Monday, March 1, 2010

20 + 10 in 2010

Blog Status: Ella is thankful for all your words of encouragement and is feeling more determined then ever to achieve her goals

I've seen similar lists on some of my favourite Blogs and I think it's a great idea. This is a compiled list of 20 +10 (in other words 30) things I would like to accomplish in 2010. My original idea was 210 things in 2010 - but I had enough problems coming up with 30. Every now and then I'll do an update to this list and broadcast how the mission is going. I encourage all of you to make a list like this, even if you don't intend to follow through on a single one. Simply the experience of listing all of these was very inspiring

This list is in no particular order.

1. Learn to like Tea
2. Read a classic novel from cover to cover (suggestions are welcome!)
3. See a new place ** Completed on Feb 5 - Detroit, Michigan
4. Read a book in French (even if it's a children's book)
5. Meet a new friend
6. Eat Vegetarian for a whole week
7. Eat Vegan for a day
8 Get 100 Bloggy Followers
9. See Cirque du Soleil ** Completed on Feb 6
10. Finish a scrapbook
11. Re-kindle a friendship with an old friend
12. Cook a meal from scratch ** Completed Jan 23
13. Bake a pie
14. Bake something new
15. Go strawberry picking
16. Go on a roadtrip ** Completed Feb 5-7 (Detroit, Michigan)
17. Colour my hair
18. Learn to feel comfortable in heels
19. Clean out my closet ** Completed Jan 30
20. Write a letter (not E-mail)
21. Visit a museum
22. Learn to drive standard
23. Learn more about cars
24. Dip my toes in an Ocean
25. Paint a painting
26. Learn how to do the "smokey eye" look (without looking like a raccoon)
27. Build a piece of furniture ** Completed Feb 28
28. Go ice skating
29. Get back into dancing, maybe take a class somewhere
30. Learn to properly use my digital camera (all those funky settings) and take good quality photographs


  1. Fantastic! I love to-do lists! They give you something to look forward to.

    If you're going to read a novel (#2), I would suggest anything by Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice or Persuasion in particular. Also try North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Wuthering Heights by Emiliy Bronte.

    Good luck with your list!

  2. I love #26! lol i have the same problems :o) lol

  3. I just learned to love tea in the past year or so. Anything chai is wonderful, and I'm also a huge fan of the orange blossom green tea at Starbucks, and when at work, I drink Lipton Mandarin Orange Green tea. It's so good!

    As for books, I loved Great Expectations, Tale of Two Cities, and Oliver Twist by Dickens, and Of Mice and Men, Grapes of Wrath, and East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I think those two classic authors aren't too intimidating...good luck! I love your whole list!

  4. I never liked tea, but now I love chai!! Without milk though.. If you can get Twinings Indian Chai, that's pretty good.

    And you can write a letter to me ;)

    Good luck with the list!!

  5. Go with Oliver Twist, you won't regret it

  6. I love your list. I specifically agree with writing an actual letter. I miss my elementary and high school days when people exchange letters all the time. Gone are those days, given how accessible the Internet has become.

  7. the only way i learnt to drink tea was adding HEAPS of sugar. like 2 huge spoonfulls.... and i have slowly worked down from here.

    give it a go, if not maybe try flavored ones... maybe they will be a good start?

  8. Love # 2...i am currently reading Twilight, it's so addicting!

  9. I am excited for your 30 things! I'm looking forward to hearing about these accomplishments! :)