17 before 2017

Every morning I wake up and I write myself a “to-do” list. It always starts with: meds, make bed, coffee. Three things I’d do every day anyway, but man it feels good to check things off right away.

I’ve been thinking a lot about life. and I was thinking about how I tend to be a dreamer. I always have fifteen thousand ideas running through my head, and I often say “we should….” and then get so overwhelmed with things that should happen that I choose to do none of them. Anyone else feel me on this?

Today I’m sharing a to-do list for the rest of the year, because I love myself a to-do list.

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Before 2017, here are 17 things I want to accomplish (some are from my 101 list)

  1. Go to an aquarium
  2. See the Nutcracker
  3. Bake something with lavender extract
  5. Lose 15 pounds (definitely need this one, y’all)
  6. Re-read the entire Harry Potter series
  7. Sign up for & complete a 5K
  8. Complete a Pinterest project
  9. Take a craft class
  10. Finish a 30-day photo challenge
  11. Have a picnic
  12. Send 30 letters (yo, e-mail me your address if you want one)
  13. Leave a $20 tip for a bill under $10
  14. Tape manufacturers coupons to products at the store
  15. Document an ordinary day in pictures
  16. Put together a blog binder for 2017
  17. Post 2 de-clutter posts.

What about you guys? If you had to make a list of 17 things to do before the clock strikes Midnight at the end of the year, what are some things that would be on it?



  1. September 12, 2016 / 11:01 am

    I’ve debated starting a post of monthly goals, maybe if they’re on the blog I’ll actually do them? I do love me a good to-do list. Also, emailing you my address because I’d LOVE a letter.

  2. September 12, 2016 / 11:32 am

    I looooove lists, and this is such a great one! You should do a post on that blog binder!!

  3. September 12, 2016 / 11:33 am

    Rereading Harry Potter would be on mine! But I already started that…so maybe I’m cheating…

  4. September 13, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    When my husband and I go out for our anniversary we like to leave the waitress a big tip and it’s always so fun! We left $20 at A&W a couple years ago (it was a full service A&W) and our waitress was a high school girl.

  5. September 15, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    I love the idea of making a list like this! I make a to-do list every morning, and every morning I put “shower, get ready” on it. Of course I would do that whether it was on the list or not, but it feels so good to cross it off right away! 🙂

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