The List: 2017 Edition

The List is an annual compilation of 100 things that I've never done before (or haven't done recently), but would love to complete. The List was inspired by my friend MK and I think I can safely say that listing has been a life-changing experience for both of us. 

2017 marks my FOURTH go-round at list writing and tackling and contains a blend of items rolled over from past lists along with a few new items. I also reserve the right to add "bonus" items on top of the original 100 things, should the spirit so move me.  13 items completed for the year is my magic number.

RESULTS are IN for 2017: I completed 23 items on my 2017 List. OK, fine...21 (2 are 'close', but not quite). 15  items completed are from the original list, and 7 'bonus' items. This is my most successful year yet, in terms of items completed. Woohoo!

1. Visit a Cat Cafe
2. Take a Soul Cycle class
3. Make scallops
4. Diet Coke free for a full year
5. Take a knife skills cooking class
6. Attend a rodeo
7. Go to a Jazz club
8. Run a 5k in 30 minutes or less.
9. Run a 10k in 60 minutes or less
10. Teach a financial wellness class
11. Take one of those DNA tests to learn more about my ancestry
12 Start my own business
13. Volunteer to help with a fundraiser
14. Take a calligraphy class
15. Get a logo and header designed for my blog

16. Vegas baby! and in style (VIP, poolside cabana, place a big a$$ bet)
17. Vacation in the Philippines (possibly visit Manila, Borocay Island, Honda Bay)
18. Visit a butterfly garden
19. Shark dive
20. Visit a winery I've never been to before
21. Go to an NFL gam
22. Go to the ballet
23. 10 real pushups (for all of my regular gym-going, I still suck at pushups)
24. Take an Aerial Yoga class
25. See a comedian perform live who I haven't seen before
26. Volunteer to help with a race
27. Participate in a drum circle
28. Visit the Michigan UP (upper peninsula, for you non-Michiganders)
29. Eat Rice Krispies Treats Cereal (available by special order only, apparently)
30. Make homemade limoncello
31. Golf 18 holes
32. Water ski
33. Make pasta from scratch
34. Take a comedy or improv class
35. See the NYC Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in person
36. Order a whole lobster at a restaurant
37. Eat at Spoon and Stable
38. Make champagne fountain out of wine glasses
39. Go cross country skiing
40. Go to the Walker
41. Montana ski trip
42. Achieve a yoga headstand
43. Eat vegetarian for two weeks
44. Play in a band
45. Make something from my "Crafting with Cat Hair" book
46. Take a creative writing class
47. Make a candle
48. Go to a Twin Cities Wine Education GastroVINO event
49. Get my writing published (somewhere other than on my blog)
50. Visit Australia
51. Complete a wine professional certification program
52. TV free for a week
53. Visit a lavender farm
54. Stomp wine grapes
55. Dine at Travail
56. Complete 100 OTF workouts in 2017
57. Become a certified yoga teacher
58. Watch all 7 Harry Potter movies in movie marathon style
59. Visit Alaska
60. Pin-up photo shoot
61. Buy something at a Farmer's market
62. Try an "expensive" Champagne ($100)
63. Pet a penguin
64. Try Vitamin IV therapy
65. Upcycle my mom's old jewelry box
66. Make something artistic out of sparkling wine corks and/or cages
67. Teach a yoga class
68. Watch the sunrise every morning for a week
69. Get my antique ring appraised
70. Help MK achieve an item from her 52New List (and get a mention on her "thank you" list!)
71. Visit a psychic
72. Visit an actual haunted house
73. Karaoke
74. Make Whoopie Pies
75. Fly a kite
76. Put up a trellis in the yard
77. Volunteer as an animal socializer
78. Take a ferry across Lake MI (SS Badger or Lake Express)
79. Do a cartwheel
80. Achieve expert status/finish the Spanish tree on Duolingo
81. Take a dance class
82. Hold a hedgehog
83. Float on a giant inflatable unicorn or some other ridiculous and oversized water floatie
84. Visit Portland, OR
85. Refinish a piece of furniture
86. Learn how to play darts
87. Join a trivia league

88. Watch the sunset every day for a week
89. Take a "wine and canvas"/"paint and sip" class
90. Work or volunteer in a foreign country
91. Post something inspiring on a public bulletin board
92. Hold plank for 5 minutes
93. Run another marathon
94. Buy a pair of cowboy boots in TX
95. Ride a horse
96. Get a cactus
97. Try Flotation REST Therapy
98. Learn how to saber champagne
99. Start a wine blog
100. Snowshoe

Bonus Items
101. "Get Gonged" at a full moon gong bath
100. Take  Kundalini Yoga class
103. Take an Ashtanga Yoga class
104. Take a Yin Yoga class (noticing a theme?!)
105. Take me to DANCE CHURCH!!!
106. Take an Iyengar Yoga class
107. Take a Bunny Yoga Class
108. Visit the Hill House
109. Complete a Juice Cleanse

110. De-Seed a Pomegranate
111. Vote/Volunteer in a Municipal Election