Thursday, July 11, 2013

101 in 1001: July 2013-March 2016

Okay, so I'm back. Although I'm sure you could have guessed this would happen. Bran and I have created our new 101 to complete in 1001 days. This time I hope to be better about documenting it, and also about completing a higher percentage of it. We tried to keep this list really realistic, and I think making it together was a bit easier as well.

Bran Specific
  1. Bran to Graduate from UNC CHapel Hill with PhD. (or be set up to Graduate in the next 6 months)
  2. Go to the Crossfit Regionals 
  3. Help CiCI get into college 
  4. Tutor an average of once a month 
  5. Get a brown belt
  6. Own at least 10 ties 
  7. Finish the Prey Series 
  8. Snatch 275
  9. Clean 350
  10. Squat 450
  11. Deadlift 500
  12. Treadwater for 60 seconds\
  13. Make coffee table book (requires owning coffee table) 
  14. Watch the movie "Bull Durham" 
  15. Find Wingate Diploma 
  16. Own 5 power tools
  17. Visit the Dentist 3 times\
  18. Don't break/shatter wedding band between 2013 and 2016 
  19. Cheer Beck on in RunRaleigh half marathon
  20. Make the move to a lunch box
  21. Bacon Lasagna
  22. Get boxers that fit legs

Beck Specific 
  1. Help the twins get into college
  2. Have a job above or different than events and info manager 
  3. Own at least 10 blouses for work with sleeves 
  4. Read at least 50 books a year 
  5. Try group running
  6. Take a baking or decorating course 
  7. Complete 5 pull ups in a row 
  8. Learn to identify all 50 states on a map 
  9. Visit New Hampshire (FairyTale Land) 
  10. Finish Game of Thrones series 
  11. Go to a wine and design class 
  12. Successfully change my name (Rebecca Kimchun-Jalernpan Santiago) 
  13. Complete 10 crafts or gifts from my Pintrest 
  14. Make Wedding scrapbook
  15. Go to at least one Kamakazi Dance Show
  16. Own monogram tumblers 
  17. Fix up fridge (frames with magnents, glittery clothespins)  
  18. Make an Ikea trip with Katie  
  19. Complete the RunRaleigh half marathon
  20. Try Lemons on apples 
Traveling Shoes
  1. Go to Boston with Ben and Stephanie
  2. Go to a Red Sox Game
  3. Go to a Patriots Game
  4. Go to a Pirates Game
  5. Get outta town for our 1st year anniversary 
  6. Watch 5 movies in theaters 
  7. See the lighthouse at Cape Hatterass
  8. Duke Gardens
  9. NC Museum of Art
  10. Playmeakers Play
  11. Raleigh Flea Market
  12. 1870 Christmas- Duke Homestead 
  13. Pork, Pickles, and Peanuts- Duke Homestead 
  14. See the belted cows! 
  15. Visit the world's largest chest of drawers- High Point

Home Goods

  1. Rent a townhouse, condo, or home
  2.  Own matching furniture in our bedroom and living room
  3. Buy a lamp for the living room 
  4. Make Dino move out and turn room into guest room with storage
  5. Get a grill
  6. Make a quote board
  7. Try 100 new recipes
  8. Try 7 new restaurants in the Chapel Hill/Durham/ Raleigh Area
  9. Entice birds to live in the bird house
  10. Own a palm tree
  11. Grow our own spices 
  12. Get a new vacuum
  13. Get free cat litter- coupons on current cat litter 
  14. Build spice rack in cabinet 
  15. Keep Little Red Running 
  16. Teach Milky to use the litter box 100% of the time
  17. Plant a pineapple

  1. Have at least $5,000 in savings 
  2. Fill the Nesquick container for a vacation 
  3. Get loans down to less than $5,000

Couples Smouples
  1. Take the hand stand pictures
  2. Try mountain bikinig
  3. Go paddle boarding
  4. Make homemade ice cream 
  5. Complete the crossword puzzles book
  6. Play racquetball
  7. Attend some sort of food festival (preferable Cheese or Bacon related) 
  8. Celebrate 10 random holidays 
  9. Have a water fight 
  10. Go berry or apple picking
  11. Get to level 100 on Candy Crush
  12. Send Gus, TiTi, and ToTo snail mail once a month 
  13. Fly kites!  
  14. See if our boat shoes float
  15. Race go carts
  16. Paintball (optional for Becki)
  17. Build Lego sets together
  18. Make coke icees with the snow cone maker 
  19. Tape measure jousting 

  1. Have a short, and fat, and round Christmas Tree  
  2. Grill out at the pool with our friends
  3. Pick my own Christmas Tree (Tree Farm) 
  4. Decorate the inside and outside of our home with Christmas Lights
  5. Host at least one Holiday meal for our friends (Thanksgiving, Christmas)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

First 101 completed!

