101 in 1001

“It’s not about the goal. It’s about becoming the kind of person who can accomplish the goal.” – Tony Robbins

2017 has been a year of major change for me – I’ve moved to a new city, started a new career, moved in with my boyfriend, and started paying a mortgage instead of rent. I’m talking major change here, people!

Now that things have settled down a little bit on the home front, I’m looking forward to grabbing 2018 by the horns. But, I’m not sure I’m willing to stop there… So, I’ve decided to start the 101 things in 1001 days challenge! You can learn more about the challenge here, but here’s a quick overview:

The Challenge:  Complete 101 tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, or outdoor activities.

So. starting on January 1, 2018 – my journey of 1,001 days begins. Maybe I’ll complete all 101, maybe not.
My ultimate goal is to challenge myself to focus on living the depth of my life, and not just the length.
I’ll be updating periodically, so make sure to check back regularly to track my progress! You can find this post again by clicking on the link in the menu at the top of the page – it will link directly here.

Start date: Monday, January 1, 2018
End date: Monday, September 28, 2020

In Progress
Complete

Blog (0/5)
1. Curate an email newsletter
2. Buy (and master) a DSLR camera
3. Start a new blog series
4. Create a themed photo shoot
5. Double my page views

Family, Friends, and Relationships (0/10)
10. Send “happy mail” once a month (0/33)
11. Host a holiday party
12. Plan a girls weekend with my college girlfriends
13. Surprise LJ with a fun date night
14. Give 5 “just because” gifts
15. Reconnect with an old friend
16. Send out Christmas cards
17. Treat my parents to a nice dinner
18. Visit 5 family members I don’t see on a regular basis
19. Get engaged (a girl can dream… right?)

Personal (0/25)
20. Read 100 Books
21. Watch 20 new documentaries
22. Get another tattoo
23. Complete Rosetta Stone in German
24. Learn to play a song on the piano
25. Clean out my closet and donate all of the clothes I don’t wear anymore
26. Create an inspiration board
27. Watch 5 full series
28. Put $10 in savings for every task I complete
29. Pack lunch for work every day for 1 month
30. Complete 5 DIY projects
31. Watch a movie I’ve never seen before starting with every letter of the alphabet 
32. Learn how to tie a tie
33. Keep a hard copy of my address book
34. Start journaling on a regular basis
35. Read the bible in 1 year
36. Re-read the Harry Potter series (0/7)
37. Give someone flowers for no reason
38. Visit 5 museums
39. Walk around christmas lights
40. Write a letter to someone who has inspired me
41. Learn calligraphy
42. Do a bible study series
43. Pay off my car
44.Take a 1 week social media hiatus

Health/Fitness/Beauty (4/20)
44. Get a facial and a massage 
45. Cut my hair to a bob again, then grow it out
46. Do squats every night for a month
47. Be able to do all three splits
48. Get my makeup done by a professional
49. Complete a couch to 5k
50. Find my ideal skincare routine
51. Try hot yoga
52. Try a spin class
53. Make 8 Pinterest recipes
54. Learn about an implement dry brushing
55. Complete a 3-day juice cleanse without cheating
56. Summit Table Rock
57. Walk/Run 100 miles in 100 days
58. Go ice skating
59. Complete the Kayla Itsines BBG workout program
60. Go a whole month without eating fast food
61. Drink the proper amount of water every day for a month
62. Complete a Dry January
63. Manage 1 week without any sugar or sweets
64. Take vitamins every day for a month

Fun Things (0/30)
65. Learn how to fold fitted sheets
66.  Refinish a piece of furniture
67. Go skydiving
68. Go to 3 concerts
69. See a community theater production
70. Vote in a non-presidential election
71. Go one month without shopping
72. Get professional photos done with LJ
73. See a show on Broadway
74. Attend the Kentucky Derby
75. Do an ancestry DNA test
76. Go on a picnic
77. Plant a garden
78. Go to Karaoke and sing
79. Have a reading with a medium
80. Learn basic ASL
81. Go whale watching
82. Host a brunch with friends
83. Write a will
84. Design (and print) personal business cards
85. Buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot is over $200M. Winning optional, but obviously not discouraged.
86. Become CPR and First Aid certified
87. Learn to do a forearm headstand
88. Save 3 months’ of expenses worth in an emergency fund
89. Find a signature fragrance
90. “Adopt” an angel from an Angel Tree
91. Travel first class on an airplane
92. Give up soda for a month 
93. Learn to use my wood-burning tool 
94. Try 5 new restaurants

Travel (0/5)
95. Visit Germany, and my ancestor’s city
96. Catch a game at Fenway Park
97. Visit 4 new states
98. Go on a romantic getaway
99. Visit a National Park I’ve never been to
100. Tour the White House

101. Create a new list when the 1001 days are over