101 In 1001

I originally stumbled upon this project on Breakfast at Lilly’s and to say I was intrigued would be an understatement.

I looked a little further to find that it led to something big – huge even.

I found a community whose sole purpose is to help drive ambitious people to go further, be better, and to do more.  The Day Zero Project is an online community for individuals who love creating lists, setting challenges and goals, but more importantly – who love to get things done.  I’ve had a bucket list for years (haven’t we all?), but it wasn’t until I started setting yearly goals for myself did I actually begin to experience any of it.  Before that, it was simple an ongoing list of things I wanted to do at some point in my life – but when I began to give them a deadline – I also began to give them life.

Put simply, the “101 in 1001” is a challenge or project that requires you to make a list of 101 things you want to do, try, and/or experience within a 1001 day time frame.

If it seems like too big of a project to tackle right now, there are tons of more moderate options to choose from: 52 things in 52 weeks, 30 things by 30, the ultimate holiday bucket list, etc.  If you’re a fellow goal digger/go-getter, you just have to check out the Day Zero Project.

The newest list . . .Volume 2.0

Beginning August 26, 2020 – Ending May 24, 2023

  1. finish my degree
  2. make pizza dough from scratch
  3. make homemade bread
  4. become solely self employed
  5. become completely debt free
  6. write a letter to be opened on day 1001
  7. save $10 for each thing accomplished
  8. read 143 books
  9. try 15 new restaurants
  10. write the next 101 in 1001
  11. visit Montreal
  12. visit Florida
  13. visit Banff
  14. buy or build a house
  15. move to Mississauga
  16. write a book
  17. get my book published
  18. have a baby
  19. bbq a homemade pizza
  20. go whale-watching
  21. complete the Tely 10
  22. complete our will
  23. make pasta sauce from scratch
  24. see a live NHL game with Vic
  25. complete a #photo365 project
  26. write a letter to my future self
  27. try Mexican food
  28. lose 35lbs
  29. get a tattoo
  30. see the sun rise and set in the same day
  31. create a recipe book
  32. complete #100happydays
  33. tie a note in a balloon and let it go
  34. fly a kite
  35. get a passport
  36. keep an awesome list for a month
  37. learn to knit
  38. stop using plastic bags
  39. dye my hair blonde
  40. spend an entire day at the beach
  41. play mini golf
  42. learn to eat with chopsticks
  43. publish an eBook
  44. find out my blood type
  45. make homemade ice cream
  46. go sledding
  47. finish 52 weeks of BBG
  48. buy snowshoes (and actually use them)
  49. get a canoe or paddle-board
  50. journal every day – no matter what happens or doesn’t
  51. start a podcast
  52. build and email list
  53. dance in the rain
  54. travel first class for a trip
  55. unplug for a day
  56. enjoy a full day at the spa
  57. attend 3 concerts
  58. give up drinking soda for a year
  59.  celebrate 3rd anniversary
  60. celebrate 4th anniversary
  61. celebrate 7 years cancer free
  62. celebrate 8 years cancer free
  63. celebrate 9 years cancer free
  64. blog our story and wedding day
  65. go on a road trip – at least two days long
  66. purchase new bedroom furniture
  67. go on a no-holds-barred shopping trip
  68. design my own planner
  69. take a graphic design course
  70. learn to sketch clothing
  71. mail 10 just-because cards
  72. run a 5km run/race
  73. get my masters degree
  74. write the story of me
  75. vacation for one month
  76. learn to drive a stick shift
  77. try frozen hot chocolate
  78. attend a writing conference
  79. make homemade jam
  80. publish a blog post everyday for a year
  81. try a new recipe once a week for a year
  82. write and illustrate a children’s book
  83. sponsor a family for Christmas
  84. post at least once a day on instagram
  85. open a savings account
  86. plan our vow renewal
  87. attend Toronto’s Christmas Market
  88. pay off our car
  89. create an office space for myself
  90. finish my 52 List book
  91. create a weekly newsletter for my email list
  92. create a daily gratitude list for 2021
  93. create a media kit
  94. grow Etsy shop to 500 listings
  95. reach 10k followers on Instagram
  96. get approved for Like To Know It
  97. become an affiliate for Amazon
  98. reach 500 followers on Pinterest
  99. participate in hosting a giveaway
  100. repaint living room, bathroom and kitchen
  101. de-clutter entire apartment

