Read at least fifty books (50/50 — The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins, It’s Messy by Amanda de Cadenet, Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine, The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone, Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss, Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht, The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, Presence by Amy Cuddy, The Motivation Myth by Jeff Haden, Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk, The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close, Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk, Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday, The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris, When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger, The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero, Startup by Doree Shafrir, Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins, The One Thing by Jay Papasan and Gary Keller, Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam, All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam, The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger, What No One Tells You by Alexandra Sacks and Catherine Birndorf, Moms on Call by Laura Hunter and Jennifer Walker, The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine, Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win by Jo Piazza, Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman, Rising Strong by Brené Brown, The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, Strong as a Mother by Kate Rope, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, Do You Mind If I Cancel? by Gary Janetti, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, The Fifth Trimester by Lauren Smith Brody, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling).
Invest my IRA (January 2019).
Vote in the 2018 elections (November 2018).
Find and share a nonprofit I’m passionate about (A Better Chance in October 2018).
Get Lasik eye surgery.
Do allergy testing (June 2020).
Visit a chiropractor (September 2018).
Exercise four times a week for one month (June 2020).
Finish 12 weeks of BBG.
Be able to run three miles without stopping.
Hire a new personal trainer and/or settle into a new workout routine (Countdown Fitness in January 2019).
Drink eight glasses of water every day for at least one week (May 2019).
Walk 10,000 steps every day for at least one week (Australia in March 2019).
Take vitamins every day for at least one month (February 2019).
Beat my past 101 in 1001 record of 79 goals completed.
Launch my blog redesign (February 2018).
Design a new about page, 101 in 1001 page, and travel guide (June 2019).
Conduct a reader survey (February 2018).
Do an Instagram live.
Post an IGTV video.
Organize my Dropbox account (January 2020).
Start a new interview series on the blog.
Start a new organization series on the blog.
Post all of our wedding events on the blog (November 2017; see them all here!).
Post all of our honeymoon photos on the blog (December 2017; see them all here!).
Order a wedding album (August 2018; post here).
Send all of our wedding thank you notes (August 2018).
Preserve my wedding dress (August 2018; post here).
Change my last name (August 2019).
Play tennis together (March 2018; post here).
Play mini golf together (August 2018).
Take Will on a trip to watch a tennis match (May 2018; post here).
Reread the Harry Potter series together (7/7).
Celebrate Will’s 30th birthday (May 2018; post here).
Celebrate our one-year anniversary (belated Australia trip in March 2019).
Celebrate my 30th birthday (August 2019; post here).
Celebrate our two-year anniversary (September 2019; post here).
Buy a car at the end of our lease (March 2018; post here).
Buy a home (July 2019; post here).
Buy life insurance.
Make a will.
Take a prenatal yoga class (March 2019).
Decorate the nursery and share on the blog (November 2019; post here).
Needlepoint something for the baby (January 2020).
Find a pediatrician we love (October 2019).
Send out birth announcements (November 2019; post here).
Get into a post-baby workout routine.
FAMILY & FRIENDS
Mail care packages to each of my siblings (1/3).
Send flowers to my grandmother one day out of the blue (August 2018).
Have my grandmother teach me how to needlepoint (first project completed in July 2018; post here).
Have my dad teach me how to dive (August 2018).
Frame and hang some of our engagement photos (March 2018; post here).
Frame and hang some of our wedding photos (March 2018; post here).
Frame and hang some of our honeymoon photos (March 2018; post here).
Find a way to display my wedding shoes (January 2019; post here).
Frame Rory’s needlepoint collar from our wedding (decided to use instead in December 2019; post here).
Reupholster my hot pink birdcage chair in a different color (October 2018; post here).
Repaint our lacquered dresser in a different color (October 2018; post here).
Organize my closet and post on the blog (September 2018; post here).
Organize my home office and post on the blog (January 2019; post here).
Renovate the kitchen and powder room in our new house (June 2020).
Build out mudroom in our new house (June 2020).
Build out suite above garage in our new house (June 2020).
