My 50th birthday year Wrap Up & Whats coming next!

My 50 Firsts before my 51st Updated Complete List!

  1. Climbed the Teotihuacan Pyramids, Mexico City
  2. Ate Crickets & Ant Larva, Mexico City
  3. Fought professional MMA Fighter, Josh Tyler
  4. Did my first Facebook Live Feed, in conjunction with
  5. Started Crossfit @Brickwall Crossfit
  6. Did my first official Crossfit WoD Competiton
  7. Drove thru Donner Pass
  8. Camped out in my new car
  9. A 17 Year promise finally fulfilled
  10. 1st Cortisone shot in my knuckle ever (ouch)
  11. 1st credit card strictly for flight benefits
  12. Traveled to Barcelona, Spain
  13. Tried Calimocho in Barcelona
  14. Had coffee & Cake at Satan’s Cafe
  15. Fought in an actual Bull Fighting Ring
  16. Missed my first flight ever!
  17. Tried PODS from Australia (so damn good)
  18. “Acquired” my first BOTN banner
  19. First punch in the face without a helmet
  20. First pour-over in Europe
  21. Tried Kumbacha (and liked it)
  22. Ran my first International Conference
  23. First A-Line bob haircut
  24. Ran the Spartan Sprint (and survived)
  25. Received my first package from Japan
  26. Got my first Hobonichi Planner
  27. Started Kali
  28. Started my first Happiness Journal
  29. Purchased a Paipur Journal
  30. Started my first Bucket List
  31. Bought my first set of Kali Sticks
  32. Started Jeet Kune Do
  33. FIKA
  34. First Long Black
  35. First Shakerato
  36. First Gibralter
  37. First time demonstrating positions for Kali
  38. Tried Baba Ganoush
  39. Bought my first Espresso Machine!
  40. Purchased our first Dyson
  41. First Colonoscopy (and 2nd the next day!)
  42. First Affogato
  43. First Art Journal
  44. First Language Journal (Norse Runes)
  45. Entered #Inktober for the first time ever
  46. First 10k Race
  47. First time ever competing in the Athena Weight Class
  48. First Thanksgiving Day Race
  49. Mapped my future goals using a specific system
  50. Started writing my first novel as a solo writer

As you can see, I reached my 50 Firsts before my 51st Birthday.  I had this list finished in early November.  I had hoped to have completed my first novel as a solo writer, but alas, that requires a lot more time allotted than I currently have.  However, it is still an ongoing process and its actually one of my 2018 Goals for the year.

As I mentioned in my last list update, I had wondered what I would do once this challenge was over.  I have decided to embark on a Goal journey that will continue over the next 2.75 years.  It began yesterday, December 13, 2017, on which I turned 51 years old.  I will be almost 54 years old when my 101 goals are completed and the 1001 days end, but I can tell you, I will be all the better for it, no matter what, simply because it will be a grand adventure that I am truly excited about.

Last night, over my birthday dinner, I read Greg my list of 101 Goals.  He was brilliant in pointing out where I had duplication, and also wonderful at reigning me in a little bit…(spoiler alert: I might have gotten a little carried away with the amount of travel my goals entailed).  Thus, I have a MUCH more realistic list of doable goals to entertain me for the next 1001 days.  I have left myself some leeway to add some additional goals should a couple of my travel goals not come to fruition, but in general, I think everything is pretty doable with a LOT of planning and successful allocation of resources lol.

The items I had to remove were actually placed on my “Someday” bucket list, so they were not completely lost and I look forward to the day I can mark them ALL as done.  As I was counting down to my birthday, my list of 101 Goals was lacking, so when my friend Tim asked me what “101 Goals in 1001 Days” was all about, I did a google search of it and was excited to find an entire website dedicated to goals, lists and adventure.  Thus, my 101 Goals was much easier to determine once I had this website.

So below, is the list of 101 Goals.  It’s not in any particular order, nor did I want it that way, and again, some things could be taken off if sequence of events do not fall into place, but they WILL be replaced with alternative goals, so that when my 1001 days ends on 09-09-2020 I will have completed all 101 Goals, hopefully.

