100 Things

In March of last year there was a blogging event called the Mighty Summit. I read about the event and its attendees, many of whom I admire and read daily, and was inspired. One of the activities they did was to create 100 lists, an act that is almost cliched in the blogging world but which I think has merit. I’ve written before of my intention to create my own 100 list. Since I’ve been working on it for the last year, I thought it might be worthwhile to post what I have so far so I could get to checking things off. I’ve selected these items from personal goals I’ve had over the years as well as cruising the internet. I am not stupid naive enough to consider putting an end date on accomplishing these goal. But I do want to make progress towards doing them all.My list

  1. See Stevie Wonder in concert, which, of course, must immediately be followed with all of the other people I want to see in concert
  2. See The Shins in concert
  3. See Neko Case in concert
  4. Have The Features to my house for dinner
  5. See Jay Z in concert
  6. See Prince in concert
  7. Go skinny dipping
  8. Go to a topless beach, topless
  9. Watch all of the films in “AFI’s 100 movies … 100 years list”
  10. Hug Josh Ritter … sober this time
  11. Play an instrument
  12. Learn a new language
  13. Visit Antarctica
  14. Fly a plane
  15. Try eating vegan for some period of time … at least a week so that it counts
  16. Go sailing
  17. Live in another country
  18. Go to South by Southwest
  19. Be a professional gift wrapper (a wealthy one is not necessary and a holiday job in college does not count)
  20. Publish an article in something people have actually heard of
  21. Ride a camel
  22. Learn to sew
  23. Dance with my husband for no reason at all
  24. Restore old furniture
  25. Own an old American car
  26. Drink beer in a pub in Ireland
  27. Drink beer from a stein in Germany
  28. Be medicine-free
  29. Take a photography class
  30. Try pottery again
  31. Go back to school to get another degree and drive people nuts with unnecessary but very wanted education
  32. Take cooking classes
  33. Find a truly fulfilling job that doesn’t require wearing a wrist brace
  34. Listen to 1,000 new bands
  35. Take each of my nieces and nephews overseas
  36. Find a career I love
  37. Host regular parties
  38. Write thank you notes
  39. Visit 50 states (Accomplished 39 Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming)
  40. Visit 50 countries (Accomplished 26: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Indonesia, Lichtenstein, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland, USA, Vietnam)
  41. Meditate
  42. Have the perfect comeback response for the “you’ll change your mind about babies” people
  43. Live in Gaslight
  44. Retire at 55 (50???)
  45. Stop relying on an iPod to fall asleep
  46. Get in shape, be active and have fun doing it
  47. Keep a reusable bag handy
  48. Be a better friend
  49. Get better sleep – is 8 hours a night unattainable?
  50. Reduce computer time
  51. Attend BlogHer
  52. Reduce TV time
  53. Keep house filled only with things I love
  54. Give yoga a shot
  55. Learn to ride the city bus
  56. Read all of the books in the BBC Top 100
  57. Take more photos
  58. Be a good daughter
  59. Be appreciative
  60. Visit Cuba
  61. Go camping
  62. Attend Ted
  63. Make grand gestures
  64. Send out a photo Christmas card with cats where most people have kids
  65. Throw 50 dinner parties
  66. Take my nieces and nephews abroad
  67. Own a fabulous and completely impractical car
  68. Make pasta from scratch
  69. Update blog daily for at least a month stretch
  70. Learn to make gnocchi
  71. Cook every recipe in a cookbook
  72. Go one month car-free
  73. Send a birthday card (on time) to everyone in my life for one full year
  74. Start and finish a 365 photo project
  75. Cook more
  76. Initiate more outings with friends
  77. Take glass blowing lessons
  78. Learn to do screenprinting
  79. Create something using Letterpress
  80. Send notes on hand-sewed paper
  81. Volunteer overseas
  82. Get a photograph published in a magazine
  83. Go on a pilgrimage
  84. Rent a ridiculously fancy car – convertible – and drive down the coast
  85. Achieve my personal weight goal
  86. Run an 10k
  87. Try 30 new cocktails
  88. Try 60 new beers (more my speed)
  89. Create a scavenger hunt – or just go on one
  90. Go indoor rock-climbing
  91. Leave a waiter or waitress a really big tip, just because
  92. Create an editorial calendar for my personal, and not professional, use
  93. Attend a fashion show at Fashion Week
  94. Visit two national parks I’ve never been to
  95. Make my own sushi
  96. Pay for the person (people) behind me at Starbucks
  97. Donate hair to locks of love
  98. Get a wild haircut
  99. Hug ten people in a day
  100. Ride a mechanical bull
This post originally appeared on Kate’s Point of View. © Kate. All rights reserved.

6 thoughts on “100 Things

  1. I can teach you a few of those. I also see something missing that you really should add, but I won’t beat a dead horse.

  2. let me know when you figure out #40- the husband and i have a hard time with that one too.

    i’m vegetarian and i also wanted to try eating vegan for a little bit- i JUST did it for about three weeks and it was so much harder than i expected. i thought that it wouldn’t be too severe of a transition. i hope it goes much better for you!

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