A friend of mine posted on Instagram that she was doing 37 by 37. Instead of doing resolutions for 2016, she decided to set intentions. I thought this was a great idea but I struggled with the thought of coming up with 37 things.
For two days I kept a list on my iPhone. Things I wanted to do, things I wanted to try, things I wanted to change. And I only had 17. How was this possible?? I commented on her post that I was finding this is be quite daunting. I knew there had to be more but what were they? She told me it was not designed to be daunting, but things that will bring satisfaction.
So I took this thought and sat down and pondered my life. All aspects of my life and I took a long hard look at who I was, where I had come from and where I wanted to go.
I made several lists and crossed lots off before settling on my 37 by 37. I am hopeful that I can complete all these tasks and even if not successfully at least try.
I hope to blog about these throughout the year with it concluding on September 2nd which as you have probably guessed is my 37th birthday.
What are my intentions? I won't list them all, but here are a few:
1. Run 1000 miles
2. Drink more water
3. Don't sweat the small stuff
4. Commit to at least 3 blog posts per week
5. Try one thing from pinterest that I pin each month
6. Perfect banana bread
7. Read at least one book a month
8. Go backpacking
9. Be kind to myself
There is a snippet of things I would like to do before my birthday. Some seem silly I am sure, but I kid you not, I cannot for the life of me bake a banana bread that is actually edible or looks like the ones Greg makes or my mom made growing up. I just cannot.
I have days where I drink my body weight in water and then days where I drink none. I have no in-between. It's all in or all out. I need to fix this.
This is a really cool idea and I am glad Sarah shared this with me. I received a beautiful notebook from my friend Danielle for Christmas and it is perfect for journaling this journey of 37 before 37.