#101 in 1001, Round 2

101-in-1001My first #101 list ended yesterday. I 100% admit that my first list was VERY ambitious. There were some big things going down…

If I had an unlimited amount of cash, it might’ve been possible to complete more than 50%. I can see now why the list should have a balance between big events, small victories, and goals that take a solid amount of time and commitment.

So here’s my new list that I’ve compiled over the last year. I even checked off two items, before the list started: 1) Pay off a credit card, and 2) Buy a second freezer for food storage.

Onward to the next challenge…

Start: October 1, 2016
End: June 29, 2019

  1. Create a 2nd list of 101 things to do. (10/1/16)
  2. Everything important not completed from my first list.

Home

  1. Buy a car
  2. Buy an instant camera
  3. Create a P+T photo album
  4. Finish styling our first house, inside and out
  5. Frame and hang all of our art
  6. Get a compost barrel and a rain barrel.
  7. Get a second pet for the family
  8. Finish landscaping our front and back yards
  9. Host Thanksgiving
  10. Make emergency kits/food storage
  11. Scan all of my mother’s photos
  12. Scan/file/back up our photos
  13. Start a garden
  14. Sustain a lemon tree in Atlanta
  15. Throw a Quentin Tarantino Party

Style

  1. Buy a pair of Louboutins
  2. Buy my first investment handbag
  3. Have a dress made for me
  4. Get everything on Nina Garcia’s 100 list (24 to go)
  5. Invest in a pair of good hiking boots

Travel

  1. Continue trying to visit every state (15 to go, 14 in January!)
  2. Go back to Montana
  3. Go back to Paris and stock up on beauty products
  4. Go on a fitness-based trip
  5. Go on a girls vacation with more than one other person
  6. Go on a trip with my mom
  7. Go on a west coast road trip
  8. Go on an overnight hiking trip
  9. Go south of the equator
  10. Go to a Black Tie function
  11. Go to a cranberry bog
  12. Go to the FL/GA game in Jax
  13. Plan a surprise trip for Troy’s 35th
  14. See a fjord
  15. See a glacier
  16. See the Northern Lights
  17. Start planning a trip for my 35th
  18. Take a photo with a giant Redwood or Sequoia in California
  19. Take another bucket list trip
  20. Take Troy to Portland
  21. Travel abroad for Christmas
  22. Visit 3 new countries

Culture

  1. Blow glass or create a stained glass ornament
  2. Buy a substantial piece of art
  3. Create a substantial piece of art
  4. Get my library card
  5. Complete a 642 Things to Write About journal
  6. Complete a Wreck This Journal
  7. Go berry picking, then make jam, then can it
  8. Go for a full day at the spa
  9. Learn calligraphy
  10. Learn darkroom photography
  11. Learn stick shift
  12. Learn to pick a lock
  13. Re-read Portrait of a Lady
  14. Read every Jane Austen Novel (3/7)
  15. Read the entire Dark Tower series
  16. Read the Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide
  17. Read Women in Love
  18. Reinstate Netflix DVD’s
  19. Watch the rest of the 100 best movies of all time
  20. Re-learn how to play Cribbage
  21. Ride a Vespa
  22. See a Broadway Play
  23. See Mariah in Concert
  24. Stay up all night and have breakfast at 3am
  25. Take an oil painting course
  26. Go to a rave (Krewella, 10/7/16)

Health & Fitness

  1. Bowl a 150 average
  2. Complete another indoor Tri
  3. Do an early morning run every day for one week
  4. Do another 3-day refresh
  5. Do a juice cleanse
  6. Finish a 10k in under an hour (Best time 1:02)
  7. Learn to play golf
  8. Learn to snowboard (better)
  9. Learn to surf (better)
  10. Nail a crow pose and yoga head stand
  11. Ride a mechanical bull
  12. Run another Disney half marathon
  13. Stay at 120 lbs except if pregnant
  14. Take regular boxing classes
  15. Try acupuncture
  16. Visit a chiropractor

Professional & Finance

  1. Create a Living Will
  2. Develop an idea for a novel
  3. Buy someone the absolute best birthday present
  4. Be a guest blogger/writer on someone’s website
  5. Be part of a startup company
  6. Learn how to code
  7. Pay off my entire Student Loan Debt
  8. Reach 700 Twitter followers
  9. Take a grant writing class
  10. Take an online class
  11. Write an article for a magazine

For Others

  1. Be a part of the SMS Centennial
  2. Organize one big St. Margaret’s fundraiser
  3. Buy someone the absolute best birthday gift (also in January…)
  4. Complete another 52-week giving challenge and donate (most) of it

Follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @CoxswainPatti to keep up.

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Reading

Family-ready finally h8e31c6829d84cd747a72028999870d94appened, and it was this weekend. After an (alleged) rainy weekend at the Fernbank Natural History museum and the Inman Park Festival with the family, I went to the Georgia Renaissance Festival with three girlfriends as well. There was very little weekend reading done.

But I have another short work week ahead, flying back up to Virginia for my next Board of Governors meeting. Aside from my usual governing and presiding, I’m hoping to sneak in a Varsity softball game and the Van Gogh exhibit in Richmond. In the meantime, here are some new articles I’m keeping in my back pocket:

Have a good week, readers! In the meantime, here are some shots from the weekend.

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History
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We tried our best Jennifer Lawrence. Emphasis on TRIED…
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My newest Atlanta Favorite: Atomic Ice Creams Chocolate Espresso ice cream sandwich. Should’ve splurged for the Ginger cookie/strawberry ice cream sandwich as well. http://www.facebook.com/AtomicIceCreamSandwich

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Sunday Reading

8e31c6829d84cd747a72028999870d94I was completely mistaken thinking I could finished my book during my last trip. I don’t think I had a single 5-minute window of downtime to read. However, this month is looking very promising, and with the amazing weather coming, I can restart my favorite afternoon pastime of reading outside on the deck. I got an amazing tan reading Game of Thrones… For this Sunday, here were my favorite reads for the week:

  • From Scout to Hermione: Bookworms salute their favorite heroines from Mashable. My personal favorite heroine from literature is Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She’s so raw and gritty, yet completely capable, multi-dimensional and the hero of the entire trilogy. Yes, heroines are fictional characters, not real people. But, how we chose to view them is a reflection of the qualities we’d like to see in ourselves.
  • The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things from Fast Company. “Collect experiences, not things” is one of the best life lessons. No matter what happens, I have some pretty killer adventures up my sleeves.
  • Change.org COO: 5 leadership lessons from my days as a coxswain via Fortune. Being a coxswain has been the most significant role I’ve ever taken on, and it completely changed the way I work and interact with people. For definitely the better and sometimes/rarely the worse.
  • Touch by Claire North. My colleague from Australia recommended this to me. We both bonded over our love of Gillian Flynn, so this story about a girl who was brutally murdered and before she dies she is able to switch bodies with her killer. This one is at the top of my list for my flight to Europe.
  • 10 Projects that Increase Home Value. This is definitely a grown-up read for the week, but more than half of these projects need to be done with our house in the coming 3-5 years. Not complete remodels, but the usual maintenance and face lifts. We love our house, and it helps to know that we are investing in it the right way.