I am just over 13 months into my 101 in 1001 list and I wanted to give a quick update about what I have accomplished and what I am hoping to cross off in the near future. This is more of a reflective post for myself, but hopefully it gives you a little glimpse into what I've been up to for the past few months! Initially, I created the list as somewhat of a boredom buster but it has been a really fun way to motivate myself to do little things that I am interested in. Although some of the things on the list are more exciting then others, every one of the 101 things is something I genuinely want to do. So far I have completed 27 things. Since starting senior year back in September, a few of my highlights have included:
Going on a road trip with friends: we drove up to New Hampshire in the fall for a hike and were able to see all of the beautiful foliage that New England is known for
Setting my 5k PR: Before starting my final cross country season, I set a goal to run a 5K under a 7'45" pace. I definitely got more into running this year and was so happy when I accomplished my goal.
Hosting a cookie swap: I organized a super last minute cookie swap on a friday night with my closest friends and it was so much fun! We had a relaxing night, ate pizza, and had lots of delicious cookies to eat.
Getting into college: I applied early decision to Elon University and it was so exciting to get into the school I had wanted to go to since starting my college search. I have accepted students day in two weeks and I can't wait to be back and meet some of my future classmates.
Going to New York City at Christmas time: My mom and I went with my dad on one of his business trips to NYC back in Decemeber. It was a great little get away during a crazy time of year. I got to spend time with my parents, see all of the holiday decorations, and of course do a little bit of shopping!
What I am hoping to cross off by the end of senior year:
See five concerts: I have seen four concerts since starting my 101 in 1001 list (Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, the Head and the Heart, Jingle Ball) and am going to the John Mayer concert in April, so I know I will be crossing this one off in the near future!
Go a weekend without checking social media: My friends and I have been talking about how we are all so addicted to our phones and I really want to have a tech free weekend before the end of the year. Every time we go out to dinner, we put all of our phones in a pile in the middle of the table so no one is on their phones for an hour or two and it is really nice to not have the distraction.
Do a half marathon: My friend and I just signed up for a half marathon in May. I am really excited to push myself and get into really good running shape for the summer.
Ski at least 50 Days: This is my last season of going skiing every weekend and I want to hit 50 days before the end of the this season. I currently have 42 days, so I am pretty confident that I will accomplish this!
Go on a senior trip: My friends and I are currently trying to organize some sort of senior trip and I really want to make it happen!
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