101 in 1001

Start date: September 14, 2019
(refreshed in January 2021)
End date: June 22, 2022

39 down, 62 to go

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

1. Read the entire Bible
 2. Graduate from graduate school (December 2020)
3. Unplug for 3 weekends
4. Complete a no-spend month
5. Become involved in a community organization (2019—Young Farmers & Ranchers)
 6. Get established in a church
7. Read 50 books (23/50)
  1. Lies and Other Acts of Love
  2. The Secret to Hummingbird Cake
  3. The Woman in Cabin 10
  4. The Girl on the Train
  5. Hurricane Season
  6. The Perfect Couple
  7. Glory Road
  8. Little Fires Everywhere
  9. After I Do
  10. Claiming Ground
  11. Feels Like Falling
  12. The Hideaway
  13. Long Bright River
  14. My Husband's Wife
  15. Sacred Land
  16. The Summer of '69
  17. The She Was Gone
  18. What Happens in Paradise
  19. You're Not Enough (and That's Ok)
  20. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  21. The Somerset Girls
  22. Things You Save in a Fire
  23. Firefly Lane


8. Take a photography class
 9. Learn to drive a stick shift (April 2019—I'm still perfecting it, but I can get across town... assuming there are no hills!)
10. Learn to can
 11. Learn to operate 2 pieces of farm equipment (John Deere tractor; skid steer)
12. Journal consistently in 2021
 13. Build a 6-month emergency fund (July 2020)
14. Invest in a Roth IRA
15. Put $10 in savings for each goal I complete (2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 17, 23, 26, 27, 32, 36, 38, 40, 41, 49, 50, 51, 54, 56, 58, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 74, 76, 77, 80, 82, 83, 85, 88, 90, 95)
16. Go to the dermatologist 
17. Find a dentist I like (October 2019)
18. Find doctors I like
19. Find a physical activity I enjoy and stick with it
20. Establish a skin care routine that actually works
21. Compile a portfolio of prints
22. Finish 2 needlepoint projects
23. Get a new car (January 2020)
24. This one is a little personal, so maybe I'll share later (:

CELEBRATIONS, MEMORIES, & PEOPLE

25. Have more professional photos taken
26. Have a girls' weekend with my mom, sisters, aunt, cousins, and grandma (December 2019)
27. Have a girls' weekend with my friends (September 2019)
28. Take my parents to dinner
29. Take Harrison's parents to dinner
30. Host Thanksgiving dinner
31. Scan my favorite old photos of Harrison, me, and our families
32. Gift our parents a wedding album (Christmas 2019)
33. Mail care packages to each of our siblings
34. Send flowers to my mom
35. Send flowers to my grandmothers
36. Mail wedding photos and notes to our bridal party (May 2019)
37. Take a friend vacation
38. Master biscuit making (April 2020)
39. Have a backyard movie night
40. Celebrate Harrison’s 25th birthday (February 2020)
 41. Celebrate my 25th birthday (September 2020)
42. Send Christmas cards each year (2019, 2020)
43. Make a photo book for my college years and each year after (2017, 2018, 2019)
44. Make a t-shirt quilt
45. Complete our family tree 
 46. Host a Kentucky Derby party 

HOME & ORGANIZATION

47. Decorate the hallway and office
48. Donate clothing I no longer wear
49. Grow a garden (Spring/Summer 2020)
 50. Create a real address book
51. Have a patio poured (September 2019)
52. Paint our shutters
53. Get new doors
 54. Organize the notes on my phone
55. Purge our storage room and organize decorations/seasonal items
 56. Create a list of 20 simple, go-to meals
57. Create an organization system for paperwork
 58. Refinish our dining room table (August 2020)
59. Refinish the built-in desk in the guest room
 60. Photograph our house
61. Buy a piece of original artwork
 62. Reorganize out our closet
 63. Organize my recipes
 64. Organize all my photos
 65. Organize Spotify
66. Unsubscribe from all unnecessary email lists (September 2019)
67. Fully separate my personal email from my professional email (December 2019)
68. Rebrand my blog (September 2019)
69. Reseed our sheep pasture (January 2020)

NORTH CAROLINA

 70. Visit all 100 NC counties (99/100: Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cherokee, Chowan, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Gates, Graham, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Martin, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Tyrrell, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, Yadkin, Yancey)
71. Visit all NC state parks (14/41: Carolina Beach, Carvers Creek, Chimney Rock, Cliffs of the Neuse, Crowders Mountain, Dismal Swamp, Elk Knob, Eno River, Falls Lake, Fort Fisher, Fort Macon, Goose Creek, Gorges, Grandfather Mountain, Hammocks Beach, Hanging Rock, Haw River, Jockey's Ridge, Jones Lake, Jordan Lake, Kerr Lake, Lake James, Lake Norman, Lake Waccamaw, Lumber River, Mayo River, Medoc Mountain, Merchants Millpond, Morrow Mountain, Mount Jefferson, Mount Mitchell, New River, Occoneechee Mountain, Pettigrew, Pilot Mountain, Raven Rock, Singletary Lake, South Mountains, Stone Mountain, Weymouth Woods, William B. Umstead)
72. Stay at the Grove Park Inn
73. Have a staycation in Charlotte 
74. Tour the Biltmore's livestock operation (September 2019)
75. Camp on Shackleford Banks
76. Go skiing (January 2020, Beech Mountain)
77. Visit 5 new NC wineries (5/5: Shadow Line Vineyards, Linville Falls Winery, Overmountain Vineyards, Mountain Brook Vineyards, Six Waterpots Vineyard)
78. Try 10 new restaurants (2/10: 220 Cafe, Smokin' Southern Cantina)

MARRIAGE

79. Preserve my wedding gown
 80. Celebrate our 1st anniversary (May 2020 – during the pandemic!)
81. Celebrate our 2nd anniversary
82. Order a wedding album (November 2019)
83. Find a way to display my wedding bouquet (October 2019)
84. Blog all of our wedding events
85. Organize all of our wedding keepsakes (October 2019)

EXPERIENCES


86. Get my new passport
87. Travel to 10 new cities
 88. Visit 5 new states (Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois)
89. Have a spa day
 90. Visit 4 national parks (Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Badlands – June 2020)
91. Go "glamping"  
92. Throw pottery
93. Make pasta
94. Hike some of the Appalachian trail
 95. Go on a real road trip (June 2020)
96. Make sourdough bread
97. Go somewhere with a hot tub overlooking the mountains
98. Enter a pie in the county fair
99. Grow a sunflower field
 100. Grow and pop our own popcorn
101. Create another 101 in 1001 list!

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