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30 Before 30: Blog Categories

This is an update to my 30 before 30 goals. I have successfully gone through all 500+ entries on my blog and placed them in appropriate categories (I’m trying to keep it simple too). It was quite easily the simplest goal of the 30, so at least I have one item off the list.

Here are some things I learned while going through all these entries.

  1. From 2005 to 2003 I sound crazy, bizarre and can’t spell at all.
  2. Sometime after 2006 I seemed to gain a few more brain cells (a few).
  3. I seemed to have constant struggles with mental lows and highs.
  4. Sometimes my spelling is still pretty bad. :p
  5. I am not going to try and organise my tags, because they are just doing their own thing…

Now, just 29 more goals before I turn 30 on the 11th of March 2017.


Questions:

  1. When did you first start blogging?
  2. How far back do your blog entries go on your current blog?
  3. Have you changed since your first entries?

Kya

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30 before 30

Inspired by a post that Jem made on her blog, I decided that I would make a list of 30 things to do before I turn 30, which will be on the 11th of March 2017. My hope is that it will inspire me to do many of the things I want and have a realistic ‘deadline’ for them.


  1. Solid mental health plan
    Making sure I have a good mental health plan is important. If you struggle with mental illness you will understand how complicated it can be. Mental health plan can include, ‘feeling well’ having the right medication, good people to speak with if there is a problem, direction on how to get help and where to go if I need help.
  2. Plan a future
    See a future for myself and decide what I am going to do there. Maybe study, work on my business, work for someone else? Decide and move forward.
  3. Work or Study
    Once I have decided on my future plans, I should be working or studying towards some goals. I might update this once I know what I am doing, yay.
  4. Save don’t spend
    I need to take money a little more seriously and really save it. Rather than just spending on random things I don’t need.
  5. Write/Illustrate a children’s book
    I have wanted to do this for at least 15 years and haven’t yet. I need to write, illustrate and publish my own book for the kiddies.
  6. Pink Hair
    I must have pink hair again at least once before I turn 30. If I could have it consistently pink that would be awesome (but I don’t think the hair could handle the constant bleaching…. :( )
  7. Write a lost letter
    Write a letter to each person that I have lost and tell them everything I wanted to say since they have passed. This would be a really good healing experience, but I have been scared to do it.
  8. See Nicole & Claire
    If I do not see Nicole and Claire in person again before I am 30, I fail at life, forever.
  9. Curb domain addiction
    Only buy domains that I have an actual use for, and let go of ones I have never used…. YES.
  10. Stay vegetarian(ish)
    I have never really liked eating meat, and made the decision to stop eating it (besides fish). I hope that I will continue to do this, because personally it feels right.
  11. 10 photo shoots
    Take 10 photography shoots that each have 10 high quality images. These must all be planned, have a purpose and creative incentive. They can not be 10 random images of things I have brought.
  12. Write more often
    I used to write poetry and fiction a lot. I should do this as much as I can, say at the very very least once a week!
  13. Appreciate
    If I do not stop and appreciate what I have and who I have in my life then I am ignoring some really important parts of the whole big picture. Even though I may have some struggles, I still have to realise that I am lucky in many many ways and should see that and appreciate.
  14. Travel Overseas
    It can include via plane or boat, but must be another country. (Note to self, Tasmania is not another country, so when I go there, it doesn’t count)
  15. Travel to Tasmania
    Because it looks so amazing. But, it does not count as another country.
  16. Create art
    I have softly stepped into traditional art and I should expand on this and be fearless in my approach to creative expression though artistic mediums.
  17. Learn current web standards
    I am pretty much out of the loop with current web standards, so I need to relearn responsive design and everything to try and make some new designs.
  18. Make my own blog layout
    Once I have caught up on current web standards, I should then make my own layout/theme for my blog!
  19. Stop smoking
    Because this would be healthy.
  20. Volunteer
    I should volunteer my time for a charity that really needs it, and help them in any way they need. Preferably not just a one time thing!!
  21. 30 day creative challenge
    Create something significantly creative everyday for 30 days. For instance, a small little five minute vector does not count, it has to have had more effort put in or a forfeit.
  22. Create Stationery
    I have always wanted to make my own memo pads, journals, pens, stickers, cards and more and I should!
  23. Stop drinking soda/pop
    I know how bad this stuff is for me, yet I seem to have a big problem with letting it go. If I can, I know I will feel a lot better too.
  24. Fix blog categories
    Waaaah. Why did I have to put this here…
  25. Keep a journal/diary
    I am really good at starting diaries, but then failing to keep them. I know how important they are to express all the feels and also a clear record of emotions and events that pass. DOOO IIIITTT.
  26. Read
    I love to read and I should be continually doing this. Reading at least 20 books each year (hopefully more).
  27. Healthy Weight
    Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight would be fantastic and very important.
  28. Blog Matter
    Have Blog Matter running properly and able to connect bloggers to each other. It can happen.
  29. Drive more
    I am not a confident driver, so I am not going expect myself to have a full license by 30, but to have at least been trying to drive more often and become more familiar with it.
  30. Accept 30 is not the end of the world
    Because it isn’t!

