101 Things in 1001 Days

Ahhh Happy New Year everyone!!! This past year truly has flown by, and I can’t wait to see what the next twelve months have in store. But with a new year comes new opportunity, strategy + goals. Some of which I wanted to share with y’all today. I’ve been wanting to put together my ‘101 Things in 1001 Days‘ list for a while now – inspired by so many family members + blogger friends alike. The start of a new year seemed like the perfect time to take on the 101 Things in 1001 Days ‘challenge’.

I hope you enjoy following along as I document my completion of these goals over the next 2.75 years! #101in1001


1. Come up with 101 things + inspire at least one other person to do the same
2. Complete a solid month of working-out at least 5 times/week
3. Get back to my goal weight
4. Be able to do 50 consecutive push-ups {regular, not girl}
5. Complete an entire 30-day challenge of cooking at home {this will be tough…}
6. Take on a difficult looking recipe + conquer it
7. Go a month without ordering take-out or fast food
8. Read the Bible from cover-to-cover
9. Complete a Bible study
10. Read a new book prior to the movie being released; then go see the movie
11. Read five classics
12. Read for at least 30 mins. each night for two weeks
13. Drink the proper amount of water everyday for a week
14. Go to bed by 10PM every night for two weeks
15. Wake up by 6AM {+ two snoozes…so 6:30AM} everyday for two weeks
16. Refrain from shopping for myself for a month
17. Volunteer in my local community
18. Donate blood 3 times
19. Find out my blood type
20. Get my skin/freckles mapped
21. Get my own health insurance plan
22. Start a retirement/investment account + set up monthly contributions
23. Donate money for a cause I believe in
24. Attend at least one HOA meeting {+ give my opinion}
25. Take an aerial city tour in a helicopter
26. Learn how to sew {or at least sew a button}
27. Take a calligraphy class
28. Set up three lasik consultations
29. Send out Christmas cards
30. Pay off my car loan
31. Go white water rafting
32. Hike the incline {CO} with my Mom
33. Run a 5K
34. Marry the man of my dreams


35. Take a family member on an all-expenses-paid trip
36. Make someone I love breakfast in bed {from scratch}
37. Give five ‘just because’ gifts
38. Send all of my immediate family members birthday cards one year {CHECK – getting better at this!}
39. Send someone flowers out of the blue {CHECK – Mom}
40. Travel to surprise someone for his or her birthday or holiday {CHECK – Mother’s Day}
41. Take a one-on-one trip with each of my best friends {CHECK
42. Reconnect with an old friend
43. Go fishing with my Grandpa
44. Treat a Grandparent to lunch
45. Call both sets of Grandparents just to say hi + catch up {CHECK}
46. Treat my lil bro or sis to a movie date of their choice {CHECK}


47. Explore 10 new countries
48. Go to South America {CHECK – 7 Day Argentina Itinerary | Buenos Aires}
49. Take a ski trip {CHECK – First Time Visitor Review of Telluride}
50. Go camping {Does This Count?! Haha Airbnb Cabin in CO}
51. Visit my friend Kathy in Vienna {CHECK – December ’16 Christmas}
52. Visit my great-grandmother in Michigan
53. Be in NYC for New Years + the ball drop
54. Visit our Nation’s Capital {CHECK – First Timer in Washington, DC}
55. Take a road trip out of the state {CHECK – Road Trip in TX}
56. Spontaneously drive somewhere for a getaway without luggage
57. Go to Coachella
58. Cheer on my Seminoles at three away games
59. Visit a castle {CHECK – Warwick Castle, England}


60. Try 20 new restaurants
61. Go snorkeling in the Keys
62. Take a safari trip through the Everglades
63. Go to a Nascar race
64. Rent a boat
65. Take a bike ride through a state park
66. Visit the Homestead winery
67. Visit the ‘Dry Tortugas’
68. Take a trip to an orange farm


69. Attend a conference/networking event + send follow-up emails to every single business card I collect
70. Attend SXSW
71. Create a new ‘visually appealing’ Media Kit
72. Post on the blog everyday for a month straight
73. Start a video series
74. Focus on diversifying content {beauty, travel + home}
75. Publish at least five ‘how to’ posts
76. Be featured in a nationally distributed magazine
77. Host a brand event in a different city
78. Speak on a TV segment
79. Take on at least one content contributing writer
80. Take a photography class
81. Buy an upgraded camera
82. Have my home featured on a home site/magazine


83. Leave 100% tip for great service
84. Pay for a stranger’s meal/bill
85. Watch three old western movies {recommended by my Papa}
86. Watch all the Harry Potter movies {I’ve never seen any believe it or not}
87. Have a ‘Pride + Prejudice’ marathon {watch the series all the way through in one seating}
88. Host a game night {CHECK – we’ve hosted many!}
89. Host a football party
90. Host a dinner party {CHECK – Friendsgiving}
91. Hire a private chef {CHECK – Mother’s Day
92. Try a new ethnic cuisine
93. Taste something incredibly strange
94. Attend a polo match {CHECK – Charleston}
95. Go to the Opra {CHECK – in Vienna December ’16}
96. Go to the Ballet {CHECK – NYC Nutcracker ’16}
97. See a live concert
98. Buy myself an investment handbag {CHECK – LV Neverfull}
99. Go berry picking
100. Run through a flower field {CHECK – Tuscany}
101. Deposit $25 per completed item on this list into a savings account

So there you have it – my 101 things in 1001 days! What’s on your new year goal list?

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Great resolutions, might even borrow some myself! You really know what you want and thats the first step to making it happen! Good luck and happy new year!

I just recently found your blog and I love this post! I want to make changes, and I want to make sure I am doing more things- specifics on a list is a great idea for me, because I often lose motivation by being vague. I’m working on my own list, and ‘borrowing’ some of your tremendous ideas. Love the inspiration, and happy new year!!!!

absolutely love this! I need to create a list, even a top 10, of big things to accomplish. even giving a 100 percent tip, and making sure to send holiday cards is needed.


Happy New Year! Love your list–lots of great things on it! Good luck 🙂

xx, Alyssa

I have a 93 in 930 list to complete before my 30th birthday and love that it challenges me each month to set goals so I can achieve it all! Good luck with your list! 🙂

Love this list! I’m inspired to come up with one of my own!! I especially love number 101, such a good incentive for yourself 🙂 Good Luck!!


    Thanks Jessica!! So excited you’re inspired to start your own challenge! Please let me know when you publish, would love to link back to it! 🙂

Such a fun list and what better time to start than the new year! So many of these things are on my bucket list, maybe I need to create a 101 before 1001 list!
An Unblurred Lady

Watch all the Harry Potter movies! OMG! Get on that girl! Good luck with your list 🙂

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