Tuesday, December 29, 2015

my 2016 to-do list

for my list this year -- the sixth annual -- i pared it down a bit from 2015's 50 items, since i've only accomplished like 18ish of 'em. ugh. there are a few repeats here; mostly ones from my 30 before 30 list, which i've bolded. five months left for those. what do y'all want to accomplish next year? LEGGO!

1. submit an essay to the new york times' "modern love" column
2. have high tea in london
3. drink coffee & eat a croissant crepe at a sidewalk cafe in paris
4. visit an amsterdam coffee shop
5. finish reading sloane crosley's the clasp
6. take a contemporary dance class
7. see the neighbourhood in concert
9. complete my book manuscript
10. celebrate my 30th birthday in style
11. ride a bike
12. take a day/weekend trip to providence and/or newport, RI (i've never been, somehow??)
13. attend a music festival (maybe firefly, so i can also cross off #7)
14. whiten my teeth
15. sing karaoke (preferably a rap song)
16. make my own pasta
17. buy a t-shirt at a concert
18. sleep under the stars
19. watch live jazz
20. buy myself a bouquet of flowers
21. give a toast
22. go meatless for a week
23. eat at one of the roxy's grilled cheese brick-and-mortars
24. see a double feature at the capitol theatre
25. go skinny-dipping
26. visit 3 new states (to reach 30 states visited...this will be tough since most options are in the midwest and west)
27. see the mona lisa at the louvre
28. learn this dance routine
29. take a ski lesson
30. have breakfast in bed
31. buy something handmade from etsy
32. buy a home (???)
33. organize my gmail inbox (and get to 0!)
34. order a tasting menu
35. attend the big e
36. learn conversational french (ideally before my trip)
37. visit montreal
38. stay in a cabin or cottage
39. see blue man group
40. take a writing class or workshop at grub street


  1. Nice!!!


  2. I love how you mention that it would be hard to reach 4 more states, but not going to Paris or Amsterdam lol. I want to see Blue Man Group! I just want to know what all the hype is about. Good luck reaching your goals!

    1. haha, the only reason i'm confident in those is because the europe trip is already booked. :) thanks, girl!

  3. Love this list!! Good luck on your resolutions!!
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  4. That's a great list! Good luck!
    I also have a goal list on my blog, maybe you'd like to check it out and leave me some feedback :)
    Alexandra ~ ArtMandy.ro

  5. Lovely list! I've been meaning to buy myself a bouquet for a while now!
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  6. Wedding crashers! Great inspiration. I have yet to try that out myself. :]

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  7. Great list!
    Mademoiselle Coconath