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.

Here’s my list:

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 (0/10)
  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