101 in 1001


i recently was reading a blog post about how to move 1000 miles and keep track of your stuff, & while i was probably only moving about a half of a mile, i still decided the moving system talked about in the blog post would be a good thing to do. i was so impressed with this lady’s organization skills, i kept reading her blog.

& that was when i found it. the 101 in 1001. at first i saw it mentioned in another post and i was confused as to what she was talking about but then i found the tab at the top of her blog that introduced me to something i soon was addicted to.

day zero project is the website that came up with the idea of the 101 things in 1001 days list. now you’re all probably like “what is she talking about????” let me explain.

the challenge: complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days (roughly 2.75 years)

the criteria:  tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

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.

my list is still a work in progress, but this is it below. i will update it frequently, so check back for updates if you want to follow my progress. also if you make a list on day zero project you can follow me!

some of the tasks on my list have links, click to see more!

start date: june 11, 2013

end date:  march 8, 2016

items that are in italics and pink are in progress.  items that are bold and blue have been completed!

health, fitness, style:

1. get my hair permed

2. do a couch to 5K running plan

3. get a tattoo

4. no fast food for a month

5. participate in a color run

6. get a henna tattoo on my hand or foot





reading, writing, learning:

11. read 100 books (6/100)

12. make a custom recipe book

13. write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days are over

14. learn sign language

15. research my family tree

16. ask 20 friends to suggest one book, and read them all

17. keep a “my day in six words” journal for 6 months

18. buy a wreck this journal and finish it

19. decide on a major


family / nurture:

21. visit ed and tonia in texas


23. get professional pictures taken with justin

24. plan 12 dates for justin and i (1/12)      date 1








31. don’t complain about anything for a week

32. get a job

33. participate in the #fmsphotoaday challenge for a month (check out the challenge here)

34. complete 7 goals in a week

35. eliminate non-fitting clothing from my wardrobe

36. go a month without buying anything that isn’t a necessity

37. move $5 to savings every time i finish a goal

38. create a budget and stick to it for 4 weeks

39.  update my blog at least once a month

40. finish this challenge!

crafting, sewing, creating:

41. take a photo of the same place every month for a year and then turn it into a calendar for the next year

42. complete a 1000 piece puzzle

43. build an iphone app

44. build something out of wood

45. finish 5 crafts that were never completed (1/5)

46. organize baby pictures in a childhood project life album

47. complete a project life album for justin and i

48. make a skirt for myself

49. make amber’s cross stitch iphone case – july 13, 2013

50. make “open when…” letters for someone

in the kitchen:

51. bake 15 different cupcake flavors

52. host a dinner party

53. make at least 5 recipes that i’ve pinned on pinterest

54. bake something new each month (2/34)

55. learn to make homemade bread






fun / friends:

61. attend the midnight premiere of a movie

62. make 5 new friends in college

63. go parasailing

64.  sleep under the stars with justin

65. watch 26 movies i’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet






travel, entertainment, adventure:

71. go outside of the continental united states


73. go on a cruise with justin

74. ride in a hot air balloon

75. attend a live taping of a tv show

76. go to an amusement park or water park with justin

77. go to a concert

78. see a broadway musical or play

79. go on a train trip

80. visit 10 restaurants i’ve never been to before (1/10)

for others:

81. donate blood 6 times – june 26, 2013

82. influence a person to make a day zero list – dakota, july 2013

83. visit an old teacher

84. send flowers anonymously to a friend in need

85. send someone a care package – josie while she was at camp; june 2013

86. contribute to 5 of the craft hope projects (1/5)

87. index 100 records at family search (102/100) – june 15, 2013

88. say a compliment to every person you see for a day

89. do 10 random acts of kindness in one day

90. send cards/care packages to soldiers

simple pleasures:

91. tie a note to a balloon and let it go

92. go skinny dipping

93. build a blanket fort and sleep in it

94. kiss in the rain


for the love of a party:

96. have a pinterest party

97. throw a “favorite things” party

98. throw a surprise party for someone



100. identify 100 things that make me happy

101. answer the “50 questions that will free your mind”

complete: 4

in progress:  12


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