101 in 1,001
If you followed my previous blog, For the Sake of Good Taste, you’ll already know about a 101 in 1,001 list. But in case you’re new, or you’ve forgotten, a brief description is in order.
Like a bucket list on a smaller scale, a 101 in 1,001 list details 101 tasks to be completed in 1,001 days, or just under 2.75 years. In my experience, life tends to change enough over those almost-three years that it’s not all relevant anymore. But, in the meantime, it offers a great set of goals to reach for!
Want to look into my self-improvement efforts a little more? Check out my 2021 plans, including my goals for the year, bullet journal, and words for 2021!
I’ll add a strike-through to finished items—I’m hoping to update about once a month or so!
My 101 in 1,001 list
Starting: 1 January 2021
Ending: 29 September 2023
Complete 100k walking/jogging/running
Last autumn, I started C25K and was absolutely loving it—and then I fell and got hurt pretty badly. With injuries on top of my chronic health issues, I’ve struggled to pick it up again. But I’m determined to get through the program, and keep up the habit long-term!
Spend 1500+ minutes doing yoga
Yoga is, by far, the exercise I love most. I’ve been using Down Dog for just under a year now and it’s wonderful! I try to do at least two fifteen-minute sessions per week so, leaving room for migraines, pain flares, and deadline-heavy days, this should be a relatively simple goal to reach.
Sleep for more than 6500 hours
This one might seem too easy but bear with me. Pain flares, late work nights, and the unavoidable draw of endless scrolling all keep me up late. Poor bedding (until just recently!) and a cat fond of jumping on the bed and/or my chest wake me up most nights. Come morning, it’s “drag myself out of bed, get as much coffee in my system as possible, then get back to work.” So this goal is actually one of my most important ones!
Be able to do a push-up
Speaking of “easy” goals…a push-up seems a little too easy, too. But this is one goal I’ve struggled with my entire life! I’m hoping to (finally!) learn the proper form and be able to do push-ups as easily as everyone else seems to!
Be able to do a forward bend (paschimottanasana)
Another exercise-based goal! I have notoriously tight hamstrings (as in, doctors have commented on it) so I struggle with this yoga pose. With lots of stretching, yoga, and other workouts, I’m hoping I can remedy that!
Get an Apple watch
This one could be considered a recreational goal as much as a health goal but, ultimately, I dream of an Apple watch for its fitness features. I love my FitBit but it would be wonderful to sync my stats with Apple Health! Plus, being able to use features of my phone from my wrist would be a productivity godsend.
Get new glasses
As I write this, I haven’t had new glasses since high school. Not only would I love a new look but, as my eyes get worse, I desperately need a new prescription! I’m hoping to make an appointment once the COVID-19 risk lowers, then head to the web to pick out a few pairs. In the meantime, I’m spending plenty of time browsing Quay, Warby Parker, and Zenni!
I’ve only ever worn glasses in the past but would love to try contacts. If nothing else, I love sunglasses far too much—it would be great to not sacrifice sight to wear my favourites! Once I have the proper prescription, I’m excited to give 1-800 Contacts a try.
Maintain my ideal weight range
Rather than a more exact “goal weight,” I have a range of weights that would be ideal and, more importantly, healthy. I’d like to stay within that range as much as possible, to not just look better but to feel better, too.
Go on 3 dates
Believe it or not, I’ve never really done the “dating” thing. At this point in my life, it’s not just a milestone I’d like to check off—it’s one that could alter things longterm!
Write 50 letters
I genuinely love to write letters. I have a few friends who I really only talk to via “snail mail!” But I struggle terribly with finding the time to sit down and actually write them. Combined with a tracker in my bullet journal, I’m hoping this goal sets me up for success.
Take my family tree through the 1800s on at least three branches
Genealogy is a longtime interest of mine, but one that’s really fallen to the wayside lately. I’m planning to pick it back up in the coming months and track my family history further than ever! Looking forward, I’m hoping to talk to spend some time chatting with older relatives and start a fresh Ancestry family tree.
Send someone flowers
There are few things I love as much as flowers. I want to spread that joy to others! I’ve fallen in love with a few arrangements from 1-800 Flowers and I’m sure my mom, grandmother, or a friend would adore a delivery.
Create a family cookbook
Since I’ve been vegan, there are some family recipes I haven’t been able to enjoy. Others we’ve managed to make vegan. But, in either case, I’d love to have copies of the original recipes—and I could veganise further along the way!
