101 in 1001 Check-in #3


Welcome back for another update of my 101 goals in 1001 days list. To see my original list and my other update posts, check ’em out here: original, update 1 and update 2. I’m not as satisfied with the progress I’ve made since my last update, but hey, that’s real life sometimes. With the rebrand of the blog launching NEXT WEEK, there are a few things that will get completed at that time. However, there are more exciting things coming soon that will help keep me accountable for the rest of the things on this list. Fingers crossed!

Start date: July 15, 2015

End date: April 13, 2018

Italicized goals signify a work in progress

  1. Buy domain name
  2. Travel to 3 different states 
    1. Arkansas
    2. Tennessee
    3. Mississippi
  3. Buy a suit
  4. Earn $100 from blogging
  5. Graduate in 4 years
  6. Visit a vineyard
  7. Create business cards
  8. Sign my first lease 
  9. Get straight A’s
  10. Get hired post-grad
  11. Get a cat
  12. Create an ‘About Me’ page
  13. Make a Facebook Page – Check it out here 
  14. Travel out of the country
  15. Go kayaking
  16. Get moles checked
  17. Add blog to LinekdIn
  18. Create media kit
  19. Make Tuck and I’s first year scrapbook
  20. Organize work files on computer
  21. Reach 100 followers on Instagram (almost to 300 followers!)
  22. Finish revamping old posts
  23. Read 16 books
    1. Legend – Eric Blehm
    2. Thresholds – Sherre Hirsh
    3. Show Your Work! – Austin Kleon
    4. A Visit From the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
    5. Bossypants – Tina Fey
    6. The Prince and the Pauper – Mark Twain
    7. In a Different Key – John Donvan and Caren Zucker
  24. Clean out boxes of junk in closet
  25. Send 20 handwritten notes – 16 out of 20 sent
  26. Make an address book for friends/family
  27. Try 5 new foods
    1. Veggie Meatloaf
    2. Thai Curry
  28. Finish 4 complete TV series
    1. White Collar
    2. The Office
    3. Fuller House (sort of counts, right? Since there’s a new season underway…?)
    4. Numb3rs
    5. Chuck
  29. Open a savings account
  30. Re 29: Put in $5 for every completed goal
  31. Buy a lottery ticket
  32. Achieve and maintain goal weight
  33. Make homemade salsa 
  34. Resist eating out for one month  (Oct. 2015)
  35. Get CPR certified
  36. Buy first legal alcoholic beverage
  37. Watch 10 “classic” films
    1. Good Will Hunting
    2. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
    3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    4. Big Fish
    5. Rain Man
    6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    7. Jurassic Park
    8. Ghost Busters
    9. The Princess Bride
  38. Write a letter to yourself to be opened at 25 – I wrote it in a blog post instead! Check it out here.
  39. Start writing a book
  40. Paint a painting and hang it
  41. Geocache
  42. Donate blood twice
    1. 12/4/15
  43. Learn how to change a tire
  44. Discover 5 new crockpot recipes
    1. Parmesan Tomato Soup
  45. Go apple picking
  46. Get at least 8 hours of sleep for 1 week
  47. Write my sister a letter
  48. Visit 5 Illinois landmarks
  49. Share 5 new recipes
    1. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
    2. Heart-shaped chocolate cake
    3. Fresh Salsa
    4. Vinaigrettes
  50. Unsubscribe from 5 email lists
  51. Make 3 drink recipes from Pinterest
    1. Strawberry Daquiri
    2. Paloma
  52. Win my March Madness bracket (2016 was a HUGE bust)
  53. Clean out crafting supplies
  54. Go to farmer’s market
  55. Post everyday for 1 month (tried and failed – will try again)
  56. Make gnocchi from scratch
  57. Back up my computer once a month
  58. Organize series’ posts
  59. Take my vitamins every day
  60. Make my bed every day for a month
  61. Celebrate 2 year anniversary
  62. Drink at least 5 glasses of water daily
  63. Volunteer 30 hours  – 9 out of 30
  64. Knit a scarf
  65. Use Clarisonic regularly 
  66. Buy clothes steamer
  67. Watch the sunset
  68. Make 3 useful Pinterest crafts
  69. Haircut – more than a trim
  70. Set a more strict budget for 2016
  71. Continue gingerbread house tradition (2015 – check)
  72. Make advent calendars each year (2015 – bought them! 2016 – somehow forgot!)
  73. Host a game night
  74. Complete a fitness challenge
  75. Host a Superbowl Party
  76. Get eyes checked
  77. Buy a new planner for 2016
  78. Revisit an old friendship
  79. Create a designated donation box
  80. Sort through/organize photos
  81. Participate in 3 blog link ups
    1. #galpalholiday (x2)
    2. Tutu Tuesday
  82. Back up phone every two weeks
  83. Cut out pop for 2 weeks
  84. Read 1 finance book
  85. Clean out jewelry stash
  86. Buy a “big girl” watch
  87. Spend a day out and about alone
  88. Make a snow angel
  89. Connect with 4 other bloggers
    1. Tiffany
    2. Dana
    3. Kayla
    4. Tiffani
  90. Create Twitter account
  91. Make blog signature (Making an appearance along with the NEW branding next week!)
  92. Create spreadsheet with posts
  93. Read 2 blogging books
  94. Go through old posts to brainstorm
  95. Try 4 new coffee shops
    1. Julius Meinl
    2. Flying Machine Coffee
    3. Aroma Cafe
  96. Decide once and for all about tattoo
  97. Discover 3 new (to me) music artists
    1. HAIM the band
    2. the 1975
    3. Marvin Garrix
  98. Figure out Google+
  99. Blog Business Plan
  100. End each day happy
  101. Document each goal with a photo

To be totally honest, I haven’t made as much progress as I was expecting since I last updated. That being said, I am proud of the 49 goals I have completely accomplished. I will be working on completing the rest of these goals throughout 2017 and will be unveiling my accountability system on January 7th!

If you have completed one of these lists or have created one of your own recently, I would love to know how you were able to complete your goals.

Now I want to know: What goal was the hardest for you to complete?

21 thoughts on “101 in 1001 Check-in #3

  1. Ashley says:

    Love your list! I like the idea of putting $5 in every time you complete a goal! You’ve gotten 49 done which I think is a great number! Also it looks like you’re working on a lot of them too!

  2. hannahcstark says:

    Wow this list is amazing! It’s inspired me to want to start a list for 2017. I also love your idea of reading 16 books. This is something I really want to focus on in 2017:)

    xoxo, Hannah

  3. adriana says:

    I love your goal of ending each day happy! It’s amazing how different you can make a day if you end it happily. This is an amazing list – I want to do this in the new year!

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