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: 40 Done, 61 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
  12. Plan 1 months worth of Instagram posts in advance
  13. Eat at a non-chain restaurant in Payson
    1. La Sierra! That relleno burrito!
  14. Back up all personal photos
  15. Go one month without Netflix
  16. Last two months without Netflix
  17. And then go four months without Netflix
  18. Print pricing guides
  19. Print family photos for Dining Room
  20. Print photos for Laundry Room
  21. Exercise 5 days in a row
  22. Don’t eat out for 2 weeks
  23. See somewhere new around Payson
    1. Water Wheel
  24. Get to three months without Netflix
  25. Don’t eat out for 1 month
  26. Have a non-photographer guest post on the blog
  27. Donate clothes
  28. Donate shoes
  29. Go to a Tuesdays Together meeting
  30. Do 30 bags in 30 days decluttering challenge
  31. Go to Spring Sing
  32. Squeeze out five months without Netflix
  33. Party at six months without Netflix
  34. Read one fiction book
  35. Teach photography (mentorship or class)
  36. Shop at a Farmer’s Market
  37. Meet 10 online friends
    1. Keely
    2. Keri
    3. Maryana
    4. Jessica
    5. Rebekah
    6. Tialyn
    7. Jennifer
    8. Diana
    9. Bobbie
    10. Deawna McLaws
  38. Buy a new lens
    1. Sigma ART 35mm
  39. Host my own challenge
  40. Get new flash umbrellas


  1. Blog twice a week for four weeks in a row
  2. Blog 3 times a week for four weeks in a row
  3. Read one business book
  4. Take the kids on a Saturday morning date
  5. Read the New Testament
  6. Wake up at 5 am every day for a week
  7. Trello everyday for a week
  8. Read the Book of Mormon completely
  9. Shoot 10 weddings
    1. Kurt and Kristin
    2. Matt and Josie
    3. Preston and Kirsten
    4. Tevor and Shannon
    5. Josh and Jaci
    6. Jason and Erica
    7. Brett and Natalie
  10. Print Bridal Guides
  11. Do a FB live on the Page
  12. Do 5 DIY projects
    1. Ione’s Kitty Towel
    2. Curtains for Ione’s Bed
  13. Get a photo album made
  14. Do a shoot with Kate
  15. Get Darrow into the eye doctor
  16. Build a snowman
  17. Have a dinner party
  18. Make a pansies don’t prosper sign
  19. Make a “live like no one else” Dave Ramsey quote sign
  20. Go camping
  21. Make a tiny house list (items we can’t get rid)
  22. Write one letter a month
  23. Write out a 5 year plan
  24. Finish the KJ course by the end of May
  25. Rewatch the IG Lab
  26. Finish the Art of Authentic Posing course
  27. 1 month on cash envelope
  28. 2 months on cash envelope
  29. Reach 180 lbs
  30. Get to 175 lbs
  31. Drop to 170 lbs
  32. Slim down to 165 lbs
  33. Party at 160 lbs
  34. Put the knobs on the dresser
  35. Save $50 on Ibotta
  36. Have anniversary photos taken
  37. Have family photos taken
  38. Make second shooters plus site
  39. Finish Leader requirements for Personal Progress
  40. Take a class
  41. Have a past client guest post on the blog.
  42. Do a Facebook or Instagram video with Cameron
  43. Have Cameron second shoot again
  44. Stick to my office hours perfectly for one full week
  45. Play outside with the kids every day for a week
  46. Start an herb garden
  47. Host a Prickly Pear VIP Date Night
  48. Do a puzzle
  49. Get $3,000 paid on Student Loan
    1. $2000 down!
  50. Prepare the advent calendar in advance (have it all ready before December)
  51. Send Christmas Cards before the 10th of December
  52. Finish the painted nativity sets
  53. Start a sketch book
  54. Journal 4 times in a month
  55. Print my Academy Certificate
  56. Frame my Academy Certificate
  57. Print family Photo for Cameron’s Office
  58. Have a NM Christmas party
  59. Play a new game
  60. Dance to our song with Cameron
  61. Do a session in Southern Utah