101 In 1001 Days

I had a good weekend. A really good weekend. I managed to finally relax, fully have fun and even accomplished some cleaning and set in motion a project that I have been wanting to do for years now…write and complete a 101 Things in 1001 Days.

If you haven’t heard of this project, it’s fairly straightforward and self explanatory. You come up with a list of 101 goals to accomplish in the space of 1001 days. Approximately two years and nine months. I’ve been coming up with ideas for awhile now, but this weekend, between binge watching Netflix, reading, 4th of July festivities and cleaning…I finalized my list.

I have started a Tumblr blog to track my progress on the goals, but I am going to cross post as much as possible on here so I still keep this blog active.

Here is the list that I came up with. I will officially be starting the list this coming Saturday, so to lead up to the official start date, I am writing a short summary of each goal…which I will not be posting here, but you can feel free to visit the Tumblr blog or follow me on Twitter or become friends with me on Facebook.

101 in 1001
Try 101 new recipes.
Train for a 5k
Go on a Wine Tour in Sonoma
Learn how to Knit
Find a pen pal.
Buy a house
Hold a koala bear
Find a volunteer job
Visit the Rock β€˜n Roll Hall of Fame
Try 101 Different Foods
Try 101 Different Wines
Try 101 Different Beers
Say yes more often
Get a tattoo
Go zip-lining
Upgrade drivers license and visit Canada
Perform 101 random acts of kindness
Make homemade wine
Make homemade beer
Take a yoga class
Buy a bike
Deep clean apartment and keep it maintained.
Host party for both sides of the family.
Learn How to Fish
Open a Little Free Library
Have a professional portrait taken of Sam and I.
Take another writing class.
Go Whale Watching
Learn to drive stickshift
Learn to Cross Country ski
Research and buy the car I want
Host an overnight guest
Enter a writing contest
Take at least one photograph a day.
Donate blood
Start a book club
Audition for the Moth
Go on a Balloon Ride
Walk 3x weekly (when weather cooperates)
Try one new restaurant a month
Dye my hair
Go Horseback Riding
Visit Travis in Boston
Visit David in Georgia
Eat vegetarian for 30 days
Go Kayaking
Go back to school
Attend a book event
Use LinkedIn to network
Reach and maintain my goal weight
Find a new job.
Take a class in something different.
Visit the 9/11 Memorial.
Give up coffee for three months
Laser eye surgery
Learn how to properly apply makeup
Attend a food and wine festival
Host a dinner party
Learn to sew
Learn to eat according to portion sizes
Donate blood
Utilize my craft box
Learn to shoot a gun
Learn to play chess
Create a budget
Start a blog entirely dedicated to The Catskills
Go see a standup comedian
Date night once a month
Take Mom on a vacation of her choice
Read 20 books recommended by other people
Bake something new once a month
Take a spontaneous weekend trip without planning
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
Get a pedicure
Shop at a Local Farmers Market
Find a church
Keep track of my spending for duration of project
Buy at least one piece of furniture
Organize office so I can use it to work.
Blog for Catskill Cellars
Stay at Mohonk House
Do at least one physical activity daily that I’m not working
Complete a jigsaw puzzle
Answer the 50 Questions that Will Free Your Mind
Read 1 non fiction books a month
See Book of Mormon
Save all change for one year. Put it in savings.
Get eyes examined and buy new glasses
Study for, sign up and take the GRE
Meet an online friend
Adopt another cat.
Work on building a relationship with Danielle
Make a book of all my favorite photgraphs
Completely stay offline one day a month
Read the entire series of Harry Potter and LOTR with Sam
Take puppies to a dog obedience class
Keep a daily journal, write in it daily…even if it’s only a single sentence
Learn how to become an editor.
See U2 in concert
Send a care package to a soldier
Write a new 101 for 1001 List


10 thoughts on “101 In 1001 Days

  1. Good for you!I can help you with a few… for the makeup stuff look at some videos by Gossmakeupartist, Pixwoo, and Lisa Eldridge. Also hang out on reddit in the Makeup Addiction subreddit.

    There are tons of sewing resources out there. You Tube, blogs, and Craftsy

    Come to Washington State and we’ll go whale watching and I’ll teach ya to shoot a gun! Oh, and I live a few miles from 100s of awesome wineries in Woodinville, WA

  2. That is a pretty impressive list. I haven’t actually participated in this “thing” but maybe I should. Today, I just feel tired. Maybe I could go for 1 thing in 10 days πŸ˜‰

  3. This is so cool!!!! There are several things that would be on my list, too (especially seeing U2 in concert!!).

  4. That is so awesome! I had never heard of that but I think I need to do that too! Good luck with the project. There are some really awesome things on that list!

  5. I have never heard of this idea, but I love it!
    But, boy- reading yours really drives home how many things that is! But I’m totally intrigued and I may have to try this . . . perhaps on a smaller scale and see how it goes.
    All and all- go for it! I’m really interested to hear how it goes for you!

  6. I just hope you weren’t thinking of trying 101 new wines or beers in one night though. Although that would be a whole experience in itself.

    I made a list of 12 things to do/learn/want for this year only and I have a feeling only half will be fulfilled by the end of the year. I sure hope you do better!

    PS: I love snail mail!

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