Southern Belle in Training

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October 3, 2022

Kicking Off My Second 101 in 1001 List!

      I couldn't be more excited to share and begin my second-ever 101 in 1001 bucket list! I began my first list in September 2019, and it wrapped up this past summer. I was able to complete 43 out of 101 items, which I feel like wasn't bad for my first time doing this. (I also think Covid happening in the middle of it didn't help- a lot of the items on the list were off-limits in 2020!) By the way- you can see my first 101 in 1001 list and all of the updates over the years HERE!

  If you're not familiar with what 101 in 1001 lists are, they're a type of bucket list first made popular by blogger Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling. You make a list with various categories of your choosing, coming out to 101 items total. And then you give yourself 1001 days to complete it, which comes out just shy of three years! After years of seeing other bloggers and influencers share their 101 in 1001 lists, I became inspired to try one of my own in 2019. 

      Without further ado- here's my new list! 

101 in 1001:

Start date: October 3rd, 2022 (today)

End date: June 30th, 2025


1. Attend a new-to-me radio conference

2. Attend CMA week again (or attend ACM week or CMA fest week)

3. Attend a music awards show on behalf of my job

4. Get to emcee a large local event

5. Earn a ratings bonus for my morning show

6. Have the opportunity to dip my toes back into music programming for a radio station again

7. Be interviewed by an industry publication or podcast about my career


8. Write a comprehensive Virginia Beach, VA Travel Guide

9. Update my Norfolk, VA Travel Guide

10. Write a comprehensive Nashville, TN Travel Guide

11. Write a comprehensive Edenton, NC Travel Guide

12. Write a Travel Diary recapping my 2022 Ireland trip

13.Write a Travel Diary recapping my 2022 Puerto Rico trip

14. Write a blog post about my golf journey

15. Write a blog post about how I met Ryan / our relationship story

16. Reach 500 TikTok followers

17. Reach 1000 TikTok followers

18. Reach 17k Instagram followers


19. Execute a successful Annual Giving Week in 2023 for Junior League

20. Serve in an elected or appointed role again for the following Junior League year (2023-24)

21. Attend an event with my sorority's local alumni association

22. Become involved in a church in Virginia Beach (volunteering or joining a bible study)

23. Reach a 365 day language learning streak on Duolingo

24. Reach a 1000 day language learning streak on Duolingo


25. Take Ryan to Charlotte

26. Take Ryan to Charlottesville

27. Take Ryan home to Maine

28. Visit Ryan's home state of Missouri with him

29. Take a romantic trip just me and Ryan (not a trip to visit friends/family)

30. Do something special for our one year dating anniversary 

31. Keep our weekend beach walking tradition going for at least a year

32. Bake cookies together

33. Get engaged

34. Have wedding date set or be married by the time this list ends


35. Try a new recipe with my fondue pot

36. Use my bread machine to make a recipe

37. Learn a go-to cocktail recipe

38. Make an intimidating new dessert recipe

39. Bake something with the fresh dried lavender I picked in spring 2022

40. Take a cooking class

41. Take a craft related class (jewelry, pottery, art, sewing, etc)


42. Visit a fall fair (county fair or state fair)

43. Buy a piece of home décor from an antique store or estate sale

44. Buy a piece of jewelry from an antique store or estate sale

45. Buy a new tweed blazer or jacket

46. Buy or be gifted a new piece of fine jewelry

47. Go skiing or snow tubing again

48. Go on a kayaking again

49. Go apple picking again

50. Go to Afternoon High Tea somewhere that I haven't done it before

51. Own a dining room table again (the apartment space I'm living in when this list begins is too small for a dining table)

52. Go to my first-ever major league professional sporting event

53. Meet an emu

54. Lease another new vehicle or buy out my current lease

55. Go to a fancy event for a New Years' Eve

56. Have a special party for my 30th birthday

57. Read at least 40 books in 2022

58. Read at least 30 books in 2023

59. Read at least 30 books in 2024

60. Read 15 books by the time this list ends in 2025

61. Host my annual Favorite Things Swap Christmas Party in 2022

62. Host my annual Favorite Things Swap Christmas Party in 2023

63. Host my annual Favorite Things Swap Christmas Party in 2024

64. Plan and attend my best friend Ciera's bachelorette trip in Nashville

65. Plan and attend a girls' weekend with my Charlottesville friend group


66. Attend a professional golf tournament

67. Take more golf lessons again

68. Play in a local amateur golf tournament

69. Play in a golf course in another state

70. Take a golf focused weekend trip

71. Obtain a golf handicap 


72. Visit Delaware (only East Coast state I've never been to)

73. Visit another new-to-me state

74. Visit three new-to-me US cities

75. Visit another new-to-me country

76. Visit Paris, France

77. Visit the Outer Banks, NC again 

78. Visit Raleigh, NC again

79. Visit Chapel Hill, NC

80. Visit Baltimore, MD and/or Annapolis, MD  again 

81. See the cherry blossoms in Washington DC again

82. Stand on the Plaza and watch the TODAY show live in NYC

83. Go on a tropical warm weather vacation

84. Visit Canada again


85. Visit the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk

86. Take a glass blowing class at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk

87. Make a candle at Sugar & Grace Co. in Norfolk

88. Attend another wine tasting at Vino Culture in Norfolk

89. See the Christmas lights on the Nauticus ship in Norfolk

90. Go to a Norfolk Admirals hockey game

91. Eat or drink at the Glass Light Hotel in Norfolk

92. Walk the trails at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Beach

93. Eat at The Bee and the Biscuit in Virginia Beach

94. Visit three new-to-me Virginia wineries

95. Stay at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA

96. Visit the western part of Virginia during the fall again

97. Day trip to Yorktown, VA

98. Day trip to Smithfield, VA

99. Day trip to Hampton, VA

100. Day trip to Newport News, VA

101. Go rafting on the James River in Richmond, VA

     It's kind of cool to see how life has changed since I made my first list in 2019. There's some new categories on this list that wouldn't have applied to my life 3+ years ago, like goals related to learning golf, and my dating relationship as well. I feel like I have a decent shot at completing a lot of these, and I am excited to get going! I'll share my first progress update sometime next spring. 

      God Bless,

       xoxo Annaliese


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