The List.

Health & Fitness
1. Hike the Grouse Grind.
2. Lose 49lbs.
3. Practice yoga once a week for 3 months. (0/12)
4. Run a 5K.
5. Join the Vancouver dodgeball league (
6. Complete a marathon.
7. Join a dragonboating team.
8. Get registered with the National Weight Control Registry.
9. Buy a bike
10. Go to the dentist.
11. Work with the doctor to find a cause for my fatigue, and manage it. [Sept 2007 – Dec 2007]
12. Get eyes checked.
13. Take a dance class for at least a month.
14. No fast food for one month.
15. Eat breakfast every day for a month. [August – September 2007]
16. Don’t wimp out – get Gardasil shots. – I’ve decided NOT to get this vaccine, so will be replacing this with something else.

Faith & Mental Health
17. Attend a church service sometime that isn’t Christmas, Easter, a wedding or a funeral.
18. Construct legal documents outlining and protecting my wishes should something happen to me.
19. Have a professional massage. [November 2007 – Seaside Scrub at Beverly’s – Thanks Graham!]
20. Give blood. – this one might change because I am a wimp.
21. Go one week without watching TV. (0/7)
22. Read at least 10 books about religion, faith or spirituality. (0/10)
23. Continue volunteering with Guiding throughout the 1001 days.
24. Write a letter/card to Nana once a month for a year. (0/12)
25. Write a letter to CousinL once a month for a year. (0/12)
26. Light a candle for someone in a church.
27. Blog at least once a week for a year. (0/52)
28. Use Joe’s Goals every day for six months. (0/182)
29. Watch a sunrise and sunset in the same week.
30. Meet with a life coach.

Education & Career
31. Re-read all lecture notes before next class during final semester.
32. Get First Aid certification. [24 June 2007]
33. Pass test to get a Class 7(N) license.
34. Purchase new MacBook with AppleCare. [November 2007. Thanks Mum and Dad for AppleCare!]
35. Graduate from UBC. [I walked across the stage and picked up my diploma in May 2008]
36. Take a continuing ed course at VCC or similar. [April-June 2008 – I got an A in fundraising essentials at BCIT!]
37. Learn to shoot a gun at a shooting range.
38. Talk to Anna about her doula practice. – Anna has moved away, so this isn’t possible any longer.
39. Join a book club.
40. Join a professional or service organisation.
41. Join a service organization.
42. Learn Spanish (at least well enough for trip w/L).

Domestic & Financial
43. Increase automatic monthly contribution to RRSP to $50/month.
44. Deposit 10% of every paycheque into an “emergency” bank account for at least 6 months. (0/12)
45. Organize photographs with names, places, dates, and file in albums.
46. Do a thorough “Clean Sweep” of apartment every six months.
47. Open a bank account to start saving for Rebel or similar.
48. Buy a bookcase and unpack the Boxes of Books. [February 2008, Adam and I bought each other furniture for Valentine’s/our anniversary, which fall within a week of each other.]
49. Learn to make tiramisu.
50. Find out all the family birthdays, anniversaries, and email addresses. Write on calendar and circulate.
51. Get a Blackberry or similar (instead of a cell) to stay organised.
52. Get a cat (or two).
53. Get a dog.
54. Buy a vacuum. [July 2007]
55. Buy renters insurance.
56. Buy prescription sunglasses.
57. Purchase or find a reliable method and backup all computer files.
58. Put $2 in a bank account for every goal I complete on this list.
59. Put all small change (0.25, 0.10, 0.05, 0.01) into a jar at the end of each week for 6 months. (0/24)

Relationships & Community
60. Host a sleepover.
61. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity.
62. Volunteer at the 2010 Olympics.
63. Start an address book.
64. Get married. [Woo hoo, we’re engaged as of June 4, 2008!]
65. Send Xmas cards.
66. See my brother once a month for a year. (6/12 starting june 2007)
67. Write a thank-you letter to an old teacher.
68. Vote in the next federal election. [March 2008 – federal by-election]
69. Vote in the next provincial election. May 12, 2009.
70. Vote in the next civic election. November 2008.
71. Volunteer with a candidate in an election campaign.
72. Donate $5 for every goal on the list I don’t complete.

Art & Culture
73. See an opera.
74. Volunteer at Vancouver FolkFest.
75. Take one photo every day for 1 year. (0/365)
76. Sew a piece of clothing.
77. Watch every Best Picture Oscar-winner. (23/79)
78. Read all the Governor-General’s Award English Fiction winners (2/69)
79. Read at least 10 of the Governor-General’s Award English Non-Fiction winners
80. See all of the AFI’s best movie list (30/100)
81. Do a trainer tour at the Vancouver Aquarium [Otter Tour with Adam in August 2007]
82. Finish afghan.
83. Make a quilt.
84. Participate in Blogathon or NaBloPoMo.
85. Make a scrapbook.

Travel & Identity
86. Travel somewhere in B.C. I’ve never been.
87. Go to Disneyland with CaitR.
88. Get a tattoo.
89. Apply for Canadian passport.
90. Apply for British citizenship.
91. Travel to Trinidad with CousinL to visit Aunt L.
92. Get a new MedicAlert bracelet.
93. Travel to at least 5 US states. [Oregon in June 2008 (we drove through Washington, too)]
94. Travel to at least one province that is NOT BC or Ontario.
95. Go to Stamford Bridge with TheBoy.
96. Take TheBoy to Pooh Sticks Bridge.
97. Do a service project overseas.
98. Go sailing.
99. Minigolf in Parksville.
100. Write a list of 100 things to do before I die.

The End
101. Make another 101 in 1001 list!

Bold = in progress.

Strike = completed!

Orange = changed/potentially changing


11 Responses to “The List.”

  1. 1 blubberbegone

    I like your $2 for every item you complete. I’m gonna steal that!

  2. Love that you have a list of “to do”s on your blog! Talk about accountability! I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you will do!

  3. If I may ask–why did you decide not to get the gardasil shots?

  4. 4 Marianne

    Of course you may ask, C.! I haven’t shelved it forever – because I’m only 22, I have another 3-4 years to get it and have it be effective AND covered by insurance. Also, I’m in the same, monogamous relationship I’ve been in since I was 17, so I’m less worried about transmission as I might be in other circumstances. I’ve always had frequent and clear Pap smears, too.

    Basically, I just don’t feel comfortable with the amount of long-term testing that’s been done, yet, and if I can “afford” to wait another couple years, I want to. I’m also increasingly cognizant of all the stuff that has been going into my body medically recently – BCP, asthma meds, etc. regularly and then that bout I had with dexedrine – and want to give my body a bit of a break to get back into “fighting form” before throwing something else at it. My doctor is okay with this, and basically said that she’s neither encouraging nor discouraging her patients to get it.

    I’m trying to stay on top of the research and talk it over every time I see my doctor, which is frequently.

  5. 5 Laura

    If there is any way for me to help you overcome your giving blood thing let me know, okay? It took a lot for me to get over that and I am forcing myself to keep donating by saying I’ll do it 10 times for my own list. Don’t change that one to orange!!

    ❤ *sending courage love vibes*

  6. 6 Marianne

    I know it’s a great thing to do, but I seriously almost had a panic attack when I had to get those blood tests in the fall. Gah. I get all twisty in my tummy just thinking about it.

    I have 2 more years to work up the nerve 😀

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