Friday, December 31, 2021

101 Things to do in 2021 - End of Year



Man, looking back on my 101 in 2021 list, I really lived my best life this year!! No surprise, really, I'm still a YOLO girl, but its crazy to look back on the year and think of everything that happened in just the last 365 days! So many new experiences this year, so many things I've been saying "someday" camp! Foot long taco! A(nother) Master's degree! UND game! Space craft launch! When you love life, it loves ya right back!! 

1. Pay off my car loan

2. Listen to all the Harry Potter audiobooks

3. Take a craft class

4. Recycle anything that I can recycle (I did pretty good, but I can do better)

5. Only buy books from indie bookstores

6. Be a part of my best friend’s wedding

7. No saying, " I will just get gas in the morning." 

8. Eat tacos every Tuesday 

9. Meet my newest niece!

10. Visit all of the state parks in Middle Tennessee that I haven't been to yet

11. Go to space camp


12. Take a chocolate making class at Goo Goo Clusters

13. Finish my second Master's degree

14. Read all of the books that I own that I haven't read yet (all but 2!)

15. Make fried green tomatoes

16. Visit another distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail that I haven't been to yet

17. Walk on the beach

18. Try a new food
  • bulgar
  • couscous 
19. Finish my Jupiter puzzle

20. Celebrate National Taco Day

21. Win something
  • Seeking an Aurora by Elizabeth Pulford
  • Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens
  • One Two Three by Laurie Frankel
  • Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens
  • Stingers by Randy Wayne White
  • If I Had Ten Dollars by Craig T. Feigh
  • The Orphan Beach by Laura Thomas
  • Last Dance on the Starlight Pier by Sarah Bird
  • Survivor's Guilt by Robyn Gigl
  • A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
  • The Summer of June by Jamie Sumner
  • St. Patrick's Day charcuterie board and $150 gift card from Anzie Blue
  • Bacon Goo Goo Cluster and 1-lb of bacon from Goo Goo Cluster & Gilford Farms
22. Watch everything on my Disney+ watchlist

23. Watch everything on my Hulu watchlist

24. Watch everything on my Netflix watch list

25. Go hiking

26. Get the footlong taco in Evansville

27. Check everything off my Clarksville to go/do list

28. Update my music wall

29. Use my stash of samples

30. Make $1000 in Poshmark sales

31. Watch 25 movies I've never seen before (25)
  • To All The Boys: Always and Forever
  • Cats
  • Soul
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • The Avengers
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Cruella
  • One for the Money
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • False Positive
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • Get Hard
  • Fear Street: 1994
  • Fatherhood
  • Fear Street: 1978
  • The Woman in the Window
  • Vivo
  • Home
  • Ashes in the Snow
  • Pokemon: MewTwo Strikes Back
  • He’s All That
  • Mulan 
  • An Unexpected Christmas
  • The Holiday Fix Up

32. Practice Spanish every day

33. Read all the ARC I receive before the publishing date

34. South Dakota road trip

35. Read 120 books (150)

36. Go to a concert
  • Charlie Argo & Parmalee (May 7)
  • Alison Elena, Victoria Rose, Smoke & Feathers (May 15)
  • Ricky Skaggs, the Isaacs, the Steeldrivers, Johnny Lee, 38 Special, Travis Denning, Jenny Tillman, Exile, Cedric Burnside, The Marshall Tucker Band, Big & Rich, Anthony Castagna, Lorrie Morgan, Pure Prairie League, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Randy Travis, The Gatlin Brothers, the Scooter Brown Band, Rhett Atkins, The Allman Betts Band, Chris Young, Travis Tritt, the Charlie Daniels Band (August 18)
  • Tenille Arts, Niko Moon, Carly Pearce, Lady A (August 27)
  • Lindsay Ell, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Tracy Byrd, Martina McBride, John Anderson, Trace Adkins (September 9)
  • Striking Matches, Cassadee Pope (October 25)
  • Jason Aldean (November 12)

37. Attend the Southern Festival of Books (I was in Florida)

38. Go kayaking

39. Use all my free movie passes

40. Go to Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin (spent this weekend in Texas instead!)

41. Do something special for my 30th birthday

42. Practice Italian every day (practiced from January until school started...then life happened!)

43. Use all my cookbooks at least once

44. Save my change all year

45. Get a massage 

46. Make at least one new taco recipe

47. Go to a baseball game

48. Hike to a waterfall that I haven't been to yet

49. Visit Johnson Space Center in Houston

50. Visit a National Park that I haven't been to yet

51. Try the Sioux Indian Taco in Sioux Falls, SD

52. Eat at five taco places in Nashville that I haven't been to yet (2)
  • Velvet Taco
  • Chilangos Tacos

53. Keep a bullet journal

54. Go to the Johnny Cash Museum

55. Catch up on the Stuff You Should Know podcast episodes

56. Read another Janet Evanovich series

57. Have a picnic

58. Donate couponing items

59. Pass my Middle School Math Praxis

60. Make a Pinterest recipe

61. Meet someone famous (Cassadee Pope- I've "met" her a gazillion times, but still counts!)

62. Watch the sun set

63. Have a bonfire

64. Go to the dentist

65. Get the COVID-19 vaccination

66. Hike 52 miles

67. Send postcards

68. Memorize a song on the guitar

69. Take a weekend trip to Birmingham

70. Take a weekend trip to Louisville

71. Walk through a cave

72. Get a milkshake from The Grind

73. Take a weekend trip to Chattanooga

74. Visit the Omaha Zoo

75. Actually drink the giant collection of tea in my pantry

76. Visit a botanical garden

77. Go to Arrington Vineyards

78. Tour Fontanel Mansion (apparently they closed in 2019...oops)

79. Visit The Frist Art Museum

80. Go to the George Jones museum

81. Attend a cookie decorating class

82. Go to the Patsy Cline Museum

83. Walk through the Tennessee State Museum

84. Visit the FRIENDS-themed Cup O Joe Coffee Shop in Twin Lakes

85. Visit Harry Potter World at Universal Studios

86. Go to the World's Largest Fish Fry in Paris, TN

87. Take a wine pairing class

88. Visit the Selena Museum in Corpus Christi

89. Go Axe Throwing

90. Go Sky Diving (we tried! Four times!)

91. Visit Kennedy Space Center in Orlando

92. Get a milkshake from the Legendairy Milkshake Bar

93. Make at least 12 Etsy sales

94. Get a cotton candy burrito from Snowie

95. See a space craft launch

96. Watch UND at the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game

97. Go to a Preds game

98. Get a margarita flight

99. See the Milky Way

100. Tour the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

101. Go to the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot 

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