It’s hard to come up with 101 things! Just making this list is a big creative endeavor. 2017 will be the eighth 101 Things to Do This Year List that I’ve made and I’ve learned that I need to be specific, and that I need to be realistic and sometimes that makes it hard to come up with list items.

I know that I won’t finish everything on the list. I tend to get around 50% of the list done (some years more, other years less), but this list isn’t about perfection. This list is about trying new things, accomplishing goals, and it gives me things to work on through the year. When I’m at a loss for something to do I can check the list and find something.

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2018: 11 Done, 90 To Do
  1. Launch the Prickly Pear VIP Lounge
  2. Do a FB Live in the Prickly Pear Group
  3. Try a new recipe
  4. Set up a kid zone in the office
  5. Revamp Business Plan
  6. Make the mini Bridal guide
  7. Outsource something new
    1. Pinterest!
  8. Make Prickly Pear Jelly
  9. Set dates to review business plan and put them in the calendar
  10. Buy new external hard drives
  11. Buy new SD cards


  1. Go one month without Netflix
  2. Last two months without Netflix
  3. Get to three months without Netflix
  4. And then go four months without Netflix
  5. Squeeze out five months without Netflix
  6. Party at six months without Netflix
  7. Exercise 5 days in a row
  8. Blog twice a week for four weeks in a row
  9. Blog 3 times a week for four weeks in a row
  10. Read one business book
  11. Take the kids on a Saturday morning date
  12. Read one fiction book
  13. Read the New Testament
  14. Wake up at 5 am every day for a week
  15. Trello everyday for a week
  16. Read the Book of Mormon
  17. Don’t eat out for 2 weeks
  18. Don’t eat out for 1 month
  19. Shoot 10 weddings
    1. Kurt and Kristin
  20. Print Bridal Guides
  21. Do a FB live on the Page
  22. Buy a new lens
  23. Do 5 DIY projects
  24. Get a photo album made
  25. Do a shoot with Kate
  26. Get Darrow into the eye doctor
  27. See somewhere new around Payson
  28. Build a snowman
  29. Have a dinner party
  30. Plan 1 months worth of Instagram posts in advance
  31. Make a pansies don’t prosper sign
  32. Make a “live like no one else” Dave Ramsey quote sign
  33. Go camping
  34. Donate clothes
  35. Donate shoes
  36. Make a tiny house list (items we can’t get rid)
  37. Write one letter a month
  38. Write out a 5 year plan
  39. Finish the KJ course by May
  40. Rewatch the IG Lab
  41. Finish the Art of Authentic Posing course
  42. 1 month on cash envelope
  43. 2 months on cash envelope
  44. Reach 180 lbs
  45. Get to 175 lbs
  46. Drop to 170 lbs
  47. Slim down to 165 lbs
  48. Party at 160 lbs
  49. Print pricing guides
  50. Put the knobs on the dresser
  51. Save $50 on Ibotta
  52. Go to a Tuesdays Together meeting
  53. Meet 10 online friends
  54. Have anniversary photos taken
  55. Have family photos taken
  56. Make second shooters plus site
  57. Finish Leader requirements for Personal Progress
  58. Take a class
  59. Teach photography (mentorship or class)
  60. Have a non-photographer guest post on the blog
  61. Have a past client guest post on the blog.
  62. Do a Facebook or Instagram video with Cameron
  63. Have Cameron second shoot again
  64. Stick to my office hours perfectly for one full week
  65. Play outside with the kids every day for a week
  66. Do 30 bags in 30 days decluttering challenge
  67. Host my own challenge
  68. Get new flash umbrellas
  69. Start an herb garden
  70. Host a Prickly Pear VIP Date Night
  71. Do a puzzle
  72. Eat at a non-chain restaurant in Payson
  73. Get $3,000 paid on Student Loan
  74. Prepare the advent calendar in advance (have it all ready before December)
  75. Send Christmas Cards before the 10th of December
  76. Finish the painted nativity sets
  77. Shop at a Farmer’s Market
  78. Start a sketch book
  79. Print family photos for Dining Room
  80. Journal 4 times in a month
  81. Go to Spring Sing
  82. Print my Academy Certificate
  83. Frame my Academy Certificate
  84. Print family Photo for Cameron’s Office
  85. Back up all personal photos
  86. Print photos for Laundry Room
  87. Have a NM Christmas party
  88. Play a new game
  89. Dance to our song with Cameron
  90. Do a session in Southern Utah