Our 2017 Happiness Project Bucket List

Current Progress Updated October 31, 2017

Personal Growth

  • Read 52 books.*  Angie = 28/26, Melody = 26/26
  • 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). 11/12 watched

Health & Fitness

  • Walk/Hike 1,000 miles. 797.8/1000 (124.6 miles hiked, 673.2 walked)
  • Try one new fruit or vegetable every month. New foods tried: brussel sprouts, blackberries (A), dried kiwi (M), blood orange (M), golden beets, Fairytale eggplant, purple cauliflower, and cheddar cauliflower.
  • Go meatless 12 days per month (or 144 days total). 136/144

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. Running total = 102
  • Share a picnic lunch or dinner together at least once a week. Running total = 48
  • Take one trip out of the country. Visited Ontario, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, Canada 10/2 – 10/14
  • Go on 2 camping adventures.  Manchester, TN (4/29/2017), Lake Prizer, KY (5/5/2017), Ocoee, TN (8/12/2017), Niagara Falls, Canada (10/2-10/6/2017)
  • Take a trip by train.
  • Spend a weekend in a major US city that we’ve not visited before.
  • Take 2-3 paddle trips. Stump Pass, Englewood, FL (7/11/2017)

*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. 717/2017
  • Recycle, compost, and focus on zero food waste.
  • Participate in our local CSA and plant a garden.
  • Work smarter to work fewer hours.
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