101 things in 1001 days


Due to our upcoming move from New York City to McLean, Virginia later this month, I’ve been doing a lot of planning, list-making, box-checking, and so-on and so-forth, in order to prepare. While packing up our apartment I’ve come across inscribed books, hand-written notes, and miscellaneous other mementos that have made me smile in remembrance of the past, as well as smile about the future.

Daydreaming and packing go hand-in-hand, and although I’ve abstractly spoken with Vikas and thought about what I want from our change in location and lifestyle, until yesterday I hadn’t written it down or typed it out. Then yesterday I read Mackenzie’s post, “When It’s Time to Change Your Goals.” She also recently moved from New York City to the South, and when she wrote “I’m a strong believer in editing your goals to match your life and wanted to encourage you to do the same,” Ms. Horan inspired me to do just that.

I spent Thursday afternoon taking her lead and writing a list of 101 things that I want to accomplish in the next 1001 days. Now 1001 days is approximately 2.75 years. The index that I created is both a to-do list of short-term goals, as well as a way to keep longer term goals in sight. I’ve always been “a planner,” and writing (and publishing) this record is an effective way for me to concretely clarify what I want for myself, hold on to it, and most importantly: make progress toward transforming goals “I hope to do” into actions I’ve not only taken, but can now identify in the past tense. That “I did it” is the best feeling, right?  So here goes: 2.75 years to achieve as many goals as possible. Check out my list here.


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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at SarahSarna.com, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.