Sunday, December 16, 2012

It was my birthday - 24 things before my 24th birthday

I know I didn't manage to finish my list or even being close to finish it but I feel like I have accomplished a lot this year! All in all this was a great year and I had some great experiences! 

Green means I managed to do it completely.
Orange means I did some of it 
Red means I didn't do it

1. Change schools
I actually managed to do this! I started my new school in September and I just love it. 

2. Learn how to write in Arabic
When I was picking what classes I should take I chose to start studying Arabic! I have now finished 1  semester of Arabic classes and I can really say that it is amazing learning a new alphabet and with that such a different language! 

3. Learn better French (I am on level B1 now)
Since many of my classes are in French and I have school books that are in French I do feel a bit more confident with my French, I do understand what the teachers are talking about and I am getting a better grip on understanding daily chitchat. I even talk to  some classmates in French! That is a big up for me since I am super shy about talking in French. 

4. Start a Handmade Shop
This one is orange because I am almost there! I plan on opening the shop in the end of January! 

5. Knit a sweater
This one was one of the first one that I accomplished. It doesn't really fit so I might actually take it apart and make something else from the yarn.

6. Find an apartment
Mr. Handsome and I moved into a new apartment in February.

7. Grow some herbs
This actually happened and they survived for a while, we have a half dead basil plant still around that might survive the year. 

8. Take 52 outfit pictures
I did take 3 outfit pictures, they can be seen here. I really liked taking outfit pictures and I do plan on starting that again! 

9. Lose 10 kg (22 lbs)
My goal weight was 67.5 kg ( 148.8 lbs), I started weighing 77.5 kg (170.9 lbs) right now I am bouncing between 74-75 kg (163 - 165.3 lbs). So, in total I have managed lose about 2.5 kg. I know it isn't a lot but it is super hard for me to lose any weight so I am quite proud that I didn't gain any weight this year. I plan on going on with a healthier lifestyle and hopefully one day I will manage to be in the right weight for my height.

10. Cook 52 different recipes 
I did try new things, and next year I will post some of the recipes that I have been developing!  Some can be read here.

 11. Knit 52 different things
I don't think I have made 52 things but I believe it is in the double numbers. I can't wait to show what I have made when I open my shop!

12. Needlepoint 12 different things
I didn't really start this one, I looked at different things and did some practices but I didn't really make anything.

13. Sew 52 different things
I did do some sewing but nothing really that I would count as one of the 52 things. 

14. Write a short story
I did write couple of drafts of a story but like always I didn't finish them. 

15. Stop eating milk products
I decided to stop even trying to do this, I love cheese and other dairy products. 

16. Set up a workplace for me
This is orange because while I don't have a specific workplace for me (the apartment is way to small for it) I do have a specific place for my yarn and fabric. 

17. Take 52 make-up pictures 
I did manage to do quite a lot of these! I really enjoy writing about my make-up! 

18. Get a bike
I decided that biking in Geneva is just way to dangerous! 

19. Visit the East-Cost of the USA
This didn't happen, but I went and visited South of France, Copenhagen and some other places.  

20. Save some money (around 2600 chf)
I am on the right path with this matter.

21. Have 400 twitter followers - follow me here  
Today I have 142 follower! Yay! 

22. Turn this blog into a webpage
I didn't even start this. 

23. Stop using shampoo and conditioner
I started this on my birthday last year and I haven't turned back. I love it, at the moment I am only washing my hair with water and it is amazing! 

24. Grow a lemon grass plant. 
I am super proud of my amazing lemon grass plant! I love brewing myself a tea from the fresh leaves! 

As I said before I am really happy with my year! I've started to plan my 25 things before my 25th list and I hope I can write about it next week! 



  1. Good to see the progress you have made! You did well :) xx

    1. Thanks :) I really like making lists and see the progress!


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