Hello and welcome to my third list of 101 things I want to accomplish in the next 1001 days! You can check out my first list and my second list here and all posts pertaining to my 101 in 1001 progress right here. And be sure to drop me a line if you decide to write your own list so I can link to yours from this page. Let’s do this thing!

design darling 101 in 1001
Start date:
End date:
32 down,
69 to go

Personal Development

2 / 16

PROFESSIONAL

3 / 10
  • 17.

    Launch my blog redesign (February 2018).

  • 18.

    Design a new about page, 101 in 1001 page, and travel guide.

  • 19.

    Conduct a reader survey (February 2018).

  • 20.

    Order new business cards.

  • 21.

    Host an Instagram Q&A (July 2018; saved in my Instagram highlights and now an ongoing blog series).

  • 22.

    Host an Instagram live.

  • 23.

    Organize my Dropbox account.

  • 24.

    Start a new interview series on the blog.

  • 25.

    Start a new organization series on the blog.

  • 26.

    Design a capsule collection for a brand I love.

MARRIAGE

10 / 20
  • 27.

    Post all of our wedding events on the blog (November 2017; see them all here!).

  • 28.

    Post all of our honeymoon photos on the blog (December 2017; see them all here!).

  • 29.

    Order a wedding album (August 2018; post here).

  • 30.

    Send all of our wedding thank you notes (August 2018).

  • 31.

    Preserve my wedding dress (August 2018; post here).

  • 32.

    Change my last name.

  • 33.

    Go skiing together.

  • 34.

    Play tennis together (March 2018; post here).

  • 35.

    Play mini golf together (August 2018).

  • 36.

    Cook at least five new meals together.

  • 37.

    Take Will on a trip to watch a tennis match (May 2018; post here).

  • 38.

    Reread the Harry Potter series together.

  • 39.

    Celebrate Will’s 30th birthday (May 2018; post here).

  • 40.

    Celebrate our one-year anniversary (September 2, 2018).

  • 41.

    Celebrate my 30th birthday (August 9, 2019).

  • 42.

    Celebrate our two-year anniversary (September 2, 2019).

  • 43.

    Send out Christmas cards each year (2017, 2018, and 2019).

  • 44.

    Plan sixteen surprise dates with Will (so we switch off every other month!) and share on the blog.

  • 45.

    Buy a car at the end of our lease (March 2018; post here).

  • 46.

    Buy a home.

FAMILY & FRIENDS

3 / 4
  • 47.

    Mail care packages to each of my siblings.

  • 48.

    Send flowers to my grandmother one day out of the blue (August 2018).

  • 49.

    Have my grandmother teach me how to needlepoint (first project completed in July 2018; post here).

  • 50.

    Have my dad teach me how to dive (August 2018).

HOME

6 / 15
  • 51.

    Frame and hang some of our engagement photos (March 2018; post here).

  • 52.

    Frame and hang some of our wedding photos (March 2018; post here).

  • 53.

    Frame and hang some of our honeymoon photos (March 2018; post here).

  • 54.

    Find a way to display my wedding shoes.

  • 55.

    Frame Rory’s needlepoint collar and leash from our wedding.

  • 56.

    Reupholster my hot pink birdcage chair in a different color (October 2018; post here).

  • 57.

    Repaint our lacquered dresser in a different color (October 2018).

  • 58.

    Organize my closet and post on the blog (September 2018; post here).

  • 59.

    Organize my home office and post on the blog.

  • 60.

    Organize our bathroom and post on the blog.

  • 61.

    Organize our linen closet and post on the blog.

  • 62.

    Photograph at least five rooms in our house for the blog (2/5 — foyer in March 2018, living room in May 2018).

  • 63.

    Participate in another round of the One Room Challenge.

  • 64.

    Host a holiday party at our house.

  • 65.

    Host a backyard movie night at our house.

CONNECTICUT

1 / 11
  • 66.

    Go apple picking.

  • 67.

    Visit a pumpkin patch.

  • 68.

    Take a road trip to see the fall foliage.

  • 69.

    Go ice skating.

  • 70.

    Go sledding.

  • 71.

    Visit the farmer’s market.

  • 72.

    Try at least twenty new-to-me restaurants (6/20 — 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).

  • 73.

    Find a doctor, dentist, and dermatologist I like.

  • 74.

    Find a hair salon I like (Maison d’Alexandre in January 2018).

  • 75.

    Publish a Fairfield County beauty guide on my blog.

  • 76.

    Publish a Fairfield County restaurant guide on my blog.

NEW YORK

2 / 5
  • 77.

    Visit at least three museums.

  • 78.

    Take another trapeze lesson.

  • 79.

    See a new-to-me Broadway play (Hello, Dolly in January 2018).

  • 80.

    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).

  • 81.

    Update the New York City travel guide on my blog.

NANTUCKET

1 / 4
  • 82.

    Visit at least five new-to-me beaches.

  • 83.

    Try at least ten new-to-me restaurants (2/10 — Lola 41 in April 2018, Nautilus in June 2018).

  • 84.

    Update the Nantucket travel guide on my blog (June 2018; see it here).

  • 85.

    Redecorate the basement or third floor of my parents’ house.

TRAVEL

1 / 5
  • 86.

    Finally get Global Entry and TSA pre-check.

  • 87.

    Set foot on a new continent.

  • 88.

    Travel to three new countries (2/3 — Mexico in December 2017, Dominican Republic in March 2018).

  • 89.

    Travel ten places I’ve never been before (3/10 — The Abacos in March 2018, Saint-Tropez/Grimaud in May 2018, Nice/Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in May 2018).

  • 90.

    Take a trip with another couple (not including Nantucket!) (Mexico with Ali and Patrick in December 2017).

JUST FOR FUN

3 / 11
  • 91.

    Leave a 100% tip for great service (February 2018; post here).

  • 92.

    Buy a table of strangers dinner anonymously.

  • 93.

    Take a boxing class.

  • 94.

    Take an aerial yoga class.

  • 95.

    Be able to do all three splits again.

  • 96.

    Take a stand-up paddleboard yoga class (August 2018; post here).

  • 97.

    Dress up for Halloween (Mario Kart in October 2017).

  • 98.

    Throw a surprise party.

  • 99.

    See a Red Sox game.

  • 100.

    See at least five concerts (Taylor Swift in July 2018).

  • 101.

    Do another polar bear plunge.

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