101 in 1001


1. Inspire someone to write their own list (Sarah Van Loon & The Modern Farm Wife)
2. Complete a gallery wall in my apartment (Gallery Wall)
3. Cook a 5 course dinner on my own
4. Read 30 books (HeartburnOlive Kitteridge, Delirium, The Kitchen House, Pandemonium, Bread & WineWhat We Talk About When We Talk About GodThe Other Boleyn GirlBlog, Inc., Sharp Objects, Dark PlacesInsurgent, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Beautiful Ruins, Where'd You Go Bernadette, Devil in the White City, Eightysixed, The Fault in Our Stars, Allegiant, The Silver Star, Boundaries, #GIRLBOSS, Sisterland, The Art of Prayer, The Opposite of Loneliness, The Goldfinch, The Book Thief, Looking For Alaska, Astonish Me, Inbound Marketing, Still Alice, All the Light we Cannot See, Lean In)
5. Volunteer in art therapy
6. Learn how to play poker
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 (Creamless Creamy Tomato Soup, Half-Way to Heaven Peanut Butter CookiesPortabella Mushroom and Bulgur SaladAmerica's Test Kitchen Banana BreadBruce Paltrow's World-Famous Pancakes, Strawberry Freezer JamGazpacho SoupPanzanella Salad, Magic Bars, Blueberry Lemon Coconut Muffins, Pumpkin Biscuits, Apple Cider Waffles, Roasted Fall Vegetable & Ricotta Pizza)
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 (Up North picnic)
14. Do a personal style post on Project Soiree (Winter Style)
15. Start a new tradition (Making Strawberry Jam each summer with my Mom)
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 (1)
26. Read all 7 Harry Potter Books (1, 2, 3, 4)
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 (Completed)
32. Celebrate something big or small each month
33. Try 5 new foods (squid ink pasta, caviar, dragonfruit, jackfruit, lychee)
34. See a horse race
35. Learn how to fold fitted sheets (Thanks Mom!)
36. Learn how to drive a manual transmission car
37. Memorize a poem (Wild Geese)
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 Austen 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 (Lord Huron, Andrew BelleLollapalooza - Cherub, Ben Howard, Matt & Kim, Ellie Goulding, The National, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons)
58. Donate $25 to a different charity each month (Operation Smile20 LitersPAWS ChicagoSea to Sea, The GSF, Open Books Ltd., American Cancer Society, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Maria Pinto, Susan G. Komen)
59. Write in my One Line a Day journal daily
60. Spend a day in a new Chicago neighborhood
61. Take a cooking class (Femme du Coupe)
62. Learn to play the guitar
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 (What I'm Reading Now - Bloggers)
68. Attend a blogging conference or workshop (The Everygirl)
69. Go paddle boarding
70. Collaborate with a brand I love
71. Make 25 things off of Pinterest (Half-Way to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies, Coconut Macaroons)
72. Send someone flowers just because
73. Watch 10 classic films (Bravehart, Field of Dreams, Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting, White Christmas)
74. Attend an NFL game
75. Have a "pinch me" moment NYFW & Daily Candy
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 (completed)
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 (The Boarding House, Viaggio, Brasserie 54, Heritage Restaurant, Floriole, Socca, HB Home Bistro, City Winery, Scoozi, Piccolo Sogno Due, Homeslice, Summer House Santa Monica, Standard Market Grill, Frog N Snail, Sapori Trattoria, Jeni's Ice Creams, The Violet Hour, Stella Barra Pizzeria, Grass Fed,)
92. Find a church
93. Run a half marathon (completed)
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 (completed)
97. Learn how to ski
98. Wine taste in Napa
99. Learn calligraphy
100. Own a Jeep
101. Throw a surprise party

21 comments:

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