101 Things

  1. Knit something
  2. Crochet a blanket December 23, 2014 – Baby blanket for my little niece
  3. Host a craft night April 3, 2015 – we made friendship bracelets and painted pots
  4. Keep a plant alive for a year Christmas cactus, a couple avocado plants, spider plant, philodendron — killed this goal 🙂
  5. Complete a sewing project
  6. Take an art class
  7. Draw a self portrait
  8. Fill a sketchbook with drawings
  9. Take a photo of the same place every month for a year and then turn it into a calendar for the next year
  10. Visit the Belle Isle aquarium
  11. Go to D’Mongos  April 12, 2013
  12. Go to PieSci
  13. Go to Sugar House
  14. Go to Wayne State Planetarium
  15. Visit Eastern Market at least once a month in the summer
  16. Go on a tour of Detroit
  17. Visit the Heidelberg Project
  18. Visit all the museums in the Detroit/metro area at least once
  19. Go to a casino  Greektown Casino for Ashley’s Birthday, April 2014
  20. Ride the people mover
  21. Go to Bakers Keyboard Lounge
  22. Grow my own food Tomatoes and parsley summer 2015
  23. Make sushi
  24. Take a cooking class
  25. Learn how to can stuff
  26. Make homemade bread
  27. Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it
  28. Try a new recipe every month for a year
    • January – roasted beet soup with spinach and squash seed pesto
    • February – spicy tempeh nori rolls
    • March – vegan super fruit jam coffee cake
    • April – protein pancakes
    • May – vegan oatmeal raisin cookies
    • June – yogurt ranch dip
    • July – chesapeake tempeh cakes
    • August – chocolate chip cookies
    • September – red beans and rice
    • October – garlic butter sage sauce on (store-bought) butternut squash ravioli
    • November – veggie loaf
    • December – lentil stuffed peppers
  29. Eat vegan once a week for a year January 7, 2015 – 
  30. Host a dinner party
  31. Host a potluck
  32. Write a cookbook of family recipes
  33. Make fresh pasta
  34. Listen to 26 bands I’ve never heard of, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet
    • A – Angel Olsen
    • B – Banks
    • C – Chet Faker
    • D – Deep Sea Diver
    • E – Electric Guest
    • F – Foxygen
    • G – Girlpool
    • H – Haim
    • I – Ibeyi
    • J – Jagwar Ma
    • K – Kids in Glass Houses
    • L – Lia Ices
    • M – Made in Heights
    • N – NewVillager
    • O – Odesza 
    • P – Pity Sex
    • Q – Quinn XCII
    • R – Rainbow Kitten Surprise
    • S – Seoul
    • T – Tycho
    • U – Until the Ribbon Breaks
    • V – Varsity
    • W – Wild Belle
    • X – X Ambassadors
    • Y – Youth Lagoon
    • Z – Zola Jesus
  35. Learn how to play the piano
  36. See live music at least once a month for a year
    • January 2015 – Lia Ices w/ Seoul
    • February 2015 – Panama (Van Halen Cover band)
    • March 2015 – Tycho
    • April 2015 – Lightning Bolt
    • May 2015 – Sebadoh
    • June 2015 – my dad’s band!
    • July 2015 – Brand New w/ Desaparecidos
    • August 2015 – Rarewolf
    • September 2015 – DIY Fair 
    • October 2015 – Creepy Cheapy
    • November 2015 – 89x Battle of the Bands
    • December 2015 – Born Ruffians
  37. Go to a big music festival
  38. Learn to play 5 full songs on guitar
  39. Go to every restaurant and bar in Ferndale
    Places I haven’t been to yet:

