Mighty Life List
Mar 31 2010

The Winner and a Reminder

And the winner is? #986. JJ, you won! You are officially a lucky person. I sent you a note with details, so check your spam filter.

As for the rest of you, it is officially the last day of March. When the Verizon campaign started, many of you promised that you’d finish three things off your life list this month too. How’s that coming? If you haven’t already commented about your victories, please do today, so I can read what you’ve been up to and include you in the roundup.

If you haven’t gotten started yet, do it! You have 24 hours to rock. Reeeaaddy? Go!

21 Responses to “The Winner and a Reminder”

  • Christina Says:

    At the beginning of the month, I promised to finish my master’s thesis. I didn’t defend it, but I have a second to last draft and made significant progress. I am much much closer to getting a master’s degree! I promised to finish my mighty life list, and while I didn’t complete 100 things, I’ve added more things and been much more thoughtful about what I want to accomplish and experience. And I said that I would keep in touch with people better (at least one person a week that I don’t normally talk to), and I have definitely accomplished that. I got in touch with people that I haven’t spoken to since high school or college, and I feel more connected to people who live far away.

    Thanks for the kick in the pants!

  • Jen Says:

    So the three things I said I would do are
    1. get my learner’s permit
    2. get engaged
    3. make progress on my plans to open my own shop on bigcartel

    and…. I DID ALL THREE!!! yay!

    The progress is slow going on my bigcartel shop (I hate how law school just gets in the way!) but it is going. I’ve got a list of products, supply lists, and a pricing sheet. I’ve also purchased new supplies and tested out some techniques!

    You mentioned my learner’s permit triumph on here earlier this month Maggie so let’s talk about #2 on my list!
    I got engaged on Friday!!

    wooo.

    Granted, this one was kind of a grasping in the dark item because I wasn’t sure my boyfriend (fiance…eek!) was going to ask me this month! BUT HE DID AND WE ARE and I will stop writing in caps. But alas, all is wonderful and marvelous!

  • Kassie Says:

    I tackled three things this month and though they fall into the ongoing project category, I feel the glow of success. #42 (Take a beach vacation, wander around, cook and eat lots of local seafood, read a ton of books, get tan, and spend lots of alone time with husband) is scheduled for the end of May. #5 (Buy some fantastic antique brooches and wear them more often) is so easy I can sit in my Scottie pajama pants and accomplish it successfully. I’ve bought one so far that I adore. #27(Take more photos) and #40(Write more and better) Though I can’t promise anything on the better, I joined the 7 Days Flickr group project, took a ton of pictures last week and blogged for 9 straight days! Still working on #39 though.(Stop yelling and cursing at people when I’m driving. I’m not sure this is possible)Thanks for being the inspiration to get out there and bedazzle my own life!

    http://bravelyobey.blogspot.com/2010/03/ive-been-getting-some-action.html

  • Jen Says:

    Well, I had a baby! 6 days ago I gave birth to my baby girl, Lilly. She’s amazing and I love her. It took 17 hours and c-section to meet her, but I’d do it a million times if I had to because she’s so amazing.

    I’m learning to breast feed. It’s not easy. It hurts. My boobs are huge and full of milk and I need to find a good nursing bra, stat, but we’re doing the best we can, since it’s the first time for both of us!

    The blocking out the negativity thing is harder than I thought it would be. Since I gave birth a week ago, I cry at the drop of a hat. I think it’s going to be a lifetime battle for me to block out other people’s opinions because they shatter me. I’m not going to finish that one by the end of the month, but 2 outta 3 ain’t bad.

  • Melissa Says:

    Two bigs and a small.

    10. Go back to school, whether I decide to finish my master’s in accounting (my old career) or pursue a degree in graphic art (my current career).
    **I will be taking classes in graphic art and marketing. I have completed the admissions process and now have to work out the financial bits.

    85. Get my dental issues taken care of.
    **I have had the first of four appointments that will resolve my chomper problems.

    79. Clean out my closets and keep them that way.
    **They are now useful, tidy places to store things!

  • cmb Says:

    I managed to do three without even really trying. One of them is more personal than I like to be on the internet, but I also…
    1) Bought a pair of vintage Ferragamo shoes ($5 at my favorite thrift store)
    2) Got a tattoo!

