365 Days to a More Inspired You

I've found myself to be a bit uninspired lately. While I know I have my entire life to look forward to, I don't really have an hard set goals other than I want to get married and have a family one day. In recent months, my anxiety has gotten out of control and it has started to rule my life in a negative way. I knew I had to do something to get out of this "eh, I'll do it later" slump, so naturally I took to the internet. 

I stumbled upon the 101 in 1001 "challenge." I decided to put my own spin on it, shortening both the list and time to create a "bucket list" of both small & larges goals that will better myself and the people around me. This list contains everything from losing weight & toning up to going somewhere new. I will update this post whenever I complete an item & will also write blog posts for some of the more exciting ones!

I'm a believer in lists and love the feeling of crossing something out so I'm hoping this will wake me up in a sense. I now challenge you to create a similar list and put yourself to the test! 

365 Days to a More Inspired You

Start Date: 10/24/2015
End Date: 10/23/2016
  1. Go to the gym 5 times in one week Complete: Week of 11/9
  2. Create a new post series for this blog Complete: Need It or Leave ItSocial Media For Bloggers
  3. Binge watch something on Netflix Complete: How To Get Away With Murder, Dec 2015
  4. Sleep past 11am Complete: 01/30/16
  5. Get a promotion and/or raise Complete: 3/18/16 (Got a new job aka a raise!)
  6. Eat pizza from L&B
  7. Lose 15 pounds
  8. Find a new hobby
  9. Run a 5k for charity Complete: 7/9/16 (It was even better and it was a 5 mile!)
  10. Go to a tumbling class
  11. Get coffee with an old friend
  12. Go to Target and leave with NOTHING more than I set out to get Complete: 02/15/16 - Truly a miracle!
  13. Treat myself to a spa day
  14. Do something for someone who can't do something for me in return Complete: 10/24/15 (Bought a homeless man dinner)
  15. Cook something completely from scratch (and blog about it!) Complete: [1] [2] [3]
  16. Go ice skating in NYC at Christmas time
  17. Watch a Met game at McFadden's
  18. Go to the West Coast Complete: 02/04/16 (Blog post all about it here!)
  19. Create a fun DIY project (and blog about it!) Complete: Christmas Decor, 2016 Calendar
  20. Attend at least one professional sporting event Complete: Jets/Bills game, 01/04/16
  21. Fix something I've never fixed before Complete: 10/30/15 (Fixed my refrigerator)
  22. Hike at High Point State Park
  23. Travel to 3 new states In Progress: California
  24. Try a smoothie bowl from the Juice Shop
  25. Go to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens when the cherry blossoms have bloomed
  26. Rowboat in Central Park
  27. Go to Las Vegas
  28. Donate my unwanted clothing/items Complete: 12/2/15
  29. Take a 5 mile walk along the Hudson River
  30. Attend a country concert
  31. Meal prep for a full week on a Sunday Complete: 10/16/16
  32. ...Stick to the meal prep made on Sunday Complete: Week of 10/16/16
  33. Consume no alcohol for one full month
  34. Tell my friends I have a blog
  35. Give a presentation in front of 10 or more people Complete: 3/10/16 (Client Presentation!)
  36. Do Escape the Room Complete: 3/18/16
  37. Give someone a meaningful present
  38. Deep clean my apartment (without hiring a cleaning service) Complete: 8/13/16
  39. Take the stairs for a full week
  40. Rent a ski house with a bunch of friends
  41. Foster an animal
  42. Bake a birthday cake for someone
  43. Learn to properly contour my face Complete: I'd say Feb 2016 is when I fully got it down!
  44. Send a handwritten letter
  45. Take a photography class
  46. Treat myself to a DSLR (once the above has been completed!)
  47. Go to a wine & paint night
  48. Cook a treat for the office Complete: 11/20/15 (Buffalo Chicken Dip!)
  49. Witness the Northern Lights
  50. Decorate my apartment with a plant (and keep it alive) Complete: 3/13/16
  51. Attend a live taping of a TV show or movie
  52. Improve my handwriting & make it into a personal font
  53. Redesign this blog from scratch Complete: 2/21/16
  54. Go to a hot air balloon festival
  55. Write a freelance article
  56. Post a blog tour for my current apartment Complete: 11/18/15 (Link Here!)
  57. Help someone with their resume Complete: 01/25/16
  58. Completely pay off my credit card bill Complete: 7/26/16
  59. Finish paying my student loans
  60. Collaborate with a brand Complete: (A few times!) HASK, Chomps, Derma E
  61. Buy someone behind me in line their food/coffee
  62. Go to a comedy club
  63. Treat my parents to dinner
  64. Take a new workout class Complete: 305 Fitness! 4/20/16
  65. Go to Lugo Cucina with Ryan Complete: 10/15/16
  66. Write 10 Yelp reviews
  67. Go to Smorgasburg 
  68. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
  69. Kayak on the Hudson River
  70. Walk the High Line
  71. Take a day off from work, just because Complete: 3/11/16
  72. Spontaneously book a hotel room
  73. Hit my FitBit goals for a week straight Complete: Week of 01/25/16
  74. Fully burn a candle
  75. Create an editorial calendar, cadence and strategy for this blog


  1. This is such a good idea! I'll definitely be giving this a go, it looks like a lot of fun! It will be a really good way to get up a actually do and achieve things rather than saying you'll get around to it later :)


    1. Thank you! Hoping this can help both of us :)

      Love your blog, by the way! It's really cute and I love the content!