101in1001The 101 things in 1001 days is a fun way to keep track of long term bucket list items, and short term to-do tasks. I love lists, and checking items off my lists, so by writing these things out I will be able to keep track of how far along I am with the things I want to accomplish.

The goals I made are specific, some are reaches. The thing is, there is nothing wrong with failure. If I fail while making progress on a goal, I’m still making progress, and I’m still living deliberately and accomplishing things that I’ve wanted to accomplish. Writing down my goals solidifies them in a way that reminds me to inch towards them each day. I’ve already accomplished a lot of bucket list items – completing a half marathon, squatting more than 1.5x BW, etc. This list includes quite a few things that I’ve always said I’ve wanted to do, but never gotten around to doing.

When something has been completed you will see this next to it:


START DATE: August 1, 2016

END DATE: April 29, 2019


1. Read (or listen to) 125+ books (53/125)

(August 2016: Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan, Doug Stanton, 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, Mitchell Zuckoff, Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior, Dr. Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, J. D. Vance) 4

(September 2016: Chasing River, K.A. Tucker, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals, Temple Grandin, The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Save the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis, Elizabeth Letts, The Last Man, Vince Flynn, Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading and Winning the Deal, Oren Klaff, Burying Water, K.A. Tucker, Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction, Matthew Kelly) 7 

(October 2016:Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into a Sales Machine with the $100 Million Best Practices of Salesforce.com, Aaron Ross, The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation, Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson, Learning to Fall, Anne Clermont) 3

(November 2016: Order to Kill, Vince Flynn, The Survivor, Vince Flynn, Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr & E.B. White, A Horse At The Corner Post: Denise Branco, Settle for More, Megyn Kelly, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fck, Mark Manson, He Will Be My Ruin, K.A. Tucker, It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover) 8 

(December 2016: What I Know for Sure, Oprah Winfrey, How to Win at the Sport of Business, Mark Cuban, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, Pieter Thiel and Blake Masters, The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership, Richard Branson, The Whistler, John Grisham, The Traitor’s Story, Kevin Wignall, State of the Union, Brad Thor) 7

(January 2017: Path of the Assassin, Brad Thor, King of Wall Street, Louise Bay, Blowback, Brad Thor, Full Black, Brad Thor, The Racketeer, John Grisham)5

(February 2017: Sugar, Deirdre Riordan Hall, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, Simon Sinek, War Horse, Michael Morpurgo)3

(March 2017: The Deep End, Kristen Ashley, Behind Closed Doors, B.A. Paris, Zero Day, David Baldacci)3

(April 2017: Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan, Amber Smith, The Lifechanging Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, Sarah Knight, The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure, Grant Cardone, When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Nuerosurgery, Frank T Vertosick Jr.)4

(May 2017: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, Phil Knight, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth)2

(June 2017: The Chamber, John Grisham, Dirty, Kylie Scott, Twist, Kylie Scott, Sweet as Sin, JT Geissinger)4

(July 2017: Hammerhead Six: How Green Berets Waged an Unconventional War Against the Taliban to Win in Afghanistan’s Deadly Pech Valley, Ronald Fry, Tad Tuleja, A Conflict of Interest, Adam Mitzner, The First Taste, Jessica Hawkins, Take Down, Brad Thor )

2. Read (or listen to) 10 classic novels
3. Host one dinner party per season (3/12) Dec ’16, Mar ’17, May ’17,
Checkfullsizerender-64. Get a second dog (or foster a dog)

5. Spend a week unplugged
6. Don’t swear for a week
7. Write a letter to 30 year old self
8. Read all the books on my shelf
9. Renew passport (2018)
10. Find out blood type
11. Journal everyday for a year
12. Splurge on a gift for myself
13. Double income
14. Take the GMAT
15. Attend 10 year Lawrenceville reunion (2018)


Hebron Rock Colony, Kelsey Sullivan
Hebron Rock Colony, September 2016

16. Go to the Triple Crown: Derby, Preakness, Belmont
Check17. Hike in the Appalachian Mountains

Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail (Sept 2016)
Boone Fork Trail/Hebron Rock Colony (Sept 2016)

