Monday, December 23, 2013

101 in 1,001

2013 Goals Update: Goals Vs. Dreams

Back in August, I created my own 101 in 1,001. Inspired my Mackenzie at Design Darling, it's a list of 101 goals to complete in 1,001 days (although a few might have to stretch past the deadline). I've been able to cross a few things off on my list since then and I'm working on a few more.

Start: July 29th, 2013 End: February 1st, 2016

1. Come up with 101 things (this is a hard one!)
2. Inspire others to create a 101 in 1,001 list.
3. Run a 5k. 
4. Create and publish my own planner/agenda.
5. Write a book. (working on that one)
6. Eat pasta in Italy.
7. Make 10 recipes from Pinterest.
8. Live in a new city.  (I moved to the Queen City on September 2nd, 2013)
9. Buy a Samsung camera.
10. Find sponsors for my blog.
11. Visit Ireland.
12. Ride a horse.
13. Declutter my home closet.
14. Work out at least 5 days a week for 1 month.
15. Raise $5,000 for the ALS Association.
16. Buy a new pair of running shoes.
17. Start and own a boutique.
18. Organize my book collection.
19. Hang my diploma in my very own office (moved to an office on September 3rd, 2013)
20. Spend New Year's Eve in NYC.
21. Buy a house.
22. Have 1,000 twitter followers (up to 700+!)
23. Go back to Lucerne, Switzerland, and spend a few days there.
24. Buy a pair of Louboutins 
25. Take a ballroom dance class.
26. Marry my best friend.
27. Go to Bora Bora (why not?)
28. Send 50 handwritten notes.
29. Get my Master's.
30. Read at least one book a month for one year.
            The Weird Sisters - December 2013
31. Order a MayBook.
32. Get Sophie a puppy friend.
33. Decorate someone else's home.
34. Finally catch up to current Scandal episodes.
35. Send my family snail mail.
36. Find my signature shade of lipstick.
37. Work as an interior designer (interning for one was incredible!)
38. Host a dinner party. 
39. Drive 100mph.
40. Go to Miss America.
41. Run the Color Run.
42. Go to a bloggers' conference.
43. Take a spin class.
44. Attend a show at New York Fashion Week.
45. Donate blood. 
46. Redesign the blog (I got a new look on October 17th, 2013) 
47. Take a road trip coast-to-coast. 
48. Buy an iPad. 
49. Try 5 new foods.
50. Post an outfit of the day on my blog. (you can find my very first one here)
51. Do 20 consecutive push-ups.
52. Go skiing. 
53. Sing karaoke. 
54. Reread The Great Gatsby
55. See the Hollywood sign.
56. Organize another fundraising event for the ALS Association.
57. Walk/run 30 miles in 30 days.
58. Throw a surprise party.
59. Try paddle-boarding (Mom got a set for her birthday so I'm ready for warm weather!)
60. Cook dinner every night for one week.
61. Try my hand at photography.
62. Make a purchase from an antique store.
63. Have a picnic.
64. Visit the Biltmore
65. Travel to 3 new states.
66. No fast food for 2 weeks. 
67. Buy a cookbook and cook at least 5 recipes.
68. Try 5 new restaurants
              eeZ Fusion and Sushi (September - Huntersville)       
              Benjamin Steakhouse (December - NYC)
              Bad Daddy's (October - Huntersville)
              Taco Mac (October - Huntersville)
              CowFish (September - Charlotte)
69. Go to a Derby party.
70. Purchase coffee for a stranger.
71. Learn how to really fold fitted sheets. 
72. Write in my One Line a Day Journal daily. (in progress)
73. Keep a hard copy of my address book.
74. Move to a new apartment. (SW and I visited on November 9th, 2013)
75. Treat my parents to dinner.
76. Stay at a bed-and-breakfast.
77. Go to a flea-market.
78. Organize my work email.
79. Visit a winery (Biltmore Winery - November 2013)
80. Go to a drive-in movie.
81. Become a contributor for another blog or online magazine.
82. Donate items I no longer wear.
83. Make my bed every morning (it doesn't happen every day, but at least 5/7 days)
84. Retake the GRE.
85. Get into grad school.
86. Join the Junior League.
87. Subscribe to a favorite magazine.
88. Go zip-lining. (August 2013)
89. Collaborate with a brand I love.
90. Visit a museum.
91. Maintain a clean eating diet.
92. Learn to eat with chopsticks.
93. Plan a surprise date for my special someone.
94. Watch all the nominees for Best Picture before the Academy Awards.
95. Make and maintain a recipe box. (in progress)
96. Adopt an Angel Tree child at Christmas.
97. Take a spontaneous weekend trip.
98. Take a tour of the White House.
99. Read a Princess Diana memoir. 
100. Put $5 into savings for every goal accomplished.
101. Celebrate these 101 things!

I encourage everyone to make one of these! It's such a great thing to put all of your goals into one list and be able to cross them off as they are complete. If you decide to create your own, let me know -- I'd love to check them out!

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