Whew! What a week. Lots of packing and shipping for the boutique, shooting upcoming outfit posts, a few fashion week festivities, and a couple unexpected projects in the works… I’m exhausted but grateful for every last opportunity that comes my way. Any time I’m feeling a little tapped out, I turn to my 101 in 1001 list to remind myself of some of the goals I’ve accomplished this year and to set my sights on what’s next. As of my last update in June, I had crossed off 20 things. As summer winds to a close, I’ve managed 10 more for a grand total of 30. I have approximately 2 more years on my current list so I’m liking my odds…!
Recently completed goals:
4. Go one month (June) without ordering takeout.
I thought this goal would force me to cook but let’s be serious… So. Much. Avocado. Toast.
6. Go one month (June) without taking a single taxi.
I’m not sure why June became my month of deprivation but I actually really recommend this goal. I saved hundreds of dollars! (Which probably speaks to how big an offender I was as opposed to how good I got at taking the subway, but you get the idea.) It’s not as easy to keep up when it’s 90 degrees outside (or 9, for that matter) but definitely something I’ll attempt again for the milder fall weather. My one exception? Taking public transportation all the way out to the airport. After my subway car got stuck underground in Queens for a half hour and I couldn’t call or text my friends about running late… Let’s just say I won’t be making that mistake again.
29. Redesign my blog.
You’re looking at it!
56. Launch a Design Darling New York City guide.
57. Find a church I like in the city.
70. Travel to a new country.
Hey, it counts. See our trip to the Bahamas here!
74. Launch a Design Darling Nantucket guide.
Now I just need to update it after our most recent trip!
86. Throw a pot.
Will and I took a pottery workshop through Vimbly and it was such a fun way to spend the morning! It’s something I had always wanted to try and unfortunately I was terrible at it. Now I have a teensy bit more appreciation for my brothers’ ceramic masterpieces in high school…
95. See a movie outdoors.
Will, Jane, Scottie, and I watched Frozen at a park in Murray Hill! The movie was adorable; the “park” was actually a basketball court. Ha! We camped out with picnic foods and a bottle of rosé and weathered a brief downpour… So worth it. I can’t wait to do this more often next summer! There are still a few outdoor movies in September in NYC — see the full list here.
Will played tennis in high school and college and it was pretty cool to hear him talk about the sport. Of course I was more interested in the style than the scoring but I see many more U.S. Open tickets in our future!
Who else is keeping a 101 in 1001 list? (Tweet me the link so I can add you to my list!) What goals have you crossed off so far? What’s next?!