101 in 1001

Over the past few years, I’ve had quite a few big changes in my life. I’ve graduated, gotten married, moved across the country, traveled, lost loved ones, gained new friends and family members, and grown as a person. I’m so excited for the new year that I’ve already started my New Years Resolutions list. This year, I’m getting serious about my resolutions. As I was writing my list of goals, I stumbled across Mackenzie‘s 101 Things in 1001 Days post. I decided that in addition to my resolutions for 2014 (blog post soon to come!), I’d make a list of little and big goals to accomplish over the next 2.7 years. I thought it would be a fun way to brainstorm my New Years Resolutions and put my dreams down on paper. If you’re inspired to write a similar post, please share it with me in the comment section or on twitter. I’d love to read your lists!
Updated 5.19.15 1. Do something special for all of my family and friends on their birthday 2. Create and maintain my acting website 3. Invest in pretty business cards
4. Visit a city I’ve never been to (Charlotte, Savannah)
5. Visit a state I’ve never been to (Arizona, Utah)
6. Cook at home at least three days a week
7. Open and contribute to a Roth IRA
8. Put $10 into my savings account or Roth IRA for every goal I accomplish on this list
9. Start and maintain a Bible study program
10. Talk to my mom, dad, and brother at least twice a week – Unfortunately my mother passed away in 2014, but I was diligent about this goal before her death.
11. Book a national commercial
12. Finally start my YouTube channel
13. Collaborate with a major brand that I love
14. Take at least four spontaneous trips (1. FSU National Championship Jan ’14, 2. Charlotte March ’14, 3. Savannah 2015)
15. Master at least ten new recipes
16. Achieve and maintain my goal weight
17. Pay off at least 25% of my student loans
18. Take at least one leap of faith a year for my career
19. Read thirty new books (1. Delirium, 2. Pandemonium, 3.  Requiem, 4. Allegiant, 5. Matched, 6. Crossed, 7. Outlander, 8. Dragonfly in Amber, 9. The Drama of The Gifted Child, 10. Bossy Pants, 12. The Book of Life, 13. Choice Theory, 14. )
20. Send someone flowers- just because
21. Take at least twenty five ballet classes
22. Put all of my grandmother’s recipes into a cookbook
23. Get rid of anything I don’t need or don’t use
24. Book a Co-Star role on a network or cable TV show
25. Book a Guest Star role on a network or cable TV show
26. Increase my blog’s monthly pageviews by 10x
27. Increase my social media following by 10x
28. Live in a city that I love (lived in Pasadena, CA)
29. Try at least ten new foods (pupusas)
30. Find great commercial and theatrical representation
31. Exercise at least three times a week
32. Earn enough from acting and blogging to support myself without an additional job
33. Get a facial
34. Master five new hairstyles
35. Print and frame my wedding photos
36. Take a girls trip with my best friends
37. Take two trips with Ryan
38. Book a film role
39. Attend ten acting networking events (1. Feb ’14)
40. Finish at least two acting classes
41. Keep my apartment clean and tidy
42. Send at least 100 handwritten letters and/or thank you notes
43. Create and follow an editorial calendar for my blog posts
44. Meet at least ten blogging friends in real life (Missy, Candace, Kiara, Shannon, Gentry, Whitney, Andrea, Ashlynn)
45. Get a residual check and frame it
46. Take Ryan to NYC
47. Learn how to make macarons
48. Help my parents accomplish at least five of their goals
49. Help my husband accomplish at least five of his goals
50. Make at least one new friend
51. Volunteer at least five times
52. Keep up with my skincare routine
53. Learn to use every feature of my DSLR
54. Organize my computer files
55. Have a picnic
56. Brush up on my French
57. Publish an E-book
58. Watch ten classic movies
59. Attend at least one blogging conference (attending Southern Blog Society’s conference in June 2015)
60. Raise money for my favorite charities
61. Improve my blog’s design
62. Watch every film nominated for Best Film at the Oscars
63. Give up all fast food for at least one month
64. Practice yoga at least once a week
65. Meet fifty new casting directors
66. Write a screenplay
67. Attend a fashion show
68. Spend at least fifteen minutes a day praying or meditating
69. Go on at least two adventures with Ryan – just get in the car and drive
70. Call my grandmother at least once a week
71. Create a detailed New Year’s Eve Resolutions list and check progress on a monthly basis
72. Visit five museums
73. Go to the beach at least fifteen times (1. Santa Monica Jan ’14, 2. Huntington Beach Jan ’14, 3. St Petersburg Beach Jan’14)
74. Help my friends accomplish at least five of their goals
75. Make a budget with Ryan and stick to it
76. Create one-year, five-year, and ten-year loose goals
77. Learn calligraphy
78. Learn how to arrange flowers
79. Buy fresh flowers at least once a month
80. Organize my photos
81. Attend at least ten blogger events (1. SBS meetup, 2. SBS meetup, lots more that I don’t remember haha – but way over 10!)
82. Drink eight glasses of water every day for at least one month
83. See at least five live shows (dance, theatre, improv)
84. Get new headshots
85. Get all of my IDs and legal documents updated with my married name
86. Compliment at least one person every single day
87. Take pictures at every major holiday/event with family or friends
88. Take a photography class or read a photography book
89. Pay for the person behind me in the Starbucks drive-thru at least three times
90. Sort through all of my storage items at my parents’ houses and donate everything I don’t need Feb ’14
91. Go to Disney World again
92. Watch at least 10 TED talks
93. Attend at least 50 auditions
94. Write a blog post every single day for at least one month
95. Make my bed every morning for at least one month
96. Visit a national park
97. Perform at least 10 random acts of kindness
98. Create and complete a to-do list every single day for at least one month
99. Spend at least fifteen minutes a day catching up on the latest news
100. Improve my credit score
101. Think about everything I’m grateful for at the end of each day
As I accomplish my goals, I’ll update this post and cross out the goals I’ve completed. I hope you’ll join in and make you own list! Use the hashtag #101in1001, so that we can keep track of each other!


  1. December 17, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    great resolution, super cute way to keep track <br /><br />xoxo,<br />little-chaka.blogspot.ca

  2. December 18, 2013 / 1:53 am

    What a great post!! I love the idea of resolutions because it gives us all something to strive for. Mine is definitely eating better and exercising regularly. Taking care of my health is at the top of the list for next year. p.s congrats on all that you&#39;ve accomplished this year. YAY for you!<br /><br />xo Mel<br /><a href="http://www.turquoiseblonde.com&quot; rel="nofollow">turquoise blonde</a>

  3. December 27, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    Love this, such a great idea to write all your aspirations down! I definitely want to do this too.<br /><br />Hope you had an amazing Christmas and have a happy New Year! :)<br /><br />http://littlemacbook.blogspot.ca/

  4. December 29, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    Love this idea! It&#39;s similar to my 25 Things to Do before 26 list, but I don&#39;t care… I&#39;m copying. #sorrynotsorry<br /><br />xo,<br />Stephanie<br />Diary of a Debutante<br /><a rel="nofollow">www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com</a>