Thursday, December 31, 2020

101 Things to Do in 2020 - End of Year

2019 was the best year of my life. 365 days, and not a single one of them was bad. Apparently 2020 didn't like that. January started out with the cats, which gave me terrible anxiety (I mean I knew I liked my personal space, but dang!) Then February brought all the headaches, which took a serious toll on my mental health. Then March and it's coronavirus came along. Look, I'm an introvert, but I like being an introvert outside in the world, not cooped up inside all day, every day. Then May and surgery. And then, well, teaching during a pandemic is no joke!! I'm just permanently tired now. 

In all seriousness, though I had my moments in the beginning of the year, I'm so lucky that 2020 wasn't a huge mess for me like it was for so many others. I didn't get to travel or concert like I usually do, but I got to do a lot of hiking AND finally learned how to relax!!

In January I was gung-ho on making a huge dent in my list this year, but so many things were canceled because of the pandemic, or I just didn't feel like following through on the idea was a smart decision due to the health/safety of myself and others. Regardless, I got to do some fun things, and I will have to get very creative with my 101 in 2021 list!

1. Take a chocolate making class at Goo Goo Clusters

2. Attend a Motion City Soundtrack concert


3. Finish the Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich book series

4. Get a tarot card reading “You have the power to make the decisions that will bring you happiness. Your joy is in the future, not clinging to the past. It’s time to choose transformation.”

5. Read 100 books (121)

6. Unsubscribe from junk emails (The more I unsubscribed, the more I seemed to get. UGH!!)

7. Watch all the Star Wars movies (I tried.....I could NOT get into them)

8. Raleigh roadtrip (postponed)

9. Be a part of my best friend's wedding (postponed)
10. Read all of the books that I own that I have never read (I think my stack got bigger...😬)

11. Take a self-defense course

12. Glass blowing

13. Go to Hawaii (postponed)

14. See 25 artists in concert (8)
  • Tenille Townes
  • HARD
  • Mat Kerekes
  • Motion City Soundtrack 
  • Cody Johnson
  • Pistol Annies 
  • Miranda Lambert
15. Charleston roadtrip 


16. Make fried green tomatoes

17. Attend the Southern Festival of Books (It was virtual - not the experience I wanted)

18. Visit all the stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail (made it to a few!)

19. Go to the beach


20. Go kayaking

21. Take a wine pairing class

22. Go to CMA Fest (Cancelled)

23. Get a kitten
Channing and Tatum
24. Take a cooking class

25. Be an extra in something

26. Go to an NHL game
Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
27. Take a craft class

28. See 5 different movies in theater

29. Go to the Bluebird Cafe

30. Try a new food
  • Wasabi mashed potatoes
  • Butternut squash 
  • Roasted chick peas
31. Grow a vegetable (jalapenos, cherry tomatoes)

32. Drive the Natchez Trace Parkway

33. Finish hiking the Lookout Mountain Parkway

34. Go to Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin (cancelled)

35. Complete a puzzle (started one.........)

36. Celebrate National Taco Day


37. Get my tattoo (Yeah. After the panic attacks I had getting my blood taken when getting my appendix out, this is never going to happen).

38. Take guitar lessons (They ended up being self-taught guitar lessons, still counts!)

39. See 5 artists I've never seen before (5)
  • HARD
  • Mat Kerekes
  • Cody Johnson
  • Pistol Annies
40. Go to Belle Witch Cave

41. Finish my papercraft scrapbooks

42. Win something
  • Miranda Lambert concert tickets
  • Skincare/makeup giveaway from @goldwilldigger
  • The Prisoner’s Wife by Maggie Brookes
  • The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
  • Who Speaks for the Damned by C.S. Harris
  • The Engineer's Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood
  • The Silence by Susan Alcott
  • True Story by Kate Reed Petty
  • The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony
  • The Book of Atlantis Black: The Search for a Sister Gone Missing by Grace Bonner
  • The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
  • The Nanny by Gilly MacMillan
  • The Year I Flew Away by Marie Arnold
  • The Girl from the Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat
  • Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough
43. Finish all of my draft blog posts

44. Re-learn the piano

45. Watch everything on my Hulu watch list

46. Watch everything on my Netflix watch list

47. Watch everything on my Disney+ watch list

48. Re-design my blog using my coding skills

49. Go to the Opry

50. Go hiking


51. Get the footlong taco in Evansville

52. Go to the Nashville Ballet

53. Have a Girl's Night Out in Nash

54. Check everything off my "Clarksville" list

55. Make another Nashville tacos post

56. Meet an artist I haven't met yet
  • Tenille Townes
Tenille Townes

57. See Lindsay Ell in concert again

58. Go to Country Boom (Cancelled)

59. Get caught up/stay caught up on my podcasts

60. Use all of my cookbooks at least once

61. Finish my music wall

62. Update my map project

63. Go skating

64. Use up my stash of samples

65. Save my change all year

66. Return everything to the library on time

67. Make $1000 in Poshmark sales

68. Learn to juggle

69. Bake a homemade pie (pumpkin with cream cheese swirls)


70. Find the galaxy mural in Huntsville 

71. Watch 50 movies I’ve never seen before (54)
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Gladiator
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • After
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • Us
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • Gravity
  • Ma
  • Hustle
  • Peppermint
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Stargirl
  • CoCo
  • Serenity
  • Rogue One
  • Star Wars Episode V
  • Star Wars Episode I
  • To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire
  • Lincoln
  • The Unbreakables
  • It: Chapter 2
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette
  • Little
  • Booksmart
  • Ugly Dolls
  • Teen Spirit
  • The Best of Enemies
  • I Still Believe
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • Poms
  • Playing With Fire
  • Stuber
  • Wonder Park
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Devil's Pass
  • You've Got Mail
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • Hamilton
  • Bombshell
  • Dark Water
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Harriet
  • Sherlock Gnomes
  • Friend Request
  • Eli
  • Christmas in Mississippi
  • Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square
  • A Very Country Christmas
  • The Kissing Booth 2
  • Big Hero 6
  • Christmas Inheritance
  • Operation Christmas Drop
  • Midnight at the Magnolia
  • Christmas Break-In
  • Invisible Man
  • After We Collided
  • Black Christmas
  • The Whole Truth
72. Play games at an arcade

73. Practice Spanish every day


74. Read all ARC I receive this year before their actual publishing date

75. Go to a water park

76. Ride a roller coaster

77. Take a trip with friends

78. Start using my ETSY shop

79. Go to a blogger event

80. Try boxing

81. Leave a $10 tip for a bill less than $10 (I’ve been working on this one for’s taken this long to finally have a bill under $10!!)

82. Go to a comedy show

Emo Phillips @ Mason City Limits

83. Be part of an Alive & Well Indoor Triathalon team


84. See Glennon Doyle speak again

85. Complete a #24in48readathon (March 21-22)

86. Meet my Godson


87. Go to the Nashville Christmas Parade (cancelled)

88. Get my appendix removed (not originally on my list, but it was a new experience, so I get to add it!)


89. Hit 100,000 miles on my car

90. Send a random gift

91. Buy all Christmas gifts from small businesses

92. Get a new couch

93. Buy my knife set solely with William-Sonoma gift cards

94. Give myself another One Tree Hill tour in Wilmington


95. Get internet at home

96. Begin another Master's degree

97. Finish Christmas Shopping before December

98. Teach a lesson over Zoom

99. VOTE


100. See the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction

101. Re-organize my craft studio

46/101 completed! 

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