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Health and Fitness
1. Do the Oxfam trailwalker/Wild Endurance/Coastrek/ some other hike {Completed the Lighthouse to Skillion walk}
2. Keep a gratitude journal for a year
3. Maintain healthy weight
4. Get better at mindfulness and self-compassion
5. Go sugar-free for a month {Done in July 2014}
6. Cook 6 new healthy recipes a year 

7. Get regraded as a clinical psychologist/senior psychologist
8. Present at a conference
9. Complete a course in freelance writing {Done through the AWC}
10. Do some freelance writing
11. Re-design the blog {Done. Redesigned and re-branded}

12. Go bungee jumping/paragliding/skydiving {Went tandem paragliding on 29th December 2017)
13. Submit a story or poem for a competition {Done. And surprisingly won second prize too!}
14. Get a tattoo {Done: Read about it here}
15. Live by myself
16. Paint my unit (not going to happen but I did change the carpet)
17. Finish writing a novel
18. Streak/colour my hair for the very first time
19. Go alcohol-free for a month {Done in Feb 2015}
20. Finish all the books on my bookshelf {32/90}

21. Go on an overseas holiday by myself {Done. San Francisco was by myself}
22. Visit Western Australia/Northern Territory/South Australia
23. Visit Tasmania {Done. Read about it here and here}
24. Go on one domestic holiday a year (4/5)
25. Visit two new places overseas {Done. Visited San Francisco, NYC, Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver}

26. Pay off $100,000 of my mortgage
27. Buy an investment property
28. Pay back mum and dad at least a quarter of the loan
29. Have 5,000 in savings
30. Pay off my credit cards and get rid of them

31. Host a dinner party for more than 6 people {Done. Read about it here}
32. Give a stranger a compliment
33. Go to a concert on my own
34. Go to the movies by myself
35. Talk or smile to a guy I don’t know but find cute


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    January 17, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Volunteer tutoring for refugee girls once a month if you are still into that.

    Paint make something creative

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      Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      January 17, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Those are good ones Fatima! The groups of friends that threw me my surprise party are going to come up with one apparently…I’ll give them these thoughts too. 🙂

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    January 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    That’s such a nice list. I should do something like this too.. this gives immense motivation! 🙂 all the best for accomplishing these ! 🙂
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      Psych Babbler
      January 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

      Do share if you decide to make a list too. I try though to not put pressure on myself if I don’t get some of them done. It’s just a way to do things if I can… 🙂
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    January 17, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    What a great list!! Look forward to seeing how you go! Best of luck!!
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      Psych Babbler
      January 19, 2014 at 8:24 am

      Thanks Zita…I’ll definitely keep updating it here! 🙂

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    January 18, 2014 at 1:17 am

    #20 – good luck. if you are like me and keep buying books even though there are unread ones lying on shelf, then you’ll never get done 😛

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      Psych Babbler
      January 19, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Haha…thanks T! At first I was thinking of wording it as not buying a book till I finish the ones on the shelf…but doubt I could last that long! I am however going to count my unread books and write down the number here so that I am aware of my target than just have it pretty random! 😛

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    Avada Kedavra
    January 18, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Agree with Titaxy. I am sure I wont be able to complete #20 ever. Loved your health and fitness section the most.

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    Jaz @ Red Dolls
    January 27, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Love it! I may have to do the same, its nice to have some focus – good luck reaching your goals 🙂
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    April 4, 2014 at 11:53 am

    So much better than a (groan) “bucket list”. I can’t even believe I typed that phrase, I detest it so much! Great, great idea 35 by 35!! And all of them are very well thought out, besides. Sounds like you’re going to have a lot of fun!
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    April 12, 2014 at 5:49 am

    LOVE your here. Perhaps I should start one … mine would be 60 x 60. Hmmm … I’d better get on that!!


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    August 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Great list and I would want to edit mine now. Missed out few points, esp Streak/colour my hair 😛 😛

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    April 7, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    All the best and this sounds super interesting! 🙂
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    February 11, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    What a nice idea to make a list like that! I’m not sure I would be able but i should try! But I’m already more than 35!!! too late! what a shame!!! haha
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    July 11, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Wow! That’s quite a list. My kids are performing in a show this week and right now I’m struggling with all costume items, black/white socks, flesh coloured undies x 2 and meal times. The idea of hibernating really appeals at the moment.
    That said, a bit of goal setting wouldn’t go astray.
    Hope you’re having a good week.
    xx Rowena
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    September 14, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Well you have to come to Western Australia as it is a beautiful place!

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    Reema Sahay
    December 25, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Oh! what a lovely, sunny place this is. Absolutely love this, and you are inspiring me to do so much better. And I can see you have more than completed your reading goals. I read just 12 books 🙁
    I am going to add this blog to my reader for sure 🙂 And by the way, I have a new place too.
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