Monday, June 6, 2011

Goals, goals, goals.

What can I learn and accomplish in one year? To kill my post-grad degree stagnation I'm launching this blog with 52 goals to kick off a year of continuous learning and enrichment, beginning on June 6, 2011.

2. Milk a goat or cow
3. Learn how to make soap
4. Learn how to make cheese 3/10/12
6. Run a 5k
7. Learn to play 3 singable songs well on an acoustic guitar.
9. Complete a beginners language course 11/17/11
10. Learn to sail
11. Volunteer for at least one Bangor committee
12. Learn to waltz
13. Join a CSA  3/11/12
16. Learn the geographical location and capitals of all the countries in the world
17. Volunteer for a day at a food pantry
18. Learn to dehydrate and store my own food 10/15/11
19. Learn how to make and can mom's mustard pickles
20. Become well-versed in the history of Bangor
21. Hike to Gulf Hagas
22. Photograph a sunset from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia 10/08/11
23. Sell my greeting cards in a local store
24. Learn how to make yogurt 2/7/12
25. Start a worm composting bin
26. Visit a local museum 6/16/11
28. Ride in a glider
29. Donate blood
30. Complete one knitting project
31. Take a skiing lesson
32. Write a children's book
33. Visit at least one new city
34. Take a cooking class
35. Cook 3 items from Julia Child's cookbook
36. Complete the knife skills lessons in my culinary textbook
37. Complete an 8 month emergency fund
38. Start a Roth IRA
39. Learn how to make corn and flour tortillas from scratch
40. Review all muscle and bone anatomy flashcards
41. Taste foie gras
42. Share a meal with at least one new, interesting person
44. Learn how to decorate a cake
45. Learn how to properly tie a necktie
46. Make a piece of jewelry
47. Bake a lemon meringue pie
48. Learn how to make chocolate truffles
49. Taste truffle mushrooms and/or truffle oil
50. Eat duck October '11
51. Make an album of creative shots of every-day things
52. Learn to shoot a pistol 10/30/11

1 comment:

  1. OMG you're gonna LOVE truffle oil (I hope). I loathe mushrooms, but I love truffle oil. Never had the actual truffle mushroom though. Also, I recently had foie gras for the first time at a cocktail party (I didn't know what it was) and it was really good. For some reason I equate it with pâté which I can't stand. You should come visit Philly - we could probably cross at least 2 things off your list while here.