Musings of a Museum Fanatic: The Next 101 List

7.31.2015

The Next 101 List



HOLY COW! I'm almost done with my 101 list! It's amazing how quickly 1001 days (about 2.75 years) flew by. I'll recap my past list next week when it's officially over but right now I want to share my next list with you! I spent a lot of time researching and writing this second list.

There were definitely things I learned doing my first list that I have since changed with this list. Such as being more specific with a goal is way better since it really nails down something for you to do and doesn't give you room to come up with excuses on why you couldn't complete the task. Let me know what you think of my new list!


ORGANIZE
1. Spend three weekends at Mom's helping her declutter & organize
2. Organize all of the photos from my grandma
3. Digitize all of the photos from my grandma
4. Organize my craft supplies
5. Scan all loose leaf recipes & recipes from cookbooks I don’t need to keep
6. Put all loose leaf recipes into properly labeled folders on computer
7. Organize all of my hard copy photos
8. Have a get rid of 50 items weekend once a year for 3 years

CHICAGO
9. Go on a Chicago Segway Tour
10. Take 3 Chicago tours (walking, food, etc.)
11. Go on a Festa bar crawl ... preferably Mardi Gras one
12. Go to a restaurant downtown during Restaurant Week
13. Eat from a Chicago food truck
14. Go to 3 big Chicago festivals
15. See the Chicago River dyed green
16. Visit 15 smaller Chicago area museums/historical societies
17. Eat at 10 iconic Chicago area restaurants
18. Attend Open House Chicago each year http://www.openhousechicago.org/
19. Take Kevin on a Chicago brewery tour

FOOD AND DRINK
20. Join a CSA
21. Get a cupcake from the cupcake vending machine at Sprinkles
22. Cook one thing I'm scared of from each Pinterest board
23. Eat a raw tomato
24. Host a crawfish/lobster low country boil
25. Have a cook with Jackie day each year
26. Make bread in my Deep Covered Baker three times
27. Make and consume 3 Disney inspired cocktails
28. Make homemade spaetzle
29. Make 10 freezer meals
30. Pre-cook two weeks’ worth of breakfasts (sandwiches, oatmeal, muffins you can freeze then reheat)

DISNEY
31. Go on Splash Mountain at Disney
32. Make Kevin go with me on a Surrey Bike ride at Disney
33. Do one Disney cosplay while we're there
34. Get a photo with each Disney Princess
35. Watch All Disney films

DIY
36. Make 75% of Christmas presents one year
37. Have Mom teach me how to perl
38. Make a door wreath for 3 different holidays/seasons
39. Learn how to metal stamp & complete 3 projects
40. Make a gallery wall

BLOG
41. Have an entire month of blog posts ready to go one month ahead of time
42. Attend three Windy City Blogger events
43. Make all of my relevant past posts Pinterest friendly
44. Host one large giveaway per year on the blog
45. Get my list of blogs I follow down to the ones I actually read on a daily basis
46. Comment on the blogs I read at least three times a week for 4 months
47. Develop and host a link up for one year
48. Get 3 paid sponsored posts per year
49. Have a once a year blog day with Stephanie

FAMILY
50. Do AncestryDNA
51. Family tree maker/ancestry something
52. Update family information binder to bring to family reunion
53. Visit Tamara in San Francisco
54. Surprise 10 people I love with homemade treats and a handwritten note
55. Have professional photos taken
56. Pre-write celebration (birthday, anniversary etc.) cards for close family & friends for one year then send them out as the dates come up

PROFESSIONAL AND CLUBS
57. Have two PC shows booked for three months in a row
58. Go to the Chicago Gamma Phi Christmas party
59. Complete 3 oral histories for the Gamma Phi History committee
60. Go to 3 local professional organization meetings (CAA, IAM, KDRMA)
61. Join a board (preferably of a museum)
62. Figure out my personal best for Pampered Chef (using worksheet) and try to top that in three categories
63. Organize and digitize Gamma Phi paperwork then add to Google Drive
64. Do something awesome relating to my job (write a professional article, submit an exhibit for an award, etc.)

FINANCES
65. Invest in the stock market
66. Donate to Gamma Phi Beta Foundation each year
67. Donate to Valparaiso History Department each year
68. Create a budget
69. Stick to budget for 3 months
70. Go on a spending frost for two months each year
71. Achieve the daily goal for the entire month on Swagbucks, one month per year

PERSONAL
72. Read 5 classic books
73. Read the harry potter series
74. Watch 4 of Ken's Burns' documentaries
75. Read 7 books about adulating
76. Take an intensive French class
77. Loose and keep off another 20 lbs

STYLE
78. Splurge on a spa day (at a really nice spa) for myself
79. Find a new hairstylist I like
80. Find a more flattering pair of jeans (signature jeans)
81. Pull together 15 new head to toe outfits out of my closet. Photograph and print idea photos
82. Have color analysis done
83. Figure out exactly what make up works best for me and get rid of all the extra products I have
84. Take stock of my wardrobe, like pull everything out and list everything I own
85. Decide on what to do next with wardrobe ... attempt capsule, reduce by 1/3, etc.

FOR FUN
86. Complete 365 Photo Challenge
87. Attend a Murder Mystery dinner
88. Go to a gala event
89. Go on a BIG trip with Kevin
90. Let Kevin pick something to add to this list and actually do it
91. Take a quick weekend road trip
92. Dress up as Bill & Ted with Becky for Halloween
93. Get a new mattress
94. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
95. Make two life recap multi media videos

THE LIST
96. Help Stephanie complete one item off her 101 list
97. Cross off 85% of my 101 list
98. Celebrate finishing up the list and make a new one

SECRET GOALS

99. #1
100. #2
101. #3

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    1. Been working on my recap of the last list post. I can't believe it's over!!

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