Tuesday, February 22, 2011

the 2011 to-do list + an announcement or two

Lately I've had some writer's block when it comes to this blog. You probably don't want to hear the same ol' stories about Mexico. I mean, c'mon, it's just Mexico. Nothing too exciting here.

Ahem...that was a joke, by the way.

But then this morning, I had a stroke of brilliance! I remembered not too long ago, in the month of January (wow...that was kind of long ago, actually), telling my mother that I had made a really long "to-do list" for 2011. She demanded to see it. I told she could, but then the next day, I left on a jet plane. I never got around to showing her that list.

So why not show all of you? I asked myself.
And myself answered, I don't know.
Thus concludes the awkward conversation I had with...myself.

As for this announcement....I am now leaving Mexico on April 9th (a week early). I was originally leaving for my weeklong vacation on that date, but I feel like I need to be back in the states, specifically the Idaho one, earlier than 1/2 a day before my real life begins again. I'll see you all in...uh...just click here.

And now for the giant 2011 to-do list. Some of this stuff is kind of personal. But since I like you all (all of you who aren't lurkers, that is), I'm willing to share. Cause sharing is caring.

These aren’t in any particular order…

1. Go to Mexico and teach English and have adventures and meet new people and SPEAK SPANISH!!! Woooo! Ok, this is number 1 for a reason.

2. Read the Book of Mormon, D&C, New and Old Testament—that’s right, all of them!

3. Finish that dadgum booklist, yes I will.

4. Run the Ragnar with my family! I am so excited for this one, can you believe it?!

5. Start writing Jezka Black, Janna Mills, and CHELSEA ANN BEDKE! Sister Missionaries are people too!

6. Do Get Connected again

7. Go to the Salt Lake Temple and do baptisms

8. Hammock in my very own hammock

9. Visit Liz, even if I have to fly to California or Oregon or wherever!

10.Rafting trip, I WILL do this, no joke

11.I’m also going to climb R Mountain

12.Tackle Blitchford, Blainers, and Derek Hudson when they return. Or at least give them really big hugs. *for my readers, these are missionary buds who left 2 years ago*

13.Sew something

14.Learn “Moonlight Sonata”

15.Go rock climbing

16.Go to Moo-tana with Courtney Gopp!! Yes I surely will do it!



19.Road trip somewhere, anywhere

20.Go on an epic, sweaty bike ride (ewwwww, awesome!)

21.Go to the taco bus with un hombre guapo

22.Lay out on the library grass at least 3x a week for some Vitamin D action

23.Be more friendly/interact with people at work

24.Have some kind of celebration at 11:11 on 11/11/11.

25.Run hardcore and get my weight to 130. I WILL DO THIS.

26.Get up early for scripture study

27.Give away a Book of Mormon/share my testimony with someone

28.Bear testimony in church more often

29.Write a letter/note every week

30.Go to Zupa’s, bring Zupa’s home, eat it on the floor while watching Bones, all preferably with Tessa Perry

31.Fork Fest with Allie and TP, only this time it’ll be on purpose

32.Morning/evening/all the time prayers

33.Take my drawing materials with me to Rexburg and do some sketches on my free time

34.Keep up with the journal

35.Go to a concert, preferably of a way cool indie singer nobody knows about (this will probably be at Sammy’s…haha)

36.SIT UP STRAIGHT. Mamacita, this is for you.

37.Become more patient with my siblings and others…and myself!

38.Go to Manti again

39.Road trip to Zion’s!!!! Woo!!

40.Learn how to play the gee-tar, even if it is just one chord progression

41.Participate in a sport at BYU-Iderho

42.Be an EFY counselor, if I get in

43.Chill in the Spori more often

44.Go to more cultural events/concerts/and such

45.Don’t spend too much time on the 2nd floor of the library…psyche. Find new places to study on campus

46.Invite people over for deener

47.Watch the classics (start with the ones dad has told me to, then branch out…I’ve got a list, ya know)

48.Shop more at the D.I.There are too many good treasures there to pass up!

49.Start doin’ that food blog thang.

50.Learn to swim laps…maybe I’ll take a class during the summer?

51.Speaking of classes, I want to do at least spinning/yoga…maybe both!

