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101 in 1001 Round 2

Inspire · Life · August 25, 2017

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So a couple of years ago I made a 101 in 1001 list. I managed to accomplish quite a few things on the list but not all of them. So now that the time has passed it’s time to make another one and see how I do this time!

101 in 1001

101 in 1001 Round 2

Start Date: August 25th, 2017
End Date: May 22nd, 2020

43/101 Complete


  1. Read 100 New books
  2. Pay off half of student loans
  3. Work out 5 days a week for a month
  4. Go to barre classes 2 days a week
  5. Run a 5K
  6. See The Killers in concert if they tour January 27th 2017
  7. Go to 3 concerts (Katy Perry, The Killers, The Counting Crows)
  8. See Hamilton  August 2017
  9. Pay it forward 30 times
  10. Invest in my IRA
  11. Find an organization to volunteer for regularly
  12. Join a moms group in my area 
  13. Try Stoller Strides
  14. Give myself a half day once a month, no work, no baby just me
  15. Organize our garage
  16. Cook 5 new meals (egg breakfast muffins, whole wheat greek yogurt breakfast muffins, pasta parmesan, banana muffins)
  17. Make sure I have at least 30 minutes of me time a day
  18. Learn how to properly use chopsticks
  19. Keep up with Liam’s baby book (Year 1 complete, Year 2 complete
  20. Keep up with Andrew and my Question of the Day book
  21. Lose all of my baby weight and get back to my wedding weight 


  1. Increase blog revenue each year (2018,
  2. Update pages on blog twice a year
  3. Update media kit at least twice a year (2017, 2018,
  4. Pitch to a brand I really love
  5. Hire a blog intern
  6. Grow Instagram to 50K
  7. Grow Pinterest to 75K
  8. Grow Twitter to 50K
  9. Grow Facebook to 25K
  10. Write an eBook
  11. Worth with a big brand I haven’t worked with
  12. Have a brand I love repost my content


  1. Breakfast/Dinner with dad once a month
  2. Take Liam to visit Santa
  3. Go to Magnolia with friends
  4. Take a fun road trip with a friend, even for a day
  5. Take Liam to meet Aunt Esther, she’s 106!
  6. Do something really cool for my grandparents
  7. Have a 4 generation photo made with my grandparents, dad, myself and Liam
  8. Take a cooking class with Andrew
  9. Treat my mom to a mani/pedi/lunch date
  10. Plan a really creative date for Andrew
  11. Let Andrew teach me how to fish
  12. Finish Homeland with Andrew (we are so behind)
  13. Start a new Christmas tradition with Liam and Andrew
  14. Take Liam to Kaboomtown for July 4th fireworks
  15. Get Liam a swing set
  16. Give 5 just because gifts
  17. Have professional photos of Liam taken twice a year (2017, 2018
  18. Make a new close friend
  19. Celebrate someones birthday BIG (Liams 1st birthday)


  1. Walk around White Rock Lake with Andrew
  2. Go on a first few dates marathon (Glorias, Mercy Wine Bar, iPic)
  3. Go to a Cowboys Game
  4. Take Liam to a Rangers Game
  5. Go to an outdoor concert(Counting Crows) 
  6. Go to the Katy Trail as a family more often
  7. Take Liam to Klyde Warren Park
  8. Take Liam to the Perot Museum
  9. Take Liam to the Arboretum during the Fall and Spring(Fall done, spring done) 
  10. Take Liam to the State Fair
  11. Have photos taken of Liam in the bluebonnets
  12. Go to the farmers market with Andrew and Liam
  13. Try 10 new restaurants (Up On Knox, Town Hearth, Flower Child, Sprezza, Wildwood, First Watch, Woodbridge Cafe, Toulouse, Urban Rio, Atomic Pie)
  14. Take Liam on a boat on one of the lakes
  15. Take Liam to the Dallas Zoo
  16. Take Liam to the Dallas Aquarium


  1. Go to South Carolina with Liam and Andrew
  2. Go Back to Hawaii With Andrew
  3. Visit Chicago again
  4. Take a family trip to Austin for a long weekend
  5. Do yearly trips to the lake (2017,
  6. Go on another cruise with Andrew
  7. Visit 3 NEW places with Andrew (Tampa/St. Pete, Asheville, Naples)
  8. Go to Europe
  9. Take a girls trip with my mom
  10. Take a family vacation with Andrew and Liam every year somewhere( 2017-Austin, 2018-New York, DC, Asheville)
  11. Go to Seattle
  12. Go to Canada
  13. Go back to Laguna Nigel with Liam and Andrew


  1. No eating out for an entire month
  2. Go to Target 10 times and not purchase anything aside from my list
  3. Bake a cake from scratch
  4. Convince Andrew to take me to the drive-in movie theater an hour away
  5. Host a BBQ
  6. Send flowers to a friend
  7. Write 5 pieces of snail mail (not including thank you notes)
  8. See the Friends Parody Musical in NYC (went to NYC but opted to see Mean Girls instead)
  9. Put important phone numbers in a document or LastPass
  10. Throw a surprise party
  11. Purge my closet twice a year (2017, 2018, 2019
  12. Leave a 100% tip for someone
  13. Watch 10 new movies (I Tonya, Ladybird, Home Again, Pitch Perfect 3, 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing MO, 50 Shades Freed, Tully, The Kissing Booth, Oceans 8, Set It Up)
  14. See a scary movie with Andrew
  15. Watch 10 documentaries (The Final Year, Evil Genius, All Or Nothing, Last Chance U, The 2000’s, Farenheit 11/9, Fyre Fraud, Fyre, Abducted in plain sight,
  16. Fly somewhere first class again
  17. Completely unplug for 24 hours
  18. Find more time for self care
  19. Get a new rug for our bedroom
  20. Finish this entire list

Have you made a 101 in 1001 list? If so share it below!

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  • 24 thoughts on “101 in 1001 Round 2

    1. Kayla @ A Paper Arrow

      I’m almost halfway through my first 101 in 1001 list and I definitely plan to continue doing them every 3 or so years. Your goals are so specific and well thought out, plus they seem super achievable. Good luck!

    2. Brandy

      I admire your drive and dedication to your list and completing what you set out to complete. This is way further than I have gone this year, I hate that the year is ending and I really don’t feel 100% accomplished in what I wanted to do, but I know I will keep moving forward and can always start again in the new year or even now 😉

    3. Helene

      Such a great idea!! But no, I haven’t made a list… I think I’m better at just winging it and doing spontaneous things haha! I think my list would just change every day! But some of the things on yours look really cool, and I wish you all the best in completing it:) thanks for sharing!

    4. Carrie

      This is such a great idea! I really need to create a list like this! I love to work on checking things off a list so this would be so much fun!

    5. Jessi Smith

      Oh I do love lists!!! I have like 10 different ones going on my phone app at any given time that range from stuff to do, stuff to buy, and places to visit. I never made a huge one like this before though. I just might have to do it.

    6. Jenny

      What a fun list!!! I need to make one for my 40th birthday. I have a couple years at least to get it done! Can’t wait to see you check things off!

    7. Farrah

      These are some great goals! I really should make a list too and keep track of the things I accomplish. I think it’d make me feel like I have this adulting thing down after all. 😉


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