101 in 1001

101 in 1001

A few months ago I came across a blog post titled “101 in 1001” on the blog, Design Darling.  I did some googling and found out that thousands of other bloggers have also put together their own 101 in 1001 list. If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s a list of 101 things you want to accomplish in the next 1001 days. Since I love setting goals and making lists, I figured that this was right up my alley. I’ll be adding this post to my sidebar or top menu soon, so I can continually check the list and mark things off as they are completed.

I hope this inspires you to create your own 101 in 1001 list. If you do, please comment below and leave the link to your list. I love reading them! 

Start: June 24, 2015
Finish: March 21, 2018


1. Pay off at least one student loan in full
2. Buy a home
3. Pay off my credit card
4. Beef up our emergency fund
5. Create a savings plan


6. Come up with 101 things for this list
7. See a Broadway play
8. Meditate everyday for 30 days
9. Write in my 5 Minute Journal everyday for 30 days
10. Create my own coffee table book
11. Take a pottery class
12. Eat at a vegan restaurant
13. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
14. See a movie at a drive-in
15. Try 10 new restaurants in my area (Sola BYOB, Twenty9, Blue Bell Inn, The Farmer’s Daughter, East Coast Wings)
16. Have a baby
17. Read at least 50 books (The Skinny Confidential, Rich Bitch, Dark Places, The Four Agreements, Troublemaker, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
18. Join a book club
19. Read for 30 minutes every night for 30 days
20. Say yes to something I normally wouldn’t
21. Develop a skincare regimen that keeps my skin glowing and clear (9/18/15)
22. Find eyeglasses that I’ll actually wear
23. Turn my grandmother’s recipes into a cookbook for my family
24. Go jetskiing
25. Grow wheatgrass
26. Grow a garden on our apartment patio
27. Host Christmas at our place (once we buy a house)
28. Answer the 50 questions that will free your mind  (7/6/15)
29. Create an inspiration board
30. Try a new hairstyle/color (2/2016)
31. Go to 10 concerts (FGL)
32. Make 10 recipes from Pinterest
33. Have a picnic
34. Spend a weekend with no technology
35. Inspire someone else to start a 101 in 1001 list
36. Create a new 101 in 1001 when this list is complete

Giving Back

37. Volunteer at a shelter during Thanksgiving season (11/2015)
38. Buy coffee for the person behind me in line at Starbucks
39. Surprise a loved one with flowers, cookies or something nice
40. Write 10 handwritten letters


41. Organize my iPhone (photos, contacts, apps)
42. Organize my bedroom closet
43. Organize my iTunes library
44. Organize my internet bookmarks

Little Luxuries

45. Invest in personalized stationery
46. Buy 5 new cookbooks (Ina Garten French Cooking
47. Get a facial or microdermabrasion
48. Invest in a classic handbag
49. Purchase the perfect luggage set
50. Find a signature perfume for myself (Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt)
51. Build a solid shoe collection
52. Buy a new foyer table
53. Buy a headboard for our bed
54. Buy a dining room set
55. Invest in art for our apartment (9/14/15)
56. Buy myself a nice piece of jewelry


57. Try SUP yoga
58. Practice yoga everyday for 30 days
59. Take a Barre class
60. Take a surfing lesson
61. Take a spin class


62. French
63. Calligraphy
64. How to play the piano
65. How to knit
66. How to make my own sushi rolls
67. Final Cut Pro X


68. Publish an e-book
69. Reach 5,000 Twitter followers
70. Reach 5,000 Instagram followers Reach
71. 5,000 Pinterest followers
72. Go to a blogging conference
73. Receive 3x the amount of hits per month
74. Organize the files on my laptop
75. Connect with a blogging friend in real life
76. Invest in business cards
77. Get an article published in a major online news outlet
78. Get an article published in a major print news outlet
79. Get professional portraits taken
80. Complete 10 DIY projects and blog about them (Ikea Hack, Sand Frame
81. Start a new blog series
82. Guest post on 10 “big” blogs
83. Start a video series


84. Visit Europe {England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Greece & Italy}
85. Take a road trip up the California coast
86. Take a tropical vacation with friends
87. Visit 5 new states (Tennessee, Georgia)
88. See a Wonder of the World
89. Hike the Appalachian Trail
90. Have tea in England
91. Ride a camel in Egypt
92. Visit Canada
93. Visit Hawaii
94. Visit Costa Rica
95. Explore a cave
96. Take a local weekend staycation
97. Have a picnic at the Eiffel Tower
98. Create a travel album
99. Start a travel journal
100. See a ballet in a different country
101. Take a trip with my sister and cousin



  1. December 2, 2015 / 10:12 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! How you broke everything into categories! THAT IS BRILLIANT!!

  2. December 18, 2015 / 11:45 am

    Great list! I really like the 101 in 1001 idea and I’m thinking of creating my own. Good luck completing the items on your list!

    • December 20, 2015 / 7:38 pm

      Thanks Nikki!

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