52.Stop going to bed so flipping late! Try to get to bed before 12am most nights.

53.Visit with Bishop Crams!

54.Write poetry, at least 3x a week; read from my poetry book

55.Re-vamp my wardrobe.

something crazy with my hairstyle (I think this will get checked off constantly)

57.Eat something I’ve never eaten before

58.Try mate (that Argentenian drinky-drink)

59.Speak Spanish with RM's

60.Write more thank-you notes to my parents

61.Drink two Nalgenes a day

62.Buy at least 5 new CD’s (I can use these as rewards for working out or good grades or something)—I already have them planned in my brain: Mumford and Sons, Phoenix, Blind Pilot, Gregory Alan Isakov, Josh Ritter

63.Start Jillian again after I get back from Mexico

64.Go to temple at least 3x a month when I return

65.Have a spontaneous adventure one night or day…probably night

66.Run another race besides the Ragnar (10k, 5k, whatev)àget down to 9-minute mile, maybe 8:30????

67.Start training for Ogden Marathon in 2012

68.Call people more, like grandparents, friends, family, etc.

69.Shred some ivory in the Snow Building for fun

70.Memorize more scriptures

71.Read conference talks every Sunday

72.Go to Yellowstone with Tessa Perry

73.Go camping, maybe up Af Canyon! Speaking of AF Canyon, I wanna go up there and build a fire with friends.

74.Alpine Loop in the fall!! Yes please!

75.Budget my money better and save, save, save

76.Learn to love the classes that don’t have anything to do with my major/minor (a.k.a. foundations…)

77.Go to a sports game…probably basketball

78.Play soccer!! I just love playing this sport, honestly, but I kinda stink at it.

79.Go to conference in the conference center!

80.Make friends in the ward

81.Make a mixed CD for a member of the opposite sex and give it to whoever it is in my regular craszy fashion

82.Get rid of some of my junk that I just don’t need any more. I need to simplify, simplify, simplify.

83.Start saving my favorite quotes (not the funny ones, I’ve got plenty of those…haha)

84.Give presents to my family this year. I will make sure I can afford it this time! Give more thoughtful presents, too…

86.Buy a new pair of red flats

87.Wear pigtails more often

88.Stop spending so much moolah on food, esp. ice cream and fro-yo. Oh dear.

89.Small acts of service each day!

90.100% Visiting Teaching all year!!!!!

91.SMILE even if I don’t want to.

92.Learn how to make those awesome headbands TP wears for myself.

93.Take time out for myself

94.Avoid sitting in front of my computadora so much

95.Take lots of photos with my new camera

97.Acquire new T-shirts via racing

98.Index 1,000 names by September, you bet I will!

99.I know I just said I was gonna get rid of some of my clothes, but I also need to re-vamp my exercise wardrobe. I have no shorts

100.Do an alphabet scavenger hunt

101. Spend as much time outside as possible

sorry the numbers are messed up...i copied and pasted this from word. silly word!

About the random change of my blog (again): I like blogs a lot, so naturally, I blog stalk people...a lot. And I get jealous of other people's blogs and their coolness. So I'm always trying to re-do mine, make it more me, and not as much fluff. Always trying out different templates and fonts. Forgive me while I go through this annoying phase.


JP Anderson said...

Holy shmoley freejole! You should make a goal to accomplish at least 1/2 of those and if you check that goal off...... then you are the goal QUEEN!

Amy said...

Give me a minute to catch my breath. That list was epic! I love so many of your ideas.

Terri said...

WOW I dont know what to say. You sure thats not a life time bucket list its huge. So how far are ya on this list?

chelsea said...

i can't help smiling reading this because it's just like the lists we make every semester...thanks for including sitting outside the library. and climbing r mount--that made my day!

funsizetessa said...

I love our 100 things to do lists. They are AMAZING. All of these things are epic, I may be a little biased to the ones that include me though if I'm going to be completely honest.

Ging said...

I was thinking the same thing Terri is "Is this a bucket list for your life?" Perhaps scaling it down to the top 30 would be a great place to start. I don't know about you but I only get 24 hour days. It's a fabulous list but unless you add
102. Don't sleep for an entire year.
...Well, I think you might have to give yourself more time.