Tuesday, August 26, 2014

101 in 1001

Orignially published July 5, 2013

I didn't make a new year's resolution this year. Mostly because I couldn't think of a good one, and didn't think I would be successful at one if I couldn't think of one I really liked. Resolutions of years past: 2011 part 1 and part 2, a 2012 look back (even though it somewhat shows how much I failed at my 2012 resolution), and how I spent my 2012 New Year's Eve. As I'm pretty happy with my life right now, I couldn't think of one specific thing to change/add in my life, instead I'm coming up with 101. 

Enter the 101 in 1001. 

I've been reading blogs for a while now, mostly only because I'm interested in other people's lives and how they live them. I love photography and writing, and blogs are usually a great place to see good examples of that. One blog that I love (Melissa Jill's) wrote about here had her own version of a 101 in 1001 list. She wrote about both her first and second tries. I got a lot of ideas from hers, as well as read many other lists from random blogs and also the Day Zero website. It should be my first goal, but one of the biggest is just to finish the list of 101 things. I'll be back to update the things I've done until the end of the 1001 days.

101 in 1001 (jan. 1, 2013 to sep. 29, 2015)
  1. Donate at least $100 to charity of choice a year.
  2. Study abroad. - completed 6.19.15 (the other one I thought would never happen, but somehow I manages to squeeze it in there.)
  3. Visit Singapore - completed 5.27.14 (the one I thought would never happen. (See the beginning here.)
  4. Visit San Fran - completed 12.29.12 - 1.4.13 
  5. Return to Europe.
  6. Travel somewhere (regardless of where) by myself.
  7. Give blood.
  8. Run in at least three organized races.
  9. Read two classics a year.
  10. Volunteer twice a year. 
  11. Read 24 or more books a year. 
  12. Read East of Eden - completed 7.20.13
  13. Read Catcher in the Rye - completed 1.11.13
  14. Read 1984.
  15. Visit Hawaii - completed 5.29.12 - 6.10.13
  16. Visit a new state - completed 8.4.13 - 8.5.13 (Rhode Island and Connecticut!), 5.12.14 (Texas), and 5.13.14 (Oklahoma)
  17. Get to at least 40 states.
  18. Go to the Von Trapp’s house in Vermont.
  19. Visit Boston - completed 8.11.13
  20. Visit New York City.
  21. Get published - completed spring 2014. (Herehereherehere, and here.)
  22. Movie by myself - completed 1.10.13 (Silver Linings Playbook)
  23. Dinner by myself.
  24. Writing challenge.
  25. Week without television.
  26. Week without computer.
  27. Take a class or a series of classes because I’m interested in the topic.
  28. Buy a new lens for my camera.
  29. Buy Lululemon clothes. (Because I like it, and I need to remember that it's okay to buy nice things.) - completed July, October and December 2013.
  30. Get thank you cards made with my own photographs on them.
  31. Read and get rid of five books on my bookshelf in 2013.
  32. Blog at least twice a month for a year.
  33. Come up with 101 goals to finish this list.
  34. Run more than two miles every day for two weeks.
  35. Answer the "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind" - this one I stole from someone else's 101 in 1001 list.
  36. Pay for the car behind me in the drive through. 
  37. Two internships.
  38. Run three consecutive miles in under 10 minutes each - completed 6.11.13 (first day of half marathon training!)
  39. Run five consecutive miles in under 10 minutes each - completed 7.10.13 (48:19 total).
  40. Run a half marathon -  completed 1.18.15
  41. Enter at least two photos in a photography competition. 
  42. Completely clean out my iPhoto.
  43. Do an iTunes purge.
  44. Run ten consecutive miles in under 10 minutes each. (Because I guess I thought the others - #39 and #40 - would be hard, and then they were finished within a week of posting this.) - completed 12.22.13 (1:33:26 total).
  45. Visit New England to see the leaves change
  46. Lobster in New England - completed 8.4.13
  47. Visit LA County Museum of Art's (LACMA) light fixture (Urban Light) - completed October 14, 2013
  48. Run in Central Park.
  49. Yoga in a different language (preferably on the beach or at a resort, but I'm flexible).
  50. Run in Asia - completed 6.1.14, and several times since.
  51. Fish pedicure.
  52. Visit a state in the south. 
  53. Visit the top of the Marina Bay Sands - completed 6.4.14
  54. Attend an Amenzone class.
  55. Visit 5 new countries.
  56. Visit Thailand.
  57. Visit Canada.
  58. See the Grand Canyon with snow in (?) it.
  59. Read something by David Foster Wallace.
  60. Hike Camelback Mountain
  61. Hike Papago (I don't know if the actual name of it mountain I want to hike is Papago, but it's within the park, so that's what I'm calling it.)
  62. Run another half-marathon - completed April 12, 2015
Like I said, one main goal is just to finish the list itself (number 34 on the list). Some of these, once finished, will warrant a blog post. Others won't, but the main goal is just for me to get through some of it. Maybe this will force me to actually post something every once in a while. Maybe regular posting will even become one of the goals on the list. Go big or go home.

Get back to me at the end of September, 2015, and we'll see my progress. 

1 comment:

  1. Love your ideas! I'm stealing a few of them:) Also - so proud of you for all your publishing work! I read all 5 articles you linked. You are already an amazing writer. And funny! Don't stop writing. Ever.