101 in 1001: Time For an Update!

Hello, hello! If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that I’m obsessed with making lists. Will I ever look at them again? Maybe. Will I ever finish everything I put on my to-do list? Probably not. But the act of sitting down and making a list – I can’t get enough. (I actually just finished making a list of things I want to do with my friend comes to visit in March!) So from time to time I like to check in on my BIGGEST ongoing list to see how I’m doing!

101 in 1001

Start date: March 29, 2015
End date: December 25, 2018

  1. Bake a delicious cake from scratch (chocolate cake with Bailey’s cream cheese frosting)
  2. Donate my hair to locks of love again (technically I donated it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, but same thing.)
  3. See all of the Texas State Fair
  4. Crochet a blanket for my friend’s new baby
  5. Open a seperate savings account for a house downpayment
  6. Take a trip to San Antonio
  7. Spend an afternoon reading at the park
  8. Finish my Lynda courses for FrameMaker and XML
  9. Make my bed every morning for 1 month
  10. See an awesome concert (Motion City Soundtrack 5/18/16, Turnpike Troubadours 6/2/16, Ben Rector 10/10/16, Relient K and Switchfoot 11/16/16)
  11. Attend some sort of “fest”
  12. Walk around White Rock Lake
  13. Pick a pumpkin and carve it
  14. Make a photo book for 2015
  15. Make a photo book for 2016
  16. Make a photo book for 2017
  17. Go to a trivia night (Disney Trivia 6/2/16)
  18. Take a day trip to a fun location (Waco, TX)
  19. Make my own bath bombs
  20. Take a trip with my mom
  21. Watch a new movie for every letter of the alphabet (A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z)
  22. Host a friendsgiving dinner
  23. Get involved with a ministry at church
  24. Floss every day for 1 month
  25. Get a matching set of luggage
  26. Walk 10,000 steps a day for 2 weeks straight
  27. Go to a game for a Dallas team (Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, etc.)
  28. Bring in baked goods for my coworkers
  29. Go kayaking on White Rock Lake
    lake 3
  30. Go glamping/camping with friends
  31. Do another Whole30
  32. Host a visitor in Dallas
  33. Go to a drive-in movie
  34. Take a trip with my sister
  35. Blog every day for a month
  36. Leave a 100% tip for great service
  37. Get a keratin treatment done on my hair
  38. Read the complete Chronicles of Narnia series
  39. Read the entire bible again
  40. Visit a new museum in Dallas (Perot Museum, 6/24/16)
  41. Make a pie from scratch
  42. Host a holiday party
  43. Finish decorating my bedroom
  44. Read an entire book in one day
  45. Celebrate my 30th birthday
  46. Give up coffee for 1 month
  47. Try 25 new restaurants in DFW (1. Neighborhood Services, 2. TNT, 3. Dream Cafe, 4. HG Sply Co., 5. La Comida, 6. Fajita Pete’s, 7. Bonnie Ruth’s)
  48. Volunteer 50 hours for a good cause
  49. Try making 3 new ice cream recipes (1. Lemonade ice cream)
  50. Ride the bus to work for 1 month
  51. Don’t hit snooze for a week
  52. Try a new fitness class
  53. Have dinner on a rooftop
  54. See the Springfield Cardinals play in Frisco (6/3/16)
  55. Unplug completely for 24 hours
  56. Go to an amusement park
  57. Sew a skirt and wear it in public and not die of embarrassment
  58. Have a game night with friends
  59. Take a crafting class (hand embroidery via Brit+Co)
  60. Go on a picnic
  61. Send a “just for fun” package to my nephews
  62. Make a t-shirt quilt from college shirts
  63. Read 30 minutes before bed for 1 month
  64. Make my own greeting cards to send to people
  65. Vote for President!
  66. Go hiking
  67. Go one month without shopping
  68. Take a trip with a friend
  69. Complete the Couch to 5K app again
  70. Run in a fun 5k
  71. See a concert at Billy Bob’s
  72. Make my own business cards
  73. Go one month without ordering takeout
  74. Send 5 “just because” gifts
  75. Get a blowout at Drybar
  76. Make 10 recipes from cookbooks I own (1. Snickers Surprise Cookies, 2. Almond Milk, 3. Olive Oil Mayo)
  77. Buy a good pair of rain boots
  78. Go to the botanical garden in the spring and the fall
  79. Have a staycation in/near Dallas
  80. Go to the Dallas Farmer’s Market
  81. Find a good face lotion for everyday use
  82. Go to the Texas Tulip farm
  83. Give up soda for 6 months
  84. Take a roadtrip
  85. See a musical on stage (The Little Mermaid, March 2016; Wicked, May 2016; Jersey Boys, November 2016)
  86. Finish a DIY project (Treat Yo Self tea towel)
  87. Organize pictures on my computer (and back them up!)
  88. Replace worn-out wardrobe items
  89. Find my correct shade of lipstick
  90. Play in the snow
  91. Journal every day for 1 month
  92. Join a professional organization
  93. Take a calligraphy class
  94. Complete the 30 Day Shred dvd (actually in 30 days)
  95. Avoid sugar for one month
  96. Do something fun to celebrate New Year’s Eve
  97. Get a massage
  98. Visit a new city in the US
  99. Do stand up paddleboarding again
  100. Stretch every day for a month
  101. Read 50 books (1. All the Light We Cannot See, 2. The Beautiful and the Damned, 3. Hamilton: The Revolution, 4. Astonish Me, 5. The Time Traveler’s Wife, 6. The Bassoon King, 7. The Bell Jar, 8. Where Things Come Back, 9. The Knockoff, 10. Letters of Note, 11. Pain, Parties, Work, 12. Spell It Out, 13. The Astronaut Wives Club, 14. Everybody Rise, 15. Texts from Jane Eyre, 16. Girl with a Pearl Earring, 17. Gone With the Wind, 18. Northanger Abbey, 19. Luckiest Girl Alive, 20. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, 21. The Dinner, 22. The Age of Miracles, 23. The Nest, 24. Gone with the Wind, 25. Eligible, 26. Today Will Be Different, 27. The Thousandth Floor, 28. The Woman in Cabin 10, 29. Where Am I Now?, 30. The Hopefuls)

So, that’s where I’m at right now! There are quite a few things that jump out at me while looking at this list… I need to take some trips! Mom, sister, friends, let’s take a trip! Or a road trip! Or both! I also need to try some more new restaurants! I’m moving to a new part of my neighborhood soon, so there will be lots of new places for me to try there. I also need to get on it with the photo books! It’s 2017 now, and I STILL need to finish my 2015 book and start one for 2016… I’ll do it… eventually. 🙂

I also have a few of these planned out, so I’ll be able to cross a few more off my list soon. I’m running in a fun 5K in March, I have plans to take a friend stand up paddleboarding, and I’m in the middle of using the Couch 2 5K app again!

I’ll check back in later this year to see what my progress is looking like… are there any big items you have on your bucket list that you’re ready to check off?


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