101 Things in 1001 Days

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

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. 

Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as new year’s resolutions. 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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Begin Date: April 4, 2013
End Date: December 31, 2015
Items Completed: 8/101 
Items Not Completed: 

Blue  indicates a completed item
Green indicate an item that is in progress
Red indicates a non-completed (i.e. failed!) item

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            1. Have a garage sale

2. Get my savings account up to $1,000 (6/30/2013)

3. Learn to bake something new (Oopsie Bread)

4. De-clutter the kitchen

5. De-clutter living room

6. De-clutter our bedroom

7. Sort through clothes and donate what we don't wear

8. No take-out food for 30 days (3/31/2013 through 4/30/2013)

9. Touch up the paint that Riley scratched up in the bathroom

10. Paint the living room

11. Refinish the kitchen cabinets (either repaint or paint a new color)

12. Plant a garden

13. Clean up and redesign the backyard (8/2013)

14. Try 10 new recipes
               * Chicken Lazone  4/8/2013
     * Oven Baked Whole Chicken  4/24/2013
     * Chicken Bacon Chowder 5/5/2013
     * Pepper Rubbed Pork Chops 5/9/2013
     * Balsamic Garlic Pot Roast 5/18/2013

15. Refinish a piece of furniture

16. Take an upholstery class 

17. Buy 3 new pieces of art

18. Try 10 new teas   
               * Teavana's Sweet Fruit Garden  4/12/2013
     * Teavana's Cherry Pomegranate Crush 4/20/2013
     * Good Earth Wild Chaild 1/10/201

19. Buy a car

20. Complete 3 knitting projects and 3 embroidery projects


            21. Write down the lyrics to all the songs Grandma and I used to sing in the car together

22. Have a family portrait taken (6/23/2013)

23. Start a calendar of family/friends birthdays and send cards

24. Take Ash out for a nice dinner at a nice restaurant, just him and I

25. In the winter, find a hotel with a great swimming pool or water park and spend the night there as a family

26. Take Ash camping

27. Get Married (8/24/2013)

28. Go To Montana (7/4 - 7/7/2013)

29. Get “relationship documents” notarized and sealed

30. Make a coffee/happy hour date with three friends and keep it

31. Host game night at our house 5 times
               *Cards Against Humanity 4/7/2013

32. Take a romantic weekend trip with Wendy

33. Go on a honeymoon

34. Go on a family vacation

 35. Rent a cabin for a weekend

36. Go to the drive-in movies

37. Send out wedding thank you  notes within three months of wedding.  10/31/14

            38. Volunteer with three new organizations
               * Feed My Starving Children 1/10/14

39. Write a letter to a business commending them when I have received excellent customer service

40. Finish Wendy’s t-shirt quilt

41. Use one of my “Date Night” sticks a month for a year

42.  Enter something in the State Fair

 43. Make a new friend


            44. See the ocean

45. Go to a wine tasting at a local vineyard

46. Get a passport

47. Go on a solo camping road trip

48. Ride on a motorcycle

49. See a burlesque show

50. Make a quilt

51. Take 3 community education classes
               * Pottery 4/9/2013

            52. Go to the State Fair for my annual “solo day”.  

53. Visit 10 businesses in Minneapolis
               1. Burger Jones  4/5/2013
               2. Busters on 38th 6/2013
               3. The Lowbrow 9/201354. Have a professional “spa day”. 

55. Go on one “day-hike” (4+ hours)

56. Go on one “overnight hike” to a “hike in site” at a State Park

57. Go canoeing

58. Go fishing (9/15/2013)

59. See 2 plays/musicals

60. See 4 concerts/shows
                  *Boyz To Men, NKOTB 7/21/2013
              *Macklemore 9/2013

            61. Complete 5 “Pinterest Crafts”

62. Travel outside the U.S.

63. Ride a roller coaster!

64. Finally read all of the Harry Potter books 

65. Finally watch all of the Harry Potter movies. 

66. Go to Cosmic Bingo at Mystic

67. Go to Las Vegas for Jenni’s birthday and our pre-wedding decompression trip (6/7-6/9/2013)

68. Spend the night in a yurt

69. Wear makeup every day for an entire month! 

70. Visit 5 new museums

71. Go to the Minnesota Arboretum

72. Have a ridiculously expensive meal

73. Go to Canvas and Cocktails

74. Take a cooking class

75. Ride A Train


            76. Quit smoking for GOOD. Only counts after I've made it six months without a single cigarette. (Quit day 10/21/2013)

77. Get a manicure 6/4/2014

78. Build a functional piece of furniture for our house

79. Answer the "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind"

80. Take a one week internet hiatus

81. Develop a personal mission statement

82. Finish my dental work 8/22/2014

83. Cardio 3 nights a week for two months

84. Lift weights 3 nights a week for two months

85. Get a new tattoo (Semicolon, Mother's Day 2013)

86. Update blog twice a week for six months

87. Take a walk every day for a month

88. Take a yoga class (BigASS Yoga!, July 2013) 

89. Read 28 books in 2013

90. Go to Church every Sunday for a month

91. Keep a gratitude journal every night for one month

92. Pray every morning for one month

93. Meditate daily for one month 

94. Get a massage

95. By myself flowers once a week for three months

96. Try 5 new vegetables
               *Brussels Sprouts
               *Spaghetti Squash

97. Re-read The Four Agreements 

98. Do 37 Acts of Kindness on my 37th Birthday

99. Take a Zumba class

100. Complete the 200 Sit-Ups challenge

101 in 1001 Related

            101. Put $5 in savings every time I complete one item

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I've been trying to make a post like this for awhile, but I needed some inspiration and you ideas are REALLY good!


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