Pay for someone’s order
I’ve always loved the idea of “paying it forward,” from the Dunkin’ drive-through to the grocery checkout counter. I’ve never really been in a place to do so financially but, with the financial goals on my 101 in 1,001 list, I hope I finally can!
Hold a baby
There’s a running joke in my family that no one wants me to hold their baby (pre-COVID, of course). It’s purely coincidence and poor timing but I want to break that “curse!”
Meet a llama or alpaca
I adore llamas and alpacas alike. But I’ve never had the chance to meet either!
With the help of my favourite personal finance apps, I’m lucking to crush a quite few money goals.
quadruple my income
At first glance, this goal might seem pretty lofty. But I’ve lived with an almost laughably low income since graduating college. I’m determined that this stretch of time will be the years I change that! Between building my freelance portfolio, expanding my writing efforts, and growing the blog, I’m hoping my income streams will make it happen.
Pay off my credit cards
In the grand scheme of things, my credit card debt isn’t horrific. But, even so, I’m excited to pay it off, improve my credit score, and have the available funds to make a big purchase if the need arises!
Pay off my first student loan
Like far too many other millennials, my student loans are monstrous. As much as I’d love to just pay them off entirely, it’s not exactly reasonable in the immediate future. For now, I’m hoping to pay off the lowest balance, then move on from there!
Build an Emergency fund
I was doing decently with saving a minimum of $5 per month towards an emergency fund but ended up needing some of those funds over the holidays (thanks, COVID complications). But I do want to get it going again, and optimally with a bit more momentum. I’d like to have at least $1,000 saved but 3 or even 6 months’ expenses would be even better!
Have over $300 invested
I’ve been using Stash for a while now to start investing. I’m far from a pro investor but those few pennies in dividends every so often still feel great!
Leave a 100% tip
I actually came close to this one just before COVID hit the States. I had an amazing waiter who truly deserved that and more! But, once restaurants are safe to visit, I want to truly check this one off the list.
Obtain a business checking account
Done! All four of my businesses (my writing, Juliette Sebock Freelance Services, Nightingale & Sparrow, and, of course, An Ideal Life!) each have a business account with either Novo or Wave.
This one is purposefully a bit open-ended. Between the blog, my writing/freelancing, and Nightingale & Sparrow, I want to have at least one of my businesses set up with a formal business account!
Nightingale & Sparrow
Have more than 50 Nightingale & Sparrow Press Titles published
2020 threw our publication schedule for a bit of a loop, as did some health issues in the early part of this year. I’m excited to get my small press back on track! We have some amazing titles lined up and I can hardly wait to bring them into the world.
Publish 15+ issues of Nightingale & Sparrow Literary Magazine
Our quarterly lit mag will be publishing its ninth issue next month, with more to come!
Writing & Publishing
Publish 3 more books
If you didn’t know already, I’ve published six poetry books to date. I have about six more manuscripts finished and looking for homes, with a few more in progress. I can hardly wait to find the best presses to bring each one into the world!
Have 20 manuscripts completed in total
With about a dozen finished already, a total of 20 manuscripts should definitely be doable! I have a few more poetry projects in the works that should help me reach that number, plus I’ve been dreaming up a novel for ages that I’d love to finally draft!
Publish 100 book reviews
I primarily review books on my other blog, Pencils & Pages. Between getting back into publishing reviews there and the other publications I occasionally work through, I’m really excited to get back to regular book reviews!
Print & Frame my published photos
Did you know I’ve published photography, too? I’ve wanted to get prints made and hung on the walls since the first few were accepted. My go-to art seller offered custom prints and I’d been saving to order them. But, just as I got the funds, they temporarily removed that option from their website. I’m checking back regularly to see when that service returns!
Create my “Collected Works”
I’ve been really lucky to have a lot of poems and other pieces published. While I’m hardly noteworthy enough for an actual collection of my work, I’ve been meaning to compile and print off a single copy of my 2017-2020 publications, if only for my own records!
Write 150 creative pieces
Between published work and those I have saved to submit, I have about 300 poems, stories, and other writings completed. But, since I write as my “day job” and here on the blog, I’ve found that the urge is a bit less incessant. But I’m determined to get back to it—creative writing is an incomparable outlet for me and I’m so excited to start doing it more regularly again!
Have 500 total pieces published
Right now, I have more than 200 pieces published. With a bit of work, I’m hoping I can double that, and then some!
Get new headshots taken
I’ve actually just had a mini photoshoot to get some headshots for here on the blog and my writing social media. But I’d like to have them done at least once more through this time frame!
