Thursday, April 20, 2017

A lil' 101 in 1001 Update.

Just over a year ago (oh my, it's already been a year?!), I created a list of 101 things I wanted to try to accomplish in 1001 days. The list was full of lots of trivial things, some valuable things but mainly just some fun experiences and goals. I still have quite a bit of time left before my 1001 days are up but I thought I'd check in to see how I'm doing thus far.

Out of the 101 things on my list, I've completely crossed off 18, which means that I'm just under 20% done! Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. I'm also in the process of completing another 18 (many of the things on my list require me reading/watching/doing things more than once).

At this point right now, I would say the majority of my list is still very much attainable. There are some items on my list that I'm starting to question though, namely skydiving. Why I ever put skydiving on my list, I do not know. I must have been feeling very adventurous in that one very specific moment when I wrote skydiving down as number 97 on my list.

For a full breakdown of the list (and a few additional comments), keep scrolling. If you'd like to read my original 101 in 1001 post, you can do so here. And you can always find the continually updated version of the list at the top of my blog under '101 in 1001' page, next to the 'About' page.

Italicized items are in progress
Strikethrough items are completed 
  1. Read five biographies 
  2. Visit three national parks 
  3. Unplug completely for 24 hours once a month 
  4. Host a brunch
  5. Take a cooking class
  6. Visit a flea market
  7. Do at least 5 do-it-yourself projects 
  8. Write ten handwritten letters
  9. Visit five museums >>> Between my visits to Paris, London, and Philadelphia, I think I could cross this item off but I wasn't keeping track. And I want to visit some Houston and San Antonio museums before completely marking it off. 
  10. Read 40 books 
  11. Travel to five new places >>> I'm headed to Mexico City for the first time next week! 
  12. Leave a 100% tip
  13. Have a picnic at the park
  14. Attend 15 live music shows >>> My favorite concert thus far has probably been Jason Isbell; I was front row and the performance was incredible.
  15. Take a trip with my girlfriends 
  16. Cook 15 new meals 
  17. Find the perfect LBD
  18. Watch ten "classic" movies
  19. Attend a ballet performance
  20. Run a 5K 
  21. Vote in a presidential election >>> I'm #StillWithHer
  22. Interview my grandparents 
  23. Get lost in a new city
  24. Find the best BBQ in the great state of Texas
  25. Make my bed every day for six months 
  26. Go on a real vacation 
  27. Watch all of the Best Picture nominees from the Oscars 
  28. Brush up on the geography of the world 
  29. Go stargazing >>> Thank you West Texas skies
  30. Attend a professional sporting event 
  31. Learn to ski 
  32. Go hiking six times 
  33. Run a 10K
  34. Frame a wall-worthy map and start marking the places I've been >>> I am definitely doing this in my new apartment.
  35. Workout at least twice a week for six months 
  36. Take a trip alone >>> I sort of had a solo trip to Philadelphia for a few days but I was meeting a friend so I didn't think it was fair to count it. 
  37. Graduate college
  38. Learn to french braid my own hair 
  39. Take a trip with someone on a whim 
  40. Try five new restaurants in Austin
  41. Try five new restaurants in Houston 
  42. Take a self-defense class 
  43. Learn to meditate >>> I actually took a class on Mindfulness my last semester in college and we did short meditation practices at the beginning and end of every lecture. I definitely learned a lot but still need to apply it and practice it in my everyday life. 
  44. Do a 30-day ab challenge >>> Ugh...
  45. Wake up at 7am {or earlier} every day for a week 
  46. Go paddle boarding
  47. Step foot on the Four Corners 
  48. Go ziplining 
  49. Learn two new songs on the guitar
  50. Attend four plays or musicals 
  51. Learn how to do a proper push >>> Truly sad
  52. Adopt a puppy  >>> I might need to change this to 'Adopt a kitten'
  53. Watch the sunrise and sunset of the same day 
  54. Stop biting my nails >>> I have not even attempted to do this in the slightest and it's a problem 
  55. Get a big girl job >>> Ms. French, your 3rd-grade math teacher! 
  56. Go horseback riding 
  57. Take tennis lessons
  58. Keep my nails painted for at least three months in a row >>> I think I lasted a month on the first try? 
  59. Try a new cuisine
  60. Make homemade poptarts 
  61. Take at least three consecutive conscious breaths every day 
  62. Give up Netflix, Hulu and all other video streaming sites for three months >>> I should have been more realistic and said three weeks, not three months...
  63. Go on the Port of Houston Ship Channel tour 
  64. Go two-stepping
  65. Visit Marfa, Texas >>> If you ever go to Marfa, try Food Shark. It's delish!
  66. Attend three different UT sporting events 
  67. Go to the Texas State Fair
  68. Have a movie theater marathon 
  69. Donate blood again 
  70. Vote in a non-presidential election 
  71. Spend an afternoon at a botanical garden
  72. Change up my hair >>> I became a blonde for about eight months and loved it, though I wasn't too sad to see it go. 
  73. See a movie at a drive-in 
  74. Start a blog series
  75. Attend a live-taping of a television show 
  76. Do a 30-day squat challenge >>> ha ha ha haaaaa
  77. Get a massage 
  78. Go to a pumpkin patch >>> You can see the photos from this magical day here
  79. Volunteer more 
  80. Learn the basics of photoshop >>> I had Adobe for a while and still never learned. For shame. 
  81. Organize my photos >>> Desperately needs to happen
  82. Read the New York Times every day for three months 
  83. Watch 20 movies off my must-watch list
  84. Try a new food once a month for six months 
  85. Visit the Stockyards in Fort Worth
  86. Improve my posture
  87. Fast for a day 
  88. Develop a better skin care routine
  89. Float a river
  90. See Kacey Musgraves live >>> I saw her twice last year, met her once and am seeing her again this week! This was a much easier item to cross off my list than I ever expected it to be. 
  91. Visit the caverns in Texas
  92. Discover and listen to a new artist once a month 
  93. Attend a roller derby
  94. Learn to love my hair >>> I just got a haircut last week and I don't think I've ever loved my hair as much as I do right now. I might have to change this item to completed...
  95. Don't eat out for a week for three months
  96. Get an internship  >>> I loved my time interning at a nonprofit last semester in Austin.
  97. Go skydiving >>> again...WHY?
  98. Take a ballroom dance class 
  99. Go a week {or two} without sugar
  100. Start doing yoga
  101. Inspire someone else to make their own list 
Start Date: March 8, 2016
End Date: December 4, 2018

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