101 in 1001 Days

Start Date: September 1, 2013
End Date: May 29, 2016

101 Things in 1001 Days; A Bucket List

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 macaroons 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).

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.

  1. Come up with 101 Things
  2. Put $10 into a savings account for each task accomplished
  3. Document each completed task with a photo on my blog
  4. Commemorate the list by creating a graphic with the 101 tasks. 
  5. Inspire someone else to do the 101 list (Krista Terachuk)
  6. See a famous landmark that I’ve never visited before
  7. Get a facial
  8. Write personal letters to at least five people
  9. Ride 1000 miles- see my logged miles at mapmyride.com
  10. Travel alone somewhere at least one night
  11. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day (Thank's to daylight savings, Fall Back, this has become very easy. Sun is rising when I am getting out of swim practice and sets when I am leaving work)
  12. Sing karaoke in a bar (Chicago with Claire, Jason, Cait…Sweet Home Alabama) 
  13. Give a 100% tip
  14. Identify 101 things that make me smile
  15. Write a letter to myself to open when I am 30
  16. Have a technology-free weekend 
  17. Complete an old/unfinished project
  18. Develop and frame photos from my travels thus far
  19. Visit three countries I’ve never been to. INSTEAD: Complete the 30 Day Writing Challenge
  20. Complete the No Spend Month Challenge ($150 for the whole month not including rent/electric/water/phone) 
  21. Host a grown-up dinner party 
  22. Fall in love
  23. Read 10 non-fiction books by/about someone I admire
  24. Read the entire Bible in one year 
  25. Shop at a Farmer’s Market
  26. Graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree(Complete!)
  27. Move into my own place
  28. Pay off my credit cards completely (Yeah!)
  29. Get an actual grown-up job (Aquatics Program Coordinator) 
  30. Swim in the ocean
  31. Full closet purge: toss/donate/sell anything I don’t wear and leave a cohesive, wearable wardrobe (One week before graduation) 
  32. Escape on a weekend getaway (Went to Ohio and NH for different weekends) 
  33. Go on a picnic 
  34. Abstain from a guilty pleasure for 30 days (Junk food, chocolate, etc…) 
  35. Run a 10K without stopping
  36. Attend a ballet performance (Attended Midnights Summer Dream w/ Elizabeth and Stephen)
  37. Make a piece of art (DIY projects)
  38. Restore a flea market/thrift store find
  39. Complete three DIY projects from my Pinterest Board (No pictures, sorry, 52 things I like about you. Canvas Art, Vases) 
  40. Send a care package to someone in the military
  41. Invest in a pair of cowboy boots 
  42. Go on a mission trip
  43. Complete the Whole 30 Challenge  
  44. Make photo books of my travels, specifically with photos from NZ! 
  45. Go one month without Facebook
  46. Upload my photos into a moving picture frame
  47. Send college graduation announcements and letters to my former teachers, scholarship providers and mentors. 
  48. Do something that scares/challenged me. Something I would never normally do. 
  49. Find a church home that fills me up
  50. Throw a surprise party
  51. Send one hundred handwritten notes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72
  52. Take a self defense class (women’s self defense class, Spring 2014)
  53. Give a guy my number 
  54. Go on a date
  55. Have a real New Year’s kiss
  56. Perform 5 random acts of kindness to people I don’t know
  57. Don’t complain about anything for a week
  58. Adopt a rescue dog
  59. Post 5 things I am thankful for at the end of every week
  60. Throw a murder mystery party
  61. Invest in ten beautiful coffee table books (1, 2) 
  62. Prepare a meal using ingredients bought at a farmers market
  63. Send my mom flowers out of the blue
  64. Find the perfect little black dress
  65. See Hunter Hayes in concert
  66. Take a sign language class
  67. Make a new friend (Krishna-met at a volunteering meet-up)
  68. Ride on a Vespa
  69. Go skinny dipping
  70. Talk to my grandparents each week via phone or email
  71. Keep track of all spending for a month and set a budgets (budget Binder)
  72. Try a new fitness class
  73. Ride in a hot air balloon
  74. Ride 100+ miles with my dad (I am counting all my spinning with him. That counts!) 
  75. Learn to eat with chopsticks (Access of West Michigan Intern Meeting- Azi taught me how) 
  76. Keep a potted plant alive for 3 months (Sept.- Dec. It was still alive when I threw it away) 
  77. Donate blood (my second experience made me scared to do it again)
  78. Finish at least 2 of my novels
  79. Complete an olympic-distance triathlon (Aquabike) 
  80. Make pasta from scratch
  81. Attend a horse race or polo match
  82. Take dancing lessons
  83. Find a creative way to keep track of family travels
  84. Do something drastic with my hair
  85. Spend a day with my siblings doing exactly what they want, paid by me. 
  86. Buy a car (2015 Maxda CX-5..named Kahu) 
  87. Run a half ironman (June 12, 2016 will be my first)
  88. Create a playlist of my top 101 songs
  89. Move to another city (Richmond, VA) 
  90. Grow a vegetable garden
  91. Go on a road-trip (New Hampshire!) 
  92. Cook something from another country every month for a year
  93. Have my hair done professionally for an event (Cait's wedding)
  94. Pray for my future husband everyday for a month
  95. Write a letter to my future husband
  96. Give a gift entirely homemade
  97. Learn the art of canning food
  98. Read every Jane Austen novel
  99. Go on a spontaneous day trip
  100. Go vegetarian for a week (pescatarian) 
  101. Start on my next list! 

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