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September 6, 2019

My 25th Birthday Gift to Myself: My {First-Ever} 101 in 1001!

    What better day to start my first-ever 101 in 1001 bucket list than my 25th birthday?! 😊

     The 101 in 1001 is a fun type of bucket list for bloggers to complete, started by Mackenzie of Design Darling several years ago! You make a list of 101 goals in different categories, and then work to complete them in 1001 days, which is just shy of three years long. I've loved reading other bloggers' 101 in 1001 days lists for the last several years, but always hesitated to make one on my own. Things varied year to year so much when I was in college, so it was hard for me to think a few years into the future. That ended up being the same when I lived in Vermont! Anyways, now that I've been in Charlottesville for a year and a half and feel very settled, this birthday seemed like the perfect time to share my first list!

START DATE: September 6th, 2019 (My 25th birthday!)
END DATE: June 3rd, 2022 (I'll be 27)

1. Launch a side project with my co-host Marc
2. Attend a radio conference
3. Make the final voting round on the ballot for the Best of C-Ville Awards (for Local Radio Personality category)
4. Be interviewed for the 10 Questions radio personality interview on All Access
5. Be making a certain salary
6. Revamp my radio website 
7. Meet and/or interview a celebrity visiting Charlottesville for work

8. Reach 15k on Instagram organically
9. Attend an influencer event in Richmond or DC
10. Go on five more travel press trips 
11. Reach a certain monthly pageview goal
12. Complete Pinterest course / begin using Tailwind
13. Delete old blog photos from my laptop
14. Learn how to use Lightroom 
15. Have another call with a rewardStyle rep
16. Change address on my EIN
17. Continue hosting annual reader surveys
18. Write comprehensive Charlottesville Travel Guides
19. Write comprehensive Richmond Travel Guides
20. Write comprehensive Maine Travel Guides
21. Send Christmas cards one year to brands I've worked with on my blog 
22. Reach a certain affiliate sales goal for a Lilly Pulitzer APS

23. Join a new bible study or small group 
24. Lead a bible study or small group
25. Get baptized 
26. Read a theology book 
27. Read a book about angels in the bible 
28. Be able to eloquently and knowledgeably defend my spiritual and moral beliefs

29. Reach a set amount in my savings account
30. Increase my 401k contributions per paycheck
31. Being investing money elsewhere (besides my 401k)
32. Tithe 10% of my day job income consecutively for a year
33. Buy or lease a new vehicle 
34. Get a travel rewards credit card
35. Finally redeem years worth of points accrued on my previous credit card 
36. Investigate the process of making a will

37. Complete my goal of reading 52 books in a calendar year (one book a week)
38. Learn how to cook a vegetable dish that I don't hate eating
39. Make at least one recipe from every cookbook I own
40. Volunteer as an alum with Alpha Delta Pi 
41. Do a full weekend away from all social media (blog, work and personal accounts)
42. Do another full week away from blog social media 
43. Vote in the 2020 presidential election
44. Use my camera for more non-blog related photography
45. Join a tennis league or organize playing regularly with friends 
46. Find a new regular volunteer commitment 
47. Make photo books from college, year after college, and year in Vermont
48. Finally understand how football works
49. Write 5 star reviews for my favorite podcasts
50. Donate blood
51. Visit a dermatologist for a skin check
52. Take a cooking class
53. Attend a wine and paint night
54. Try three new-to-me types of fitness classes
55. Purchase a new piece of apparel from my alma mater

56. Surprise one or both of my parents with a weekend trip home
57. Plan a girls' weekend with my sorority friend group from college
58. Plan a 2020 girls' weekend with my Charlottesville girlfriends
59. Go on a trip abroad with friends
60. Take friends home to Maine
61. Figure out an awesome gift for my grandma's 95th birthday
62. Be a bridesmaid again or a maid of honor
63. Plan someone's bridal shower or bachelorette party
64. Watch my dad's band perform
65. Throw someone a surprise party 

66. Visit all the wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail
67. Go to a UVA sporting event
68. Buy a piece of UVA apparel 
69. Go to the Fall Foxfield races
70. Visit 20 new-to-me Charlottesville restaurants
71. Attend something for the Virginia Festival of the Book
72. Go out on The Corner 
73. Take a charter wine tour bus
74. Visit one of the county lake or pond beaches
75. Visit a Charlottesville brewery

75. Go to five wineries in other parts of Virginia (not in the Monticello AVA)
76. Attend the Virginia Wine Expo
77. Go to the Virginia State Fair
78. Visit 10 new-to-me Richmond restaurants
79. Visit the public observatory in Richmond
80. Visit the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond
81. Visit Virginia Beach
82. Visit Alexandria 
83. Stay at the Omni Homestead Resort
84. Stay at a new-to-me Richmond hotel 
85. Attend something for Virginia Garden Week
86. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway during foliage
87. Drive Skyline Drive/Shenandoah National Park during foliage

88. Apply for Global Entry
89. Visit Las Vegas again
90. Visit Montreal again (and maybe Vermont too!)
91. Visit Houston again
92. Visit the DC cherry blossoms again
93. Tour the National Basilica in DC again
94. Visit Charlotte at the holidays again
95. Visit my dad's side of the family in New York
96. Visit North Carolina's Outer Banks
97. Visit three new-to-me states
98. Visit three new-to-me countries
99. Go on the Pink Retreat
100. Stay at The Greenbrier in WV
101. Attend my 10th high school reunion (if it happens before this list ends)

    I've seen other bloggers share updates on their lists every six months or so- I think I'll plan to do that as well. Here's to making dreams and goals happen...can't wait to see how many I can do! Thanks so much for celebrating my 25th birthday and 7th blogiversary with me this week! As of tomorrow, I'll be sharing all things Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale!!

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese 


  1. This is so neat!!!! I think it helps also to put things into perspective and have some type of goal!

  2. I love this! My first 101 in 1001 days just ended and I really should make a new one I love the idea of them!
    Xo, Kelsey

  3. I love 101 in 1001! They are so fun and can really push you out of your comfort zone. And happy birthday!

    Hayden //

  4. Aww, it was so much fun reading your list, such a fun way to commemorate your birthday. I had never heard of The Pink Retreat until your post and I am SO into it, soo cute!

  5. What a fun idea! I loved learning more about you! Happy B-day. I really want to take a Pinterest course too. Ahh my 10 year high school reunion is still year, Cannot believe it.


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