I’ve always been one for lists: Bucket lists, grocery lists, lists of lists… the list (pun intended) will go on for days. There is something rewarding about being able to check things off and see how much has been accomplished.
In keeping with the spirit of the New Year, and attempting to follow my own advice about how to keep New Years Resolutions, I’ve decided to make a list. This list, inspired by these lists, is 101 things that I want to do in 1001 days. I know, I know, 1001 days is a long time. (For everyone’s reference, that’s 2 years and seven months. Roughly). It seams like a pipe dream to actually stay motivated enough to cross everything off my list.
However, within the challenge lies the beauty. I have two years and seven months to accomplish 101 things that I’ve always wanted to do. Some of them can be monumental, while others can be as mundane as not eating cereal for dinner three nights a week.
Some of the things I want to accomplish:
- Take a calligraphy class
- Learn how to do my make-up correctly
- Visit my grandmother
- Send a care package to a friend, just because.
- Visit every stadium in the SEC
Being in my twenties is hard. I won’t lie and say that I have it all figured out, nor do I know exactly where I want to be in five years. I know that right now there are days when I fell like I’m on top of the world, and others where I feel like I am the literal definition of a hot mess. I can go from loving to hating my job in a single meeting, and have debated why on earth boys are still stupid and why wine has calories on too many re-occurring occasions.
But while this (generally) quarter life crisis’ can only be helped and not completely remedied, I might as well enjoy the ride. Before I know it I’ll be blowing out the candles on my 30th birthday cake, and I want to be able to say that my twenties were great. Hard? Yes. But definitely great.
So instead of lamenting about it, I can change it. And I can do that by doing what I do best: crossing things off of a list, one experience at a time.
What will you do in the next 1001 days?