Amy’s 101 Goals in 1001 Days:

  1. Complete a Triathlon Sprint
  2. Attend a music festival
  3. Start my own business
  4. Visit Canada again
  5. No fast food for a month
  6. Be thankful for at least one thing every day in a gratitude journal
  7. Swim with Dolphins
  8. Visit my birth family
  9. File my Trademark
  10. Visit Venice, Italy
  11. See the Northern Lights
  12. Watch 26 Movies I’ve never seen, starting with a letter of the alphabet (A-Z)
  13. Find out my blood type
  14. Visit Big Sur, California
  15. Ride in a hot air balloon
  16. Read 100 Books
  17. Identify 100 things that make me happy
  18. Go Skydiving
  19. Visit the Grand Canyon
  20. See 10 classic movies I have never seen
  21. Complete a coloring book
  22. Clean out my closet
  23. Learn to Knit
  24. Visit Vermont
  25. Go Rock-climbing
  26. Visit Tuscany, Italy
  27. Go to the movies once a month for a year
  28. Visit Paris, France
  29. Learn a new word every day for a year
  30. Visit the Vatican
  31. Walk 10,000 steps every day for a year
  32. Visit Hawaii
  33. Write in a journal every day for a year
  34. Blog at least once a week for a year
  35. Run a 5k every month for a year
  36. Send one handwritten letter per month
  37. Complete the 52-week money challenge
  38. Visit London, England
  39. Visit the Amalfi Coast, Italy
  40. Go to SXSW
  41. Attend the Sundance Film Festival
  42. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow
  43. Ride on a Segway
  44. Complete the “Walk to Mordor” challenge
  45. Dive in a Submarine
  46. Start a patio garden
  47. Learn to play the Ukulele
  48. Visit the Norway Fjords
  49. Learn to throw knives
  50. Learn to paddle board
  51. Go swimming in every ocean
  52. Experience Weightlessness
  53. Surf in Hawaii
  54. Do 3 unassisted pull-ups
  55. Apply to speak at TEDx
  56. Attend 3 new SCA Events out of Kingdom
  57. Be a panelist at SLCC
  58. Get my Social Media Specialist Certification
  59. Lose 30 pounds
  60. Organize every room in my house
  61. Fight in the Coliseum
  62. Attend Pennsic again
  63. Create an outdoor training space
  64. Publish my first novel
  65. Tour Iceland
  66. Sleep in an Igloo
  67. Go to Disneyland
  68. Go to Harry Potter World
  69. Get 1000 new subscribers to my YouTube Channel
  70. Sleep in a Treehouse
  71. Try Aerial Silks
  72. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  73. Create my own line of Stickers
  74. Learn more about my genetics
  75. Visit Scotland
  76. See Hamilton on Broadway
  77. Get my BoTN Tattoo
  78. Complete my first bullet journal
  79. Get a Tummy Tuck
  80. Eat clean for 3 months in a row
  81. Fly First Class overseas
  82. Meet Nathan Fillion
  83. Attend my first Planner Convention
  84. Complete my first Olympic Triathlon
  85. Run a 10k every 3 months for a year
  86. Build a Gingerbread House
  87. Create my own Sci-Fi Nativity scene
  88. Complete all seasons of 3 series we are in the middle of watching
  89. Take another unplanned road trip with Greg
  90. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
  91. Answer the “50 Questions that will free your mind”
  92. Do some volunteer work
  93. Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 Days are complete
  94. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
  95. Take a photography class
  96. Try 101 New Recipes
  97. Get a boob job
  98. Run 500 miles in a year
  99. Take an Art Class
  100. Learn to make knots
  101. Try Pole Dancing

You can find updates on my lists and other ones I am creating here:

As you can see, I have my work cut out for me, but also, the thought of completing all of this in 2.75 years makes me so very excited!!!  I am a goals-driven personality type and this sort of list makes me so fucking happy.  I even have them all written in a Lechtturm1917 Master Slim Hardcover notebook, with an index, date complete, and all 101 have their own page where I will blog about my success, planning, etc. All my analog nerds understand what I just wrote, otherwise, feel free to ignore the blathering of a notebook addict =)

So, there you have it, my 50th Birthday Year Wrap up and the beginning of the next 1001 days of my life!  I have my 2018 Life Goals set, and pretty much things are on track, so I am feeling pretty damn good.  Now it could all go to hell in a moment, but for right this minute, the chaos that is my life, feels in line & for all intents and purposes, my life is pretty fucking glorious.

I hope you all have a great week and I will be getting back into my blogging more actively now that things are getting sort of settled again.

Now…back to the regularly scheduled #Amypalooza2018 festivities.

Star Wars here we come…

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