101 in 1001

Monday, April 6, 2020

The ultimate goal-setting challenge! 

Accomplish 101 new things in 1001 days.


I began following Mackenzie Horan a few years ago mostly because I love her style and it in transparency, she was a redhead who spelled her name just like me. I've followed along her journey of doing this 101 in 1001 challenge a few times now and as a personal lover of goal-setting, figured I'd give the challenge a try myself! Andrew and I are getting married in August 2020 and moving to NYC the weekend before our wedding... So many of my goals revolve around making the most out of our time in Washington, DC before our move and adjusting to our new life in a new city as a married couple. 

Start Date: April 4, 2020
End Date: December 31, 2022

I've decided to start this journey a few days before my 27th birthday and will wrap up a few months shy of my 30th! Last year I did my 26 in 26 goal setting challenge, so I can only imagine the changes I will see during this 1001 time period. I hope to keep this list updated throughout the process to track my progress... so, here we go!

⬜ 1 - Watch 10 new-to-me documentaries
⬜ 2 - Go vegetarian for a week
⬜ 3 - Complete another Write the Word journal
⬜ 4 - Watch 10 so-called classic films | 3/10 (Roman Holiday | To Catch A Thief | Breakfast at Tiffany's)
⬜ 5 - Practice calligraphy for an hour 5 times | 1/10 (May 2020)
⬜ 6 - Finish three new needlepoint canvases
⬜ 7 - Complete Daughters of the American Revolution application
⬜ 8 - Find a piano teacher and begin lessons
⬜ 9 - Complete all lessons in Level 1 French on Duolingo
⬜ 10 - Technology free weekend
⬜ 11 - Run a 5k
⬜ 12 - Subscribe to a physical newspaper service
⬜ 13 - Complete another Emily Ley Simplified Challenge (prior to NYC move)
⬜ 14 - Enjoy a social media free week
⬜ 15 - Go one month without alcohol
⬜ 16 - Read 10 literary classics | 1/10 (Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton)
⬜ 17 - Read 10 new books for fun

⬜ 18 - Read 10 new books related to professional interests | 3/10 (Treating People Well by Lea Berman & Jeremy Bernard, Protocol: The Complete Handbook of Diplomatic, Official and Social Usage by Mary Jane McCaffree, Protocol by Capricia Panvis Marshall)
⬜ 19 - Write three blog posts related to professional development
✅ 20 - Update my resume
⬜ 21 - Take new professional head shots
✅ 22 - Create five new major resources for sorority recruitment (done plus some thanks to virtual recruitment)
⬜ 23 - Write and/or present three new programs for sorority development | 2/3 (Virtual Marketing, Zoom Recruitment)
✅ 24 - Obtain a new certification / complete a certificate course | Global Diplomacy - Diplomacy in the Modern World, University of London through Coursera
✅ 25 - Join a new professional association (Protocol & Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association)
⬜ 26 - Create 10 new LinkedIn posts | 4/10 (Shared Alpha Xi Delta's Work From Home Tips, PDI-POA Association Membership, University of London Certificate Course Completion, Name Change Post-Wedding)
✅ 27 - Send snail-mail appreciation cards to recruitment volunteers | (4/25/20 Volunteer Appreciation Week)
⬜ 28 - Write/post 2020 professional recap blog
⬜ 29 - Write/post 2021 professional recap blog
⬜ 30 - Write/post 2022 professional recap blog

✅ 31 - Complete Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults classes / become Catholic
✅ 32 - Complete marriage preparation courses
✅ 33 - Write 5 blog posts about wedding planning or marriage preparation (20 Wedding Movies to Get You Through 2020, Becoming Catholic, Our Engagement Story, Emerald Isle Bachelorette Weekend, Steel Magnolias Themed Bridal Shower)
✅ 34 - Take bridal portraits
✅ 35 - Create / order guestbook with Artifact Uprising
✅ 36 - Get married!
✅ 37 - Social media free honeymoon
⬜ 38 - Determine new weekly quality time activity
⬜ 39 - Preserve wedding dress and bouquet
⬜ 40 - Change my last name
✅ 41 - Order new stationery
⬜ 42 - Send all wedding thank you notes
⬜ 43 - Write reviews and show appreciation for all wedding vendors
⬜ 44 - Put all wedding photos into Facebook albums and blog posts
⬜ 45 - Create / order wedding album with Artifact Uprising
⬜ 46 - Celebrate our 1-Year wedding anniversary
⬜ 47 - Celebrate our 2-Year wedding anniversary
⬜ 48 - Celebrate our 3-Year wedding anniversary