Go apple picking.
Visit a pumpkin patch.
Take a road trip to see the fall foliage (Vermont in September 2018).
Visit the farmer’s market (June 2020).
Try at least twenty new-to-me restaurants (20/20 — Lugano and The Drawing Room in January 2018, Artisan Southport and The Spread in February 2018, Roost Darien in March 2018, Tavern at Gray Barns in April 2018, Gray Goose Café in January 2019, Scena and Parlor Pizza in February 2019, Uncorked New Canaan in March 2019, Cos Cobber in May 2019, Le Fat Poodle in July 2019, Pine Street Concessions in August 2019, Il Pastaficio in September 2019, Mercantile at Gray Barns and Silvermine Market in November 2019, 55 Wine Bar and Little Pub Stratford in December 2019, Mecha Noodle Bar and Something Natural in June 2020).
Find a doctor, dentist, and dermatologist I like (June 2019).
Find a hair salon I like (Maison d’Alexandre in January 2018).
Publish a Fairfield County guide on my blog.
Take another trapeze lesson.
See a new-to-me Broadway play (Hello, Dolly in January 2018).
Try at least ten new-to-me restaurants (10/10 — Santina in March 2018, Bar Sardine in April 2018, Pilot in June 2018, Via Carota in July 2018, Taqueria in August 2018, Upland in August 2018, Narcissa in October 2018, Empellon and Rosemary’s Pizza in October 2018, The Lost Lady in November 2018).
Update the New York City guide on my blog.
Visit at least five new-to-me beaches (5/5 — Dionis, Fisherman’s, Madequecham, Miacomet, and Starbuck Road in July 2019).
Try at least ten new-to-me restaurants (10/10 — Lola 41, Nautilus, The Green, Pizzeria Gemelle, Or The Whale, Topper’s, Born & Bread Bakery, 167 Raw, The Beet, Sandbar at Jetties).
Update the Nantucket travel guide on my blog (June 2018; see it here).
Redecorate the basement or third floor of my parents’ house.
Finally get Global Entry and TSA pre-check.
Set foot on a new continent (Australia in March 2019).
Travel ten places I’ve never been before (10/10 — the Berkshires in February 2018, the Abacos in March 2018, Saint-Tropez/Grimaud in May 2018, Nice/Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in May 2018, Woodstock in September 2018, Laguna Beach in December 2018, Palmetto Bluff in January 2019, Boca Grande/Sanibel Island in January 2019, Sydney in March 2019, Great Barrier Reef in March 2019).
Take a trip with another couple (not including Nantucket!) (Mexico with Ali and Patrick in December 2017).
JUST FOR FUN
Leave a 100% tip for great service (February 2018; post here).
Buy a table of strangers dinner anonymously (January 2020).
Take a boxing class.
Take an aerial yoga class (March 2020).
Be able to do all three splits again.
Take a stand-up paddleboard yoga class (August 2018; post here).
Dress up for Halloween (Mario Kart in October 2017).
See a Red Sox game (April 2019).
See at least five concerts (1/5 — Taylor Swift in July 2018).
Do another polar bear plunge (January 2020).
Email or tweet me the link (@mackenziehoran) and I’ll add you below!
- Katherine in June 2020
- Karoline in June 2020
- Biby in April 2020
- Bethany in March 2020
- Risa in January 2020
- Chiara in January 2020
- Sarandon in February 2019
- Zoie in January 2019
- Mindy in January 2019
- Megan in October 2018
- Danielle in September 2018
- Lauren in September 2018
- Nicole in August 2018
- Sinead in July 2018
- Noelle in March 2018
- Shoshanna in March 2018
- Kseniya in March 2018
- Katie in February 2018
- Caitlin in January 2018
- Jess in January 2018
- Sara in January 2018
- JB in January 2018
- Ryann in January 2018
- Alyson in January 2018
- Colleen in November 2017
- Jordyn in October 2017
- This Makes Sense in October 2017
- Isabella in October 2017
- Ashley in September 2017