101+things+in+1001+days

Begins: 1/1/2017

Ends:9/28/2019

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01 – Bungee jump.
02 – Go to Disney Land.
03 – Go back to Disney World.
04 – Tour a vineyard. (completed! June 2018)
05 – Learn to snow ski or snowboard.
06 – Float the Buffalo River.
07 – Climb Hawksbill Crag. (completed! 10/29/2018)
08 – Ride in a hot air balloon.
09 – See a college football game in a stadium I’ve never been to.
10 – Visit a psychic.

11 – Drink beer at an Oktoberfest. (not gonna happen, unless we count drinking an Oktoberfest beer)
12 – Place a large bet on a long-shot horse. (completed! Saratoga Springs, New York, August 25, 2018)
13 – Go to a new art exhibit. (completed! 6/2/2017 — Dale Chihuly exhibit, Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, AR)
14 – Host a dinner party for my friends.
15 – Swim in the ocean after dark. (scheduled: Belize, November-December 2018)
16 – Have a picnic.
17 – Go to ten concerts. (completed!)
              – Third Eye Blind + Silversun Pickups, Rogers, AR 7/12/2017 
              – Matchbox Twenty + Counting Crows, Rogers, AR 8/7/2017 
              – Ryan Adams, Tulsa, OK 10/12/2017 
              – Avett Brothers, Tulsa, OK 3/2/2018 
              – Dave Matthews Band, Rogers, AR 5/30/2018 
              – Kesha + Macklemore, Rogers, AR 6/25/2018 
              – Lake Street Dive, Fayetteville, AR 7/19/2018 
              – Weezer + Pixies, Rogers, AR 7/29/2018 
              – Lord Huron + Cut Worms, Tulsa, OK 10/1/2018 
              – Leon Bridges + Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Bentonville, AR 10/20/2018 
18 – Attend an NFL game. (completed! Browns vs. Jets, September 2018)
19 – Go for-real camping in a for-real tent. (completed! 10-29-2018)
20 – Acquire at least three new stamps on my passport. 
                    – booked: Belize, November/December 2018
                    – planned: France, July 2019
21 – Visit five new states.
                    – Alaska, September 2018
                    – Ohio, September 2018
22 – Listen to blues on a patio in Memphis.
23 – Listen to jazz on a patio in New Orleans.
24 – See the Northern Lights.
25 – See NYC at Christmas. (booked: December 2018)
26 – Take a solo road trip somewhere new.
27 – Attend the Kentucky Derby/Preakness/Belmont/Breeder’s Cup.
28 – Go on a girls trip with my mom and sister.
29 – Travel first class.
30 – Donate blood. (completed! 7/18/2017 at a Home Office blood drive)

31 – Send anonymous flowers to someone.
32 – Leave a 100% tip for a fantastic server. (completed! 6/17/2018, Omaha, NE)
33 – Don’t swear for a whole, entire day.
34 – Send a package to a soldier overseas.
35 – Spend the whole day with my mom, doing whatever she wants, on me.
36 – Adopt an Angel from the Angel Tree. (completed! 11/12/2018)
37 – Donate a Thanksgiving meal to a family in need. (completed! November 2018)
38 – Find another cause I truly love and get involved in a meaningful way.
39 – Rescue another animal (or seven). (completed! I welcomed Grandma Dolly on 3/8/18)
40 – Run another marathon.

41 – Run a sub-2:20:00 half-marathon (not easy for this slowpoke!)
42 – Run a sub-30:00 5K.
42 – Exercise every day for 21 days. (completed! 7/3/2017 – 7/23/2017)
44 – Drink at least 80 oz. of water for a solid month.
45 – Manage to do the splits again.
46 – Go one month without boozing. October 2017
47 – Have a tech-free weekend. 
48 – Take a week-long social media break. (completed! December 25, 2017 – January 2, 2018)
49 – Bowl a 200.
50 – Make ten new recipes.

51 – Make it through a cookbook, cover to cover.
52 – No fast food for a month. (completed! June 2018)
53 – Take a cooking class
54 – Grow a herb garden.
55 – Buy a nice piece of jewelry.
56 – Order the most expensive dish on the menu.
57 – Get my very last nose. (complete! surgery on May 7, 2018)
58 – Find a signature fragrance. (complete! known all my life, lol)
59 – Have professional pictures taken. (complete! June 2018. Now I have a zillion. Obviously.)
60 – Learn to do my own makeup.

61 – Finish writing a book.
62 – Don’t be devastated if no one wants to publish it.
63 – But keep after it until someone does.
64 – Make an address book and a perpetual calendar.
65 – Have a stocked home bar. (completed! November 2018)
66 – Take Louie to obedience classes.
67 – Save a three months’ worth of salary in a special account.
68 – Pay off my credit cards. 
69 – Buy a home (whether it’s a cemented-to-the-ground type or a shiny-bullet-on-wheels type)
70 – Learn to use my pretty sewing machine.

71 – Make a quilt. (in progress — in the cutting process now 3/26/18)
72 – Organize my medicine cabinet.
73 – Become a morning person. (completed! call me crazy. it happened.)
74 – Find a budgeting plan that works for me.
75 – Then stick to it.
76 – Find three hobbies I love – one to make money, one to keep me in shape, one to be creative.
77 – Read the entire Bible.
78 – Learn about Buddhism.
79 – Learn about Hinduism.
80 – Learn about Islam.

81 – Have a candlelight dinner with nice music.
82 – Lay under the stars all night.
83 – Get recertified in CPR and First Aid.
84 – Be a Disaster volunteer with the Red Cross.
85 – Read one new book per month for each month in the challenge (thirty-three total)
86 – Take piano lessons. (complete! started my first lesson on July 9, 2018)
87 – Learn to use my DSLR.
88 – Take a housewarming gift for a new neighbor.
89 – Take my legal skills and put them to use with pro bono work.
90 – Learn basic Spanish. (in the works — bought Rosetta Stone March 2018)

91 – Learn basic ASL.
92 – Take my seven years of French and actually remember how to converse.
93 – Reupholster/refinish at least three more pieces of furniture
              – King headboard/footboard
              – Living room mirrors
              – Wingback chair           
94 – Do five projects from my DIY Pinterest board.
95 – Buy a hammock. (complete! bought on June 26, 2018)
96 – Bake an apple pie from scratch.
97 – Eat the worm. **no longer on the agenda bc #vegan, but would tequila shots do?
98 – Write my will (it’s appalling that I haven’t done this since, ya know, I’m a lawyer, but whatever)
99 – Buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot is over $200M. Winning optional, but obviously not discouraged (bought! Mega Millions, $2B jackpot. Fingers crossed! 10/23/2018. update: did not win. damn.)
100 – Attend an opera.

101 – Be kind to yourself. Always.

Not too lofty, right?