  • Pammer Says:

    I said I would:

    1. Learn to make amazing pizza dough
    2. Launch a really cool website
    3. Cook with a really great chef

    Well, I did #3 (and then some! – see story), I’m hours away from #2, and didn’t touch #1 yet.

    I did however eat a LOT of pizza to make up for it. It was the least I could do.

  • la_florecita Says:

    I failed!

    I said I’d do the splits and knit myself a sweater.

    Erm, no.

    Instead I planted my very own tiny garden including but not limited to cherry tomatoes, basil, jalapeños, rosemary, mint, sage, thyme and chives.

    I also bought the basics to make my favorite drinks: Pimm’s cup, Ramos Gin Fizz, and a Plantation and I made them myself. Take that, bar tab.

    Those weren’t technically on my life list, but they’re kind of a big deal and I’m counting them.

  • Superjules Says:

    I did it!
    Three checked off my list http://julesvsnuts.blogspot.com/2010/02/life-list.html
    #1 drink a dirty martini, #30 spend an entire day in bed without being sick or feeling guilty, and #99 make snow cones out of snow!

  • Kathleen Says:

    I did all three also!
    Congratulations to all of you!
    I did:
    Make a recipe out of the French Laundry Cookbook
    Add to my, Make 100 Wonderful Things List
    and YES I saber-ed open a champagne bottle!
    I have video but my Media Creator is being a bugger and won’t let me export right now. I’ll be back to show it to you when I get it figured out.
    I was FUN ya’ll should really try it!

  • Kathleen Says:

    Ok I de-buggered my video!
    Here’s me saber-ing open a champagne bottle!
    http://wishingforhorses.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/life-list-sabering-open-a-champagne-bottle/

  • Sarah Says:

    I just created my list! I’m so excited! Check it out here: http://tiny.cc/uu69v

  • Megan Says:

    Crap. I failed at one of my March goals. Will finish this evening.

  • Megan Says:

    And Kathleen! Your video is great! I even teared up a bit. Your husband’s only slightly “You can do it!” and your squeak at the end were my favorite parts.

  • Kathleen Says:

    Oh Megan, You’ve GOT to try it! It’s so much fun. I’m acquiring a very interesting skill set with this Life List.

  • Jena Says:

    I did officially scratch three things off my list in March, and it felt marvelous!

    1. Cruise to Mexico
    2. Live a Movie Moment
    3. Clean Out the Whole House

    I’m a new woman!

    Read about the journey here: http://bouched.com/2009/09/24/snuffed/

  • Dana Says:

    Oh my God! I just crossed the first thing off my list and it’s one I never thought I could: I did a pull up! On April Fool’s Day. But it’s no joke. I wrote about it here: http://www.feastafterfamine.com/home/2010/4/1/i-did-a-pull-up-no-joke.html
    It’s been a few hours but I’m still giddy with my new power!

  • Jessica Says:

    I listed two items: See the Hall of Fame for Great Americans and Build my own Chicken Coop.

    #1 – DONE! Read about it here: http://pleased-to-meet-you.blogspot.com/2010/03/to-do-list-see-hall-of-fame-for-great.html

    #2 – The frame is up and everything should be completed this weekend!!

  • Janet Says:

    My update:

    1. I took the MPRE (still waiting on the results)
    2. I drank Kirs at Crown and Crumpet (http://sliceofpink.typepad.com/blog/2010/03/crown-crumpet.html)
    3. I’m starting over on my 31 Gifts in 31 Days because I missed a few days while I was traveling (but it’s so fun to give gifts so I don’t mind starting over)

  • Meredith Says:

    You inspired me to start a list!

    I’m still working on my whole life list, but I started my culinary life list here: http://lastmuffinstanding.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/my-culinary-life-list/

  • mp Says:

    I made bread from scratch! Twice!
    I planted a garden! And then watched as it froze with a late March snow (act of God?) And THEN watched as it DIDN’T DIE. I’m super excited about that last part.
    And I got all my presents sent off for all the kiddos at an orphanage. *I hope they like them*

    Thanks Maggie for all the inspiration.