Thursday, October 4, 2018

101 Things in 1,001 Days Recap

It's hard to believe that it's been 1,001 days since I started this 101 things list. There are quite a few things that I didn't quite get finished, but it's so fun to look back on the things that I did. 

Some of these things will transfer over to my next list, whereas life has changed and others just don't really apply anymore. It feels like just yesterday that I started this list, so I'm trying to really hold on to certain moments because time flies by a little bit faster each day. 

As I reflect on the last couple of years, you can definitely tell that some of my favorite moments involve my husband. Because he's my best friend, I think that will quite often be the case, but the last 1,001 days have been momentous in our lives: engagement, marriage, traveling together, new adventures. Check out a few of my favorite moments from the last 1,001 days. 
19. & 20. Get engaged & married.
Two of my all-time favorite memories from the last 1,001 days. It's hard to believe that it's been two years since Stephen proposed and that we've already celebrated our first wedding anniversary! 
52. Take a blogger trip. 
This past spring, I headed to Charlottesville with two friends of mine who are also bloggers! Such a fun trip.
67. Go skiing
Prior to 2016, I had never been skiing! Since I started this list, I've now been twice - I'm still not any good but I do love going! I've been to the same mountains each time to ski, so I'd love to visit somewhere different the next time.
70. Go to NYC with Stephen
Last December, a week before Christmas, we took a family trip to NYC. It was Stephen's first time visiting the city, and we had the best time! I loved showing him some of my favorite spots as well as finding a few new ones together.

77. Travel to a new country
We went to St. Lucia for our honeymoon - and it was amazing. Traveling is definitely going to be a big goal on my next list. 

Check out the entire list below.
Start: 1.8.16 | End: 10.4.18
Items Completed: 52/101
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 - May 2018 at ZIA
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. Redo my (our) bedroom - check out our bedroom tour here
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 - August 5th, 2017!
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 blogger trip
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
          - itCosmetics
          - Dove
          - Johnston & Muphy
          - Nordstrom
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 holderthis 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 - check out my trip to Charlottesville here
69. Go to the mountains in the fall
70. Go to NYC with Stephen - we went with my family in December 2017
71. Tour the White House
72. Take a spontaneous weekend trip
73. Go back to Charleston, but this time with Stephen - June 2017 for Pretty in the Pines' wedding!
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 - St. Lucia, for our Honeymoon!

All the Fun
78. Make 10 new recipes from Pinterest
79. Go to 3 concerts
          - Avett Brothers -- Azalea Festival (April 2016)
          - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - October 2017
80. Have a staycation - read about our anniversary staycation here
81. Watch 5 documentaries
82. Host a dinner party we hosted our friends for December 2017 supper club
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 30 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
  • Where We Belong
  • The Matchmaker
  • The Things We Do for Love
  • Pink Lies
  • The Identicals
  • First Comes Love
  • Here's to Us
  • Beautiful Day
  • Slightly South of Simple
  • The Secret to Southern Charm
  • Girl, Wash Your Face
  • Winter Solstice
  • Grace, Not Perfection
  • The Blue Bistro
  • Two by Two
  • At First Sight
  • Firefly Lane
  • True Colors
  • Hurricane Sisters
  • The Lucky One
  • Forever Summer
  • One Week to the Wedding
  • Weekenders
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
  •           Pembroke's - November 2016
  •           Pinpoint Restaurant - December 2016
  •           Halligan's Pub - December 2016
  •           Blackfin - Summer 2017

100. Buy a pair of true designer heels (purchased in New York in September 2016 - Louboutins for wedding!)
101. Save $5 for every goal completed

Have you done a 101 in 1,001 list? I've already started on my next. It's been so fun to look back over the last couple of years to see what goals I had set and what I've accomplished. 
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