101 in 1001: The Beginning

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

For those of you who aren't familiar with this concept, Mackenzie Horan, the blogger and online boutique owner behind Design Darling, started this 101 in 1001 concept. The whole concept is to create a list of 101 item which you work to accomplish over 1001 days (about 2.75 years). The lists created have several categories including personal, professional, blog, just for fun, etc. I am a very goal oriented person and I thought it would be fun to create a list for myself to work towards. I'll be popping in to provide updates periodically, so stay tuned to see my progress! Also head to Mackenzie's page to see a listing of lots of others who were inspired to create their own lists!

Additionally, I will be putting $10 into savings for each item completed. I have not decided what I'll do with the pot of money at the end, but I'll keep you posted.

Starts: November 16, 2015
Ends: August 13, 2018
[0 complete, 101 to go!]

Personal Growth
1. Unplug completely for 24 hours three times
2. Take a cooking class
3. Take a baking class
4. Take an art class
5. Take a make-up application class
6. Read 30 new books; 1/30 read (Modern Romance)
7. Learn 5 new recipes
8. Volunteer with a cause I love
9. Renew my CPA license in 2017
10. Watch 5 documentaries
11. Learn how to drive a stick shift
12. Take a dance class
13. Go to a CPA networking event

14. Run a 5k Race
15. Run a 10k Race
16. Drink 8 glasses of water a day for a week
17. Juice for lunch for a week
18. Go vegetarian for a month
19. Walk 10,000 steps a day for a month
20. Do an 8-minute mile
21. Do 100 crunches everyday for a month
22. Try three new fitness classes
23. Stretch everyday for a month
24. Give up soda for a month
25. Give up desserts for a month
26. Try a three-day juice cleanse
27. Go to bed every night by 10:30pm for a week
28. Get up before 6:30am on the weekend for two weekends
29. Win 5 FitBit challenges
30. Play tennis 10 times

Just for Fun
31. Have a Christmas tree in the apartment
32. Host a theme party
33. Throw a dinner party for friends
34. Send 5 care packages to friends or family, just because
35. Go to a music festival
36. Go to three concerts
37. Invest in one really nice handbag
38. Invest in one really nice pair of shoes
39. Invest in one really nice coat
40. Plan and execute a gallery wall in my apartment
41. Go one month without shopping
42. Don't hit the snooze button for a week
43. Go skiing
44. Go sailing
45. Tour a winery 
46. Decorate the living room of my next apartment thoroughly
47. Watch all the movies nominated for 'Best Picture' at the Oscars
48. Attend an outdoor movie screening
49. Watch 3 Broadway shows
50. Try 10 new restaurants
51. Get my make-up done professional and try out some new products
52. Do a closet clean-out and donate old clothes to charity
53. Buy 10 basic pieces for my wardrobe
54. Get three items tailored to fit better
55. Try a clothing subscription box (like Stitchfix)
56. Go to a comedy show
57. Go to the driving range
58. Create a fun costume for a party or Halloween
59. Go to an Eagles game
60. Find my "go-to" cocktail and learn to make it
61. Get a bar cart and style it
62. Split a nice bottle of champagne with Alex

63. Take a photography class
64. Invest in a prime lens
65. Double my monthly page views
66. Work with one brand I like
67. Sponsor a blog I love
68. Be featured in a guest post in a blog I like
69. Have one set of professional photographs taken
70. Customize my blog design
71. Post every weekday for a month
72. Start a new blog series
73. Be mentioned on a blog I like
74. Reach 100 Bloglovin followers
75. Reach 1,000 Instagram followers
76. Host a link-up of my own
77. Co-host three link-ups
78. Create five DIY posts
79. Create five "How to" posts
80. Create five recipe posts
81. Attend a blogging conference
82. Interview someone I really admire
83. Connect with three bloggers in real life
84. Take a photoshop class
85. Take a blogging workshop
86. Get business cards and a media kit made for my blog (or make them myself)
87. Host a giveaway
88. Sponsor a giveaway
89. Do an apartment tour post

90. Visit three new U.S. states; 1/3 (California in November 2015)
91. Visit two new U.S. landmarks
92. Complete a hike in the U.S.
93. Travel to three new countries
94. Go to homecoming at Tulane again
95. Visit two friends in their home cities
96. Go on a road trip
97. Visit a new continent
98. Go back to France and visit my old neighborhood
99. Send five postcards to friends while on vacation
100. Go to the Texas State fair
101. Go back to South America

Lot's to do! I'll be providing periodic updates and posting links to the update posts on here. Also follow along with me on BloglovinFacebookInstagramPinterest, & Twitter to have the most real-time look at everything I'm up to!


  1. Feel free to do Fitbit challenges with me!

  2. Awesome list! Definitely hit a bunch of mine on there. Good luck!

  3. I love how you divided these up into categories. And what a great idea to put $10 into savings to reward yourself at the end!

  4. I did a 30 before 30 but I love this idea - might just steal it from you!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. How fun! Love this idea. Dod you have a Fit Bit? We should be Fit Bit friends! My fitbit email is rstone1@ashland.edu.

  6. I love this! Good luck to you. I look forward to following along as you check items off your list, and maybe even making a list of my own!

  7. Yayyy! You started a list too! Now we can keep each other accountable. ;)


  8. love this list it's really inspiring saying hello from link up thanks for co-hosting. Sabina | Oceanbluestyle_blog


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