Our 2017 Happiness Project Bucket List

Current Progress Updated June 5, 2017

Personal Growth

  • Read 52 books.*  Angie = 16/26, Melody = 13/26
  • Create a Bullet Journal. (M)  Created January 1, 2017 – currently in use (almost) daily.
  • Write 2 blog posts per week and be more active on social media. (M)
  • Volunteer 20 hours.
  • Watch 1 new documentary every month (or 12 total). 10/12 watched

Health & Fitness

  • Walk 1,000 miles. 200.6/1000
  • Hike 100 miles. 65.4/100
  • Try one new fruit or vegetable every month. New foods tried: brussel sprouts, blackberries (A), dried kiwi (M), blood orange (M), golden beets, purple cauliflower, and cheddar cauliflower.
  • Go meatless 12 days per month (or 144 days total). 60/144

Financial

  • Follow the 50-30-20 Rule for Minimalist Budgeting.
  • Have 200+ No-Spend days this year.  Revised 5/2/2017, read more here
  • Pay off car.  Completed March 9, 2017, read more here.
  • Pay off 2 smallest student loans.

Experiences:

  • Find 50 new letterboxes. Increased goal to 100 on 5/2/2017. Currently 75/100 found. 
  • Share a picnic lunch or dinner together once a week. We’re already at 34 picnics for the year – woohoo!
  • Take one trip out of the country. Booked our fall trip to Canada on 5/22/2017.
  • Go on 2 camping adventures.  Manchester, TN (4/29/2017) & Lake Prizer, KY (5/5/2017)
  • Take a trip by train.
  • Spend a weekend in a major US city that we’ve not visited before.
  • Take 2-3 paddle trips.

*All goals are combined goals unless otherwise noted. 

Things we currently do that we plan to continue in 2017:

  • Only buy items to replace worn-out or broken items. Buy used whenever possible.
  • Declutter. We’re going to try 2017 in 2017 though I’m not sure we have that much left to declutter. 641/2017
  • Recycle, compost, and focus on zero food waste.
  • Participate in our local CSA and plant a garden.
  • Work smarter to work fewer hours.