Have 50 pitches accepted
I’ve had a horrible mental block when it comes to pitching for a long time now. I’m fortunate to have long-term gigs where pieces are assigned, but I want to start branching out with more traditional assignments. I have a few ideas and some resources saved to peruse and learn the proper methods. I’m hoping I can get past that block, avoid procrastinating on that research, and get pitching!
Write 2500 articles
I write a lot of articles normally. With the time management efforts I’ve been trying lately, I think I can improve it even more! This will go along with increasing my income, too, which would be a great bonus.
An Ideal Life
Create & Sell 4 products
On my previous blog, I had a few product ideas, but none ever came to fruition. Sickness, family emergencies, and lots of other work stayed between me and making it happen. I’m determined to do things “right” with this new site and one of those things is being able to offer products, like courses, printables, and books, through An Ideal Life.
Work with 25 brands
I’ve been lucky to work with some amazing brands through blogging and social media. With this new blog off to an exciting start, I want to make that list an even longer one! I’m especially hoping to find sponsored post and product review opportunities.
Learn the basics of DSLR
My grandfather’s stoked my love of photography my entire life. But, growing up as digital cameras became more popular, it’s been a long time since I worried about the factors that go into manual photographs. He recently passed his old DSLR on to me and I hope to learn at least the basics for not just the blog but my own interest. I may need to upgrade to a more modern camera but, for now, I just need to find the time to start learning!
Publish 125 blog posts
So far, so good! I’m not counting the posts I’ve transferred from For the Sake of Good Taste but, even so, I’m confident I’ll be able to publish lots of content here on An Ideal Life. I already have about three dozen ideas saved to write!
Complete 3 blogging courses
I love, love, love courses and workshops. I honestly just love to learn! But I want to do a better job of working through them, applying what I learn, and completing them as entirely as possible.
Have 1,000 page views on the blog for at least six months
I’ve struggled in the past with driving traffic to my websites, but I’m determined to hone that skill and share An Ideal Life with as many viewers as possible!
Surpass 1,000 Instagram followers
My Instagram account has been stuck at fewer than 500 followers for what feels like forever. But I’ve been posting more consistently and am hoping to build it up soon!
Surpass 1,000,000 monthly views on Pinterest
I’ve been really loving Pinterest lately, and recently surpassed 100k views! I want to keep that momentum growing and get even more views—and drive more traffic here to the blog, of course!
Earn $1,000 from blogging
In the past, I’ve struggled to make even $100 with the blog. But, between affiliate/referral relationships, sponsored posts and product reviews, and products I plan to create and sell myself, I genuinely think I can pull it off.
Own a Macbook again
This item could just as easily fall under the blog, freelance, writing, or N&S categories of my 101 in 1,001 list. But it applies here, too! It’s been years since I had an Apple computer but I think about it often. From my own long-term experience with them to the capabilities it has (especially compared to my super low-key current device!), I couldn’t ask for a better device to fuel my various projects. It’s an investment, to say the least (more than a few months’ pay, with my current income) but will definitely pay off immensely.
Get an iPad
Done! And absolutely loving it.
The logic behind this item is pretty similar to that for a MacBook. In the iPad’s case, I’m most hoping for a better tool for digital artwork, from graphics here on the blog to book covers for N&S.
Complete 12 online courses
I listed blogging courses earlier on this list but that’s not the only area of my life where I’d like to learn something new between now and September ’23. I love platforms like Coursera and FutureLearn for learning about whatever topics spark my interest. There are a lot of different classes on my wishlist, so I’m excited to go through a few of them in the coming months.
Finish 10 30-Day Challenges
My track record with completing 30-day challenges is atrocious. I’m planning to pick it up again if I miss a day (or a few), rather than beating myself up for not being more consistent. One of my goals for 2021 is to be more consistent but this is one space where I’ll try to be a little more lenient, at least at first.
Complete my will
A while back, I started working with the Tomorrow app to draft a will. At this point in my life, I don’t have a ton of things to include, but I want to know that what I do have (not to mention Fitz!) will be taken care of in an emergency. And, with the health issues I deal with, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Complete My ICE binder
Speaking of emergencies—in a worst-case scenario, I’d want to be sure that my family could access important information. Putting together a binder with just that information will make it as easy as possible for them.
Work with a coach
I’ve been following a few different coaches for quite a while now and taking in as much information as I can along the way. But I’ve never had the chance to actually hire one of them. I’d love to do just that!
