101 in 1001

Welcome to my second 101 in 1001 list! For those who don't know, it's a list of 101 hopes/goals/dreams that I'd like to accomplish in the next 1001 days. I worked hard to make this list more attainable than my first list, which you can read here!

Start Date: September 1, 2019
End Date: May 29, 2022
0/101 Completed


001. Save $20 for every goal crossed off
002. Get my very own dog
003. Successfully run a half-marathon
004. Run two 5ks
005. Invest in my Roth IRA
006. Grow But Mostly Eating’s IG to 2,000 followers
007. Canvas for the democratic nominee for president
008. Vote in 2020
009. Watch the election results with a party
010. Vote in a local election
011. Go to a town hall meeting
012. Start getting regular massages
013. Go to a chiropractor
014. Get a facial
015. Join a young adult faith ministry
016. Find a charity or organization to volunteer with regularly
017. Start a creative hobby (painting, pottery, photography, etc.)
018. Complete another Whole30
019. Journal every day for a week
020. Complete three 30 day yoga challenges
021. Meditate every day for a month

022. Visit New York in the summertime
023. Visit New York before Christmas
024. Leave the country (and come back)
025. Travel to three places that I haven’t been before
026. Experience Las Vegas
027. See Mount Rushmore
028. Go back to Salzburg for my 5-year study abroad anniversary
029. Rent a car just because you can
030. Go skiing in another country
031. Visit 10 new-to-me breweries or wineries
032. Cross 3 states off my list
033. See Antelope Canyon

034. Expand my industry experience
035. Become a Manager
036. Ask someone to mentor me
037. Start a podcast
038. Negotiate my salary upon offer
039. Better define my personal brand
040. Revamp my portfolio or professional website
041. Attend 5 industry networking events
042. Take a public speaking class

043. Visit my sister in San Francisco
044. Ski Mammoth Mountain with my dad
045. Host friends for a dinner party
046. Visit friends from college on the east coast
047. Host a Friendsgiving
048. Go to a Gamecocks football game in Columbia
049. Go on a family vacation to somewhere fun
050. Send out Christmas cards to friends
051. Celebrate friends’ birthdays with snail mail
052. Take a girl trip somewhere fun
053. Plan a cousins trip
054. Fly on my Dad’s last flight
055. Organize a Secret Santa with friends

056. Find a church I like in LA
057. Go wine tasting in Napa Valley/Sonoma
058. Drive the PCH
059. Go to Joshua Tree
060. Visit Salvation Mountain
061. Spend a few days at Yosemite
062. Camp on the beach in Malibu
063. Tour Warner Bros Studios
064. Tour Sony Pictures Tours
065. Attend a taping of a show
066. Eat at 20 different LA restaurants
067. Write a food guide to West LA
068. Take a day trip to Disneyland
069. Spend a day at Universal Studios Hollywood
070. Kayak at La Jolla Cove
071. Visit the Getty Center
072. Go on a Malibu Wine Safari
073. Attend a concert at the Hollywood Bowl
074. Go to the Rose Bowl parade with my mom
075. Sail the Santa Monica Bay
076. Visit five LA museums

077. Read 50 books
078. Watch 5 documentaries
079. See 70 movies in theaters
080. Watch all of the Star Wars movies
081. Watch all of the Lord of the Rings movies
082. Join a book club
083. See Hamilton
084. See The Nutcracker
085. Attend a black-tie event
086. Learn to fold a fitted sheet
087. Learn calligraphy
089. Take tennis lessons
090. Get my nose pierced
091. Knit a scarf
092. Complete a cross-stitch pattern
093. Master a cheese plate arrangement
094. Roast a chicken
095. Go ice skating in the winter
096. Go berry picking
097. Make a perfect queso recipe
098. Try goat yoga
099. Do paddleboard yoga
100. Attend a TED Talk
101. Eat at a Michelin Star restaurant

101 in 1001 FAIL

Do you ever have something in the very back of your brain that you only think about at certain times? I do! One of those is the 101 in 1001 (101 things I want to do in 1001 days) that I made in the summer of 2016. I remembered it recently, and it actually ended in March of this year!

So much crazy stuff has happened between July of 2016 and March of this year. I graduated college. I took a job (and a major leap of faith) and moved to Oklahoma. I somehow ended up moving to LA after telling everyone I knew (and even some strangers) that I was going to move to New York. I had a job, quit that job for another, got let go from that job, and am trying to figure out my next step. I actually like the beach? And I haven't left the country since December of 2016. And just typing all of that out barely scratches the surface.

I've copied it below to save as a post so I can (potentially) write a new list for the next 1001 days. It's so funny to read this back! I'm not sure what I was thinking when I wrote this, except that I would clearly be rich and successful and be able to travel all the time...?


I'm always on the Internet, so I thought it would be fun to share a few random links or videos that have caught my eye recently... aka, what's on my plate! 😉