18. See the northern lights
19. Return to Honduras to visit the boys
20. Go skiing for a weekend
21. Go on a trip with the whole family
22. Visit three national/state parks (1/3)

Grandfather Mountain State Park (September 2016)

Check23. Take day trips to three new places in Florida (3/3)

Vero Beach, FL
Key West, FL
Venice, FL

Check24. Travel to three new cities (3/3)

Omaha, Nebraska
Houston, Texas
Nashville, TN

25. Travel to three new states (1/3)

Nebraska (World Cup Omaha 2017)

26. Travel to three new countries (2/3)

Germany (September 2017)
Belgium (September 2017)

27. Take a trip with mom
Check28. Go to Rolex Kentucky 3DE
29. See the Chincoteague ponies swim the channel
30. Visit a winery in California
31. Go on a cruise
32. Take a solo trip


Check33. Buy my own horse
34. Jump a horse in a 1.20m class
35. Compete at WEF
36. Compete in a horse trial
37. Play in a polo match
38. Go fox hunting
Check39. Take jumping lessons with at least three trainers (3/3)

Carlo Graziani (August 2016), Carlos Aramburo (September 2016), Tino Salas (April 2017-Present) 

40. Take dressage lessons with at least three trainers (2/3)

Helen O’Reilly (January 2016), Bill McMullen (February 2016)

41. Go to an adult riding camp (intensive boot camp)
42. Try yoga for a month
Check43. Try one month of pure barre (December 2016)

44. Run with Finn 4x per week for a month
45. Go rock climbing


46. Cook all meals for a week
47. Cook my way through a whole cookbook
48. Try three new farmers markets (0/3)
Check49. Drink only water for a week
50. Take a cooking class
51. Turn off technology at 9pm everyday for a two weeks
52. Wake up at 5:30 everyday for two weeks
Check53. Don’t buy coffee out for a month (December 2016)
54. No Diet Coke for a month
55. Only shop for produce at a farmers market for a month
Check56. Try acupuncture (December 2016)

57. Take a self defense class
58. Buy a bicycle (and lock!) Ride it places


59. Mail care packages to each family member
60. Send care packages to reconnect with friends
61. Send flowers to Jill when Evan is deployed
Check62. Plan a weekend getaway
63. Send a care package to Evan while deployed
Check64. Get addresses of friends and send birthday cards via mail

Giving Back

65. Leave a 100% tip for exceptional service
66. Send holiday cards to friends/family
67. Donate to Lawrenceville each year (2/3)
68. Donate blood
Check69. Buy somebody flowers
70. Buy coffee for a stranger


71. Max out IRA each year (2016, 2017, 2018)
72. Use only cash for a month
73. Save 30% of each paycheck
74. Pay off the Prius
75. Put $30 into savings for each completed item on the list
Check76. Open a SEP IRA

77. Buy a house

Just for Fun

78. Complete a coloring book
79. Try twenty new restaurants in Palm Beach County

  1. Palm Sugar
  2. Hullabaloo
  3. Chick Pea
  4. Seasons 52
  5. Le Rende-vous
  6. Souvlaki Grill

80. Do a wine and design painting class
81. Host a wine tasting
Check82. Get concealed carry license

83. Write out my favorite recipes together in one book
84. Have a font made with my handwriting
Check85. Complete 365 photo challenge
86. Swim with dolphins
87. See a broadway show
88. Go camping
89. Go watch the USA women’s soccer team play
90. Visit a Zoo (PBC, Lion Country?)
91. Go to an NFL game (Go Giants!)
92. Teach Finn to Paddleboard
Check93. Go to a drive in movie
Check94. Clean out closet and donate clothes
Check95. Simplify work wardrobe into the hanging closet
Check96. Try a new DIY projectscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-10-43-53-pm


97. Learn to drive a horse trailer
98. Complete a course on Coursera (finance/accounting)
Check99. Learn to line dance
100. Complete Duolingo in German or French
Check101. Learn to shoot a gun (August 2016)