Whew. It's been a long time since I was on this thing! I've been a bit busy graduating from UTK with my Master's, moving to Chapel Hill, starting a new job in the Carolina Union, and getting married. We got married a little less than a month ago and honestly I wouldn't change a thing about it. It was the perfect beginning to our happily ever after. We honeymooned in the Domincan Republic, and pending that I jump back on the blog band wagon, there may be pictures and all that hoopla soon. I'm here because my very first 101 is officially up. And I have composed a brand new 101 with my husband, and I'm super excited to get it published and make it official. But before I post the new one, I wanted to do an official re-cap ending out the 101 I began in October of 2010. Wow that feels like a really long time ago!

101 in 1001

Physical/ Health

  1. Run 3 miles on a regular basis instead of 2; For the past month, I've ran at least a 5k when I run =)
  2. Continue going to yoga/pilates (LOVE IT!) 
  3. Get into hiking or trail running Greenways in Knoxville, and trails in Chapel Hill
  4. Run the Cooper River Bridge 10 K!
  5. Swim a mile as my rule not the exception
  6. Try one cleansing / detox diet just to see what it’s like
  7. Find one other type of class I enjoy, Zumba, Jazzercize, etc. When I moved to Chapel Hill I got into spin class!
  8. Use my drive to exercise to benefit others- participate in run/walks for non-profit organizations
  9. Go to at least one Crossfit session with Bran!
  10. Take and pass the Beach lifeguard physical portion exam
  11. Continue taking a multi-vitamin and bump it up with adding Vitamin C and possibly a few others- We take a gummy multi vitamin every day


  1. Educate the new members we just brought through their new member period in order to leave behind a good legacy: Members have been educated, and my term has officially finished.
  2. Successfully host the Greek 101 program for all Greeks: I think this was sucessfully  hosted and completed, October 23rd.
3.Confidently finish my Officer Term with a bit more assertiveness than before: I officially handed over my position December 7th, 2010. I think I'm more assertive...
4..Finish out with a 3.9 overall GPA Graduated with a 3.85 overall, close but no cigar
5. Get my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology WOO! Graduated on May 14th, 2011
6. Get into the majority of the programs I applied to for Grad School- Got into USC, Tennessee, Western, and App. Canclled my review on FLorida application because I had decided on UT already =D
7.Obtain my Master’s Degree in College Student Development (this will happen in t-minus 30 days!)
8.Get a certificate in Leadership and Organization to better set myself up at as an asset to get hired
9. Learn to speak Thai


1. Get hired as a Head Guard at an outdoor pool
2. Teach private swim lesson full time one summer
3. Hold an assistantship the entire time I’m in Grad School
4. Get hired as a Greek Advisor (does this have to count, since I don't want to do that job anymore?)
5. Find a job near where Bran is finishing his Doctorate January 2013 UNC Chapel Hill
6. Be on an exec. Board at a college to get my foot in the door
7. Begin working my way up through a University that has opportunities for me to advise and organize student affairs programs  I started working for UNC Chapel Hill in January of 2013
8. Write a small piece or column for a local magazine or newspaper
9. Give back in some way whether time or money to Tri-Sigma possibly as a chapter advisor somewhere but not at my own chapter I've paid up through my alumni dues and been able to give a little bit to the Zeta Lambda chapter
10. Make the big girl change to a BlackBerry to be able to manage everything on the go- Got an Iphone!  End of January 2011


  1. Start paying off my college loans (don’t incur too many during Grad School)- Made my first payment of 50 WHOLE dollars yesterday, 6/18/11
  2. Stash money to help with my brother’s college
  3. Get someone to give me a freaken credit card, Summer of 2012 I got a AAA one, I also got a NY and Co one ;)
  4. Save up enough to do DisneyWorld right: This is an almost, I will be going to Disney in May but it has been financed through someone else so I'm not sure how this one will be dealt with...
  5. Have at least $5,000.00 in savings
  6. Be able to send money when asked thru Alum Relations for Zeta Lambda Check!
  7. Start a small savings account for a house down payment

1. Stop being such a chicken and take a baking class; to make cupcakes and cakes like I want to.
2. Make at least 2 meals at home a week
3. Make carrot cake from scratch Completed!
4. Make funny bone cake from scratch I made Brandon's cake this year, March 2013
5. Plant a garden and grow some of my own vegetables
6. Own my very own palm tree, even if it’s in a little pot
7. Get a kitten when I have a big girl apartment for Grad School Hood Rat arrived the first weekend in November!

