101 in 1001

I'm a goal-setter. I love making a list and being able to mark an item off when it's been completed. Truly, to-do lists ar...

I'm a goal-setter. I love making a list and being able to mark an item off when it's been completed. Truly, to-do lists are mini goal lists, and I just can't get enough. This list is far from mini. In fact, it's 101 different goals that I hope to accomplish in 1001 days (approximately 2.75 years). It's important that while the goals may be challenging, that they are also attainable. There's no point in setting a goal that's impossible to meet.

Start Date: June 1, 2016
Finish Date: February 27, 2019

Adventure, Fun, & New Things
1. Travel to five new places (at least two new states, 2/2). (5/5) Asheville, NC. St. Louis, MO (new state). Phoenix, AZ (new state). Las Vegas, NV (new state). Mobile, AL. 
2. Travel outside of the country.
3. Travel up north (New England area) or to the northwest (Oregon, Washington).
4. Go somewhere paradise-y (the Caribbean, Jamaica, Key West).
5. Go on a cruise.
6. Go to Disney World.
7. Go on a Savannah ghost tour. Did the Hearse Ghost Tours back on 7/6/18.
8. Go wine-tasting in the mountains.
9. Ride in a plane with Andre. Our trip to Vegas, we flew together!
10. Buy an Atlanta CityPASS for Andre and I and be a tourist in our own city. We took a staycation for our two-year anniversary.
11. Go camping Completed 6/17/16.
12. Stay the night in a treehouse or yurt.
13. Go whale watching, in the wild.
14. Go on a girl's weekend trip. Went on a weekend trip with one of my sisters 7/5-7/7/18.
15. Give zip-lining a try.
16. Ride jet skis.
17. Go paddle-boating. Completed 9/1/18 at Lake Winnie.
18. Go to a grown-up formal event. Hubby's holiday parties are like prom.
19. See a movie at the drive-in.
20. Go ice skating.
21. Go to a painting and drinks type class. Completed 9/10/17
22. Organize a girl's night out. Completed 2/10/17. Dinner and Fifty Shades Darker.
23. Go to at least five different concerts. (4/5) ScHoolboy Q, Ray LaMontagne, Music Midtown, Chord Overstreet/Zara Larsson/DNCE
24. Go see a play with Andre. Completed 4/19/17Matilda: The Musical
25. See the Braves play during their first season in their new stadium.
26. Do something spontaneous.
27. Go to a sporting event at my university.
28. Try 10 new restaurants. (10/10) Completed 7/28/17. Shake Shack, Evan's BBQ, White Duck Taco Shop, Gabe's Downtown, Chatt & Choo, Souper Jenny, Good Dog, Merle's BBQ, Moe's BBQ, Brown Dog Deli 
29. Eat at a food truck park/festival.
30. Try three new types of food. (3/3) Completed 3/7/18. Custard, Eel, Duck

Health, Beauty & Fitness
31. Complete a round of Whole30. Completed 2/6/17. See my thoughts here!
32. No eating out for one month.
33. Learn portion-control.
34. Get weight under 200 pounds.
35. Drink nothing but water for one week.
36. Buy fruits and veggies from a local farmer's market.
37. Get my A1C under 7.0 and maintain it. YES! Thanks to my insulin pump.
38. Meet with a dermatologist to get my moles checked and removed. Completed 6/6/16. - no issues!
39. Get a crown put on my broken tooth. (Update: Had broken tooth removed. Will have to get a bridge or implant.)
40. Complete at least one 5k each year. (3/3) I've completed 2 in 2016 (Bubble Run - October and Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes - November), 1 in 2017 (Atlanta Color Run - April), 2 in 2018 (JDRF One Walk - 10/20, the Great Inflatable Race - 11/10), 1 in 2019 (One Walk for the Cure).
41. Walk the Greenbelt in its entirety.
42. Walk 10,000 steps at least 20 days out of each month for six full months. Completed 11/30/18!
43. Finish a half-marathon.
44. Learn to play a sport.
45. Climb a rock wall. Completed 9/14/17.
46. Take a self-defense class. Completed 9/24/18.
47. Get a Brazilian wax.
48. Dye my hair a fun color, like pink or lavender. I went purple, and I'm obsessed (2/2/18).
49. Acquire a pair of real diamond earrings.
50. Finish my sleeve.

