Tuesday, December 31, 2019

101 Things to Do in 2019 - End of Year

Ah, 2019. What an incredible year. My hope was that 2019 would be just as great as 2018 ended, and it most definitely was, probably even moreso. I've always been fairly easily entertained, but I have so much more of an appreciation for life now and its little gifts than I did as I closed out the year two years ago, and that has made so much difference!!  I hope the joy I feel in everything I do never leaves me...it has truly been a blessing. I had to watch the episode of FRIENDS  where Monica prososes to Chandler at least 5 times this year, just to make sure my tear ducts still worked!! 

I definitely didn't come near where I hoped I would on my 101 list, but looking back on this year, I don't know when I would have had time to squeeze anything else in. I'm so grateful for everything this year gave me. There is nothing I want to leave behind in 2019. Everything and everyone are coming with me to 2020!

1. Celebrate National Taco Day
2. Go to the Kentucky Derby
3. See the Backstreet Boys in concert
4. Learn to sew with a sewing machine
5. Coupon for the homeless
6. Crochet a blanket
7. Take a self-defense course
8. Take a sign language class
9. Open a TPT shop
10. Reconnect with someone I have lost touch with
11. Learn the rap part to "It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy
12. Take a wine pairing class
13. Get my tattoo
14. Learn the footloose dance
15. Learn all the words to "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
16. Try acupuncture
17. Take a glass blowing class
18. Learn the handshake from The Parent Trap
19. Learn to play guitar
20. Read 50 books (100)

21. Make at least one new taco recipe
22. Go skydiving
24. Make my own wine
25. See 20 artists in concert (22)
  • Eric Paslay
  • Jake Owen
  • Josh Turner
  • Maren Morris
  • Tenille Townes
  • Lindsay Ell (x3)
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Tenille Arts
  • Olivia Barker
  • Jessie James Decker
  • Love & Theft
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Bailey Littrell
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Charles Kelley
  • Raelynn
  • Clare Dunn
  • Hannah Ellis
  • Kalie Shorr
  • Cassadee Pope
Jessie James Decker
26. See 5 artists I haven't seen before
  • Tenille Townes
  • Tenille Arts
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Olivia Barker
  • Jessie James Decker
  • Bailey Littrell
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Hannah Ellis
  • Kalie Shorr
27. Make fried green tomatoes
28. Go to a concert at a venue I haven't been to yet
29. Go to Belle Witch Cave
30. Have a picnic
31. Take a road trip to visit old friends

Amarillo, Texas with Sophie & Darcy
32. Finish my paper craft scrapbooks
33. Improve my hand-lettering
34. Take a goat yoga class

35. Win a giveaway
  • 24in48 readathon prize - Book No Exit
  • Tickets to TEDxNashville
  • Goodreads giveaways: The League of Wives: the Untold Story of the Women Who Took On the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husband’s Home, Resistance Women, Slay Like a Mother: How to Destroy What's Holding You Back So You Can Live the Life You Want, Man of the Year, Outline, The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity, Outbreak, 101 Epic Dishes: Recipes That Teach You How To Make the Classics Even More Delicious, Michigan vs. the Boys, The Spies of Shilling Lane, Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays: A Middle School Story, The Playground, The Yoga Almanac: 52 Practices and Rituals to Stay Grounded Through the Astrological Seasons, The Night Swim, 
36. Visits all the stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
37. Attend the Southern Festival of Books
38. Go kayaking
39. Solve a Rubik's cube
40. Add to my 100+ Murals in Nashville post
41. Try all the tacos places in Nashville
42. Get a pet
43. Go to CMA Fest
Cassadee Pope
44. Use up my stash of samples (it just keeps growing!!)
45. Actually use my Etsy shop
46. Finish all my Flashback Friday posts
47. Re-learn the piano
48. Be an extra in something again (CMA Fest promos, aired August 4; Tell Me A Story: Season 2 Episode 1, aired December 5)

49. Take a cooking class
50. Go to an NHL game
51. Go to an MiLB game
52. Watch everything on my Hulu "To Watch" list
53. Watch everything on my Netflix "To Watch" list
54. Completely re-design my blog using my coding skills
55. Take a craft class
56. Go to the zoo
57. See 5 different movies in the theater
  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • Downton Abbey
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Frozen 2
58. Attend a concert at the Opry
59. Attend a concert at the Ryman
60. Attend a performance at the Bluebird Cafe
61. Hike to a waterfall I haven't been to yet
62. Visit a museum
63. Go to a musical.
64. Take a new route back to Minnesota
65. Try a new food
  • grits
  • sweet potatoes
  • salmon
  • falafel
  • oysters
  • brie cheese
66. Meet the beautiful baby who will be making me an auntie and Godmother!

