Bucket List

This list started as a 101 IN 1001, but as you can see below I did not complete all of these things in 1001 days.
Official Start Date: June 1, 2010
Official End Date: February 27, 2013                                                                                                         I haven’t blogged in over 2 years, but when I came across this list I decided to give it another shot.                                          
                                                                                                                                                               Italicized ones are in the process of being completed.
1. Send flowers for no reason. (0/6)
2. Sponsor a child.  Oct. 2010….I'm happy to report that I still sponsor this little boy 5 years later.

  
3. Donate blood. (1/3)
I recently donated blood for the first time. It was a success so I can’t wait to do it again. (3-7-2011)
4. Go on a cruise.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

5. Conquer my fear of flying.  2011                                                                                                                                                     

6. Get a passport. Dec. 2010                                                                                                                                                                     

7.  Travel by train.    Chicago, NYC, Bham to Nola and back  
8. Ride in a hot air balloon. 
9. Travel outside of the United States.
I traveled to the Bahamas on 12-27-2010 and then moved there from April 2011-Aug 2011.     

10. Go parasailing.  Sept. 2011 (Cabo, Mexico)

11. Learn to drive a stick shift.  Sept. 2011 (Todos Santos, Mexico)

12. Get a place of my own.
I officially got my own place, aside from college and during my nanny years, in December of 2013.                 

13. Visit friends that live in other states.                                                                                         
(9/10) Shelby in Chicago 4x. August and November 2010, March 2012, and December 2012
Kent in New Orleans 2x. November and December-January 2011-2012
Derek 1x-Pensacola June 2012 Shelby- Indy 2015 and Louisville 2015  
                                                       

14. Visit NYC.
December 2010, Jan 2011, and February 2011                                                                                          

15. Visit all the states (17/50)
Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, California, Virginia, Wyoming, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Colorado.

16. Go to 10 concerts. (6/10)
Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jason Mraz, Childish Gambino, Everclear                          
2015- Eric Church                                                                                                                                        
17. Read 50 books. (50/50)                                                                                                              
Kristin Billerbeck- What a Girl Wants, She’s Out of Control, and With this Ring, I’m Confused.
Sara Gruen-Water for Elephants
Emily Giffin- Baby Proof, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, and Love the One You’re With.
James Patterson-Sam’s Letters to Jennifer and Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas
The Secret
Cecelia Ahern- P.S. I Love You
Nicholas Sparks-The Lucky One, Safe Haven, The Rescue, and A Bend in the Road. The Best of Me
Francine Rivers-Redeeming Love and Atonement Child
Stephanie Meyer-The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Lauren Conrad- L.A. Candy, Sweet Little Lies, Sugar and Spice, and Style
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
Tina Fey-Bossypants
Suzanne Collins- The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay
Todd Burpo-Heaven is for Real
Emma Donoghue- Room Kathryn Scott- The Help Alex Flinn- Beastly Gayle Forman- If I Stay and Where She Went
2014 Colleen Hoover- Maybe Someday, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love Stephanie Perkins- Anna and the French Kiss and Isla and the Happily Ever After Josh Green- The Fault in Our Stars Mary A, Wasowski- Forever and Second Chance at Forever
2015 Colleen Hoover- Confess Terri Osburn- Meant to Be and Up to the Challenge

18. Learn Spanish.                                                                                                                                  
19. Complete 50 questions that will free your mind.                                                                         
20. Get a bike. March 2012                                                                                                                
21. Get a massage.  December 10, 2010                                                                                             
22. Complete Couch to 5k                                                                                                                   
23. Get to my goal weight of ***                                                                                                              
24. Stretch every day for a month.                                                                                                
25.Drink 1 liter of water a day for 90 days.                                                                                          
26.                                                                                                                                                               
27. Join a church. SUMMER 2014 (CHURCH OF THE HIGHLANDS)

28. Get involved with a small group.                                                                                                         
29. Read Purpose Driven Life.                                                                                                              

30. Read/listen to the entire Bible.  Started Jan. 1, 2012                                                                
31.  Take a couponing class. 

32. Open a savings account. December 2010                                                                                      
33. Sell old items on Ebay.                                                                                                                
34. Apply for a rewards credit card. February 2011                                                                        
35. Pay off credit cards. (2/3)                                                                                                                            
36. Get a recycling bin.

