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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

101 in 1001 DONE.

Well, this day has come. My 101 in 1001 is over, after over two years of completing {or not completing} tasks, I am done with this list. A few weeks ago I posted about my failures with my list but today is all about the positives. I am really proud of what I was able to accomplish with this list so please read on to hear about them! And please let me know how your 101 is going/how it went-xoxo darling, Hayden.

When I started my list in the summer of 2014 I was a freshman going into college at UT. I had no idea what I would want or how easily/not so easily I would be able to achieve things. I was over ambitious - that much is obvious to anyone who reads my list.
But I am so happy with the things I completed/worked on, I am going to go through and talk about some of them specifically below but overall I just want to say that I love these lists. I think they challenge you to get out of your normal routine and try new things. I am really looking forward to my next one which I am going to try to have complete in a little over a month - yay! 

#2: I am so happy I was able to read at least 40 books; being in college it is really difficult to read for pleasure but I miss it so much so I made it happen. I would totally recommend the Rock Chick series y'all, it is so good.

#9: I didn't complete my goal of guest blogging for 10 people, but I got to 6 and loved doing it along the way. I had such a fun time coming up with posts and seeing people comment on my work that I had never met/talked to before.

#16: My freshman self had no idea how quickly I would eat at 10 new restaurants in Austin...and at this point I think the number is countless. I am always looking forward to trying new foods so this goal will definitely be back. 

#19: Starting a travel page for HT was really exciting, I adore traveling and being able to make guides for y'all has been so much fun. I am currently working on my guide to Austin so keep on the lookout for that! 

#31: Working at Texas Monthly has been a dream come true. I would not trade this internship for any other place in Austin. I love the people, the assignments and the occasional free Topo Chico. 

#54: Buying HT's domain name was something I had been wanting to do for a long time but never had the guts to do...sounds weird I know. But then one day I was sitting in my journalism class and I was like...you know what I am going to do it. And I did! I am so thrilled to reside at www.hautetableblog.com!

#70: I am not going to say the cliche thing that studying abroad changed my life but y'all, it was a thrilling experience. And it was made even better by my best friend coming to visit {which completed #25}.

#91: This was so fun because I love Boston and I was able to visit my friend Briana and my friend Justine. We did very different activities together and they were each super fun. I am looking forward to many more years of visiting my friends in various cities. 

