101 Goals in 1001 Days

My Goals for Myself, My Family, and My Home for the Next (almost) 3 Years

A while back, a friend of mine introduced me to the concept of planning out 101 goals to be completed in 1001 days. Since then, I’ve done this twice. I wish I had the very first one I made just out of law school–I have a strong feeling it would look entirely different, as I wrote it as a single woman, without kids, having just started my career, living in a new city. We’re probably talking night and day different.

Typically, “they” say that you want a goal to be S.M.A.R.T.–Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound. I’ve mostly stuck to these rules below, though I’ve tried to mix up both serious and fun, quick and more involved, and several in between. Oh and, while I want to share as much as possible with you, dear reader, some things are not only mine to share or are just too personal for me right now to talk about.

As I finish my goals, I’ll write a post and link to it here. I would LOVE it if you share some of your goals in the comments as well!

Do you have a particular way of outlining your goals? Do you break them into a specific period of time? Into categories? Do you enjoy it as much as me?

Personal Goals:

  1. Find a robe I like
  2. Get my nose pierced–no really
  3. Finish a 90 day exercise program
  4. Run a 5K
  5. Run a 10K
  6. Lose 10 lbs
  7. Lose 20 lbs
  8. Lose 30 lbs
  9. Go blue on WW 30 days straight
  10. Read 10 fiction books
  11. Read 10 nonfiction books
  12. Take a photography class
  13. Take a girls trip
  14. Find leather boots I like
  15. Cook a full meal for hubs
  16. Make a new wreath
  17. Make something with my Cricut
  18. Host a dinner party where I cooked the entire meal
  19. Learn to braid my own hair
  20. Private–professional
  21. Private–professional

Family Goals:

  1. Write a family mantra
  2. Make family cookbooks
  3. Take a family beach vacation
  4. Take a non-beach vacation
  5. Go camping with neighbors
  6. Have a kid-free weekend
  7. Teach Ethan to ride a bike
  8. Teach Eli to ride a bike/trike
  9. Update the baby books
  10. Stick to the budget for 1 month
  11. Try 5 new restaurants & write reviews
  12. Put up grow boards in boys’ rooms
  13. Complete an entire seasonal bucket list
  14. Organize a neighborhood food drive
  15. Date night at local art museums
  16. Explore the creeks at French Park with the boys
  17. Smale Park Picnic
  18. Ride the Ferris Wheel downtown Cincinnati
  19. Big family pictures
  20. Pyramid Hill Christmas Lights
  21. Make sweets for our neighbors
  22. Host a sit down Friendsgiving
  23. Sell/donate all baby clothes (18 months and younger)
  24. Get a dog, or two đŸ™‚
  25. Make family picture books
  26. Teach Ethan to write his name
  27. Start reading Harry Potter with Ethan
  28. Make a gratitude wreath with the boys
  29. Meet first financial goal
  30. Meet second financial goal

Blog Goals:

  1. Find a theme I like
  2. Integrate Home Talk
  3. 1st 1,000 email subscribers
  4. 10,000 IG followers/swipe feature
  5. Break even income
  6. Feature in national publication
  7. Complete/blog about a One Room Challenge
  8. Celebrate a 2nd blogiversary with a party
  9. Integrate video
  10. Start a YouTube Channel
  11. Publish 50 posts
  12. Publish 100 posts
  13. Integrate Pinterest
  14. Private
  15. Private

Home Goals:

  1. Organize the garage
  2. Powder room refresh or remodel
  3. Finish Eli’s nursery mural
  4. Ethan’s room redesign
  5. Finish garbage can area outside
  6. Add front step
  7. Hang chandelier in foyer
  8. Master closet reorg
  9. Finish TV cabinet
  10. Get a new dining room table
  11. Finish banister painting and staining
  12. Add rose beds to side of the house
  13. Add a flower box on side of the house
  14. Get and install a swing set for the boys
  15. Add lighting to the back patio
  16. Master bedroom refresh
  17. Renovate the laundry room/pantry combo
  18. Redo the mudroom walls
  19. Finish painting the interior doors
  20. Repaint the basement walls
  21. Add the picture gallery wall down the basement stairs
  22. Replace the crabapple trees
  23. Fireplace makeover
  24. Get new sofas/chairs in living room
  25. Redo entertainment center int the basement
  26. Organize Eli’s closet
  27. Organize and consolidate storage room
  28. Guest room refresh
  29. Kitchen counters
  30. Fix kitchen ceiling and paint
  31. Paint upstairs bedroom ceilings
  32. Master bath refresh
  33. Find and replace kitchen hardware
  34. Redo the mudroom/laundry room flooring
  35. Pressure wash and seal retaining wall