{April Update} 101 in 1001


March 4, 2014 – November 29, 2016

I’m a month into my 101 in 1001 challenge and I’ve been working on it like crazy.

1. Come up with 101 things (March 4, 2014)

2. Read all the way through the Bible {When I finish  Jesus Calling, I’ll be intentional about this goal}

3. Finish the 3rd draft of my novel {I’ve finished 6/13 sections, granted 5 of them were done before I started this challenge but still}

4. Blog at least once a week for 6 months {I’ve been doing good. I’ve blogged once a week for a month! Only five more to go}

5. Read 101 new books (1/101) {I’ve started a couple but I’m currently working on HP but unfortunately, they are a re-read}

6. Write 100 hand-written notes (If you would like a note, enter your address in my address book here) {I’ve written 8 but plan to write more soon, don’t forget to add your address to my private address book and I’ll send you one}

7. Be almost done with my MDiv {I’m checking this off my list by just going to class}

8. Visit 3 states I’ve never been too

9. Explore the Triangle {I’m been here since August and I’m ready to see everything this place has to offer}

10. Visit to DC

11. Go on a road trip with my friends

12. Get plugged into a church (Bay Leaf Baptist Church, March/April 2014)

13. Do Love Story for a new group of girls

14. Pay for a stranger’s meal

15. Attend a Writer’s conference (Hopefully, the Blue Ridge one)

16. Re-read Harry Potter {I’m on Harry Potter and the Order the Phoenix, that’s book 5, including this one, 3 more}

17. Finish decorating our apartment {This is like number one on our to-do list, so hopefully it will be done soon}

18. Lose 50lbs {Always working on this one}

19. Inspire someone to come up with their list (Mary Beth-March 2014, Katelynn-March 2014)

20. Unplug for 24 hours once a month {I did it Saturday for March}

21. Observe silence 5 times

22. Develop a Sabbath routine

23. Go to Harry Potter World with Lacy {We’re talking about going over Christmas…Hope it works out!}

24. Celebrate Mary Beth’s Birthday (New Years) with her

25. Visit NYC

26. Cook dinner regularly {Mary Beth and I started this week}

27. Get a job (Young’s Gym, March 24, 2014)

28. Intern at a church

29. Do a Bible Study with my friends

30. Lead a small group for Middle School girls

31. Send care packages to my brothers

32. Finish scrapbooking my Europe trip {I’m going home for Easter in a couple weeks and hopefully I’ll get to scrapbook some}

33. Scrapbook Melissa’s wedding {Melissa and I have to decide what she wants me to do and if I’ll do anything before the wedding in September}

34. Try 30 new recipes {If you have suggestions…I’d love them!}

35. Run a Half Marathon {Karin and I started Couch-to-5K, every little bit counts, right?}

36. Set up a budget and stick to it

37. Find a reason to get dressed up or create one

38. Complete my 642 Things to Write About Book (5/642)

39. Memorize 33 Scripture Verses (1/33) {March-1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

40. Go a concert (or 2)

41. Learn to crochet {I started learning this weekend. We’ll see how things go!}

42. Make a plan to return to South Africa

43. Seriously work on getting my novel published {Once I finish the 3rd draft, this will be a priority}

44. Get a new camera {Mine messed up and I didn’t even get to have one in SA this summer}

45. Do a cover shoot for Roses with Samantha as my photographer {Hopefully sooner rather than later, we just need to find the right models}

46. Visit the West Coast

47. Go on a Mission Trip (or at least know when I am going on one)

48. Stick to my workout routine for a year

49. Blog my story {It’s coming, I promise}

50. Go to Georgia Football Game

51. Host 2 showers for friends getting married/having babies

52. Grow my hair back out {Working on it!}

53. Go to a museum

54. Have a game night with my friends

55. Finish my prayer journal and complete the next one {Working on it}

56. Make a cake from scratch

57. Complete 5 Pinterest projects

58. Donate to Living Hope at least twice

59. Take a Ballroom Dancing class

60. Visit Tuscaloosa, Alabama

61. Go on a date

62. Go kayaking with John

63. Take more pictures

64. Update my address book (March 2014)

65. Spend a weekend with the important women in my life

66. Use My Fitness Pal everyday for a month

67. Go back to London

68. Find somewhere to volunteer

69. Get involved in Women’s Life {I’m filling out an application to help with Connecting Point for 2014-15}

70. Start a Southeastern Update and send it out every Monday  (If you want to added to my list, here you go:

{I sent my first one out this week}

71. Spend a weekend writing/editing

72. Participate in 100 Happy Days (Started March 27, 2014) {So, I started earlier this month but was really bad about being consistent so I re-started on the 27th and will be posting pictures on my instagram account until July 4th, 2014}

73. Use my crockpot every other week

74. Go to Wilmington and find all the One Tree Hill spots

75. Buy (or be gifted) 5 new monogrammed items (1. HP monogram for my laptop from Lacy) {The number one item on my monogram gift list a silver monogram necklace, in case *anyone* is looking birthday ideas}

76. Read every Jane Austin novel {I bought the Jane Austin collection}

77. Improve my Spanish

78. Spend a day at the Spa

79. Meet someone that inspires me

80. Go to Food Truck festival {Does the craziness that was Dr. Akin’s 10th anniversary count? no-I didn’t think so}

81. Attend a Living Proof Live

82. Get involved in (in)courage

83. Follow 15 new blogs (10/15)

84. Have a guest blogger {I need to get my blog more established and then I’ll ask someone}

85. Watch a documentary (or 2) {I’d love some suggestions}

86. Volunteer at ReFRESH in the Smokies

87. Plan a surprise for a friend

88. Spend a day on the beach with a book

89. Make my bed everyday for a month (March 2014)

90. Read Jesus Calling consistently and complete it in 365 days {I’m a month in!}

91. Do something special when my girls graduate from high school {They are almost done with their junior year, so I have some time to figure this one out}

92. Be there for UM’s Tuesday night practice during Step Sing week {Step Sing season is in February}

93. Leave 100% tip

94. Be awake for the sunrise everyday for a week

95. Go to bed before midnight daily for 2 weeks

96. Send 4 friends a “happy”

97. Have a picnic

98. Try 10 new restaurants (3/10)

99. Do 5 things that are out of my comfort zone

100. Save $10 for every goal I complete {I’ve been doing it!}

101. Actually complete this list {I’m trucking right along}

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