    • Assaggi Bistro
    • Bangkok Cafe
    • Danny’s Irish Pub
    • Dickey’s BBQ
    • Dino’s  8/10/15
    • John D Bistro/Crave
    • May’s Bangkok Express
    • Omega Hawg & Dawg Deli 10/31/15
    • Orchid
    • Sam’s Ferndale Grill
    • Schramm’s Mead
    • SOHO Lounge
    • Stop Spot
    • Thai Garden 3/18/15
    • The French Gourmet
    • The Oakland
    • Tony’s Sports Bar
    • Torino
    • Twist
    • Valentine Distilling Co.
    • Wing Hing Inn
    • Zeke’s Rock n Roll BBQ 4/11/15
  40. Ride in a hot air balloon
  41. Go kayaking while up north cabin-ing near Traverse City
  42. Tour a brewery
  43. Go horseback riding
  44. Go rockclimbing
  45. Go on a cruise
  46. Go hiking in the mountains
  47. Go to a movie by myself March 28, 2015 – Mockingjay Part 1
  48. Go to a drive-in movie
  49. Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet
    • A – About Alex
    • B – Bridesmaids
    • C – Charade
    • D – The Duchess
    • E – Evita
    • F – Frances Ha
    • G – Gone Girl
    • H – Her
    • I – In a World
    • J – John Dies at the End
    • K – Kingsman
    • L – Life Partners
    • M – Mr. Nobody
    • N – Nine to Five
    • O – Obvious Child
    • P – Pacific Rim
    • Q – Quills
    • R – Roman Holiday
    • S – Serenity
    • T – Twelve Years a Slave
    • U – Underworld
    • V – Vanilla Sky
    • W – Welcome to Me
    • X – X-Men Origins: Wolverine
    • Y – Your Sister’s Sister
    • Z – Zero Motivation
  50. Have a pen pal My new blogger friend Thistles and Whistles
  51. Try out to be in a play at a local theatre
  52. Spend a weekend hiking and camping in the woods
  53. Adopt an animal
  54. Start a compost bin
  55. Take an archery class
  56. Read all the books currently on my shelf. See The List.
  57. Join a book club
  58. Read every book from Modern Library’s List of 100 Best Books of the 20th century
  59. Keep a diary for a year January 7, 2015 – 
  60. Take a creative writing course
  61. Keep a dream journal for a month March 2015
  62. Write on 20 creative writing prompts
  63. Write a book
  64. Complete NaNoWriMo
  65. Get a piece of writing published
  66. Don’t say anything negative for one day
  67. Volunteer regularly for a year
  68. Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind
  69. Don’t complain about anything for a week
  70. Read a “how-to” book
  71. Figure out my mission
  72. Wake up at 7am every day for a week
  73. Not log into facebook for a month  I deleted my Facebook between 12/16/13 and 1/29/14.
  74. Run a 5k  Ferndale Rainbow Run, May 2014
  75. Practice yoga every day for a month January 1, 2015 – January 31, 2015
  76. Meditate daily for 30 days
  77. Quit using “like” as a verbal filler
  78. Take a First Aid class
  79. Improve my Spanish
  80. Learn another language
  81. Unplug (outside of work) for a week
  82. Have a treat yo self day
  83. Say “yes” to something I would not normally do hiring career coach
  84. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
  85. Compliment someone every day for a week
  86. Document one month of my life in photographs
  87. Spend a day exploring and photographing my neighborhood
  88. Complete the 5,000 Question Survey
  89. Learn to identify all the countries on a map
  90. Take a free online class  I took Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention on Coursera. I aced it!
  91. Learn 50 new things by clicking the random articles button on Wikipedia
  92. Learn the alphabet in sign language
  93. Visit Glacier National Park
  94. Go backpacking through Europe
  95. Travel by train February 2014 in CA
  96. See the Porcupine Mountains
  97. Visit 10 states I’ve never been to before
    • Tennessee – April 2014
    • Kentucky – April 2014
    • Indiana – April 2014
    • Virginia – April 2015
    • Nebraska – July 2015
    • Colorado – July 2015
    • New Mexico – July 2015
    • Arizona – July 2015
    • Nevada – July 2015
    • Utah – July 2015
  98. Take a weeklong road trip July 9, 2015 – July 24, 2015
  99. Visit the Grand Canyon July 22, 2015
  100. Visit 5 foreign countries I’ve never been to before
  101. Visit a ghost town
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19 thoughts on “101 Things

  1. Now you have inspired me to make my own list! But I’ll make 100! I won’t give myself a time period because I know I probably won’t get it all done within, for example 1 year. Thanks a lot! Happy that I’m following you! 😀

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  2. Hello! I’ve made a list on DayZero too ! I actually started seriously pursuing it this January (having made the list in November last year) and have completed 5 goals (not the big ones) so far, including going to the movies by myself which I completed just today (this just made me super proud! 😀 )

    I enjoy reading people’s DayZero lists and reading about their experience on completing their goals makes me even more motivated to cross mine off as soon as possible ! I’ve just written a scanty few of my goals here on my blog. https://thistlesandwhistles.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/dayzero-project/

    I love your list, you’ve got some fun things to do on there and I wish you all the best in completing them! 😀

    Cheers,
    Tx

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    • Hi! It’s lovely to meet another Day Zero Project-er! I dig the short sample of your list you posted — looks like you’ve got some great ideas going. It took me about 2 years to check off 5 items on my list, so you’re totally on a roll already! I’d love to see more of your list and hear more about your progress — it definitely helps keep me motivated too. Good luck!

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  3. Thank you so much ! Btw, I just noticed we both have the same goal on our list – Have a penpal ! In my pre-teen years, I used to love the idea of having a penpal from another country but I never knew how to find one (this was a bit before or maybe after the internet had just made an entry to the UAE and we still struggled with dial-up 🙂 ) Anyway, I used to write letters to my friends or family and think they were the closest I would get to having penpals. Now, I want to be able to actually fulfill this goal and make a friend who I’ve never met before! 🙂

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  5. Hello, I see your goal to wake up at 7am every day for a week is still open. You may be interested by the #NoSnoozeChallenge: wake up without snoozing for 30 days. It could be great to combine both! Good luck!

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