There, that’s not so hard. What am I waiting for? :P

Kya

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Life and things

There have been a lot of things going on recently. Most of them have been ‘dsjdkhiuhasdajkh DOOM’ but there have also been a few good things too.

I have had ear trouble for the last five months. It started as an ear infection, then turned into something that the last four doctors don’t know what it is (yay). So I have to wait until November to see a specialist. At least twice a month if gets so much pressure/throbbing and builds up with fluid and really hurts. After a while it kind of leaks out. Ew.

My mum went on holiday for two weeks so I had some time to myself. I did miss her, so it was nice to see her when she got back.

My dear cat Tigger who was around 17 passed away. She got very ill and was at the vet for a week. It was first thought she had an infection, but it looks more likely it was some form of bowel cancer. The vet suggested we have her put down, but we couldn’t do it. I wish we had of done that now, because her death was very hard. :(

My dads bird Flapper (who was around 5) also passed away. I am not sure what happened, but he suddenly got very quiet. We brought him inside the day before he died, I checked on him a lot. But he passed away while I was not with him (I don’t like anything to be alone if it is going to pass) so that was sad.

I have made some progress on my ‘mental health battle’. I was able to speak with a health professional who actually listened and seemed to care. So I have a start, in hopefully a good direction.

Kate sent me some lovely gifts, a cute owl friend and a lovely candle that smells really nice. The card was also wonderful! (Image of these under the cut.) THANK YOU!

Continue reading…

Kya

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Ernie

For several months we have had a visitor. Sometimes the feline friend would be here one night and gone for several more. However in the last three months this visitor has really become apart of the family and now lets me cuddle, pet and pick him up. He does not get along so well with the other members of the family but I have a nice bond with him.

I introduce you to Ernie.

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It took me a while to get good photos of him, because he would usually visit after dark.

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Thankfully on one lucky day, I noticed him and he did not seem scared of my camera.

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So… that might mean I have 9 cats and 1 bird now… but I love them all.

Kya

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New Domain TLDs are here! :D

In case you didn’t know, this year has seen an exciting event take place in the online world. Many new domain extensions TLDs (top level domains) are becoming available for registration. Some of the already available for registration include; .gallery, .email, .photos, .directory, .photography and .graphics (with many many more).

We should all be rather familiar with .com, .net and .org but soon we might all be using .blog for our sites too. I think this is really exciting because with many more different types of TLDs being out there, it means that we can have greater sites build to specific interests. For instance, if you’re a photographer you might use a .photography, .photos or .gallery.

Even though there are many serious or ‘target specific’ TLDs (think .tattoo, .management) there are also many that you can have fun with and be creative with too (like .today, .voyage).

Maybe it’s just for the fact that I do have a domain problem and like looking at them…. >.<

So, what are my favorites so far, and what am I looking forward to most? This could change over time, but right now:

So far I like: .gallery the most
Looking forward to: .blog, .cloud, .dot (xD), .free, .host, .love, .mail (I like this better then .email) and .web

What about you? Are you into domains or considering any of the new ones? :)

I have also been updating my domain inspiration list with new ideas when I think of them.

Continue reading…

Kya

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A Smiggle Accident

It’s no secret that I have a weak spot for cute things. However, I also have another weakness, stationary. Pens, pencils, journals, notepads, stickers, all the things! Now, if you combine cute and stationary together it’s an epic fusion of awesome. Smiggle is a store that does combine these things (and rainbows, with the way they organise their store stock). So.. I might have accidentally wondered into a store recently and brought a few things… >.<

This post is kind of image heavy (but they are cute images) :D

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Kya

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27 Years Today

27 years ago today I was born. In those 27 years that I have been here, I have discovered interesting ways that humans; interact, love, care, hurt, cheat, lie and heal. I have seen life and I have seen death. I have witnessed the decay of people I love and also found an enduring love and honour of spirit. I have struggled with invisible demons and had support by those that offered only the most noble of shelter. I have fought and I have won, I have fought and I have lost, I have fought and keep fighting. I have grown and developed, discovered new paths and clung to dreams so closely forged within.

My hope is that there will be a future that I can be proud of, to have done the things I want and need too, to be and act as the person that I am and to continue to understand and cherish the relationships and people that travel along this life with me.

Kya

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Happy Australia Day from a Kangaroo friend

Happy Australia day to all Australians out there from me and my Kangaroo friend.

You may ask, why is there a Kangaroo in my yard eating bread? Well the story is that dad was feeding birds outside, and the Kangaroo kept looking at the bread. So dad threw him some and he loved it. That was a few days ago, and he would have a little bit each morning. But today was different. Dad gave him the little bit of bread, but the Kangaroo wanted a lot more. I went outside to look at him and he kept getting closer and closer. He then jumped away (and I felt slightly less nervous) but the next minute he comes around the corner on the veranda (so I ran inside). He has stayed around the house all day, keeps looking for us and comes closer when he hears my mums voice. We gave him some more bread, thinking that maybe he would have that and go away, it didn’t work. I don’t really want to give him anymore, because I want him to wonder off and eat, you know, Kangaroo food like grass. We nicknamed him Norman, but then that name somehow became Denis.


 

Kya