Began: June 25, 2014
Ends: March 22, 2017
51 Completed; 50 left over.
  1. Read five biographies (1. Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour, and the Birth of a Fashion Legend)
  2. Read at least forty new books total (1. The Black Sun, 2. How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls, 3. The Beekeeper's Apprentice, 4. The Gilded Seal, 5. On Democracy, 6. Blur, 7. The Geneva Deception, 8. Freedom Next Time: Resisting The Empire, 9. To The Lighthouse, 10. Their Eyes Were Watching God, 11. The Handmaid's Tale, 12. The House on Mango Street, 13. The Assassin, 14. The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life, 15. The Girl on the Train, 16. Rock Chick, 17. Rock Chick Rescue, 18. Rock Chick Redemption, 19. Rock Chick Renegade, 20. Rock Chick Reckoning, 21. The Look of Love, 22. From This Moment On, 23. Can't Help Falling in Love, 24. I Only Have Eyes For You, 25. If You Were Mine, 26. Let Me Be The One, 27. Come A Little Closer, 28. Always On My Mind, 29. One Perfect Night, 30. The Way You Look Tonight, 31. It Must Be Your Love, 32. Just To Be With You, 33. I Love How You Love Me, 34. Murder With Peacocks, 35. Murder with Puffins, 36. The Diamond Caper, 37. Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos, 38. The Gangster, 39. Rock Chick Regret, 40. Rock Chic Revolution).
  3. Unplug completely for 24 hours once a month.
  4. Find an exercise buddy at UT.
  5. Work on a campaign.
  6. Unsubscribe from the hundreds of unwanted email lists.
  7. Redesign Haute Table.
  8. Host a brunch.
  9. Guest blog for at least 10 people (12, 3, 456).
  10. Work on blog partnerships.
  11. Launch a YouTube channel for Haute Table (here).
  12. See a TED Talk live.
  13. Do at least 5 DIY projects {1. Boot Jack, 2. Tassel Garland, 3. Burlap Garland, 4. Sugar Scrubs, 5. Whataburger Costumes}.
  14. Mail care packages to BFFs from high school.
  15. Write five letters a month for 12 months.
  16. Try ten new restaurants in Austin (1. The Shady Grove, 2. Gourdough's Specialty Doughnuts, 3. Magnolia Cafe, 4. Kerbey Lane Cafe, 5. Amy's Ice Cream, 6. Torchy's Tacos, 7. Teji's, 8. Austin's Pizza, 9. Home Slice 10. Iron Cactus).
  17. Start a new blog series.
  18. Make “Gotcha Cards” for new blog series.
  19. Start a travel page on Haute Table (here).
  20. Visit all four museums at UT (1, 234).
  21. Study in all ten UT libraries (1. Life Sciences Library, 2. Architecture Planning Library, 3. Chemistry (Mallet) Library, 4. Classics Library, 5. PCL, 6. Law Library, 7. Fine Arts Library).
  22. Go to SXSW.
  23. Visit Congress Ave. Bridge in summer to see the bats.
  24. Travel to a new state {Wyoming}.
  25. Take a trip with my girlfriends {Paris}.
  26. Leave a 100% tip.
  27. Start a book club (joined).
  28. Splatter paint w/ balloons {just like the Princess Diaries}.
  29. Go to at least five live music shows (1234, 5).
  30. Go to a basketball game at UT.
  31. Work for one of my dream magazines.
  32. Clean out wardrobe at least twice {1/2 done: did before college}.
  33. Go skinny dipping.
  34. Attend a Bollywood dance class.
  35. Drink 121oz of water a day for six months.
  36. Take a cooking class.
  37. Visit a flea market.
  38. Cook at least five {serious, not mac & cheese} meals {1).
  39. Make ten recipes off of Pinterest {1. Ombre Cake, 2. Funfetti Pie, 3. Lemon Bars, 4. Chocolate Chip Cookies, 5. Rainbow Layer Cake}.
  40. Rush a sorority {didn't work out the way I hoped, but it was an experience!}
  41. Find the perfect LBD.
  42. Read two more Jane Austen novels.
  43. Get a massage {Broadmoor Spa}.
  44. Throw a surprise party.
  45. See ten “classic” films {1. Lawrence of Arabia, 2. Giant, 3. Rear Window, 4. The Maltese Falcon, 5. 42nd Street, 6. Singin' in the Rain, 7. Pulp Fiction, 8. North by Northwest, 9. An American in Paris, 10. To Catch a Thief}.
  46. Have a picnic {in the classic sense--with a blanket}.
  47. See five Audrey Hepburn films {1. Charade, 2. Funny Face, 3. How to Steal a Million, 4. My Fair Lady, 5. Roman Holiday}.
  48. Attend a ballet.
  49. Pay for at least three people’s Starbucks in the next spot in line.
  50. Re-visit “The Haute Table Girl.”
  51. Take a photo with the Buddah.
  52. Try at least three food trucks {1. Gourdough's Specialty Doughnuts, 2. Cow Tipping CreameryCasey's New Orleans Snowballs}.
  53. Run {or walk} in a Color Run.
  54. Buy the Haute Table domain name {aka get rid of Blogspot}.
  55. Get Haute Table 100 likes on Facebook.
  56. Have an “Emma” themed movie night.
  57. Do a balloon photoshoot for Haute Table.
  58. Buy a lottery ticket.
  59. Send a birthday card to at least five people (1, 2, 3).
  60. Start Cupcakes For Charity at UT (became part of The Ladybirds).
  61. Make a website for Cupcakes For Charity (see above).
  62. Visit Laduree.
  63. Play tennis at least three times {1. At Camp Texas}.
  64. Vote in my first presidential election.
  65. Make a rainbow layer cake.
  66. Have sparklers at the Fourth of July (here).
  67. Stop snacking for a week.
  68. Get an awesome internship.
  69. Become a UT tour guide.
  70. Study abroad.
  71. Interview someone.
  72. Join 3+ clubs at UT (Longhorn LifeCactus YearbookUniversity Fashion Group).
  73. Eat salad every day for one week.
  74. Find the perfect romper.
  75. Find the perfect foundation.
  76. Have hot tea and read for at least 30min once a week for three months (did it for 2 months).
  77. Get lost in a new city.
  78. Attempt to join the DAR.
  79. Keep fresh flowers in my dorm for a month {started Feb. 1st}.
  80. Write a book.
  81. Find a make-up look that works for me.
  82. Give up soda once and for all [I have the occasional one & it needs to stop!].
  83. Go on vacation [not a trip, like seriously sit around, read, and relax].
  84. Attend a play produced by UT students.
  85. Make my bed every.single.day.
  86. Find the best BBQ in Texas {Black's}.
  87. Get a photo with Bevo.
  88. Meet/See Hillary Clinton
  89. Have an illustration done of me.
  90. Read T+L every month, without falling behind.
  91. Visit two friends in college.
  92. Attend a polo match {preferably Veuve's}.
  93. Watch all of the Best Pictures from the Oscars {Room, Bridge of Spies, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Spotlight, The Martian, The Big Short, Brooklyn}.
  94. Brush up on geography of the world.
  95. Join the Junior League.
  96. Join the Women’s Club.
  97. Sightsee on a scooter {a la Roman Holiday}.
  98. Buy personalized stationary {Cartier anyone?}.
  99. Ride a horse.
  100. Au Pair for a summer {those movies made me want to}.
  101. Inspire someone else to make a 100 in 1001 list.

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