Complete a long-form journal
I’ve been keeping a journal for decades but, as far as I can remember, I don’t think I’ve ever filled in a full journal completely with diary entries. I’ve been working through my current journal for ages and, while I’m not as consistent with it as I’d like to be, I’m determined to make this the one I finally finish up!
Learn 5 new skills
This one may end up being a bit difficult to quantify but, regardless, I’m excited about this part of my 101 in 1,001 list. I’m not sure of just what skills I’ll set out to learn in the next few years, but I’m planning to learn at least a few.
Bypass a year-long streak on Duolingo
I’m just about to hit a 200-day streak in my daily Duolingo practice, so this might just be one of my more achievable goals. I’ve been relearning Spanish between Duo, flashcards, and, more recently, the Drops app. I struggle to make the time to do all three every day but a few minutes keeping that little green owl happy is doable!
Have a 30-Day streak on Codecademy
I was absolutely honoured to receive a short-term Pro subscription to Codecademy in the midst of quarantine last year. Amidst the chaos of the year, I haven’t kept the habit up very well. But one month of daily practice seems like something I can manage, even if life doesn’t become more balanced right away.
Have a 30-Day Streak on Khan Academy
Similarly to Codecademy, I’m working on developing my HTML, CSS, and other skills on Khan Academy, with plans to work on other subjects over time. I don’t normally like video tutorials much but the Intro to HTML/CSS videos are so personable!
Know common tarot meanings
I’ve been reading tarot on and off for years but I’m slowly getting better at doing it regularly. In the process, I’ve started to recall more and more of the meanings behind the cards. With time, I’m hoping I’ll be able to interpret a reading without referring to any explainers.
Identify my mystery crystals
Over the years, I’ve accumulated quite an assortment of crystals. There are a few I buy a pile of because they’re particular favourites. There are some I’ve picked up after an internet recommendation. And then there are some that I purchased along the way but have long since forgotten the names of. The latter group is currently stored apart from my meticulously organised main collection. I’d love to be able to figure out just what those unidentified crystals are!
Move into an apartment of my own again
Fitz & I are currently living with my parents but can’t help dreaming of a little more space. It’s almost funny that an apartment would give us more room, isn’t it? I have the perfect complex picked out, and hopes to move to the city in the long term. Especially in COVID times, this might be one of the last items to be checked off this 101 in 1,001 list but, even if I’m just a lot closer to moving in, I’ll take it as a win.
Have a double bed or larger
I was absolutely blessed this past Christmas (and I don’t use that term lightly!) with a new mattress and some incredibly cosy bedding. I’ve been using a hand-me-down mattress from a cousin for years and, given how much time I end up spending in bed, an upgrade was necessary. My mom picked out the perfect “meantime” mattress for me—it’s nice enough to last until I have the space & funds for a larger, more luxurious option but it’s not so nice that I’ll put off an upgrade longer than necessary.
Purchase & Display 3 original pieces of art
I’ve come across some absolutely beautiful work by indie artists and dream of being able to support them with more than a few social media shares. I’m hoping to buy three prints or other pieces of art to showcase some of the talented folks I’ve come across!
Complete the Kon-Mari Process
I think this one might have been on every iteration of a 101 in 1,001 list I’ve made! I absolutely love Marie Kondō’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and apply plenty of its concepts to my everyday life and organisation. But I’ve yet to get through the entirety of the formal KonMari process. Will this be the one that gets completed? Well, hopefully.
Have 10 bouquets of roses
I love fresh flowers, and roses especially (white and light pink are my favourite varieties, in case anyone’s taking notes!). One of my goals for this 101 in 1,001 list period is to treat myself to flowers more frequently.
Grow cat grass
Speaking of plants…. I tried to grow some cat grass when Fitz was just a kitten and more of it ended up strewn across the floor that able to grow. He’s still rather enthusiastic when it comes to attacking things he shouldn’t but I’m hoping he just might be old enough to appreciate his very own plant (or that I can set it up in a way to keep us both happy).
Read 300 Books
I’ll be tracking the books I read here on the blog! Between the books I pick up for fun or personal development, those I review here or on Pencils & Pages, or those I publish, this should definitely be doable!
Finish one of my “someday” reads
We all have those titles on our TBR that we plan to get to someday. “I’ll eventually read that one,” I think, pushing it aside to reread Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the five-hundredth time. Well, I’m determined to make that “someday” become “sometime in the next 2-ish years.”
