101 in 1001


From DayZero Project
The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

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, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

Round 1 finished up in May of 2014 with 49 awesome and fun completed goals....selling a home, riding in a hot air balloon, visiting Zion National Park and photographing the Milky Way to name a few.  Some incomplete goals remain on this new list, while others have lost their appeal.  Is it bad that I found it difficult to come up with 101 goals for this second round?

Round 2
Start Date: May 10, 2014
Completion Date: Feb 4, 2017
Complete: 

  1. Photograph a hot air balloon festival
  2. Reread all of Shakespeare's Sonnets in a month
  3. Bake the perfect batch of  chocolate croissants
  4. Have tea and scones in the Cotswolds
  5. Go a month without buying anything that isn't a necessity
  6. Unplug for an entire weekend
  7. Volunteer 40 hours: 4/40
  8. Take photos in Grand Teton National Park
  9. Take vitamins daily for 2 months
  10. Prepare a "Farm-to-table" dish or meal
  11. Go skydiving
  12. Take a photo a day for a month
  13. Participate in a charity run
  14. Perfect 5 yoga poses
  15. Read Wives and Daughters all the way through
  16. Take an impromptu weekend trip
  17. Wear red lipstick
  18. Touch my nose to my knees
  19. Take up a new outdoor activity
  20. Dress up for Halloween one year
  21. Take up tennis again
  22. Visit a financial planner and reconcile my numerous 401ks floating around at my previous employers
  23. Read a book in french
  24. See the Northern Lights
  25. Photograph a sunrise and sunset from the same point on the same day
  26. Visit 5 museums 
  27. Downsize to a mirrorless camera system May 2014
  28. Get my butt back to NY for a visit
  29. Read 33 books (at least one per month)
  30. Get a sibling Boston for Brooklyn
  31. Ride a Vespa
  32. Go Christmas caroling
  33. Give money to a street performer
  34. Learn how to make pasta from a pro
  35. Visit 5 places I've never heard of
  36. Learn to speak basic Italian
  37. Attend the opera
  38. Complete the 200 Sit Up Challenge
  39. Mail someone a surprise package
  40. Host a dinner party
  41. Purge 40% of my belongings
  42. Quit my job and live in Europe
  43. Have professional photos taken
  44. Sign Brooklyn up for a manners refresher class
  45. Own a pair of Tieks June 2014
  46. Photograph a rainbow
  47. Go wine tasting in a fabulous wine region
  48. Pack a picnic and a book in a bike and pedal somewhere new
  49. Be on a first name basis at a family run cafe or restaurant
  50. Go an entire month without correcting anyone's grammar
  51. Buy the most fabulous "Yeah I escape for the weekend all the time" chic leather weekender
  52. Go snowmobiling
  53. Learn how to take video on any of my cameras 
  54. Make a vacation video
  55. Take an advanced Photoshop class
  56. Beat my FitBit for 1 month straight
  57. Visit Denali
  58. Fill a pitcher full of Peonies that I grew myself
  59. Get at least 4 uses out of my Rocky Mtn National Park pass
  60. Buy and donate 10 books to a Children's Literacy 501(c)3
  61. Bake and ice cookies with a rainbow of Royal Icing
  62. Proactively reduce junk mail catalogs and pre-approve offers July 2014 
  63. Find and photograph 10 unique doors/doorways
  64. Take another belly dancing class
  65. Go sailing
  66. Have a moonlight beach picnic
  67. Finish my granny stripe afghan 
  68. Finish my Heather Bailey Pop Garden quilt
  69. Drive on the left side of the road
  70. Learn to bake perfect macarons
  71. Go bungee jumping
  72. Climb the Manitou Springs Incline 
  73. Photograph Crystal Mill
  74. Get lost in Venice again.  And again. And again
  75. Join a CSA/support a farm
  76. Find the perfect chocolate cake recipe
  77. Try chicken and waffles
  78. Put together one full copycat outfit from my Pinterest Board
  79. Photograph the perfect old barn
  80. Find a mentor
  81. Be a mentor
  82. Have my freckles removed May-July 2014
  83. Attend a rodeo
  84. Learn to swing a golf club
  85. Send a care package to a soldier
  86. Watch a movie outside
  87. Celebrate Christmas in a foreign country
  88. Visit 3 new Unesco World Heritage sites
  89. Learn to Kayak
  90. Take a print worthy photo of a red phone booth
  91. Visit an olive farm
  92. Start a new tradition with my nieces and nephew
  93. Find a home church
  94. Hike between the 5 towns of Cinque Terre
  95. Create a list of 101 accomplishments I've already achieved in this life
  96. Buy a home
  97. Decorate a fabulous guest room
  98. Participate in a worthy Kickstarter campaign
  99. Buy and give 5 "just because" happy gifts
  100. Hike a 14er
  101. Go salmon fishing

