101 in 1001 days

Start Date: June 23, 2014 
End Date: March 20, 2017
Currently: 52 down, 49 to go

I've been inspired to make a list of 101 new things to try in 1001 days. {inspiration: Design Darling.} It's not quite as dramatic as a Bucket List (death is not the deadline), and not quite as stressful as a post-it to-do list that lingers on my desk and taunts me every hour of every day. I'm all for happy mediums. Check it out and let me know if you're inspired to start your own!

1. Try stand up paddle boarding. {@ Lake Wingra with Melanie, 6/23/15}
2. Try 10 new Madison restaurants. {The Nile, That BBQ Joint, Francesca's al Lago, Haveli, Natt Spil, Muramoto, Tempest, Cento, Tutto Pasta, Madison Sourdough Company} finished 10/4/14
3. See a play at the American Players Theatre. {Alcestis by Ted Hughes, 10/24/14}
4. Complete my first Wisconsin triathlon! {completed the Wisconsin Triterium Triathlon 6/28/14}
5. Tour another Wisconsin Brewery Lakefront with Becky in September 2015
6. See a Badgers football game at Camp Randall. finally!
7. See a Cubs game at Wrigley Field (Chi-town's close enough) 7/12/14 & 6/13/15
8. Tour the Madison Capitol building (8/30/14 with parents)
9. Check out Picnic Point  (6/29/14)
10. Go tubing down the Sugar River (8/2/14)
11. Go to Lambeau field (9/25/16)
12. Dip my feet in all 4 of Madison's lakes 9/26/15 with Becky!
13. Visit the Cave of the Mounds 3/28/14
14. Visit Door County
15. Check out the Kohler American Club
16. Go snow-shoeing in the winter.
17. Go to a Mallards game.

*"Sconnie" is a popular term for Wisconsin native, so these are things in the area I want to try out while I still have my roots in the midwest.

18. Read 20 new books. Including Jane Eyre. {18/20: The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck), Everything that Remains (the Minimalists), Beautiful Ruins (Jess Walter), Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? (Mindy Kaling), Not that Kind of Girl (Lena Dunham), The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo), Still Alice (Lisa Genova), Orange is the New Black (Piper Kerman), Harriet the Spy (Louise Fitzhugh), Zero to One (Peter Theil), The Art of Fielding (Chad Harbach), Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella), Tiny, Beautiful Things (Cheryl Strayed), Wild (Cheryl Strayed), The One and Only (Emily Giffin), Carry On, Warrior (Glennon Doyle Melton), Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott), The Dog Year (Ann Garvin), Jane Eyre!}
19. See a new Broadway show. (Of Mice and Men 7/9/14)
20. Take a cooking class. Flambe Gourmet Pasta-Making class 10/4/14
21. Take a calligraphy class.
22. Take a dance class. Zumba with Becky!
23. Finally watch The Matrix With Stephen!
24. Visit an art museum {MMoCA 2/25/15}
25. Visit a non-art museum Natural History Museum in D.C., July 2015
26. Pass a 50 question geography quiz (made by Stephen)
27. Finish reading all of the Game of Thrones books
28. Catch up on Downton Abbey
29. Watch all the Star Wars movies
30. Read the Lord of the Rings trilogy
31. Determine which country Casablanca is in. Then watch Casablanca.
32. Go see an author on a book tour. Emily Giffin!
33. See a Cirque Du Soleil Tour

34. Go to Europe (!!) Spain (!) in November of 2015
35. Visit the Grand Canyon with my family.
36. Take my sister(s) on a New York City weekend trip. Weekend of 4/24/15 with Becky!
37. Go see a Detroit Lions game with Stephen.
38. Complete a language in my duolingo app.
39. Visit at least 3 new states. (Done! Nevada, Oregon, Michigan)
40. Explore California  (San Fran, Carmel, and Yosemite, 9/19/14-9/28/14)
41. Take a trip to the Caribbean

42. Send Christmas cards one year to at least 25 people.  {December of 2014}
43. Send someone "surprise" flowers.
44. Come up with 101 things! (hopefully by end of June 2014) November 2014, better late than never!
45. Buy a real camera (no more iPhone photos)
46. Learn how to use said camera.
47. Send someone surprise Baked by Melissa Cupcakes.
48. Cook dinner 7 nights in a row (deemed hardest item on list)
49. Write and mail 10 birthday cards.
50. Buy an Address book - and update it with family and friends' addresses!
51. Write at least 10 more letters to Lizbeth in Mexico. {in progress 3/10}
52. Donate 35 objects to Goodwill.
53. Go a month where the only thing I shop for/buy is food.
54. Go a full week without biting my nails.
55. Send a surprise care package. Becky for year end in June 2015!
56. Take a golf lesson.
57. Run a "real" 10k
58. Survive a Cross Fit class.
59. Be vegetarian for a whole week.
60. Give up candy for month.
61. Run 3 miles before work for 5 consecutive work days
62. Drink 8 glasses of water a day for a full week
63. Don't eat out for an entire month
64. Go to yoga 20 times in one month. {Complete! January 2015}
65. Try out a rowing machine. 3x in one week.
66. Go swimming twice a week for a month. {in progress}
67. Go on a ski trip!

68. Go to a concert  Kasey Musgraves 2/19
69. Go to a Pens hockey game!
70. Go to an NBA game
71. See a tennis match live
72. Help someone move. (ok, not fun, but you know, nice.)
73. Go a week without social media: instagram, twitter, facebook, or pinterest. (9/19/14-9/28/14)
74. Go a weekend without turning on my cellphone.
75. Bake a pie with homemade crust.
76. Inspire someone else to write their own list. Christin!
77. Go a weekend without turning on/using a computer.
78. Grow my own basil - and use it to make pesto. August 2016
79. Make at least one photo book!
80. Finally upgrade my iPhone.
81. Compile a "cook book" of my mom's recipes.
82. Go see a comedy show Second City 11/22/14
83. Meditate for 10 minutes a day for a month
84. Go horseback riding
85. Volunteer for 50 hours {in progress. 10/50}
86. Make a scrapbook/picture book for a friend.

87. Write a guest post for another blog
88. Get social media buttons on my blog.
89. Do a blog re-design. yay! Thanks With Great Heart :)
90. Establish at least 4 recurring series for rejoyce.
91. Start a Pinterest for rejoyce :)
92. Conduct my first rejoyce interview
93. Post 20 times in a single month
94. Register a domain for my site. Although it's not fully humming yet — I now own joycenovacek.com
95. Finally learn about SEO, start tagging/categorizing posts, and welcome myself to the 21st century.
96. Create a professional tab where I link to writing samples, experience, etc.
97. Inspire someone else to start a blog. {Susie & Laura}
98. Write a freelance article for a magazine
99. Write 100 pages of a memoir (or faux memoir)
100. Write a first draft of a children's chapter book. yay :)
101. Go to a blogging conference.