12 month update: 465 of 465 all done!

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After 12 months of pursuing my Chapter 30 goals, challenging myself, planning my weeks, getting my community involved and sticking with it regardless of what came up in my life……I’m all done!

All 465 goals/challenges are completed. I definitely need to shout out to my wonderful family and friends (notably Jackson, Team Awesome, Fiona, Katie, Peggy, my parents among so many others) who constantly brought excitement, ideas and support to this lifestyle project.

See below my final month’s highlights and tally. Still to come on this blog, I’ll share what I learned from this process and my highlights for the year. Stay tuned!

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Highlights:

Embarking on road trip around USA

Memorizing African map

Finishing a year of studying French daily

Party trick with cups

Sunrise in Georgia

 

My progress:

Practice/study 1 language everyday (French)

Take 2 courses

Give up 3 things

Visit 4 new places

Undertake 5 feats of the mind

Try 6 new physical experiences

Take on 7 acts of self-expression

Do 8 outdoor excursions

Sing in public 9 times

Experience 10 sunrises

Experience 11 sunsets

Learn 12 party tricks

Have 13 people in my life take on challenges

Take part in 14 celebrations

Visit 15 museums

Engage in 16 acts of pure joy

Learn 17 chords on guitar

Connect with 18 new people

Take on 19 acts of gratitude

Try 20 new foods

Run 21 kilometers

Do 22 acts of kindness to others

Try 23 new recipes

Take 24 naps

Learn a phrase in 25 languages

Have tea with friends 26 times

Try 27 new restaurants

Read 28 books

Watch 29 films

Go vegan for 30 days

 

I’ve completed 25 challenges in the final month for a total of 465/465 in 12 months. 0 left undone.

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11 months into Chapter 30 challenge…440 completed and 25 to go

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Here’s my status report for October/November (11 month report)

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Highlights:

Sunrise in Maseru, Lesotho (southern Africa)

Providing governance training program

Music New Brunswick Festival

Natural History Museum in London, UK

Lebanese cooking lessons

“Not that kind of girl” book by Lena Dunham

My progress:

Study 1 language everyday: 0/1 (French in progress…test says I can understand 49% of all written French)

Take 2 courses: 2/2

Give up 3 things: 3/3

Visit 4 new places: 4/4

Undertake 5 feats of the mind: 4/5

Try 6 new physical experiences: 6/6

Take on 7 acts of self-expression: 6/7

Do 8 outdoor excursions: 8/8

Sing in public 9 times: 9/9

Experience 10 sunrises: 9/10

Experience 11 sunsets: 11/11

Learn 12 party tricks: 9/12

Have 13 people in my life take on challenges: 12/13

Take part in 14 celebrations: 14/14

Visit 15 museums: 15/15

Engage in 16 acts of pure joy: 16/16

Learn 17 chords on guitar: 3/17 (I thought this would be an easy one but now I’ve gotta get down to it. Since we’ll be in a van  road-tripping around the US for the final month of my Chapter 30 year, playing a guitar daily just feels right….like I’m touring.)

Connect with 18 new people: 18/18

Take on 19 acts of gratitude: 19/19

Try 20 new foods: 20/20

Run 21 kilometers: 21/21

Do 22 acts of kindness to others: 22/22

Try 23 new recipes: 23/23

Take 24 naps: 24/24

Learn a phrase in 25 languages: 22/25

Have tea with friends 26 times: 26/26

Try 27 new restaurants: 27/27

Read 28 books: 28/28

Watch 29 films: 29/29

Go vegan for 30 days: 30/30

I’ve done 27 challenges this month for a total of 440/465 in 11 months. 25 to go…that’s almost one per day before I turn 31.

10 months into Chapter 30 Challenge…52 to go

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Here’s my status report for September/October (10 month report)

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Highlights:

Retiring

Karaoke bash in Ottawa

Coastal hike in Nova Scotia

Sunset BBQ in NB

Sunrise meditation by the Atlantic Ocean

My progress:

Study 1 language everyday: 0/1 (in progress)

