22 Before 22 Challenge Update // Dream List

Well, I’m almost out of time for my 22 before 22 challenge, so I thought I’d give y’all an update. Here are my results from last year (2013): 
{Beginning 1-23-13, Ending 9-29-13 = 279 Days} YES = 13 NO = 8
My results from this year (2014) are (with 277 days to work on them): YES = 16 and NO = 6 

So, I did better than last year, but still not as good as I had wanted to. This year, I plan on coming up with my 23 before 23 challenge ideas way earlier in the year so I can have a full year to work on them!

1. Write and send 22 snail-mail letters – YES (Plus many, many more…)

2. Go for 22 days (not in a row) without Internet – YES (One day every week)

3. Go for 22 days (not in a row) without computer – YES (One day every week)

4. Read 22 non-fiction books – YES (24 in all) 

5. Read 22 fiction books – YES (43 in all)

6. Write 22 thousand words in my journal – YES (plus a lot more) 

7. Memorize 22 (Bible) verses {Just finishing up some reviewing…}
8. Move to our new house – YES

9. Go to Florida – YES

10. Go to Europe – YES 

11. Go for 22 days in a row without sugar – YES

12. Host a writing contest on Noveltea – YES

13. Do a guest post or be interviewed on other blogs or host a guest poster or interview on my blog 22 times – NO (Actually, I lost track, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t)

14. Track all the money I spend for 22 days – NO

15. Do the 100/100 challenge with Limes – YES (Still going strong!) 
16. Write the continuing Limes story on Noveltea – at least 500 words a segment – YES
17. Get my drivers license – NO

18. Do my idea with the jar and marbles/beads, etc… – NO

19. Get WDG totally edited – NO

20. Write the first draft for my AK’s book – YES (Almost ready for the proof copy!)

21. Get my second Creation Quest book totally ready for publication – NO

22. Write ten book reports/reviews – YES (At least 11) 

Since we’re on the subject of lists, I thought I’d give y’all an update with some of the things I’ve completed in the last several months from my dream list

Randomly jump into a pond/lake 

Be a maid of honor 

Have a pet rabbit 

Go caving again 

Spend the night in a cave 

Talk in an accent around complete strangers 

Go to Europe {April 25th, 2014 through May 23rd 2014}

Go to Asia {March 15th, 2014 through April 15th, 2014}

Go to England 

Go to Holland and see The Beje (the house where Corrie ten Boom lived)

What about you? Do you have a dream list or birthday challenge for yourself? I’d be delighted to hear about some of the things you have on your list and/or a link to it! 

7 thoughts on “22 Before 22 Challenge Update // Dream List

  1. Carissa says:

    You're so inspiring! 🙂 It's funny you had the 22 days without sugar thing…I'm going a “sugarless September” just because I wanted to. 🙂 So may I ask why you don't have your license yet? Just curious 🙂 Good for you on writing so much in your journal, too….I'm way behind in mine! :/



  2. Cait says:

    I used to do a 20-Things-Before-I'm-20 challenge, but I was entirely unmotivated this year and never made a list. I know! I DIDN'T MAKE A LIST. It was a very sad and unusual thing for me. 😉 I plan to do one next year, though, it'll be 22 Things. Eeeh. Scary. lol You've accomplished some awesome things though, so go you! I've been sugar (basically) free for 4 months. *sigh* And grain free and mostly dairy free. -_- I have an interesting family who enjoy interesting diets. BUT ANYWAY! Congrats on doing well with your writing too! I have been so slack lately. I really ought to edit something, actually. XD


  3. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Sugarless September? Nice! That's good for the self-control. 🙂 Not having a license yet? For a long time it was because I was sick and I've never really wanted to drive. Now it's just lack of time to get enough practice in. Plus, I can walk to my job and I don't really have the need to drive anywhere, so it's not as high on my priority list as some people's. Thanks for asking!


  4. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Did I just read that right? Cait actually didn't make a list? Shocking! 22 Things… Yes, sounds like you're right behind me. 😉 And, hopefully with starting out sooner this year I'll get all my 23 things accomplished. I am fine with only getting some done, though, because these are challenges, not goals.
    Your family sounds a lot like my family with eating. Generally we're pretty healthy. A lot of the time we eat paleo, if you know what that is. Last year I didn't eat sugar at all, and this year I'm only having it every once in a while. It's actually pretty fun to be more controlled with what you eat because it gives you the feeling of accomplishing something.
    And yes, I have one book I need to re-write, one book I need to edit, one book I need to write, and one book I am working on writing. Plus, of course, those sneaky little ideas that keep popping up and begging me to spend time with them. Thankfully, I've been resisting. Oh yes, and I have a book that's going to be released in the spring and I actually have another book I want to self-publish that I'm almost done formatting. So, sadly, I'm not feeling very caught up… :-0


  5. Verna Fisher says:

    You are one of the most inspiring people I know! (I didn't say that just to make you feel good. I mean it.) I'm not a goal person. But since I've been reading your blog I decided I want to work on that:) So I decided to do a 17-b4-17 birthday challenge. I have a little over half a year to work on it yet, and I am pretty determined to get it completed!


  6. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Thank you so much, Verna for your sweet words. I find that so encouraging! 17 before 17? So cool! I would be delighted to hear some of the things on your list, but if you don't feel like sharing them in public, I totally understand. 🙂


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