{101 in 1001}

On my 25th birthday, I decided to embark on a journey to complete 101 tasks in 1001 days (roughly 2.75 years). I found the idea from several blogs I read, and was intrigued after reading more about the Day Zero Project. For me, it's a happy medium between a bucket list and a New Years' resolution!
Start date: July 10, 2013
End date: April 6, 2016
{25 complete, 74 to go!}

1. Fly first class.
2. Own a Le Creuset dutch oven (July 2013).
3. Host a dinner party (November 2013).
4. Have a social media-free weekend.
5. Make my bed everyday for a month.
6. Ride on a sailboat.
7. Find a signature drink (February 2014).
8. Find a signature scent.
9. See a movie in theaters alone (January 2014).
10. Stay at a bed and breakfast.
11. Invest in personalized stationery.
12. Have a picnic.
13. Send Christmas cards one year (December 2013).
14. Eat Texas BBQ in Austin.
15. Send snail mail to friends for birthdays and holidays.
16. Buy a coffee table book.
17. Go to a drive-in movie.
18. Donate blood.
19. Stay in bed all day and watch an entire TV season.
20. Read the entire NY Times Sunday paper and attempt the crossword.
21. Visit an apple orchard (September 2013).
22. Host a Super Bowl party (February 2014).
23. Have my diplomas and CPA license framed.
24. Visit a food truck (September 2013).
25. Take a cooking class.
26. Prepare a meal using only ingredients found at a farmer's market.
27. Take a road trip.
28. Visit three new states (NJ).
29. Visit Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard.
30. Visit a new country.
31. Go hiking (March 2014).
32. See all the "Best Picture" Oscar nominees one year (5/9).
33. Host a wine & cheese happy hour for my girlfriends.
34. Sleep under the stars.
35. Watch the sunrise and the sunset in the same day.
36. Don't eat fast food for a month.
37. Take a hot yoga class.
38. Run a half marathon.
39. Update all the pictures in my room/at my desk with recent ones (February 2014).
40. Visit NYC at Christmas.
41. Participate in a Color Run 5k.
42. Pay for someone else's meal in a drive-thru or restaurant.
43. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
44. Make soft pretzels at home (January 2014).
45. Participate in a charity run/walk.
46. Meet with a financial planner (July 2013).
47. Buy something from Etsy.
48. Buy flowers for someone.
49. Make my own spaghetti sauce.
50. Floss everyday for a month.
51. Eat breakfast for dinner (January 2014).
52. Buy a set of luxurious bath towels (December 2013).
53. Buy nothing new for one month.
54. Read ten so-called classic novels.
55. Get a massage (December 2013).
56. Leave a 100% tip at a restaurant.
57. Compile a list of inspiring quotes.
58. Donate my old Mac laptop.
59. Write a "Day in the Life" blog post.
60. Take a home-cooked meal to someone.
61. Attend an outdoor concert (September 2013, 1 & 2).
62. See a play or musical (July 2013).
63. Stretch every day for a month.
64. Update my resume.
65. Own a decent set of kitchen knives.
66. Stock my "bar" with something other than wine (February 2014).
67. Organize/upload photos from my iPhone (and then delete them) (December 2013).
68. Visit a brewery (November 2013).
69. Start a collection (October 2013).
70. Purchase a "Where I've Been" map.
71. Throw out twenty things and don't replace them (February 2014).
72. Create a beauty routine and stick with it.
73. Buy a bicycle.
74. Eat the recommended serving of vegetables every day for one week.
75. See ten so-called classic films.
76. Try five new foods (Risotto, acorn squash).
77. Learn how to change a flat tire.
78. Discover five new restaurants in town (1/5).
79. Have friends over for brunch.
80. Get a blowout at a drybar (December 2013).
81. Stop drinking coffee for one week.
82. Go gluten-free for a month.
83. Leave a friendly note in a public place for a stranger to find and smile about.
84. Organize my recipes.
85. Adopt a child from the Angel Tree at Christmas (December 2013).
86. Read a book that intimidates me.
87. Make biscuits from scratch.
88. Pay off my car.
89. Buy a lottery ticket.
90. Watch a meteor shower.
91. Attend a festival.
92. Pop a bottle of champagne, just because.
93. Wake up and work out every morning for one week.
94. Re-read the Harry Potter series.
95. See all seven Harry Potter movies.
96. Watch the past ten years' "Best Picture" winners at the Oscars.
97. Make five recipes from Ina Garten's cookbook.
98. Go paddleboarding.
99. Make another 101 in 1001 list.
100. Put $10 into savings for every goal accomplished.
101. Donate $10 for every goal not accomplished.

1 comment:

Gran said...

I noticed on your 101 list was "make my bed every day for a month." When I was growing up, I hated having to make my bed every day. Since I retired (no children at home to serve as an ex to), I quit doing that. Then, a few weeks ago, I saw a military hero (whom I admire) talking about the importance of making your bed every morning. He talked about the structure it gives to your day, about the self-discipline involved, AND about how it starts your day with a positive accomplishment. I decided I would try it for a week. I've been amazed at how productive I've been since and how much easier it is to get awake. Normally, I'm a night
owl who resists early mornings (too many years of 5 a.m. or so I told myself).