101 in 1,001

For those who may have followed my old blog, I made this list last year and have been updating it as I go. I'll keep it going on this blog now! (Side note...so far I am NOT doing as well as I should be! I think all this travel was a bit ambitious for 1,001 days....)

101 Goals in 1,001 Days.
Start Date: Friday, January 5, 2011.
Conclusion Date: Friday, October 4, 2013.
143 weeks
35 months
2 ¾ years
  1. Travel to at least 3 cities in Europe (3/3 - Coventry, London, Southampton UK)
  2. Take Puneet to Denver (Memorial Day weekend 2011)
  3. Visit Pittsburgh 3 times (0/3)
  4. Try 35 new restaurants (36/35 - Varasano's Pizzeria, Nagoya, Corner Bakery, Harry's - FL, Mark's Prime - FL, The Bagel Bakery - FL, Salt Factory, Canton Cooks, Romeo's Pizza, Roux on Canton, Bello, Flip Burger Boutique, Brooklyn Cafe, Ceviche, Neighbor's, El Azteca, Hambones BBQ, Luna Nueva, Chaplin's, Sunset Bar & Grill, Roya, Gator's Dockside, Verde Taqueria, DJs Pizza, the Troll Tavern, INC Street Food, The Patio, Emerald China, Chuy's, El Camino Real, Frontera Grill, D'Vine Wine Bar, Hi Life Restaurant, Terra Terroir, The Vortex, Armando's Caribe)
  5. Attend 10 concerts (4/10 - Zac Brown Band May '11, Kelly Clarkson Aug '12, Jason Mraz Aug '12, Sugarland Aug '12)
  6. Go to Vegas
  7. Go to Hawaii
  8. Pay off all credit card debt
  9. Pay off 50% or more of student loans
  10. Read 150 books (64/150 - 1984, Outliers, The Kite Runner, Animal Farm, A Thousand Splendid Suns, A Summer Affair, Something Blue, Atonement, Alas Babylon, Silk, Inside of a Dog, White Oleander, As I Lay Dying, A Fine Balance, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, One for the Money, The Lincoln Lawyer, White Teeth, Freakonomics, House of Leaves, Angels, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, A Discovery of Witches, Dead Reckoning, A Curable Romantic, The Accidental Tourist, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Bad Blood, An Ocean of Air, Knit Two, Catcher in the Rye, Dead in the Family, Dead and Gone, From Dead to Worse, Fahrenheit 451, Sense and Sensibility, All Together Dead, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Living Dead in Dallas, The Piano Teacher, Dead Until Dark, House Rules, Hunger Games, The Ghost, The Night Circus, How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True, Catching Fire, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Happiness Project, Mockingjay, 20 Times a Lady, Wonder Boys, What Alice Forgot, Expect to Win, 5 Love Languages, Valley of the Dolls, 50 Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed, State of Wonder, Deadlocked)
  11. See 75 movies (20/75 - Bride Wars, Red, True Grit, 21, Black Swan, Take Me Home Tonight, the Departed, Rango, Million Dollar Baby, Up in the Air, The Kids Are All Right, Source Code, Limitless, Something Borrowed, Paranormal Activity 2, The Bucket List, Hangover 2, Bridesmaids, Horrible Bosses, Wall Street)
  12. Lose _____ pounds (sorry folks, that one's just for me to know :P)
  13. Run a half marathon
  14. Run a marathon
  15. Buy a bike (completed 4/17/11)
  16. Learn Hindi
  17. Knit something
  18. Write a book
  19. Take a wine tasting class
  20. Take a random road trip
  21. Take a weekend trip alone
  22. Take a weekend trip with the girls
  23. Go to Nashville
  24. Go home to see my family 10 times (2/10)
  25. Go on a cruise
  26. Go camping with Mark and Kristi
  27. Take Lexi on 30 different hikes (4/30 - Jan 30 Big Trees Forest Preserve 1.2 miles, Feb 13 Island Ford Trail 2.8 miles, Feb 27 Desoto Falls 2 miles, April 24 Sweetwater Creek with Lea Bella and Haley 2-3 miles)
