101 Things in 1001 Days


101 things in 1001 days

101 THINGS IN 1001 DAYS

Prompted by our move from New York City to Virginia in May 2015, this is my list of 101 things that I want to accomplish in the next 1001 days. 1001 days is approximately 2.75 years, and this index is both a to-do list of short-term goals and a way to keep longer term goals in sight. Publishing this record is a way for me to communicate what I want for myself, hold on to it, and most importantly: make progress toward turning things “I hope to do” into actions I’ve taken and can then identify in the past tense. So here goes: 2.75 years to achieve as many goals as possible. Thank you for the inspiration, Mackenzie.

STARTS MAY 1, 2015  ENDS JANUARY 25, 2018 (49/101)

PERSONAL (24/50)
Read at least 33 books total; one book per month. (15/33)
Including:
a) five Pulitzer Prize winning novels written in the last 25 years/1990 and after. (2/5)
b)  five biographies or autobiographies. (1/5)
c) two novels written before 1900. (0/2)
1. May 2015: Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
2. June 2015: A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley (Pulitzer 1992)
3. July 2015: The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
4. August 2015: Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
5. September 2015: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon (Pulitzer 2001)
6. October 2015: The 4-Hour Work Week, by Timothy Ferriss
7. November 2015: You are a Badass, by Jen Sincero
8. December 2015:
9. January 2016:
10. February 2016:
11. March 2016:
12. April 2016:
13. May 2016:
14. June 2016:
15. July 2016:
16. August 2016: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance (Autobiography)
17. September 2016: Wear No Evil, by Greta Eagan
18. October 2016: The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
19. November 2016: Giovanni’s Room, by James Baldwin
20. December 2016: The Child Whisperer, by Carol Tuttle
21. January 2017: Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
22. February 2017: Wonder Boys: A Novel, by Michael Chabon
23. March 2017: When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron
24. April 2017
25. May 2017
26. June 2017
27. July 2017
28. August 2017
29. September 2017
30. October 2017
31. November 2017
32. December 2017
33. January 2018
34. Celebrate 3 years of sobriety in February 2016. (February 2016)
35. Celebrate 4 years of sobriety in February 2017. (February 2017)
36. Celebrate 1 year of a gluten-free diet in February 2016. (February 2016)
37. Celebrate 2 years of a gluten-free diet in February 2017. (February 2017)
38. Celebrate 2 years of a sugar-free diet in February 2016. (February 2016)
39. Celebrate 3 years of a sugar-free diet in February 2017. (February 2017)
40. Celebrate 3 years of a caffeine-free diet in June 2015. (June 2015)
41. Celebrate 4 years of a caffeine-free diet June 2016. (June 2016)
42. Celebrate 5 years of a caffeine-free diet in June 2017. (June 2017)
43. Go to bed at 10 p.m. for 14 consecutive days.
44. Wake up at 5 a.m. for 14 consecutive days.
45. Unplug completely for 24 hours (no internet, iPhone, television, etc.)
46. Unplug completely for 24 hours (no internet, iPhone, television, etc.)
47. Donate to Haverford.
48. Donate blood.
49. Inventory my wardrobe and donate, store, or toss pieces I don’t wear. (July 2016)
50. Use my sewing machine.

FAMILY (5/6)
51. Send 12 notes/cards/gifts to M.P. (4/12)
52. Host Thanksgiving for my siblings. (November 2015)
53. Host Christmas for my siblings. (December 2015)
54. Post Holiday cards via mail. (December 2016)
55. Host weekend guests, five times. (5/5) (sibs in July 2015, sibs in November 2015, sibs in December 2015, Josh in October 2016, sibs in December 2016)
56. Send flowers to my grandparents one day out of the blue. (May 2015)

SARAH SARNA [.] COM (6/9)
57. Connect with five bloggers in person. (4/5: May 2016: Mariella, July 2016: Charlotte, August 2016: Missy, January 2017: Jennifer Wagner Schmidt)
58. Hit half-way goal of page views per month. (July 2015)
59. Hit full goal of page views per month. (October 2016)
60. Learn to edit video. (July 2016)
61. Design blog business cards. (August 2016)
62. Publish six outfit posts. (1/6) June 2015: White Denim,
63. Complete first half of course training.
64. Complete second half of course training.
65. Launch my signature course.

IN VIRGINIA (14/24)
66. Get my Virginia Driver’s License. (October 2015)
67. Buy my first car. (November 2015)
68. Drive to a destination that is 2+ hours away. (February 2017)
69. Drive to a destination that is 3+ hours away. (February 2017)
70. Drive to a destination that is 4+ hours away. (February 2017)
71. Vote as a VA resident in a Presidential election. (November 2016)
72. Slipcover our sofa and chair. (May 2016)
73. Professionally photograph my place.
74. Host a dinner party. (November 2015)
75. Host a dinner party. (August 2016)
76. Take a dance class.
77. Take a dance/self-defense class.
78. Become a member of a yoga studio in Virginia. (March 2016)
79. Complete a 30-day yoga challenge. (August 2016)
80. Complete a 30-day yoga challenge.
81. Complete a 60-day yoga challenge.
82. Visit Mount Vernon. (Summer 2016, October 2016)
83. Visit Scott’s Run Nature Preserve.
84. See Bob Dylan in concert. (Wolf Trap, June 2016)
85. See Bob Dylan in concert, a second time.
86. See a live music concert, play, or dance performance. (Hanka Gregusova, March 2017)
87. See a live music concert, play, or dance performance.
88. See a live music concert, play, or dance performance.
89. See a live music concert, play, or dance performance.
90. See a live music concert, play, or dance performance.

IN WASHINGTON DC (0/3)
See 10 museum or gallery exhibits.
91. “Shirin Neshat: Facing History,” Hirshhorn Museum. (July 2015)
92. Portrait Gallery, American Art Museum. (July 2016)
93. “Connections: Contemporary Craft,” and “June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation,” Renwick Gallery. (March 2017)
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100.

IN NEW YORK CITY (0/1)
101. Visit New York 5x. (4/5: August 2015: World Market Store Opening, June 2016, July 2016, July 2016: Angie’s List)

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