101 in 1001

I love lists. I love goal-setting. Not surprisingly, I love goal-setting lists. I have seen this idea on several blogs, and figured that I want in on it as well. The whole idea is to make a list of 101 things that I want to accomplish in 10o1 days – which is roughly 2.75 years. So, after giving it a lot of thought, I’ve come up with my list. Here it is, in no particular order:

1. Get married to my best friend.

2. Promote my blog – and find ways to start doing giveaways!

3. Graduate with my M.Ed. in Community Counseling

4. Get a job that I enjoy that utilizes said M.Ed.

5. Enroll in a Health Coach certificate program

6. Go to New York at Christmas time with Cory

7. Take a vacation with my mom

8. Go hiking

9. Host a dinner party

10. Buy several “classic” wardrobe pieces (trench, black dress, nude pumps, etc.)

11. Buy a piece of clothing that is outside my comfort zone (think bold, not showy)

12. Go on a real picnic

13. Raise money for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association)

14. Go camping

15. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Chadwick’s

16. Wine tasting at a vineyard

17. Take a road trip with close friends

18. Take a Body Pump class

19. Be able to do 5 consecutive “real” pushups

20. Make a lasagna

21. Make an apple pie from scratch

22. Run 4+ miles outside

23. Learn to play golf

24. Find a local diner that has a killer breakfast

25. Acquire a bread maker and learn to bake bread

26. Play in the rain

27. Run a 10K

28. Run a 5K

29. Go to the beach

30. Practice patience

31. Send a care package to a friend

32. Give a gift for no reason

33. Go bar hopping

34. Host a holiday party

35. Take a pottery-making class

36. Paint a room

37. Get an iPhone

38. Attend a blogging seminar

39. Write a short story

40. Give a homeless person my lunch

41. Get dressed up for a homemade dinner

42. Make pancakes from scratch

43. See Niagara Falls

44. Make a new friend

45. Find local “couple friends”

46. Spend a weekend at a Bed & Breakfast

47. Have my future MIL teach me how to make meatballs

48. Go snorkeling

49. Buy veggies and produce at a local farmer’s market

50. Go out to dinner alone

51. Play tennis for the first time

52. Walk down the aisle with my Dad

53. Save money for a spa day

54. Have a big breakfast for dinner (cereal does not count!)

55. Get a manicure

56. Learn to do the “smoky eye” look

57. Take a cooking class

58. Write a letter to myself on our wedding day to open on our 10 year anniversary

59. Have a Law & Order: SVU marathon/PJ day – the rules: must wear PJs and watch L&O all day

60. Make sangria

61. Finding a place to make a home with Cory

62. Spend a day by the pool drinking fruity drinks

63. Volunteer

64. Make a homemade pizza

65. Eat at an unusual restaurant

66. Go to a comedy club

67. Go to a country concert

68. Buy wedding bands

69. Take an anniversary trip to Farmville with Cory and visit all of our favorite places from when we were in college

70. Create a new header for this little blog

71. Read 5 books

72. Refrain from cutting my hair and finally letting it grow out (trims not included)

73. Write in a journal twice a week

74. Learn to cook 10 meals

75. Make a budget

76. Make 3 meals a day for a week

77. Buy a potted plant and keep it alive – my mom has plants that are 20+ years old!

78. Go to a church service of a different religion

79. Attend a George Mason basketball game

80. Laugh until my sides hurt

81. Make a trip to Longwood to visit some of my favorite sorority sisters before they graduate!

82. Go on a cruise

83. Leave an Operation Beautiful note somewhere

84. Compliment someone everyday

85. Compliment myself everyday

86. Jot down things I’m thankful for before I go to bed each night

87. Wear gold nail polish

88. Drink at least 4 glasses of water each day (8 isn’t realistic for me!)

89. Print off important pictures and create an “old school” photo album

90. Take my grandma out to dinner

91. Start seeing a counselor – it’s part of the journey to becoming one myself!

92. Learn to meditate

93. Meet local bloggers

94. Buy a fresh sunflower for my desk, just because

95. Go skiing (talk about terrifying!)

96. Be the friend who’s the caller, not the callee

97. Pay off student loans

98. Support Cory in making his career dreams become a reality

99. Join a book club. Yes, I’m 45.

100. Learn how to change a tire

101.Β Send a “healthy lunchbox” to a random winner that comments on this blog post (by 3/8/11) about how they try to eat healthy


12 Comments on “101 in 1001”

  1. dressed2dish says:

    Love Love LOVE this!! After reading all of those, I’m not even gonna on about our similarities lol…because this we know. #11 stood out to me bc that’s literally my post tmw! Can’t wait to start watching you accomplish these things! πŸ™‚

  2. Michelle says:

    Yes! I love that you made one too! You have some great ideas on here… I may have to borrow some πŸ™‚

    Let’s see… One way I try to eat healthy is by finding fun ways to add fruits / vegetables to my snacks and meals.

  3. i’m a nurse and 12 hours shifts are not exactly always easy and a lunch breaks are not always a given – that being said, i always have oatmeal on hand as well as a lara bar, fruit or a PB&J sandwhich on whole wheat… AND LOTS OF WATER!

  4. Lauren says:

    Hi! I found your blog from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life. Great list! πŸ™‚ I have one too! I work from home, so it’s super easy to nibble all day. I try to ask myself if I’m really hungry before I just eat something. Also keeping most snacks in the pantry helps(out of sight, out of mind).

  5. I try and eat healthy by always getting at least 2 pieces of fruit and 2 servings of vegetables into my diet every day. Apples are my fave!

  6. What a sweet blog! I love the name and I love your style! πŸ™‚

    The way I try to eat healthy is to cook way more than I go out to eat. I plan ahead and only have things in our home that are good for you! Not a lot of sugary, salty processed junk–though believe me–it gets in there sometimes!

  7. Great list. So many of those are easy. Get to it and cross a bunch more off. πŸ˜€

    Thanks for the support on my blog. πŸ˜€

    The Grumpy Man

  8. Katy says:

    OMG. I love this idea! I think I want to steal it… Haha! These are all wonderful things to do, especially marry your best friend! I can’t wait to that, I’m also engaged! COngrats!

  9. hooshealthy says:

    I try to eat healthy by remembering balance…I could eat fruit all day long, but veggies not so much! Plus I could gorge on PB&J. I’m a big believer that if we’re kind to our body, it’ll be kind to us!

  10. Gina B. says:

    I love this list! I especially like your “laugh until my sides hurt” and “compliment myself everyday”. Your positive outlook is refreshing! πŸ™‚

    2 of my 101s are:
    – Run another half marathon
    – Buy a house with my husband (soon to be!)

    • Colleen says:

      Thanks, Gina! Wow, your goals are great! Congratulations on being an almost newly wed! πŸ˜€ Let me know if you ever want to “talk wedding”

  11. Ashley says:

    I just saw this post! This is such a cute idea! And I am in love with lists to so I am obessed with it already!

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