It's been over two years since I made my 101 in 1001 list, which you can find it here. It's really insane how time flies. I mean, it doesn't help that I spent nearly 3 months last year unable to move or get anywhere on my own, and then once I could I had three jobs and did little else for the rest of the year. Everything after June of 2016 is pretty much non-existent in my memory.
But I did take a look at my list yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to find that I checked off a number of items completely unintentionally. The idea was to complete these items by October 2017, which realistically is just not going to happen, which is why I think the list is SO long. It gives you some wiggle room. Even if you only accomplish half of the list you still completed 50 items, which is a totally respectable number.
Some items are now totally irrelevant to my life, and some are just impossible to complete before October. But here's a run down of some items I did complete and what I loved about them.
63. Read 30 minutes a night for 30 nights - I've always been a big reader but was finding I would go for long periods without picking up a book. And then once I did I would become obsessive and stay up till 1am reading. I put this one on the list because I wanted to get back to a regular reading routine. The timing of starting this one coincided with my accidental break from caffeine, but I think these two habits have made it really easy for me to fall asleep at night.
86. Take Mum on a trip - In 2014 I went to my first Supernatural convention and clearly remember calling my Mum on Saturday morning and telling her how badly she needed to come with me next year. I just knew she would love it. So, for the 2015 convention I surprised her by buying her a Gold ticket. Sure, it's not a "trip" per say, but it was a get away, and cost me about the same. The icing on the cake was how much fun she had, we even went again in 2016.
89. Run a 5K - When I put this on my list I don't know if I had even run 1Km at once. But it was something I had always wanted to try. Being a "runner" just sounded so romantic to me. I didn't train nearly as much as I wanted to, but I did make it through the finish line! I left wanting to train more, and run more and longer races, but sadly dislocated my knee cap a few months later. Running still isn't an option for me right now. Maybe I'll put "Run a Marathon" on my next list.
So far I've completed 19 items on my list. A few more are actually in progress and I know they will get checked off in the next couple of months. I'm definitely excited to see where I end up in October. I know a few items will carry on to my next list, which isn't a huge blow for me. I really went into writing the list with the intention to do it all, but somewhere in the last two years I've become much more relaxed, which I think is a bonus.