Checking In On 101 In 1001 & Link-up!

Three months have passed since the last #my101in1001 link-up and I am back to share the progress I have made on this list since then…even though it is somewhat minimal. Life has been busy lately and I haven’t had the chance to go over everything on my list to develop a plan of attack, but I plan on doing that before the next one!

101_in_1001_blogging If this is your first time stopping by to read or share your own 101 in 1001 list, check out my previous posts and the original list:

#My101in1001 original list     |     first check-in, February 2016     |     second check-in, May 2016

third check-in, August 2016      | forth check-in, November 2016 

What I have done since the last check-in:

  • One Second Everyday. Possibly my favorite thing to check off so far. I still watch this video every now and then because I love looking back on our 2016 via second long clips. We had a great year and I’m thankful to have documented that. Check out my full post on One Second Everyday.


  • Take another cruise. Our somewhat last minute decision (last minute for me is clearly 3-4 months in advance) to spend NYE cruising to the Bahamas was awesome. We enjoyed this trip with some of our friends and are already hoping to get on another cruise soon.
  • Visit 2 New Countries. Checking this off with the Bahamas as well!
  • Plan 6 styled shoots. I am checking this one off! The last shoot we planned actually turned into a real wedding, but it ran the same as a shoot, so I think it counts!
  • Go to Disney World! We checked this one off in November. Read a bit about our trip here.

What I am working on:

  • Read 3 business based and encouraging books- I am almost there on this one with 2/3. I have read The Best Yes & Grace Not Perfection and LOVED both of them. I am reading The Magnolia Story now which I have heard is really inspiring.
  • Create and stick to a budget. We somewhat did this but we are now officially on our way because we started Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey. I’m really excited to transform how we look at and use money in order to prepare us for our future.


  • I could totally say I went vegan for a day while I was on the smoothie cleanse, but I am going to only half check this one off. I would love to have actual vegan meals soon to really check this off.
  • Coordinate 15 weddings. We ended the year we 7 official weddings in 2016 and 2017 is shaping up to check this off the list!
  • Attend a creative industry conference. I signed up for a creative retreat that will take place this August and I am SO excited!

What have you accomplished on your list so far? I can’t wait to hear about it!


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  • Reply Jasmine @makingrestorations

    I think you’re making great progress on your list. With writing my update, I realized that I crossed off a lot, but still need to sit down as you say and make a real plan of attack. By the way, just curious bc I want to understand your career based goals a little better. Are you a wedding planner or event coordinator or?

    February 13, 2017 at 8:50 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you! I am hoping a plan of attack, even if it is very minimal, will be helpful. My full time job is an event coordinator for a tech company, and I own a wedding planning business as well. All of my goals from this are list are for the business that I own.

      February 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm
      • Reply Jasmine @makingrestorations

        Got it, and I have to say that is so impressive that your pursuing your own business on top of your full time job. Good luck with growing your business

        February 13, 2017 at 10:19 pm
  • Reply Alexandra Yargeau

    You are doing AWESOME! Please let me know how you like Financial Peace University. I was looking into it, but am not sure if now is the right time for us (with us both in school and stuff).

    February 13, 2017 at 9:56 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you! We just started the class last week but I like it so far. We thankfully are not in very much debt, but savings and prioritizing is something we struggle with. As of now I think it would be great for you to start taking the class now, but I will know more as we go through the weeks 🙂

      February 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm
      • Reply Alexandra Yargeau

        We have some medical debt and student loan debt that just looms over me. I need to talk to Dave to see if it is manageable! Did you get the one to do online?

        February 13, 2017 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Annie

    Yay! I love this– you knocked off some MAJOR ones off this list! I totally thought yesterday, “I wonder when we’re linking up next for 101 in 1001” Whoops! Writing the rest of the dates down for the link up!

    February 13, 2017 at 10:01 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you! I feel like I am going really slow crossing things off, but I am getting there. I honestly had the same thought last week and then realized it was today, so I quickly typed up this post and moved some things around haha.

      February 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    You’ve done so much since the last checkin! I loved your idea of doing a one second video a day for a year, so I think that I’ll have to try and do that next year!

    February 13, 2017 at 10:22 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you! I feel like I have made very little progress haha. The video is seriously my favorite. I love watching it

      February 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Jen

    You’ve accomplished a lot, great job! I love the idea of the one second video, so fun!

    February 13, 2017 at 11:47 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! The video is easily my favorite accomplishment. I love watching it.

      February 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Loooved your video and wish I would have remembered to do one this year. I need a little checklist for the next few months and to be more conscious of what’s on lmy list! I hear all of Dave Ramsey’s programs are great- I need to stop with the Sephora runs 😉

    February 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I’ll try and remind you next year 😉 It really is the coolest thing to watch the year in quick clips. The program is making me nervous because I love shopping and traveling, but I know it’s something we need to do before taking the next step to either a house or a family.

      February 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Megan

    You have done so much- I wouldn’t say the effort was minimal! I mean, crossing off two countries is so incredible! You’ve done a lot since the last check in and so many huge things, be proud of yourself. I can’t believe you did 7 weddings last year! That’s amazing! Seriously so proud of you!

    February 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I felt a little defeated putting the list together, but you’re right- even a few things is an accomplishment 😉 I have been stressing about weddings for this year but the last 3 weeks have been crazy. Can’t wait to tell you guys about it next week! Thanks for always encouraging me!

      February 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Bri

    You’ve done some pretty big ones in the past 3 months!!

    February 13, 2017 at 4:10 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I felt like these were minimal things but I am really happy to be checking some things off.

      February 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    You’ve gotten a lot done in three months! I’m hoping to get this post done today…even if it is a day late!

    February 14, 2017 at 11:46 am
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