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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2017: 43 Done, 58 To Do
  1. Launch my new site in January
  2. Put away the Christmas decorations before February
  3. Order new business cards
  4. Make a new pricing guide
  5. Take wedding pictures (styled or real) in the badlands
  6. Shoot with a new photographer
    1. Deborah Allen, Winslow Images
  7. Eat somewhere new
    1. Zinburger
  8. Stay off social media for the whole day on a Sunday
  9. Make a new dessert
    1. Rocky Road Decadent Brownies-meh
  10. Have a family over for dinner
  11. Outsource editing
  12. Potty Train Darrow
  13. Go on a family bike ride
  14. Make cupcakes with Darrow
  15. Buy a new computer
  16. Go on a road trip
    1. Idaho for the funeral, but we made a trip out of it!
  17. Put money aside each month for Christmas
    1. Ibotta!
  18. Set up a weekly planning schedule
  19. Have new headshots taken
  20. Go carb free for a week
  21. Go on a “Mommy & Darrow” date
  22. Take 1 year pictures of Ione
  23. Submit photos for publication
  24. Write a hand written letter
  25. Try something new with my hair
    1. Sock bun!
  26. Get rid of the changing table
  27. Go to lunch by myself
  28. Get rid of the baby swing
  29. See somewhere new
    1. KJ’s House!
  30. Get a new camera bag
  31. Go to the Grand Canyon
  32. Give away the orange and blue baby quilt
  33. Get client management software
  34. Reach 1,000 Facebook followers
  35. Buy a new camera body
  36. Go on an out of town date with Cameron
  37. Go on a date in Flagstaff
  38. Move Ione out of our room
  39. Reach 1,000 Instagram followers
  40. Eat a new food
    1. Cherry Calfoutis
  41. Submit to the magazine cover contest
  42. Make a new dinner
    1. Mexican Street Corn and Carne Asada
  43. Get one of our family photos printed large for the wall
  1. Get to 170 lbs
  2. Get to 165 lbs
  3. Get to 160 lbs
  4. Finish The Academy before October
  5. Food prep a week’s worth of food
  6. Meal plan for a week and stick with the plan
  7. Do a styled shoot in AZ
  8. Do a styled shoot in NM
  9. Blog 3 times a week for 4 weeks in a row
  10. Get up at 5 am every day for a week.
  11. Exercise 5 days in a row
  12. Make my bridal guides
  13. Send vendor packets
  14. Meet at least 20 online friends in person
    1. Anh Maness (West End Photo), January 7
    2. Amanda Csaskan (Aloe Creative), January 30
    3. Cassie Hiatt (Cass and Co Films), January 30
    4. Jenn Sutton (Photography by Jenn Sutton), January 30
    5. Jennifer Duran (Pace Creative), January 30
    6. Lupita Santana (Virtual Assistant), January 30
    7. Kris Clements, March 11
    8. Shauna Pointier (Perfect Wedding Guide-New Mexico), March 16
    9. Kaila Cales, April 22
    10. Lara Gabrielsen, May 6
    11. Sadie Banks, June 2
    12. Elizabeth Victory, June 10
    13. Mikaela Durfee, August 15
  15. Have family scripture time every day for a week
  16. Reread the Book of Mormon
  17. Go a month without watching Netflix/Amazon Prime
  18. Listen/read to 5 new books
  19. Pay off $3000 on the Student Loan
  20. Make 5 types of pie
    1. Prickly Pear Meringue
    2. Cherry/Blueberry
    3. Cherry Calfoutis
  21. Visit 10 National Parks
    1. Grand Canyon
  22. Go see the Joseph City cracks
  23. Add a Styled Shoot section to the site/blog
  24. Finish a UFO
  25. Go camping
  26. Do 10 crafts/DIY projects.
    1. Independence Day Parade Decor
  27. Host a game night
  28. Have a dinner party for the Autumnal Solstice
  29. Make a new Christmas Ornament
  30. Get a bench cover
  31. Buy Unposed.
  32. Visit Emilee
  33. Get one of my art prints hung on the wall
  34. Put the knobs on the dresser
  35. Make a skirt
  36. Go dancing
  37. Do a canvas art project
  38. Do 5 anniversary sessions
    1. Cami and Will
  39. Do one successful month on the cash envelope method
  40. Make a photo album
  41. Play a new game
  42. Go on a double date
  43. Have a family picnic
  44. Build a snowman
  45. Hike down into the Painted Desert
  46. Make a new autumn decoration
  47. Make progress on one sewing project
  48. Paint the knife block
  49. Have a New Mexico Party
  50. Make a new Christmas decoration
  51. Make Amish Friendship Bread
  52. Get a pendant light for the living room
  53. Make a trifle
  54. Make macarons
  55. Make a crochet bear hat
  56. Give away the sheep baby quilt
  57. Send a bridal welcome packet
  58. Go on a train ride