101 in 1001


Inspired by Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling, I’ve decided to create my own list of 101 things to accomplish in the next 1001 days. I’m a to-do-list queen at the office and make my fair share of shopping lists, but I’ve never spent much time putting my goals and personal bucket list items in print.

I love Horan’s description, “For me, 1001 days (2.75 years) is a happy medium between writing a to-do-list and keeping a bucket list. It’s a way to dream big and make regular progress toward meeting those longer term goals.”

In no particular order…here it goes!

June 30, 2016 – March 29, 2019

  1. Create a list of 101 things
  2. Start a blog
  3. Create a gallery wall in my home
  4. Repurpose an old piece of furniture
  5. Invest in a new lens for my camera (July 28, 2016)
  6. Take a photography class
  7. Learn to shoot manual (ongoing)
  8. Invest in Adobe Photoshop
  9. Learn Photoshop
  10. Collaborate with five bloggers or brands
  11. Connect with other Houston bloggers (ongoing)
  12. Host a dinner party
  13. Attend a UT and/or LSU football game
  14. Attend a grand slam tennis tournament
  15. Watch all six seasons of Game of Thrones
  16. Visit a U.S. city I’ve never been before (San Francisco – August 2016)
  17. Travel to a new European city
  18. Go to South America
  19. Donate old clothes to charity
  20. Try five new restaurants in Houston (Tout Suite – August 2016…)
  21. Learn to meditate
  22. Go on a trip with my entire family
  23. Learn to prepare Martha’s turkey and dressing
  24. Try a new recipe every month (July – Tequila Mojito, August – Puff Pastry Tart & Roasted Chicken with Garlic Bread), September – Smoothie Bowl, October – ??
  25. See Adele live in concert (November 2016)
  26. Read 20 books
  27. Learn to use a curling wand
  28. Go to an antique show (Cashiers, NC – July 23, 2016)
  29. Reconnect with my French host mother
  30. Go 48 hours without my phone
  31. Hike at Big Bend National Park (October 2016)
  32. Take a road trip (October 2016)
  33. Start a collection
  34. Get a puppy
  35. Give back to W&L annually
  36. Learn Kurtosys technology (for work)
  37. Visit my grandmother
  38. Visit a friend in another city (Barbados, November 2016)
  39. Have my needlepoint project made into a pillow
  40. Send Christmas cards
  41. Create a Houston city guide on my blog
  42. Plant something
  43. See a Broadway play
  44. Exercise at least 3x per week
  45. Give up chocolate for two weeks
  46. Get a massage
  47. Get a facial
  48. Climb a second ‘14er’
  49. Take 10 yoga classes
  50. Put printed photos in albums
  51. Go to a wine tasting
  52. Learn to arrange flowers
  53. Go for a bike ride
  54. Apply for Global Entry
  55. Go out 5x without my phone
  56. Learn to do my own taxes
  57. Reconnect with Camp Mystic friends
  58. Donate $100 to three causes
  59. Find somewhere to volunteer regularly
  60. Create an editorial schedule for my blog
  61. Attend my 5-year W&L reunion
  62. Buy Christmas ornaments
  63. Hit golf balls at the driving range with my Dad
  64. Take my brother to lunch
  65. Send 10 friends or family a birthday card
  66. Go 21 days without alcohol
  67. See a museum exhibit (SF MoMa – August 2016)
  68. Organize my closet
  69. Complete five random acts of kindness
  70. Start a new tradition
  71. Write a blog post at least 1x per week (ongoing)
  72. Try three new food trucks
  73. Say yes to five things I would normally say no to
  74. Have an experienced photographer shoot blog photos
  75. Visit a brewery
  76. Establish an quiet time for 30 min 1x week (no phone, tv, internet)
  77. Commission a piece of art
  78. Create a mixed-media piece of my own
  79. Buy higher quality bed linens
  80. Join a new organization
  81. Travel somewhere solo
  82. Make a friend while traveling solo
  83. Attend five concerts
  84. Decorate my home for a holiday
  85. Fast for one day
  86. Go to Vegas for the first time
  87. Eat at Giada’s restaurant in Vegas
  88. Enjoy a tasting menu
  89. Visit Banff National Park
  90. Attend a horse race
  91. Take a cooking class
  92. Continue playing in tennis league
  93. Go to a shooting range (September 2016 with Stewards of the Wild Houston)
  94. Travel for work (San Francisco – August 2016)
  95. Send flowers to a friend
  96. Go to an Astros game
  97. Go to a Texans game
  98. Shop at a Farmer’s market (Cashiers, NC – July 23, 2016)
  99. Host a holiday party
  100. Catch up with an old friend
  101. Vote in the upcoming election