51. Move into a bigger house. Completed 7/31/16.
52. Update our bedroom furniture.
53. Buy a new (to us) fridge.
54. Buy a new (to us) washer and dryer set.
55. Get a new entertainment center/stand for the living room. Completed 4/2017. We bought a new entertainment center and coffee table. YAY! #adulting
56. DIY a furniture project.
57. Complete gallery wall of wedding photos.
58. Host dinner at our home at least once.
59. Narrow closet down to 50 pieces or less and 15 shoes or less (not counting tee shirts and any workout gear/sneakers).

60. Pay off all credit cards.
61. Pay off my loans.
62. Finally pay off my library fees. Completed 9/2/16.
63. Set a budget and stick to it as best as possible.
64. Open a joint checking account with Andre at a credit union to use for bills.
65. Buy only the essentials for one month.
66. Save $2000
67. Save $10 for every goal accomplished on this list. (0/101)


68. Update old blog posts.
69. Create a media kit for the blog. Completed 2/6/17.
70. Increase my Instagram following to 500. (773/500) Completed 5/1/17.
71. Increase my Bloglovin' following to 200. (114/200)
72. Develop a partnership with or become an ambassador for a reputable company. OngoingFitSnack, Social Fabric opportunities, Booksparks, etc.
73. Make a Facebook page for the blog.  Completed 9/16/16. (Check it out and like it here!)
74. Meet another blogger IRL.

Books & TV
75. Read all the books I already own that I haven't read yet.
76. Spend a day reading on the beach. Completed 7/8/16.
77. Read at least 100 books. (113/100)  Completed 12/18/17.
78. Complete a reading challenge each year. (3/3) Completed 2016. Completed 2017. Completed 2018.
79. Catch up on Game of Thrones. Caught up as of 8/27/16. 
80. See the midnight premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the sequels (if they come out within the 1001 days). Completed 11/17/16. Saw it twice!
81. Watch all the tv shows currently on my Netflix queue.

Create & Learn
82. Start journaling in a physical journal.
83. Finish wedding/first year of marriage scrapbook.
84. Create a one second a day video for one full year. Did it!
85. Host a craft night.
86. Learn to play the ukulele.
87. Start writing a novel.

Love & Marriage
88. Go on at least two double dates each year.
89. Start a new tradition with Andre.
90. Get a tattoo with Andre.
91. Take a one-year anniversary trip. (2016). Completed 9/2016.
 Asheville, NC.
92. Take a two-year anniversary trip. (2017). Completed 9/2017. Staycation.
93. Take a three-year anniversary trip. (2018). Completed 9/22/2018. Trip to the city.

Give Back
94. Volunteer five times. (2/5) Registration table at the Tour de Cure 6/11/16. COSS Service Day (9/2018)
95. Do at least six random acts of kindness each year.
96. Donate blood two times each year. (6/6) Donated once in 2016. Donated twice in 2017. Donated twice in 2018. Donated once 2019.
97. Potter it forward. Completed 12/1/18.
98. Vote in the presidential election. 11/8/16.

Career & Development
99. Complete my Master's degree in Student Affairs/Counseling with a 3.5 or higher GPA.
100. Move into a higher position in my career. Completed 9/1/17.
101. Present at a conference. I presented at a regional conference and it went SO WELL>

Several other blogs have these lists, as well, but I've yet to join a link-up. Perhaps I will in the future, even though I won't be on schedule with their lists. If you also have a list, or happen to create one, please leave the link in the comments. I love seeing people's goals and accomplishments! I will update this list regularly, and complete quarterly check-ins. 

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  1. LOVE THIS, all of it! I am loving working on my 101 in 1001 and seeing what I can push myself to do. Can't wait to follow along!

    1. Thank you! I am obsessed with reading everyone else's, so I thought it was about time to create my own!

  2. YAY!! Your list is awesome- I can't wait to follow along!! I hope you will link-up with us, no worries that the dates aren't the same! It's just fun to catchup with each other :)

    1. Yay! I will definitely be linking up! I love checking out everyone's lists.