101 in 1001

101 Things in 1001 Days

I stumbled across Mackenzie Horan's beautiful blog Design Darling a while ago and have been an avid reader since. One of my favourite things on her blog is her 101 things in 1001 days page that she has maintained throughout all 1001 days, working towards the completion of all 101 things. While her date has now past, she completed many of the items on her list during the time & has written about creating a new list of 101 things for a new 1001 days. I was very much inspired by Mackenzie's list from the moment I first saw it and decided that I wanted to do the same. While I didn't really have time to sit down and come up with a list of 101 things I'd like to do in the span of 1001 days during the semester, I figured Christmas break was the perfect time to draw up a list. Once I decided to create the list over Christmas, it only made sense to begin the journey of self-discovery and self-improvement (which is what I hope this list will inspire myself to do) on the first day of a brand new year (because the new year just feels so much like a fresh and new beginning). 

I'm really excited to start this journey. 1001 days seems like such a long time, but I'm pretty sure 2016 will be here before you know it & I want to make the most that I can of those 1001 days that stand between then and now.

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101 THINGS
Starts Date: 01 January 2014
End Date: 28 September 2016

(32 completed; 69 to go; 16 in progress)
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01. Come up with 101 things. (January 2014)
02. Inspire someone to write their own list.
03. Write in journal for 10 days in a row.
04. Write in journal everyday for a month.
05. Send 25 handwritten notes.
06. Make an address book with contact information for friends & family.
07. Find personalized stationary.
08. Write a letter to myself to be opened at a future date.
09. Volunteer for a cause I love.
10. Get into a museum studies program.
11. Move to a new city.
12. Go a week without watching any television.
13. Go a week without complaining.
14. Go completely unplugged for a full day.
15. Make 10 new friends.
16. Complete 10 paintings. (1/10)
17. Throw/host a party.
18. Improve my French.
19. Read 3 novels in French.
20. Read 75 books. (27/75)
21. Review the 75 books on Goodreads. (27/75)
22. Read every night before bed for a month.
23. Have read at least 50 of the BBC’s “The Big Read” List. (37/100)
24. Invest in a few basic cookbooks.
25. Compile favourite recipes.
26. Make a cute recipe book with favourite recipes.
27. Find my signature dish to whip up for dinners and parties.
28. Make a real dinner every night for a week.
29. Try 10 new restaurants. (5/10)
30. Find my signature cocktail.
31. Learn to make my signature cocktail (well).
32. Find 3 new wines I love. (1/3)
33. Have a stocked bar.
34. Find my perfect desk chair.
35. Replace my desk.
36. Find my perfect sofa.
37. Repurpose an old piece of furniture.
38. Master folding fitted sheets.
39. Move into my own apartment.
40. Decorate my apartment to reflect me.
41. Host guests at my apartment.
42. Buy fresh flowers just because at least 3 times.
43. Get a plant and keep it alive for at least 3 months.
44. Get a fish.
45. Edit my wardrobe down to the things I actually wear.
46. Purchase a pair of classic black pumps.
47. Invest in some statement jewellery.
48. Get Duck Boots.
49. Wear lipstick everyday for a week.
50. Plan the next day’s outfit every night for a week.
51. Wear only skirts & dresses for a week.
52. Find & Use an App to organize my closet and plan outfits.
53. Keep track of all spending for 3 months.
54. Create a budget.
55. Watch all of Audrey Hepburn’s movies. (4/27)
56. See 20 new movies. (15/20)
57. Watch 10 documentaries. (2/10)
58. Watch 10 TED Talks. (4/10)
59. See all of the best picture nominees before the Oscars.
60. Have a Planet of the Apes marathon.
61. Watch all the movies on AFI’s 100 years, 100 movies list. (21/100)
62. Have a Harry Potter marathon - watch all of the movies within a 48 hour period.
63. Collaborate on something I’m interested in.
64. Design a personal logo.
65. Blog for 30 days straight.
66. Make 5 new blogging friends.
67. Organize my blog posts into categories by adding labels.
68. Get 20 comments on a single blog post.
69. Create an about me page for blog.  (January 2014)
70. Create a blog editorial calendar.
71. Have 100 following my blog.
72. Write a guest post on another blog.
73. Leave a comment on another blog (not always the same) everyday for 30 days.
74. Learn how to create a GIF.
75. Take an instagram photo everyday for a month.
76. Have 100 followers on Pinterest.
77. Try 20 Pinterest DIYs.
78. Complete all 3 levels of Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred.
79. Workout first thing in the morning every morning for one week.
80. Run 5km in 25 minutes.
81. Do a 30 day yoga challenge.
82. Drink 8 glasses of water everyday for a month.
83. Go sweet free for a week.
84. Floss every day for a month.
85. Take a trip.
86. Visit New York City.
87. Visit Harry Potter World.
88. Spend a day at the beach with a book.
89. Visit 10 museums. (6/10)
90. Go to a music festival.
91. Fly somewhere by myself.
92. Attend an alumni event.
93. Attend an opening (gallery, exhibit, store - anything).
94. Subscribe to 2 magazines.
95. Organize my iTunes.
96. Organize my iPod & iPhone music.
97. Update my music library once a month (12/33).
98. Unsubscribe from email lists I delete without reading.
99. Create a list of 101 things I’ve already completed.
101. Create a new list of 101 things for the next 1001 days.

1 comment :

  1. You'll be so surprised at how fast your time goes! I am 1 month away from completing my 101 in 1001! But, I definitely plan on making a new list because I loved the experience!

    I challenge you to complete #8 this week and write yourself a letter for your future! Good luck!

    Penn&Quill
    xo Robin

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