101 in 1001: Fall Update

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Winter is Coming…in less than a week! Where has this year gone?? I figured it was a a good time to check in on my progress. I’m still shying away from some of the difficult tasks…such as, pay off my car or joining a pool for lap swimming…BUT, I am still on track and have made some progress!

The completed items are crossed out in red—but here are some highlights:

I kept up with my book club and am making progress towards reading 25 book. The first book was The Secret History, by Donna Tartt–read my review here! Our second book is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. You should be seeing a book review on that soon–stay tuned.

Another item that I’ve been wanting to do was to make a list of the states I’ve visited and the states I would still like to visit in the USA. See my list here. How do you compare? I would love to travel internationally more but sometimes I forget how much there is to see just in the USA alone.

The colder weather always makes it so easy to watch TV in bed and that is exactly what I’ve been doing recently.  I exceeded my goal of watching 15 seasons of TV way earlier than I expected…Whoops.This TV habit might be hard to kick…I’ve only really recently started enjoying TV/Movies.

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As for my professional goals, I earned my first bonus at work! Woooo! Cheers to that and hopefully more to come! During the holidays my office does an annual trip to McFadden Glass Studio in Baltimore so I was able to cross off another item on my 101. The workshop was a bit spendy but it included instruction and materials. I wanted to make a whisky sour glass. See my pics below.

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Dipping into Colored Glass Chips

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Personal

1. Start and finish 101 in 1001
2. Deactivate Facebook (January 1, 2015)
3. See 2 Broadway plays
4. Go to 5 different museums (Walter’s Art Museum)
5. Travel to NYC (January 2015)
6. Send 3 people unexpected care packages
7. Go to an NFL game
8. Visit a family member who I have yet to visit
9. Go to a winery
10. Read 25 books (Unbroken, The Tipping Point, Born to Run, Girl on a Train, The Great Gatsby, Never Let Me Go, Beautiful Boy, Modern Romance, Tender is the Night, The Secret History, Big Little Lies)
11. Read all the books written by one author
12. Pay off my car
13. Volunteer for an organization (Hackerman Patz House, Sinai Hospital)
14. Get new glasses
15. Plan 3 weekend getaway trips (NYC in February, Outer Banks North Carolina)
16. Host a dinner club
17. Create a lean closet (January 25, 2015)
18. Take a cooking class
19. Try vegetarianism for a month
20. Go to 3 concerts (Kiran Ahuwalia, Taking Back Sunday, Global Citizen Concert in D.C.)
21. Go camping
22. Go to Pimlico horse race
23. Travel to 2 new cities (Kitty Hawk, NC, Oranjestad, Aruba)
24. Go to brunch with bottomless mimosas
25. Make homemade ice cream
26. Go to a TED conference
27. Take a self-defense class
28. Invest in 2 new coffee table books
29. Learn how to fish tale braid
30. Do a headstand in yoga
31. Stay with 5,3 more airbnb hosts
32. Visit an amusement park (Zoo in D.C.)
33. Get a massage/spa day
34. Purchase a nice camera
35. Lose 10 lbs
36. Find some plants for my apartment
37. Send 30 handwritten notes/letters (10/30)
38. Clean up iTunes library
39. Join or start a book club
40. Make 2 new friends in Baltimore
41. Order mussels at a restaurant
42. Develop interests in 2 random topics/subjects (Watercoloring, Blogging)
43. Purchase decorative pillows and a nice throw
44. Create a time capsule to be opened at age 30
45. Create a list of all the US States I have visited and states that I have yet to visit  See my post about it here.
46. Watch a Ted talk a day for 2 weeks
47. Sell something on Etsy
48. Purchase something on Etsy
49. Participate/Comment on an article on the NYT
50. Travel to Europe
51. Watch 15 seasons of TV (Orange is the New Black 1-3, Broad City Season 2, House of Cards Season 3, Silicon Valley Season 2, Game of Thrones Season 5, True Detective Season 2, The Wire 1-5, Mad Men 1, United States of Tara 1-3)
52. Purge on beauty products; only keep what is needed and used
53. Learn how to do my own eyebrows
54. Make 10 OpenTable Reservations (Blue Agave, The Food Market, City Cafe, The Helmand)
55.  Save $10 for every item completed on this list
56. Reread all the Harry Potter books
57. Watch all of The Lord of the Rings movies
58. Watch all movies that won best picture of the last 10 years
59. Watch 10 documentaries (Dark Girls, Citizenfour, Nature)
60. Go to a speakeasy
61. Visit a upscale thrift shop
62. Go to a poetry or story slam
63. Write 6 product reviews (6/6)
64. Make a friend through blogging

Professional

65. Learn to use Adobe Illustrator
66. Increase twitter followers to 300
67. Get a promotion at work
68. Take the GMAT
69. Invest money (January 28, 2015)
70. Attend a conference
71. Make business cards
72. Become a mentor to someone
73. Take a online class or certification
74. Complete at least 50 posts on my blog (29/50)
75. Transition blog to a self hosted domain
76. Earn a bonus at work
77. Create a style guide for blog

Creative

78. Take a calligraphy class
79. Start a lifestyle blog (January 11, 2015)
80. Oil paint on canvas
81. Make 25 new foods from cookbooks (Cauliflower and Pea Bhaji,Pressed Tofu, Tomato Garlic Tortellini Soup, Chili con Elote, Gazpacho, Aioli Sauce, Brazilian Salsa, Moosewood Lasagne, Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole, Caramelized Garlic Tart, Mushroom Ragout with Poached Eggs)
82. Learn to make pasta
83. Take an interior design class
84. Do 5 Pinterest DIY projects
85. Write a travel story
86. Paint with watercolors
87. Create a stamp of my own
88. Attend a glassblowing workshop
89. Re-create resume in a creative format
90. Make a book on blurb
91. Find a doodling book and doodle everyday for a month
92. Conduct 5 photography shoots

Health

93. Join a pool for lap swimming
94. Stop drinking for 1 month
95. Meditate once a day for 1 month
96. Try fasting or a cleanse
97. Do a yoga retreat
98. Drink green tea instead of coffee for 2 months
99. Start using natural and sulfate free shampoo
100. Stop washing my hair everyday
101. Hike a trail in a national park (Arikok National Park, Aruba)

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