Friday, May 2, 2014

101 in 1001.

Recently I've been feeling a little down and out and unsure of things, and with one year since graduation approaching quickly, I realized I need to refocus and have things to get excited about. I was inspired to do this 101 things in 1001 days by Mackenzie over at Design Darling (she's done it twice! see her first list here, and her second list here!) because I think it will be a great way to make and track both, long and short term goals for each area of my life, as well as be a place to write down all the fun things around me to do! 

so, without further ado, here is my "101 things in 1001 days" list: 
started: Friday, May 2, 2014  ends: Friday, January 27, 2014

1. Go one month without shopping (more than once?)
2. Pay off credit card debt
3. Volunteer my time regularly/finish CASA application
4. Go two nights a week without TV for three months
5. Wake up without the snooze for one week straight!
6. Wear my hair curly at least twice a week for at least two months
7. Go one month without going to Target
8. Read at least 10 nonfiction books per year
9. Backup my computer
10. Buy a new computer
11. Go to church twice a month
12. Plant flowers in planters on the apartment patio
13. Consecutively wear all of my scarves without repeating
14. Wear each item in my closet within one year
15. Bring my lunch to work for one month without eating out
16. Make an address book with family and friend contact information
17. Make 10 recipes off of Pinterest
18. Learn how to use all of our wedding gift cooking gadgets
19. Go on Pinterest only once a week for a whole month
20. Paint/Refinish a piece of thrifted old furniture
21. Make a wedding scrapbook
22. Make a honeymoon scrapbook  
23. Go Antiquing
24. Take a ski lesson/learn how to ski
25. Read all four Twilight books (don’t judge!)
26. Buy a sewing machine
27. Buy Theta for a Lifetime Membership and attend more Alumnae events

28. Try a spin class
29. Try a yoga class
30. Try Quinoa
31. Take Harvey for three walks a week
32. Ride my bike at least once each week for one summer
33. Exercise four times a week for at least two months
34. Run the Drake Relays 5k Road Race
35. Visit a chiropractor
36. Eat three to four servings of vegetables every day for two weeks
37. Go one month without eating any fried foods
38. Go one month without drinking any alcohol

39. Finish setup for joint bank accounts and commit to a budget
40. Buy a house in Grimes
41. Take a motorcycle trip with Friends
42. Buy new couches
43. Buy new kitchen table/chairs
44. Visit Hubby at work at least once a month
45. Make an official Date Night once a month
46. Road trip vacation to Colorado
47. Road trip vacation to somewhere new for both of us
48. Road trip to Texas at least once a year
49. Play more games
50. Go to three concerts together
51. Go camping
52. Go on a picnic date
53. Go to a Twins game in Minnesota
54. Go fishing together
55. Take Harvey swimming in a Lake

56. Snail mail each of my friends a handwritten note
57. visit Marissa in Madison
58. Go to Molly’s grad school graduation
59. Visit Katherine (wherever she moves? when she moves?)
60. Visit Emily in Kansas City
61. Take a weekend trip with Mom
62. Take Tristan’s mom to coffee
63. Visit Grandma in Sheldon every few months
64. Send Grandma snail mail notes
65. Call my parents more often
66. Visit Katherine in Marshalltown and go to the bar with the boardgames
67. Send birthday cards to all of my immediate family members
68. Attend my niece’s high school graduation
69. Start a book club with friends across the country
70. Send Mom flowers

71. work on 401K/retirement investment
72. Explore career options or continuing education
73. Start a new job
74. Decide to keep (and blog regularly)or not keep my blog
75. Write (and read) more about current events/news/politics/feminist things
76. Shadow HR Compliance, learn more about Corporate Compliance
77. Learn more about HR Learning Systems/Shadow
78. start saving at least $100 from each paycheck
79. Apply to be a Girls Globe blogger

80. Try three new restaurants in Des Moines
81. Go to new Go-Kart Track in Grimes
82. Go to Grimes library/get a library card
83. Visit Maquoketa Caves State Park
84. Try Mustang Grill in Grimes
85. Go to the Iowa State Fair
86. Visit one of Iowa’s breweries with the Hubby
87. Motorcycle ride on one of Iowa’s scenic byways with the Hubby
88. Go to the National Balloon Classic in Indianola
89. Visit Lake Okoboji
90. Visit the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
91. Go to an Iowa football game or sporting event
92. Go to a Broadway show at the Civic Center in Des Moines
93. Go to the Tulip Festival in Pella
94. Visit the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum
95. Visit the Iowa Historical Society
96. Go to Stitch, Found Things, Ephemera and Eden  in the East Village
97. Go to Nightfall on the River
98. Eat at Tacopocolypse in the East Village
99. Go see a live band at Wooly’s in the East Village
100. Go to the Farmer’s Market twice a month all summer
101. Get more involved in local politics and candidates

Check back in on my progress over the next 2.75 ish years :)
or join in on the fun and make your own list!