Tuesday, January 17, 2012

#66 Send 10 Postcards via Postcrossing.com

Doing this challenge really opens me up to a world of different websites that I have never heard of. Last week, I did #99 and wrote a letter to myself. This week, I write about sending postcards to strangers all over the world via postcrossing.com

What's this all about? 

You sign up to send postcards to strangers and also receive cards yourself - although you can request to exchange with the people you send to, it is not required. I have not received all 10 of my cards back yet (to make it fair, you don't get another one sent to you until one that you sent has been registered), but I have sent mine. Initially I said I would send 10 and then I could cross it off of my list, but this is pretty cool! I think I will send more to see who else I will receive cards from. Initially, I had no idea where to even get postcards anymore and I scored some from Etsy - but I recently saw some in one of those shops in the mall. Now that I know where to find some cards, I will definitely be sending more. 

Have you postcrossed?

#66. Done. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

#99 Write a Letter to Myself via Futureme.org

This is so spooky, but very cool at the same time. I just wrote a letter to myself...in the future. Okay. So how does this work? Hop on over to www.futureme.org to write a letter to yourself. You can pick any date - next week, next month, anytime within the next 50 years. Now don't be silly, if you are 60 years old, clearly do not pick the 50 year option. 

For my first Future Me letter, I chose a 3 year time frame. There is a lot of stuff going on right now, and I want to see how it all unfolds. Here's the lowdown of the letter I wrote - to be delivered January 12, 2015.

"Dear FutureMe,

Wow, there is quite a lot going on right now. The new year of 2012 just began and personally, I am working to really do something with my blogging/website career. I just got offered to be featured in a digital Atlanta magazine as an up and coming blogger. I am about to finish an e-book, write an e-course, start a video learning series and also launch a new healthy eating website. If all goes well, I will also launch a San Francisco city eats website. 
San Francisco? Oh yeah, about that. I am not sure that is going to happen, but wouldn't that be a riot? Such a foodie town, it is perfect for me if I want to take my career in that direction. Jonathan is struggling with going out there for not the right amount of money, and who could blame him? Don't want to end up like the "starving actors" in California. If we go, we have to be happy too. 
I am about to turn 32...whoa! With only one child, I really would like another - sooner rather than later, please. ;) By the time (I) you read this three years from now, maybe there will be a 2 year old running around alongside Reagan. She'll be almost 8 by then. 8? Really? That is tough to say. Well, as of right now, we are on the right track. Looking to pay off student loans, getting out of this house in Mableton, and looking forward to what 2012 will bring. Can't wait to go back and read this letter to see where I am three years from now. 

Until then,
So that's it. This will be interesting. Have you written a future me letter? 

#99. Done. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

December Wrap-up and On To January

Since we last met, I:
Continuing on with my "Drink List", this month I tried:
Caramel Macchiato and Iced Caramel Macchiato: Both so very good - my problem is that the caramel all hangs out at the bottom! But, I did add a few Splendas and it was delish!  3 Stars
Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino: I love all things frappuccino. Ironically, I am not a fan of the hot drink, but this was outstanding! 3 Stars
I also repeated a few favorites :)

My goals for January: 

  • #66 Send 10 Postcards via Postcrossing.com
  • #79 Read 2 Political books
  • #98 Answer the "50 Questions that will free your mind"
  • Start my 365 photo challenge
  • Continue to read the Bible
  • Continue with my drink list

Thanks for following along!