6 Month Check

I am 6 months into my 101 in 1001, and I am a mixture of, “it has only been 6 months?” and “it has already been 6 months?!?”  Since my last check in (at month four), I’ve added 5 more goals to the completed list and have stayed steady at 13 for my goals in progress.  The funny thing about completing my goals, is that I don’t even look over my list aside from when I remember to update it for the blog.

It is truly amazing how the universe works.  It’s not always about constantly stating what you want to happen in your life, sometimes it’s just a matter of saying it once.  And in what feels like a blink of an eye, six months have passed, and the universe has provided you with so many wonderful and beautiful opportunities.  Talk about feeling blessed.

Start Day: September 13, 2016

Finish Date: June 11, 2019

Goals Completed: 16 //  Goals in Progress: 13

  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 (Trip booked for this June.)
  4. See the Northern Lights in Iceland
  5. Bake Julia Child’s croissants
  6. Become fluent in Italian (Chugging along on this one.)
  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 (Art classes booked for this May.)
  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 (Started revising February 2017.)
  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.) (Update: Still searching.)
  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 and have kept with it!)
  21. Run a race
  22. Try the frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity
  23. Fly a kite
  24. Take a pilates class (Tried it out on February 8, 2017.)
  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.) (Update: Still need a few adjustments.)
  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 (Completed February 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 (Completed February 10, 2017.)
  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 (Getting better at this one.)
  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 (Completed January 20, 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
  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 (Starting today, March 28, 2017.) (Update: I ate chocolate chip cookies last night.  Now starting today, March 29, 2017.)
  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 (3 months in.)
  92. Show and express more gratitude (Being more conscious of this everyday.)
  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

2 Replies to “6 Month Check”

  1. Way to go! Keep up the good work! I’m so proud of all you keep accomplishing!

  2. Wowzers….you are one busy lady!

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