Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weekly Pick: 101 in 1001

With a rocky start to the new year I wanted to focus on making fun & attainable goals that will challenge me and encourage me to look ahead. I've been inspired by Mackenzie of Design Darling and Cait of pretty and fun to create a list of 101 things to complete in 1001 days. I'm really excited to take on this new challenge, and I'll keep you updated on my progress along the way.

1. Inspire someone to write their own list
2. Complete a gallery wall in my apartment
3. Cook a 5 course dinner on my own
4. Read 30 books
5. Volunteer in art therapy
6. Start a 401k
7. Make a list of birthdays & addresses and send a birthday card
8. Start a recycling bin in my apartment
9. Make a new recipe each week
10. Make plans for my MBA and to take the GMAT
11. Learn the alphabet in sign language
12. Purchase coffee for a stranger
13. Have a picnic in the park
14. Do a personal style post on Project Soiree
15. Start a new tradition
16. Spend a weekend unplugged
17. Make a new friend
18. Scrutinize my closet and donate items
19. Ride on a Vespa
20. Do something with my Instagram photos
21. Make a dramatic hair change
22. Host a dinner party
23. Go skinny dipping
24. Be featured in InStyle
25. Sell 10 pieces of artwork
26. Read all 7 Harry Potter Books
27. Go to a drive-in movie
28. Organize files & important documents
29. Organize or purge magazines
30. Go parasailing
31. Attend a NYFW show
32. Celebrate something big or small each month
33. Try 5 new foods
34. See a horse race
35. Learn how to fold fitted sheets
36. Learn how to drive a manual transmission car
37. Memorize a poem
38. Make plans to celebrate my 30th birthday in Paris
39. Upgrade to the iPhone
40. Talk to my grandparents each week via phone or email
41. Keep track of all spending for a month & set a budget
42. Get a promotion or new job
43. Read a Jane Austin novel
44. Sing karaoke
45. Host a blogger event
46. Get a psychic reading
47. Send 25 hand written notes
48. Try a new fitness class
49. Save for a down payment on a condo or house
50. Visit a new museum
51. Fix a broken relationship
52. Do something special for each immediate family member
53. Take a Spanish language class
54. Go one month without buying coffee from Starbucks
55. Sell my paintings at an art fair
56. See a shooting star
57. Go to 5 concerts
58. Donate $25 to a different charity each month
59. Write in my One Line a Day journal daily
60. Spend a day in a new Chicago neighborhood
61. Take a cooking class
62. Fall in love
63. Throw away 20 things and do not replace them
64. Get a new tattoo
65. Run a marathon
66. Become a contributor for another blog or online magazine
67. Launch a new blog series
68. Attend a blogging conference or workshop
69. Go paddle boarding
70. Collaborate with a brand I love
71. Make 25 things off of Pinterest
72. Send someone flowers just because
73. Watch 10 classic films
74. Attend an NFL game
75. Have a "pinch me" moment
76. Write a letter to myself to be opened on my 30th birthday
77. Fly first class
78. Visit the Hamptons
79. Ride in a hot air balloon
80. Establish the Grand Rapids Guide
81. Take on an interior design project for someone
82. Swim with dolphins
83. Take a ballroom dance class
84. Learn to eat with chopsticks
85. See a Cirque du Soleil performance
86. Go camping
87. Take golf lessons
88. Learn how to french braid
89. See a Second City show
90. Put $10 in savings for every goal completed
91. Visit a new restaurant once a month
92. Find a church
93. Run a half marathon
94. Keep a potted plant alive for 3 months
95. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Oak Park
96. Go to the Pabst brewery
97. Learn how to ski
98. Wine taste in Napa
99. Learn calligraphy
100. Donate blood
101. Throw a surprise party




  1. These are some great (and some really fun!) goals. If you're looking for company - I'll tell you what I told Cait - I'm in!

  2. I'm in for a lot of them (especially #96) and can help with #11 and #87! Cool list sis.

  3. I love reading these lists! Such a great way to live life with some fun and intentionality... I made a list of 30 things to do before I turn 30 and had so much fun coming up with the items. We have some overlap, like #2, #28, #85, and #100. And you have so many others that I think would be awesome to do too, especially #38 - just need to convince my husband that would be the perfect completer to my 30 before 30 list!

  4. I really enjoy reading everyone's 101 in 1001 lists. I love all your art-related goals! Good luck with your list!


  5. I've seen a lot of these lists, but yours is by far my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration!

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