I was inspired by Mackenzie Horan’s 101 Things in 1001 Days post series. What is this thing I speak of? Well, it’s essentially a list of 101 things I want to complete in 1001 days. New Years Resolutions are hard to stick to, and sometimes we set goals that we know are unattainable while we set them, but we set them anyway. Maybe I shouldn’t say unattainable, but I should say that we often set goals for ourselves where we know we probably won’t put in the time and energy to achieve them. The reason I like this post idea is that it isn’t necessarily goals. Some are goal-like, and some are more like personal challenges, but I think it’s an affective way to keep a running tab of things you want to complete, and it gives you 2.75 years to complete it! That’s plenty of time to accomplish more than enough of what you want to do! So, the idea is to make a list of things, and then set a start and end date. I plan to do little updates, and a final review! I realized when I inputed the dates that by the time I’m done with this I’ll be done with law school. That was an odd feeling. It still feels like there’s this never ending journey in front of me, but in reality the time is precious!
START DATE: September 14, 2016
END DATE: June 11, 2016
Here is my list:
Come up with 101 things.
- Go a month without spending money on clothes/fun items.
- Publish a blog post every day for a month.
Discover a new TV show. (This Is Us, Sept. 2016)
- Work out three times a week for a month.
- Try 5 new healthy recipes.
- Learn to grill.
- Get to bed by 11 p.m. every night for three weeks.
- Partner up with another blogger for a post.
- Double my Instagram following.
- Do 15 new fashion posts.
Take photos of Williamsburg in the Fall. (October/November 2016)
- Spend 20 minutes blogging or reading before bed for two weeks.
- Do 20 squats every day for two weeks.
- Visit my friend in Boston.
- Visit Virginia Beach.
- Take a road trip with friends.
Complete December Daily again. (December 2016. Check it out here.)
- Go 48 hours without social media.
- Go swimming in the Atlantic.
- Go to an amusement park.
Read a non-fiction novel. (Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham, December 2016)
- Listen to a podcast series.
- Play Never Have I Ever with my law school friends.
- Host a tea party with friends.
- Have a picnic on main campus with friends.
- Host a brunch at the house.
- Learn to play golf (this one’s for you, Dad!)
- See 11 new movies.
- Read 11 new books. (Talking As Fast As I Can, )
- Re-Read the entire Harry Potter Series.
- Do a DIY project for the house.
- Learn to braid my hair better.
- Surprise someone I love.
- Give someone a gift for no apparent reason.
- Try 4 new restaurants.
Attend a William and Mary Football game.(Sept. 17 2016) Find the Crim Dell Bridge (and Instagram it, obviously). October 9, 2016
- Finish the A Beautiful Mess Photography Course.
- Visit 4 new places.
- Spend an entire day relaxing with friends.
- Spend a full day with my sister and Greg.
- Make something for my niece.
- Improve my handwriting.
- Get a good summer job.
- Get out of bed every day at 7:00 am for two weeks.
- Stop hitting snooze.
- Improve my presence on all social media accounts.
- Visit Saint Mary’s when I’m in CA.
- Make a Scrapbook of my 1L year.
- Make a law journal.
- Get involved in at least two things at law school.
Be featured on another Instagram account.(History in High Heels, here).
- Try fried Brussel sprouts.
- Go 2 weeks without sugar (chocolate, etc.)
- Connect with a blogger I admire.
- Send postcards to my college friends.
- Watch a sporting event in a bar.
- Feature friends in a law school series.
- Visit New York.
- Go to Washington, D.C. for the first time!
Vote in the Presidential Election. (2016 Election; Trump v. Clinton)
- Journal every day for a month.
- Find a good VA wine.
- Go wine tasting in VA.
- Get a good job upon graduating law school.
- Go to Alabama.
- Visit 4 new states that are not already included in previous items.
- Visit Nantucket.
- See Monticello.
- Visit Mount Vernon.
- Cultivate a more “grown-up” wardrobe.
- Get rid of clothing I don’t wear.
- Write a children’s story for my niece.
- Solidify my personal style.
Go a week without caffeine.(October 2016, after having health issues)
- Learn to ride a bike.
- Watch the sunset with friends.
Take a tour of Jamestown. (October 9, 2016) See Yorktown.(October, 2016). Visit my aunt in North Carolina.(Thanksgiving 2016)
- Buy someone’s drink behind me at Starbucks.
- Try being vegetarian for two weeks.
- Overcome my fear of cold-calling.
- Reach out to a friend I fell out of touch with.
- Visit Ireland.
- Try something outside my comfort zone.
- Develop a morning routine.
- FaceTime a friend I haven’t seen in a while.
- Start sending letters to my pen pal again.
- Read 5 classics.
- Go to a concert.
- Learn a better way to manage money.
- Mail a care package to my sister when my niece is born.
Try a spin class.Sept. 26, 2016
- Somehow talk to Stephanie Danler & read whatever new release she has.
- Graduate law school.
- Dedicate more consistent time to blogging.
- Get back into a yoga practice.
- Create a Williamsburg, VA travel guide.
- Start writing again.
I’m SO excited to start this, and hope I’m successful. I am looking forward to pushing myself to do some things I’ve always wanted to do. I encourage you all to make your own lists! You can see a ton of sample lists on Mackenzie’s site.