Sunday, January 31, 2010

Month 1

So I started the 101 in 1001 list 1 month ago tomorrow, and I thought I'd give a little update on how things have been going. No goals completed yet, but they are in progress. :)

17. Watch 26 movies, each one starting with a different letter of the alphabet (1/26).
  • Facing the Giants
31. Give someone a thank-you card once a month (1/33).
  • I gave my mom a thank you card- she deserves it for so many reasons. :)
41. Learn one new word a month (1/33).
  • Panacea (pan-uh-see-ah)- noun- a remedy for all diseases, problems, or evils; a universal medicine; a cure-all
99. Leave 50 Operation Beautiful post-it notes in random places (1/50).

As for life in itself, it's a little hectic right now. I'm still not loving the drive I have to clinical, but it's something that has to be done. I had scheduled to go into clinical yesterday and today, but I had to cancel because there was no way I would be able to make it up the "hill." So that puts me a bit further behind schedule than I had hoped, but I still remind myself that God has plans and reasons for everything. I have my first post-conference this week, so hopefully that will go well. Keep me in your prayers.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Today's been kind of a rough day. It started with finding out something about my schedule this semester that I really did not want to hear and in fact had been praying would not happen.
But, I have to remember that everything is in God's hands and He has a reason for everything. I'm just praying that it all goes well.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wishing, Hoping, Dreaming

I want this. It is I Love Lucy: The Complete Series 34 disc set in a heart-shaped (!!!) DVD container. I saw it at Target the other day, and squealed in the aisle. It's amaaaazing.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

And another...

Add yellow nail polish to the list of purchased supplies for the 101 in 1001 project.

Just felt like updating with that tidbit :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


My grandma, grandpa, and I took the long, back road to downtown Nashville today. My grandpa has wanted to go that way for quite some time now, especially since he knew I had never traveled that particular route, and he continued to claim that he was sure he knew the way even if he had not taken this route in 30 some odd years. I told him when he first mentioned it that I would drive us to Nashville on his route, and finally, since I had time (and I now have a TomTom navigation system!), we took off this morning! It was really great to see different scenery that the ol' standby I-40 doesn't provide. And needless to say, it made my grandpa happy, and I love spending time out and about with them. I was able to show them a lot of downtown Nashville, a place they hadn't visited in years. Maybe next time I can show them the area up close, rather than through the glass of the car's windows.

Another plus of this trip- we ended up driving by a small shopping center with the two stores I had been wanting to visit, Target and Marshall's. I'm a Target fiend. I can hardly leave the store until I have scoured every shelf and walked on every linoleum tile (ok, I'm exaggerating... a little bit). I like Marshall's, too, and I bought a couple pair of jeans today, which is neither here nor there as the saying goes.

The real exciting part of the shopping excursion was the start I was able to make on my 101 in 1001 list. I purchased some post-it notes (adorable ones at that), a Disney coloring book, and a 750 piece Disney puzzle. (Yes, I am Disney obsessed and not ashamed.) And I left an Operation Beautiful note for some unknown person to find. I hope they are inspired. :) I also received my "Wreck This Journal" journal in the mail, which looks absolutely awesome.

I'm so excited (and maybe a bit giddy)!

Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year, A New... List?

Happy New Year!

Ok, so I've been pretty bad about keeping up with this blog. But that's okay. It's just a blog! :) I would resolve to write more, but I have a tendency to let resolutions fall by the wayside, and quickly at that. So I'll just continue to update when I feel like it.

However, I did complete quite a task- a task full of tasks to complete, actually. I made my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, with the starting date of today (01.01.10). (I actually just wrote 2009... this may take a while to catch on to!)

Hopefully I'll be able to grow from this list and have lots of new experiences. And I'm willing to accept that I may not be able to complete all the tasks in those 1001 days (ending 09.28.12), but it's the trying that counts! :)

Anyway, to learn more about the project, visit the Day Zero Project.

