Thursday, August 22, 2013

072 : 101 Things to do in 1001 Days

This time around, I said I would do more than about 49 things...and I just know that's not going to happen. May 2014 will be here quite soon and my list will be woefully unfinished. Some of this is because I didn't reach the career goals I wanted, some of it is because I stopped caring about certain items, and I think a lot of it is because I never check this fucking list. So, I'm going to consolidate and see if I can focus on accomplishing ANYTHING else left on the list before next May!

I did realize I finished some of these!!!

046 Grow vegetables Summer 2013

052 Buy a bike Summer 2013

095 Look into larger shows in bigger cities Fall 2012

100 Sell desktop, replace with laptop Summer 2013

For now, I've put in bold the items I think I can finish...but I think I'm going to focus on this for the rest of this week (beginning of next), really analyzing the list, talking about what didn't happen, reorganizing it, renumbering it, and planning out what else to finish!

Aug 16, 2011 - May 13, 2014

001 Go to a concert Fall 2011
002 Step on the shores of all Great Lakes
003 Save for CELTA classes Life Changes
004 Gain CELTA certification Life Changes
005 Reapply for Antartica Life Changes
006 Take a job abroad Life Changes
007 Apply for nanny positions abroad Life Changes
008 Create a series of prints from wood carved plates
009 Figure out how to make a printing press at home that works
010 Read the Entire Bible
011 Create a specific, themed set of selfies that require props and is related to literature, theatre, or music
012 Utilize Etsy to the fullest May 2012
013 Design a t-shirt for Threadless
014 Buy pointe shoes
015 Begin a ballet program
016 Create digital scrapbooks with your images
017 Ride a horse Life Changes
018 Learn how to sew your own jacket (with button holes!)
019 Learn how to sew your own pants (with a fly!)
020 Visit the remaining states you have yet to see Life Changes
021 Visit a new country Life Changes
022 Go to Burning Man Life Changes
023 Go to Bonnaroo Life Changes
024 Road trip to some national parks with mom
025 Go to Paris or Bring Neil to America Life Changes
026 See the Northern Lights
027 Learn a third language Didn't happen
028 Finish and give away my personal library Didn't happen
029 Save one thousand dollars Didn't happen
030 Design and sell my own t-shirts Didn't happen
031 Go to a Renaissance Faire
032 Go to a Tattoo Convention
033 Go to a Comic Convention
034 Buy a tent Summer 2011
035 Buy a sleeping bag suitable for winter Not gonna happen
036 Hang a hammock Summer 2011
037 Buy a portable hammock Not gonna happen
038 Camp more
039 Visit five new National Parks Not gonna happen
040 Visit Prince Edward Island Not gonna happen
041 Hike more Winter/Spring 2012
042 Hike and camp for four days in a row (3 nights)
043 Go fishing
044 Learn how to clean a fish
045 Install a composting toilet Not possible
046 Grow vegetables Summer 2013
047 Keep chickens Not possible
048 Learn more about a sustainable urban life Summer 2011
049 Make a quilt
050 Make terrariums Summer 2011
051 Go rock climbing
052 Buy a bike Summer 2013
053 Go on a bike tour (biking and camping) Not gonna happen
054 Go kayaking
055 Go white water rafting Not gonna happen
056 Road trip to Mexico Life Changes
057 Road trip the UK Life Changes
058 Road trip Norway Life Changes
059 Pay mom 50% of what you owe her Didn't happen
060 Plan a travel book
061 Start a Kickstarter for your travel book
062 Submit past work to wedding blogs Fall 2011/Winter&Spring 2012
063 Redesign website Winter 2012
064 Create and maintain nanny website Life changes
065 Finish Larry and Boo Fall 2011
066 Volunteer Summer 2013
067 Buy new Olympus p&s Life Changes
068 Buy 2nd Canon Winter 2012
069 Buy iPod touch (or iPhone) End of 2011
070 Start on right sleeve (begin with Canon tattoo) Fall 2011
071 Get initials tattoo
072 Save for desert sleeve/completion of chest piece
073 Do some figure drawing
074 Build something
075 Change your own oil
076 Do some other car repair (w/Ryan) End of 2011
077 Donate your hair Won't finish in time
078 Write actual, paper letters to your friends
079 Organize all of your photos (and back up EVERYTHING)
080 Put together your swing show (including artist statement)
081 Print and frame your swing show
082 Show your swing show
083 Write something and submit it for publication Summer 2012
084 Go to Dr. Sketchy's
085 Take a figure drawing class
086 Find a portfolio review
087 Begin rebuilding your Naked States Life Changes
088 Apply to Cooper Union Life Changes
089 Apply to SVA Life Changes
090 Apply to CIA Life Changes
091 Rebuild your boudoir portfolio Summer/Fall 2011, Winter 2012
092 Rebuild your swimsuit portfolio Spring/Summer 2012
093 Photograph a gay/lesbian wedding Wedding Season 2012
094 Create snail, narwhal, raccoon, and longhorn stuffed animals
095 Look into larger shows in bigger cities Fall 2012
096 Apply to larger, more expensive, juried shows Spring 2012
097 Give up soda Fall 2011
098 Give up meat (for at least one full year) Life Changes
099 Give up HFCS (forever!) Life Changes
100 Sell desktop, replace with laptop Summer 2013
101 Save for Transatlantic-Paris-Venice trip


  1. Wow, you've accomplished a lot! I need to really buckle down and make a list like this. Need to do 2, 38, 49, 75, 79, 101. -Jessica L #feelinginspired

    1. #2 is possibly my fave. I've been to all but the one that is farthest from me, Superior. It is amazing to me how different and how similar they all are. I suggest avoiding #75. Changing your own oil (especially in CA) is not really a practical skill. The cost and trouble of disposing of oil is generally not worth it. Changing your own brakes is FAR MORE practical and very cost effective. Brakes are something that wear throughout the life of a car. Understanding them and when they need changed (and then doing it) can be a savings of several hundred dollars and just really good to know!!! Glad you're feeling inspired. If you decide make a 101 in 1001 (which I suggest everyone does), then definitely let me know so I can follow your progress and link it!