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101 Things in 1001 Days

MY SECOND LIST OF 101 THINGS TO DO IN 1001 DAYS! (SEE MY FIRST LIST HERE.) I’M REALLY PROUD OF EVERYTHING I ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH MY FIRST LIST AND PUBLISHING IT HERE DEFINITELY HELD ME ACCOUNTABLE FOR GETTING THINGS DONE. SO HERE IT GOES: MY SECOND LIST AND ANOTHER 2.75 YEARS TO ACHIEVE AS MANY GOALS AS POSSIBLE. LET’S DO THIS THING!

101-in-1001

STARTS JANUARY 1, 2014
ENDS SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
{70 COMPLETE, 31 TO GO!}

PERSONAL (15/25)

1. Reconnect with French host mom (January 2014).
2. Reconnect with my favorite high school teacher (March 2014).
3. Reconnect with my gymnastics coaches (August 2015).
4. Go one month without ordering takeout (June 2014).
5. Go one month without shopping (January 2014).
6. Go one month without taking a single taxi (June 2014).
7. Volunteer for a cause I’m passionate about (KIPP tutoring, October 2014).
8. Read five biographies. 
9. Read five classics (1/5 — Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald).
10. Read at least thirty new books total (30/30 — The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan DidionZen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss, The Here and Now by Ann Brashares, #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, Yes Please by Amy Poehler, How to be Parisian Wherever You Are by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas, Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin, Going Off Script by Giuliana Rancic, Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres, 10% Happier by Dan Harris, So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport, Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll, Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, How to Have a Good Day by Caroline Webb, Maestra by L.S. Hilton, What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, Man Repeller by Leandra Medine, The After Party by Anton DiSclafani, Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry, The Vacationers by Emma Straub, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanathi, You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero).
11. Start collecting something besides coffee table books (started collecting seashells in September 2015).
12. See three concerts (3/3 — Robert Earl Keen in February 2015, Texas Independence Day in March 2015, Taylor Swift in July 2015).
13. Get a second puppy! 
14. Invest my IRA.
15. Be able to do all three splits and my balance beam scale again. 
16. Unplug completely for 24 hours (no internet, iPhone, television, etc.) (Saint Martin, December 2014).
17. Learn how to tie a tie. 
18. Invest in grown-up luggage (Steamline Luggage, January 2015). 
19. Find a Pilates/yoga buddy and make it part of my routine to go often! (Class Pass with Gretchen, summer 2015).
20. Read for thirty minutes every night for one month. 
21. Double donations to Bucknell each year. 
22. Successfully donate blood. 
23. Get a keratin treatment and blog about it (September 2014).
24. Vote in a non-presidential election. 
25. Donate to a Kickstarter campaign I believe in (refugee aid in October 2015).

PROFESSIONAL (14/17)

26. Switch to Gmail (I know, I know...) and unsubscribe from unwanted email lists (January 2014). 
27. Upgrade to the iPhone 5S and update all my apps (January 2014).
28. Open a retirement account and set up automatic deposits (October 2014).
29. Redesign my blog (yay!) (August 2014).
30. Host a blogger brunch in the city (February 2014).
31. Start a new blog series (career spotlights, March 2014).
32. Buy Photoshop and take Blogshop (March 2014).
33. Coordinate a boutique photo shoot and look book. 
34. Design boutique packaging. 
35. Hire my first full-time employee (April 2015).
36. Hire interns (May 2014).
37. Host an event in the new Design Darling office (shopping night in October 2015).
38. Produce five original photo shoots for the blog (2/5 — Fourth of July party, White Rock Lake picnic
39. Take a photography workshop (February 2016).
40. Design and manufacture my own product (lucite traysnotebooks, and notepads in October 2015).
41. Publish three “how to” posts (3/3 — how to make a peony wreath, how to spice up your popcorn, how to make your own granola).
42. See a TED talk live (May 2014).

