ONEin3 Boston Mayor’s Advisory Council member, Southie resident, enthusiast, partier, Irishwoman, sister of police, explorer, champion, lover of life and now…BLOGGER!
That’s right, Amy Deveau has reached the pinnacle. She is now putting her thoughts, hopes, dreams, goals and accomplishments on the interwebs. Of course, we like to support ONEin3ers in all their endeavors, so we give you Amy’s first ever post and encourage you to read her every day at her website.
Read to the end for links to some cool stuff Amy’s already done!
The challenge is to make a list of 101 things you want to do in the next 1001 days. It is similar to a New Year’s resolution or a Bucket List but it allows you to create specific goals that can be obtained in a more reasonable timeline. Read more about the challenge here.
So, for the past few years I’ve made a New Years resolution list. While I try to follow it and accomplish the things I’ve listed, it hasn’t quite worked as well as one would hope. I really liked the idea of this challenge and blogging about it because now I am held accountable for completing these goals. When I typically write up my little resolutions list, I don’t share it with anyone, which means I am probably less likely to get anything done.
This list was REALLY hard to come up with. Thinking of 101 things that you’d like to do is a lot tougher than I thought. Thankfully, my friend Erin and I started this project together, so I was able to steal a few things from her list and vice versa. (If you want to follow her journey as well, here’s the link). I will admit that I also Googled a lot of other lists to get some creative ideas, there are lots out there. Some people in the world are just straight up weird, so I did not take ideas from those lists.
I did my best to make my list as diverse as possible. Some are goals that I’ve had in mind for a long time, like learning more about my dad’s family or taking French lessons, while others are things that I already enjoy but want to expand on, like trying brunch at 25 new and different places. I mean, who doesn’t love brunch? Coffee, champagne and bacon – my 3 favoritest things ever!
Some things have little anecdotes that go along with them, so I will do my best to explain everything in my posts. For example, #14 Work on following my own advice, really means for me to stop being a hypocrite. I tend to have lots of opinions, like, I hate being interrupted, which is true, but then I find myself interrupting people sometimes. I need to not do that. If I say that I hate when someone does this, or that I feel a certain way or offer advice to a friend, I better be able to stand behind that comment or advice, and not be a hypocrite.
Lastly, please comment! Let me know if you like something I did, or want to know more about it. I am hoping to inspire 5 people to want to do this challenge (I know that Erin and I have already converted Lana to our side, and Jamie is well on her way) so please let me know if you are starting your own list. I was inspired by my sorority sister Gretchen. She just gave birth to the sweetest twins ever, and her blog and 101 things list is so touching that I was truly brought to tears when reading it. I doubt I’ll have the same effect on people, as I am not as great of a writer as Gretchen, but I am at least going to try. Make sure to check out her blog too!
And here are some of Amy’s greatest hits. She’s been busy.