on january 29, 2008, i made up a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, and although i never published it anywhere, i actually spent the past few years working on it. my 1001 days wrapped up at the end of october, but since i've been so busy doing things like living life, i hadn't had an opportunity to ever talk about what i accomplished.
since this will be my last post for the year, it probably makes sense to go over what i actually did manage to do from my list...especially since i'm planning to do another one!
here's what i set out to do and actually did:
Move into an actual house. - never thought it would happen, but we escaped the condo!
Reorganize all of our household files. - we bought a filing cabinet after we moved.
Drive a race car. - in Mexico and at Skip Barber driving school
Eat vegetarian for 7 days. - when jeff was out of town
Sell something on craigslist. - many, many things!
Take an interior decorating class. - got an A+
Take a trip to Hawaii. - 4 times!
Spend a day at Glen Ivy. - with my sisters
Organize the kitchen cabinets. - after moving!
Get my motorcycle license. - yay for my Triumph, which i can now ride on at night and on freeways
Ride my Vespa to work every day for a week. - all 3 miles
Take a motorcycle safety class. - took it all by myself, and then got my license
Get a pet that has fur. - sweet leilani
Visit Helen in San Francisco. - always fun to see her
Pay for Dan's lunch. - probably a plain cheeseburger and a stone pale ale
Wear a dress to work 5 days in a row. - i have a lot of dresses
Take an innertube ride down a river. - with leanne, travis, and jeff in chico
Sing Japanese-style studio karaoke w/friends. - for my 31st birthday
Get pin-up style photographs taken of myself. - with Prickstine
Read the Count of Monte Cristo. - thanks to ben
Tell someone I have never told before that I love them. - sometimes it's good to remind your friends that they mean a lot to you
Enjoy wine and cheese with Jeff at the beach. - at the cliffs near UCSD
Do something nice for someone who will never find out. - sent an anonymous wedding gift to a happy couple
Be more self-confident. - comes with age
Give to charity. - a few different ones
Go off-roading in a state other than California. - in hawaii
Buy a national park passport. - thanks to travis's suggestion
Visit 5 different national parks. - at least 5
Go to Six Flags Magic Mountain. - with clark, april, and ben
Go to Legoland. - with jeff
Relearn how to do long division. - thank you, internet
Clean out the bookcase at work. - finally
Really, truly recycle. - filling our recycle can every week!
Throw myself a 30th birthday party. - fish under the sea dance
Throw Jeff a 30th birthday party. - pirate party
Get all of our stuff out of Leanne's shed. - once we had a real house!
Back up all of our photographs. - hooray
Make someone cry from happiness. - always a fun thing to do
Reveal a deep, dark secret to somebody. - shhhh
Get a suntan. - in hawaii and mexico
Learn how to gracefully accept a compliment. - another thing that comes with getting older
Learn how to genuinely give a compliment. - really!
Host an ice cream social. - celebrating in our new house
Be there for someone who needs a shoulder to cry on. - i'm here for my friends
Reduce the severity of my worry-wortiness. - jeff might disagree
Update my website every day for a week. - obviously wasn't in 2010!
Be able to pass a song on Hard in Rock Band. - i can pass songs on expert playing drums
Write about each 101 in 1001. - a little late, but this is it...
not so bad. 48 good goals met, including some that i thought were WAAAY out there in terms of actually getting done. i'm looking forward to dreaming up a new list, possibly rolling over some of the 53 things that i failed to do the last time...although, some of those things are probably less important, or maybe i've thought of some better things to shoot for.
goodbye 2010. looking forward to 2011! weddings! another trip to hawaii! house renovations! :)