Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Things I crossed off my list in 2014

Sometime in April of 2013, I had seen a few people creating these big "101 in 1001" goals lists and I decided I'd do one for myself. Over a hundred things seemed daunting, but I think I've done pretty well. I have a direct link in my toolbar, and I update it every few months, but I realized I rarely ever talk about my list and the progress I've made. So I figured I'd highlight some of the things I managed to cross off in the last year. 

Go to an aquarium
Derek and I visited the aquarium in New Orleans while we were on our honeymoon. It wasn't part of our plan, but we had exhausted many of the other options on the days prior, so we took the trolly from near our room to the aquarium. It was a pretty quick walk through and they had an interactive sting ray exhibit, which was pretty neat!

Become an RN (registered nurse)
I graduated three(ish) years ago as an LPN and I knew I'd go back to school shortly after to become a Registered Nurse. I finished up in May of 2014 and accepted a new position at my place of work the following August. It's been a whirlwind of a year, but I've learned a lot (about my job and about myself). It took a lot of hard work, but I'm glad I went through with it.

Find a quote and work it into a piece of art/home decor


I made this wood pallet sign over the summer. It's still one of my favorite things in my house!

Host a dinner party
This year I hosted a Christmas party at our house (two weeks after moving in!) and it was tons of fun. We did a potluck style dinner and played dirty santa afterward and had a small bonfire. It was good to have all our friends in the same place, eating, fellowshiping, and just having a good ole time.

Decorate for a holiday
I finally got to decorate for Christmas this year!


It wasn't much, but I loved having a space of our own to make pretty.

Sing a karaoke duet
One of our friends had a karaoke party right before football season started this year, and it was tons of fun! My two favorite songs: Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain, and I like big Butts by Sir Mix A Lot. I nailed them both.

Read a book in a day
If I Stay was short enough for me to finish one lazy Sunday. I've yet to see the movie, mainly because I've heard mixed opinions, but I'll probably still watch it on redbox (eventually).

Donate money to charity
Derek and I had rewards at our old bank for spending certain amounts of money/month using our debit cards. At the end of the year we could cash in our rewards, but since we didn't see any "prize" we wanted, we used the option to donate $50 to different charities. I know it's not much, but any little bit helps! My goal this year is to find an organization I'm passionate about and volunteer/donate/do anything I can for them.

Send Christmas cards
I was so excited to send our first Christmas cards as husband and wife!

Compete in a Triathlon
I did two - one here in Montgomery, and one in Gulf Shores. Both were "sprint" distances, and my goal this year is to do at least one intermediate distance.



My long term goal is to do a 1/2 Iron Man in 2016 or 2017.

Go fishing


We did lots of fishing last year, but I really only participated on 4th of July when we went to a friends land with a pond. I usually leave the fishing up to Derek and spend my time lounging on the boat with a good book.

Go kayaking
Technically we didn't kayak at all last summer, but we did join up with some friends a few times who were on kayaks while we were in our boat. Same difference, right?

Get engaged/Get married


Obviously you knew this happened!! Tune in later this week for (hopefully) another wedding post!

Were you able to cross off any of your goals in the last year?

15 comments:

Kels @ BlonderSide said...

I have a bucket list type of thing but Idk if i could come up with 101 things lol. Great job on checkin things off though that's awesome!

Jess said...

You did so many things! That's fantastic!

Jay T said...

These are all REALLY great, attainable goals!! I did a 101 in 1001 a few years ago and I'm pretty sure my time is up and I didn't even do half of the things. That's probably because I wrote things like "run a marathon" when I really have NO DESIRE to run a marathon. So basically, you rock.

Sweet Catastrophe Blog said...

So great! You accomplished so much, I love looking back and remembering all the little moments that seem to be forgotten over the course of the year!

Fairy Princess Jord said...

Look how much you have accomplished!!! Get it girl!

Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of Life said...

Awesome progress! I made a 24 Before 24 list once ... I'm now almost 25 and have never posted my progress. Yikes! But I'm hoping to make a 30 Before 30 list for my 25th birthday, so maybe I'll go back and update the 24 list then, just to keep everyone informed. :)

P.S. - I would love to karaoke to I Like Big Butts!!! Nice choice haha.

Hallie Oceanside said...

I think you had a pretty dang good year! That is ALOT to accomplish!

Kasey At The Bat said...

looks like you kicked butt in 2014!! I watched If I Stay on the plane a couple weeks ago + had a pretty solid ugly cry, if that helps with your decision.

OH ALSO. I had a nice ugly cry on the train when I finished We Were Liars -- solid suggestion there, I couldn't put it down + I DEFINITELY didn't see that ending coming

The Jessa Olson Blog said...

I love kayaking. I need to find a place in WV that lets me do that. I have my 101 in 1001 days list as well, but I don't think I am doing so well. I have that quote as well.

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

YAY for crossing things off your list! I so wish I could find the goals I wrote for myself when I was 18... I know I've already completed most of them!

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