33 Before 33

33 Before 33

The latest rendition of my annual goals list, to be accomplished before my next birthday (October 23, 2017).

  1. Finish the restructuring of my design site.
  2. Finish designing a calendar, and publish it.
  3. Submit a book cover design to Recovering the Classics.
  4. Bond with my new nephew.
  5. Make 6 quality connections from conferences in the next year.
  6. Have a vacation or staycation with Ian.
  7. Get new flooring in the kitchen.
  8. Revive the Dragonflight Dreams shop.
  9. Go on a picture-taking walk once a month.
  10. Try 1 new restaurant each month.
  11. Read 4 business books.
  12. Launch a new series about menu design over on my design blog.
  13. Gain 12 new design clients (1/month).
  14. Purge my clothes closet.
  15. Purge my office/crafting closet.
  16. Land book cover work with a publisher.
  17. Learn how to do baby-related things.
  18. Get pregnant..
  19. Do 1 freezer prep session every month or 2 months.
  20. Get a water softener installed.
  21. Repair the flower bed wall and trim our jasmine vines.
  22. Stay consistent with working out– (2x or 3x per week).
  23. Indulge in a mega pampering session: massage, facial, mani-pedi.
  24. Get through my NetGalley backlog.
  25. Explore how I can use my Silhouette machine for the shop.
  26. Set up two lady coffee events per month – one more business-oriented, one more chill.
  27. Figure out a newsletter plan for design biz.
  28. Go to 4 AIGA events.
  29. Open a retirement account.
  30. Be more consistent on Instagram – 1x per week.
  31. Practice hand lettering/brush lettering.
  32. Finish a Skillshare course.
  33. Hand make Valentines cards for 2017.


Hi, I’m Amanda!

I’m a self-employed graphic designer by day, and a crafty hungry bookworm by night. Dragonflight Dreams is where I write about books, recipes, internet goodies, life things, crafty projects, Austin happenings, and more.

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