101 in 1001

Inspired by "The Day Zero Project," as well as Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling, I have created a list of 101 things to accomplish in 1,001 days. In 2.75 years, or September 2015, I hope to have crossed off everything off of the list below. In a way, it's like halfway between a to-do list and a bucket list. Yes, there are some minor-embarrassing goals on here (no I can't do pushups to save my life, but that's all going to change!), but also there are some of my long-term goals, like finding I job I can truly say I love.

Here goes nothing!

1. Complete this list with 101 things to accomplish (January 2013)
2. Find a job I can say I truly love (May 2013)
3. Move into my own place (April 2013)
4. Learn how to cook mussels
5. Pay off my student loans in full (February and April 2013)
6. Invest in one {very nice!} designer bag (May 2013)
7. Learn how to drive stick shift
8. Run through a fountain with friends
9. Read Atlas Shrugged
10. Go skiing or snowboarding
11. Complete 26 Acts of Kindness honoring the victims of Newtown, CT (15/26)
12. Workout 5 days a week for 2 weeks
13. Go boxing with a friend
14. Throw a "Fucking Catalina Wine Mixer"
15. Bake a pie from scratch
16. Read every Jane Austen novel
17. Watch "It's a Wonderful Life" for the first time ever
18. Watch "Schindler's List" for the first time ever
19. Give a homeless person a gift (May 2013)
20. See "The Bean" in Chicago (November 2013)
21. Go to a rooftop party (April 2013)
22. Go to an outdoor flea market (April 2013)
23. Spend an afternoon baking with my grandma (March 2013)
24. Learn how to fishtail braid
25. Go white water rafting
26. Make someone I love breakfast in bed
27. Visit my best friend in Los Angeles
28. Get my own business cards
29. Buy something beautiful from Inslee
30. Give blood
31. Go three weeks without nail polish
32. Get a least one more stamp in my passport
33. Learn to change a tire
34. Throw a surprise party for a friend
35. Write a letter to a U.S. soldier
36. Volunteer at a children's hospital
37. Drink wine at a vineyard
38. Play tennis with my little brother
39. Go salsa dancing
40. See The Nutcracker
41. Visit a city in the US I've never been to before
42. Bake brownies from scratch
43. Reach 501 followers on A Pop of Style
44. Complete 5 DIY projects from Pinterest (1/5 completed) {1}
45. Eat dinner by candlelight
46. Put my feet in the Pacific
47. Sit on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after dark with friends
48. Invest in one good kitchen device
49. Watch all of the seasons of Friends
50. Do karaoke at a bar (alone!)
51. Watch all of "The Godfather" movies
52. Make a recipe from Julia Child's cookbook
53. Get photoshop on my computer
54. Read a newspaper every morning for 2 weeks
55. Go to a farmers market (April 2013)
56. Do 15 pushups without cheating
57. Be published in 10 different magazines/newspapers (6/10)
58. Visit another presidential library
59. Watch "The Princess Bride" for the first time ever (May 2013)
60. See a comedy show
61. Try yoga for the first time (February 2013)
62. Write ten new quotes in my quote book each month
63. Read The Great Gatsby (May 2013)
64. Go through my closet and give what I don't need to Goodwill (May 2013)
65. Learn how to jump a car
66. Buy a giant American flag for my apartment
67. Spend a rainy afternoon in a local bookstore
68. Send out 50 handwritten notes, just because
69. Go rock climbing
70. Subscribe to a magazine (Vanity Fair, April 2013)
71. Throw a picnic
72. Go on a warrior dash/mud run with friends
73. Complete a large jigsaw puzzle
74. Go on a bar crawl
75. Visit the zoo
76. Make lobster
77. Go horseback riding
78. Learn how to play chess
79. Go to the shooting range with my dad (April 2013)
80. Go ice skating outside
81. Visit Central Park (July 2013)
82. Buy personalized stationary
83. Launch an interview series on my blog
84. Write a love letter
85. Inspire at least 3 people to make their own list
86. Achieve at least 20 comments on one post
87. Invest in a pair of riding boots
88. Go one month without eating takeout
89. Buy someone's coffee for them
90. Visit the top of the Empire State Building
91. Buy and refurbish a vintage piece of furniture
92. Go apple picking
93. Learn how to fold a fitted sheet (May 2013)
94. Attend the Kentucky Derby
95. Visit Cleveland's cultural gardens
96. Visit all 3 9/11 disaster locations
97. Write a letter to my 30 year-old self to open on my 30th birthday
98. Go bike riding throughout a city (June 2013)
99. Attend a fashion show
100. Have dinner on a rooftop
101. Mail a friend a surprise package


  1. I love these ho ho!!! You can do it!! Some of these are on my list too : ) I made my 2013 list today and the coffee one is on there! hehe Good luck!

  2. I love your list, especially #52 and #71. Good luck completing it!


  3. Love your list! I'm working on my own right now, and it's so nice to have somewhere to go for inspiration!