Take 2 courses: 0/2

Give up 3 things: 3/3

Visit 4 new places: 4/4

Undertake 5 feats of the mind: 4/5

Try 6 new physical experiences: 6/6

Take on 7 acts of self-expression: 4/7

Do 8 outdoor excursions: 8/8

Sing in public 9 times: 8/9

Experience 10 sunrises: 7/10

Experience 11 sunsets: 11/11

Learn 12 party tricks: 6/12

Have 13 people in my life take on challenges: 10/13

Take part in 14 celebrations: 14/14

Visit 15 museums: 14/15

Engage in 16 acts of pure joy: 14/16

Learn 17 chords on guitar: 3/17

Connect with 18 new people: 18/18

Take on 19 acts of gratitude: 19/19

Try 20 new foods: 19/20

Run 21 kilometers: 21/21

Do 22 acts of kindness to others: 21/22

Try 23 new recipes: 23/23

Take 24 naps: 24/24

Learn a phrase in 25 languages: 16/25

Have tea with friends 26 times: 25/26

Try 27 new restaurants: 27/27

Read 28 books: 25/28

Watch 29 films: 29/29

Go vegan for 30 days: 30/30

I’ve done 22 challenges this month for a total of 413/465 in 10 months. 52 to go…that’s an average of 26 per month for the remaining 2 months.

9 months of Chapter 30 Challenge complete…only 74 to go!!

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Here’s my status report for August/September (9 month report)

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Highlights:

Jackson graduating

High tea

Completing P90X3 workout program

 Giving a happiness workshop

Medieval Times

Bollywood dance class

Trail run in Gatineau Park

Troy and Sarah’s wedding retreat

Mike and Melissa’s country chic wedding

Canadian National Museum of History

My progress:

Study 1 language everyday: 0/1 (in progress…this used to be “become fluent in 1 language” and I decided to change it from an “output/achievement goal” to am “input goal” since I’ve been so consistent with it yet am still somewhat far from being fluent)

Take 2 courses: 0/2

Give up 3 things: 3/3

Visit 4 new places: 4/4

Undertake 5 feats of the mind: 3/5

Try 6 new physical experiences: 6/6

Take on 7 acts of self-expression: 3/7

Do 8 outdoor excursions: 7/8

Sing in public 9 times: 7/9

Experience 10 sunrises: 6/10

Experience 11 sunsets: 10/11

Learn 12 party tricks: 3/12

Have 13 people in my life take on challenges: 10/13

Take part in 14 celebrations: 14/14

Visit 15 museums: 14/15

Engage in 16 acts of pure joy: 13/16

Learn 17 chords on guitar: 3/17

Connect with 18 new people: 18/18

Take on 19 acts of gratitude: 18/19

Try 20 new foods: 19/20

Run 21 kilometers: 21/21

Do 22 acts of kindness to others: 19/22

Try 23 new recipes: 23/23

Take 24 naps: 24/24

Learn a phrase in 25 languages: 11/25

Have tea with friends 26 times: 23/26

Try 27 new restaurants: 27/27

Read 28 books: 24/28

Watch 29 films: 28/29

Go vegan for 30 days: 30/30

I’ve done 31 challenges this month for a total of 391/465 in 9 months. 74 to go…that’s an average of 25 per month for the remaining 3 months.

8 months into chapter 30 and 360 goals completed!

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Here’s my status report for July/August (8 months into my Chapter 30 challenge)

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Highlights:

Spa Day in Collingwood

Half marathon!

Vegan challenge

Canadian Positive Psychology Association Conference

Paddle boarding on Lake Ontario

Mastering vegan cheesecake recipe

Taste of the Danforth

Book: Think Like a Freak

Television Museum

Bata Shoe Museum

Visit to the National Gallery

 

My progress:

Become fluent in 1 language: 0/1 (in progress…my test said I understood 42% of all written French…that’s a good sign)

Take 2 courses: 0/2

Give up 3 things: 3/3

Visit 4 new places: 4/4

Undertake 5 feats of the mind: 3/5

Try 6 new physical experiences: 5/6

Take on 7 acts of self-expression: 2/7

Do 8 outdoor excursions: 6/8

Sing in public 9 times: 7/9

Experience 10 sunrises: 6/10

Experience 11 sunsets: 10/11

Learn 12 party tricks: 3/12

Have 13 people in my life take on challenges: 9/13

Take part in 14 celebrations: 12/14

Visit 15 museums: 12/15

Engage in 16 acts of pure joy: 12/16

Learn 17 chords on guitar: 3/17

Connect with 18 new people: 18/18

Take on 19 acts of gratitude: 17/19

Try 20 new foods: 19/20

Run 21 kilometers: 21/21 Done!

