So I finally finished it! Remember the list? The one from all the way back on New Year’s Day?
I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t, since I said then that I would finish it by the end of that week..
Anyway, after much introspection and a lot of procrastination, I finally came up with a 101 in 1001 list that I was satisfied with. It’s 101 things, ranging from the trivial to the significant, that I’d like to accomplish in 1001 days (about 2.75 years).
I tried to make it so that there was a balance between the
cliché classic bucket list items (go skydiving; visit Paris) and things that are really personal to me (see my grandfather again who I’ve only met once; go on a self-guided food tour of my home country, Jamaica).
It has small things (take a salsa class; try five new foods) and bigger, loftier goals (speak French conversationally; move into my own apartment). And both things that cost little or nothing (carve a pumpkin; go swimming more often) and things that I’ll need to save for (visit one of my best friends in London; establish an emergency fund).
As I made the list, a couple themes jumped out at me as priorities for the next few years:
- Traveling – about 8% of the list is related to travel, and that’s only because of financial limits. But I have serious wanderlust.
- Accumulating experiences as opposed to “stuff” – about 16% of the list is related to adventure and experiences, including making up for missed childhood (think Halloween)
- Learning new skills – approximately 12%. There are so many things I want to learn how to do.
- Nurturing relationships – approximately 11% related to family and friends.
See the full list here.