I think I should start posting my list of Ten Things to do before graduation, and Ten Things to do after. If I don't post them now, graduation will come and go! Still, I've only been fleshing out a few ideas in my mind, so I'm thinking the list won't be complete after one sitting...no way at all.
UPDATE: Added a new list that is specific to my computing and completed all three lists. Still, now that I've started, I seem to be on a roll with my listing. I keep thinking of things to add. So, again, don't be surprised if you notice the list change over the next day or two.
10 Things to Do Before Graduation
- Pick up my class ring in Austin--DONE!
- Finish Rhonda's OIMS audit project
- Finish Javier's PM database project
- Make sure I have contact info for all my classmates--DONE!
- Post ice skating pix of my nephew and sis
- Buy 2 pairs of new shoes--DONE!
- Buy 2 new business wear outfits (if you know me, then you know I'm a jeans girl so this is a REALLY big item!)
- Buy nails (since I can't seem to grow them)--DONE!
- Cut and color so I'll look presentable
- Visit each of my daughters
10 Things to Do After Graduation
- Spend one whole day cleaning my apartment
- Movie marathon with my sweetie
- Take the grandkids fishing
- Visit my mom
- Start writing my book (nothing exciting...a book on Excel)
- Read 10 mysteries, spy novels, or even sappy romances...ANYTHING but business books!
- Hornet Flight by Ken Follett (excellent diversion!)
- St. Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters (16th century crime solving monk stories)
- Hooked by Matt Richtel (wickedly addictive thriller...wow!)
- The Company by Robert Littell (long, detailed novel of the CIA...really good)
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (complex mystery involving recluses, twins, and ghosts)
- No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (unusual, insightful story of a Botswana woman determined to follow her dream of running the first female-owned detective agency in the country)
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini(profound story of friendship, secrets, and betrayal, a story almost too sad to listen to, but one that also cannot be ignored; I'll have to switch to something lighthearted for my next book!)
- Create 3 paneled 24"x48" images to hang near my entry at the P.L. house
- Lose 50 pounds (could stand to lose 100, but know that 50 is doable)
- Complete my application process to Texas Tech (PhD program)
- Put together a team to discuss software creation business plan
Ten Things to Do With My Computer After Graduation
- Clean out my email inbox
- Finish my Creative Suite (Photoshop) training series
- Build a custom iGoogle theme
- Transfer one of my databases (Training Tracker?) to a VB application
- Watch 50 of my favorite podcasts (TWIT, Mr. Excel, Dog & Pony, etc.)
- Get active in Pownce
- Start working on my [inactive] Wordpress blog
- Design a new webpage
- Document all my database designs and details
- Design a webpage to support my new [Excel] book
- [Oops!] Buy a DivX Connected device and set up my home system to use it
P.S. Don't be surprised if you see the lists change as I think of more important items that move up to the Top Ten ranking.