Relief for Debt, Dental and Dry skin

giphy (1)This whole doing 365 in 365 is a great conversation starter. It is much more appealing that sports, and everyone is aware that the east coast is an arctic tundra from January through mid March.

I was able to register a 4-week painting lesson at PortSide Art Center near my apartment in Fishtown, thanks to their awesome New Years deal. I also registered for the Polar Bear Plunge, and convinced one of my best friends to take the dive with me on January 24 at Neshaminy State Park. January usually is a lackluster month, but not this year. There’s no excuse for any month in 2015 to be boring. Gotta catch ’em all before the end of the year (note the shiny Pokeball gif I found).

 The past week was focused on getting my finances in check, realigning my jaw while preparing to tap into my crafty-inner child…

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365 things to do in 365 days

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I like making lists. Ever since I was a kid, it’s been a way to organize the chaos of my thoughts. Now that I’m older, it makes me feel accomplished to be able to cross something off physically. Also, it keeps me on task for when I’m distracted by shiny things.

This time last year, I made a half-hearted attempt to do 25 unique things before 25. But I only gave myself a four month window and all hell broke loose unexpectedly during that time period. The few things I was able to squeeze in was really fun, and I did a lot of them throughout the year passed the 25th birthday.

So I decided to revisit that idea, but to raise the bar a bit. I’m challenging myself to do 365 things in 365 days. This is a way for work the skills I’ve been putting off, seeing the sights I’ve been sorely neglecting in my own backyard, writing the pieces I’ve been mulling over and simply brooding my experiences. Over the course of the next 365 I’ll be writing about the adventures/experiences of checking off each item. And I’m hoping that I’ll be able to drag along friends and family to join the fun- as well as making new friends along the way.

Here is a sampling of some of the ideas:

  • Visit the Mutter Museum 
  • Re-read Are You There God It’s Me Margaret 
  • Try Salt Room therapy 
  • Send a care package to a solider overseas
  • Bake a pie from scratch
  • Learn how to change a tire
  •  Try Vietnamese food
  • Ride a zip-line
  • Pop a bottle of champagne  
  • Wade in a creek

il_570xN.483656551_25qxTo view the full list, click below. It’s broken down into categories. If you have any ideas to add to the list, or ways to check off one of the experiences, let me know! And if you want to join me on any of the adventures, even if I don’t know you, drop me an email at patrice.bendig@gmail.com or comment below! This challenge is to open myself to new experiences- and the more the merrier!

Hopefully you’ll follow along as I blog, tweet (#365in365)  and attempt this insanity.

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