I hope to keep up with my progress some on this blog. And without further ado, here is my list:

1. Go to Europe or Hawaii.
2. Go to Disney World again.
3. Read 50 books.
4. Do the 365 Day Project.
5. Have my first kiss.
6. Complete the Couch to 5K.
7. Go to New York City.
8. Get a spa treatment at a real spa.
9. Buy a designer item.
10. Get a manicure and pedicure on the same day.
11. Read the entire Bible.
12. Send a secret to PostSecret.
13. Leave a secret in a PostSecret book.
14. Complete the 5000 question survey.
15. Don't eat fast food or food from any restaurant for one month each year (excludes water) (0/3).
16. Don't drink anything carbonated for one month each year (0/3).
17. Watch 26 movies, each one starting with a different letter of the alphabet (0/26).
18. Attend the midnight premiere of a movie.
19. Have at least $1000 in savings.
20. Place 25 different inspirational quotes in unsuspecting places for people to find (0/25).
21. Go ice skating.
22. Go on a semi-spontaneous overnight trip.
23. Swim with dolphins.
24. Give 5 "just because" gifts (0/5).
25. Write a short story.
26. Graduate.
27. Move out.
28. Buy a different car.
29. Learn to crochet.
30. Learn to knit.
31. Give someone a thank-you card once a month (0/33).
32. Send 10 postcards via PostCrossing (0/10).
33. Make a skirt for myself.
34. Go bungee jumping.
35. Go rock climbing (indoor or outdoor).
36. Start a scrapbook and fill at least 15 pages (0/15).
37. Fit into size 14 jeans.
38. Go to the movies at least 5 times a year (0/15).
39. Watch every Julia Roberts movie I have not seen.
40. Attend a dance class (of some sort).
41. Learn one new word a month (0/33).
42. Take a picture of 26 different things, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet (0/26).
43. Lead Vacation Bible School.
44. Go into a salon and have them cut my hair in the style they think would look best.
45. Try 10 new recipes (0/10).
46. Have a Disney movie marathon day: watch The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Snow White, The Lion King, and Sleeping Beauty all in one day
47. Buy a coloring book and complete it.
48. Grant 3 wishes via (0/3).
49. Create a small recipe book of my family's favorite recipes.
50. Watch a sunrise three times and take pictures at least once (0/3).
51. Watch a sunset three times and take pictures at least once (0/3).
52. Make a list of 100 things that make me happy.
53. Go parasailing.
54. Go jetskiing.
55. Create something for Lily to put in her room.
56. Create something for Hannah to put in her room.
57. Grow my own herbs.
58. On graduation day, open the letter I wrote to myself on my 18th birthday.
59. Eat at a restaurant I've never eaten at before.
60. Complete 15 creative writing prompts via (0/15)
61. Ride my bike.
62. Visit Wildhorse Saloon.
63. Wear a flower in my hair for an entire day (can be a fake flower).
64. Pay for someone behind me in a drive-thru.
65. Reread the Harry Potter series.
66. Send flowers to someone on their birthday.
67. Spend 24 hours away from the computer five times (0/5).
68. Find out my blood type.
69. Participate in a charity/foundation walk.
70. Learn to say "I love you" in 5 different languages (0/5).
71. Wear my hair a different way each day for one week (0/7).
72. Play tennis.
73. Get personalized stationery.
74. Go to a yoga class.
75. Make a card for someone.
76. Watch every single episode of I Love Lucy.
77. Read the rest of the Twilight series BEFORE their respective movies are released in theaters (0/2).
78. Start a financial record book, and keep up with it for 6 months at least (0/6).
79. Buy for at least one child off the Angel Tree at Christmas time.
80. Go fishing with my grandpa.
81. Buy a new swimsuit.
82. Wear make-up (other than foundation and powder) every day for one week (0/7).
83. Build a gingerbread house.
84. Watch all seasons of Sex and the City.
85. Host a murder mystery party.
86. Put together a 500+ piece puzzle on my own.
87. Buy a journal and wreck it (via Wreck This Journal).
88. Drink 64 oz of water a day for one month (0/30).
89. Jump into the deep end of a pool.
90. Memorize 10 Bible verses (0/10).
91. Go white water rafting.
92. Create a flower arrangement.
93. Keep bedroom clean for one month.
94. Keep inside of car clean for one month.
95. Paint my toenails yellow.
96. Create a soundtrack of my life so far.
97. Accessorize an outfit with jewelry every day for one week (0/7).
98. Take at least a 10 minute walk every day for a month (0/30).
99. Leave 50 Operation Beautiful post-it notes in random places (0/50).
100. Compile a list of 101 of my favorite quotes (0/101).
101. Photograph and/or document every goal completed.