2016 Goals: Fifty Before I Turn Fifty



I’m putting together a goal list for 2016: 50 things before I turn 50. I only get one 50th year on the planet, I might as well fill it with small things that make me happy. I’m the sort of person who finds that making lists and checking things off really helps me stay focused, and sharing those achievements keep me motivated.

For most of you, it’s not your 50th year on the planet, but that’s no reason not to make a goal list for the year if you’d like! And if you’d like to join me, and maybe share your progress, I would be thrilled. When we all support each other, everything is so much easier and much, much more fun.

I’ll be posting things with the tags #2016goalchallenge and #50before50. Look for those posts on my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts!

Listed in no particular order of importance or size, split up by category.  There are a couple of placeholders but I’ll fill those in very soon!



  • Hang the art I have collected on the walls
  • Grow a veg in the garden that I've never grown 31/12/2017
  • Start a guerrilla garden
  • Launch a model rocket
  • Fly a kite
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Health & Self Care

  • Get a new tattoo
  • Do a pull up
  • Daily selfcare selfie 13/12/2016
  • Weekly hike/walk 13/12/2016
  • Get and use a standing desk
  • Get a massage
  • Take a barre class
  • Start with regular yoga again


  • A trip to a beach
  • Try 5 new fruits or veggies 13/12/2016
  • Hike a new intermediate trail 13/12/2016
  • Visit a new city
  • Trip to NYC
  • See some old friends [outside of fiber events] 13/12/2016
  • Try a fancy restaurant that I've never been to
  • Rhinebeck. 'Nuff said.
  • See a band play live 13/12/2016
  • Go to an art show 13/12/2016
  • Go on a picnic 13/12/2016
  • Find 5 new magical places


  • Take a class in an art or craft I've never tried
  • Make or participate in another yarnbomb installation
  • Take a photo every day 13/12/2016
  • Start working on the sculptural art you've been dreaming about
  • Write a new class to teach 31/12/2017
  • Write and record 5 songs
  • Write every day 13/12/2016
  • Write one letter a month
  • Monthly video blog posts
  • Make one thing a month that is NOT for sale 13/12/2016
  • Weave a garment
  • Start a drawing journal 13/12/2016
  • Write and publish a short story [even if it's self-publish]
  • Be in an art show
  • Start blogging mix tapes again
  • Learn how to make cheese
  • Play music with someone


  • Go through my storage and donate what I can 31/12/2017
  • Reorganize studio space
  • Set up table for recording videos
  • Give away all unwanted clothes 31/12/2017
  • Streamline my wardrobe 13/12/2016
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