Okay. My 101 in 1001 list is like… 79.42% over. Like.. what the actual… but okay. I’m just going to sit in total shock and awe over that one.
I haven’t done an update on how my list is going in like… A YEAR. OVER a year. Whaaatttt. It’s time, y’all. Let’s do some updating.
#8. CELEBRATE 5 RANDOM HOLIDAYS
I’ve celebrated 5 of them. National Peanut Butter Day in Nashville, TN right after I first started. National Apricot day with my friend Rhoda. National Popcorn Day with the kids at my church. National Oreo Day when I made an oreo dessert to take to our friends’ house for dinner. and OBVIOUSLY baked cookies on National Cookie Day. Boom. 5 random holidays done. I’m thinking for my next 101 in 1001 I’m going to add more than just 5, because they were REALLY fun to celebrate!
#14. SLEEP UNDER THE STARS
After MONTHS of “does this count? does this count? does this count?” I finally decided that one 100%, absolutely counted. This past summer I was able to be a counselor at camp for a week, and I straight up slept under the stars.
#15. 35 DIFFERENT COFFEE SHOPS
Boom. Done. Always my favorite one to finish – and then I think “I should have a higher number!” Definitely going to up this one for next time. Want to know something CRAZY? 15 of the 35 coffee shops were located in the Vancouver/Portland area, the rest were out of town!
#17. SLEEP IN 30 DIFFERENT PLACES
Wait – this one might be my favorite to finish! I love seeing how many different homes I’ve been welcomed into and how many late night conversations this number represents.
#18. GO TO AN AQUARIUM
Justen is the best. After my car was totaled and during the time I was off work, he drove me to Seaside to go to the Seaside Aquarium. It’s not big, but I LOVED watching the sea lions, reading all about the fish and I kind of freaked out about the octopus. They are such weird creatures.
#23. GO TO A PRO SPORTS GAME
Speaking of Justen and how great he is, he got us tickets to see the Portland Trail Blazers. He incorrectly blasted all over social media that it was my first game but he was WRONG – I just want to clarify in case any of you saw his tweets or whatever. They played Bruno Mars multiple times, which made me happy. But the Blazers lost and the food was overpriced and those two things really disappointed me. I did also see a square of the original #pdxcarpet which made up for the other two things about the loss and the food.
#34. WATCH ALL OF THE STAR WARS MOVIES
Last year my friends and I had a Star Wars Marathon and I officially watched all of them – PLUS I saw the newest one. Who knew that while Darth Vader was bad, Emperor Palpatine was even worse?! I could probably do with one or two more viewings to really understand the movies but you know. Until then.
#40. LEARN HOW TO MAKE AN OMELET
Okay so my dad taught me how to make an omelet, and I decided that I really do not have the culinary skills for that and I decided to always just stick with scrambles. Is that bad of me? Anyone else? Why are omelets so hard to make? Or am I just an over exaggerator? Or both?
#67. ACCOMPLISH SECRET BLOG/SOCIAL MEDIA GOALS
I think that in my head, setting and achieving social media goals would mean I’d “made it,” blog-wise. Wrong. I’ve TWICE had to expand my goals, which is SO COOL – but that makes me feel like the goals were too attainable and weren’t something that required the amount of work I was wanting to put in. Noted for next time. 🙂
#71. WIN 5 GIVEAWAYS
Ugh, you guys. ENTER GIVEAWAYS! Every so often I enter giveaways and win and I’m like “YES! I always wanted $75 to Bed, Bath & Beyond and a tube of toothpaste!” It’s actually really awesome, you guys. I needed a new toilet seat and who wants to drop money on a toilet seat? Guess what… I didn’t have to because I HAD A GIFT CARD TO BED, BATH & BEYOND. I won that giveaway after I’d won the others, but seriously… enter giveaways. My theory is this… someone has to win, right?! 🙂
#89. HAVE 10 PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR FB PROFILE PICS TO PICTURES I’VE TAKEN
This one was really cool, because the main thing was I couldn’t ask. Every time I got one of those Facebook notifications that someone had changed their profile pic to one of my pictures I got SO EXCITED! I LOVE seeing pictures I’ve taken on people’s Facebook profiles. and speaking of…
#90. BE PAID TO TAKE PICTURES
Two days in a row, you guys. TWO DAYS IN A ROW. I’m really starting to fall in love with photography. Over the past few months we’ve been able to take pictures for people and just recently people have started paying us! SO COOL. Here are a few of the maternity photos we took for Justen’s brother and sister-in-law:
#92. ATTEND 5 WEDDINGS
OMG y’all, weddings are my favorite. I’ve had the privilege of watching so many of my friends get married, and good news THEY ARE ALL STILL MARRIED… praise hands, y’all.
#93. WIN A GAME OF CATAN AGAINST 3 PEOPLE
Let me be honest. First I won a game of Catan Jr and I decided that if I never won a game of grown up Settlers of Catan, I’d count this as a win. But this past Labor Day at Lummi Island, we played Settlers of Catan… AND I FREAKING WON.
THIS IS MY WINNING CARD + POST-WIN SELFIE
With these, I have finished 28.71% (29) of my 101 in 1001. Y’all, I have GOT to get on this, because this 101 in 1001 list is kicking my butt.
Few questions for y’all.
Have you ever done a 101 in 1001 list? What do you think would be cool things for me to add to my new one (which would start next June)? and any of y’all want to help me cross some things off my list?!