Happy New Year, y’all! Its that time of year where social media is flooded with “new year, new me” posts and lots of resolutions. I think it’s great! There’s nothing like a new year to really light a fire within us (or under us) and jump-start those goals. As someone who is obsessed with self-improvement, I took a different approach to resolutions this year. Today I’m introducing my 101 in 1001 list!
What is it? A 101 in 1001 list is 101 goals to be completed in 1001 days. In my case, it will run from today, January 1, 2019, to September 28, 2021. In a lot of ways, this list kind of feels like my big hurrah. I’ll be in my 30’s when it ends, at a point where I’ll be thinking about babies and permanent things like that. So I’m viewing it as my opportunity to be selfish and put myself first.
You may have noticed that the “personal” section has the most goals; that was very intentional. I’ve spent the past three years heavily involved in a volunteer organization and have spent almost all of my free time serving the organization in one way or another. It’s been rewarding, and I’m ready to catch up on quite a few things that I’ve missed.
So… here it is! If you see a goal that overlaps with one of your goals, let’s chat! And if you have any recommendations, please share those too. I love getting y’all’s input.
CAREER – 3/9
Complete OUEDI training. (October 2019)
Receive CEcD certification.
Land a project I ran lead on in my first year as a project manager.
Participate in a state leadership program. (graduated April 2019)
Speak on a panel.
Win three marketing awards for my organization. (1. International award)
Increase organization’s social media presence.
Write a blog post on LinkedIn.
Keep a running tab of wins – big and small.
BLOG – 15
Land a partnership that pays my rent.
Hit 10k on Instagram.
Host a giveaway with my favorite small businesses.
Learn how to stage photos.
Go to NYFW.
Create more video content.
Get a Pinterest revamp.
Start doing more shooting with a photographer.
Meet Jenny in person.
Update my logo.
Publish three “how to” posts.
Go “live” on Instagram.
Take on a social media client.
Take a photography class.
Blog every day for one week straight.
PERSONAL – 11/36
Learn to ride a bike.
Take a webinar a quarter. (Q1-19: Cvent’s “Power of Personalization; Q2-19: IEDC’s “Build Your Marketing Technology Stack for Business Outreach Success”, Consultant Connect’s “Marketing Your People”)
Take three painting classes.
Go all out for my 30th birthday.
Move out of my apartment. (May 2019)
Read 35 books. (10/35: People Like Us, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, When Life Gives You Lululemons, I’m Fine and Neither are You, Trophy Life, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, Only Ever Her, The Kept Woman, This Will Only Hurt a Little, My Friend Anna)
Buy a new piece of art.
Get a facial. (March 2019 – acne facial)
Replace my car. (July 2019)
Try a fashion subscription service. (Material World – January 2019)
Take a cocktail making class.
Learn to make a signature dish.
Write more thank you notes. (2019 – 6)
Add three members to my Young Living team.
Splurge and frame my 40 Under Forty feature.
Frame my brother’s newspaper coverage.
Have a vision board party with my girlfriends.
Give podcasting a shot.
Recreate a childhood photo.
Create an Instagram account for Pearl.
Learn to can.
Get a lash lift. (April 2019)
Take a welding class.
Clean out my closet.
Invest in a good pair of classic flats. (June 2019)
Clean out my bookshelf. (June 2019)
Do something that scares the absolute hell out of me.
Order custom stationery.
Learn to ride a horse.
Purchase a new handbag.
Have my aura read.
Learn to tease my hair.
Visit a new church. (January 2020)
Journal through a devotional.
HEALTH & WELLNESS – 5/14
Complete a wellness program. (Livestrong at the Y – March 2019)
Complete another 30 day/100 squat challenge.
Learn to make my own beet juice. (January 2019 – using this recipe from one of my mentors)
Take a 6 AM workout class.
Survive hot barre.
Take a new class at the gym. (January 2019 – Splash Your Kick; February 2019 – Strength and Sculpt, Floor, Core, & More; March 2019 – Gentle Flow Yoga)
Audition for the Nutcracker.
Successfully meal prep for a week.
Try out a meal prep service for a week.
Drink celery juice every day for two weeks.
Be able to row for 25 minutes.
Bring my brother to hot yoga with me.
Hike Bays Mountain Fire tower. (April 2019)
Work with a nutritionist or dietitian. (March 2019)
COMMUNITY SERVICE – 2/7
Raise enough funds to purchase a branded tent for the YP group I belong to.
Serve on the FOA board.
Support an organization involved with the arts.
Sponsor a young student, whether it be for a coding camp, Angel Tree, etc. (May 2019 – sponsored a young female for Camp Awesome! – a coding camp for young women)
Read to a classroom.
Spend more time serving the homeless.
Donate five coats.
FINANCIAL – 6
Improve my credit score to Excellent.
Track my spending for a full month.
Put $1 in a jar for each goal completed.
Complete a savings goal in Qapital.
Understand the basics of investing.
Shift from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset.
TRAVEL – 3/14
Visit the zoo in the spring after the babies are born.
Finally make the trip to Memphis. (February 2019)
Visit my brother at college at least once a year. (2019 – 3 visits)
Make it to at least one of my brother’s track meets a year. (2019 – indoor season opener)
Take a girls trip. (July 2019 – Nashville with Lindsay)
See a Broadway play.
Go to a comedy show. (March 2019 – Patton Oswalt at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC)
Go wine tasting.
Take an international trip.
Visit the west coast.
Take a trip with my brother.
Pet Handsome Dan.
If you read that entire list, you deserve an award, so… I have an Instagram giveaway happening tomorrow! Let’s chat in the comments about your goals. (And if you have a 101 in 1001 list, please share it in the comments. I want to cheer you on!) Cheers to a very happy and healthy 2019!