update: 101 things in 1,001 days

it’s the home stretch for my 101 things in 1,001 days list, which I created and began attempting in March 2015. as it to be expected, a lot has changed in my life in the last 671 days and many of those events directly impact the probability of some of these items from happening — in that they can’t and won’t. but, I’m okay with that. there are quite a few items I can still check off by December 17 and I plan to do what I can to make it happen.

to be contintued . . .

(Bold items are completed. Blue items are those that are + may no longer be applicable.)

March 22, 2015 – Dec. 17, 2017

1.) come up with 101 things to do in 1001 days – March 2015

2.) visit Paris – June 2015

3.) create my to-live list – in progress

4.) get back to a healthy weight + goal weight – ugh, the last year has been movement in the opposite direction. I want there to be a day where this isn’t a work in progress + not a thing in my life anymore. I’m working on it.

5.) post at least weekly on blog for one year – October 2015

6.) officially launch STC

7.) apply for Leadership Denver program

8.) apply + complete DU leadership program

9.) be nominated + apply for Denver’s 40 under 40

10.) fix knee pain + issues – see 4

11.) pay off LC

12.) serve as president of The Denver VOICE  – October 2015

13.) go whale watching

14.) visit all 50 US states – two remain (Alaska and Hawaii)

15.) get rid of PMI for mortgage – completed

16.) write + publish a book/ebook

17.) take public speaking classes – not technically complete, but I have spoken at numerous conferences so I’m saying that counts

18.) complete Rosetta Stone French lessons

19.) begin + sustain regular yoga practice

20.) go one month without shopping (except groceries)

21.) write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved in this lifetime

22.) write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over

23.) write a living will

24.) write + send 52 handwritten notes in one year – 2015

25.) give five “just because” presents

26.) build / pay for backyard patio

27.) attend three INSP conferences – attended one in Scotland

28.) take a cooking class

29.) start practicing piano again

30.) unplug for 24 hours

31.) fall in love again

32.) plant an herb garden

33.) try a new fitness class

34.) have a spa day

35.) journal for 30 consecutive days

36.) go to dinner solo w/out phone

37.) take an outdoor yoga class – Paris, June 2015

38.) teach someone something new

39.) go camping for a weekend

40.) host a brunch party

41.) read for 30 minutes every day/night for one month

42.) join a meditation group

43.) watch five classic movies I’ve never seen – created list: Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Godfather, Star Wars

44.) take a career risk

45.) leave a 100% tip

46.) complete major declutter effort + get rid of extra stuff – completed + ongoing

47.) go snow shoeing

48.) fill + complete one journal – almost done

49.) save a three-month emergency fund – in progress

50.) attend therapy for one year

51.) learn to paddleboard

52.) dry month (no alcohol)

53.) learn to sew

54.) host a fundraising event for the VOICE

55.) do not check work phone/email during a vacation

56.) complete one thing from my someday/bucket list – write in Paris

57.) create my manifesto

58.) create a gratitude list

59.) go sans snooze button for one week

60.) say yes to something I wouldn’t do typically

61.) take a VOICE vendor to lunch/coffee

62.) triple my blog followers (currently 40)

63.) publish 101 things to blog + update as I complete – in progress

64.) take a spontaneous trip (no planning)

65.) visit 5 new museums

66.) create a list of blog post ideas

67.) do 10 full pushups

68.) finish 2013 migration project (work)

69.) complete ’50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind’

70.) don’t complain for one week

71.) take a picture to represent each letter of the alphabet

72.) cut out coffee/caffeine for one week

73.) try a Red Rocks fitness class

74.) successfully complete one dietbet challenge (4% in 4 weeks)

75.) take an urban walking tour of Denver

76.) keep a food journal for one year

77.) meditate daily for 30 days

78.) paint bedroom nook

79.) brew my own beer

80.) form a healthy relationship with food + mindful eating – in progress

81.) design + create my own planner

82.) take an art class

83.) eat at one of the top 50 restaurants in the world

84.) visit 5 national parks

85.) write + publish article for the VOICE

86.) travel somewhere south of the equator

87.) visit three new countries

88.) visit Arches National Park

89.) wake up before 6 a.m. each day for a week

90.) log 10,000+ steps for 30 consecutive days

91.) research + record family history

92.) get involved with Yoga for the People – attended committee meeting, decided not a good fit

93.) finish The Artist’s Way – in progress

94.) take + finish a series of apothecary classes

95.) listen to all songs in iTunes library (6,835)

96.) no television for one month

97.) read 25 books from the BBC Top 100 Book List

98.) write a new 101 in 1001 list after finishing this one

99.) make a snow angel and a snow man

100.) take a monthly artist’s date for one year

101.) celebrate completing 101 things in 1001 days

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