2017: 52 Things in 52 Weeks

In other words, 52 things in a year.  Sound familiar?  Probably because I did the same thing to kick off the new year in 2015.

I’ve included my list below and will be sharing updates as I go.  Items that I have accomplished will be crossed off the list (like this).  If I’ve posted about the list item, I will include a link to the specific post.  Here we go!


  1. Get a massage.
  2. Take an aromatherapy bath.
  3. Unplug completely for 24 hours.
  4. Practice daily yoga for a month.
  5. Run a sub-30 5K.
  6. Run a sub-hour 10K.
  7. Make sure to get 8 hours of sleep every night for a week.
  8. Try a month of Meatless Mondays.
  9. Eat VB6 for a week.
  10. Move my weekday waking time to 6 AM.
  11. Stop pressing “snooze”.
  12. Keep a gratitude journal for a month.
  13. Develop a meditation practice.
  14. Complete the Tone It Up Bikini Series.
  15. Floss daily.


  1. Throw a dinner party.
  2. Host a brunch.
  3. Visit five new cities.
  4. Cook my way through a cookbook (Julie and Julia-style).
  5. Take a trip with my sister.
  6. Take a trip with my immediate family.  (We took a trip to the mountains!)
  7. Take a trip with my boyfriend.
  8. Create a “best of” city guide for Atlanta.
  9. Create a few playlists (for wake-up, yoga, and dinner prep).
  10. Bake something from scratch just because.
  11. Have a guest post on the blog.
  12. Finish watching all of the movies in Dad’s “must see” box.
  13. Fill a sketchbook with original work.
  14. Frame and display a piece of my own art.
  15. Read 52 books.
    (1.  This is Happening: Redesigning Mindfulness for Our Very Modern Lives by Rohan Gunatillake, 2.  Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert, 3.  My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme, 4.  The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking, 5.  The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams)
  16. Watch 10 documentaries.
    (1.  That Sugar Film, 2.  Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary)


  1. Complete Duolingo’s Italian lessons.
  2. Master a headstand.
  3. Take an art class.
  4. Take a cooking class.
  5. Try ten new foods.  (1.  Zoodles, 2.  Homemade sweet potato fries)
  6. Buy something fresh at the local farmer’s market.
  7. Try a CSA.
  8. Learn how to use chopsticks.
  9. Complete a month without shopping.
  10. Complete a month without eating out.
  11. Make three new friends.
  12. Grow some of my food at home.


  1. Perform a full-apartment clean-up/reorganization.
  2. Update digital security (passwords, accounts).
  3. Back up everything (computer/phone/etc.).
  4. Update professional portfolio, head shot, etc.
  5. Deep clean my apartment once a month.
  6. Put together a go-to recipe book.
  7. Frame my nerdy sloth print.
  8. Reorganize personal filing system.
  9. Create a habit of putting away clothes and shoes ASAP.

Let’s do this!