Thursday, April 7, 2011

101 in 1001

I was inspired to try my own "101 in 1001" after seeing it on both Lauren's ( not your everyday cinderella ) and Brooke's ( Roots and Wings ) blogs. I've actually been working on it FOREVER but still haven't come up with all 101 things. I even copied some from both of their lists! (Hope you don't mind, ladies...) ; ) But Brooke suggested that I make "finish the list" one of the 101 (she's so clever...), so without further ado:

From the Day Zero (101 in 1001's Official Name) Website:

101 in 1001

The Challenge:

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:

Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 Days?

Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple challenges such as New Year's resolutions or a 'Bucket List'. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks.

Start Date: April 7, 2011
End Date: January 2, 2014

Strikethough - Complete
Italic- In progress
Normal- Not yet started

1. Finish my 101 in 1001 list
2. Read the entire Bible
3. Have a baby
4. Eat a tomato I grew myself
5. Get down to my driver's license weight
6. Make it on Jimmy Fallon's hashtag list
7. Send 100 postcards on Postcrossing (0/100)
8. Find 100 caches with Geocaching (0/100)
9. Take a trip with Mom and Anna
10. Go to a Paramore concert
11. Be able to play 5 songs on my guitar well (0/5)
12. Visit 5 new states in my quest to visit all 50 (0/5)
13. Open an Etsy shop
14. Finish writing my first novel
15. Take a cake decorating class
16. Crochet a scarf
17. Run a marathon
18. Go water-skiing
19. Visit NY
20. See SNL live
21. Read all of Jane Austen's novels (0/6)
22. Sponsor a swap on my blog
23. Learn to use a sewing machine
24. Style my hair every day for a week (0/7)
25. Complete a course on learning French
26. Complete a course on learning Spanish
27. Take a cooking class
28. Paint a self-portrait
29. Have fresh flowers on my table for a month
30. Finish the 365 Poem Challenge (18/365)
31. Write a song
32. Be an extra in a movie
33. Act in a play
34. Do a cartwheel
35. Bake a pie from scratch
36. Bake biscuits from scratch
37. Buy a nice camera
38. Buy a piano
39. Get a new house
40. Plant a vegetable garden
41. Tell a stranger she's beautiful
42. Write 100 letters to pen pals (0/100)
43. Visit my Great-Grandmother
44. Blog every day for a month
45. Drink only water for 2 weeks
46. Take my vitamins every day for 2 weeks
47. Finish up my bachelor's degree
48. Read 5 biographies (0/5)
49. Go to an opera
50. Color an entire coloring book <-- I had to take that one, Lauren!! : ) Love it!
51. Reread all the Harry Potter books (0/7)
52. Take Matt on a picnic
53. Make a snow angel
54. Go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal
55. Go to Disney World
56. Buy a pair of Toms shoes
57. Sit outside (on a porch) and enjoy a thunderstorm
58. Dance in the rain
59. Pay for the person behind me in the drive-thru 5 times (0/5)
60. Don't eat fast food for 2 weeks
61. Get an eye exam
62. Watch a sunrise while sitting on a beach
63. Take a photography class
64. Blog about each of my completed tasks (0/101)
65. Go to a murder mystery dinner
66. Go to an Alabama football game
67. Go on a cruise
101. Make a new 101 in 1001 list when I complete this one!


  1. That's awesome! I have started two of these before but I never keep up. So I've kind of stopped doing mine.

    When I did my list, I would put my goals into categories to help with organising my list. I hope yours goes well!

    And thanks for your swap suggestions! x

  2. Wow... what a neat idea!
    I guess you can work on what you have and add the rest of the items as you come up with them.

    Maybe I'll try this...

  3. I'm so behind on my blog reading... just saw this, but you're doing well!! Just a few more to go! Now... does this mean I can mark off "Inspire someone to make their own list" off of mine? ;)


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