Monday, January 26, 2009

50 Things for 2009

My cousin Shannon has inspired me. She decided to make a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. I have lately realized that I spend much of my time without any purpose. So, in an attempt to live intentionally, to live with more purpose, and to accomplish some goals both serious and fun, I have adapted Shannon's idea for myself. I made a list of 50 things to accomplish by the end of 2009. In fact, after I decided to make a list, the rest of the people in my house made lists! We posted the lists in our "office" so we can keep track and help each other along.

I have also decided, again from the inspiration of Shannon, to blog about my goals as I accomplish them. Lucky you. :)

The List

  1. Start graduate school
  2. Keep up with my journal
  3. Go to Disney World
  4. Eat an oyster
  5. See my best friend get married
  6. Lose five pounds
  7. Have a date night at least once a month
  8. Go white water rafting
  9. Take a cooking class
  10. Make and complete a new reading list of 25 books
  11. Start working out on a regular basis
  12. Go camping (I haven’t been in five years!)
  13. Go to an Indian restaurant
  14. Cook a Thai meal
  15. Go skiing
  16. Pay off all non-school debt
  17. Finish memorizing Hebrews
  18. Go golfing
  19. Have a garage sale
  20. Enter a photo contest
  21. Take a photography class
  22. Get my name changed on all of my documents
  23. Get a Texas drivers license
  24. Get Owen obedience training
  25. Grow my hair out to the bottom of my neck (super long for me!)
  26. Go to the symphony
  27. Visit Portland
  28. Build up my collection of Disney movies
  29. Get new glasses
  30. Finish a jig-saw puzzle with Amber
  31. Have a girls night
  32. Write a song with Chris and Zach
  33. Stick my feet in the Pacific Ocean
  34. Go on a weekend retreat with my “Family”
  35. With my D-group, create plaster molds of our faces.
  36. Keep up with my blogs
  37. Go to the dentist
  38. Re-do my framed pictures to match my bedroom
  39. Blow up and frame some of my best pictures
  40. Sell Blanch (the Lumina)
  41. Start crocheting again
  42. Organize/re-organize a filing system for important documents, receipts, bills, etc.
  43. Make a quilt
  44. Trim the hedges
  45. Paint pottery
  46. Record with Zach
  47. Get enough money for three months worth of expenses in savings
  48. Read the Old Testament
  49. Learn to drive a standard
  50. Go to five states I have never been to.

This is my list, in no particular order. I'll keep you posted!


Shannon said...

I love your list!!! I'm so proud of you for coming up with 50 awesome things! I will totally go to the Pacific Ocean with you.

Have fun accomplishing things. It's awesome!

LeighAnn said...

lol... that is quite a lofty list! But if anyone can do it, you can. Best of luck.

Sarah said...

GREAT list! good luck Andrea!