Read 5 classic “syllabus” books
I love classic literature. In college, I took as many Victorian Lit classes as possible, just because I enjoyed it so much. But there are plenty of classics I haven’t made my way through—I want to read some of the titles that tend to show up on syllabuses but never appeared on one of mine.
Read three “classic” poetry collections
I’ve been reading a lot of indie lit lately, especially as far as poetry is concerned. And don’t get me wrong, I love it! But more traditional poems are what first drew me to the genre years ago and I really want to expand that knowledge.
See NYC again
I was incredibly lucky through middle and high school in that I got the chance to visit New York City about once a year through the music department. I went a few more times in college and flew out of JFK when I moved to Bath. But, since I’ve been back in the States, I haven’t been to New York since I left the day after my flight landed. With COVID, it hasn’t even been a possibility but, over time, I’m dreaming of a return to NYC—and to Tiffany’s, naturally.
Get a tattoo
I’ve wanted a tattoo for years now and even have a few designs in mind. But, since then, I’ve always had a more important purchase to prioritise, usually something necessary in the grand scheme of this whole “living” thing. Once it’s safe to consider again, I’m determined to save up for the tattoo of my dreams.
Finish 20 hobby projects
I’ve recently rediscovered my love of cross-stitch and other needlework, something I hadn’t spent time on since I was just a kid. I’ve inherited a collection of vintage kits and patterns from my grandmother so I’ve got more than enough material to last the next three years. But it’s not my only hobby. I love papercraft, LEGO, and other projects, so I’m purposefully leaving this one open-ended to make room for whatever hobby strikes my fancy at that moment.
Watch the Godfather trilogy
It took me a quarter of a century to begin watching The Godfather, but I was interrupted before I finished the film. Worse yet, I still haven’t finished it! The plan is to do just that in the near-ish future.
Finish 6 TV series
I keep up with a few TV shows regularly, and rewatch old favourites, like The Office, Bob’s Burger’s, and more. But I’ve got more than my fair share of new-to-me shows queued up to watch—you guessed it—eventually. I’d love to get through at least a few of them!
Watch 12 must-see films
The Godfather isn’t the only classic, must-see movie I’ve yet to see. I haven’t determined the exact films I want to go through, but I’m excited to expand my cinematographic knowledge.
Go on 6 hikes
I don’t often adventure out on a hike but I always enjoy it when I do. Health-permitting, I’d love to find some opportunities to do it more often.
Get a Nintendo Switch
I experienced some serious FOMO when Animal Crossing took the internet by storm a while back. I haven’t had a new console of my own since my first DS! In the past, I’ve resisted calling myself a “gamer.” But, more recently, I’ve realised just how much I enjoy the games I play on my phone and other devices. So, it seems it’s time to embrace it—and I think investing in a “real” gaming tool will help me do that.
Finish a pokemon game
I’ve been a Pokemon fan since I was a small child, yet I’ve never stuck with one game through entirely. I’m not sure which game I’ll aim to play-through—I just might play through a few to start and see which sticks out to me then.
Complete a sims challenge
Right now, I don’t have my own device that’s compatible with The Sims or Steam. If I find a way to upgrade to a Macbook early enough in the 101 in 1,001 timeframe, I’ll download my go-to Sims 3 there and pick a challenge. If not, I may have to borrow my mom’s laptop to play through. Either way, I can hardly wait to dive back into one of my longtime favourite games.
Get a perfect evaluation in Stardew Valley
I only recently download Stardew Valley (I bought the iOS version as a birthday present to myself last fall, and my mom surprised me with the Xbox version [my sister has a console she’ll let me use from time to time] for Christmas) but I’m absolutely in love. I’ve yet to “finish” a game (and I’m still working on that fishing technique) but want to, at some point, make it through a perfect evaluation from Grandpa. If I manage to get a Switch like I’d like to, I’ll be playing there, too!
Finish a major lego set
I love LEGO but haven’t ventured into the larger-scale sets. My mom and sister picked out the LEGO Knight Bus (along with a small set that includes a little Hedwig!), so that will be my first larger LEGO project.
Finish 6 puzzles
Mom & I used to do puzzles all the time when I was little! Like so many others, we started up again at the beginning of quarantine. We’ve since stopped almost completely but I’d love to get back into it.
Reread the Twilight Saga
Twilight‘s been met with a lot of ridicule since its popularity peaked (not least of all from Rob Pattinson himself!) but I genuinely enjoyed it so much back then. It might be a bit less appealing as an adult (and with an English degree under my belt) but I’m honestly looking forward to a reread.
