4 Months

So I am roughly 4 months into my fantastical mini life goal list (you know, my 101 in 1001), and things are actually going really really well.  When I have come back to review my list lately, I have actually been surprised at how quickly things are going.  I couldn’t have imagined checking so many things off of my list already, but I have!  11 done and 11 currently in the works.  That’s pretty awesome, right?

For some reason, checking these things off of my list makes me think about The Secret.  Have you heard about it?  It’s a movie, but there are also a ton of different books written about it too (if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it).  Basically it talks all about willing what you want to happen in life – believing that all of the good things you want in life are already yours in the works.

And relating it to my list – I feel like I planted a seed with this list.  Subconsciously, the list has been growing inside of me, and perhaps I have started working on things without even realizing it.  And then, what feels like out of nowhere, I’m like, “whoa, I completed 4 more goals!”

I’m sure that there are two schools of thought on this – but why not wake up and say, today is going to be a great day…and then have everything go your way?  Maybe this all sounds a bit silly, but give it a try.  What do you want your today to be like?  Go conquer this Tuesday, and I’m sure that it will be everything you want it to be!

Start Day: September 13, 2016

Finish Date: June 11, 2019

Goals Completed: 11  //  Goals in Progress: 11

  1. Swim in turquoise water (Completed September 18-15, 2016 on Koh Samui)dsc01668
  2. Learn how to tango or salsa dance
  3. Visit the islands of Greece
  4. See the Northern Lights in Iceland
  5. Bake Julia Child’s croissants
  6. Become fluent in Italian
  7. Start speaking only Italian in our home
  8. Visit Sardinia
  9. Learn enough Spanish to order my favorite fish tacos
  10. Take a watercolor painting class
  11. Go to Croatia
  12. Find a swimsuit that fits well and makes me feel confident
  13. Finish the photo collage wall in our living room
  14. Go to Pantelleria
  15. Work on my media kit and finalize the changes
  16. Start and finish the photo collage idea I have for my office (Started on January 12, 2017)
  17. Get new bedding and linens (Ordered on January 14, 2017)
  18. Make our own wedding album
  19. Put all of our loose photos into matching photo albums
  20. Start running regularly again (Started on January 17, 2017)
  21. Run a race
  22. Try the frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity
  23. Fly a kite
  24. Take a pilates class
  25. Leave a 100% tip
  26. Make Grammy’s sugar cookie sleigh
  27. Find a new pair of sunglasses that are comfortable enough for all-day wear
  28. Start writing a book
  29. Summer in Italy
  30. Re-design my website (Started December 2016)
  31. Invest in nice business cards
  32. Go clubbing one last time
  33. Go line dancing
  34. Pick out a new dining room table and chairs (Ordered on January 14, 2017)
  35. Improve my posture, and be conscious of it everyday
  36. Buy a condo
  37. Organize our new filing cabinet (Completed November 27, 2016)
  38. Find a new wine bar (Ordered January 2017 – awaiting installation)
  39. Purchase new wine glasses (since we have broken most of ours)
  40. Tie a note to a balloon and let it go
  41. Forgive people who have hurt me in my past and let go of those hurts (Completed January 2017)
  42. Watch the sun set (Completed the week of September 18, 2016 on Koh Samui)img_20161006_161313
  43. Do 32 acts of kindness for each year I have lived (Started)
  44. Host a dinner party solely made from items at the 99 Cents Only store
  45. Dress up for Halloween
  46. Host a house warming party, even if we only have 2 people to invite
  47. Be more assertive: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (More conscious of this one)
  48. Stop explaining myself and my choices
  49. Laugh at something everyday
  50. Sing and dance and kiss in the rain (Completed on September 21, 2016 on Koh Samui)dsc01354
  51. Save more money for retirement
  52. Start reading a book and finish it within a month (Completed on September 21, 2016)  Not only did I start and finish a book within a month, I started reading The Girl on the Train and finished it in 3 days!  I could not put it down, it was so good.  Also, I am really excited by a super sweet birthday gift that I got this year, a book of the month club – it will definitely help me stay on track with my reading goals.
  53. Fix our pesky and loud water filter
  54. Be more forgiving
  55. Pray everyday
  56. Plan more in advance for trips, not the week or days before
  57. Get back to my goal weight and make healthy choices to keep balance
  58. Get a manicure with a bold colored polish (Completed on November 28, 2016 – I switched it up to Kiss the Bride!) (And for NYE 2017, I did full on pink, blue and gold sparkle nails)
  59. Get a Microsoft Surface and stop traveling with our laptop
  60. Get a motorcycle license and test drive a Vespa
  61. Send some one a card just because
  62. Pick out new bedroom furniture (Almost complete as of January 14, 2017)
  63. Learn to surf
  64. Stroll under the Eiffel Tower
  65. List our old coins on Ebay (Completed on January 25, 2017)
  66. Sell my old Viola
  67. Get a no fuss, shower and go haircut
  68. Pick out a new camera
  69. Download Italian pop songs
  70. Visit Death Valley National Park (Campground booked for April 2017)
  71. Cover our Christmas Tree in a plastic bag
  72. Attend New York Fashion Week
  73. Start getting paid to blog
  74. Work with a company that I am passionate about
  75. Put away $10 for every goal completed
  76. Get professional photos taken
  77. Find a pair of comfortable, neutral high heels
  78. Start a skincare routine
  79. Be featured in a magazine
  80. Start a housewares line
  81. Keep the house “company ready” everyday for a month (Completed on December 30, 2016)
  82. Stop biting my cuticles
  83. Go one month without sugar
  84. Play in a Bocce tournament (Completed on October 9, 2016)img_20161009_192258
  85. Go rollerskating or rollerblading (Completed on January 1, 2017 – we went rollerskating at Skateworld) 
  86. *
  87. Do something active everyday for 90 days
  88. Type slower, so that I don’t need to make as many typo corrections
  89. Fit in my original pair of skinny jeans again
  90. Stretch for 5 minutes before and after exercise for one month
  91. Feed the homeless once a month for a year (2 months in)
  92. Show and express more gratitude
  93. Get a pair of Uggs and don’t worry about them getting dirty
  94. Plan a trip to San Francisco and Napa Valley
  95. Ride the Coastliner
  96. Don’t mindlessly watch TV, either watch a taped or planned show, otherwise read a book, do work, go for a walk, play a game or just be quiet
  97. Unsubscribe from unwanted emails (Slowly chipping away at this one)
  98. Start speaking only Italian to my Father-in-law
  99. Study/speak Italian everyday for 60 days
  100. Don’t sweat the small stuff and get caught up in other peoples’ drama
  101. Sleep under the stars

3 Replies to “4 Months”

  1. Great job so far Katie! You’ve really made tremendous progress! I’m so proud of you!

  2. way to go girl!

    1. Thanks Sissy!

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