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October 11, 2023

101 in 1001 List: 1 Year Update.

      It's already been a year since I started my latest 101 in 1001 list! Let's get right into all of the goals that I've hit over the last six months. If you haven't ready any of my past 101 in 1001 posts, you can see them here. The 101 in 1001 is a type of bucket list created by blogger Mackenzie Horan from Design Darling. You try to hit 101 goals in various categories of your choosing in 1001 days! I'm now on my second 101 in 1001 list, and love doing these. 

101 in 1001

START DATE: October 3rd, 2022

END DATE: June 30th, 2025


1. Attend a new-to-me radio conference - 2022 St. Jude Country Cares Radio Seminar, October 2022

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 - Hampton Roads St. Jude Gala, May 2023

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 - November 2022

12. Write a Travel Diary recapping my 2022 Ireland trip - February 2023

13.Write a Travel Diary recapping my 2022 Puerto Rico trip - April 2023

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 - March 2023

17. Reach 1000 TikTok followers

18. Reach 17k Instagram followers


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

20. Serve in an elected or appointed role again for another Junior League year

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 - December 2022

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 - September 2023

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) - March 2023

30. Do something special for our one-year dating anniversary - April 2023

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 - Chocolate Kahlua Cheesecake, January 2023

39. Bake something with the fresh dried lavender I picked in Spring 2022 - Lavender Shortbread, February 2023

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 - Blue Topaz earrings, February 2023

47. Go skiing or snow tubing again

48. Go kayaking again

49. Go apple picking again

50. Go to Afternoon High Tea somewhere that I haven't done it before - Founder's Inn in Virginia Beach, September 2023

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) - Moved apartments (so Ryan's dining table became mine), July 2023

52. Go to my first-ever major league professional sporting event - Wyndham Championship, August 2023

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 - November 2022

58. Read at least 30 books in 2023 - August 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 - December 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 - February 2023

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


66. Attend a professional golf tournament - Wyndham Championship, August 2023

67. Take more golf lessons again - August 2023

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*** - In progress! Memphis TN (October 2022)

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 - August 2023

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 - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - June 2023

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 - January 2023

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 - November 2022

93. Eat at The Bee and the Biscuit in Virginia Beach - December 2022

***94. Visit three new-to-me Virginia wineries*** - In progress! Oakencroft Winery (August 2023), 

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

96. Visit the western part of Virginia during the fall again - September & October 2023

97. Day trip to Yorktown, VA - May 2023

98. Day trip to Smithfield, VA - October 2022

99. Day trip to Hampton, VA

100. Day trip to Newport News, VA - April 2023

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

Completed past 6 months: 12

Completed total: 32

4. Get to emcee a large local radio event - I was honored to be the emcee for a local black tie gala benefitting St. Jude Children's Hospital in April. I'm so excited that I already have another emceeing event on the calendar in spring 2024 for work. 

27. Take Ryan home to Maine - One year after we were supposed to go to Maine, we finally made it! Ryan really enjoyed Maine and we did a lot of sightseeing at my favorite places. Here's the full itinerary for our trip! 

50. Go to Afternoon Tea at a place I haven't done it before - My friend Amanda kindly treated me to tea at The Founder's Inn in Virginia Beach as a belated birthday celebration last month! 

51. Own a dining room table again - Technically it's not "my" table, but I moved into Ryan's apartment in July, and he has a dining table set! For more reasons than just dining tables, I am so happy to be living in a bigger place than the tiny one bedroom that I lived in for my first two years in Virginia Beach.

52. Go to my first-ever major league professional sporting event - Amanda and I attended the 2023 Wyndham Championship PGA golf event in August for our annual girls' trip! 

58. Read at least 30 books in 2023 - I hit 30 books for 2023 in August! I'm hoping to get to 40 by the end of the year. 

66. Attend a professional golf tournament - Another 101 in 1001 list item that attending the Wyndham Championship checked off for me! 

67. Take more golf lessons again - I resumed golf lessons in August (post hip bursitis) and have been continuing them into the fall! I feel like a broken record to say this, but I am just so thankful to be back to golfing again. 

79. Visit Chapel Hill, NC - Another 101 in 1001 list item that my friend Amanda helped me check off! 😊 We had brunch at the historic Carolina Inn hotel in Chapel Hill on our way back from the Wyndham Championship.

83. Go on a tropical warm weather vacation - My dad and I did a father-daughter trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in early June! Other than the fact that we both got bad food poisoning, it was a great time.

96. Visit the western part of Virginia during the fall again - I was just up in Charlottesville last weekend, and I'm headed there again in a couple weekends from now! Hoping to see some beautiful foliage on my upcoming trip. 

97. Daytrip to Yorktown, VA - I had work event in Yorktown a few months ago, and it was during the weekend that my college roommate Caroline was visiting. After I was done working, we explored the historic riverfront area of Yorktown. It's a very cute area! (But smaller than I was expecting.)

     I can't believe that I'm already close to a third of the way done this list. I feel like I'm off to a stronger start for the first year than I was with my first 101 in 1001 a few years ago. There are already a few list items that are on the docket to be crossed off within the next several months, so I'm already excited for my next update post next spring! 

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese


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