The 2017 100 — It’s Not WHAT You Do, It’s How You DO It.

Unless my life sees some major changes this year, 2017 may mark the last list of 100!

It’s January 13th—I’ve spent nearly two weeks of my new year agonising over 100 items that matter enough to hit a list of goals and aspirations for the year ahead. And that’s a key difference from the lists that came before it.

Before it was a task list—I’d look around at everything that needed doing and jot it down, because my life would obviously be better with them out of the way.

But task lists aren’t inspiring. They’re not motivational. As a creative, that’s like dropping a pile of 100 things I dread on my lap and nagging myself to get ’em done by the year’s end.

Once I realised what I was doing to myself, so much so that I just went through my least successful year yet for my list, I knew I needed to make a change for 2017.

The 2017 100 — It's Not WHAT You Do, It's How You DO It. — New Year, New Perspective

I’m particularly proud of the list I’ve put together for The 2017 100. I didn’t take any shortcuts—I wrote out 100 things that’d help me live the life I’d like to lead and prove instrumental along the path there. Rather than hurriedly scrawl out a list I’d likely ignore ’til December, I wrote one that I’d happily check off, knowing that each accomplishment would take me a step closer to a far better 2018. I feel like I’m finally getting it right this time, and I hope that shines through as you give it a look for yourself!

But that’s enough of my chatter—I’ve already made you wait long enough. Here for your consideration is The 2017 100—because it’s not what you do… it’s how you do it!

How did the end of the year sneak up on me?!

Man, so this is one of the last weekends of the year – I don't know how it all happened, but somehow it's December all of a sudden. Utter insanity. A ton went down in 2010…

  • I think I mentioned getting engaged – the story behind it is pretty epic, but I think that it warrants a separate blog entry unto itself
  • The 2010 OPS Battle of the Bands was a big hit – I haven't heard the numbers behind it, but with 9 bands playing over 6 hours, it had a ton of fans and a lot of enjoyment behind it. My buddy Jay took photos for me with my lovely Canon Powershot S90 – you can take a gander at them here: 
  • And some videos:
  • Is This Love – 
  • Unchain My Heart – 
  • The Letter – 
  • Been looking into investing in some epic kitchen equipment for my eventual return to the art of cooking. Tap Phong Trading Co., The Cook's Place and 
  • Not to mention the need for comfortable bedding – mi amiga has recommended the Dreams Factory Outlet to me – looking forward to establishing the standards for the rest of my life!
  • Soon enough (after getting married) I'll need to organize and design my office (which I will take over from the spare bedroom in Sarah's place). I'm already considering what I might want to see on the walls – PopChartLab is good for having quirky, awesome prints
  • But really, most importantly, there's 12 shopping days left until Christmas and I haven't even started working getting any of the items I need to buy yet. Yeah, it's going to be REALLY interesting this year :S
    –case p.