Friday, January 8, 2016

101 Things in 1,001 Days


Almost 2.5 years ago, I published a 101 in 1,001 blog post - and to be completely honest, I had forgotten about it until a couple of days ago when Emily from Life with Emily shared her update. I just perused my own list and it's funny how much I have changed since I created that list -- I had some lofty goals I wanted to fulfill - some which I have, and some which I am still a ways from completing. At the time, I had yet to start my career, had just graduated college, and had not even decided to move to a new city (I've since moved 3 times - yikes!). The 1,001 days from that list will be complete in February of this year, but in the spirit of 2016, instead of checking off this list, I'm drafting new goals. 

It's fun to look back on your perspective at different points in your life (I had very lofty goals in 2013), but now that I've been working a couple of years, had this blog a few years, and developed new + fostered old relationships, I have a different outlook on things. Some things may stay the same but others will definitely be different. You can find the original list here and check out my new list below. 
Start: 1.8.16 | End: 10.4.18
Personal
1. Come up with 101 things (this is a hard one!)
2. Buy a stranger coffee
3. Buy a house
4. Send 25 handwritten notes (completed May 2016)
5. Do a major closet clean out and donate the items (January 2016)
6. Remove at least one item of clothing and donate it once a month thereafter
7. Learn how to tie a tie
8. Watch 5 documentaries
9. Organize another fundraising event for the ALS Association
10. Get rid of jeans that I hardly ever wear and invest in a few new "good" pairs (like these) (purchased these and love them!) (February 2016, see them here)
11. Keep a hard copy of my address book
12. Create and maintain a budget
13. Start journaling.
14. Do a bible study series
15. Maintain my recipe box (this is a work in progress)
16. Learn calligraphy
17. Unplug for a weekend (no phone, computer, social media)

Family + Friends
18. Send a care package (sent our niece a package when she was sick)
19. Get engaged (read about it here)
20. Get married
21. Surprise Stephen with a fun date night
22. Give my mom flowers (August 2016)
23. Treat my parents to dinner
24. Send out Christmas cards (Sent these out December 2016)
25. Make one of my Nonny's recipes that I've never tried before
26. Give 5 "just because" gifts
         - Gave my mom this tee after she said she liked mine
         - Gave Stephen a pullover
         - Gave my mom a balsam candle
27. Host a girls weekend with my college girlfriends
28. Take a roadtrip with Stephen (this was a mini-one, but we headed down to Southport for a spontaneous afternoon trip in May 2017 - and we pretty much take a roadtrip almost every weekend to one place or another)

Health and Fitness
29. Run a 5k
30. 20 + Pure Barre classes in a month 
31. Take a PB platform class. (May 2016 - read my thoughts here)
32. Sign the 100 classes barre at PB! (October 2016)
33. No fast food for one month
34. Try a juice cleanse -- hello, Suja!
35. Drink 80 ounces of water a day for a week
36. Try out a spin class
37. Sign the 250 classes barre at PB!

Blog
38. Attend a blog conference (went to Create + Cultivate - January 2016 - read it here)
39. Host a blogger get-together
40. Reach 20k followers on Instagram
41. Create a new series
          - Coffee Date - see the first volume here
          - Fine Print
          - Wedding Wednesday
42. Switch over to WordPress
43. Buy a new computer (purchased a MacBook Air, which I love - February 2016)
44. Publish a new "what's in my bag" post (See post here - April 2016)
45. Create 6 video blog posts
46. Attend a New York Fashion week show
47. Design new business cards (January 2016)
48. Find 15 new blogs to read
49. Double my blog page views (April 2017)
50. Reach 1,000 likes on the Southern Style Facebook page  (May 2017)
51. Do a home tour
52. Take a photography class
53. Get a new camera lens (purchased this one in April 2016)
54. Publish a "how-to" post
55. Collaborate with 5 brands that I've never worked with before
          - Maggy London
          - Johnston & Muphy
56. Do a his + hers post
57. Create a themed photo shoot
          - Mother's Day (April 2016)

Professional
58. Host a work event (March 2016)
59. Attend a work-related conference
60. Do some freelance writing
           - Wrote a short piece for the North State Journal (March 2016)
61. Close my first real-estate sale (January 2016)
62. Update LinkedIn profile (July 2016)
63. Establish a new organization system (purchased this hanging file holder, this acrylic holder, and these folders - spring 2016)
64. Keep my email Inbox cleaned out and organized
65. Improve my work office's aesthetic appearance (always a work in progress, but it did get a facelift)
66. Shadow 3 professionals to get insight on what they do

Travel
67. Go skiing -- can you believe I've never been?! (February 2016 - read about it here!)
68. Visit a winery
69. Go to the mountains in the fall
70. Go to NYC with Stephen
71. Tour the White House
72. Take a spontaneous weekend trip
73. Go back to Charleston, but this time with Stephen - I just love it there!
74. Visit a national park
75. Travel to 3 new states
          - Dallas, Texas, for Create and Cultivate (January 2016)
76. Go back to the Biltmore, but this time in spring
77. Travel to a new country