37. Plant flowers. April 2012

38. Remember to use reusable shopping bags for a month.

39. Have a yard sale and donate all the proceeds.                                                                         
(1/3) Bluebird Boutique-Relay for Life April 2012
40. Sell old textbooks online.
41. Attend a wine tasting. November 2012
42. Go Fishing
43. Go to Sips and Strokes.
44. Get a fish and keep it alive
45. Learn to slalom.
46. Go Surfing. Sept. 2011 (Cerritos Beach, Mexico)                                                                        47. Go on a safari.
48. Go White Water Rafting.
49. Go zip lining. Sept 2011
50. Ride in a helicopter
51. Swim with dolphins.
52. Shoot a gun.
53. Go camping and sleep in a tent.
54. Go see 5 Broadways shows. (0/5).
55. Ride a horse.
56. Go on the Bama Belle.
57. Go deep see fishing.
58. Get 100 blog followers. June 2011
59. Eat a piece of fruit everyday for a month. (0/6)
60. Give up meat for 2 weeks. (1/6) Winter 2012
61. Take a multivitamin everyday for a month. (0/6)
62. Try 50 new foods. (13/50)
omelet, sweet potatoes, maui maui, dolphin dip, lobster, tart, grouper, cauliflower, hamburger-cooked medium, chicken pot pie, onions, mango, and conch.
Rasberries, Kiwi, Blackberry,
63. Try Sushi. Completed
64. Floss everyday for a month.
65. Write a letter to myself to read in 10 years.
66. Write a letter to each of my nieces and nephews to read in 10
years.
67. Print 50 pictures a month for 18 months. Failed
68. Write in my journal at least once a month. Failed
69. Have a girls night once a month. (8/33)
70. Buy a blog template. Completed April 2012
71. Get a new laptop.Completed March 2011
72. Get a new cell phone.Completed August 2010
73. Buy a fishing pole.
74. Buy a professional camera.
75. Go to a Braves game. Completed August 2010
76. Go to an NFL game.
77. Go on a mission trip.
78. Go to Las Vegas
79. Raise money for a cause. (1/3)
Relay for Life-American Cancer Society
80. Go to Canada.
81. Watch 50 of IMDB’s Top 500 movies
(http://www.imdb.com/chart/top)(22/50)
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Inception
3. Se7en
4. Forrest Gump
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
6. Black Swan
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
8. The Green Mile
9. Gran Torino
10. The Wizard of Oz
11. Slumdog Millionaire
12. The Lion King
13. The Sixth Sense
14. Kill Bill Vol. 1
15. Gone with the Wind
16. Finding Nemo
17. Avatar
18. My Neighbor Totoro
19. Ratatouille
20. Mystic River
21. Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
22. Monsters Inc.
23. Shutter Island
24. Crash
25. Edward Scissorhands
26. Changling
27. Little Miss Sunshine
28. Dawn of the Dead
29. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
30. Shrek
31. 500 Days of SUmmer
32. Halloween
33. Walk the Line
34. The Notebook
35. E.T.
36. Taken
37. Aladdin
38. Tangled
39. Juno
40. Snow White
41. As Good As it Gets
42. Beauty and the Beast
43. Up
44. Braveheart
82. Attend a ballet. Sept 2011 (Guanajuato, Mexico)
83. Run in a 5k. (2/5)                                                                                                                                The Color Run-April 2012
The Color Run-September 2012

84. Run in a 10K.
85. Go to Mardi Gras.
86. Join the local library. Completed March 2011 and again June 2011
87. Join a gym. Completed March 2011
88. Visit Atlantis. Summer 2011
89. Complete pro bloggers 31 days to a better blog challenge.
90. Buy an external hard drive and back up all computer stuff.
91. Ride on an elephant. Completed Winter 2012
92. Write a post once a month updating my 101 in 1001.
93. Go to the top on the Empire State Building.
Partially complete.
94. Go 3 months without online shopping. Summer 2011
95. Get a hair cut. (bc I haven’t in about a year) Completed April 2011
96. Plan a trip with my closest girlfriends.                                                                              Completed Jan 2012 (Nashville, Tennessee-birthday weekend)
97. Leave a 100% tip for someone. (3/6)
98. Complete the Spring Fever Challenge. FAILED
99. Have a picnic in Central Park.
100. Catch a sea horse.
101. Donate $5 for each goal I do not complete.



 
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