101 in 1001

      After reading an entry from The Levo League called, What’s On Your To-Do List for the Next Three Years? and 101 Things in 1001 Days from Scarlet Words from I decided to do the same:

I am keeping a list of 101 things I’d like to accomplish in the next 1001 days. Although this took four days to compile (I even had to eliminate some!), in my opinion, 1001 days (2.75 years) is a good compromise between making a to-do list and keeping a bucket list. It’s a way to dream big and make regular progress toward meeting those longer term goals compared to those New Year’s Resolutions that I make every year (and never completely fulfill) and keep track of the short-term goals that I want to fulfill by the time I graduate in May. I used a website called Convert Units to calculate the date, which will actually be the day before my 25th birthday. So, if everything goes according to plan, I should be feeling pretty accomplished by the time I turn a quarter of a century. Here goes nothing and let the journey begin!

Start: Monday, December 17th, 2012
End: Monday, September 14th, 2015

Gainesville/Senior To-Do List: (20)
1. Walk over the DNA Double Helix bridge over 13th Street at night
2. Take a panoramic picture of the campus from the top of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
3. Go inside and climb the steps of Century Tower
4. Participate in Gator Run 5K (January 26th, 2013)
5. Participate in another race: Semi Annual Undie 500 (April 19th,2013) or Midnight Fun Run (April 24th, 2013)
6. Go see a UF Gymnastics meet (April 4th, 2013)
7. Raise money and participate in Dance Marathon
8. Stargazing at Paynes Prairie
9. Hiking at Devil’s Milhopper
10. Take a Tebowing picture with Tim Tebow statue (April 24th, 2013)
11. Take a RAD self-defense class (April 2013)
12. Learn how to (properly) swim
13. Go paddle boarding at Lake Wauburg
14. Visit the Asian Art Wing of the Harn Museum (April 11th, 2013)
15. Paint pottery at UF Arts & Crafts Center
16. Techno Tuesdays at 101 Downtown
17. Penny Wine Thursdays at Beef ‘O Brady’s
18. Gator Stompin’ (planned: May 2nd, 2013)
19. Complete the F Book traditions (April 25th, 2013)
20. Graduate at UF (May 4th, 2013)

Academic/Career Goals: (3)
21. Take the GRE
22. Shadow/observe/volunteer at physical therapy centers (January 2013 – Present)
23. Be accepted into a physical therapy program for Fall 2014/2015 admissions

Hobbies: (11)
24. Learn how to sew, knit, and crochet
25. Make twenty arts & crafts from Pinterest
26. Start and complete a scrapbook
27. Take a Photography class (March 13th, 2013) and learn how to use Photoshop
28. Start a garden and/or grow herbs on our windowsill
29. Teach myself how to play guitar
30. Read all the Harry Potter books, every Jane Austen novel, Atonement, and Jane Eyre
31. Learn calligraphy
32.  Watch five Audrey Hepburn films (4/5 done)
33. Go (angling and deep sea) fishing
34. Learn how to play pool

Health & Fitness: (9)
35. Make it to the gym twice a week for at least three months
36. Work up to running a 5k without stopping
37. Do yoga regularly for at least three months
38. Be able to do a headstand
39. Drink eight glasses of water every day for a week
40. Eat the recommended serving of vegetables every day for one week
41. Schedule appointments with doctors, dentist, etc. and go the recommended times/year
42. Get a facial and a massage
43. Complete a body cleanse

Lifestyle: (16)
44. Move into my first apartment (that I do not have the financial assistance of my parents)
45. Paint a wall in my next apartment that I move into
46. Attempt to not shop for a consecutive thirty days (except for groceries)
47. Make twenty recipes from Pinterest
48. Eat and cook homemade meals every night for one week
49. Discover ten new favorite restaurants
50. Cut my hair in a different style: center-part (April 2013) & cut off 10 inches to donate to Pantene Great Lengths (December 18th, 2013)
51. Find my best daily beauty routine
52. Find my signature scent/perfume: Daisy by Marc Jacobs (December 2012)
53. Throw my first dinner party
54. Learn to (properly) eat with chopsticks
55. Acquire a taste for wine
56. Send out Christmas cards one year
57. Send fifty handwritten notes/letters
58. Perform random acts of kindness on my birthday, like one of my beautiful sorority sisters, Ms. Joyce Alilio
59. Find a mentor

Experience & Travel: (29)
60. Go on a road trip
61. Visit a city that I have never been before
62. Visit to Seattle
63. Have a picnic in Central Park
64. Go see a Broadway play
65. Visit Harry Potter World
66. Park hop all the Disney World parks in one day
67. Watch Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Polk Theatre
68. See a Cirque de Soleil performance
69. See a Blue Man Group performance
70. See a comedy show
71. Be a part of a flash mob
72. Go to a live taping of a TV show
73. Participate in The Color Run
74. Participate in Warrior Dash (February 2nd, 2013)
75. Watch a meteor shower and/or an eclipse
76. Attend a NHL game
77. Attend a NFL game
78. Attend a UF football game as an alumna (Planned: UF vs. FSU November 30th, 2013)
79. Go to Electric Daisy Carnival or another EDM Festival ( November 8-9th, 2013)
80. Go to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival or Bonnaroo Music Festival
81. Go skinny-dipping
82. Go zip lining
83. Go sky diving
84. Go hang gliding
85. Eat macaroons for the first time and/or bake homemade macaroons
86. Go food trucking (WH Food Truck Rally on September 14th, 2013)
87. Eat at a restaurant from Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives (The Highlander on January 20th, 2013)
88. Have 5 “pinch me” moments

Miscellaneous: (13)
89. Upgrade to an iPhone (November 2012)
90. Upgrade to a DSLR camera
91. Invest in a classic designer bag
92. Donate unwanted clothes (March 2013)
93. Spend a day with my little sister doing what they want, paid for by me
94. Send my mother flowers out of the blue
95. Throw a surprise party for a friend
96. Give 20 “just because gifts” to others
97. Do a photoshoot
98. Start a blog (December 2012)
99. Buy a used copy of Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda
100. Inspire someone to write their own 101 Things
101. Put $5 into savings for every goal accomplished

What do you have on your to-do list? I can’t wait to hear what you have on yours!
To read more about my future adventures, click here.

xo, Susan

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