My First 101 in 1001 Final Count

When I first started my blog, I came up with a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, a list inspired by Mackenzie Horan. Over the past few years since I started blogging, my life has changed course and things on this list don’t resonate with me as much as they did when I wrote them. I fully intend to create another list, but I know that it will take careful thought to create a list that will be meaningful to me.

Here is the final count for my first 101 in 1001 list. 

Start Date: October 6, 2015

End Date: July 3, 2018

Completed: 50/101


1.Actually come up with 101 things… (started this list in August)

2. Get a drivers license

3. Get my own car

4. Get a credit card

5. Save up $x,xxx in my savings account (keeping amount hidden)

6. Get my own apartment

7. Read 50 new books • Bossypants by Tina Fey, Yes Please by Amy Poehler, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht, Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple, Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling, SweetBitter by Stephanie Danler, Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris, Disrupted by Dan Lyons, The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur  (13/50)

8. Read 5 biographies

9. Invest in a Kate Spade purse- 

10. Wake up at 6:30 every day for two weeks

11. Go to sleep before 11 every day for two weeks

12. Go skinny dipping

13. Cook for a holiday dinner I made Easter dinner with my dad in 2016!

14. Purchase a new laptop of my choice

15. Donate to my sorority and to my college

16. Learn how to cook one nice thing for each meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snack)

17. Go on a weekend getaway alone

18. Host a dinner party

19. Re-decorate my childhood/current bedroom

20. Re-vamp my wardrobe by going on a shopping spree

21. Make 10 new recipes from Pinterest-Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese (10/11/15), Caramel Apple Pie Cookies (10/10/15), Apple Crisp (10/10/15), Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (12/24/15), Chicken Fajita Quesadillas, Avocado Fries, Lemon Pepper Chicken Risotto, Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies, Creamy Broccoli, Bacon, and Chicken Pasta, One Pot Sausage Pasta

22. Grow my hair out as long as possible before cutting

23. Find my signature scent

24. Learn how to style my hair 5 new ways

25. Read one French novel

26. See the Boston Ballet Nutcracker

27. Attend at least one ASA Boston alum event

28. Turn my Greek t-shirts into a quilt

29. Find the right lipstick shade for myself

30. Get customized stationary to write letters on

31. Go to a comedy show

32. Try 10 new restaurants- 10+ STILL COUNTING! Casa Corona (Marblehead, MA), Toscano (Harvard Square, MA), Howling Wolf (Salem, MA), Cho Sun Sushi Restaurant (Newry, ME), Antique Table (Swampscott, MA), Caffe Italia (Marblehead, MA), Granary Tavern (Boston, MA), Jacks Wife Freda (NYC), 12 Chairs Cafe (NYC), Rockefeller Center Cafe (NYC), Soall Bistro (Marblehead, MA), Salem Beer Works (Salem, MA), Tatte Bakery (Brookline, MA), Mission (Washington, DC), Ted’s Bulletin (Washington, DC), Policy (Washington, DC), Barcelona (Boston, MA), Les Zygomates (Boston, MA), Paradiso Ristorante (Swampscott, MA), The Townsman (Boston, MA), Bluestone Lane (NYC), EggShop NYC (NYC)

33. Attend a fashion show I was actually in a fashion show! I still hope to attend another one, in the audience! (December 2016)

34. Reconnect with my Paris host family

35. Blog about 5 personal topics: Why Do I Blog, Moving Forward with Happiness, Accidental Blogging Hiatus / Big News!, My Bittersweet Year, Believing in Myself 

36. Read for 30 minutes a night for a month

37. Vote in an election 3/1/2016- Super Tuesday! 11/8/2016- The Presidential Election

38. Do not use my cell phone before bed for at least one week

39. Get a professional massage 4/29/2017

40. Treat myself to a mani-pedi 3/12/2016

41. Go makeup free for one week

42. Unplug for 24 hours

43. Have breakfast/coffee while watching the sunrise for a week


44. Design my own blog layout for my personal brand  Personalized my blog and created a logo! (2/18/16)

45. Host a giveaway with other bloggers March/April 2016

46. Get my first “real” job 

47. Host a giveaway alone  JORD Wood Watches 

48. Publish every day for a week

49. Get to 1000 followers–Instagram, Twitter, and

50. Guest post for another blogger

51. Attend 5 webinars

52. Partake 5 tweet chats in one month

53. Get published on the Huffington Post

54. Get published by my dream company–It’s a secret for now!

55. Take at least one course at a college to further my education

56. Attend a conference or a lecture series Forbes Under 30 Summit, October 16-19, 2016 (Boston)

57. Take a workshop to better my passions (blogging, career, writing, etc.) I took 2 online certification programs for my career!

58. Plan out blog posts a month in advance and stick to it!

59. Schedule social media posts for 5 days so that I spend less time on them

60. Publish all 365 blog posts from Dana Fox’s book

61. Create business cards  (October 2016)

62. Make at least $100 from blogging

63. Get published in a local publication

64. Get involved in a sponsorship for the blog For all sponsored posts click, here! 

65. Create a series on my blog Currently Loving

66. Take the GRE

Doing Good:

67. Volunteer twice a year

68. Donate money to a charity of choice once a year

69. Pay for a strangers meal

70. Pay for a strangers coffee

71. Donate old clothes twice (December 2015)

72. Start recycling at home  January 2016


73. Take a family photo

74. Attend Alumni Weekend at Roanoke April 2016

75. Send out hand written letters to 10 people

76. Send 5 “just because” gifts to friends

77. Visit my sister in whatever country she moves to


78. Learn how to golf (May 2016, it’s harder than I thought it would be!)

79. Attend an NHL game

80. Attend an NFL game

81. Attend a Red Sox game

82. Learn how to paddle board

83. Learn how to ski or snowboard


84. Get a gym membership OR a yoga/Pilates membership  ClassPass (10/17)

85. Pick 1 fitness class to attend at least once a week

86. Go on a run every day for two weeks

87. Have fruit/yogurt for dessert instead of sweets for a month

88. Go carb free for one week

89. Switch out all coffee for tea for one week

90. Invest in a fitbit (10/27/15)

91. Be able to run 5k

92. Learn how to properly lift weights


93. Visit 5 new states -New York, Illinois (Chicago), California, Florida

94. Go back to Paris

95. Go to New York City for a weekend My Weekend in NYC Recap, here! 

96. Go to a vineyard for a wine tasting (10/17/15) Virginia Mountain Vineyards

97. Visit the West Coast

98. Go on a road trip

99. Go to a brewery (Parkway in Roanoke, VA)

100. Visit one new country

101. Go to a parade in Boston and/or New York