101 things in 1001 days

I've always loved making lists. It gives me a sense of knowing what I'm doing and of being organized, a certain control over where my life is going (even if it's just the steps for my Saturday morning cleaning blitz). On the other hand, I've always strongly disliked New Year's resolutions. They always seemed like the perfect set up for failure. 

That being said, when I first stumbled upon the concept of making a list of 101 things to do in 1001, I absolutely loved the idea. It was a list. It could cover deep life changing stuff, but also fun stuff and completely random, simple, everyday life stuff. 1001 days amounts to just a little over two years and half, which to me, seems like a much more realistic time frame for doing things. And it can be started at any point in time and doesn't bear the weight of the traditional New Year list. I just knew I'd have to come up with my own. So about a year and half after reading my first 101 in 1001 list (I'm sorry that I don't remember on whose blog I first read about this!), here's my own! 

My 101 things in 1001 days list


Start date: November 25, 2017                                                                                                                                           End date: August 22, 2020


Health & Wellness

1. Implement & keep a workout routine (2-3 times/week) for one month

2. Keep seasonal depression in check (without having to use medication)

3. Loose 40lbs

4. Start Plexus

5. Maintain a daily meditation habit for six months in row

6. Take a yoga class

7. Go to the spa

8. Maintain a morning routine (5 days/week) for two months - bonus if they're consecutive

9. Have an unplugged day / digital detox day per month for six months in a row

10. Create my own birthday happy tradition to help me enjoy it more

11. Drink water everyday for a month

12. For a month (5 days/week) get up a little earlier and go for a walk

13. Create a nighttime routine and follow it for a month (5 days/week)

14. Develop a healthy reward system for myself

15. Get a manicure

16. Do 20 squats 5 days/week for 4 consecutive months



17. Visit Scotland & Ireland

18. Travel with my sister

19. Go on a cruise

20. Visit a new-to-me place at least once every six months 

21. Roadtrip to Florida, stopping to see friends along the way

22. Go camping

23. Visit New Orleans

24. Go hiking in the Adirondacks

25. See the northern lights

26. Write a list of the 101 places I want to visit the most

27. Go to Disney

28 Fly first class

29. Travel with Mom & Dad


Work & Blog

30. Have my blog somewhat established & making some income

31. Manage & accompany one group per year

32. Build my Instagram following to 500 followers

33. Collaborate with a brand I love

34. Post to the blog a minimum of once a week for 6 consecutive months

35. Be a guest writer on someone else’s blog

36. Comment on at least 5 different blogs during the week for one month

37. Blog about each completed item on this list

38. Gain 100 followers on my blog

39. Create an editorial calendar

40. Create a printable or e-tutorial for the blog

41. Come up with a signature series for the blog

42. Achieve Platinum level at my job

43. Set-up a functional and working home office



44. Improve my photography

45. Set-up an online photography shop

46. Sell at least one

47. Create my own Christmas cards

48. Improve my calligraphy skills

49. Go to a photography exhibit

50. Create a gallery wall at home

51. Make a photo series that includes 20+ photographes

52. Make a Black & White photo series

53. Make a timelapse video

54. Take a self-portrait for  the next 1001 days

55. Participate in some sort of Instagram challenge (one-photo a day type thing)

56. Take one of Alexandre Champagne’s cell phone photography class



57. Be half-way through with repaying my student loan

58. Have my taxes squared away

59. Create a realistic budget that I can actually follow for more than three months

60. Do a no-spend month

61. Put aside $25 for every accomplished item on this list

62. Keep track of monthly expenses, personal and work related

63. Have $5 000 in my emergency saving account


Giving back

64. Invest in the Operation Christmas Child non-profit

65. Sponsor a child with World Vision 

66. Go on a delivery trip with Operation Christmas Child to hand out the gift-filled shoe boxes


Friends & Family

67. Plan & execute Mom’s 60th birthday party (preferably before her 61st birthday)

68. Send good morning notes for a month to friend(s) who might need encouraging

69. Give or send ten care packages/gifts to people, just because

70. Send an encouraging note/card to someone once a month

71. Travel to surprise someone on a birthday or special occasion

72. Have flower delivered to five people

73. Host a tea party


Personal & Random Odd Stuff

74. Learn Spanish

75. Write a novel (at least a working draft)

76. Knit myself a sweater (a nice one)

77. Read one book per month

78. Try bullet journaling

79. Make a shift in my wardrobe toward a more classic, sustainable and better quality clothing

80. Start playing piano weekly again 

81. See Ed Sheeran in concert

82. Find a podcast I like

83. Learn to identify five constellation

84. Go to a live hockey game

85. Learn how to do a proper smokey eye

86. Identify 101 things that make me happy

87. Attend Prayer Conference at EIG

88. Watch a sunrise on the ocean

89. Watch a sunset on the ocean

90. Watch every Audrey Hepburn movies

91. Go to the Miracle Deluxe (the pop-up Christmas bar) in Montreal

92. Buy a Michael Kors wallet/handpurse

93. Choose a word/verse/quote of the year 

94. Make a list of my ten favorite quotes

95. Visit the Finnegan’s Market in Hudson

96. Buy five album of music I actually like (iTune album counts)

97. TBA

98. TBA

99. TBA

100. TBA

101. Make a new list of 101 things to do in 1001 days!