100 Things

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to find a way to keep track — and be accountable for — my self-challenge of accomplishing 100 things in 1001 days. Some of the things on this list are things I’ve wanted to try for awhile, and may not be very difficult, but whose experience I think will add something to my learning journey. Other things are much more long-term, and will require some, if not substantial, effort.
Here’s to the journey!
Tuesday April 5, 2011 to Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013
Bold = completed
Blue = in-progress
Italics = planned/notes
Current Count: 12/100
1.  Read 52 books in one year
2.  Read “Gödel, Escher, Bach”
3.  Read “The Origin of Species”
4.  Read “A Brief History of Time”
5.  Read the Scott Pilgrim series
6.  See Neil Gaiman in person
7.  Knit a cardigan/sweater from superwash yarn
8.  Knit/crochet a blanket
9.  Make a better “Worry Hat”
10. Make something in colourwork
11. Create a mini holiday tree w/ handmade ornaments
12. Attend knitting circle/Crafternoon at least 5 times
13. Publish 3 patterns on Ravelry
14. Leave a secret in a PostSecret book
15. Do a series of three self-portraits, in different media
16. Learn how to do watercolour
17. Make a painting to hang in my bedroom
18. Illustrate 100 things in a collection
19. Hand-bind a book
20. Become a published poet
21. Quilt something
22. Try alligator meat
23. Try haggis
24. Make sushi, and share with others
25. Bake a birthday cake for someone
26. Make pizza at home
27. Bake a loaf of bread!
28. Learn a recipe for perfect miso noodles and soup
29. Decorate for Halloween
30. Put together a first aid kit
31. Frame art in my bedroom – not just tape!
32. Watch a sunrise and sunset in the same day
33. Visit the Maritimes (July 16th-21st, 2011)
34. Visit NYC (May 5th-8th, 2011)
35. See the Royal British Museum
36. See a Van Gogh painting in person (Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 6th, 2011)
37. Visit the Shakespeare & Co. bookstore in Paris
38. Attend the Gay Pride Parade
39. Attend a TEDx event
40. Attend a Doctor Who-centric convention
41. Visit three Kingston tourist locations
42. Go on a trip with my significant other
43. Try veganism for a month
44. Work out at least once a week for 4 months
45. Do 25 real pushups
46. Learn to skate
47. Learn to meditate
48. Volunteer at Sunnybrook again, in a university student area
49. Do well on the MCAT
50. Work in a research laboratory
51. Do research by myself – any aspect where I’m the major investigator, but may be guided by others
52. Research for application to medical schools, and beginning said applications
53. Research for application to graduate schools, and beginning said applications
54. Make a personal “business” card – for people I want to stay in contact with, talk further to, etc.
55. Get a summer job that I actually like
56. Open an Etsy store (INK ! STOMP, May 31st 2011)
57. Create a business card for said venture (done and printed)
58. Have at least 50 sales (August 29, 2011)
59. Finish and organize this list of 100 things (April 6, 2011)
60. Clean out my email inboxes every month between the 28th to end of the month
61. Entirely transfer Hotmail account over to thisiscindyzhu@gmail.com
62. Get an external hard-drive and create a backup of all important things.
63. Get a file cabinet and create a comprehensive filing system
64. Maintain a meticulous spreadsheet of costs and profits for Etsy venture
65. Have at least $3000 of my own money in the bank
66. Send holiday cards
67. Write a love letter
68. Get someone a bouquet of flowers
69. Write and mail a letter to an author
70. Write and mail a letter to an illustrator
71. Give mom a great present, including a handmade aspect, for her birthday (Aug 27, 2011: handknit Woodland Shawl)
72. Give dad a great present, including a handmade aspect, for his birthday (Aug 21, 2011: handmade Kindle cover and collected photo album)
73. Communicate with both parents at least once a week
74. Write thank-you cards for all professors and TAs who have contributed to a good education
75. Attend an opera
76. Attend a musical (Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre, May 6th, 2011)
77. Attend a comedy show
78. Attend a student-run play
79. Attend a midnight premiere
80. Attend a film festival
81. Watch five documentaries
82. Watch “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (August 19, 2011)
83. Watch all three LOTR in 24 hours
84. Spend one weekend without the computer (July 2011 at Algoma Mills)
85. Really celebrate my 20th birthday (April 23rd, 2012)
86. Write a list of 100 things that make me happy
87. Keep an art diary – journal/doodle diary for everyday – for 100 days
88. Write a letter to my future self – 10 years down the road
89. Take a self portrait everyday for 100 days
90. Restart up a blog (this one!)
91. Make a blog post at least once a week for a year
92. Volunteer abroad
93. Contribute to 3 Kickstarter projects that I really believe in
94. Donate blood at least 5 times
95. Contribute to a neuroscience psychology study
96. Become Circle Leader or OT for Read4Fun.
97. Obtain a pair of comfortable, strapped, heels that I can actually dance in! (From Payless in NYC, May 7th, 2011. It actually doesn’t have straps, but is ideal in every other way.)
98. Learn how to pick a lock
99. Win a contest – any contest (April 9th, 2011)
100. Give a speech to applause

One thought on “100 Things

  1. I don’t really know how I stumbled upon this blog, but hey! We have the same birthday. EXACTLY. I’m turning 20 on April 23rd, 2012, too!

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