I wrote last week about some of the things I managed to cross off my 101 in 1001 goals list. It was quite a bit! While I'm happy with all of the things I did manage to accomplish, there were quite a few things that I wanted to do that didn't happen, some big, some small. I'm writing the ones here that I wanted to get done the most, and the ones that I will work hardest on in the coming year (or two).
Buy a house
If you've been reading for a while, then you'll know that Derek and I started (seriously) looking for a house to buy in February of last year. Then I got an apartment and we put looking for a house on hold. Then we got engaged and knew my lease would be running out and started looking again in a little different direction. Needless to say, it didn't happen for us. Thankfully we were able to find a place to live - for as long as we need - at a reasonable price. This year, we hope to get back on the ball and find us a forever home.
Run five 5k races
I'm cutting myself a little slack on this one because I did run in two triathlons and one of them included a 5k. But only a little slack, because there were plenty of other 5Ks I could have participated in but chose not to because I had other things to do, didn't want to wake up early, etc. This year though, it is on like donkey kong!
Host a game night
One of my favorite things is playing games - cards, dice, board games, it doesn't matter. Some of my favorites are Zonk (dice), Cards Against Humanity (I still need to buy my own set), and good ole Spades. Growing up, my parents hosted a game night every Wednesday. It was a standing tradition that they upheld until we moved half way across the country. I want to have that tradition with our friends as well. Maybe not weekly, but at least once a month or so.
Go to the Caribbean
I really wanted to do this for our honeymoon, but due to some scheduling conflicts, we had to keep it short, sweet, and stateside. This coming summer our "big" vacation will be going to British Columbia, along with a few smaller/long weekend travelling here and there and hopefully we'll get to go somewhere tropical in 2016.
Make an emergency kit for the car
I've had this on my list for almost two years now and still haven't done it. It's probably a really simple task, I just haven't gotten off my butt to get it finished. I really want to though - especially since I've got a brand new car to put it in. What are your suggestions for an "emergency" kit?
Send a handwritten letter
Another simple thing that I just have to sit down and make time to do. Host Thanksgiving This just ties in to not owning a home to have my own Thanksgiving dinner! Unfortunately, I don't think my 500 square foot apartment would have held many friends/family members.
Join a church
After living in Montgomery for over two years I'm a little ashamed to say we/I still haven't found a church to call home. Partly because I still feel attached to my old church I attended with my parents, and partly because looking for a new church (that we both enjoy and feel "at home" in) is a little scary and daunting. If you've every had to start from scratch, what did you do to find a church? Trial and error? Go with friends? I'm lost!
What are some things that you wanted to get crossed off your list but didn't manage to? How do you plan to make those goals a priority this year?