101 Things in 1001 Days

I’ve seen quite a few bloggers sync up with Design Darling’s 101 in 1001, a list of goals to accomplish in the next 1001 days (2.75 years), and I really like the idea of it (there’s just something about making list and crossing things off)! Acting as a life to-do list and bucket list, I’ve finally decided to join the “101 in 1001” club.

I still have my 30 before 30 list that I’m working on (there’s some crossover between this one and that one), but this list is a bit shorter-term.

My 1001 things in 101 days challenge begins today, May 5, 2015 and ends January 30, 2018 (which seems AGES away at this point). But don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted along the way!


  1. Inspire someone to write their 101 in 1001 list
  2. Start a new blog series
  3. Join another blogger’s link up
  4. Attend a blogging conference
  5. Meet a blogger friend in real life
  6. Comment on 5 blogs a day for one month
  7. Make a list of 101 things I’ve already accomplished 
  8. Write a guest post for another blog
  9. Have someone guest blog on my blog
  10. Order new business cards 


  1. Travel to 4 new states
  2. Visit 3 new countries
  3. Vacation somewhere with Ted
  4. Visit a castle
  5. Take a trip with my sisters
  6. Take a mother-daughter trip
  7. Take a dad-daughter trip
  8. See the Northern Lights
  9. Book a last minute trip
  10. Take Sheba to a dog-friendly hotel for one night
  11. Stay at a B&B
  12. Go on a road trip
  13. Kiss the Blarney Stone


  1. Go one month without fast food/ordering in
  2. Go one month without soda
  3. Complete a 5k
  4. Participate in a 10k
  5. Finish a half-marathon
  6. Lose 10 pounds
  7. Run a mile without walking
  8. Stretch every day for a month
  9. Go without sweets for one week
  10. Find out my blood type
  11. Participate in a charity run/walk


  1. Get engaged/married
  2. Go to bed every night by 10:30 for one week
  3. Wake up every morning at 6 for one week
  4. Unplug completely for 24 hours
  5. Read for 30 minutes every night for one month
  6. Complete a photo-a-day photo challenge
  7. Learn to drive stick/manual
  8. Take my parents out to eat + pick up the tab
  9. Re-read the Harry Potter series
  10. Go one week without complaining
  11. Become conversational in a new language
  12. Cleanse my iTunes library
At Home
  1. Use my crockpot
  2. Move into a new place
  3. Try a new recipe
  4. Fill my frames with pictures + hang
  5. Hire a professional cleaning service for a day
  6. Make monkey bread
  7. Make a homemade pizza


  1. Invest in a nice camera
  2. Purchase a back-up/travel computer
  3. Get a blowout at Drybar
  4. Buy a new car
  5. Get a massage
  6. Purchase fancy bedding
  7. Go Black Friday shopping


  1. Get certified in Google SEO
  2. Improve my Photoshop/Illustrator skills
  3. Take on a freelance assignment
  4. Get a promotion
  5. Be a mentor to someone
  6. Get certified in inbound marketing
  7. Attend a conference/event for work
  8. Get certified in digital marketing


  1. Start a “rainy day” fund with enough to live on for 3 months
  2. Put $10 into savings for each item checked off the list
  3. Go on a spending freeze for one month (other than essentials)
  4. Buy a lottery ticket (bonus: WIN the lotto)
  5. Pay credit card off completely every month
  6. Start a specific savings/emergency fund for Sheba’s vet bills
  7. Complete a 52-week savings challenge


  1. Take a cooking class
  2. Attend a concert
  3. See a movie at the drive-in
  4. Go to a sports game
  5. Carve a pumpkin
  6. Read 10 books
  7. Shoot at a gun range
  8. Make a DIY craft from Pinterest
  9. Visit a local brewery
  10. See a comedy show
  11. Go strawberry picking
  12. Attend a live show taping
  13. Visit a Man vs. Food or Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives restaurant
  14. Get dressed up and go somewhere fancy for NYE
  15. See a movie in theaters by myself
  16. Eat at a Michelin Star restaurant
  17. Go to a Manheim Steamroller show at Christmastime 

Giving Back

  1. Buy coffee for a stranger
  2. Donate to charity
  3. Overhaul my clothes + donate things I don’t wear
  4. Send someone surprise flowers
  5. Mail someone a surprise package
  6. Design a t-shirt for charity
  7. Leave a 100% tip 
  8. Donate a bag of toys/treats to a local animal shelter
  9. Create a recipe book for my Grandma

Have you created a 101 in 1001 list? What are some of your short and long-term goals?



  1. May 5, 2015 / 3:53 PM

    I love reading these! I have quite a few of your items on my list too. The $10 for every item crossed off is major motivation :) Good Luck!

  2. May 6, 2015 / 5:05 AM

    This is such an awesome list! I'm totally saving this for when I make my own list (which I've been working on making forever to be honest…)

  3. May 6, 2015 / 5:57 AM

    I love seeing the vast variety of things people add to their lists. I'm in the process of finishing up my 30 by 30 list right now so the also come as great inspiration. Good luck on your 101 things!

  4. May 8, 2015 / 4:49 PM

    UM HELLO. welcome to the 101 in 1001 club. let's discuss how we have quite a few of the same things (HELLO RE-READ HARRY POTTER!) and how one of my things is to help someone cross something off of their list. you want to guest post for me??? :) let's do some of our things at the same time to encourage each other!!!

    (i basically assume that anyone who interacts with me on the internet is immediately my friend, sorry if that's really weird)

  5. May 8, 2015 / 4:54 PM

    Thanks! It took me a long time to make mine too. I hope some of mine inspire your list, can't wait to see it when you're done!

  6. May 8, 2015 / 5:10 PM

    Not weird at all! And yes!! I love that idea! I'd love to have you guest post too if you're interested :)