101 in 1001

I love making lists of goals, but have a hard time sticking to them! Luckily, I’ve found inspiration in one of my favorite bloggers, Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling. She created a list of 101 things to accomplish in 1001 days and published it on her blog a few years ago. It may seem like a strange time period for a goals list, but since it’s about 2.75 years, it amounts to being right between a short-term goals list and a bucket list!

I’ve created my own 101 in 1001, and will be updating it as I cross things off the list! At the moment I don’t have a full 101 goals, but I’ll be adding them as life presents new opportunities and goals.

Start date: March 25, 2018

End Date: December 20, 2020


  • Vote in the 2018 elections (Done!)
  • Host a fundraiser
  • Go to fives marches/protests on topics I haven’t engaged in before (1. Families Belong Together, 2. Trans Lives Rally – We Will Not Be Erased)
  • Volunteer with a 2018 election campaign (10/13/2018, Josh Harder’s Campaign)
  • Canvas for a candidate/proposition (10/13/2018, Canvas with Planned Parenthood for Josh Harder!)
  • Donate $100 to ten charities I believe in and use my company’s donation match  (done 4/29/2018. donated all of my tax returns to women’s reproductive health charities!)
  • See Hillary Rodham Clinton in person
  • See Cecile Richards speak in person (02/06/2019)
  • Attend the Women’s Convention and/or Women’s March each year
  • Bring thank you cards/gifts to Planned Parenthood or a women’s health clinic for the staff
  • Join a committee with Spark SF
  • Join the American Humanist Association
  • Complete a Whiteness Intensive/White Supremacy and Me Workbook

Personal Development

  • Meditate daily for one month
  • Read twenty books (1. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better, 2. Make Trouble, 3. We Should All Be Feminists, 4. A Thousand Splendid Suns, 5. The Power)
  • Watch twenty documentaries (1. 13th, 2. The Bleeding Edge, 3. Dark Money, 4. The Feminist on Cellblock Y, 5. Drug Lords, 6. RBG, 7. Gaga: Five Foot Two, 8. Three Strangers)
  • Take a cooking class
  • Take a class on wine
  • Take a flower arrangement class
  • Learn to make macarons
  • Learn how to make a cocktail
  • Learn to open a bottle of champagne (12/17/2018)
  • Create a habit of checking my budget weekly (10/7/2018 – thanks to the Mint app!)
  • Create a savings account (Opened with Amalgamated Bank end of Jan 2019)
  • Unplug completely for a full day (no phone, internet or TV)

Professional Development

  • Take a writing class
  • Take a public speaking class
  • Attend ten networking events outside of work
  • Get a promotion
  • Have professional portraits taken
  • Be a mentor
  • Organize a volunteering day at work
  • Nominate a colleague for an award
  • Attend a medical device conference
  • Attend a non-medical device conference (9/23/2018 – EPPICON)
  • Take a GMAT practice test
  • Take two free online Ivy League Courses

Family and Friends

  • Surprise my parents
  • Visit Christina in Washington DC (10/21/2018)
  • Give 10 “Just Because” gifts
  • Send 10 handwritten notes
  • Have high tea with my Mom
  • Make a new friend in the Bay Area (Briana you’re my gal!)
  • Create a meetup (done Jan 2019 – Progressive Millennials)


  • Visit Point Reyes
  • Go wine tasting in Sonoma
  • Hike Castle Rock
  • Drive down to Big Sur
  • Go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Visit a new museum (Museum of African American History 10/22/2018)
  • Go to Catalina Island
  • Go tubing on the Russian River (Labor Day weekend 2018!)
  • Go to Del Mar Bar in SF (10/5/2018)


  • Travel to five new countries (1. Taiwan, 2. Indonesia)
  • Take a girl’s trip to Texas (4/14/2018)
  • Take a spontaneous trip
  • Take a solo trip
  • Take a road trip
  • Visit a new state (Kansas and Missouri in September 2018!)
  • Go camping (Technically it was glamping but I’m still going to count it!)
  • Visit a city in the South
  • Visit Yosemite
  • Go to Paris
  • Visit Alaska
  • Go to Rome
  • See the northern lights
  • Attend a polo match


  • Lose fifteen pounds
  • Be able to do two hours of intense cardio (completed 4/1/2018 – first one!)
  • Exercise three days per week for three months (completed 5/16/2018)
  • Be able to do 25 pushups
  • Try a new fitness class
  • Take an aerial yoga class
  • Get the flu shot
  • Have a “Day of Beauty” head-to-toe spa day
  • Get more than 8 hours of sleep per night for a week
  • Go for one week without eating chocolate
  • Go 100% makeup free for a week
  • Strengthen my left ankle enough that I can row for 15 minutes without having to wear an ankle brace


  • Buy a camera bag
  • Take a photography workshop
  • Learn how to use a photo editing software
  • Post a book review (A post on “What I’m Reading counts, right?)

Just for Fun

  • Watch the sunrise (done 5/27/2018 in Bali)
  • Watch the sunset (done 5/27/2018 in Bali)
  • Attend a Formal Gala (done 1/19/2019, Snow Ball in KC)
  • Host a holiday party
  • Go to a ballet other than the Nutcracker
  • See Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour (Done! September show in Kansas City)
  • Go Paintballing (4/7/2018)
  • Leave a 100% tip for great service
  • Buy a piece of art
  • Get a short haircut (10/17/2018)
  • Wear a dress or skirt every day for a week (It was glorious)
  • Complete 1 full year of Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It podcasts (Done Sep 13)
  • Play a round of golf
  • Go to a state or county fair

97 total as of 26 January 2019 – 30 completed as of 10 February 2019

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