  28. Give 5 “I saw this and thought of you” gifts. (0/5)
  29. See 5 musicals (0/5)
  30. Go to the symphony
  31. Go ice skating
  32. Go bowling (completed 3/11/11 at Fun Time lanes)
  33. Go miniature golfing (completed 4/9/11 at Pirates Cove golf in Helen)
  34. Go to through a corn maze (completed 10/14/11 at Uncle Shuck's)
  35. Go to Oktoberfest in Helen, GA
  36. Send a “just saying hi” card to a friend once a month (1/35)
  37. Host a game night
  38. Buy a grill and host a barbecue (completed 8/6/11)
  39. Finish furnishing the house: recliners, end tables, patio furniture
  40. Paint the bedroom, master bath, and office
  41. Put up curtains in sunroom, master bedroom, dining room, and office
  42. Finish office (decorating, etc) (July 2012)
  43. Clean out clothing and get rid of what I don’t wear (started 4/6/11, completed July 2011)
  44. Clear out filing cabinet
  45. Get rid of clutter
  46. Clean out shed and garage
  47. Learn to ski
  48. Become a trainer (started at Ericsson July 2011)
  49. Take a weekend trip to an amusement park in another city
  50. Complete a puzzle
  51. Pay off car (July 2012)
  52. Go to the beach (Tybee Island, Memorial Day 2012)
  53. Start taking vitamins (started multivitamin July 2011)
  54. Host 10 girls’ nights (1/10)
  55. Go dancing somewhere other than Wild Bill’s once a month (6/35: Feb '11 @ Dixie Tavern, Mar '11 @ PeachState, Mar '11 @ Opera, Apr '11 @ Opera, May '11 @ Opera, May '11 @ Nemoe's)
  56. Buy a lottery ticket (MegaMillions 3/2012)
  57. Take a women's dance class
  58. Go on a picnic
  59. Rent a cabin with a group of friends
  60. Throw 5 dinner parties (1/5)
  61. Buy a new perfume
  62. Get a massage
  63. Keep up with my blog
  64. Go horseback riding
  65. Learn to play a song on the guitar
  66. Watch a sunrise and a sunset
  67. Spend a weekend in NYC
  68. Send someone flowers
  69. Do karaoke (completed 4/23/11 at Chaplin's)
  70. Spend a night in a local hotel just because
  71. Leave 50% tip for good service
  72. Spend a day in downtown Atlanta
  73. Check out 5 new areas of the city (1/5 - downtown Roswell with Emily 3-6-11)
  74. Check out 5 boutique clothing stores (0/5)
  75. Scan my photos and add to Picassa
  76. Spend a weekend with my Grandmother
  77. Try 101 new recipes (4/101)
  78. Write 10 random thank you cards and send them (0/10)
  79. Try 10 new mixed drink concoctions (2/10 - Flirtini, Santana Sangria)
  80. Take a Bhangra class
  81. Attend a Steelers game
  82. Visit a winery
  83. Visit 5 museums or city attractions (0/5)
  84. Run a race in another city
  85. Host a NYE party
  86. Take at least a picture a day for a month
  87. No TV for a week
  88. No computer for a week (outside of work)
  89. Turn off cell phone for an entire weekend
  90. Turn 30 and love it (8/6/2011)
  91. Rescue a second dog
  92. Give up French Fries for a month
  93. Get backyard dug up and regraded
  94. Write and send a letter
  95. See 3 Cirque shows (0/3)
  96. Visit Rachel for a weekend
  97. Allow myself to spend more than $100 on a fabulous pair of shoes or a bag
  98. Splurge on a pair of True Religion jeans
  99. Buy a sewing machine and learn to sew
  100. Start a family
  101. Donate $5 to charity for each goal not achieved, and make a new list of 101 goals!


  1. this is SUCH a cool idea! i need to come up with something like this.

    1. Thanks! I'm majorly behind, though. I'm going to be making a nice donation next year. Haha.


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