101 in 1001

UPDATE, January 2019: Soooooo, I’m not doing that great of a job with my lists. First of all, I couldn’t even come up with 101 things. I only came up with 77. Even so, after four months I haven’t made that much progress. Scroll down below to see how I’m doing. (Completed goals are marked through.)

I know what you’re thinking. Why would I want to read someone else’s fancy to-do list? When put that way, it does indeed sound boring. But here’s the thing: list can be inspiring. I’ve been making lists on this blog for a long time, so when I discovered this great idea I knew it was something I wanted to do. Setting goals, both short and long-term, is always a good idea. 1001 days is a nice mixture of both. Here’s the list of things I hope to accomplish over the next 1001 days (about 2.75 years!)

I will admit that coming up with 101 goals wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever done. So why do it? Because there’s something about writing a list that keeps you accountable to your goals. I do hope some of my goals inspire you. Perhaps you’ll write a list of your own!

(Disclaimer: This list isn’t finished. At initial posting, I still have about 25 more to go. What can I say…It’s a continual work in progress. Just go with it.)

Start: August 16, 2018
Finish: May 13, 2021

  1. Start doing yoga.
  2. Start stretching every night before bed.
  3. Start eating a more plant-based diet.
  4. Make 25% of our meals in one week vegetarian.
  5. Make 50% of our meals in one week vegetarian.
  6. Make 75% of our meals in one week vegetarian.
  7. Go 30 days without eating sugar/sweets. (Stop laughing at me.)
  8. Lose 10 pounds.
  9. Lose 10 more pounds.
  10. Lose last 10 pounds.
  11. Treat myself to a facial at least once a month (0/32).
  12. Treat myself to a pedicure at least once a month (0/32).
  13. Make it a habit of drinking more water (8 cups a day.)
  14. Go an entire day without getting on social media.
  15. Go an entire weekend without getting on social media.
  16. Have an electronic-free weekend with the entire family.
  17. Add 150 minutes of cardio to my week.
  18. Make 150 minutes of cardio a routine for 30 straight days.
  19. Do something about my back fat.
  20. Go to bed before 10PM every night for a week.
  21. Let my hair grow to passed my shoulders.
  22. Be better at making weekly menus/grocery lists.
  23. Take another cooking lesson at Sur la Table.
  24. Finish French lessons on Babble(started new lessons on Duolingo. like it so much better.)
  25. Meditate every day for 30 days in a row.
  26. Finish current needlepoint project. (finished November 2018)
  27. Start my new needlepoint Christmas pillow(finished January 2019)
  28. Go 30 days without buying a new book (i.e., read what I already have or what I’m gifted. Pre-ordered book prior to this list don’t count.)
  29. Go 30 days without buying anything that isn’t a necessity. (Just make sure it’s not during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.)
  30. If I make it without spending for 30 days, go for another 30.
  31. Go 365 days without buying a new purse/bag/tote.
  32. Put money into savings every month, the amount doesn’t matter.
  33. Decide what to do with my wedding dress.
  34. Read all of my “To Be Read” books. (A girl can dream.) (started but there are 103 books so thing one might take a while.)
  35. Read something out of my comfort zone.
  36. Read 145 books (approx. 1 per week.)
  37. Receive more ARCs.
  38. Host a giveaway for 1k Instagram followers.
  39. Increase Instagram followers to 2k.
  40. Increase blog traffic to 100 more per month.
  41. Blog three times a week for an entire month (12).
  42. Find a sponsor/partner/advertiser for blog and social media.
  43. Attend L.A. Book Festival.
  44. Host a book exchange(happening Feb. 10, 2019)
  45. Visit Booksoup in West Hollywood.
  46. Visit Skylight Books in Los Feliz.
  47. Join Friends of the Library at my local library.
  48. Find a non-profit to donate old books.
  49. Get caught up on my back issues of The New Yorker and stay caught up.
  50. Take boys to their first live concert(Elton John, Feb. 2019)
  51. Take boys to LACMA.
  52. Take boys to the Getty.
  53. Teach boys to make a simple recipe.
  54. Make boys do their own laundry start to finish.
  55. Have new family photos taken by a professional.
  56. Celebrate our 20th anniversary. (May 20, 2020)
  57. Celebrate D’s 50th birthday. (December 12, 2020)
  58. Graduate Son #1 from high school. (May 2020.)
  59. Save my tears for after I drop Son #1 off at college, i.e., hold it together woman! (August 2020)
  60. Travel to France(husband surprised me with a trip for Christmas! going July 2019)
  61. Travel somewhere I’ve never been.
  62. Take an adult vacation to somewhere tropical that is NOT work related.
  63. Travel back to Paso Robles and stay at Hotel Cheval.
  64. Visit Powell’s Bookstore in Portland.
  65. Drive the length of the California coast, south to north.
  66. Lake Tahoe during the summer.
  67. Visit a beach we’ve never been to before.
  68. Eat at five new-to-me restaurants.
  69. Watch the Sooners vs. the Bruins at the Rose Bowl. (September 2019)
  70. Weekend getaway to Palm Springs.
  71. Weekend getaway to Ojai Valley Inn.
  72. Graduation trip to (?) for Son #1. (Summer 2020)
  73. Get caught up with yearly family Shutterfly photo albums.
  74. Finish scanning old photos on to the cloud.
  75. New landscape for the backyard.
  76. Recover dining table cushions.
  77. Remodel the boys’ bathroom.

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