36 in 365 days

This is my list of 36 things I’d like to accomplish in the next 365 days (a shorter version of the 101 in 1001 challenge).

Half long-term to do list and half short-term bucket list, I’m hoping that by writing these goals here, I will be better at sticking to them.


STARTS: October 9, 2015 // ENDS: October 8, 2016

14 complete // 22 to go

  1. Try 5 new restaurants in Old Town (5/5 – Evening Star Cafe, Virtue Grain and Feed, Vermilion, The Majestic Cafe, Union Street Public House)
  2. Donate blood (November 2015)
  3. Watch 3 documentaries (4/3 – Dear Zachary, Blackfish, Burt’s Buzz, Nothing Left Unsaid)
  4. Travel to a new city (Richmond, VA, March 2016)
  5. Travel to a new state (Wisconsin, November 2015)
  6. Travel to a new country
  7. Run 3 organized races, of any length (3/3 – Baltimore Half Marathon in October 2015, Day 1 Run in January 2016, St. Michael’s Half Marathon in May 2016)
  8. Attend a country music concert
  9. Go paddle boarding
  10. Adopt a rescue dog
  11. Go antiquing at Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market
  12. Go 2 weeks without eating meat (January 2016)
  13. Try 5 new foods (5/5 – french onion soup, brie, deviled eggs, siracha, black bean burger, May 2016)
  14. Volunteer for a cause I’m passionate about
  15. Unplug completely for 24 hours (no internet, phone, tv etc) (may 2016)
  16. Add 5 things to my vintage trophy/matchbook collections (4/5)
  17. Donate 20 pieces of clothing to charity (22/20)
  18. Read 36 books (36/36 – Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper, One Day by David Nicholls, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, Reunion by Hannah Pittard, Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman, Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage by Rob Delaney, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed, Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, Start by Jon Acuff, Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie, Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business by Paul Downs, Citizens of the Green Room by Mark Leibovich, Goat by Brad Land, Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp, Manic by Terri Cheney, Unprocessed by Megan Kimble, Rich Boy by Sharon Pomerantz, The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer and Michael LeBoeuf, A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, What I Talk about When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman, Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, Eat & Run by Scott Jurek, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs, The Possibilities by Kaui Hart Hemmings, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison, The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler, It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell)
  19. Go 1 month without eating out
  20. Move out of my apartment, in with L
  21. Treat my parents to dinner
  22. Send 5 handwritten letters, not thank you’s/birthday cards (1/5)
  23. Leave a 100% tip for great service (November 2015)
  24. Consciously buy 10 made in America products (6/10)
  25. Go 2 weeks without driving my car
  26. Make a monthly social media schedule for Bartley’s
  27. Send a secret to Post Secret
  28. Go hiking (June 2016)
  29. Take a class with General Assembly
  30. Max out my Roth IRA for 2016
  31. Organize/consolidate my digital life (passwords, itunes, files)
  32. Go home to NY at least 4 times (4/4)
  33. Give money to a street performer
  34. Stick with blogging for the year
  35. Put $25 into savings for every goal accomplished