How Do I Grown Up

Unsolicited Advice from an Under Qualified Adult

101 in 1001

Alright so these 101 in 1001 lists are a little cheesy but like, here’s the thing: too-cute blogger trends are kind of my jam.

I like the idea of a bucket-list-esque list that has a deadline. Bucket lists are great but it’s too easy to put all he big stuff off for another day, with this list I’ve got 1001 days (2.75 years) to finish everything.

Let me know if you decide to create your own list!

Strikethrough – Completed
Italics – in progress

Started: October 29, 2017

Ends: July 26, 2020

For Others

1. Put $10 in savings for every item I complete on this list
2. Buy someone coffee
3. Donate blood
4. Volunteer
5. Mail someone a surprise care package
6. Send someone flowers
7. Give 5 ‘just because’ gifts
8. Donate $20 to a new charity every month (11/17 Amy McGrath for Congress, 12/17 Be the Match, 1/18 ACLU, 2/18 ACLU, 3/18 Planned Parenthood)
9. Bake something for our neighbors


10. Increase savings to a 3 month emergency fund (5k)
11. Refinance student loans
12. Pay off 40% of student loans
13. Buy a car


14. Make 10 new recipes
15. Make larabars
16. Make paleo mayonnaise
17. Learn to make pho
18. Make ghee
19. Eat 5 foods I’ve never tried before
20. Make dessert sushi [a la Gilmore Girls]
21. Bake a pie with a really cool crust


22. Meditate for at least ten minutes for 30 days
23. Do yoga everyday for a month
24. Read for 30 minutes before bed for a week
25. Use no social media from 8p-8a for a week
26. Have less than 1 hour of screen time each day (minus work) for a month
27. Spend 5 minutes after waking up and before going to bed stretching for a month
28. Get up without snooze every day for 2 weeks
29. Email loved ones consistently
30. Go one week with no TV
31. Do a date night every week for three months


32. Attend a ballet
33. Watch ‘the wire’
34. Attend a library event
35. Visit 5 NYC museums (2/5 – Natural History Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Staten Island Museum)
36. Read 40 books (19/40 – Year of Yes, How I Came to Sparkle Again, You Can’t Touch My Hair, the Four Tendencies, #Girlboss, the Firelight Girls, the Color of Magic, Milk and Honey, Americanah, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Miracle Morning, I’ve Got This Round, Cracked Not Broken, Landwhale, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, The Color Purple, The Body is Not an Apology, Shrill, Crazy Rich Asians)
37. Get a psychic reading
38. Attend a baseball game
39. Go to a movie by myself (Ladybird, 11/17)
40. Learn to play League of Legends
41. Go to a book signing (Mamrie Hart at the Bell House 2/6/18)
42. Watch 25 new documentaries (8/25 – One of Us, 11/8/2016, Saving Democracy, Feel Rich, Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room, The Bleeding Edge, Herion(e), Amy, Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland)
43. Listen to the Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’
44. Go to a broadway show
45. Watch 50 TED Talks (2/50 – Tony Robbins, Corrine and Cristina from Sorry About Last Night)
46. Watch 100 new movies (58/100 – What Happened to Monday, Teeth, Lucid Dream, Krampus, Why Him, Bright, Ladybird, The Big Sick, Kong, Lion, Landlines, Sliding Doors, Addicted to Love, Unbreakable, The Cloverfield Paradox, Bokeh, When We First Met, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Black Panther, Downsizing, the Shape of Water, Patty Cake$, Rain Man, Good Will Hunting, Fahrenheit 451, 7 Pounds, Meditation Park, The Spectacular Now, Get Out, Eighth Grade, Jurassic World, Incredibles 2, Mammamia 2, The Room, The Disaster Artist, Darkest Hour, Outside In, Room, Dunkirk, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, The Spectacular Now, Brain on Fire, Men of Honor, A Wrinkle in Time, Nappily Ever After, Bolt, Pandorum, Extinction, Dumplin’, The Christmas Chronicles, The Princess Switch, The Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, The Christmas Wedding Planner, The Holiday Calendar, The Christmas Inheritance, Bad Santa, Creed 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Welcome to Marwen, Wonder)
47. Go to a UCB show


48. Apply to Hollyhock Fellowship
49. Get my initial teaching certification
50. Get my professional teaching certification
51. Get a teaching job in another state
52. Observe 3 other teachers
53. Post on the blog twice a week for 2 months
54. Have a logo designed for my blog
55. Consistently participate in a blogging group


56. Get a passport
57. Go to Boston
58. Visit Home
59. Go to the African American museum in D.C.
60. Take a train somewhere
61. Travel to another country (England/Ireland, 4/18)
62. Visit 3 U.S. cities I’ve never been to
63. Visit family in Virginia

For Me

64. Participate in a meditation retreat
65. Buy myself something off of my amazon wishlist every month for a year
66. Get a massage
67. Get another tattoo
68. Get a facial


69. Go on a bike ride
70. Go swimming
71. Run a 5k
72. Run a 10k
73. Play in student/staff basketball game (5/17/18, we lost)
74. Buy a bicycle
75. Bike to work
76. Complete a 90 minute yoga session


77. Go on a week-long backpacking trip
78. Do a group halloween costume (Supreme Court Justices w/the History Teachers)
79. Take my cat on a walk
80. Write a novel
81. Learn to do 3 new things and post about them
82. Move out of NYC
83. History guerrilla post-it notes


84. Organize the files on my computer
85. Fix the Wii
86. Sync Google Drive
87. Go through my clothes and donate items
88. Fully move in to our apartment
89. Upgrade my kindle
90. Finish an entire bullet journal
91. Update dinnerware and kitchen utensils
92. Finish t-shirt quilt
93. Get houseplants, keep them alive
94. Buy a rain coat
95. Upgrade to a quality leather bag for work
96. Brush up on Spanish


97. Try a make-up subscription box
98. Call a representative
99. Try stitch fix
100. Paint on a canvas
101. Make a new list


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