FAMILY & FRIENDS (2/11)

43. Go on a trip with my entire family.
44. Mail care packages to each of my siblings. 
45. Send flowers to my grandmother one day out of the blue (January 2015).
46. Make five recipes from my grandfather’s cookbook (2/5).
47. Have my grandmother teach me how to needlepoint. 
48. Have my dad teach me how to dive (embarrassing...). 
49. Run a 5k with my mom. 
50. Make someone I love breakfast in bed (Will, August 2015).
51. Give each member of my family at least one awesome present (1/5).
52. Give five “just because” gifts (1/5 — sent a ring to my sister Reilly in January 2015).

53. Host Amy and Emily in Dallas.

NEW YORK CITY (9/9)

54. Move downtown (March 2014).
55. Try twenty new restaurants in New York (East Pole, Locanda Verde, Palma, Freemans, Jeffrey's Grocery, La Bottega, Horchata, Gigino, Tacombi, Joseph Leonard, North River Lobster Co., Café El Presidente, Tertulia, Nobu, Prune, Grey Lady, Saxon + Parole, Frankie's Spuntino, Perla, Caffe Storico; October 2014).
56. Launch a Design Darling New York City guide (August 2014).
57. Find a church I like in the city (June 2014).
58. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge (May 2014).
59. Visit three museums (3/3 — The Met, the Frick, the Whitney; October 2014).
60. Try SoulCycle (February 2015 with Alex!).
61. Take a staycation in the city (The Marlton for Taylor Swift concert in July 2015).
62. Buy (and subsequently keep alive) a lemon tree for my apartment (August 2014).

DALLAS (5/7)

63. Visit the Dallas Arboretum three times (3/3).

64. Try at least twenty new restaurants (20/20 — Taverna, HG Supply, Nick and Sam's, Savor, Bilboquet, Ocean Prime, Remedy, Belmont Hotel, Eno's Pizza Tavern, Javier's, Mr. Mesero, Sissy's, Torchy's Tacos, Shinsei, Taco Diner, R+D Kitchen, Little Katana, Lark on the Park, Boulevardier, Le Taco Cantina; finished between April 2015 and July 2015).

65. Brush up on my French.

66. See a concert at Billy Bob's (Pat Green in January 2016).

67. Have a real Christmas tree in our house (December 2015).

68. Create a Dallas city guide.

69. Have one room in our house professionally photographed (One Room Challenge, November 2015).

TRAVEL (9/12)

70. Travel to a new state (drove through West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas on our move from New York to Dallas, April 2015).
71. Travel to a new country (The Bahamas, August 2014).
72. Travel to a new continent. 
73. Try ten new restaurants on Nantucket (10/10 — Queequeg's, The Galley, The Lobster Trap, Boarding House, Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant, Dune, Beachside Bistro at the Summer House, Met on Main, Grey Lady, Cru; completed July 2015).
74. Rent Vespas on Nantucket (June 2014).
75. Launch a Design Darling Nantucket guide (August 2014).
76. Visit my friend Sara in Atlanta (January 2014). 
77. Take a ski lesson.
78. Visit my grandmother in Florida (November 2015).
79. Visit my brother wherever he studies abroad (London, March 2015).
80. Visit Austin with Will (April 2014).
81. Take a trip with my mom and sister.

JUST FOR FUN (14/20)

82. Watch twenty documentaries (7/20).

83. Take dance lessons.

84. Leave a 100% tip for great service (Café Cluny, February 2014).
85. Take a calligraphy class (September 2014).
86. Throw a pot (August 2014).
87. See three Broadway plays (Beautiful, Book of Mormon, The Lion King, March 2014).
88. Watch the sun rise (Saint Martin, December 2014). 
89. Spend an afternoon at a botanical garden (June 2014).
90. Have my makeup professionally done (January 2015).
91. Play mini golf (April 2014).
92. Go to an amusement park (May 2014).
93. Learn to open a bottle of champagne (May 2014).
94. Have a housewarming party in our new house (December 2015).
95. See a movie outdoors (Frozen, August 2014).
96. See an NBA game. 
97. See an NFL game. 
98. See an NHL game. 
99. See a tennis match (U.S. Open, September 2014).
100. See a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. 
101. Do a polar bear plunge (January 2015 with my mom!).

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