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223 Things To Do in 2023

Updated: Dec 22, 2022

I've been writing this list for seven years, and it's the only resolution I can keep up with. So if you think the person writing this hopeful list every year has it all together - I regret to inform you how wrong you are. I've come to look forward to creating it every December, and I pride myself on not repeating items from previous years (with the occasional exception). 2022 was a big year for me. I graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Humanities. I grew my Meetup groups to over 10,000+ adults trying to make friends. I started a podcast. I also just recently adopted a second Dalmatian - his name is Gabbana. It's wild to think how far I've come over the last seven years, and each list somewhat imitates whatever I was going through X year.

As my life gets more established, it's more important than ever to learn, try, create, and experience new things as often as possible. If you're reading this, I hope my list can inspire you. This list isn't just some "resolution" guide with dumb ideas like "Wake up at 7 am and go to the gym three days a week". Instead, it's an efficient and straightforward collection of ways to feel successful in 2023 - no matter your financial situation, location, age, beliefs, etc.

When we keep an open mind and learn, try, create, and experience new events in life, we can feel inspired and find adventure within. I hope you all have a wonderful & safe New Year!

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So, without further ado.... here is my list of "223 Things To Do In 2023"!

Cheers to the New Year!

To Learn...

1. How to fold your sheets into your bed corners like they do at hotels

2. Scrap cooking (Zero waste cooking)

3. How to close caption your videos & make your social media posts accessible for all

4. Soap carving

5. Sautéing

6. How to not be so dependent on a global supply chain

7. To use sunscreen daily even if you’re not “Out in the sun”

8. How to make friends as an adult (check out the podcast!)

9. Ways to decrease the amount of germs you touch on a daily basis (Wearing pants on public transit, zapping your sponge in the microwave before use, etc)

10. A new subject or skill by devoting 25+ hours of studying it throughout the year

11. Ventriloquism

12. The burrito method of covering a duvet cover

13. A really unique conversation starting question

14. All of the helpful uses of dryer sheets

15. To memorize better with the spaced repetition method

16. Natural cleaning ingredients you can use around your house

17. Upcycling

18. About botany and how it correlates to cooking/cocktail mixing

19. The basics of organic chemistry

20. The Words of The Year for the last few decades and their meanings

21. Circular breathing techniques

22. About mechanical watches

23. The history of your favorite food(s)

24. About Banksy & their street art

25. About names & the meanings behind popular names

26. Yarn spinning

27. Old house preservation

28. The capitals of major places

29. To make sourdough bread

30. To pause more and enjoy the moments

31. How to use different types of cutlery/knives in the kitchen

32. To ask more questions when conversing with someone

33. Spoon carving

34. Amigurumi

35. Spanish guitar

36. Power lifting

37. How to stimulate your mind

38. The art of gift giving

39. Ways to converse with someone much younger or older than you

40. To control your impulses 41. Accepting criticism 42. Assertive communication 43. All about Herodotus 44. How to use Google Forms & Docs 45. More idioms 46. How to pronounce words that you often don't say correctly 47. About ancient civilizations 48. Everything about AI art (the good, the bad, the ugly) 49. To speak more affirmations into your life and others 50. To cook foods that actually help & work well with YOUR body 51. About cooking boiled eggs & bacon in the oven 52. To quiet the voice in your head (your inner monologue) from time to time 53. A life necessity that you've yet to master 54. Not to be so biased 55. To delegate more tasks to those around you when you need help (family/roommates/coworkers/etc)

To Try...

56. Joining a Pickleball League

57. Recycling your old tech products

58. Conch fritters

59. Forest bathing

60. Creating a more unique experience with your photos & videos by using a 360 degree camera

61. Gelled eyebrows

62. Asking your waiter to “surprise me” when you order out

63. Making Oreo balls for a party or holiday event

64. Making a burn-out car whipped cream pie for a fun dessert

65. Making giant or fun shaped chocolate bars by filling pop it toys

66. Letting it out by submitting a story to Stories Last Told