Reread the Underland Chronicles
Suzanne Collins is better-known for The Hunger Games but I first discovered (and fell in love with) her work with an earlier series. The Underland Chronicles have stayed with me since childhood and I actually reread them once in college, when my mom found a boxed set for my birthday. I enjoyed it just as much then so I’m particularly thrilled for another experience with these books.
Try 10 new drinks
I love a warm mug of coffee or tea. A good cocktail is sure to bring a smile to my face. But I tend to keep to the same go-to drinks and want to branch out!
Try 20 new recipes
I’ve already shared quite a few recipes from For the Sake of Good Taste here on An Ideal Life. So it shouldn’t be surprising that I love to try or create new dishes!
Try 10 new restaurants
Recent months haven’t made for many restaurant-visiting opportunities, besides a few local takeout options every so often. As it becomes safer (fingers crossed that time is soon!), I’d love to expand my list of favourites.
Visit 3 museums or points of interest
Living in Bath & Gettysburg, I’ve been spoiled over the years with access to museums and other POIs. But, being in the middle-of-nowhere, PA for now, options are less plentiful. Even so, I want to seek out some new-to-me destinations, whether they’re local or a bit further away.
Get coffee at pressed
A million and one different factors have kept me from trying out this coffee shop/bookstore in my home city. It’s about time I finally make it happen!
Go to eden-a vegan cafe
Speaking of local-ish spots I need to try…. This Scranton/Wilkes-Barre spot is an absolute must-visit for this longtime vegan.
Visit Knoebels again
Growing up, I visited Knoebels Amusement Resort with my family at least once a summer. It’s been a few years since I was last there (they’re even got Dole Whip in the meantime!) so I’m excited to return as soon as I can manage!
Visit Chocolate World Again
While Knoebels has always held the top spot in my heart amusement park-wise, Hershey’s Chocolate World is a different story. An excuse to visit some singing cows and pick up the freshest-possible (vegan-friendly!) Twizzlers and chocolate syrup? Yes, please!
Go to 3 concerts
I don’t go to concerts as often as some more intense fans but I love them each time I do get to one (most recently, I saw Guns ‘N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, and Better Than Ezra!). There are a few tentatively on the horizon that I’d love to get to, assuming the tours still happen!
Create 3 photo albums
I love to take pictures but I rarely take the time to organise prints in an album. From finding a reasonably-priced book to start with to printing the pictures, it just always seems like too many steps! But, gosh darn it, I’m going to do it.
Subscribe to 5 new magazines
Over the years, I’ve subscribed to a few different magazines but never kept up with them. While I was doing some holiday shopping late last year, Amazon had a whole bunch of great deals on magazine subscriptions. Well, I may have gone into it a little *too* intensely—let’s just say 2021 will be the year of the magazine! Even still, I’d like to expand the titles I read.
Have 3 premium subscriptions
As a rule, my funds tend to be pretty tight. So, besides a few free trials here and there and plans I share with my family, I don’t often subscribe to premium service (the only exception, right now, is Down Dog, my yoga app). As I (hopefully) get to a better place financially, I hope to change that and invest in the more advanced versions of some of my favourite apps and programs!
Shop at tiffany’s
No surprise here, if you’ve been following me a while. I adore all things Tiffany & Co. (my love actually began before seeing Breakfast at Tiffany’s and falling for Audrey Hepburn!). I already have a few pieces, but they’ve been gifts or picked up on Poshmark. I dream of the day I walk into their flagship store and purchase a piece all on my own! And, of course, I’d likely be okay with a Tiffany Harmony® engagement ring, alternatively. *wink*
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Make 12 eco-friendly swaps
In terms of your average person, I live a pretty eco-friendly life. But, even still, there’s plenty of room for improvement! I’m planning to make as many sustainable swaps as possible.
Donate $200 to charities
I’ve found an assortment of charities and organisations with missions that I’m truly passionate about. But, with little time and money to share, my support tends to be limited to shoutouts on social media from time to time. It might not make a huge impact, but I want to take steps towards helping in more tangible ways, too.
Donate 500 bowls of rice
Just about every day, I try to earn 100 points on a game in Freerice, an app associated with the World Food Programme. Sponsors donate for each question you answer correctly, so you’re making a difference while learning!
Symbolically adopt an animal
World Wildlife Fund’s Symbolic Species Adoptions caught my attention long ago, but I’ve yet to make room in my budget to adopt one of my own. I’m determined to finally do so!