Monday, November 5, 2012

One-Hundred Dreams, Part I

Yoga break from studying yesterday  (#YogaADay with Grow Soul Beautiful)

So... remember that time I was supposed to write a paper but ended up reading my friend's blog?  And then I went back to writing my paper but then had an impromptu Skype date with one of my best friends at 9:00 p.m.?  And then sang a song which I made up on the fly with lyrics like "I love writing papers, Because they're so much fun, Bullshit, I'm totally lying to myself right now, I don't want to do this, But I'm doing it, Because I'm awesome at life."  (The royalties for that one are just rolling in.)  And then finished my paper and submitted it three minutes before the deadline?

That was totally last night.

I haven't been such an "eleventh-hour pusher" since college.  It's nice to know I've still got it.  ;)  But I don't plan on doing that again.  (But I will, I'm sure.)

One of my absolute favorite bloggers recently started writing a list of 100 dreams after reading 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think.  Throughout college, I wrote in a journal consistently and used to keep a running list of goals and dreams.  Some are the same, some are different.  I thought it would be interesting to put together a new list, so I'm sharing...

My List of 100 Dreams
  1.  Read the entire Harry Potter series
  2. Create "best of" photo albums with the digital pictures dating back to 2006
  3. Read one leisure book per month (starting with Journey Into Shadow by Sarah!)
  4. Make working out a priority (because it's not right now)
  5. Cook something new once a month
  6. Take more pictures
  7. Keep a childhood journal for my kid (like my mom did for me)
  8. Be less judgmental
  9. Master a handstand
  10. Stop waiting until the 11th hour  (Ha!)
  11. Prioritize wants and needs
  12. Finish graduate school
  13. Have a country house with a clothesline that looks romantically simple, not trashy.  ;)
  14. Make a wedding album
  15. Visit a European castle
  16. Ride my bike more often
  17. Use baby sign language with my future kid
  18. Have a garden and composting bin
  19. Familiarize myself with the number keypad on the right side of the keyboard, so I don't have to look at it as I type
  20. Meet Christiane Amanpour

That's all I have for now, but I'll share the next 20 soon.  Do you keep a list of dreams or goals?  I always forget just how much I want to accomplish until I start writing it down.

How was your weekend?  Are you pumped about Election Day?! 


Katie said...

I love this idea! And I want to hear more about the journal your mom kept for you, that sounds like such a sweet idea!!

Jess said...

This is such a fun idea! I'm a sucker for lists so the fact that you have a list series...I can't even handle the excitement ;) But seriously.

And I did #1 last summer :)

Oh and there's another sister vibe thing...I ALWAYS waited until the last minute when it came to school work. ALWAYS.

:) love you!

Allie @ Between Dreams said...

I am the worst procrastinator... always waiting until that last possible moment. It's horrible! But I always seem to come up with *the best* excuses to put whatever I need to do aside.

Maybe I just need the stress and deadlines to get me going. I don't know.

P.S. Love this list! Hats off to you for wanting to master a handstand. ;)

Unknown said...


This is a WONDERFUL idea!!!

Personally I like #20 Meet Christiane Amanpour--- for reasons obvious to other Gilmore Girls lovers... although I bet your reasons are SIGNIFICANTLY less pop-culturally than mine is!!

HAHA your clothes line one cracks me up also!


Gesci said...

I love this as well! Might have to keep this trend going, I think...
It's so much better than a bucket list. I've got a half-baked post on why I don't like the idea of a bucket list, but a more open-ended "dream list" does strike my fancy...
and hear, hear to practically all of these!

Ellie said...'s in list form. Ha! Sounds like a familiar conversation I had recently :)

And don't worry, you'll wait until the 11th hour multiple more times before you graduate.

And #15 will be checked off of your list multiple times over by the end of next year...or at least it had better be! (Save, save, save!)

Love you!

Darby Hawley said...

This is a great list. You've inspired me to start thinking about my own list :-)

Unknown said...

I have a list that I used to share on my blog, but then I never really worked toward it, so I took it off :( I should probably just keep it personal, so I don't feel so bad about not accomplishing anything!

I love the one with your country house...I want a cute clothesline too ;)


Empirically Erin said...

I love this idea! I definitely would like to start a list like this. I also love your song and think you should try to take it to a record label ;)

Rebecca said...

Great list Lindsay. I did number 1 in the summer, I promised my friends daughter I would read all the books and watch all the films before taking her on the HP studio tour, I forgot about this until 6 weeks before we were due to go, so ended up reading and watching them all in just over 5 weeks. I love number 17, I'd like to do this too.
Well done on getting your essay finished even if you did push it a bit fine with the timing of it.
(on a side note the volunteering post is hopefully going up tomorrow)

Laura Darling said...

I love this! And a "best of" photo album is an awesome idea!

M'ris said...

it's a little dated (but still functional), but is what I've been using to monitor my own progress on my "bucket list." Just thought I'd pass it along.

Michelle said...

What an awesome idea!! I love your photo book idea. I've been wanting to do something similar!

I would kill for a romantically simple clothesline. It's the little things, isn't it? :)

Bev said...

these dreams look totes do'able girlie!! you're a DO'er and don't ever forget that!!! One of these dreams I totes know you'll accomplish and make come true is graduating from grad school ;)

I always write a list of goals in the first of the year, and really feel good when I'm able to cross something off of it!