Monday, January 2, 2017

101 Things in 1001 Days Part Two

Today is the first Monday of the new year. It's a fresh start and the first day of many people's journey to conquer their New Year's Resolutions.  On Friday I shared how I prefer setting monthly goals rather than annual unattainable resolutions.  Today I'm sharing my 101 things to do in 1001 days list with you.  This is my second list. You can checkout my first list here. I ended up completing about half of the items on the list. With my new list, I'm hoping to get closer to completing 100% of it. This time around I split my list into categories, which made it easier to create and hopefully complete. 

What is a 101 in 1001 list?
So if you have no idea what a 101 things in 1001 days list is, then I'm sure you're a little confused and curious.  The idea is to make goal setting more realistic, but to also add some dreams to your list.  You create a list of 101 things you want to accomplish over the course of the next 1001 days.  it is pretty self explanatory, but I think the concept it pretty fun.  It's more challenging than you would think to come up with the complete list.  If you need help counting 1001 days from when you start, then feel free to use this calculator to help you out. 

If you end up creating a list, please tweet me your link. I'll add your name to the list on my 101 in 1001 tab. The whole point of this is to be inspired and inspire others, so I would love to hear from you! 

Starts: January 2, 2017
Ends: September 30, 2019 
(0 complete, 101 to go!) 

1. Collaborate with a brand I enjoy
2. Host a blogging series
3. Host a giveaway
4. Make blogging business cards
5. Meet a blogger in person
6. Monetize the blog
7. Publish three “how to” posts
8. Update my “About me” page

9. Become an involved alumnae of my sorority (Alpha Delta Pi)
10. Buy a car
11. Complete 52 week saving challenge
12. Go a month without ordering takeout
13. Go a month without shopping
14. Inspire others to create their own goal list
15. Knit for charity
16. Learn calligraphy
17. Learn how to give myself a blowout
18. Move into my first grown up apartment/home
19. Obtain a passport
20. Participate in 100 happy days
21. Put $10 into my savings account for every goal accomplished
22. Read 5 books from the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge
23. Read a book a month
24. Take a class to learn how to use my DSLR camera
25. Take part in More Love Lettering
26. Unplug for 24 hours
27. Volunteer somewhere regularly

29. Have my own classroom
30. Obtain a coaching certification
31. Obtain my masters degree
32. Pass the PA Middle Grades Science PRAXIS
33. Pass the Reading Specialist PRAXIS
34. Travel with one of the teams I coach

Just For Fun
35. Attend a concert
36. Complete an adult coloring book
37. Complete one knitting project
38. Do a wine tasting
39. Go for a hike somewhere new
40. Go snorkeling
41. Go to a beer garden
42. Go to a concert
43. Go to a MLB game
44. Go to a NFL game
45. Go to a NHL game
46. Go to a NBA game
47. Go white water rafting
48. Have a picnic
49. Learn how to golf
50. Learn how to make a martini
51. Leave a 100% tip for good service
52. Participate in an escape room
53. Pick a pumpkin from a pumpkin patch and carve it
54. Pick berries
55. Play mini golf
56. See a movie in the park
57. Spend a day at the aquarium
58. Spend a day at the zoo
59. Take dance lessons
60. Try a new brewery
61. Visit a museum
62. Watch a movie at a movie tavern
63. Watch a movie outdoors

Friends & Family
64. Eat at Talula’s Table
65. Give five “just because” gifts
66. Give five just because presents
67. Host a brunch
68. Host a cookie/beer exchange
69. Host a dinner party
70. Mail a care package
71. Make a list of birthdays and addresses
72. Plan a ladies’ weekend
73. Send birthday cards

Health & Fitness
74. Complete a fitness challenge
75. Complete A Year of Mindfully Living
76. Don’t let more than two days in a row pass without working out for a year
77. Make a routine of doing yoga/Pilates
78. Make homemade hummus
79. Participate in “Meatless Mondays” for one month
80. Participate in a color run
81. Plant a vegetable garden
82. Run a 15 K
83. Run a 5k
84. Run a half marathon
85. Try a barre class

86. Go camping
87. Go on a road trip
88. Go somewhere with fairly clear ocean water
89. Go to DC at Christmas time
90. Ride a train somewhere
91. Spend a day in Baltimore
92. Spend time in the Florida Keys
93. Take a trip with my mom
94. Travel outside the United States
95. Vacation on the coast of New England
96. Visit a three new states
97. Visit Boston, Massachusetts
98. Visit Charleston, South Carolina
99. Visit Chicago
100. Visit NYC
101. Visit Reading Terminal Market 

Today I'm starting the month off by setting my monthly goals based on my 101 in 1001 list. 

What are your goals this month?


  1. I love that you've split this up into categories and are making it manageable over the 1001 days. I really want to make a list of my own. I can't wait to see you achieve your goals!

  2. This is such a great idea! It is so much easier to achieve goals when you are specific and have a concrete timeline, and you've done that. I'm writing down some ideas for my own list right now! Happy New Year!

  3. Girl this is a great list! I may just need to copy some of it down for my own goals! Good luck with everything and I can't wait to read your progress updates!

  4. I love the idea of a list like this, I'm just not sure I could ever finish it-big lists sometimes overwhelm me!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  5. Hopefully you complete a lot of these!

  6. I'm working on my own 101 in 1001! Good luck with all of these!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  7. I love this list! It's a great way to keep you on track for your goals!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

  8. That is a cool list! I can't wait to keep up with how you do it all!

  9. I love this! Did it take a long time to come up with your list? I saw something like this on Design Darling years ago and I've been meaning to make my own.

  10. I love that 100 Happy Days is on your list! It will seriously change your life :) Excited to follow along with your progress!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  11. I love these posts. I made one and I'm trying so hard to keep up, it's hard to keep track! Good luck with yours!

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

  12. These posts are some of my favorite and I really want to try it! 100 happy days was such a great challege for me and now I love doing a gratitude journal!
    Ashley | http://ablondeandabriefcase.com

  13. LOVE this! I'm going to have to revisit my list and give it a little facelift ;)

  14. Such a great list!! I have been going back and forth whether I want to make a list for myself to complete!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  15. Awesome list-- I've seen these types of lists over the years and always wanted to create one. Maybe this will be the year? Wishing you much success on hitting these goals!

  16. Oh my this is SO COOL!!! I am going to make one for myself, I love the idea and you have time to do it!

  17. This is super cool! I like that it helps you look long term, rather than short term. I might do something similar!

  18. What an amazing idea! Run a 5k is on my to do list for this year too!

    Jennifer Ashley