101 in 1,001

I love lists. Packing lists, shopping lists, wardrobe inventory lists, any kind of list. There is just something so therapeutic about writing out a list. When I saw Design Darling‘s post regarding 101 in 1001, I knew it was something I wanted to do. It’s good to have goals, both short and long term. And writing them down somewhere, anywhere, is the first step to completing them!

Start Date: May 15, 2014
End Date: Feb 9, 2017

Updated: July 14, 2015

Personal (27)
1. Do a gallery wall (December 2014)
2. KonMari my entire apartment
3. Purchase new reading chair
4. Purchase matching set of dishes (October 2014)
5. Purchase a new computer (July 2014, Macca, my new MacBook Air!)
6. Buy a new bed (September 2015)
7. Pay off all CC debt
8. Make a $150+ donation to a charitable cause
9. Go one month without shopping for clothes
10. Take a Pet First Aid certification course
11. Purchase a monogrammed leather tote (July 2014, Cuyana tote)
12. Purchase blog domain (April 2015)
13. Redesign blog (April 2015)
14. Do an about me page for blog (April 2015)
15. Treat myself to a spa day
16. Pay for a stranger’s order behind me at a restaurant
17. Make a will
18. Have a $5k emergency fund (This was originally $10k, but there is no way I can meet that goal, pay off my debt [which I personally think is more important], and not exist on Ramen for the next 18 months)
19. Splurge on a pair of shoes ($200+) (July 2014, new Frye boots)
20. Volunteer at a charity event
21. Set up and maintain a Bullet Journal (in progress)
22. Create a proper savings plan
23. Take a cooking class
24. Upgrade my iPhone, but not until my current one is officially dead (got ‘dat Rose Gold iPhone 6s! September 2015)
25. Unsubscribe from undesirable email listings (May 2014, ongoing)
26. Purchase a classic handbag in a non-neutral color, probably red. (August 2015)
27. Move to a 1 bedroom apartment

Professional (5)
28. Receive an Outstanding rating (October 2015!!!!)
29. Plan and attend a work conference (September 2014)
30. Participate in a special project
31. Take 3 training courses (7/2014, 8/2014, 3/2015)
32. Update my resume

Health (9)
33. Try acupuncture
34. Try Meditation
35. Try Yoga
36. Switch to DC General Physician and Dentist (June 2015)
37. Exercise 4x a week for one month
38. Log food/exercise on My Fitness Pal for 30 consecutive days
39. Meet Goal Weight
40. Try Barre (July 2014 at PureBarre – Dupont)
41. Find out my blood type (O+, June 2015)

Entertainment & Culture (18) 
42. Read the 5 Jane Austen novels I haven’t read (Persuasion 3/2015)
43. Read 5 biographies/memoirs (Misty Copeland/Life in Motion January 2015)
44. Watch Parks and Rec all the way through
45. Go to Wrestlemania (March 2016, hopefully!)
46. Complete a Goodreads Reading Challenge (in progress)
47. See BANKS in concert (9/2014 at 9:30 Club)
48. Complete the AFI Top 100 Films list (original list)
49. See 3 new Broadway shows (Book of Mormon/London/December 2014, Once/KenCen/July 2015, Beautiful: A Carole King Musical/KenCen Oct2015)
50. Go to the ballet (April 9, 2015!)
51. Take my mom to a show (August 15, 2015!)
52. Become a Kennedy Center member (December 2014)
53. See three new-release movies in theaters on opening weekend (Avengers 5/2015, Magic Mike XXL, July 2015, The Intern, September 2015)
54. Watch 5 Documentaries (Going Clear, March 2015)
55. Watch 10 TED talks
56. Throw an Oscars viewing party
57. Go to the theater by myself (July 2015)
58. Attend a stand-up comedy show (Trevor Noah, July 2015)
59. Attend a book tour

Soccer (6)
60. Attend all USMNT home matches for the 2016 Centennial Copa America
61. Visit 2 new MLS stadiums (sced. Colorado Rapids 9/2015)
62. See a LFC match at Anfield (11/2014)
63. See LFC play Stateside (Charlotte, NC 8/2014)
64. See a random soccer match in another country
65. Attend an LFC event (5 Times Tour, Brooklyn, 6/25/15)

Travel (12)
66. Purchase grown up matching luggage – hard sided (January 2015)
67. Visit 5 new cities (Denver, 9/2015| St. Louis sched. 11/2015| Reyjkavik sched. 12/2015| York & Glasgow sched. 2/2016)
68. Go to Harry Potter World
69. Travel to 4 new countries (Brazil 6/2014, Panama 10/2014, Iceland sched. 12/2015)
70. Travel to a new continent (South America [Brazil!], June 2014)
71. Visit Gina/Bro & SIL in Austin (February 2015)
72. Renew my passport
73. Take a girlfriends trip (August 2015)
74. Have macaroons at Ladurée in NYC (6/2015)
75. Visit a brewery in another country
76. Travel First class (plane or train)
77. Visit Bro/SIL/Neice in Hilton Head, SC

DC Chillin’ (10)
78. Try 10 new to me restaurants (Central 8/13/14, Amsterdam Falafel 6/2014, Cork 3/2015, Matchbox 4/2015, Capital Grill Food truck 6/2015, China Chilcano 7/2015, Java House 7/2015, Firehook Bakery 7/2015, Shophouse 9/2015, Pennsylvania 6 November 2015)
79. Walk a lap around the National Mall
80. Tour the Capitol
81. Visit one of the many DC farmer’s markets (July 2015)
82. Watch a sunrise (6/2015)
83. Take double-decker bus tour around the city
84. Go to a Wizards game (December 2014)
85. Sit in the lower bowl at a Washington Capitals game
86. Take a staycation in the city
87. Play the DC lottery

Just For Funsies (14)
88.Get a tattoo (August 2014)
89. Take a continuing education course
90. Have a Buy Whatever I Want LFC shopping spree (November 2014 at the club shop!)
91. Have an “Unplug” day (no internet/tv/phone)
92. Organize my iTunes (May 2014)
93. Send out Xmas cards one year
94. Send my mom flowers just cuz
95. Organize my photos (February/March 2015)
96. Learn to knit in the round (September 2014)
97. Have a makeup consultation at Sephora
98. Leave a 100% tip for exceptional service
99. Take an iPhone photography class
100. Buy a new, BIGGER TV (December 2014)
101. Adopt a dog!

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  1. April 15, 2015 / 11:20 am

    ooooh love this!

    what was the tattoo that you got? 🙂

    • April 15, 2015 / 11:38 am

      I got a small “ynwa” (You’ll Never Walk Alone, Liverpool FC’s anthem/motto) on the inside of my left foot. I broke that ankle 18 months ago, and the tattoo serves as reminder of how much I love Liverpool (the city and the soccer team), but also that when times are hard (broken ankles) you’re never really alone (friends and family are there for you). I also occasionally giggle at the thought of having a tattoo about walking on my foot, specifically the one I literally could not walk on for 3.5 months! 😛 Granted, now that I’ve started, I want more…

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