100 New Things

This is the list of 100 new things I conquered in 2017! Read the summary blog post for more details and/follow me on Instagram to see how these new things unfolded in pictures with #hashtag commentary.

        1. Phish at Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve
        2. The Bitter Game at The Public Theater
        3. Opera at Carnegie Hall
        4. Rode the Second Avenue Subway
        5. Outsider Art Fair
        6. Soup dumplings at Joe’s Shanghai
        7. SoulCycle class
        8. Yoga every day for a month
        9. 31 Days of Devotion meditation program
        10. My first Mood Mandala (a future blog post will illustrate this one)
        11. Tatooed New York exhibit at The New York Historical Society
        12. Kid Victory at The Vineyard Theater
        13. Ate Blue Eggs
        14. Not My President’s Day rally in NYC
        15. Watched all 10 Oscar nominated films before the Oscars
        16. Black Tap Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Milkshake
        17. Yoga on a business trip to Germany
        18. Quit the job I had for 13 years
        19. Visited Johannesburg
        20. Flew in a Cessna (tiny airplane)
        21. Saw 4 of the big 5 game in Bostwana
        22. Watched a sunrise in Botswana
        23. Was surrounded by elephants
        24. Saw a lion climbing a tree
        25. Ate ostrich gyros
        26. Caught yawning hippos on film
        27. Mokoro ride
        28. Watched lions leisurely strolling down the road
        29. Went on 12 safari game drives
        30. Bob Schneider at City Vineyard
        31. Cookie Dough Confections
        32. Started a new job at a new company
        33. Hiked in the Poconos
        34. Yoga class at Atmananda Yoga
        35. Hamilton on Broadway
        36. Fashion Show on the Empire State Building
        37. Cooked with Garam Masala
        38. Can You Forgive Her at The Vineyard Theater
        39. Meditation class at Inscape
        40. Waitress on Broadway
        41. Yoga class at Jivamukti Yoga
        42. Live music yoga class
        43. MoMa Quiet Mornings 
        44. Wonder Woman on the big screen
        45. In-N-Out Burger
        46. Reset my microbiome with a naturopath
        47. Blind date set up by a matchmaker
        48. Meditated with The Path
        49. Mac-N-Cheetos
        50. Rooftop Cinema Club – Grease
        51. U2 Joshua Tree Tour at Met Life Stadium
        52. Completed my first book on Buddhism (Buddha Walks In To A Bar)
        53. Bulletproof Coffee
        54. All The Rage at Cinema Village
        55. Indecent on Broadway
        56. Waited in line for craft beer at Other Half brewery
        57. Sushirrito 
        58. Trinity Church and Alexander Hamilton’s Grave
        59. Shopped at Fairway
        60. Tried the Jade Egg
        61. Yoga class at Kula Yoga Project
        62. Walked from my house, across the Brooklyn Bridge, and back
        63. Visited Greenpoint, Brooklyn
        64. Hudson River Park Sing-A-Long – Mama Mia
        65. Hello Fresh!
        66. Rode a Citi Bike during Summer Streets
        67. Smorgasburg in Prospect Park
        68. Michael Moore’s The Terms of My Surrender / Trump Tower Protest
        69. The Met Cloisters / Fort Tryon Park
        70. Watched an Eclipse
        71. Central Park Film Festival – Saturday Night Fever
        72. Yoga class with Sri Dharma Mittra
        73. Intermittent Fasting
        74. Attended a City Council Debate
        75. Ate catfish
        76. Volunteered for a City Council political campaign
        77. Attended a lecture at the Tibet House
        78. Attended a poetry reading (from Rangloi by Pavana Reddy)
        79. Created my Last Will and Testament
        80. Got an Apple Watch
        81. Drank a Lindemans Framboise beer
        82. Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway
        83. Attended The Untold Story of America’s Mindfulness Movement
        84. Jewel concert
        85. Mindfulness in America Summit
        86. Sakara Life clean eating for a week
        87. Visited Green-Wood Cemetery
        88. Welcome To Camp America exhibition and panel discussion
        89. Harry Clarke at The Vineyard Theater
        90. Bone broth from Brodo
        91. Sri Lankan Food at Sigiri
        92. Bought a Casper Mattress
        93. Visited Arizona
        94. Hot, hip hop, candlelit yoga at Y7 Studio
        95. Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Gingerbread Stout
        96. The Womanly Arts Experience
        97. Meditated at Shambala NYC
        98. Danced at The Luscious Let Go
        99. Climbed at Brooklyn Boulders
        100. Handed out 100 Namaste dollar bills in NYC