101 in 1001

A list of 101 things to do in 1001 days | The Kardia Blog

I've always loved goal setting, and so when I saw this post by Design Darling, I knew I had to make a list of my own. Some of my favorite bloggers have lists of their own too, like Oh Simple Thoughts and The Wetherills Say I Do. 1001 days (2.75 years) is longer than a to-do list, but shorter than a bucket list. It allows you to dream big and make continuous progress towards those long term goals, but still lets you list the fun, to-do list type of goals as well. I think it's a great idea and would love to see you guys make a list of your own! I'll be posting updates as I complete items, so follow my completion posts by going here or following me on Instagram.

Start Date: October 16, 2014

End Date: July 12, 2017

Completed: 7/101

(in progress, completed)

Love & Marriage

1. Marry my high school sweetheart :) (August 7, 2016) 2. Find the perfect wedding dress (May 16, 2016) 3. Kiss the one I love on New Years 4. Celebrate our 1 year marriage anniversary 5. Kiss under Mistletoe St. (or Ave. or Court or Blvd.) 6. Go to a drive-in movie and cuddle 7. Slow dance in the rain 8. Establish a family tradition 9. Begin an annual family newsletter that is sent out during Christmastime

Personal Growth

10. Graduate college with a double major 11. Celebrate my 20th and 21st birthdays! 12. Give Caleb a birthday box for his 20th, 21st, and 22nd birthdays! 13. Learn my ancestry 14. Learn calligraphy 15. Take a floral class 16. Enter Minted Design / Photography Challenges 17. See a TED talk live 18. Read at least 30 new books (follow my progress and see what I'm reading on Goodreads! - 1. The Vacationers // 2. Where'd You Go, Bernadette // 3. Leave Your Mark // 4. The Goldfinch) 19. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years (when I turn 30! whoa, so old) 20. Achieve my target weight 21. Vote in a non-presidential election 22. Learn my blood type 23. Learn the alphabet in sign language (and other basic signs) 24. Learn to tie a tie 25. Successfully hold the crane pose for at least 10 seconds 26. Intern for an online magazine 27. Watch at least 5 documentaries 28. Take a self-defense class 29. Sponsor a child in a third-world country 30. Open an online shop 31. Write my life vision statement


32. Invest in blog business cards 33. Attend a blogging conference 34. Write a guest post 35. Reach 100 blog followers (February 19, 2015) 36. Reach 500 blog followers 37. Reach 1000 blog followers 38. Met up with 5 or more blogging friends in person 39. Collaborate with a major brand I love 40. Start an email newsletter 41. Make a media kit 42. Make a blog book for 2014-15 and 2016 43. Attend BlogShop

Family, Friends, and Strangers

44. Mail a care package to my sister 45. Send surprise flowers to my mom 46. Surprise my dad with a gift 47. Call home at least once a week 48. Pay for someone else’s meal 49. Skype with a long distance friend 50. Host a dinner party


51. Put $10 into savings for every goal accomplished 52. Double our savings 53. Open separate bank accounts for our businesses (and pay ourselves a salary from it) 54. Do the 52-week money challenge


55. Create a gallery wall 56. Create my own artwork to hang on our walls 57. Organize all our files 58. Create the perfect blogging workspace 59. Own at least 5 beautiful coffee table books 60. Organize our favorite travel mementos and souvenirs into display boxes for easy sharing 61. Plant an at-home herb garden


62. Visit Mount Airy, NC - Andy Griffith’s Hometown 63. Take a day trip to a nearby, quaint little town 64. Go to the Renegade Craft Fair 65. Hike Harney Peak with Caleb

To Experience

66. Go to a jazz concert 67. Do the polar bear plunge 68. Go camping in the Boundary Waters 69. Ice skate in Central Park 70. Ride in a horse drawn carriage 71. Ride in a passenger train (August 10, 2016) 72. Attend a horse race 73. Attend a First Friday Art Walk 74. Eat ice cream in front of a fire and watch a movie 75. Sleep under the stars 76. Attend a hot air balloon festival

To Do

77. Fill a sketchbook with drawings 78. Answer the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind 79. Learn to drive stick shift 80. Learn how to change a tire 81. Start (and complete!) a 365 day photo challenge 82. Get a keratin treatment and blog about it 83. Get a blowout 84. Make an apology cake 85. Take a nap in a hammock 86. Do a gold leaf DIY project 87. Do at least 10 different nail art designs 88. Go to a Minnesota Twins baseball game in a different state 89. Donate 10,000 grains of rice on FreeRice.com (5,000/10,000) 90. Have my apartment published on a major blog or in an online magazine 91. Find the perfect overnight bag 92. Invest in 3 classic closet pieces 93. Find a brand of jeans that fit me well 94. Own a pretty bicycle 95. Own a Diana toy camera 96. Own a pair of Hunter rain boots 97. Have a font of my handwriting made 98. Have a REAL Christmas tree 99. Get a puppy 100. Bring someone to the Mall of America who hasn’t been there before (December 19, 2014) 101. Inspire someone else to do 101 in 1001 (and if I did, tweet me the link!) (Steph Nora in December 2014, Paige in March 2015)

Speaking of #100, anyone want to come visit me so I can check that off? ;)


P.S. Read all of my monthly goals here!