Monday, July 8, 2013

101 in 1001

First off, if you don't follow Mackenzie at {Design Darling}, you need to. Her blog and her online store are awesome. And she's where I found the inspiration to start my very own 101 in 1001 list! 

I started working on it last week and finally finished it earlier today. It takes a lot longer than you would think to come up with 101 things you can actually accomplish in 2.75 years. 

I feel that people at my stage in life are more often asked about the "5 year plan" so I had to step back and think about things that are attainable considering 1.5 of those years will be in school still. But I also had to think big enough to not think I was settling. It was tough. But I am super excited to achieve all these goals. A lot of these are things from my bucket list too. Which is freakin' awesome. 

I'm going to try and remember to keep updating the list on here, as well as posting blogs about some of the big ones I accomplish. 

Start date: July 4, 2013
End date: April 1, 2016
{24 of 1001 complete!}
  1. Travel out of the country (Mexico- March 12, 2014)
  2. Visit at least 20 states (5/20: AL, TN, FL, SC, NC)
  3. Get my first "career” job (January 2015)
  4. Read 100 books (24/100: On the Island, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Savannah Breeze, Ladies Night, Summer House, An Abundance of Katherines, The Best of Me, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Blue Christmas, Paper Towns, The Next Best Thing, Hissy Fit, The Big Miss, Island Girls, The Fault in Our Stars—again, Summer Breeze, His Father’s Son, Beautiful Ruins, My Conference Can Beat Your Conference, Gone Girl, The Spectacular Now, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to the College Football Playoff, Every Crooked Nanny, Dark Places)
  5. Redesign my blog to something that reflects me better (March 2015)
  6. Clean my closet out at least twice a year (Winter 2013, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015)
  7. Attend a show at New York Fashion Week
  8. See a show on Broadway
  9. Play a round of golf with my Dad (May 2015)
  10. Eat "clean" for one full week
  11. Throw a holiday party
  12. Do a three day juice cleanse (September 2, 2014)
  13. Go on a camping trip with friends
  14. Ride a horse
  15. Attend a sports career conference
  16. Try 50 new restaurants (38/50: The Roof Top, LaPaz, BurgerFi, Rosa Mexicano, Bailey's, Rock Bottom, Broadway Brewhouse & MoJo, South Street, Dos Palmas, Paradise Park, Tequila Cowboy, La Fiesta, J.Christopher’s, The World Famous, Cilantros Cantina, Pure, The Globe, Marlow’s, Taqueria La Parilla, Taqueria Tsunami, Mama’s Boy, Keba, Trappeze Pub, Tlaloc, Five Bar, Big City Bread, Mi Rancho, Chuy’s, The Pine, Athens Bagel, Team B&B, NONA, Corner Cafe & Bakery, El Centinela, Jack’s BBQ, Copper Creek, El Molcajete, No Mas! Cantina, Freight Kitchen & Tap, The Ugly Dog Public House)
  17. Reach a goal weight for the first time in my life
  18. Attend a blogging conference
  19. Attend an ATP Grand Slam event
  20. Send 25 hand-written notes (4/25)
  21. Run another half marathon
  22. Throw a surprise party for a friend
  23. Visit NYC at Christmas time with a best friend
  24. See a comedy show
  25. Take a yoga class
  26. Take a trapeze lesson
  27. Continue work with a non-profit after college or start my own
  28. Try something completely different with my hair (November 26, 2013)
  29. Attempt to surf
  30. Attend the Kentucky Derby or Carolina Cup
  31. Attend a journalism conference
  32. Go skydiving
  33. Witness a west coast sunset
  34. Take a voice lesson
  35. Keep my room completely clean for an entire week
  36. Visit DisneyWorld again
  37. Do a walk/run for a cause
  38. Read 10 self-help books
  39. Find a career mentor
  40. Find a signature lip color
  41. Get a t-shirt quilt made with my old UGA t-shirts (July 2014)
  42. Do one of those "Cork and Canvas" type classes
  43. See every movie nominated for "Best Picture" before the Oscars
  44. Fit into that pesky little Judith March dress in my closet
  45. Buy a lottery ticket
  46. Visit 3 breweries (Terrapin Brewery- Athens, Creature Comforts Brewery- Athens)
  47. Get 100 blog followers (October 18, 2014)
  48. Attend an NHL game
  49. Purchase a new car (March 1, 2014)
  50. Learn to grill (Summer 2014)
  51. Graduate college (December 2014)
  52. Cook a fish that I caught
  53. Get a blow out at a "dry bar"
  54. Write a "Dear Older Caley" letter when I graduate college to open when I'm 30
  55. Re-learn how to play guitar (basics)
  56. Be in 2 places at once and photograph it (February 15, 2015)
  57. Take a barista class at a coffee house
  58. Get a facial (December 16, 2013)
  59. Shoot the Hooch
  60. Go an entire month without Coke Zero (January 2014)
  61. Eat from a food truck (March 15, 2014)
  62. Learn to use Photoshop more efficiently
  63. Spend a day on a boat (July 6, 2013)
  64. Attend a Falcons game
  65. Learn to fire a handgun
  66. Take a ride on a sailboat
  67. See one of the “wonders” of the world
  68. Take at least one boxing class (January, 22 2014)
  69. Do a CrossFit competition
  70. Go skiing/snowboarding
  71. Do a wine tasting (February 18, 2015)
  72. Visit a winery
  73. Take my mom on a trip, just the two of us
  74. Blog every day for a month (October 2014)
  75. Visit DisneyLand
  76. Organize my nail polish collection (November 24, 2013)
  77. Go back to New Orleans with friends and enjoy a Pat O'Briens hurricane
  78. Tailgate in 3 new cities (Knoxville, TN- October 5, 2013, Nashville, TN- October 19, 2013, Columbia, SC- September 12, 2014)
  79. Frolic in the Pacific Ocean
  80. Get into grad school (February 13, 2015)
  81. See an allergist
  82. Invest in a giant bookshelf for my library
  83. Get my own real Christmas tree
  84. Clean out my email account (July 31, 2013)
  85. Take my grandparents out to a nice dinner on me
  86. Go a month without buying any new clothing/shoes
  87. See 20 movies in a theater (9/20: The Heat, Delivery Man, Catching Fire, Neighbors, The Fault in Our Stars, 22 Jump Street, Let’s Be Cops, Mockingjay Part 1, 50 Shades of Grey)
  88. Find a way to get sports writing published somewhere (Athens Banner-Herald, Spring 2014)
  89. Float the Broad
  90. Attend a Cirque du Soleil performance
  91. Be a mentor to a college student after I graduate
  92. Learn to do a sock bun successfully
  93. Attend an award show
  94. Establish a weekly signature blog post (Monday Munchies- September 16, 2013)
  95. Go on a spontaneous day trip (Tullulah Gorge & Highlands, NC- February 15, 2015)
  96. Learn to french braid my own hair
  97. Do some sort of physical activity every day for a month
  98. Buy my dad awesome tickets to a UGA football game
  99. Wake up before 9 for a month straight
  100. Find the perfect dress for college graduation (December 12, 2014)
  101. Donate $5 to UGA HEROs for every goal I reach, so those kids can one day achieve their dreams as well ($25-- 5 complete, on December 7, 2013, $35— 12 complete, on June 12, 2014, $30— 18 complete, on December 4, 2014)

Let the fun begin!

xoxo, jgp 


  1. hiya, I am in the process of coming up with my own list! Good luck with have some awesome ideas.

  2. yay! these are great! trying to do a sock bun is something i struggle with. they are so cute but i fail every single time.