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...?

Inspired by Mackenzie Horan, from Design Darling, I've decided to make a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. These next few years are bound to be pretty exciting for me, so why not document it?

Start Date: July 2, 2016
End Date: March 30, 2019
20/101 Completed

PERSONAL (6/20)

001. Graduate college (Completed December 2016)
002. Take a makeup class/ get my makeup professionally done
003. Create a practical budget (Completed 2018)
004. Find a philanthropy I'm passionate about
005. Reconnect with my favorite high school teachers
006. Get my very own dog (LOL)
007. Stretch every day for a month
008. Successfully run a half-marathon (LOL)
009. Clean out my closet (for real this time) (Completed March 2019)
010. Invest in a "big girl bag"
011. Save up for a Mac desktop computer (I got a new laptop!)
012. Find a kickboxing gym that I like
013. Back up all of my important files and pictures (Completed May 2017)
014. Wipe my laptop hard drive (I got a new computer instead)
015. Go one month without personal spending
016. Volunteer at a food bank
017. Read for 30 minutes before bed every night for a month (Completed January 2017)
018. Pay it forward somewhere
019. Invest in five wardrobe pieces
020. Learn to meditate  (Completed May 2017)

TRAVEL (4/21)

021. Move to a new city (not Columbia, not Atlanta) (Completed September 2017)
022. Take a trip to South Africa
023. Visit the Grand Canyon I completed this one a month after this challenge ended. Should I count it?
024. Take a trip with my mom (Completed June 2017)
025. Go to San Francisco Doing this for Labor Day!
026. Take an official tour of somewhere I've already been
027. Make travel guides of the places I've been
028. Come home for the holidays (Completed December 2017)
029. Take a road trip
030. See Mount Rushmore
031. Visit New York in the summertime
032. Ski Patagonia
033. Cruise from South America to Antarctica
034. Go to the new addition (Diagon Alley) of Harry Potter World (Completed December 2017)
035. See the Northern Lights
036. Hike the Incan Trail
037. Take a Gone With the Wind tour in Atlanta
038. Experience Las Vegas
039. Take a trip with just Tracy
040. Go wine tasting in Napa Valley
041. Go to the Kentucky Derby

PROFESSIONAL (9/14) #nailedit... sort of

042. Get a "big girl job" (Completed August 2017)
043. Move my portfolio/reel to the new blog (Completed November 2016)
044. (Completed January 2018) Start a savings plan
045. Unsubscribe from unwanted emails (Completed January 2018)
046. Learn photoshop (Completed January 2018)
047. Begin freelance writing for an online publication (LOL)
048. Get business cards (Completed September 2017)
049. Get new headshots taken (Completed September 2017)
050. Send my reel to 10 different news stations (Completed Fall 2016)
051. Re-do my wardrobe
052. Be invited to be a guest speaker somewhere (LOL)
053. Set up a savings account (Completed July 2016)
054. Save $20 for every goal crossed off I actually sort of did this!
055. Figure out how to work Google Analytics (Google Analytics Certified, July 2017)

FRIENDS & FAMILY (2/12)

056. Send Tracy a care package
057. Have my mom teach me how to sew
058. Write 20 handwritten letters to friends I sent out Christmas cards, does that count?
059. Make a family cookbook (Why?)
060. Cook a three-course meal for my mom and dad
061. Take everyone in my immediate family to dinner
062. Give 5 "just because" gifts
063. Attend the wedding of a close friend (Completed August 2018, hey Katie!)
064. Be in the wedding party of a close friend (Completed June 2018, hey Erin!)
065. Make my grandma's famous eggnog
066. Find a workout class to do with friends
067. Go to Disney World with friends

JUST FOR FUN (2/34)

068. Watch all of the Star Wars movies
069. Go to an NBA game (Completed February 2018)
070. Watch the sunrise over mountains
071. Watch the sunrise over a beach
072. Watch the sunrise in a foreign country
073. See the Nutcracker
074. Pick up my flute again
075. Read 30 new books (23/30 -- The Vacationers by Emma Staub, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay by JK Rowling, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, Room by Emma Donaghue, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler, The Circle by Dave Eggers, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman, Into The Water by Paula Hawkins, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan, Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan, To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han, Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han, Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, Beneath a Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan, Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson, The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle)
076. Learn to bake Macarons
077. Take swing dance lessons with a significant other
078. Knit a scarf (and then some)
079. Make brownies from scratch
080. Join a book club
081. Go to a fashion show
082. Learn to play poker
083. Take a cooking class
084. Watch all "Best Picture" nominees (Completed 2019)
085. Attend a TED Talk
086. Catch up (or finish) Downton Abbey currently doing this one
087. Read 10 autobiographies/memoirs (5/10, Lion by Saroo Bierley, American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent by Tamer Elnoury, Unbelievable: My Front Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur, Yes We (Still) Can by Dan Pfeiffer, Becoming by Michelle Obama)
088. Watch 20 documentaries (2/20, Amanda Knox, Somm)
089. Have a picnic
090. Go berry picking in the summer
091. Go apple picking in the fall
092. Learn to fold a fitted sheet
093. Master a signature cocktail
094. Master a signature meal
095. Learn to drive stick
096. Attend a black tie event
097. Do an outdoor yoga class (Completed April 2017)
098. Cook every day for a month
099. Take a SoulCycle class
100. See 3 new Broadway shows clearly thought I'd be living in NYC
101. Learn calligraphy

Welp. I'll try again soon! Stay tuned for my next 101 in 1001 list dropping tomorrow!

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