CED: January 4 2010, Creating my Goddess Year binder

Today was a big day. My husband quit his job, which is long-overdue but still not the best timing. So I haven’t had a ton of time to work on my binder. But I did a little bit, which is starting on the 100 101 Things To Do list. I did 36, and it’s surprisingly difficult to come up with things I want to do this year!
Maybe posting this list will help me to actually do these things. Maybe it will inspire someone else in making their own lists. Here they are, with my afterthoughts in blue. (Tomorrow’s post will probably be a link to this so I will have my entire list in one place.)
  1. Turn 27 — That’s number 1 and it was wrong! I quickly fixed it to be 28, as I am already 27, and my brain apparently fell out before starting this list. Haha.
  2. Pay off my credit cards
  3. Celebrate my first anniversary
  4. Help Mark find a new job
  5. Finish selecting photos for the wedding album
  6. Spend less time on the computer — Definitely need to start Leonie’s Switch-Off Sundays tradition
  7. Bake cookies once a month
  8. Submit a novel for (maybe) publishing
  9. Dance in the rain
  10. Play on the swings
  11. Cry my heart out — because I want to live a full life, not a robotically happy life
  12. Jump for joy
  13. Do something to feed my soul at least once a week
  14. Read more Newbery winners — this is an American award for children’s novels
  15. Submit 5 short stories to try to get published
  16. Laugh every day
  17. Live my truth
  18. Eat more veggies — this reminds me, I need a carrot for dessert
  19. Trust in God’s plan for my life
  20. Read the Bible more often
  21. Put my laundry away each time — I usually leave everything in a basket until I take it out to wear
  22. Declutter… a LOT!
  23. Do cartwheels in the grass
  24. Spend less money on things I don’t really need
  25. Visit the graves of all of my grandparents
  26. Floss my teeth more
  27. Say NO when it matters
  28. Say no when it doesn’t matter so much
  29. Watch Flash Forward and Glee
  30. Trust my intution
  31. Make love to my husband — this might seem like an obvious one but with his back problems, which have had him hospitalized and on disability, it’s actually something I feel NEEDS to be on this list 😦
  32. Hug my family every chance I get
  33. Call my Mom at least every other day
  34. Learn to read Tarot without books — I’m working on this in an online Tarot class that is just starting
  35. Rewatch 10 seasons of Friends DVDs
  36. Take more photos of me and Mark 
  37. Be present in my life
  38. Step out of my comfort zone. Rinse and repeat.
  39. Find more guided meditations for my ipod
  40. Sell something I’ve created on etsy
  41. Write in a gratitude journal at least 4 days a week… 7 is better!
  42. Win NaNoWriMo again
  43. Try at least one new recipe every month
  44. Use Self-Coaching 101 to reframe my negative thoughts — more on this coming in a future blog post
  45. Blog posts at least 5 times a week
  46. End the year with at least $5,000 in a personal savings account
  47. Buy Where the Wild Things Are on DVD
  48. Read one nonfiction book for adults
  49. Read one fiction books for adults
  50. Reread The Secret Garden — one of my favorites from childhood
  51. Read The Westing Game
  52. Visit Howard and Ava in Boston — this is the couple on my photo page we met on our honeymoon
  53. Take Mark to Elmira — the town my college is in
  54. Take walks on the OHS track with Mark
  55. Organize all of our DVDs
  56. Open the blinds in the bedroom every day
  57. Take more photos (sell on etsy?)
  58. Save more than I spend (paying off debt counts!)
  59. Create a logo. Include a butterfly of my own design
  60. Eat alone at a sit-down restaurant
  61. Get to know Marsha better — my mother-in-law
  62. Frame our ketubah
  63. Hang the artwork bought on the honeymoon cruise
  64. Sing karaoke at least once
  65. Ace (99% or better) 4 songs on Band Hero, including American Pie — my husband’s contribution to my list 🙂
  66. See at least 2 movies in the theater
  67. Connect with my sister as adults
  68. Discover the goddess in me
  69. Buy a new sundress.. or two
  70. Go to a rock concert
  71. See Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  72. Design a tattoo… and maybe get it
  73. Look for rainbows every time in rains
  74. Invent another holiday
  75. Make every Christmas gift I give this year
  76. Find more ways to bring my wisdom to others
  77. Cultivate friendships via blogging
  78. Try to write a song, even if it’s terrible
  79. Draw. Draw people. And not stick people.
  80. Stop being afraid of imperfection! Embrace it!
  81. Keep having a sunny disposition.
  82. Smile at strangers.
  83. Be more patient with people. *including myself*
  84. Buy a bathing suit that looks good on me. Wear it to go swimming. — the second sentence might be the most important!!!
  85. Continue seeking good valid self-help techniques on blogs. Post about them w/links.
  86. Meet friends at the top of the Empire State Building – the day and time is almost here!
    Remind my friends and family why I love them. — yes. there is a bonus on the list, two #86’s!!!
  87. Be a rockstar every time I’m in the car alone. (Private concerts, baby!)
  88. Tell myself in the mirror, “I’m beautiful” and truly mean it.
  89. Don’t be afraid to DREAM BIG.
  90. Believe in fairy tales.
  91. Don’t ask why – ask why NOT!
  92. Write poems more often than “almost never”
  93. Bake cupcakes for no apparent reason
  94. Practice random acts of kindness
  95. Listen to upbeat music. Dance to it.
  96. Dance to background music in stores, offices, etc.
  97. Do at least one new thing that will look good on my resume.
  98. Walk every aisle like it’s a catwalk. (Pretend I’m tall enough and young enough to be DISCOVERED!)
  99. Party like it’s 2000 at my 10 year high school reunion!
  100. Complete projects… like I completed this list! 🙂

#37-61 added January 6, 2010
#62-75 added January 8, 2010
#76-100 added January 9, 2010

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    3 thoughts on “CED: January 4 2010, Creating my Goddess Year binder

    1. I need to do #6, #14 Love those myself, #21 that is one of my absolute worst habits, I put hubbys away but not mine, #22 I keep trying but I have so much stuff it never seems to look like I have gotten rid of anything. Blessing for the New Year

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