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Avec Amour : 101 in 1001

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

101 in 1001

I was chatting with a friend about New Year's Resolutions, and I couldn't really think of any specifics for the year. Every year I try to spend less, read more, eat healthier and be more active - but I couldn't think of anything that I could claim was an actual resolution for 2016.

Last week, when I was reading a few blogs over my coffee, I came across Cait's 101 in 1001 list. Completing 101 tasks in 1001 days (or just under 3 years). She did this a few years ago, but for some reason it really hit me as a great way to hit a few goals in this season of life. So here goes nothing!



101 in 1001
January 11, 2016 - October 8, 2018

1. Visit a new continent (I've never been to South America or Asia)
2. Have my hair colored professionally (never done it!)
3. Host a wine tasting at home
4. Make my own Vanilla Extract
5. Bake something from The Great British Bake Off
6. Pay for a stranger's coffee
7. Do something with old cards/letters I've saved
8. PR in a 5k or 10k
9. Be able to do 30 REAL push ups
10. Do 3 home exchanges
11. Organize my basement
12. Snowboard in another country
13. Memorize 10 Bible passages
14. Start volunteering regularly
15. Gain 3 new production clients
16. Compete in an Orangetheory fitness challenge
17. Live in New York for more than a month
18. Landscape our backyard
19. Have professional family photos taken in another country
20. Have a girls weekend reunion with my CAKEJAR girls
21. Re-certification in SCUBA
22. Be featured on another blog
23. Learn a new skill
24. Contribute to a record and be mentioned in liner notes (writing, producing, singing or instrumental)
25. Meet 3 new blogger friends (IRL or online!)
26. Fly overseas in a lay-down bed
27. Attend a black tie charity event
28. Try yoga consistently for a month (3-4x a week)
29. Host a coffee swap
30. Go wine tasting in 5 new places
31. Have my eyes checked and buy glasses
32. Leave a 100% tip
33. Learn all the State capitols
34. Attend 3 or more City Council meetings for my district
35. Start writing my book
36. Take my mom to New York City
37. Keep my niece and nephews for the weekend
38. See a comedian at Zanies 
39. Write a letter to Matt to be opened on our 10th Anniversary
40. Take a vacation with BOTH of our families!
41. See a movie at the Belcourt Theater
42. Visit the Biltmore Mansion
43. Spend time in 5 states I've never been to (I've been to 28 so far)
44. Read kate spade's 'all in good taste' and 2 other books about entertaining
45. Frame photos from my travels and display at local coffee shop
46. Take a flower arranging class
47. Do a karaoke duet with one of my talented friends (who sing much better than i do)
48. Create a book of customs/recipes I've picked up around the world
49. Go through cosmetics & samples and purge
50. Go to a live sports event 
51. Back up all my pictures to the Cloud
52. Create a new tradition
53. Add a guest book to our home
54. Join a networking group
55. Be intentional about going on walks in our neighborhood
56. Take a course on coding
57. Help 5 people plan a trip or vacation
58. Send 10 gifts just because
59. Go camping
60. Go to 5 new countries 
61. Mentor someone
62. See the Grand Canyon
63. Host brunch 4x a year
64. Find out my blood type
65. Get paid to write about travel
66. Be a part of a live studio audience 
67. Hit my UP step goal, 8 hour sleep goal, and 8 glasses of water every day for a week 
68. Make friends with my new neighbors
69. Create my production portfolio
70. Create and stick to a blog editorial calendar
71. Have 4 guest blog posts
72. Improve my french
73. Paint the living room 
74. Learn to fold a fitted sheet
74. Make a 30 things I've learned in my 30 years list
75. Re-organize my spice cabinet
76. Help Matt grow his business
77. Have a stay-cation complete with no cell phones
78. Take a spontaneous road trip at least 1 hr away
79. Learn how to clean my wedding ring at home
80. Find & purchase the missing pieces to the china set Matt's mom gifted me
81. Meet goal weight/size
82. Invest in great pair of jeans in that size
83. Improve blog hits month over month (for at least 6 months)
84. Bike ride on the Shelby Bottoms trail 
85. Find 5 new places to walk/ride bike instead of drive
86. Come up with an idea and actually bring it to life
87. Learn a makeup trick
88. Find the perfect every day lipstick
89. Replace my faux leather jacket with a real one
90. Take an LSAT practice test 
91. Host a murder mystery party
92. Send 1 "just because" letter a month
93. Learn to drive stick shift
94. Learn how to poach an egg
95. Figure out a skincare routine and stick to it
96. Stay in an over water bungalow
97. Learn all the words to "Careless Whisper"
98. Support a Kickstarter I believe in
99. Go to my 2nd show at the Ryman
100. Participate in all local elections
101. Work my way up to a handstand

What do you think, am I in way over my head? I tried really hard to think about things I was interested in, wished I knew how to do, was afraid to do, or have just been in the back of my mind for a while. I may do an edit or two, but I've thought pretty hard about this list and I'm excited to make it happen.

Do you want to  101 things with me? Let me know in the comments!
xo

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