Sunday, July 28, 2013

101 in 1001

A friend of mine and fellow blogger inspired me to do this challenge: 101 tasks to complete in 1001 days. It's much more feasible than trying to complete everything in one year and it gives you multiple seasons in case you missed something the first go around. These tasks can range from simple things, like making a meal from Pinterest, or they can be bigger, like traveling to Italy. But they must be specific.

I encourage you to make your own list as a way to challenge yourself on a daily basis. I know life has a way of living us, instead of us living life. Take back the reins! 

So without further ado, here is my list. I hope you'll follow along (I'll add it as a tab up top on my blog) and see how things go. :)

Start: July 28th, 2013
End: April 24th, 2016 (conveniently the day after my 29th birthday)

1. Read 15 new books
2. Get a massage
3. Visit a new museum
4. Donate my hair
5. Organize my craft area
6. Learn Italian (at least the basics)
7. Wear my hair down at least 10 times (This is huge for me. I can count on one hand how many times I have worn my hair down this year. Seriously.)
8. Submit a photograph to a contest
9. Donate blood
10. Purge my closet

Me & Dearest
11. Dress up and have a super fancy dinner out
12. Take a spontaneous weekend trip
13. Try a new sport together
14. Go on a date once per month
15. Try a new cuisine
16. Visit a new state
17. Take a cooking class together
18. Go wine tasting
19. Do something big for our 5th Anniversary

20. Run a half marathon in under 2:15
21. Take 10 minutes a day for 1 month to stretch
22. Run a full marathon
23. Learn new yoga poses
24. Run a 10k in under one hour
25. Run a race in costume
26. Stick to a training schedule for at least one month

27. Take a gondola ride with Dearest in Venice
28. Visit Victoria, Canada with Dearest
29. Take a "girls only" trip
30. Visit another Hawaiian Island
31. Wander for a day in a new city
32. Walk the Spanish Steps in Rome
33. Take a plane trip with just a book & ID (everything else in the checked bag)

34. Add a new item to my Etsy shop
35. Enlarge one of my photographs and frame it
36. Do an actual photo shoot 
37. Make another quilt
38. Update my photography portfolio
39. Take time to learn how to use my photo editing software
40. Buy a walking foot for my sewing machine and use it
41. Make another baby quilt as a gift

42. Try a recipe from Pinterest
43. Bake a cake from scratch and decorate it
44. Try a recipe with an ingredient I have never heard of before
45. Write down 10 new recipes to go in my box
46. Make macaroons
47. Find the perfect meatball recipe

48. Meet one of my blogger friends in person
49. Host a giveaway
50. Get more followers
51. Post every day for 2 weeks straight
52. Inspire someone else to write a 101 in 1001 post on their blog 

53. Create a handmade gift for every family member
54. Host our holiday dinner party
55. Make party favors for our dinner party
56. Make gingerbread cookies
57. Hang lights on the outside of the house
58. Host a cookie exchange party
59. Wear a ridiculous holiday outfit
60. Send out Christmas Cards

Planning for the Future
61. Create a savings plan for retirement
62. Do the research and decide what to invest in
63. Update my emergency car kit
64. Start saving for a future little one
65. Re-analyze our insurance plans
66. Buy Dearest a new car
67. Save for a house
68. Move to a bigger place

69. Take a vacation with friends
70. Go out for a girls-night
71. Host a murder mystery dinner party
72. Go berry picking
73. Send flowers to a friend out of the blue
74. Have a movie night
75. Host a holiday (non-Christmas) party

76. Visit 3 attractions at Disneyland that I haven't been on in the past 5 years (i.e. most of ToonTown, half of Fantasyland)
77. Get an annual pass again
78. Take a picture with a character I haven't taken one with before
79. Try a new meal
80. Go to Disney World
81. Eat/drink something at every "country" in Epcot
82. Take a picture in front of WDW's castle 

83. Meet Dearest's Grandma
84. Visit Dearest's out of town family again
85. Host a dinner for family

Fun Stuff
86. Hang up and display my race medals
87. Get flowers/a plant for the house at least once every other month
88. Pay for coffee for the person next in line
89. Paint at least one wall a color
90. Eat dessert for dinner
91. Host a poker tournament 
92. Organize my closet
93. Add at least 6 new colorful clothing items to my wardrobe
94. Get 2 new stamps in my passport 
95. Stop and smell the roses, literally

96. Give Dearest his college graduation letter (I started a card 5 yrs ago when he started school and write in it a couple times a year)
97. Send thank you cards to my family at random
98. Read my 10 yr letter to myself from when I was 18 (to be opened in two years) and write another
99. Write a card/letter to a deployed soldier

100. Put $10 in savings for every goal accomplished
101.Work on my next 101 in 1001


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Meg! I wanted a way to keep life interesting over the next couple years. :)

  2. I love this! Also really like how you split your goals up into sub-categories! My favorite list of yours was the Holidays list :)

    And I will help you scratch off #48 in January!! Get excited!

    1. I really love the holidays. It was cold and raining the other day and I totally put on Christmas music. It's less than 6 months away, that's ok, right? ;)
      I'm excited! Looking forward to meeting you in person! :)

  3. I don't know if you'll be able to donate blood. The new height/weight requirements suck. Last time I went in I was supposed to be 130 (I lied) and for your height I think it'd be like 145 or so....

    1. On the Red Cross website it just says I have to be 110 lbs. So if I eat a big lunch?
      145 lbs is a lot for a 5 ft person! With that weight, I wouldn't be considered healthy anymore- I'd have a BMI of like 28 and be almost obese... Eeek!