{101 in 1001 – 2017-2019}

Disclaimer: I attempted the “101 in 1001 Days” challenge while in college. It was a fun and educational experience while looking back and seeing how much life had changed and how many goals had been achieved in just 1,001 short days.

So I’ve been thinking, and I’ve decided to try it again. By the time this challenge is over, I will be moved out, married, and 26 years old (oh snap, I’m an adult). Who knows what will happen tomorrow, let alone 1,001 days from now? Only God does, and this is just another reminder that His plans are greater than mine.

Most likely, I won’t achieve all of these 101 things. In fact, that’s kind of the point. God has bigger and better things in store for my future, and writing down my earthly hopes and desires exemplifies that I may have ideas for my future, but God ultimately knows best.

No matter what, even if I do check all 101 things off this list, I look forward to seeing (and experiencing!) what God has in store during these next 1,001 days.

Let the adventures begin!

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Began: January 1, 2017
Ends: September 29th 2019

Educational/Professional (5/8)

1. Attend a social media or digital advertising conference

  • Facebook Marketing Conference – June 2017
  • Social Media Day in Philadelphia – June 29, 2017

2. Speak at a professional event or conference – (February 27, 2017; March 6, 2018)
3. Guest teach a class – (March 2017, February 2018, March 2018)
4. Read 5+ social media- or digital advertising-related books

5. Obtain certification in a social media- or digital advertising-related skill – (February 2018)
6. Frame both of my degrees
7. Update my blog 3-5 times a month (at minimum) – (Began January 2018)
8. Give 5+ presentations for/at Archer – (2017 & 2018)

  • DTCC – February 23, 2017
  • PRSSA-UD – February 27, 2017
  • Glasgow Christian Academy – April 2017
  • Crisis Management + Social Media – October 2017
  • Social Team Immersion – December 2017
  • University of Delaware – March 19, 2018
  • Social Media: The Bird’s Eye View – June 2018
  • The New Social Media Strategy – October 2018

9. Guest blog 5+ times

Organizing My Life (11/12)

10. Pay off student loans – (December 8, 2018)
11. Save for wedding- (January 2017 – September 2018)
12. Plan my wedding – (January 2017 – October 2018)
13. Write thank you notes for every major milestone/holiday – (2017, 2018)
14. Go a month without buying Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts coffee – (June 2017)
15. Clean out room and keep only meaningful and versatile items – (December 2017)
16. Clean out and organize laptop (music, files, photos) – (March 2017)
17. Unsubscribe from/delete unwanted emails – (January 2018)
18. Organize/clean out my desks every six months – (Began 2017)
19. Pay my own insurance (medical, dental, car, phone) – (December 2017)
20. Keep good credit – (2018)
21. Buy a house with Luke

Spiritual (4/9)

22. Go one week without complaining
23. Keep a prayer and/or praise journal – (July 2017)
24. Listen to an entire sermon series (CD, podcast, or whatever) – (February 2018 – The Village Church’s Romans 12-15 Series)
25. Read the whole Bible – (2017)
26. Mentor someone
27. Finish a devotional – (Began January 2018)
28. Attempt Bible journaling
29. Memorize 5 chapters of the Bible
30. Find a spiritual mentor

Physical (6/10)

31. Run a 10K
32. Run a 15K
33. Try a spin class – (August 16, 2018)
34. Own Nike running sneakers – (September 2017)
35. Drink at least 64 ounces of water for a week – (August 31, 2017)
36. Try a 30 day challenge – (July 2017 – Insanity! ; September 2017 – T25!)
37. Create a new work out/running playlist – (April 2018)
38. Participate in the Color Run
40. Get at least 15K Fitbit steps/day for a week
41. Run an official 5K – (July 12, 2018 – “SMiles for Meredith”)

Personal Lifestyle (15/19)

42. Pick a wedding date – (January 26, 2017)
43. Create a list of everything to do for the wedding – (December 2017)
44. Marry Luke ❤ – (October 27, 2018)
45. Start teaching piano 2+ days a week again
46. Beach date with Luke – (August 26, 2017)
47. Update iPhone to 7 or higher – (January 2, 2017)
48. Try balayage on my hair (September 2017)
49. Text people back in 12 hours or less – (2017)
50. Reconnect with an old friend – (February 4, 2017)
51. Learn how to cook a dish really well
52. Wake up at 6am for a week – (July and August 2017)
53. Go to bed by 11pm for a week – (June 2017)
54. Go a week without checking personal social media accounts
55. Say “yes” to everything for a day (if that day happens to be ‘too easy,’ try a week)
56. Treat myself to a manicure/pedicure and don’t feel guilty about it – (September 6, 2018)
57. Limit coffee intake to at least 16 ounces/day for a week (AKA the worst week ever) – (August 2017)
58. Clean out my nail polish collection and only keep the best ones – (October 2017)
59. Read 10+ books in 30 days – (September 2018)
60. Decorate my house – (Began October 2018)

Travel (9/13)

61. Book the honeymoon (April 2018)
62. Go on the honeymoon (October – November 2018)
63. Go to the top of the Empire State Building (December 20, 2017)
64. Return to Chicago
65. Go to a Florida beach
66. Visit Carlos Bakery (May 5, 2018)
67. Visit Gapstow Bridge in Central Park NYC (December 2017)
68. Visit a new city (Boston, November 2017)
69. Visit Julie in Boston with Luke (November 2017)
70. Visit the original Starbucks in Seattle, WA
71. Get a passport – (August 2018)
72. Go to an NFL/Steelers game
73. Visit a new state (Massachusetts, November 2017)

Just for Fun (14/29)

74. Swim with dolphins
75. Complete a major DIY project
76. Make a terrarium – (March 2018)
77. Watch “The Office” series all the way through – (July 2017)
78. Watch the “Gilmore Girls” series all the way through – (January 21, 2017)
79. Put a lock on a love bridge
80. Go to the top of a Ferris Wheel (July 20, 2018)
81. Discover a new TV series with Luke (January 6, 2017)

82. Ride in a hot air balloon
83. Get 2,000+ followers on Instagram
84. Go to a drive-in movie
85. Try a unique food dish – (July 2018, vegan burger)
86. See a show on Broadway (Wicked, January 14, 2017)
87. Get a pet – (August 2018 – Thalia!)
88. Read 5+ biographies (July 2018)

  • Talking As Fast As I Can – Lauren Graham
  • The Magnolia Story – Chip & Joanna Gaines
  • Seriously…I’m Kidding – Ellen DeGeneres
  • Shaken – Tim Tebow
  • Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – Mindy Kaling
  • What I Know For Sure – Oprah Winfrey
  • In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It – Lauren Graham
  • Diana: Her True Story — In Her Own Words – Andrew Morton
  • Just Jessie – Jessie James Decker

89. Visit Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in NYC (May 6, 2018)
90. Create a Bored Jar to limit the use of technology
91. Try making 10+ recipes I’ve pinned on Pinterest

  • Minestrone Soup (October 2018)
  • Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup (October 2018)
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls (December 2018)

92. Try Painting With a Twist or something similar
93. Celebrate “National Best Friend Day” with my best friend
94. Surprise someone (November 25, 2018 – Decorated Mr. P’s house for Christmas)
95. See Pentatonix live in concert (December 20, 2017; August 20, 2018)
96. Finish a knitting project
97. Learn 20+ new songs on the piano
98. Visit Susanna in New York
99. Read 5+ books before I see the movie (October 2018)

100. Complete the “101 in 1001 Days” challenge
101. Inspire someone else to join the “101 in 1001 Days” challenge (January 3, 2017)

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