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My 101 List for 2015


Happy New Year, friends!

I hope you had a great Christmas season and I wish that this New Year will bring you all your heart’s desires.

As for me, despite some struggles which consisted mostly of things that I worried heavily about this 2014, I am still thankful because I truly learned a lot from what I went through. Again, I am thankful for food on our table, roof above our heads, a job that gives me the opportunity to earn enough to support my needs and a few little pleasures, family and friends who love me for who I am, and most especially for my baby and husband who truly complete my life.

Every Christmas, my husband and I would exchange cards/letters through which we’re able to say what is in our hearts. His message this year struck a chord with me. Aside from the usual sweet messages, he said he wishes me more success in my work, happiness in my life, peace in my heart, and that he hopes to see me smile more often.

I was touched because these were exactly the things I have always been praying for (well, not exactly that part about work). It’s not that I am not happy nor at peace, it’s just that I easily worry about things and worrying consumes me. Thus, I decided to change this.

For 2015, I decided that I will worry less and choose to be happy. I thought I should come up with my own list of 101 things to help me on this. I am going to randomly write the list below and will also put this at the sidebar so that I can easily check my progress throughout the year.

My 101 List for 2015

  1. Attend Sunday Mass every week.
  2. Bake my son’s birthday cake.
  3. Accompany my son to his swimming class every Saturday.
  4. Enroll and bring my son to a new class.
  5. Spend quality time with my son everyday, i.e., full attention without cellphone.
  6. Lose weight.
  7. Exercise with hubby.
  8. Run my first marathon.
  9. Enroll in a language school.
  10. Travel to Taipei.
  11. Return to Seoul for Fall.
  12. Bring family to at least 3 resorts/beaches.
  13. Double my monthly savings.
  14. Play badminton or hit the gym at least 2x weekly.
  15. Put up a blog entry every week.
  16. Green smoothie every week.
  17. Make Sunday a “positive vibe only” day.
  18. Eat a fruit every day.
  19. Read 5 new books.
  20. Watch 3 documentaries.
  21. Watch 3 Pinoy movies.
  22. Watch 3 Korean movies.
  23. Watch a movie made on or before I was born.
  24. Watch a concert or theater show.
  25. Visit 3 museums/art galleries.
  26. Add at least 3 new artists’ albums to my playlist.
  27. Visit a new place in Metro Manila by riding the MRT/LRT.
  28. Watch the sun rise.
  29. Watch the sun set.
  30. Write a letter and mail it.
  31. Send greeting cards to my sister and nephew.
  32. Schedule regular Lafang Club adventures.
  33. Practice 10 songs with hubby.
  34. Join a yoga class.
  35. Foot spa and whole body massage at least 2x a month.
  36. Hair spa at least once a month.
  37. Send a care package abroad.
  38. Try glamping.
  39. New hairdo.
  40. Executive health check-up.
  41. Appointment with a dentist.
  42. Visit an orphanage.
  43. Visit a house for the elders.
  44. Feed a streetchild.
  45. Donate to a charity or for a cause.
  46. Design a bag.
  47. Design a shirt.
  48. Organize a huge party.
  49. Improve blog design.
  50. Get my own domain name.
  51. Print my favorite travel photos.
  52. Buy a new camera.
  53. Take my son to an outdoor photoshoot.
  54. Family photo at the studio.
  55. Bake at least 5 items from my baking books.
  56. Bake at least 3 new things.
  57. Cook at least 3 new things.
  58. Try a new food/ingredient.
  59. No white rice.
  60. No soda.
  61. 3 liters of water daily.
  62. Organize a concert for hubby’s band.
  63. Go on a picnic.
  64. Host brunch/lunch.
  65. Organize or go to a potluck party.
  66. Try at least 5 new cafes/bakeries.
  67. Try at least 5 new restaurants.
  68. Paint my second painting.
  69. Write my future cafe/restaurant’s business plan.
  70. Improve blog layout.
  71. Create my own blog’s logo.
  72. De-clutter.
  73. Redecorate the condo.
  74. Sew something for my son.
  75. Complete a Pinterest project.
  76. DIY my baby’s 2nd birthday party.
  77. Visit at least 3 places outside Metro Manila.
  78. Learn more about coffee.
  79. Watch a movie with hubby every Friday.
  80. Schedule a staycation every quarter.
  81. Wear a dress every Monday.
  82. Plan for my 2016 travels.
  83. Plan for our 10th wedding anniversary.
  84. Plan for hubby’s 40th birthday.
  85. Plan for my mother’s 60th birthday.
  86. Watch at least 3 new Koreanovelas.
  87. Post a gratitude message in FB/Twitter everyday.
  88. Post one picture in IG everyday.
  89. Drive again.
  90. Have a spa/salon date with my mom.
  91. Have a coffee date with my dad.
  92. Try something new with my hubby.
  93. Have a whole day “me” time.
  94. Give a homemade/handmade gift.
  95. Organize my personal files.
  96. Have a date with my son.
  97. Moisturize and sun block daily.
  98. Use facial mask at least 2x a week.
  99. Learn how to put on eye makeup.
  100. Give “conscious consumer” gifts for Christmas.
  101. Share my 101 list.



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