I have a confession to make: I haven’t crossed anything off my 101 in 1001 list in probably a month. It might not sound terrible, but if you do the math, I should average crossing off one goal every 10 days, so this is definitely a setback! Of course it’s natural for priorities to shift during a cross-country move, but I’ve even had a tough time getting back into it since we arrived in Dallas. I finally realized the reason: there was a whole New York section of my list, about half of which I had completed, and I wasn’t sure how to reconcile those goals with the fact that 1) I no longer live there and 2) want to take advantage of my new city.
So I finally made myself sit down, shorten my list of New York goals, and create a few goals I want to tackle in Dallas. I kept a few New York goals since we’ll be back to visit plenty of times (and we had already a booked a New York staycation for a Taylor Swift concert in July, which will now be more of a vacation!). I’m really excited to get back into the swing of things now that I’ve made a few tweaks to my list to reflect recent (big) changes in my life. I’m now a strong believer in editing your goals to match your life and wanted to encourage you to do the same if you’ve been in a similar rut.
For those of you chugging away at your own 101 in 1001 lists (more than 130 and counting!), it’s never too late to change course and edit your goals to ones you’re more motivated to tackle. Whether you’ve outgrown a certain goal, developed new passions, or, yes, changed cities, it’s great to catch your list up to speed so you stay inspired to keep crossing off your goals!
You can see my freshly edited list here and, as always, tweet me your list if you’re inspired to write one! I’ll add you to the bottom of my list so other readers can click over and check out your progress. I occasionally guilt myself that writing about interiors and style is rather frivolous… But then I remind myself that if each one of you crossed off one of the goals you’ve written down because this blog inspired you to write your own 101 in 1001 list, I will have changed the world in some small way. Go get ’em!