Partly to keep myself accountable, I'm posting an update to my 101 in 1001 challenge. I've made pretty good progress so far. I'd love to know what you'd like to accomplish in the next 1001 days. Is there a trip you've been wanting to take? A career change you're too nervous to make? Tell me in the comments!
See my progress, after the jump.
Photo by Short & Sweet Blog. Manly Beach, Australia 2013.
1. Be more thankful. Write things I'm thankful for down if I have to.
2. Sit quietly at least once a day. With my iPhone out of reach.3. Put my iPhone out of reach while driving (unless talking to family and friends with headphones). It can wait.
4. Leave my phone at home while running errands. On purpose.
5. Take the time to stretch before running.
7. Drink waaaay more water.
9. Find out my blood type (and donate).
10. Update my glasses prescription. I normally wear contacts, but it’d be nice to have glasses for when my eyes are tired (which is every day when I get home from work).
11. Floss more than a few times the week before my next dentist appointment. Embarrassing but true.
12. Get new running shoes the moment I can tell I need them (as opposed to when I bruise my heel).
13. Sit up straight. All of those years of ballet are going to waste.
14. Figure out how to do a cat-eye. I’m hopeless with eyeliner but I'm sure someone on YouTube can teach me.
15. Get out of my hair rut. Lately it's either straight and down or up in a top knot. Boring.
16. Give myself an at-home facial (my skin will thank me).
18. Pay my credit card off. Completely.
19. Pay off my car, which is the first big purchase I made post-college. (I should be done in August!)
20. Build up my travel fund.
22. Go one month without buying anything for myself.
23. Donate my time to a charity.
27. Make a soufflé. There was a reason I registered for ramekins!
28. Make more cocktails at home. With the exception of margaritas, we rarely make cocktails at home.
30. Learn to open a bottle of wine. I am not kidding. I suck at this.
31. Find out which red wine is my favorite. I definitely know I like Sauvignon Blanc when it comes to white, but haven’t found my go-to red.
29. See a taping of Jon Stewart in-person.
30. Go to the opera.
31. More weeknight concerts. Because it's always worth being tired the next day at work.
34. Create a gallery wall in our apartment. (First, convince my husband that we need said gallery wall.)
37. Same goes with jewelry, shoes, and clothing. Why am I "saving" my favorite items? Life is too short.
38. Stop and watch the sun rise (as opposed to racing home from Pilates to start my day, only seeing the sunrise briefly from a stoplight).
39. Swim in the ocean. Actually swim, not just take a dip to cool off.
40. Take time to acknowledge successes with my career and blog, instead of just moving on to the next thing.
42. Host a blogger event in San Diego.
43. Meet up with a blogger I admire for coffee.
44. Reach out to other women I admire for their career, blogging or otherwise.
48. Commit to more outfit posts on the blog.
50. Attend a blogger conference.
51. Watch 5 TEDTalks.
54. Reach more blog goals (followers, page views, etc.).
55. Pick up the phone and call someone at work instead of sending an email.
56. Resist the urge to respond to emails immediately. File away and read when I have time to read the whole way through.
57. Update my resume so I don’t forget my accomplishments.
Family & Friends
58. Send more “just because” cards.
59. Use my commute as time to call friends and family.
61. Put together a master birthday calendar so I never forget a birthday and am prepared with a card at the very least.
62. Compile a master address book.
65. When I do something around the apartment, like fold laundry, resist the urge to tell my husband. Why do I need a gold star? And why am I keeping score?
67. Enjoy a spa day with my mom.
68. Help my mom learn how to use iTunes.
69. Help my dad learn how to get the pictures off of his camera. He takes such good photos but then we don't see them.
70. Start a new family tradition.
71. Say "thank you" to my family and friends more. I'm so lucky to have them.
72. Write the sweet things by niece and nephew do and say down so we all remember them at this age (almost-four and almost-three).
73. Ask my parents more about their lives before they became my parents.
74. Make a Short & Sweet blog San Diego guide.
75. Visit Stone Brewery.
76. Eat at Jane’s Gastropub. (Finally.)
77. Find a good local place for Dim Sum.
78. Walk to VGs and get a donut.
79. Order the bolognese at Prep Kitchen like I always say I am going to.
81. Walk around a neighborhood in my city I've never been.
82. Have a staycation in San Diego.
83. Take photos of my favorite places in San Diego.
84. Take our boxer to dog beach in Del Mar.
85. Hike up to Potato Chip Rock.
86. Visit my alma mater, the University of San Diego.
87. Move out of San Diego. We love it but are itching for something new. Why not this year?
88. Go to Big Sur for the weekend.
89. Visit the same spot we got married (Mission Ranch in Carmel) on our anniversary.
91. Get outside of the country (at least once).
92. Go camping.
93. Visit my brother in Dallas.
94. Visit my grandparents in Michigan.
96. Go to Palm Desert again for the weekend.
97. Visit the Grand Canyon.
98. Go on a girls' trip.
100. But also go back to Napa and Sonoma.
101. Make a list of trips I want to take.