Mar 11

43 Things is Gone, But I Retrieved My List

I didn’t realize it, but 43 Things went away at the first of the year. Somehow I never got any notification, so never knew to export my data there. But fear not, the Wayback Machine had me covered! I was able to copy it from here, and am pasting it here for posterity even though it isn’t a full 43 Things, and I’ve actually accomplished some of them in the meantime! I did omit the entries, cheers, and number of people with the same goal because, well, none of those matter anymore with the original site gone. The important thing is the list, after all.

Art of the Firebird’s Life List

Number Thing Current Status
1. Be a glass artist I’d say I’m a glass artist by now, and a jewelry artist, and still growing at it.
2. Become a better bellydancer Working on it — joined a troupe, perform regularly, and take multiple classes a week plus workshops when appropriate.
3. Lose 25 pounds If anything, negative progress. I do eat mostly healthy and clean but the weight does not come off. I have to wonder if it’s a combination of thyroid, insulin resistance, and the antidepressant sabotaging me. I don’t care what Big Pharma says, I put the weight back on after I started the antidepressant and it just does not budge!
4. Exercise regularly That’s the dance, but I need to do more, walking and strength training in particular.
5. Keep up with my journal Blogging & social media have pretty much replaced my journal, but I should make time for it as well.
6. Be a better blogger Two blogs, both neglected. Tsk tsk.
7. Keep my studio organized and clean Oh jeez. Don’t even go there, especially because I have to store most of the “show stuff” in there as well.
8. Minimize existing clutter and excess possessions An ongoing effort to say the least.
9. Learn PHP and MySQL Learned some, not enough.
10. Learn to use my digital camera Not enough, though I am getting better with my smartphone camera.
11. Make a zine Nothing but a few ideas.
12. Create a home inventory Still need to get on that.
13. Compile a 100-things-about-me list I’m up to, what, 65 now?
14. Become a better photographer Nope.
15. Learn CPR DONE as of September 2014!
16. Never stop learning This is not a goal to ever complete, if you think about it.
17. Draw every day Nope–but I really should at least draw out the jewelry designs I come up while on the spinalator at the chiropractor’s office.
18. Walk a labyrinth No, but no reason I can’t do this one.I just need to do it.
19. Be a better web designer Enh, maybe.
20. Relax Tard relax
21. Read all the books in my “must read” pile HAHAHAHAHA!!!
22. See the northern lights Nope
23. Manage my finances better Progress, not perfection.
24. Promote my website Mostly delegated at the moment for the business site.
25. Make a will, living will, and last wishes document This REALLY needs to get done!
26. Make my own bellydance costumes Does a tribal bra count?

Do realize, mind you, that I HAVE done other things that were not on the list and that I neglected to add to it as they came to pass. I started a business, learned chainmaille and knitting, started drumming and co-curated a digital textbook among other things. So it’s not as bad as the list looks.