design darling 101 in 1001
Start date:
End date:
80 down,
21 to go

Personal Development

12 / 15

PROFESSIONAL

5 / 9
  • 16.

    Launch my blog redesign (February 2018).

  • 17.

    Design a new about page, 101 in 1001 page, and travel guide (June 2019).

  • 18.

    Conduct a reader survey (February 2018).

  • 19.

    Do an Instagram live.

  • 20.

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

  • 21.

    Post an IGTV video.

  • 22.

    Organize my Dropbox account (January 2020).

  • 23.

    Start a new interview series on the blog.

  • 24.

    Start a new organization series on the blog.

MARRIAGE

18 / 18

Baby

8 / 10

FAMILY & FRIENDS

3 / 4
  • 53.

    Mail care packages to each of my siblings (1/3).

  • 54.

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

  • 55.

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

  • 56.

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

HOME

13 / 13
  • 57.

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

  • 58.

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

  • 59.

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

  • 60.

    Find a way to display my wedding shoes (January 2019; post here).

  • 61.

    Frame Rory’s needlepoint collar from our wedding (decided to use instead in December 2019; post here).

  • 62.

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

  • 63.

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

  • 64.

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

  • 65.

    Organize my home office and post on the blog (January 2019; post here).

  • 66.

    Photograph at least five rooms in our house for the blog (5/5 — foyer in March 2018, living room in May 2018, dining room in November 2018, kitchen in December 2018, guest bedroom in January 2019).

  • 67.

    Renovate the kitchen and powder room in our new house (June 2020).

  • 68.

    Build out mudroom in our new house (June 2020).

  • 69.

    Build out suite above garage in our new house (June 2020).

CONNECTICUT

5 / 9
  • 70.

    Go apple picking.

  • 71.

    Visit a pumpkin patch.

  • 72.

    Take a road trip to see the fall foliage (Vermont in September 2018).

  • 73.

    Go sledding.

  • 74.

    Visit the farmer’s market (June 2020).

  • 75.

    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).

  • 76.

    Find a doctor, dentist, and dermatologist I like (June 2019).

  • 77.

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

  • 78.

    Publish a Fairfield County guide on my blog.

NEW YORK

2 / 4
  • 79.

    Take another trapeze lesson.

  • 80.

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

  • 81.

    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).

  • 82.

    Update the New York City guide on my blog.

NANTUCKET

3 / 4
  • 83.

    Visit at least five new-to-me beaches (5/5 — Dionis, Fisherman’s, Madequecham, Miacomet, and Starbuck Road in July 2019).

  • 84.

    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).

  • 85.

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

  • 86.

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

TRAVEL

4 / 5

JUST FOR FUN

7 / 10
  • 92.

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

  • 93.

    Buy a table of strangers dinner anonymously (January 2020).

  • 94.

    Take a boxing class.

  • 95.

    Take an aerial yoga class (March 2020).

  • 96.

    Be able to do all three splits again.

  • 97.

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

  • 98.

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

  • 99.

    See a Red Sox game (April 2019).

  • 100.

    See at least five concerts (1/5 — Taylor Swift in July 2018).

  • 101.

    Do another polar bear plunge (January 2020).

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