Wednesday, July 16, 2014

101 in 1001

I've seen "101 in 1001" posts floating around for quite a while in blogland. However, it wasn't until recently that I got the itch to look into the idea further. I was pretty intimidated at first and was afraid what people would think of my list. What if they thought my goals were "silly"or "weird?" So I sat + revised, sat + revised until I was happy with my goals. I was inspired by so many bloggers and even took a few ideas here and there! Thinking about all of these goals got me so excited. 

If you've never heard of "101 in 1001" I can imagine that you're super confused. "101 in 1001" is a list of 101 things/goals you plan to do in 1001 days (2.75 years); a bucket list of sorts. For the first time I don't feel pressured like I have in the past with bucket lists or New Year's resolutions. This approach allows each of us to learn to live in the moment + doing things now, to experience life. Life is meant to be fun and spontaneous. Each of the goals listed below seem so obtainable, which is what I love so much about this idea!

Start date: July 16, 2014
End date: April 12, 2017
I used this to calculate my dates. 

101 in 1001
  • Come up with 101 things
  • Inspire someone to write their own list! Email me if you do! :)

For others: (0/6)
  • 10 random Acts of Kindness (0/10)
  • Write 10 handwritten notes (0/10)
  • Host a themed dinner party
  • Send flowers to a friend
  • Write a letter to my future husband (who I haven't met yet!)
  • Call/text my Dad once a week for two months

For the blogger: (0/11)
  • Write a post for every task completed (if possible)
  • Guest post for a blogger
  • Post 3x a week for one month
  • Create a book of my favorite blog posts written
  • Host a giveaway
  • Have an encouraging blog series
  • Reach 500 published posts
  • Participate in a blog swap
  • Send out 10 packages to blog friends (0/10)
  • Have a friend take a portrait(s) for my blog
  • Redesign my blog

For the girl who loves pampering: (0/8)
  • Be in bed by 10:30pm every night for one week
  • Spend a whole day reading
  • Spa day with girls at Hershey Hotel
  • Get my hair done at DryBar
  • Get a full body massage
  • Subscribe to 3 magazines that I spend too much money buying anyway
  • Spend a rainy day in jambes watching movies all day
  • Find the perfect shade of red lipstick {and pull it off}

For the goal setter: (0/17)
  • Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days are over
  • Be social media free for one day
  • Be social media free for three weekends
  • Complete a jigsaw puzzle of at least 500 pieces
  • Write 5 good things that happened every day for one month
  • Add 3 new charms to my Pandora bracelet
  • Find my signature cocktail
  • Answer "50 questions that will free your mind"
  • Throw out 20 things and don't replace them
  • Read 20 new books (0/20)
  • Start and finish a full series on Netflix
  • Make a list of 101 positive things about myself
  • Refrain from buying anything other than necessities for a month (no "wants")
  • Celebrate graduating from college with the girls
  • Watch the sunrise + sunset in the same day
  • Cash in two mason jars worth of change into my savings
  • Put $5 into savings for every goal completed

For the adventurer: (0/17)
  • Learn a new sport
  • Learn calligraphy
  • Milk a cow
  • Learn how to properly make a flower arrangement
  • Take a spontaneous road trip with my best friends
  • Visit a new state
  • Renew my passport
  • Attend a taping of Ellen
  • Visit a winery
  • Attend a wine tasting
  • Meet Katelyn James
  • Go to NYC at Christmastime
  • Visit 5 new cities (0/5)
  • Visit North Carolina again
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Have dinner on a rooftop patio
  • Try 10 new restaurants (0/10)

For the planner + organizer: (0/3)
  • Purchase (my first!) Emily Ley planner
  • Organize my Pinterest boards (at least once)
  • Organize my pictures + documents on my computer (at least once)

For the creative gal: (0/9)
  • Create an inspiration notebook
  • Take a painting class with friends
  • Start a recipe binder
  • Attend a photography workshop
  • Do 10 projects found on Pinterest (0/10)
  • Start an address book
  • Complete a Photo365 challenge
  • Create a binder of apartment/ dream house designs + furnishings
  • Photograph a landscape from the same location, capturing all 4 seasons and frame them together

For the fitness seeker: (0/5)
  • Create a healthier lifestyle
  • Get to a goal weight + maintain it
  • Drink only water for a week (no tea, coffee, soda)
  • Run a Color Run
  • Eat clean for one week (no processed foods) + blog about it

For the professional: (0/7)
  • Take the GRE
  • Graduate w/ my Bachelors in Communication Science and Disorders
  • Graduate w/ my Masters in Speech Language Pathology
  • Get a new certificate
  • Accept an SLP job
  • Have my own classroom
  • Make lessons for Teachers Pay Teachers

For the Faith seeker: (0/6)
  • Complete a bible study from #SheReadsTruth
  • Read through Proverbs 31
  • Fill a prayer journal
  • Put together a book of 100 verses/ quotes
  • Write short gospel verses on 10 rocks with sharpie + throw them back onto the beach
  •  Complete Decision Point

For the investor: (0/8)
  • Purchase something from Kate Spade
  • Invest in good hair products 
  • Purchase stationary
  • Find 5 "me" prints for my future apartment (0/5)
  • Invest in a classic handbag
  • Purchase a new camera lens
  • Invest in a classic work pump + wedge
  • Find my first apartment
  • Use the money saved to buy something special
  • Make a new list! 


  1. I love your list! I've been thinking about making one for myself :)

  2. This is so neat! What a wonderful idea :)

  3. Thats so smart to put $$ in savings for meeting a goal!!!

  4. What a great list! I did one similar… 65 in 365, which I realizing may be a bit ambitious.
    Anyways… I saw that you wanted to do a guest post. I often host guest posts or trade guest posts with other bloggers. If you are interested, feel free to be in touch! They usually bring good traffic if they are on the right topic!

    Thanks for stopping but the WYWW link up… look forward to reading your blog again!


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