8. Learn to cook Chicken Melanesas, made them for Thanksgiving 
9. Become a bit more fashionable- add accessories!; I just went out with Christmas money and got sweaters and some fashionable accessories.
10. Turn Sigma t-shirts into a quilt- March of 2011 Mim (brandon's grandmother) and I created this masterpeice
11. Learn to sew well enough to make curtains and fix buttons
12. Buy a pink vacuum- got one here in Laurel 
13. Bump up my sheet thread count- ie price range when buying sheets 700!!
14. Have decent fingernails that I can actual paint- I've been doing a great job with this, they aren't daggers or anything but they are long enough to paint! 
15. Frame a picture I took from Hawaii to use as a center piece for a room
Personal Growth 
    These are all a little sappy... and not measurable..

1. Find more time for writing, blogging and composing
2. Stand up more often for the little things instead of waiting for a big issue to fight for
3. Discover more about Buddhism (possibly through visiting Thailand)
4. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or a clothing drive
5. Become a Big Sister through Big Brothers/Big Sisters
6. Finish my listography books
7. Stay in touch with my sisters via snail mail
8. Coach a little league soccer team
9. Teach the twins how to drive a stick shift
10. Learn to exhibit more on the outside what’s going on inside instead of assuming others know what I’m feeling without actually saying it
11. Hold others to the standards I hold myself
12. Strive to teach others through action and not lecture

Traveling Shoes

      1.Make a trip to visit all the schools we’ve applied to NC State, Chapel Hill, Tennessee, USC etc.- Have visited and decided that I will be at Univeristy of Tennesse in a month, and the fiance =D will be at UNC Chapel Hill. 
  1. Go back to The Big Island of Hawaii
3.Bring Bran to meet the family in Charleston, WV, we went last year for Christmas (2011)
4. Head to Denver, Colorado (maybe see a Bronco’s game)
5.Go to Fenway Park
6. Visit my Little in Saint Louis Missouri
7. Hike a small part of the Blue Ridge parkway
8. Take a cruise to some exotic tropical spot
9, Drive to Florida for a Vacation- May 24th, Bran and I drove from NC to FL for our Disney and Engagement 
10.Visit mile marker 1
12. Go back to Kentucky and see another Wildcats Game
13. Visit a Spanish speaking country June 2013 Dominican Republic

Pixie Dust Stuff

  1. Become Engaged to my Prince Charming- On May 27th, Brandon proposed to me in front of Cinderlla's castle the moment we walked into the Magic Kingdom. 
  2. Take professional pictures “fairy tale style”  
  3. Go to a Denver Broncos Game, November 11th, 2012 against the Panthers; we stomped Carolina! 
  4. Be kissed in Cinderella’s castle at Disney- See above!
  5. Eat more exotic fruits like mangos, kiwis and pomegranates I'd say this was a success
  6. Decorate a room all by myself, I'd say my Laurel apartment counts
  7. Own a blender for smoothies, Had a miniature pink one 
  8. Make a CD for family of guitar playing and singing
  9. Own a yellow pair of rain boots; For our 3 year anniversary Bran got me a pair of these!
  10. Get monogrammed towels!; Same here =)
  11. Spend a whole evening in a book store getting a bunch of books I’ve always wanted to read but never had the time
  12. Get certified in Scuba Diving
  13. Bring Bella back from Mim and Pops
  14. Ride on the back of a motorcycle just to see what it’s like
  15. Get a specific perfume Romance
  16. Have a fish tank with some exotic fish, Got one for Bran for our anniversary in October 
  17. Buy a pair of skinny jeans to wear with boots; Over fall break in October 2010 I bought a black pair, LOVE THEM!
  18. Go to a wedding! I’ve only ever been to my parents renewal of vows, Last fall I got to go to Sam Davis's my SBIG's wedding
  19. Go out in a rain jacket and rain boots and stomp in a really really huge puddle
  20. Find the love notes from Bran from my summer away at camp
  21. Start a DVD collection I inherited one, that should count right?
  22. Own and play the piano again. Possible compose again as well.
  23. Spend one entire day really and truly playing hooky
  24. Learn to water ski/ go tubing
  25. See a white Christmas; Christmas 2010 was DEFINITELY a White Christmas. We were in West Virginia and there was 3-6 inches on the ground and more falling =)
  26. Get a set of those tumbler cups with my initials in them
I did 53 of these! Looking back at it, I will say that if you decide to do this, make your goals more measurably. As you will see from the list I'm about to post, the things we want to get done in the next few years are alot more do-able than traveling to a million different places and buying a zillion different things. I'm determine to do at least 75% of the next list! March of 2016 here we come!