Thursday, December 27, 2012

50 things to do in 2013!

for the first time in a long time, i am REALLY looking forward to the new year! besides the fact that 13 is my lucky number and i'm slightly superstitious, i have a bunch of fun things like finishing grad school and hoooopefully getting my second full-time job on the agenda. in the past, i've made a list of 100 things, but i typically only do half of them anyways (post on that to come), so i scaled it down a bit. i've culled some ideas from my wonderful friends and twitter followers, and also carried some over from previous years that i still want to accomplish. i'd love to hear your goals for the new year!

1. complete a 5k
2. standing in the middle of a big (safe) city, walk for 15 minutes in one direction and see what i find
3. learn one song on harmonica
4. receive my master's degree
5. ...and secure a full-time job!
6. see blue man group, because i've never seen it and that's just wrong
7. ride in a hot air balloon
8. visit the pacific northwest (preferably portland, OR)
9. make something crafty for my home
10. write a missed connection on craigslist
11. dance on stage at a concert
12. take a photo of a famous movie/TV house
13. see the same band twice live
14. eat at the "be our guest" restaurant at disney's fantasyland
15. meet shaun white
16. have breakfast in bed
17. pay for a car behind me in a drive-thru
18. receive a tweet from a celebrity
19. go to a museum i've never been to
20. swim with dolphins
21. eat at an michelin-starred restaurant
22. drink a mint julep
23. hit a home run
24. hula hoop
25. play a musical instrument
26. go somewhere that requires a passport
27. find and follow a yellow brick road
28. send a query letter to an editor or literary agent
29. buy fruit or veggies from a farmers market
30. crash a wedding
31. go on a picnic
32. finish my europe scrapbook
33. go ice skating
34. visit nashville, TN
35. make my own marshmallows
36. go vegan for a week (SO SKEPTICAL)
37. make a playlist with one great song from every year since i was born (1986) to 2013
38. visit st. augustine
39. visit the town that inspired stars hollow in "gilmore girls" (washington depot, ct)
40. take 5 photos of 5 different natural landmarks
41. compliment a stranger every day for a week
42. sing karaoke
43. fly first class
44. meet someone from twitter in person
45. do 5 things to pamper myself
46. have a conversation in a different language
47. cook one of julia child's recipes
48. host a dinner party
49. have a midnight kiss on new year's eve
50. party with celebrities


  1. I need to make a bucket list like this! #5- me too, me too.. good luck to the both of us :) #17 - i love this idea.

    Good luck! Happy new year.

  2. thanks, and happy new year! can't wait to see your list :)

  3. That is one hell of a list, love it! Great blog, come by on mine if you have time, we could follow each other?

  4. thank you, simona! love your blog as well - i've followed you! happy new year.

  5. Flying first class is everyone's dream! But I don't think I'll be able to afford it this year. What languages are you aiming for?

    1. i'm pretty fluent in spanish, but i've been trying to teach myself french this past year so i think that might be a fun challenge!

  6. That is an epic list! Sounds like an exciting year is ahead of you :)

  7. Haha this is such an awesome list. I'm so inspired to make my own now!

  8. Happy New Year doll!
    Good luck with your list!


  9. Awesome list that is full of adventure! You'll have to post pics from when you party with celebrities :)
    Isn’t That Charming.

    1. you know i will! love your blog, BTW - i've followed you!