⬜ 49 - Try ten new recipes for dinners at home | 4/10 (Wasilick Family Meatloaf, Homemade Linguine with Bolognese Sauce, Grilled Spatchcock Chicken, Homemade Pizza)
⬜ 50 - Visit North Carolina 10 times | 3/10 (Bachelorette Party, Bridal Shower, Wedding)
⬜ 51 - Add Wasilick family tree to Ancestry for our future children
⬜ 52 - Review all Ancestry 'leaves' for family tree / go as far as I can
⬜ 53 - Host a swanky dinner party
⬜ 54 - Buy 5 new significant/sentimental Christmas ornaments | 1/5 (Antigua Honeymoon)
⬜ 55 - Ask/record my grandparent's about their 10 most significant life lessons so far
⬜ 56 - Update family cookbook (add new recipes, illustrate, bind)
⬜ 57 - Host a virtual family get-together
⬜ 58 - Create 2021 Family Album with Artifact Uprising
⬜ 59 - Create 2022 Family Album with Artifact Uprising
⬜ 60 - Send Christmas cards every year
⬜ 61 - Host a family Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration in New York

In light of the pandemic making many of these DC goals unsafe or impossible given our limited time period living here, I have decided to adjust goals #62-70 to focus on current events and social justice.

⬜ 62 - Explore 10 new museums or historic sites: Phillips Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Octagon House, Renwick Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Dumbarton Oaks Museum, Tudor Place, Sewall-Belmont House / Women's Equality Monument, Folger Shakespeare Library, National Arboretum)
⬜ 63 - Got to 10 new-to-me restaurants:
⬜ 64 - Have the most epic bachelorette party exploring the city
⬜ 65 - Attend a philanthropic function
⬜ 66 - Host our parents for a weekend
⬜ 67 - Attend a networking function
⬜ 68 - See a show / performance at a new-to-us venue
⬜ 69 - Use our apartment building's rooftop dining to host a dinner for local friends
⬜ 70 - Visit an Embassy

⬜ 62 - Vote in the 2020 Presidential Election
⬜ 63 - Watch three new-to-me documentaries on related topics
⬜ 64 - Donate to three organizations or causes supporting BIPOC | 1/3 (National Museum of African American History and Culture)
⬜ 65 - Explore opportunities in my new city (NYC) that allow me to create new, meaningful friendships with people that look differently than me.
⬜ 66 - Find five new Black-owned businesses to support
⬜ 67 - Write my legislators five times requesting specific changes in support of equality and social justice
⬜ 68 - Watch the #realizediwasblack stories to understand more about perspectives on race 
⬜ 69 - Read ten recommended articles regarding race and racial injustice in the USA
⬜ 70 - Learn more about the history and violence against indigenous people, including researching which group(s) occupied where I currently live. Find ways to support their activism. 

Item #71 I kept because I want to share all of the things we were able to do and love in DC!
⬜ 71 - Publish a DC city-guide on the blog

⬜ 72 - Find an apartment!!!
⬜ 73 - Move / furnish new apartment
⬜ 74 - Establish new pet care services (veterinarian, boarding, dog walking, etc.)
⬜ 75 - Establish new primary care physician, OBGYN, and dentist 
⬜ 76 - Establish new home church
⬜ 77 - Explore 15 new-to-me museums, historic sites, or attractions:
⬜ 78 - Try 20 new-to-me restaurants:
⬜ 79 - Try 3 new-to-me fitness classes:
⬜ 80 - See five new-to-me Broadway Shows
⬜ 81 - Transfer to the New York Junior League
⬜ 82 - Have a picnic in Central Park
⬜ 83 - Catch a performance at Madison Square Garden
⬜ 84 - Attend a Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony
⬜ 85 - Attend Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral
⬜ 86 - Create a first-year city guide of favorite restaurants & places

⬜ 87 - Travel ten cities / places I've never been before
⬜ 88 - Step foot on a new continent
⬜ 89 - Plan a girls trip
⬜ 90 - Surprise Andrew with a trip
⬜ 91 - Attend Mass while on vacation in a new city

⬜ 92 - Send three surprise care packages for friends or family
⬜ 93 - Tip 100% for exceptional service on a dinner out
⬜ 94 - Attend or host a formal afternoon tea
⬜ 95 - Celebrate 10 year high school reunion
⬜ 96 - Determined planned giving organizations / contributions
⬜ 97 - Learn how to make macaroons at home
⬜ 98 - Buy someone's groceries as a surprise
⬜ 99 - Donate anonymously to 10 different individuals / causes
⬜ 100 - Treat a friend (nice dinner out or spa experience)
⬜ 101 - Treat myself to three new experiences (spa, class, etc.)

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