101 in 1001

Hello! Welcome to my first blog post! I was inspired by Mackenzie Horan, of Design Darling, to make a 101 in 1001 list. What we’ve got here is 101 goals that I intend to tick off in the next 1001 days. It’s a great format because it allows you to dream big without over committing yourself.

This fall some of my friends from high school and I worked our way through a seasonal bucket list we christened “Fall Shit”. It was a great time time, encouraging us to get together and venture into the world beyond brunch. In the spirit of getting the most out of my free time I’ve started out with seasonal subsections with the sort of high jinks I envision myself getting up to in my idealized future.

The fifth section is a mishmash of treasured, through hell and high water, long-term goals and smaller aims – “make a soufflé” doesn’t stand up to “graduate college” but they’re gonna coexist. Overall I hope 101 in 1001 will help me maintain consciousness of what I want to be doing with my time.

Winter

  1. Go to Henry Ford Holiday Nights
  2. See the Nutcracker
  3. Go on a carriage ride
  4. Go ice skating
  5. Go sledding
  6. Watch a hockey game
  7. Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas
  8. Build a snowman
  9. Bake Christmas cookies
  10. Go to Zoo Lights at the Detroit Zoo & Lincoln Park Zoo

Spring

  1. Fix up my beach cruiser
  2. Fly a kite
  3. Feed the ducks
  4. Go to a farmers market
  5. Have a spring clean
  6. Go on the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s River Cruise
  7. Visit a flower farm
  8. Have a picnic
  9. Go to a drive in movie
  10. Try Barbecuing

Summer

  1. See the 4th of July fireworks in Detroit and at Henry Ford Village with the DSO
  2. Go to a state fair
  3. Go canoeing
  4. Go berry picking
  5. Make a flower crown
  6. Go to the Grant Park Music Festival
  7. Go to Mo Pop Festival
  8. Go to Taste of Chicago
  9. Go to Lollapalooza
  10. Go to the Ann Arbor Art Fair

Fall

  1. Go to a pumpkin patch
  2. Go on a hay ride
  3. Go Apple Picking
  4. Knit a throw blanket
  5. Go to a corn maze
  6. Go to a Haunted House
  7. Go to Cedar Point
  8. Make a Halloween costume
  9. Have a Harry Potter Movie Marathon
  10. Watch It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

General

  1. Graduate from college
  2. Start my first full time job
  3. Switch 403b’s
  4. Open a safety net account
  5. Do faith formation and get confirmed
  6. Lose 75lbs
  7. Run an 8min mile
  8. Have a swimming lesson
  9. Have a 1 month Duolingo streak
  10. Do Khan Academy math through Differential Calculus
  11. Read 66 books
  12. Listen to 33 audiobooks or lecture series’
  13. Try the Konmari Method
  14. Try GMAT Tutoring
  15. Take a GMAT practice test
  16. Take the GMAT
  17. Apply for evening/weekend MBA programs
  18. Get a CAPM certification
  19. Get a PMP certification
  20. Give blood
  21. Learn to French braid
  22. Try Toastmasters
  23. Pay off Federal student loans
  24. Try laser skin resurfacing
  25. Try Hydrafacials
  26. Get LASIK
  27. Start Pinterest Project series
  28. Brand my social media
  29. Order business cards
  30. Become a YouTube Partner
  31. Take an HTML class
  32. Take a video editing class
  33. Take a photography class
  34. Learn to use chopsticks
  35. Make all the mother sauces
  36. Roast a chicken
  37. Make chicken stock
  38. Make a soufflé
  39. Make a pot roast
  40. Find a good buttercream recipe
  41. Make crepes
  42. Move to Chicago
  43. Put up drapes
  44. Find the perfect rug
  45. Find the perfect cream paint color
  46. Get an iron bed frame
  47. Build an IKEA bookcase
  48. Commission some really dreamy nightstands
  49. Find the perfect bedside lamps
  50. Get a PO Box or mail forwarding service
  51. Get a new license, library card, and passport
  52. Find a new GP, dentist, therapist, gym, dry cleaner, tailor, aesthetician, and salon
  53. Make a list of friends’ and family members’ birthdays and anniversaries
  54. Send out Christmas cards
  55. Send thank you notes to past counselors and mentors
  56. Buy my Dad dinner
  57. Have a group video chat with high school friends
  58. Buy a laptop
  59. Go to a concert
  60. Volunteer with Friendship House
  61. Go to a TEDx event
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