Friday, March 6, 2020

101 Things in 1001 Days

I have felt so unmotivated and uninspired lately. I'm not really sure why because we've had a fairly mild winter and it hasn't felt terribly long to me. But I have never been so ready for spring and all the good things the season brings. My husband and I are moving out of a long, stressful phase of our lives, and I know this has contributed to my feelings of restlessness and unease. Thankfully we are on the tail end of it and I have high hopes for the future!

I recently rediscovered Mackenzie Horan's 101 in 1001 lists and I thought it would be the perfect idea to help inspire me to get out of my creative rut and help me focus on the positive things ahead. Basically, you have 1,001 days to accomplish 101 goals. I talk a big game (to myself...) about all the things I want to accomplish, but it's time to put metaphorical pen to paper and make things happen. To make it easier, I'm totally stealing Mackenzie's structure, and I'm including goals that I know I will hit.

Starts: January 1, 2020
Ends: September 28, 2022

1. No shopping for a month
2. Fully fund 3-month emergency fund
3. Pair down clothing/shoes and donate (March 2020)
4. Organize digital photos and files (May 2020)
5. Organize Spotify/Apple music (July 2020)
6. Find a financial advisor
7. Open a Roth IRA
8. Spring clean entire house (March 2020)
9. Simplify beauty routine (June 2020)
10. Find a hot yoga studio and go 2x/month
11. Complete BBG 1.0 & 2.0 again
12. Join board of community organization
13. Use all my volunteer hours every year (November 2020)
14. Learn to cook at least three signature dishes
15. Put $10 into savings for every goal accomplished
16. Run a 5k
17. Take a watercoloring class (online! March 2020)
18. Give two custom sketches as gifts (May 2020)
19. Learn portrait photography
20. Invest in a new lens for camera

21. Go up for promotion
22. Publish an article
23. Present at a conference
24. Participate in management training
25. Chair a committee at work (July 2020)
26. Chair a conference committee (2020-2021)
27. Take professional headshots
28. Find a mentor
29. Be a mentor
30. Reach out to counterparts at local institutions

Family and Friends:
31. Celebrate our 1-year anniversary (April 2020)
32. Celebrate our 2-year anniversary
33. Celebrate our 3-year anniversary
34. Buy our first home (September 2020)
35. Have a baby!
36. Send out Christmas cards every year (December 2020)
37. Celebrate husband's 35th birthday
38. Celebrate my 30th birthday (July 2020)
39. Celebrate Mom's 60th birthday (December 2020)
40. Send Mom and MIL flowers for Mother's Day
41. Write to friends three times "just because"
42. Bake a cake for husband's birthday (November 2020)
43. Stockpile cards for birthdays/special occasions
44. Go on a mother/daughter trip (February 2020)
45. Take photos of/with my grandfather
46. Make a will
47. Make a friend at work
48. Make a new friend in Charlotte
49. Help Mom get setup on Netflix (March 2020)
50. Make something for my nieces

51. Go hiking at Crowder's Mountain (March 2020)
52. Spend a day at the Whitewater Center (July 2020)
53. Take a cooking class at Chef Alyssa's Kitchen
54. Go to a Charlotte MLS game
55. Go to a Panthers game
56. Go to a Hornets game
57. Visit the Carolina Raptor Center
58. Visit all the local breweries
59. Visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
60. Ride bikes on the rail trail
61. Spend a day exploring Plaza Midwood
62. Spend a day exploring South End
63. Spend a day exploring NoDa
64. Visit the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
65. Go to a Charlotte Symphony performance
66. Explore area around Lake Norman
67. Spend a day in Concord
68. Go to Top Golf
69. Go to a NASCAR race
70. Go to top of Bank of America building

71. Travel to England for husband's thesis defense (February 2020)
72. Travel to England for husband's graduation
73. Plan a beach trip with friends
74. Travel abroad somewhere new
75. Visit Greenville, SC for a weekend
76. Go wine tasting in Charlottesville, VA
77. Go to the Outer Banks
78. Visit Asheville, NC for a day trip (January 2020)
79. Go to SEWE one year
80. Visit friends in Charleston, SC
81. Visit friends in Durham, NC
82. Spend a long weekend in Wilmington, NC
83. Plan a trip somewhere tropical
84. Go on a ski trip
85. Plan a weekend trip to Nashville, TN

Just for Fun:
86. Host a tea party
87. Host a 4th of July cookout
88. Throw a housewarming party
89. Host a super bowl party
90. Host a Kentucky Derby party
91. Go shooting
92. Go horseback riding
93. Go 4-wheeling
94. Make a wreath
95. Start growing our own veggies
96. Start an herb garden
97. Go to a concert at least 1x/year
98. Go apple picking
99. Go to a pumpkin patch
100. Watch the sunset
101. Watch the sunrise

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