101 Things in 1001 days

UPDATE: I have a new 101 Things to do in 1001 days list… keeping the tradition alive. {And still trying to finish a lot of things left from my original 101 list.} :)

A while back I heard about this of “101 things to do in 1001 days” list. I was intrigued because the “lifelist” (aka bucket list) wasn’t going so well for me. I didn’t have a deadline, I didn’t really see myself finishing some of the things. Really what it came down to was that my priorities changed.

And with the priorities changing, so did the list. Now for the adventures to begin…

101 Things to do in 1001 Days

Start date: June 3, 2010
End date: March 1, 2013

Things involving money…

  • Write a book (#NaNoWriMo – 50,000 words in 30 days. Whew! – 11.30.2011)
  • Buy something from Etsy (Studio Jewel Necklace ~ 5.4.2011)
  • Sell something on eBay or Craigslist
  • Buy a sofa
  • Pay off my debt
  • Buy a digital SLR camera
  • Get an iPhone, iPad or iTouch (iPad – 8.24.2010)
  • Purchase something from Ikea and assemble it myself (6.12.2010)
  • Set up an emergency fund with (at least) $1000 in it. (02.10.2012)
  • Save up for Christmas gifts before December

Things involving food/drink…

  • No fast food for a month
  • Try a new recipe
  • Take formal cooking lessons
  • Have dinner by candlelight
  • Learn to decorate cakes
  • Go one month without soda
  • Achieve my personal weight goal
  • Cooking only at home for a month
  • Tour a local winery (09.11.2011)
  • Use my fondue set (6.25.2010 – SIL’s Bachelorette Party)
  • Be a vegetarian for a week
  • Go to a food festival
  • Give up chocolate for a week
  • Track everything I eat/drink for 30 days straight.

Things involving others…

  • Kiss in the rain
  • Join a book club
  • Pay for the meal of someone behind me @ drive thru
  • Go on a picnic
  • Host a dinner party
  • Ask a random guy on a date
  • Send anonymous flowers to someone
  • Put together a “girls night in” for my friends (my B-day party – 09.30.2011)
  • Have a board game night with my family
  • Give a 100% tip

Things involving adventure…

  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Climb a mountain
  • Sail in a boat
  • Take a dance class
  • Ride a roller coaster
  • Create or go on a scavenger hunt
  • Go to the batting cages
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Watch a meteor shower
  • Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
  • Fly a kite
  • Go Rock Climbing
  • Ride a horse (more than “trail walk”)

Things involving travel…

  • See the Pacific Ocean (8.22.2010)
  • See the Eiffel Tower
  • See the windmills and canals in The Netherlands
  • Eat chocolate in Belgium
  • Drink a beer in Germany
  • Take a road trip to at least 6 states (Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky/Tennessee/Arkansas/Missouri/Illinois – 07.15-18.2011)
  • Look over Chicago from the top of the Willis {Sears} Tower (08.21.2011)
  • Swim with dolphins
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Go whale watching
  • Purchase an airline ticket spontaneously (For BlogHer 2012; the price was right even though the event is 8 months away – 12.31.2011)
  • Visit Alaska
  • Go to Ellis Island
  • See NYC from the top of the Empire State Building

Things involving learning…

  • Become bilingual (Spanish)
  • Learn to play the guitar
  • Read the entire Bible
  • Read the complete works of Jane Austen
  • Identify 101 things that make me happy
  • Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over (6.11.2010)
  • Write down every dream I have for a week
  • Complete a 365 day photo challenge
  • Finish a 1000+ piece jigsaw puzzle (11.17.2010)
  • Complete the “50 questions that will free your mind”
  • Research my family heritage back 4 generations
  • Enter a writing contest
  • Start/finish a book in a day (6.27.2010 – Nicholas Sparks “The Rescue”)
  • Learn some basic sign language
  • Make a piece of jewelry
  • Learn to knit (2011 – although I still have an unfinished scarf)

Things that are random…

  • Hug a tree
  • Complete a coloring book
  • See 10 classic movies I’ve never seen (4/10)
  • Get my picture taken with Santa (12.23.2010)
  • Donate blood
  • Find out my blood type
  • Donate hair to “Pink Heart Funds” (it’s growing) Just cut & colored it. Not possible. :(
  • Register on the National Bone Marrow Registry
  • Workout everyday for 30 days straight
  • Do Jillian Michael’s “30 day Shred”
  • Run a 25k
  • Floss every night for a month
  • Go to a psychic. (06.29.2011)
  • Do the “200 squat challenge”
  • Be a member of the audience for a TV show
  • Send/receive 10 postcards via postcrossing.com (as of 11.17.2010 – sent 24/rec’d 21)
  • Send a secret to Post Secret
  • Watch LOST on DVD
  • Create a dream board of things that I desire for my life. (11.24.2010)
  • Start a collection of something, and stick to it. (Postcards; 10.31.2010)
  • Adopt a fish (11.27.2010)
  • Fill up frames I own with photos of people I care about
  • Hang my artwork
  • Wear no makeup for a day and go out in public w/o it (7.5.2010 – checked in 13 places on foursquare.com)

*guide to completion…

  • Blue = Item completed
  • Red = Item in progress