Writing My Way Around the World

100 Challenge

In addition to having a Life List, I make it a point to do 100 new things every year. Sometimes I seek out these opportunities, and other times they just present themselves to me. These things might be small, insignificant tasks that I’ve never done before, experiences that just happen to me or massive journeys that turn into life-changing events.

2014 will be the fifth year that I’ve taken on the 100 Challenge. Here is what I did in 2013, 2012 and 2011. (I didn’t publish my list from 2010 online.)

  1. Took a foreign exchange student out of the country.
  2. Visited the Cayman Islands.
  3. Visited the southernmost point of the United States.
  4. Skied in fresh powder.
  5. Participated in a ski shot.
  6. Actually visited New Mexico (beyond the time I went to the Four Corners).
  7. Drank Red Bull.


Portrait of JoAnna Haugen Freelance writer, globe trotter, former Peace Corps volunteer, avid recycler, creativity connoisseur, idea inventor and planning my next great adventure.