Chugging Along

I’m almost 2 months into my 101 in 1001 (yikes! time flies by fast), and actually I am doing pretty well with my list.  The funny thing about creating this list of 101 goals, is that I actually forgot about a bunch of the things that I put on it.  Different family and friends have mentioned things like, “wow, I didn’t know you wanted to do that!”  And my response has been something along the lines of, “I do?”

Rest assured, I have since read through my list several times; and I’ve got to be honest, I’ve surprised myself a bit.  In good ways of course, but surprised nonetheless.  I’ve set big goals for myself, and I love it!  And, so far, so good.  I’ve completed 8 goals, and have 4 that are in the works.

Start Day: September 13, 2016

Finish Date: June 11, 2019

Goals Completed: 8   //  Goals in Progress: 4

  1. Swim in turquoise water (Completed the week of September 18, 2016 on the island of Koh Samui in the Gulf Coast of Thailand)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 (Almost complete)
  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
  17. Get new bedding and linens
  18. Make our own wedding album
  19. Put all of our loose photos into matching photo albums
  20. Start running regularly again
  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 (Completed 11/30/16, although I’ve still got a few kinks to work out.)
  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
  35. Improve my posture, and be conscious of it everyday
  36. Buy a condo
  37. Organize our new filing cabinet (Completed 11/27/16)
  38. Find a new wine bar
  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
  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
  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
  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)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 11/28/16 – I switched it up to Kiss the Bride!)
  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
  63. Learn to surf
  64. Stroll under the Eiffel Tower
  65. List our old coins on Ebay
  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 (Started: 11/28/16)
  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 roller skating or roller blading
  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 (Started 12/1/16)
  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
  98. Start speaking only Italian to my Father-in-law
  99. Study/speak Italian everyday for 60 days (Started 11/29/16 – Will complete on January 28, 2017)
  100. Don’t sweat the small stuff and get caught up in other peoples’ drama
  101. Sleep under the stars

One Reply to “Chugging Along”

  1. Great job Katie! You’re really accomplishing a lot! I’m so proud of all that you’re accomplishing, and I can’t wait to continue helping you along on your journey of 101 in 1001! I love you!

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