101 Things in 1001 Days

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

Source/Inspiration: Day Zero

Start Date: July 1, 2011
End Date:
March 28, 2014

The Progress:

3 / 101 (2.97%)

The List:

Adventurous

  1. Road trip!
  2. Go cross-country skiing
  3. Go snowboarding
  4. Go ice-skating
  5. Go canoeing
  6. Go white-water rafting
  7. Go rock climbing
  8. Go skydiving
  9. Go skinny dipping
  10. Jump into the water fully dressed
  11. Jump off a cliff (into water)
  12. Sleep outside under the stars
  13. Go to New York City [ read about it here ]
  14. Go to another province
  15. Stay in a hostel
  16. Stay in a 5 star hotel
  17. Say “Yes” when I want to say no [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 ]
  18. Try 10 new restaurants [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 ]
  19. See the ocean
  20. Spend a day on the beach drinking cocktails
  21. Watch the sunrise & sunset on the same day
  22. Fake a sick day to do something amazing
  23. Go to a movie solo
  24. Get my ears pierced
  25. Get a second tattoo
  26. Go to a psychic

Creative

  1. Build a blanket fort & hang out in it
  2. Make a piece of clothing or jewelry
  3. Complete 5 DIY projects [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 ]
  4. Take a YoungMe – NowMe picture
  5. Participate in a 26 Things Photo Project
  6. Send a secret to Post Secret
  7. Sing karaoke [ read about it here ]
  8. Successfully pull a prank on someone
  9. Finish scrapbooks from University
  10. Organize & complete my portfolio
  11. Blog every day for a month
  12. Maintain this blog/post about each item

Cultured

  1. Visit 10 museums [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 ]
  2. Attend 10 music concerts [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 ]
  3. Attend/participate in 25 cultural events
    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 ]
  4. Read 30 books
    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 ]
  5. Watch all 8 Harry Potter movies within a week
  6. Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet
  7. Watch 30 documentaries
  8. Go one week without Facebook three times [ 1 / 2 / 3 ]
  9. Go one week without watching tv
  10. Mail out 10 postcards for Postcrossing Project [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 ]

Domestic

  1. Declutter my apartment
  2. Upgrade my twin-sized bed
  3. Try 25 new recipes
    [ 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 ]
  4. Host a dinner party
  5. Stop paying rent (?)
  6. Document all my possessions (for insurance purposes)

Healthy

  1. Find out & eat for my blood-type for one month
  2. Go one week without any (unnatural) sugar
  3. Go vegetarian for a month
  4. Take a fitness class [ read about it here ]
  5. Take a self-defense class
  6. Take a yoga class
  7. Get back to my natural hair colour
  8. List 101 things that make me happy
  9. Get contacts
  10. Run 5k
  11. Run 10k
  12. Go one month without drinking pop
  13. Go one month without fast-food
  14. Tone my upper-body
  15. Don’t complain about anything for a week
  16. Spa day

Intelligence

  1. Complete a continuing studies-type program
  2. Shoot a gun
  3. Take an arts class
  4. Answer “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind
  5. Learn to walk in high-heels
  6. Do 101 Sudoku puzzles
  7. Take a bar-tending or wine-tasting class
  8. Learn to use chop-sticks
  9. Learn to play a song on the guitar

Material

  1. Go one week without buying anything
  2. Pay off $5,000+ of student debts
  3. Get a fulfilling job/make this one more fulfilling
  4. Buy 5 things off Etsy [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 ]
  5. Consult a financial planner & create a savings plan

Philanthropic

  1. Volunteer 101 hours [ list ]
  2. Tutor a student (or similar)
  3. Participate in Operation Beautiful.com
  4. Complete 10 random acts of kindness [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 ]
  5. Leave a generous tip [ 1 / 2 / 3 ]
  6. Plant a tree

Socialize

  1. Build a snowman with someone
  2. Build a sand castle with someone
  3. Mail 10 birthday cards to friends on time [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 ]
  4. Send an anonymous gift to someone
  5. Send 10 thank you cards [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 ]
  6. Give 10 people “just because” presents [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 ]
  7. Join a club/group/board
  8. Kiss in the rain
  9. Take photo-booth pictures with 5 different people [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5  ]
  10. Make 3 new friends [ 1 / 2 / 3 ]
  11. Have a fancy & romantic date-night

[For those of you that may be interested, my first attempt at the 101 Things in 1001 Days project was tracked here between September 15 2008 & June 13 2011.]

7 thoughts on “101 Things in 1001 Days

  1. Fake sick one day and take a road trip up to Port Perry to come visit Ryan and I (we’re totally considered a 5 star hotel). I can help you cross quite a few of those off your list (canoe, new restaurant, build a sandcastle, you can even sleep on my deck under the stars).

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