101 in 1001 Days


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I’ve been following Mackenzie Horan’s Design Darling blog ever since I stumbled upon her boutique shop. I’ve thrown around the idea of doing the 101 in 1001 day list for a while, but it never seemed like the right time. With the end of grad school approaching with the closing of the new year, and my head-long jump into the professional world, I felt that I could finally commit my time and energy to a project like this. I like the idea of having a personal challenge for myself, after the challenges of my academic life are completed. At first I thought it would be really hard to come up with 101 things, but before I knew it I was creating a draft for a future second list! I can’t wait to get started and see how far I can go!

Start Date: December 1st, 2014

End Date: August 30th, 2017

 1. Come up with 101 things (December 2014)

2. Go to the Boston Ballet

3. Visit three museums (1/3 MFA Boston)

4. Visit Martha’s Vineyard (July 2015)

5. Visit Walden Pond

6. Visit Nantucket

7. Visit someplace west of the Mississippi River

8. Go on three wine tastings (1/3)

9. Eat at a food truck (July 2015)

10. Send my best friends flowers randomly

11. Finish writing my children’s book.

12. Go ice skating at the Frog Pond

13. Run a half-marathon

14. Go a month without shopping

15. Find a yoga class I like and go once a week

16. Go a month without Starbucks (coffee + food) (February 2015)

17. Live in my own apartment (July 2015)

18. Go out to dinner by myself

19. Go fishing

20. Learn how to play chess, and win a game (1/2-learned how to play)

21. Go to the movies by myself

22. Wear red lipstick one day a week for a month

23. Unplug from all technology for 24 hours

24. Go skydiving

25. Take my parents out to dinner and pay the check.

26. Learn to drive stick shift

27. Gamble at a casino

28. Call my brother once a week for a month

29. Weed through my closet, sell stuff to consignment and donate the rest. (June 2015)

30. Try twelve new restaurants in Boston (1/12)

31. Send fifty handwritten notes to friends and family (thank-you’s DON’T count) (4/50)

32. Find a church I like and go to service every Sunday for a month

33. Give out my business card to twenty people (6/20)

34. Build a professional wardrobe I am proud and confident in.

35. Ride on a sailboat.

36. Send out Christmas cards.

37. Take a cooking class.

38. Go to a NHL game.

39. Visit a state I’ve never been to before

40. Get a facial

41. Find the perfect little black dress

42. Be employed full-time (June 2015)

43. Set up long-term financial plans

44. Attend three professional conferences.

45. Hold a position in a professional organization.

46. Read twenty-five new books (15/25)

47. Buy something at an antique store (July 2015)

48. Finish watching the movies on AFI’s top 100 list (35/100)

49. Find out my blood type

50. Floss everyday for a month

51. Spend a full day hanging out with my brother

52. Read for thirty minutes every night for one month

53. Start regular donations to Roanoke

54. Find a charity I connect with and donate or volunteer my time

55. Buy a stranger their coffee/toll

56. Edit my blogs into one (December 2014)

57. Blog everyday for a month

58. Master the cat eye liner

59. Attend a black-tie event

60. Write a review or publish a piece in a library journal

61. Write in my one line a day book for at least three months straight

62. Leave 100% tip for good service

63. Figure out my morning routine and time myself

64. Invest in leather riding boots

65. Get a bikini wax

66. Watch a new TED talk once a week for a month (February 2015)

67. Learn to make five classic cocktails

68. Try three new gym classes

69. Attend a Harvard football game

70. Host a dinner party

71. Surprise a friend with a  spontaneous visit

72. Take a road trip where the destination isn’t the purpose

73. Go on a cruise

74. Start learning a new language (German)

75. Finish an audiobook (July 2015)

76. Eat at least two foods I hate

77. Get a blowout-not as part of a haircut, but by itself

78. Get a haircut out of my comfort zone (lob?!) (January 2015)

79. Take a class to learn a new skill

80. Save $5 a week for 12 months to buy a DSLR camera

81. Learn to golf

82. Make 10 recipes from Pinterest (1/10)

83. Go rock climbing

84. Attend a sorority alumni event/meeting

85. Get personalized stationary (January 2015…thanks Colleen!)

86. Go to bed at 10:30pm every night for a week (June 2015)

87. Compile and collect prints for a gallery wall

88. Create a terrarium of succulents

89. Read the Christmas Carol in front of the fireplace on Christmas

90. Wake up at 6am every day for a week (June 2015)

91. Invest in a really nice camel coat

92. Wear a different piece of jewelry every day for a week

93. Send at least 10 surprise care packages to friends and family

94. Learn to knit

95. Cook my way through and entire cookbook

96. Eat at a Michelin restaurant

97. Join a book club (July 2015)

98. Watch the sunrise on the beach

99. Kiss under the mistletoe

100. Establish a weekly blog post series

101. Save a dollar for every thing completed and start my retirement fund. (16/101)

I can’t wait to get started and finally see what I can accomplish!


Becca xoxo


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