Our 2017 Happiness Project Bucket List

Current Progress Updated April 17, 2017

Personal Growth

  • Read 52 books.*  Angie = 10/26, Melody = 10/26
  • Create a Bullet Journal. (M)  Created January 1, 2017 – currently in use 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. 46.4/100
  • Try one new fruit or vegetable every month.
  • Go meatless 12 days per month (or 144 total). 48.5/144

Financial

  • Follow the 50-30-20 Rule for Minimalist Budgeting.
  • Have 200+ No-Spend days this year. 48/200
  • Pay off car.  Completed March 9, 2017, read more here.
  • Pay off 2 smallest student loans.

Experiences:

  • Find 50 new letterboxes. 27/50 found 
  • Share a picnic lunch/dinner together once a week.
  • Take one trip out of the country.
  • Go on 2 camping adventures.
  • 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.
  • Recycle, compost, and focus on zero food waste.
  • Participate in our local CSA and plant a garden.
  • Work smarter to work fewer hours.