2014 To Do List

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Since 2012, I've made a list of 40 things that I'd like to do during the year rather than making resolutions that I almost never keep. My "To Do List" for the year usually consists of things to get, places to go, and small changes to make throughout the year, but nothing too drastic. I made my list for this year over the course of a few days back in late December/early January and I figured it'd be nice to track my progress for you guys.

1. Read 35 books (Suri’s Burn Book, Into Thin Air, The Diary of a Young Girl, Divergent, The House On Mango Street, The Sea of Tranquility, Fahrenheit 451, Jokes Every Man Should Know, The Moon and More, Girls In White Dresses, I Am Malala, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns))
2.     Keep straight A’s  (2 A-'s spring semester)
3.    Get 8,000 songs on my iPod
4.     Run more often
5.     Try to be more present in people’s lives
6.   Finish my story
7.     Get a pair of Rayban Clubmasters
8.     Run on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk
9.     Make at least 10 things that I have pinned (chocolate peanut butter cake in a mug, chocolate chip cook in a mug, coffee cake in a mug, patriotic strawberries)
10.   Re-do my bedroom at home
11.    Go to opening day for the Indians
12. Go to Chicago
13.   Take more photos
14. Reteach myself basic Photoshop and HTML skills
15.   Write every day --- fill up a notebook
16.   Grow a flower and keep it alive all spring and summer
17.   Go a day without my phone and computer
18.   Stop waiting for people to find me interesting, find other people interesting first
19. Take better care of my blogs
20.  Stop being afraid to make that first move
21.   Meet Harry Styles (Sorry Joe…)
22.  Get front row at a concert
23.  Learn a new language, other than Spanish
24.  Do a DIY/craft that I have pinned
25.  Save my money for study abroad in 2015!
26.  Get a job other than working for my uncle
27.  Confidence is key!
28.  Apply for internships or at least make a resume
29.  Put my dusty piano skills to good use
30.  Go to the Albright Knox Art Museum
31. Finish Devil’s Hole
32.  People watch at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a few hours
33.  Start making Yoga part of a weekly routine
34.  Try something new Jordan’s grad party…hah
35.  Drink more tea
36.  Figure out the Cleveland bus system
37.  Cut down on Starbucks and try going to Phoenix and Peet’s more
38.  Make Italy 2015 happen
39.  Visit Uncle Tom in Brooklyn

40. Fix the CD player in my car

Of course there are certain things that I can't cross off until the end of the year is over, but it's still nice to check in on what I've done over the course of the beginning half of the year. This also gives me an idea of what I still have to do, or make an effort to change.

What's something that you want to do before the year is over?

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