Last Update and New List

So a few months ago, I decided that I wanted to start a new list the same day I started Graduate School (June 4). It just so happens that by doing that, I will end on my 25 birthday (March 2, 2015), which I feel like is such a great combination. So even though my current list isn’t technically over until June 11, I’m ending today to embark on my next chapter of my life and therefore, my next list. I spent a lot more time making and refining this new list than my original one, and I’m hoping that I will become more successful than the  last. I did carry over some of the original ones from this list, but a lot of it is newer things, and things that I really think are possible of achieving.

I completed over half of the goals (60 in fact), but a lot of them fell by the wayside when I decided I didn’t have the money to do a lot of them or the time, and a many of them were really dumb. I’m hoping to become more successful for my next list, which you can follow here!

Get a new job- I technically won’t start until August, but I am going to be an academic mentor to the athletes at UGA. It seems like such a perfect job, and they are really flexible which will be great with my busy schedule

41. Complete 75 lists of bests I didn’t create- 61/75

Type up all my journals- I finished typing up another one. This covered from May-Nover 2005. So long ago! 5/22

67. Watch 250 movies- Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, Wet Hot American Summer 234/250


April Update


67. Watch 250 movies- What’s Your Number, Blue Like Jazz, The Cabin in the Woods, Despicable Me, Waiting for Superman, HeavyWeights, 21 Jump Street 230/250

March Update


47. Type up all my journals- I finished typing two more! It’s cool to look back at what I used to view as important and how much I have grown and changed over the course of time. The first one I typed was between December 2004 and March 2005, and the next one was from March-May 2005, which was seven years ago. 4/22

67. Watch 250 movies-The Departed, Thor, Captain America, The Hunger Games, The Birdcage, Love Wedding Marriage 223/250

February 2012 Update


18. Read 101 books in 1001 days- B0ssypants by Tina Fey and Erasing Hell by Francis Chan 101/101


17, Watch all the movies on the 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary) list- The African Queen, A Streetcar Named Desire 71/100

67. Watch 250 movies- Cinderella Man, Paranormal Activity 3, The Vow, Big Miracle, Contraband (forgot to document in January), A Streetcar Named Desire, The African Queen, Act of Valor, Happythankyoumoreplease 217/250

January 2012 Update

17, Watch all the movies on the 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary) list- The Grapes of Wrath, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, High Noon 69/100

18. Read 101 books in 1001 days- Mockingjay 99/101

67. Watch 250 movies- The Grapes of Wrath, Like Crazy, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Moneyball, Drive, High Noon, Death at a Funeral, The Ides of March  208/250

December Update

Christmas Break means free time, which boils down to reading for fun! That’s pretty much all the progress I made this month, but now I’m almost finished with that goal.


13. Write a letter to someone at least once a month- I’m still behind, but I did write one to my friend at Auburn.23/33

17, Watch all the movies on the 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary) list- Blade Runner 66/100

18. Read 101 books in 1001 days- Quiet Reflections of Hope, Lord, Teach Us to Pray, When Parents Text: The Book, Daily Strength for Daily Needs, Talk of the Town, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire 98/101

67. Watch 250 movies- Crazy Stupid Love, Take Me Home Tonight, Christmas Cupid, Emma, Blade Runner, The Muppets Movie , New Years Eve 201/250

November Update

Completed- 58
In Progress- 14
Officially given up on– 9

So I know I’m not going to be able to finish everything on the list, but I’m at least hoping to get to 70. Right now I’m at 58 and I have 194 days left. Some I have completely given up on for various reasons, and they are italicized on the list and the ones I just gave up on this past month are located on the bottom of this post. The one goal I really care about finishing is AFI’s Top 100 movies. I feel like I have invested so much into that list that I need to finish it. And I have several friends who are doing the list as well, so it will be a joint effort. Plus I think it would be more difficult to watch these movies later when I don’t have people to hold me accountable to the list. All and all, I would say that November was a pretty productive month, considering how crazy it was schoolwise.


15. Drink a fruity drink on the beach- I did this at GA/FL at St. Simons. Orange Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice and Vodka. It was super good!

22. Apply to grad school- Today was the deadline for UGA’s School Counseling program and I got it all sent off. Now it’s time to wait and see what happens.

24. Take a creative writing class- I really enjoyed it, but I wish I would have made time to write more. I feel like some of the assignments we had to do were dumb, and I think I spent more time reading for that class than writing. But I definitely went out of my comfort zone in my writing because of this class and I definitely recommend it. Hopefully I will continue to write.

41. Get a map and mark all the places I’ve been- I ordered a World and a U.S. map, but they weren’t exactly what I thought they were, but I’m going to use them anyway. It’s hard to see my marks, even though I used a sharpie, but I guess it will work. I still need to hang them up, but they are marked!

79. Learn to play tennis- So I don’t know if I should be able to mark this off because after 10 weeks I still suck at tennis. I thought it would be a lot more fun and that the class would be informative, but it wasn’t. I only won a few sets ever, and that was mainly in doubles, and I never won a match. But at least I know the rules and can somewhat hit the ball. I just have no hand-eye coordination


13. Write a letter to someone at least once a month- So I’m super behind on this one. I still have to do September, October and November

17Watch all the movies on the 100 Years…100 Movies list- Bonnie and Clyde 65/100

18. Read 101 books in 1001 days- Your Gay Friend’s Guide to Understanding Men, You’re Not From Around Here (Louise Blum), Awe (Dorothea Lasky), Descent of Alette (Alice Notley) Sleeping with the Dictionary, Souveniers of Solitude (Brennan Manning), Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman), Christmas is Not Your Birthday (Michael Slaughter) 90/101

47. Type up all my journals- I haven’t worked on this, but I decided that I would not just type up all the Bible verses that are scattered throughout, unless I contributed to it in some way. This should cut down a lot of typing and make this more possible, since I have almost 20 left. Maybe Christmas break will be a possibility.

48. Get a new job- Because of my crazy easy schedule next semester, and the fact that I don’t want to go home for all of Christmas break, I’ve been looking for jobs and turning in applications. Hopefully I’ll find something soon!

67. Watch 250 movies- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Part 2, Gnomeo & Juliet, Bonnie and Clyde, Memento 194/250

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