67. Participate in the 24 in 48 Readathon
68. Make my own lefse
69. Participate in a 5K (Muddy Princess - Sept 15)
70. Send birthday cards for all the birthdays
71. Grow a vegetable (jalapenos!)
72. Complete my map project
73. Leave a $10 tip for a  bill less than $10
74. Complete my mindfulness journal
75. Go stargazing
76. Send flowers, just because
77. Drive the Natchez Trace Parkway
78. Visit my friends in Raleigh
79. Go to the Nashville Ballet
80. Finally get my craft room perfectly organized
81. Finish hiking the Lookout Mountain Parkway
82. Check everything off my “Clarksville” list
83. Have a spa day, at an actual spa
84. Find a street sign with my name on it

85. Fix my old computer
86. Volunteer somewhere
87. Get a library card
88. Give books away after I read them rather than stash them on my shelves
89. Go shooting for the first time
90. Meet 5 artists that I’ve never met before
  • Riley Green
  • Jordan Davis
  • Brantley Gilbert
  • Danielle Bradbery
  • Travis Denning
  • Natalie Stovall
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Chris Lane
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Rachel Wammack
  • Jimmie Allen
  • JD Shelbourne
  • Hardy
  • Hunter Hayes
  • Luke Bryan
  • The Brothers Osborne 
  • Dan & Shay
  • Caylee Hammick
  • Try Herndon
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Sisterhood Band
  • Brett Young
  • Randy Travis
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Jerrod Niemann
  • Levi Hummon
  • William Michael Morgan
  • Thompson Square
  • Carly Pearce
  • Eric Paslay
  • Jessie James Decker
  • Sara Evans

91. Meet an actor/actress
  • Sam Palladio
  • Charles Esten
  • Chrissy Metz 

92. Watch 100 movies that I haven't seen before (104)
  • Gremlins, Me Before You, Magic Mike XXL, The Hangover Part III, Gremlins 2, Wonder, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, My Friend Dahmer, I Tonya, Anchorman, Anchorman 2, Black Panther, The Challenge, Alone in Berlin, Grumpy Old Men, Mama Mia Here We Go Again, Escaping the Madhouse: the Nellie Bly Story, Ingrid Goes West, La La Land, Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, Grumpier Old Men, Feeling Minnesota, Gifted, Eighth Grade, Everything Everything, Sisters Unrated, Steve Jobs, Taco Shop, Wild, Cake, Never Going Back, A Kid Like Jake, Table 19, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Heredity, Baywatch, Bad Moms, Girl Most Likely, Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, The Edge of Seventeen, Nobody's Fool, Isn't It Romantic, A Star is Born, A Bad Mom's Christmas, Now is Good, Extract, Switch, Jupiter Ascending, The Greatest Showman, Snatched, Thanks for Sharing, Thor: Ragnarok, Laid in America, San Andreas, Friends With Kids, Playing for Keeps, The Hate U Give, The Fifth Wave, Bohemian Rhapsody, Night School, Instant Family, Hot Pursuit, Safety Not Guaranteed, Get Away, Horrible Bosses 2, A Simple Favor, Second Act, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Spy Who Dumped Me, On the Basis of Sex, Uncle Drew, Overboard (new version), Girl in the Bunker, How to Be Single, Lean On Me, Aladdin (new), Blended, Still Alice, The Lion King (new), Overboard (old), Tammy, Detective Pikachu, Lars and the Real Girl, Charlie's Angels (new), Charlie's Angel's (old), Charlie's Angel's Full Throttle, Noelle, Hidden Figures, Five Feet Apart, BlackkKlansman, Frozen 2,Grinch (2018), 300, The Punisher, Whiplash, Klaus, Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile, The Christmas Chronicles, Annabelle Comes Home, Fracture, The DUFF, Why Him?, 
93. Hang out at the CMT Awards red carpet
94. Go to the beach
95. Jump at a trampoline park

96. Make my own candle
97. Pick my own apples from an orchard and make apple crisp with them
98. Get lost in a corn maze
99. Publish at least 10 non-book related blog posts
100. Get new tires
101. Finish Averie's scrapbook

46 / 101 (45.5%)