Who knew writing a vacation post would be so darn hard? Here’s the deal. I can’t decide how I want to organize things. I hate posts that go on and on forever, those get boring don’t they? But I’m also not a fan of vacation series’ either. I find I lose interest in both really fast. And Paris was so freaking amazing that I don’t want to you guys to be bored with it, or me for that matter.
The other delay is that I took eleventy billion pictures, and its taking a while to sort through all of them, get them organized, and delete the duplicates and crappy ones. And then Lord knows how I’ll decide which ones to share, cause I’m pretty sure no one will be happy if I even consider posting them all.
So instead of posting a poor quality post about my trip I’ve decided to share with you my 101 in 1001 that I started in August. And now seems like a good time to share it cause well, I’ve had a blank page dedicated to it for a while, and my vacation means I get to cross something off of it.
For those of you who have been living under a rock, 101 in 1001 is a list of 101 goals to hopefully be accomplished in approximately 2.75 year (1001 days). They can be anything you want them to be. I’ve been pondering over this list for a few weeks, and I’ve yet to come up with 101 goals, but 84 is a pretty good start right?
Get three new stamps on my passport
Go on a legitimate road trip.
Read 100 books. Novellas do not count.
Take a ride on a train.
-Paris to Albert, October 2013
Complete a couch to 5k program
Go to the airport and buy a random ticket to somewhere I’ve never been.
Become proficient in another language
Go to spring break somewhere
Learn to fold a fitted sheet.
Complete at least one Pinterest inspired pallet project.
Refinish a piece of furniture.
Bake a cake from scratch.
Learn how to use at least one new power tool.
Meet at least one blog friend
Host a holiday celebration for my friends
Hike the Man in The Mountain
Make 5 DIY projects on my Pinterest boards
Eat dinner on a river boat.
Buy one Designer piece (clothing, accessory, etc.)
Send out 10 cards letting people know I’m thinking of them.
Adopt a family for christmas
Learn how to use a sewing machine
Find a red lipstick that looks good on me
Buy a plant and keep it alive.
Organize and use my office
Subscribe to the magazines I always buy in stores
Learn how to do 5 new hairstyles
Make my own artwork to hang in my own apartment
Hang some of my own photos in my apartment
Get my daughter’s pride ring fixed and start wearing it again
Be able to do 30 push ups
Bring myself back down to weight I was when I graduated high school
Save money for a cusion fund
Try 10 new beer
–Mill St. Brewery, August 2013
Put together a cookbook of recipes I love
Go an entire week without watching tv
Buy a mug from Starbucks
Guest post on 3 different blogs
–Colorful Commotion, August 2013
Take at least 5 photos of every excursion
Start a dinner club with friends
Face my fear of heights and go zip-lining
Make a “mixed tape” and send it as a surprise to a friend
Leave at least 10 Operation Beautiful notes
Drink 8 glasses of water every day for a week
Make 10 recipes from Pinterest
Buy a floppy hat and wear it
Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
Start saving for retirement
Start a liquor cabinet and have at least 10 different kinds of alcohol in it
Sell and item I made myself
Go a month without eating out
Write a post about a place that inspires someone to visit it
Have 50 unique page visitors daily for a week straight
Buy a set of metal stamps and proceed to make some jewelry
Get family photos done with my brother and parents
Document each task completed with a blog post or photo
Inspire someone to write a list of their own
Give myself a small reward for every task completed
Obviously a few of these are simple or trivial. But I feel that writing them down will help me save the the money required, or find the time to do them.
Do you have a 101 in 1001 or a set of short term goals?