101 in 1001

One thing you’ll notice often on this blog are lists. I’m kind of a fanatic when it comes to lists. To do lists, shopping lists, not to do lists. If it can be made into a list, I’ll do it.

Well, once upon a time while reading some blogs, I came across this type of list:


101 goals in 1001 days. I know. It sounds a little crazy. But I’ll be the first to admit that I am slightly crazy. But as Alice in Wonderland says, “You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” So crazy isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This list helps me to control the crazy some and accomplish some amazing things over the next few years.

Here’s the scoop:

I’m going to set out on a journey to accomplish these 101 goals in 1001 days. You can find the original inspiration here. That gives me about 2.75 years to make these things happen. They are specific things that are absolutely attainable. Why set goals if they can’t be accomplished?

Dreams with deadlines become realities.

My dreams? Some of them are personal. Some are professional. Some are just plain crazy. But they’re all things to make this life an adventure of my very own. So here it goes.

Start Date: October 5, 2016

End Date: July 3, 2019

  1. Create a personal blog 10.05.16
  2. Blog about this list over the next 1001 days
  3. Do all three splits
  4. Get in shape for summer
  5. Get a massage
  6. Master a handstand
  7. Master a cartwheel
  8. Organize my closet
  9. Organize my bookshelf 1.31.16
  10. Get started with freelance writing
  11. Write a short story 3.16.17
  12. Work on a children’s book In progress
  13. Invest in a new car
  14. Go to a college football game
  15. Read 25 books
    • 10.10.16 – The Leaving by Tara Altebrando 
    • 10.20.16 – The Cellar by Natasha Preston
    • 11.17.16 – In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
    • 12.22.16 – Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
    • 1.31.17 – Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • 2.18.17 – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    • 6.2.17 – The Essential 55 by Ron Clark
    • 6.19.17 – Unbroken by Lauren Hildebrand
    • 6.29.17 – My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    • 7.9.17 – The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
    • 7.12.17 – Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire by Rafe Esquith
    • 10.03.17 – Miracle on Voodoo Mountain by Megan Boudreaux
    • 11.29.17 – Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors
    • 10.20.17 – Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
    • 12.26.17 – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  16. Read 5 nonfiction books (See orange books above) 11.29.17
  17. Read and watch the Harry Potter series
  18. Do volunteer work
  19. Start a savings for retirement
  20. Go to a drive in movie 6.24.17
  21. Spend a summer traveling
  22. Pay off school loans
  23. Go apple picking
  24. Unsubscribe from unwanted emails 10.24.16
  25. Send 25 handwritten notes
  26. Create a coffee bar
  27. Complete the 100 pushup challenge
  28. Answer the 50 questions that will free your mind 10.05.16
  29. Write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved
  30. Leave 101 post-it notes of encouragement
  31. Make a list of 101 things I’m grateful for 11.18.16
  32. Go to an overnight retreat/conference
  33. Create a budget and stick to it
  34. Go swing dancing
  35. Leave a favorite book on a public bench for someone else to enjoy
  36. Go back to Haiti 07.31.17
  37. Sponsor a child for Haiti 09.01.17
  38. Be able to carry on a casual conversation in Creole
  39. Send someone an unexpected gift
  40. Write a letter to a favorite author
  41. Stargaze in a truck bed
  42. Make a pizza from scratch
  43. Write a blog post in Spanish
  44. Take a dance class
  45. Get a hotel room 06.02.17
  46. Read a book in a day
  47. Journal for a month
  48. Visit Savannah 6.2.17
  49. Make sushi
  50. Take a writing retreat
  51. Create a capsule wardrobe
  52. Move into my own place
  53. Do a photo shoot just for fun
  54. Do a photo challenge
  55. Try kickboxing
  56. Take a self-defense class
  57. Make a list of quotes that inspire me
  58. Buy a bike
  59. Enter a writing contest
  60. Give a sincere compliment/text to someone every day for a month
  61. Watch fireworks 7.4.17
  62. Save $5 for each goal completed
  63. Over $1000 in savings 12.17.17
  64. Buy a gun
  65. Get my license to carry
  66. Leave a 100% tip 12.31.16
  67. Secret Santa for a needy family
  68. Take a meal to someone in need 12.14.17
  69. Try yoga
  70. Throw someone a surprise party
  71. Create a crayon art project
  72. Create a balloon dart paint project
  73. Go ice skating
  74. See the nutcracker ballet
  75. Buy nothing new for one month
  76. Attend a concert – 10.13.16 FGL
  77. Give a homeless person a Christmas present
  78. Run a 5K 10.07.17
  79. Run a 10K
  80. Run a half marathon
  81. Visit a new coffee shop 6.30.17
  82. Go to a bonfire 10.07.17
  83. Grow a tomato plant
  84. Go to a Christmas concert
  85. Read a book of poetry
  86. Make a scarf
  87. Make a CD or playlist for a friend 7.11.17
  88. Go on a hike 2.20.17
  89. Go camping
  90. Bake something for the fire station 12.23.17
  91. Write a letter to a soldier
  92. Explore a cave
  93. Don’t take money out of savings for two months
  94. Make a budget and stick to it
  95. Visit the Smoky Mountains
  96. Send a post card
  97. Make a cheesecake from scratch
  98. Sleep in a hammock
  99. Do a cover of a song
  100. Write a song
  101. Make a new list

So there you have it. Let the adventure begin!