28 comments:

Melody said...

fun reading through your list - I was getting worried there for a bit until I saw #77 - was hoping that would make it on the list! :)

Bridget said...

I love the ecclectic mix of tougher challenges with the fun tasks like wearing red lipstick!

Sophia said...

I love the piggy banks idea and am adding it to my 101. Thanks for the ideas. It was fun to read!

Ellie said...

Aha! another soon to be Mac convert. I wholeheartedly agree with that goal!

Kelly said...

What a great list! I've tried reading wives and daughters 3-4 times but the sheer volume of it is a bit offputting. :) Good luck!

Bronwyn said...

I think we have a lot of similarities as I would add a lot of the same goals to my list.

Let me know how getting a Boston to walk on a leash without pulling works. My Riley is like one little sleigh puller, I can even see the individual leg muscles when he "digs" in to pull harder.

Lara said...

Just reading through others 101 lists inspire me to try one myself. Love the Any Soldier goal. I'd never heard of it before this.....thank you for sharing!

Wendy said...

I'm a huge Dave Ramsey fan for sure! We did the debt snowball and were out of all non-mortgage debt in just a year and a half. I love the goal of sharing the book with others!

Jane said...

I like that it combines all kinds of areas and difficulties to complete some of them. Hope you share the croissant recipe when you make the perfect batch!

Karen said...

I've wanted to try this for ages. I should just bite the bullet and do it.

We drink a lot of kefir in our house. I didn't even realize you can make it at home!

Emma Jane said...

I started a 101 list and got through 75 of them. It was so empowering!

Enid said...

i think it is realy good to have goals because they make you work harder. i think you have some fun ones and some hard ones! good luck!

Braiden said...

With skydiving and parasailing, I'm sensing you like to fly through the air? Looks like fun, maybe I'll start a list!

Sandy said...

I made it through 52 when I did it a couple of years ago. That's better than 50% so I was pleased.

Monica said...

How cool! I'm inspired too. Maybe I will make my own list! Go You!

Michelle said...

I've wanted to do this since I first saw it years ago. You think "listing 101 things" should be on my list of goals? :) I fugure if I can't get motivated enough to make a list, odds are not good for making progress in the list.

Katie said...

I've never heard of this but I give anything that encourages trave a thumbs up! HOpe you make it to the UK. I love the yorkshire dales especially!

Jackie said...

Such a fun idea! I've never heard of this but I'm tempted to try for sure because that might be the only way my husband will let me jump out of plane! But honey, I must complete my goals....

Karen said...

So fun! I'm starting my list now!

Wendy said...

FUN! Hope you make all the goals especially the super fun travel ones!

Reanna said...

What a great thing! I have a bucket list but with those, heck, I could take the rest of my life. Maybe I'll put a time goal on my bucket list. Love it!

Kimmy said...

Very inspiring. I may create my own list!

Angie said...

Fun list!

Justine said...

This is a fun list and I like that there's a deadline. I have a bucket list but who knows what the deadline is for that. :)

Caitlyn said...

I love this list! I am going to make my own 101 here soon. It's much better than a bucket list and I bet there's a great feeling of accomplishment

Brittany said...

I love your goals and list items, such a fun mix of biggies and small fun ones!

Renee said...

Oh wow, you updated the list! I love these as much as the last ones. I've completed 45 with a few months to go.

Emma Jane said...

Ooooh I love this new list! Maybe I should finally start one!