Here is my list . . . Volume 1.0

Beginning April 16, 2017 – Ending January 12, 2020

  1. make cinnamon rolls from scratch
  2. strength train 6x a week for 6 months
  3. go on a whale watching tour
  4. get married
  5. go camping
  6. bbq a homemade pizza
  7. have a baby
  8. try making homemade baby food
  9. create a will
  10. purchase new camera
  11. purchase an 35mm lens
  12. pack 100 boxes for Operation Christmas Child (0/100)
  13. read 71 books – 2/mth (73/71)
  14. make pasta sauce from scratch
  15. finish my degree
  16. see an nhl game with Vic
  17. visit Florida
  18. make waffles from scratch
  19. complete a #photo365 project
  20. write a letter to my future self
  21. get a pedicure
  22. make homemade ice cream
  23. try 15 new restaurants (15/15)
  24. try Mexican food
  25. try a take out burger
  26. visit Toronto
  27. go ziplining
  28. visit Niagara Falls
  29. write a book
  30. lose 55lbs (23/55)
  31. own a dog
  32. attend an outdoor concert
  33. go to a farmer’s market
  34. get a tattoo
  35. watch the sun rise and set in the same day
  36. create a retirement fund
  37. have a spa day
  38. see a new orthodontist
  39. spend an entire weekend without social media
  40. cut out soda for an entire month
  41. revitalize 5 old pieces of furniture (0/5)
  42. paint living room
  43. paint kitchen
  44. build or buy a house
  45. throw a housewarming party
  46. see the nutcracker
  47. attend Christmas Eve mass
  48. visit an art museum
  49. create a recipe book
  50. clean out and organize my email inboxes
  51. try at least 10 new foods (10/10)
  52. complete #100happydays
  53. watch 26 movies I’ve never seen, starting with each letter of the alphabet (0/26)
  54. tie a note to a balloon and let it go
  55. visit Montreal
  56. fly a kite
  57. visit a zoo
  58. celebrate 4 years cancer free
  59. get a passport
  60. order new checks
  61. keep an awesome list for one month
  62. floss daily for 21 days
  63. see an optometrist
  64. visit the dentist
  65. learn to knit
  66. celebrate 5 years cancer free
  67. place all printed photos in albums
  68. fill all our empty picture frames
  69. stop using plastic bags
  70. filter through my book collection
  71. organize our closest
  72. go on a European cruise
  73. go skinny dipping
  74. go horseback riding
  75. run the Tely 10
  76. celebrate 6 years cancer free
  77. dye my hair blonde
  78. spend an entire day at the beach
  79. write a letter to myself to be opened on day 1001
  80. publish 3 how-to posts (0/3)
  81. rent a cabin for a weekend
  82. play mini golf
  83. go to an amusement park
  84. inspire someone to write a list of their own
  85. start my own business
  86. invest in marketing material
  87. invest in a classic handbag
  88. read all of the Harry Potter books (0/8)
  89. see all of the Harry Potter movies (0/8)
  90. learn to eat with chopsticks
  91. subscribe to 3 magazines (3/3:  The Food Network;Cosmo; Women’s Health)
  92. attend a blogging conference
  93. update address book
  94. publish an ebook
  95. read all of Jane Austen’s books (0/6)
  96. book new head shots for my blog and book
  97. play radio bingo
  98. find out my blood type
  99. hit 50,000 views on the blog
  100. put $10 into savings for every goal accomplished
  101. compile the next “101 in 1001” list

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin