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Feb 22, 2019

101 In 1001!


One of my favorite bloggers to follow is Mackenzie Horan and her blog Design Darling. In fact, I am sure that since starting to religiously follow her blog the amount of navy blue striped clothing I own has doubled (I already had too much to start if you ask Daniel).

One of my favorite things Mackenzie does is she makes 101 and 1001 lists which are lists of 101 things she works to accomplish in 1001 days (approx. 2.75 years) . I just loved the idea so I made one of my own!

Follow along with me while I see how many of these things I can check off my list in the next 1001 days!

And thanks, Mackenzie, for the great idea!

23/101 complete so far!

Personal Development

  1. Take watercolor class

  2. Enter an art show

  3. Create skincare routine that works

  4. Workout every day for two weeks

  5. Make a daily wake-up and bedtime routine and stick with it for at least three weeks

  6. Attempt to make a multi-tiered cake with fondant icing -> and post about the results

  7. Visit 5 new museums

  8. Vote in 2020 Election

  9. Run another half-marathon

  10. Win TheKnot Best of Weddings (Done for 2020! Let’s do it again for 2021!)

  11. Take a Hebrew Class

  12. Read 50 Books

  13. Create Retirement Account

  14. Meet with financial planner

  15. Welcome our first offspring and begin the adventure of parenthood!


  16. Re-do wedding portraits (Done! May 2019)

  17. Celebrate 3rd Anniversary (Done! April 2019)

  18. Celebrate 4th Anniversary

  19. Celebrate 5th Anniversary

  20. Send Holiday Cards

  21. Join Synagogue DONE! March 2019

  22. Celebrate Daniel’s 30th

  23. Blog Wedding Portraits and Our Story

  24. Re-frame Ketubah

  25. Fly on a plane together (we still haven’t!)

  26. Bring Daniel to visit my California Family

  27. Take Daniel on 15 surprise dates

  28. Go to Eight&I

  29. Attend a professional sports game (Done! May 2019. Watched the Bmore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox)

  30. Spend and afternoon watching Polo at King Family Vineyards

  31. Take Cooking Class

  32. Get Bicycles

  33. Become members of local NPR station


  34. Trip to Quebec City (Done! April/May 2019)

  35. Giant Europe Trip

  36. Section hike portion of AT

  37. Get luggage with spinner wheels (Done! Sep 2019)

  38. Visit 10 more National Parks

  39. Go on a road trip stopping in at least 4 new cities

  40. Create Organization System for Camping Supplies

  41. Hike in Canadian Rockies

  42. Get EZ-Pass DONE! February 2019

  43. Visit 5 new states (airports don’t count!)


  44. Purchase Investment Pieces For Wardrobe (Camel and Navy Blue Blazer, Low Boots, Mules, Oxfords, Wool Dress Coat, Perfect dress for photographing weddings, silk scarf, diamond earrings, Sunglasses (prescription))

  45. Find the perfect black flats

  46. Update bed frame

  47. Purchase 2 sets of amazing sheets (Done! Nov 2019. Thanks Costco black Friday sale!)

  48. Find rugs for living room (Done! July 2019)

  49. Upgrade our oldest car (Done! October 2019 we upgraded Daniel’s old accord to a newer CRV that will accommodate a car seat)

  50. Invest in good makeup basics (Done! 2019. I was able to find all of the basics I need including a foundation that actually works for my skin tone and surprise(!) it was from the drugstore and cost less than $20)

  51. Purchase Shabbat Candlesticks, Passover Plate, and Kiddish Cups

  52. Treat myself to some Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones

  53. Get a tailored suit


  54. Go Full-Time with Photography (Done! May 2019! During the 2019 wedding season I shot over 30 weddings as a full-time photographer)

  55. Do Full Website Re-design (Done! December 2019. I worked with 23&9 Creative who helped me make the website of my dreams!)

  56. Get published in a major wedding publication

  57. Make SMP Business Handbook DONE! 02/19

  58. Switch to Sony Equipment (Done! well, gradually. I purchased a Sony A7iii in Oct 2019 and am working on switching over all my other gear from Canon to Sony)

  59. Photograph a proposal (Done! I actually was able to photograph THREE proposals in 2019!)

  60. Create storage system for equipment (that isn’t just leaving it in my bag)

  61. Book full, 20 wedding season of my own clients

  62. Purchase Sony 85mm 1.4 (Done! October 2019)

  63. Purchase 70-200mm 2.8

  64. Purchase Sigma Art 50mm (Done! October 2019)

  65. Create LLC

  66. Upgrade MacBook (Done! July 2019)

  67. Re-design Logo

  68. Read business reading list

  69. Finish all online courses I have purchased

  70. Rebrand and create brand handbook

  71. Photograph 100th wedding

  72. Re-print wedding guides DONE! 02/19

  73. Attend the Hustle and Flow

  74. Build email list to 500 subscribers

  75. Organize a styled shoot


  76. Move to DC

  77. Create organization system for closet

  78. Find new cover for couch

  79. Decorate Bedroom

  80. Redesign and organize office

  81. Hang real curtains in all rooms

  82. Make a bar cart

  83. Organize tea stash DONE! 02/19

  84. Marie-Kondo the whole house

  85. Get a dining table with matching chairs

  86. Hang Mezuzah

    Just For Fun

  87. Get color-matched for the perfect foundation (Done! May 2019)

  88. Take a kick-boxing class

  89. Go on wild, from-the-movies shopping spree

  90. Try ten new restaurants

  91. Learn to sail

  92. Attend a non-classical music concert

  93. Do a boudoir shoot

  94. See Michelle Obama Speak

  95. Do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

  96. Create Capsule Wardrobe

  97. Call-in to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

  98. Find something of $500+ value in the Goodwill bins

  99. Go on an all-day thrift shopping adventure (at least 6 stores)

  100. Go Skydiving

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