Saturday, July 19, 2014

#3 Attend my Graduation.

University of Phoenix
Charlotte Campus

announces that
Crystal D.S.

is a candidate for the degree of
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

for the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday,
the nineteenth day of July
at eleven o'clock in the morning
Two thousand and fourteen

Bojangles' Coliseum
2700 E. Independence Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina
to the Class of 2014

  All of the Graduates participating in the Charlotte Graduation ceremony.The front section is the Masters graduates, the middle section is the Bachelors graduates, and the back section is the associates graduates. The doctoral graduates are on stage.
Me walking down the far steps after walking across the stage.

Me walking back to seat.

All the graduates standing to be conferred and then the ceremonious switching of the tassel.

Me and Chris after my graduation.

Me and Debbie after my graduation.

Me and one of my dearest high school friends, Jemayne. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

The List!

101 Things in 1001 Days
Adapted from Day Zero Project

The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Start Date: June 23, 2014 
End Date: March 20, 2017 
# of items completed: 6
% completed: 5% 
Items in regular face: Not Completed
Items in Blue: In Progress
Items with Strikethrough: Completed  


1. Finish my Masters Degree.
2. Join HSLDA.
3. Attend my Graduation.


4. Blog every day for a month.
5. Complete the 30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me. {12/25}
6. Create a schedule for my blog topics each month.
7. Complete the 31 Days to a Better Blog exercises. {2/31}


8. Complete a 365 day photo challenge.
9. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet.
10. Take a photo of a place through all four seasons.
11. Take a self – portrait every week for a year.
12. Take a photography class.


13. Write a novel.
14. Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”. {50/50}
15. Make a list of 101 quotes that inspire me. {101/101}
16. Write 5 letters to 5 people who changed my life.
17. Keep a “My Day in Six Words” journal for 6 months.
18. Complete NaPoWriMo each year of the challenge. {0/2}
19. Complete all NaNoWriMo activities each year of the challenge. {1/8}
20. Complete Writing 101 on the Daily Post.
21. Complete the 5000 Question Survey. {200/5000}

Movies, Books, & Music 

22. Watch the 10 highest – grossing movies of 1978 (birth year). {1/10}
23. Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet. {14/26}
24. See 10 classic movies I’ve never seen. {0/10}
25. Ask 20 friends to suggest one book, and read them all. {0/20}
26. Listen to 26 bands I’ve never heard of, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet. {10/26}
27. Re-read all of Edgar Allan Poe’s works.
28. Read 5 classic books (no Poe and no Shakespeare). {0/5}
29. Read the complete works of Shakespeare.


30. Visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
31. Attend the Coca – Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. May 24, 2015
32. Attend WWE Raw or Smackdown.
33. Attend an Atlanta Braves home game.
34. Attend a NASCAR race at Darlington.
35. Attend one Saints game (home or away).


36. Visit Biltmore Estate.
37. Visit the Fort Sumter National Monument.
38. Visit Charleston, SC.
39. Take a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.
40. Go on a cruise.
41. Visit 10 museums. {0/10}
42. Make a list of 50 places I would like to visit in my lifetime.

 Health and Fitness

43. Lose 25 pounds. {8/25}
44. Start exercising regularly.
45. Complete a 30 Miles in 30 Days Challenge
46. Do a Couch to 5k running plan.
47. Complete a 100 Pushups Challenge.
48. Complete a 200 Sit – Ups Challenge.
49. Complete a 200 Squats Challenge.
50. Log food and exercise for a whole year. {1/365} 7/6/14 - 
51. Drink the recommended water intake each day for a month. {0/30}
52. Go without soda for a month. {30/30} September 6 - October 6, 2014
53. Go without chocolate for a month. {0/30}


54. Learn Italian. {3/66}
55. Make a list of the top 5 people who have positively influenced me and write them letters. {0/5}
56. Tie a note to a balloon and let it go.
57. Read through the Bible in a year.
58. Write a personal mission statement.
59. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years.
60. Create a memory jar.
61. Create an inspiration notebook.
62. Create a list of tiny dreams, big dreams, bucket list, favorites, and challenges.
63. Go camping.
64. Call/email/message my brother.
65. Get my passport.
66. Learn sign language.
67. Send my Grandmother flowers.
68. Name a star after each of my 3 angel babies. {0/3}
69. Log purchases and incomes every day during the challenge. {14/1001}
70. Learn 50 new things by clicking the random article button on Wikipedia. {6/50}

Cooking and Food 

71. Cook 20 new recipes each week of the challenge. {0/?}
72. Make a list of thirty recipes I want to cook and cook them. {0/30}
73. Try Sushi.
74. Eat at all Cajun restaurants in my city.
75. Buy ten cookbooks; make one recipe from each. {1/10} {0/10}
76. Create one recipe a month. {0/?}
77. Buy a big cookbook and make a recipe from each section.
78. Bake something from scratch.
79. Learn a new recipe from 15 different countries. {0/15}
80. Make a custom recipe book.


81. Get a new tattoo.
82. Buy more dresses/skirts and wear them!
83. Get my ears re-pierced.
84. Buy a piece of jewelry each month. {1/??}
85. Replace my make – up collection.
86. Buy a new bottle of nail polish a week. {18/??}
87. Whiten teeth.
88. Dress up once a week for a year.

Being a Happy Homemaker 

89. Learn to knit.
90. Fall back into the FlyLady habit.
91. Complete 5 Pinterest crafts. {0/5}

For Fun 

92. Complete a coloring book.
93. Buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot is insanely high.
94. Learn a new word every day for a month. {0/30}
95. Attend an author event as a reader.
96. Attend an author event as an author.
97. Create a business plan for my dream restaurant.

The End 

98. Donate $5 to charity for each task I don’t complete. {3/101}
99. Inspire someone to make a 101/1001 list.
100. Save $5 for every task I complete. {6/101}
101. Make a new 101/1001 list.