The project: Complete 101 tasks in 1,001 days (2.75 years). Most of the tasks are not focused on money or material purchases, but more on the experiences I want to have in my life. Some are realistic goals like graduate from college or pay off my credit cards. Others are more whimsical, like trying macarroons in a new city or escaping on a weekend getaway.
Inspired by Design Darling’s 101 in 1001 list (also known as the Day Zero Project). If you’re interested in joining in – send me a link to your list and we can become a support system for another. So far, other lovely bloggers participating include :
Christy from Living My Life as I Know It! // Alyssa from Castles in Europe (hers is more of a bucket list, but so inspirational!) // Erica from Nomad Heart // Sara from Project Soiree // Holly from Perfectly Imperfect Holly // K.C. from System Dynamics // Sarah from My Mixtape // Elizabeth from Lizzie’s List // Jen from Unscripted // Brianna from Exceptionally quotidian
Check out their lists for inspiration as you create yours. :)
The rules: Document each completed task with a photo on the blog or on a social media page. Then deposit $10 into a savings account for each task accomplished.
Start Date: January 1, 2013
End Date: September 30, 2015
- Come up with 101 Things.
- Put $10 into a savings account for each task accomplished.
- Document each completed task with a photo on the blog and/or social media page.
- Commerate the list by creating a graphic with the 101 tasks. Oh, the memories!
- Finish writing a novel.
Try a macaroon for the first time in a new city.(07.14) Take a day trip to Kansas City, Mo. and try/visit three new things/places.(01.13) Go horse back riding.(07.14)
- Visit Washington D.C. and see all the popular sites.
- Visit Boston.
- See a famous landmark that I’ve never visited before.
Get a facial.(05.13)
- Have a technology-free weekend.
- Complete an old/unfinished project.
Develop and frame photos from my travels thus far.(04.14)
- Sew something from scratch.
Take a fitness class, i.e. hot yoga, zumba, etc…(03.13)
- Complete the 90 miles in 90 days challenge. #mileaday!
- Meet my weight goal.
- Visit three countries I’ve never been to.
- Complete the No Spend Month Challenge ($150 for the whole month not including rent/electric/water/phone).
- Host a grown-up dinner party and actually prepare the meal myself.
Learn ten new recipes(2014)
- Visit five new museums and/or galleries. (Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo. //)
- Complete all three levels of Juliane Michael’s 30 Day Shred.
- Fall in love.
- Read 10 non-fiction books by/about someone I admire (Crazy Love by Francis Chan // Step out of the boat // Start Something That Matters // Gilt // #Girlboss // I Am That Girl )
Read the entire Bible in one year.(2013)
- Shop at a Farmer’s Market.
Graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree!(05.13) Move into my own place(08.13). Pay off my credit cards completely.(03.13)
- Escape on a weekend getaway.
- Go on a picnic.
- Work for one of my dream companies.
Have a photo shoot of me for business cards, website, social media, etc… (05.13)
- Full closet purge: toss/donate/sell anything I don’t wear and leave a cohesive, wearable wardrobe.
Have 500 unique daily visitors on the blog.(06.13) Go ice skating with the siblings.(01.13) Swim in the ocean.(03.13) Get paid for writing an article for a major publication(wrote a personal essay for LearnVest). (09.13) Spend one week at a house on the beach doing nothing but reading the Bible and working on my novel.(03.13)
- Abstain from a guilty pleasure for 30 days (Options: junk food, chocolate, etc…)
- Run three miles without stopping.
- Publish an e-book.
Visit the St. Louis zoo.(07.13)
- Attend a ballet performance.
Design a weekly editorial blog posting schedule and stick to it for three consecutive weeks.(02.14)
- Collect 10 coffee table books on topics that interest me. (4/10)
- Go canoeing.
- Learn a challenging piece on the piano (aka, start playing the piano again!).
- Make a piece of art.
- Complete three DIY projects from my Pinterest board.
Finish my first year of law school(05/14)
- Read a challenging classic like Anna Karenina, Art of War, a Jane Austen novel, etc…
Re-brand the blog, including a new design and offer sponsorships via a media kit. (12.13)
- Start and maintain the Letters to Esther column/campaign.
- Meet a favorite blogger in real-life via a blogger date (any takers?)
- Watch 10 different TED Talks and post a review/analysis for each one on the blog. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Acquire a couch and coffee table. Proceed to accessorize them(03.14) Invest in a pair of Hunter rain boots. As inspired by this lady.(03.13)
- Micro-finance a female-owned business in a third world country via Kiva.
Become a contributor to another blog and/or online magazine(01.14 – Venture Magazine)
- Host a social media workshop for local, small business owners.
- Go on a mission trip.
- Complete the Romans Challenge.
- Start a Young Christian Bloggers Network.
- Write a letter to my 16-year-old-self.
Pray for my future husband every day for a month – #PrayerDare.(Inspired by Brianna) (03.13)
- Make photo books of my travels, specifically with photos from London/Paris & Ukraine.
Back up my computer.(06.13)
- Play hooky from life and spend a day alone to do some soul-searching.
- Join a professional organization and get involved in the local chapter of organization.
Send college graduation announcements and letters to my former teachers, scholarship providers and mentors.(05.13)
- Buy a new camera lens and take more photos. Especially the little details – those little things that make life beautiful.
- Make a book of my Instagram snapshots & memories.
- Attend a blogging conference.
- Post a v-log.
- Do something that scares/challenges me. Something I would never normally do.
- Get something monogrammed.
Buy that domain name, finally!(05.13)
- Celebrate turning 23!
- Go hiking.
- Create a new list for the next 1001 days!