Do 22 acts of kindness to others: 18/22

Try 23 new recipes: 20/23

Take 24 naps: 24/24

Learn a phrase in 25 languages: 7/25

Have tea with friends 26 times: 22/26

Try 27 new restaurants: 25/27

Read 28 books: 20/28

Watch 29 films: 25/29

Go vegan for 30 days: 27/30

I’ve done 70 challenges this month alone (the vegan challenge and the 21km run really boosted my numbers) for a total of 360/465 in my first 8 months! 105 to go…that’s an average of 26 per month for the remaining 4 months.

7 months completed, fast approaching 300 goals completed

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Here’s my status report for June/July (7 months into my Chapter 30 challenge)….

Highlights of month 7

Dancing on the east coast

Countryside visit in Croatia

Picnic in Dublin

Canada Day

Selling the house

Paddle boarding in Austin

Oklahoma musical

Flotilla concert

(and much more so scroll through the blog!)

 

My new totals

Become fluent in 1 language: 0/1 (in progress…a little more each day)

Take 2 courses: 0/2

Give up 3 things: 3/3

Visit 4 new places: 4/4

Undertake 5 feats of the mind: 3/5

Try 6 new physical experiences: 5/6

Take on 7 acts of self-expression: 2/7

Do 8 outdoor excursions: 5/8

Sing in public 9 times: 7/9

Experience 10 sunrises: 6/10

Experience 11 sunsets: 10/11

Learn 12 party tricks: 3/12

Have 13 people in my life take on challenges: 8/13

Take part in 14 celebrations: 10/14

Visit 15 museums: 10/15

Engage in 16 acts of pure joy: 11/16

Learn 17 chords on guitar: 3/17

Connect with 18 new people: 18/18

Take on 19 acts of gratitude: 17/19

Try 20 new foods: 19/20

Run 21 kilometers: 0/21

Do 22 acts of kindness to others: 18/22

Try 23 new recipes: 8/23

Take 24 naps: 24/24

Learn a phrase in 25 languages: 6/25

Have tea with friends 26 times: 22/26

Try 27 new restaurants: 25/27

Read 28 books: 18/28

Watch 29 films: 25/29

Go vegan for 30 days: 0/30

I’ve done 34 challenges this month alone for a total of 290/465 in my first 7 months! 175 to go…that’s an average of 35 per month for the remaining 5 months. I’m looking forward to breaking the 300 mark.

Half of my 30th year and 256 goals completed (209 to go)

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Here’s my status report for May/June (6 months into my Chapter 30 challenge)….

Highlights of month 6

Zombie bachelorette party

Visit to Niagara Falls

Day at the vineyard

Evening of lobster, friends and a beautiful sunset

Crime wax museum 

Film “her”

Full day and a sunset in Ottawa

Book written by a teen with autism

Dinner out with Katie in Halifax

(and much more so scroll through!)

 

My new totals

Become fluent in 1 language (French): 0/1 (in progress)

Take 2 courses: 0/2

Give up 3 things: 3/3

Visit 4 new places: 4/4

Undertake 5 feats of the mind: 3/5

Try 6 new physical experiences: 5/6

Take on 7 acts of self-expression: 2/7

Do 8 outdoor excursions: 5/8

Sing in public 9 times: 7/9

Experience 10 sunrises: 4/10

Experience 11 sunsets: 6/11

Learn 12 party tricks: 2/12

Have 13 people in my life take on challenges: 8/13

Take part in 14 celebrations: 7/14

Visit 15 museums: 6/15

Engage in 16 acts of pure joy: 8/16

Learn 17 chords on guitar: 3/17

Connect with 18 new people: 18/18

Take on 19 acts of gratitude: 14/19

Try 20 new foods: 18/20

Run 21 kilometers: 0/21

Do 22 acts of kindness to others: 18/22

Try 23 new recipes: 8/23

Take 24 naps: 20/24

Learn a phrase in 25 languages: 3/25

Have tea with friends 26 times: 19/26

Try 27 new restaurants: 25/27

Read 28 books: 16/28

Watch 29 films: 24/29

Go vegan for 30 days: 0/30

I’ve done 256 in my first 6 months of a total of 465! 209 to go…that’s an average of 35 per month for the remaining 6 months.