101 Things

As I mentioned in the blog post, here on this page is where I'll checking off the items on my list as I go along as well as posting a blog about each thing I complete. The purpose of this is to set tangible goals that can be measured or clearly achieved, the idea being that all too often people set goals and completely fail to realize them or can't seem to find the time. The list isn't in any particular order, but rather just things that came into my head, that I saw on the internet or other suggestions from the website.

 Myy list can be found here if you're curious and if you feel like setting up your own (I recommend it!) then just head on over to the Day Zero Project!

As of writing this, this list must be completed by November 21, 2013. Here goes...

  1. Get married to ANALIN SATURRIA! :-)
  2. Get a job
  3. Buy a suit
  4. Learn to cook 10 new meals
  5. Spend a week backpacking along the Pacific Crest Trail
  6. Take a photography class
  7. Read 'War and Peace'
  8. Become fluent in Spanish
  9. Learn to dance (salsa, bachata, merengue)
  10. Build a snow fort
  11. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet (CE, GH, JKO, P, RS, T )
  12. Maintain a flower garden for one season
  13. Get 'Elite' status with my frequent flyer program
  14. Get a tattoo
  15. Attend a Real Madrid match
  16. Try (and hopefully like) foie gras
  17. Learn to do Tai Chi
  18. Join a softball league
  19. See a polar bear in the wild
  20. Buy a sitar
  21. Start a retirement fund
  22. Camp on the San Juan Islands
  23. Finish graduate school
  24. Start and finish a book of crossword puzzles
  25. Do at least 1 month of field-based non-profit work
  26. Fill up my passport
  27. Learn to brew my own beer
  28. Learn to fly fish
  29. Watch every Academy Award winning 'Best Picture' movie
  30. Get over my fear of spiders
  31. Go to India
  32. Perform one random act of kindness everyday for a month
  33. Live in another country
  34. Swim in the ocean at night
  35. Get a new hobby
  36. Complete a 365 day photo challenge
  37. Blog once a day for a month
  38. Eat turkey on Thanksgiving
  39. Create my own website
  40. Buy a used car
  41. Listen to 10 albums by artists I've not listened to before
  42. Spend a week in a jungle
  43. Visit 3-5 Central and/or South American countries
  44. Read a novel in Russian
  45. Host weekly dinners for 3 months
  46. Learn how to make Pho
  47. Have a Guinness in Ireland
  48. Read 10 literary classics
  49. Write a detailed zombie apocalypse plan
  50. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
  51. Catch a fish that weighs at least 60 pounds
  52. Put away $25 for every goal completed
  53. Give $25 to charity for every goal left undone
  54. Go wine tasting
  55. Buy a nice pair of boots
  56. Convince my dad to travel outside the US
  57. Visit at least 2 new Russian cities
  58. Eat fresh fish on the beach in the Dominican Republic
  59. Write a poem every day for a month
  60. Run a half marathon
  61. Spontaneously buy an airplane ticket to somewhere I've never been
  62. Attend an opera
  63. Have a rootbeer float
  64. Make a pizza from scratch
  65. Go to the top of the Space Needle
  66. Learn to change the oil in a car
  67. Get a massage
  68. Go to an IKEA
  69. Write a book about my travel/living abroad experiences
  70. Watch & understand a film in Spanish
  71. Help someone I know achieve a goal
  72. Make a list of 101 things that make me happy
  73. Write 5 letters to 5 people who changed my life
  74. At least once applaud when my plane lands
  75. Learn a programming language (either HTML or Apple Script)
  76. See a Caribbean sunrise
  77. See a Cirque du Soleil show
  78. Buy a really nice bed/mattress
  79. Spend an entire day saying yes to everything (within reason)
  80. Buy a pair of bowling shoes for casual wear
  81. Sign up to be an organ donor
  82. Read The Qur'an
  83. Build a sandcastle
  84. Play a game of Monopoly from beginning to end
  85. Dress up for Halloween
  86. Send in a photograph to a contest
  87. Attend a fancy dress party
  88. Draw something in wet cement
  89. Keep my room tidy for a month
  90. Host a holiday dinner
  91. Take 2 months of classical guitar lessons
  92. Send out 25-35 postcards from Russia
  93. Read the Bible cover to cover
  94. Make a return trip to Southeast Asia
  95. Buy a bottle of wine that costs more than $50
  96. Buy a bottle of wine that costs less than $5
  97. Pay off my credit cards
  98. Write, but not illustrate, a children's book
  99. Watch the sunset on the Oregon coast
  100. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
  101. Go a week without logging onto Facebook