All the Fun
78. Make 10 new recipes from Pinterest
          - This buffalo chicken recipe is my new go-to, whether on its own or as a burrito bowl topper
          - Beyond in love with this quinoa dish
          - Can't get enough Mexican food, so this salsa verde chicken is amazing
          - I don't let myself cook pasta very often, but this stuffed shell recipe was so good!
          - Made these delicious pork fajitas (but will definitely have the slaw and rice next time!)
          - Tried this crockpot soup - perfect for a make-ahead meal and there's plenty to freeze for later!
          - This crispy parmesan garlic chicken is a winner!
          - Since I love a good crockpot meal, this Italian zucchini casserole is a great option.
          - I made my own version of this chili lime chicken - and we've had it several times since!
79. Go to 3 concerts
          - Avett Brothers -- Azalea Festival (April 2016)
80. Have a staycation
81. Watch 5 documentaries
82. Host a dinner party
83. Take a surfing lesson
84. Learn how to actually fold fitted sheets
85. Get a facial -- scheduled for June 10th!
86. Try at least one restaurant during Wilmington Restaurant Week
87. Hang curtains in my bedroom
88. Watch the sunrise at Wrightsville with Stephen
89. Read at least 40 new books
            - The Magnolia Story, Me Before You, The One and Only, Lies and Other Acts of Love, Silver                  Girls, The Rumor, Everyone Worth Knowing, Pink Lies
90. Refinish a piece of furniture
91. Try a cooking class
92. Have afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel - we stayed there but somehow never had tea
93. Cook every night for one week
94. Go zip-lining
95. Read a Royal Family memoir
96. Throw a surprise party (helped throw a surprise engagement party - read about it here - March 2016)
97. Have a picnic
98. Learn calligraphy
99. Try 10 new restaurants in Wilmington
          - Fork & Cork - April 2016
          - Beer Barrio - April 2016
          - Clean Eatz - June 2016
          - Dixie Grill - August 2016
          - Johnny Luke's - September 2016
          - Pinpoint Restaurant - December 2016
          - Halligan's Pub - December 2016
100. Buy a pair of true designer heels (purchased in New York in September 2016 - Loubuotins for wedding!)
101. Save $5 for every goal completed

Here are a few of my favorite goal lists:
Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling (creator of 101 in 1,001)
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18 comments

  1. good luck with your goals. Have a great weekend.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  2. Keep it up girl - you've already reached some great milestones!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. This is so fantastic keep reaching for those goals!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  4. I love that blogs let us go back and remember where we were at different stages in our lives. That is a lot of goals, but good for you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  5. Love all of these!! I saw Shelby's list and have been working on one too, but thinking of 101 things IS hard! Ps. Why is it "better" to switch to wordpress vs. blogger? I always wonder why people do it and what benefits it offers. Let me know!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  6. I love your list!! I started a 101 in 1001 link-up in November and I was so excited by how many people made a list. It really was tough coming up with 101 things, but checking them off sure does feel good!

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  7. Love all of this! SO many great goals and such a fun list! Your blog goals are all ones I need to steal! :) Happy Friday!

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  8. I like this!! It makes New Year's resolutions not as daunting and they can easily be checked off!! Good luck!

    www.maggiealamode.com

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  9. I love reading peoples goals! I am in the process of working on a few of my goals on my list as well this year!

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  10. Great list of goals! Many I would like to accomplish as well. Wishing you the best in 2016!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  11. Yeah, girl! So many great goals on this list - good luck!

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  12. These are great goals! I need to make a list like this, too! Good luck!

    - Lindsey, The Fashion Barbie

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  13. This is an awesome idea! So many attainable goals on here, too - you can do it!! And you will love skiing :) Fun and a great workout! Happy Friday!

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  14. These are awesome goals! I love to watch documentaries and definitely will take your idea and buy people I love/care about "just because" gifts. Thanks for the ideas and good luck on your goals. Have a fabulous 2016 <3

    Blessings,
    Edye

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  15. Awesome post, Great Ideas and Thanks for sharing with us. :)

    www.kangkanrabha.com

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  16. great goals ! good luck ! x

    http://fashion-and-beauty-diary.blogspot.sk/

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  17. Buying coffee for a stranger once a month is a great one – it’s those little things! Learning calligraphy is up on my list – it would be such a nice skill to have. Doing more snail mail – packages and just cards is another big one for me too – I miss the active way that used to be how to communicate. Can’t wait to see all the new things coming to the blog and hear about all the trips!

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  18. I love this list so much. I'm currently working on finishing my 30 before 30 list, but this will be the next list I do. xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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