Happy New Year!

***I’m keeping this for myself, as a record of what the list used to look like, but I am no longer updating this page***

Good bye and good riddance to 2010. The last real blog post I wrote here was in June, and it was a bit of a pity-fest. And naturally, the summer only got worse from there. After a bad allergic reaction, a hospital visit, mild hallucinations, and the death of my wonderful puppy Fudge, school started, and it was much more work-intensive than I’d hoped, I was behind from the start, I went for a couple of interviews for Alternative Spring Break and a job as a field assistant for next summer and didn’t get either, dropped a course, and had to get an exam deferred due to OCD/my own stupidity. And what is a blog for if not a place for self-indulgent whining?

But some time around the first week of December, I started feeling a bit better. Perhaps it was actually being on medication, the new dosage, or the fact that depression may wax and wane, but I remembered what it felt like to want to do things, to be able to envision getting things done, to feel motivation and contentedness.

So here’s to 2011.

No more pity parties. And I’m kicking off January with a list.

100 things I want to do (in 1000 days)

  1. Get my stupid degree [In progress since the dawn of time]
  2. Take a voice acting class
  3. Take a singing class
  4. Finish the first draft of my book (The King)
  5. Get my driver’s license
  6. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  7. Get a journalism type article published (for money)
  8. Play an instrument in a big band
  9. Learn to play Rhapsody in Blue on piano
  10. Learn to play Somebody to Love on piano
  11. Paint something [completed February 20th, 2011]
  12. Start drawing again (buy a sketchbook [completed March 27th, 2011] – fill it up)
  13. Stop picking
  14. Do some fun creative baking (ask Po for help if needed 😛 ) [completed April 1st, 2011]
  15. Finish a scrapbook                                     -> 0/3
  16. Finish another scrapbook
  17. Finish another scrapbook
  18. Join an improv class
  19. Act in a play
  20. Do an archaeological dig
  21. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter [completed December 26th, 2010]
  22. Go to grad school
  23. Go to a San Diego ComiCon
  24. Participate in a NaNoWriMo
  25. Get computer organised once and for all
  26. Make website for photographs (e.g. travel photos, portfolio photos)
  27. Learn to Scuba dive
  28. Volunteer at CHEO
  29. Volunteer at the Ottawa Crisis Centre
  30. Get TEFL
  31. Teach English overseas
  32. See The Daily Show live
  33. Visit Marina in Minnesota
  34. Watch 20 great old movies (I haven’t seen a LOT of the classics, so this is a selection from IMDB’s Top 250)                    -> 7/20 [In progress]
  35. The Shawshank Redemption
  36. The Godfather [completed July 17th, 2011]
  37. The Godfather II
  38. 12 Angry Men
  39. Goodfellas
  40. Se7en
  41. Silence of the Lambs
  42. Memento
  43. Dr. Strangelove [completed July 20th, 2011]
  44. Citizen Cane
  45. The Shining
  46. Spirited Away [completed April 1st, 2011]
  47. Aliens
  48. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [completed February 4th, 2011]
  49. Requiem for a Dream
  50. Back to the Future [completed January 1st, 2012]
  51. Ghostbusters [completed December 31st, 2011]
  52. Die Hard
  53. Annie Hall
  54. The Social Network [completed March 27th, 2011]
  55. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  56. Run a marathon of sorts
  57. Knit something
  58. Whiten teeth
  59. Go two weeks without drinking coke (shut up) [started March 16th, completed March 30th, 2011]
  60. Participate in/skate in a Winterlude in Ottawa [completed February 19th, 2011]
  61. Get a bottle of vitamins and finish it without missing a single day (yeah, some of them I just stole right from Heather of gofugyourself fame) [In progress] [completed July 29th, 2011]
  62. Read one bookshelf’s worth of my unread books
  63. Complete a Cannonball read (pajiba.com)                            -> 29/52 [In progress]
  64. Get past fear of diving
  65. Watch some finished/cancelled TV shows                            -> 2/10 [In progress]
  66. Watch all of Terriers [completed January 31st, 2012]
  67. Watch all of Battlestar Gallactica
  68. Watch all of Better Off Ted [completed January 9th, 2012]
  69. Watch all of Ashes to Ashes
  70. Watch all of the West Wing
  71. Watch all of Blackadder
  72. Watch all of Buffy (I only watched to about season 3, and I’d like to finish)
  73. Watch all of the Wire
  74. Watch all of Freaks and Geeks
  75. Watch all of Spaced
  76. Take a long-exposure picture
  77. Learn to juggle
  78. Solve a Rubik’s cube
  79. Donate blood
  80. Witness an eclipse
  81. Do pottery (make a pot or a vase)
  82. Learn 5 card tricks                             -> 0/5
  83. Go camping
  84. Do the splits (every day) [In progress]
  85. Learn glass blowing (take a course)
  86. Renew CPR/first aid licence
  87. Make a candle
  88. Finish Learn French in 10 Days book
  89. Grow a plant – do a picture a day and make a stop motion film
  90. Creatively ice a cake [completed July 20th, 2011]
  91. Throw bachelorette party for Nataly [completed January 22nd, 2012]
  92. Make a gravy train
  93. Learn to do that two-fingered whistle
  94. Spend a day tree planting
  95. Allow a spider to crawl on me without screaming
  96. Do a 1000+ piece puzzle [In progress] *asterisk* [completed July 26th, 2011]
  97. Get my ear cartilage pierced once and for all
  98. Pay back mom and dad
  99. Donate $10 to charity for each goal not completed by the end date
  100. Begin world traveling (the following are places I have always desperately wanted to go and exotic things I’ve always wanted to do; there’s no way I’ll make it to all of them in 3 years, but I’m keeping them on the list anyway)
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Egypt
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • France
  • Spain
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Peru – Walk the Inca Trail

Start date: December 26th, 2010

End date: September 21st, 2013

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Posted on January 1, 2011, in 100 things in 1000 days, Lists, Rants and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hanner Bananner

    Didn’t we watch all of spaced? Also we just had a lunar eclipse down here!

  2. We did not – you did, in your room, without me :p And that’s awesome. I read about it, got excited, and then realised we couldn’t see it from here. 😦

  3. Hanner Bananner

    Also you got past your fear of diving, we were in a sub!

  4. I wish I could cheat, but unfortunately, I did mean actually diving, like head first, into the water.

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