101 in 1001




As Henry David Thoreau once said, "what you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." So here is my list of 101 things I'd like to accomplish in the next 1001 days inspired by Mackenzie at Design Darling!

Start date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
End date:  Tuesday, October 18, 2016

1. Come up with 101 things [January 2014]
2. Go to Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery in NYC and get a croissant [June 2015]
3. Invest in a Kate Spade Little Minka in black [February 2013]
4. Create and send out custom Valentines day cards in February 2013 [February 2013]
5. Attend a creative conference [November 2014]
6. Save up to subscribe to Print Magazine ($40) and Communication Arts Magazine ($53 eek!)
7. Run 8 miles at once [February 2016]
8. Find a photo that I love for the blank frame in my room [March 2014]
9. Go to yoga once a week for three months
10. Go to DryBar
11. Go to SoulCycle [June 2014]
12. Learn how to needlepoint and create a pillow [December 2015]
13. Go to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston
14. Take a trip to Newport in Summer 2015 [August 2015]
15. Take a cooking class at Williams Sonoma
16. Get new glasses [May 2014]
17. Replace coffee with tea for a full week [March 5 - April 17]
18. Go to Smorgasburg 
19. Read 10 books and blog about each one
20. Give something up for 40 days (Lent)
21. Go to a restaurant and ask the waiter or waitress what I should order, go with what they say
22. Go apple picking in the fall
23. Network with 5 new people
24. Reach 1,000 followers on Pinterest
25. Get a facial [November 2015]
26. See Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf'sArt & Copy, and The Tents
27. Buy a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for a special occasion [December 2015]
28. Go for a run on the beach by myself
29. Take more photos with my camera - not iPhone - and curate a collection of my 10 favorites
30. Try 5 new recipes in my Flour cookbook
31. Remember to floss every night for a month (and hopefully beyond!)
32. Go on a Grouper
33. See every Oscar-Nominated Film
34. Attend a sporting event or concert at the TD Garden
35. Go on the Sam Adams Brewery tour
36. Make an entire meal from ingredients from a farmer's market
37. Reach 3,000 pins on Pinterest
38. Go to the beach by myself
39. Finish the entire series of The Sopranos
40. Buy a bottle of Mer Soleil Silver on every anniversary of my graduation from Elon [May 2013, May 2014, May 2015]
41. Make my own vegetable sushi
42. Attend the 50th Head of The Charles Regatta
43. Experiment with custom GIFs made in Photoshop and put some on the blog
44. Make a dent in student loans
45. Watch 10 TED talks online
46. Send out Christmas cards or New Years cards to friends
47. Go kayaking
48. Go to a free yoga class at Lululemon
49. Make my own bouquet of flowers
50. Figure out my favorite color Le Pen
51. See Justin Timberlake in concert
52. Do a BluePrint cleanse
53. Learn how to make a seafood dish with fresh fish and write a blog post about it
54. Go to a Paper Source class
55. See a movie at Cinema de Lux
57. Go to the New England Aquarium
58. Make ice cream from scratch with my Cuisinart ice cream maker
59. Knit a scarf for a friend [Molly, December 2015]
60. Grow some sort of herb
61. Do yoga on the beach
62. Do indoor rock climbing
63. Read a biography
64. Pay for a stranger's coffee at Starbucks
65. Make caramelized onion, pear, gorgonzola pizza from scratch (dough and everything)
66. Hit 10,000 views on the blog
67. Go to a wine tasting
68. Make a photo book for my family [December 2015]
69. Donate any clothing I don't wear in one year
70. Host a wine tasting or tea party
71. See the 9/11 memorial and museum in New York City [April 2015]
72. Visit the Kate Spade home office [July 2014]
73. Walk the Cliff Walk in Newport
74. Visit Molly in Westerly, RI
75. Have a picnic at the beach with the triplets
76. Go to the Wellfleet Drive-In
77. Go to a museum in Boston with my Grandma
78. Get a psychic reading
79. Launch a blog series
80. Go back to the Kennedy Library
81. Get rid of music in iTunes that I don't listen to
82. Save for new external hard drive and back up old one
83. Learn calligraphy
84. Contribute to someone else's blog
85. Improve my Photoshop skills by watching a Lynda tutorial
86. Find 5 inspiring women and write a blog post about them
87. Learn how to hem my own clothing
88. Try 5 new cupcake recipes from my Flour Bakery cookbook and my Magnolia Bakery cookbook
89. Let hair dry naturally for one week
90. Plan posts two weeks out and maintain an editorial calendar
91. Write 10 cards "just because"
92. Design my own font on my iPad
93. Go to tea at the the Palm Court at The Plaza
94. Attend a Food Festival or Food Week
95. Make my own soy candle
96. Go strawberry or blueberry picking
97. Find the best cupcake in New York City [February 2016, cupcake tour]
98. See the following Audrey Hepburn movies: My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday
99. Bake my own loaf of bread
100. Do an Ikea furniture hack
101. Finish this list in 1001 days!

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