was difficult trying to accomplish a few things on this list for two reasons: I only gave myself four months; and the four months just so happened to be winter months.
♥Start working out on a regular basis; aka 3 times a week ~~~ I was doing this consistently November and December, and then I started working full time and dropped off. I'd like to get back into it once the weather gets warmer. It's hard for me to do things in the cold.
♥Dance my heart out at an '80s Night ~~~ Not yet. Anyone know of any good '80s clubs in San Fran?
♥Experience the joy of a Zip Line ~~~ Twice! Zip line redwood tour: 8 zip lines; 700 feet across and 90 feet high!
♥Grow out my natural hair ~~~ In the process!
♥Ride an ATV or similar off-road vehicle ~~~ Not yet. Hopefully in the summer.
♥Get another feature in a magazine (print or online) ~~~ Got featured in Alizila as a U.S. Fashion Blogger--still looking for more!
♥Update my passport with my married name ~~~ OMG! I really need to get on this one.
♥Finally visit Vegas ~~~ Yes and it was awesome. Halloween in Vegas is the place to be.
♥Finally get a headstone made for my father's grave ~~~ Should be getting this done by May.
♥Record myself singing on YouTube ~~~ Ugh, I actually chose the song that I wanted to sing for this, but I seriously just never got around to it.
♥Get my makeup done professionally at least once ~~~ Haven't done this because I'm not sure where to go. Where do you think I should go to get my makeup done? Any MUAs in the Bay Area?
♥Re-gain my level of fluency in Spanish ~~~ Descargado una applicacion para iPad, pero yo lo uso a veces. Yo no tengo recuperado mi dominio. Creo que mi vocabulario es mejor. Or not. :)
♥Draw/Paint more ~~~ I've been putting my creative juices into the blog and not into painting...so sorry.
♥Finally get a job that I LOVE ~~~ Well, I did get a job that allows me to look at clothing, shoes and accessories pretty much all day, so that's a step in the right direction.
♥Re-vamp my blog to give it more of a magazine look ~~~ I decided not to do this because, honestly, I really like the look of my blog the way it is.
♥Organize my closet ~~~ Indeed! You can see photos of it in my Room Invasion feature on Chic Therapy's blog.
♥Eat healthier ~ less carbs, more veggies ~~~ Yes and no. Definitely been eating more veggies and substituted bad cereal for good cereal (actually lost 5 pounds with that alone), but I could do better.
♥Volunteer outside of fashion ~~~ Setting something up for the latter part of April I think.
♥Watch less reality TV ~~~ Child, please. I pretty much cut out all reality TV on Style & E!, but I'm still watching Bravo. Can't get enough of the RHOA girls.
♥Be more outdoorsy in general ~~~ If taking a 2-hour zip line tour through the redwoods is not outdoorsy, then I don't know what is. I also do archery on occasion. Once the weather gets nicer I'll get back into hiking. We're also buying road or mountain bikes this month.
♥Reach my social media goals ~~~ At the start of 2011, I wanted to get to 100K pageviews (done) and more than 1K Twitter followers (done). I jumped on the Twitter bandwagon last year so I wanted to see if I could accomplish that goal.
♥Do a professional photo shoot ~~~ Not yet, but I really, really want to do this. Any good photogs in the Bay Area?
♥Go wine tasting and find a wine that I love ~~~ Big YES! Wow! That doesn't make me sound like a lush. Went wine tasting for my birthday in Napa & Sonoma and it was fabulous. My favorite wine right now is a sweet white wine called Gewurztraminer.
♥Water or jet ski ~~~ Clearly, the winter is not the season to water or jet ski. This will stay on the list for the summer.
♥Play a competitive game of volleyball ~~~ No one in my area knows how to play v-ball, and I simply can't cope with bad players. I'm sorry but I can't do it. Once I find some semi-pros then we'll talk.