55 in 505

I was inspired by Mackenzie Horan, from Design Darling, to create a 101 in 1001 list. I think it’s very important to have goals set for yourself and it makes a lot of sense to put them on a timeline. By doing this, you ensure that they have a better chance of actually happening. I had quite a lot of trouble coming up with 101 solid things that I knew I’d want to accomplish during 1001 days. So instead, I decided to create a shorter-term list: a 55 in 505 list. My life is so incredibly different now compared to how it was last summer before I started college, so it’s hard to imagine exactly what the next few years will be like. This is a list of 55 things that I want to do in the next 505 days. Some are relatively simple and attainable, but others are a bit more difficult and/or will take more planning. I’m up for the challenge! I’m planning to attempt to create a 101 in 1001 list once I finish all of the things on this list.

My List

1. visit New York City (October ’14)
2. unplug for 24 hours (no going on my phone, laptop, or other electronic devices)
3. set up a picnic potluck with a few friends
4. go through my room at home to eliminate excess and unnecessary items
5. buy flowers for my desk, “just because”
6. drink three full 32oz bottles of water a day for two weeks straight (so 96 oz per day)
7. watch all of Grey’s Anatomy (yay Netflix)
8. try a juice cleanse 
9. get custom stationery made
11. complete three Pinterest DIYs
12. make three Pinterest recipes
13. see Ed Sheeran in concert (again)
14. make some vlogs for my YouTube channel
15. attend the Kentucky Derby
16. go skiing
17. learn enough French to carry on a conversation (Fall ’14 & Spring ’14)
18. redo all my iTunes playlists (November ’14)
19. go a whole month without any recreational shopping
20. (relating to #19) put aside the saved money to upgrade to a DSLR camera
21. format and organize a formal (handwritten) address book
22. get my driver’s license
23. find a gym/jogging buddy
24. run/jog from campus to downtown
25. visit the Skydeck
26. pay for someone’s order behind me in line at Starbucks
27. wake up at 5am for two weeks straight
28. maintain straight As for a semester
29. wear absolutely no makeup for a full regular day (staying home days don’t count!) (Tuesday, 07-22-14)
30. visit five “museums” (Shedd)
31. meet up with five different blogger friends (Carly, Nicole, Sammi, Molly, Meredith, Kelly)
32. attend and participate in a karaoke night
33. find the “perfect” pair of gym shoes January ’15
34. vacation somewhere on the East coast (Hamptons, Nantucket, etc.)
35. cut out caffeine for two weeks
36. find a recurring service site to volunteer at
37. create a family tree
38. make a pie from scratch
39. read three autobiographies
40. repaint the inside of my closet
41. increase my annual donation to my high school by $10 every year
42. learn how to use photoshop (Got the basics down! June ’15)
43. volunteer at an animal shelter
44. set up an Etsy shop for my Lilly Pulitzer letters (October ’14)
45. ride on a Segway
46. learn how to make macarons
47. take part in a color run
48. throw someone a surprise party
49. find a swimsuit I feel comfortable and confident in
51. get rid of clothes that no longer fit my size or style (June ’15)
52. watch three of the “classic” movies I haven’t seen: (The Notebook, Titanic (December ’14), Les Misérables)
54. try a Pure Barre class
55. go ice skating downtown at Millennium Park

Start Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014
End Date: Monday, December 7, 2015

If you decide to create a 101 in 1001 or 55 in 505 list, let me know! I’d love to see what you put on yours.

  • Good luck, Megan!

    I have the perfect macaron recipe! It hasn't let me down yet and isn't too complicated! Keep an eye on my blog for it in the next few weeks 😉

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  • I definitely need to write one of these for myself – they sound like such a great idea! Good luck with yours!

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  • polkawysocki

    I can help you with the majority of these (especially 52- I smell a queso and chips movie night one of the first weeks back).

  • I love this idea! Maybe I'll try something like it 🙂


  • This is a great idea, maybe I'll do this myself sometime soon! xo