My friend Alverna recently started her very own 101 in 1001 challenge which has inspired me to post about the progress of mine. Luckily, I got married and went on a freakin’ awesome honeymoon that just happened to include a whole butt ton of things I had included in my list (coincidence or conspiracy?). Honeymoons are great by the way – I highly recommend them.
Here’s a list of what was accomplished (and subseqentlly crossed off) because of the freakin’ awesome honeymoon/trip to get married:
#4 – Swim in the ocean. :: Haiti, I miss you.
#12 – Visit 5 states I’ve never been to before. :: Nevada and Arizona. Yeah, I know I only crossed into Arizona briefly, but I think visiting the Hoover Dam on both sides totally counts.
#30 — Find the perfect little black dress. :: Before the cruise I realized I already own no fewer than five little black dresses. One of them is actually perfect.
#32 — Relearn how to walk in heels comfortably. :: After walking around the Luxor in Vegas in four inch heels, and after walking around our cruise ship in four inch heels, and then, after playing mini golf on our cruise ship in four inch heels, I accomplished this goal.
#59 — Go somewhere tropical.
#69 — Visit a waterfall. :: Not only did I visit a waterfall, I climbed a waterfall.
I love progress. Really, I do, especially considering I’m almost one year through this challenge. And if the above completed tasks weren’t enough, there’s more:
#2 — Adopt a dog. :: I was so, so close to this one the other day.
#3 — Stargaze. :: I’m thinking tonight is the night, since there’s a total lunar eclipse. Does that count as stargazing or is really actually moongazing?
#9 — Create a big collage and actually display it. :: It’s created, although not displayed – yet.
#11 — Move away from home. :: Done! I live in Richmond now for sure, and I love it.
#22 — Collect 50 quotes that inspire me. :: Here’s a new addition:
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” — Source Unknown
#40 — Quit smoking. :: Andrew and I both are down to one cigarette a day. That’s a plus, but we’re not quite there yet.
#92 — Learn to enjoy wine. :: I realized I had achieved this last night when I realized the dinner I made wasn’t complete without wine.
So far, just to put things into perspective, I still have 66 things that need completing (some of them, in my defense can’t be crossed off until the very end), which means I’ve completed 35 tasks in just under a year. That’s not bad, but I think I need to try a little harder. I know I was deployed for the better part of the first year of the challenge, but I’ve been home long enough that I feel like I should have made a bigger dent.
I wonder if printing the list off again and sticking it on the fridge would help?