101 IN 1001

I have been inspired by so many other posts like this, and you all know I love making lists, so I thought 2015 would be the perfect time to begin by own 101 in 1001 list!

Begin: January 1, 2015
End:  September 28, 2017

Completed: (73/101)

School/ Reading/ Learning new skills (10/13)
1. Graduate HS
2. Pick my college
3. Buy a new laptop
4. Read 5 classic books (1984, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Huckleberry Finn, As I Lay Dying, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close )
5. Read 20 new books total (115/20 - 1984, The Beginning of Everything, PLL #16, Let It Snow, The Book Thief, Divergent, The Orphan Train, Cinder, The Girl on the Train, All the Bright Places, What Alice Forgot, I Was Here, The One & Only, First Love, Insurgent, The Tipping Point, Vanishing Girls, The Devil In The White City, Defending Jacob, Allegiant, Crossing the Line, Luckiest Girl Alive, Just One Year, Just One Day, Just One Night, Saint Anything, A Hundred Summers, Fangirl, Let's Get Lost, What I Thought Was True, All The Light We Cannot See, Save Yourself, Library of Souls, Brain on Fire, Everything Leads To You, The Art Of Lainey, Hattie Ever After, The Here and Now, Allegra, 6 Months Later, The Luxe, Talking Pictures, Along The Infinite Sea, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, What She Knew, The Nightingale, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Go Set A Watchman, P.S. I Still Love You, My Life After Now, The Summer I Turned Pretty, The Language of Flowers, The Opposite of Loneliness, The Devil You Know, Pieces of My Mother: A Memoir, Big Little Lies, The After Party, The Boys in the Boat, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Hold Still, Vivian Apple at the End of the World, The Good Girl, Cartwheel, Better Off Friends, Who I Kissed, Visitation Street: A Novel, Hattie Big Sky, A Walk to Remember, We Were Liars, Damage Done, How I Lost You, Extraordinary Means, Guyaholic, These Girls: A Novel, All We Have Is Now, Rethink Missions, Skipping a Beat: A Novel, What Happened To Goodbye, Things You Won't Say, A Bend in the Road, A Summer Affair, Dreamland, Present Over Perfect, Along For The Ride, Utopia, Candide, The Choice, Huckleberry Finn, My Antonia, The Hypnotist's Love Story, This Lullaby, As I Lay Dying, The Woman In Cabin 10, The Last Anniversary, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Perfect Neighbors, The Girl You Left Behind, Modern Lovers, 4:50 from Paddington, The Circle, Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living With Joy, Three Wishes, The Boy Most Likely To, Wonder, Replacement Child, Pretty Girls, The Magnolia Story, The Widow, Behind Closed Doors, Emmy & Oliver, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Where They Found her, The Last Little Blue Envelope, The Running Dream)
6. Read 5 biographies/ nonfiction (3/5- Brain on Fire, Pieces of My Mother, The Boys In The Boat, The Replacement Child, My Year of Living With Joy)
7. Read at least 30 minutes every day for 2 weeks(2/13/15-2/26/15)
8. Take a random online class (in progress)
9. Learn basic sign language (Januaury 2017)
10. Learn calligraphy
11. Learn to write better with my right hand (I'm left handed!) 
12. Learn a new skill (I learned how to use a darkroom for a photography class- 1/13/16)
13. Learn to play a song on an instrument

For Others (3/5)
14. Leave a 100% tip (June 25, 2015)
15. Pay for someone in line behind me
16. Buy a strangers meal
17. Give 5 "just because" gifts (brownies to K, 5 scrapbooks for friends)
18. Volunteer somewhere (1/22/16)

DIY (4/5)
19. Create a gallery wall
20. Buy something from a thrift store and DIY it (in progress!)
21. Make a senior year scrapbook (I did not make one for myself, but I made 5 different ones for
      friends so that counts!
22. Paint something (a painting, something random, etc)
23. Complete and blog about 3 Pinterest Projects (Twig DIY Decor, DIY Blanket Scarf, DIY Globe )

Travel (13/15)
24. Visit 3 new states (DC- yes not really a state but it counts to me, Minnesota, Iowa, Virginia)
25. Go to 3 concerts (4/04/15, 8/10/15, 10/07/15, 10/12/15)
26. Go to an amusement park
27. Try something at 5 cafes (5/5)
28. Go to a baseball game (June 18, 2015)
29. Try a Laudree macaron
30. Go to the Mall of America
31. See a famous landmark I haven't seen I saw so many in DC!
32. Go to a beach
33. Go on a missions trip
34. Go to a festival (Local fair with friends on 7/31/15)
35. Visit a new city (San Juan-March 2015)
36. Day trip to Chicago with friends
37. Go on a boat (big or small!) 
38. Visit 2 HS friends at college (2/2)

Health/Fitness (5/7)
39. Go 2 weeks without sweets/candy (In Jamaica I barely had any, and that is the closest I am going to get!)
40. Do a 5K
41. Go to bed by 10pm every day for 2 weeks straight (January 2017)
42. Hold a plank for 2 minutes
43. another 30 Day Challenge  
44. Be able to do and hold a handstand (June 2015)
44. Go hiking somewhere (Hiked up a waterfall in Jamaica!)

Spiritual/ Personal (7/9)
45. Read the entire Bible (50/66)
46. Find a church I like at college
47. Complete the Romans Challenge (Read Romans 1-8 for 50 days)
48. Write in a journal every day for 1 month (July 2015)
49. Write a letter to be opened at the end of the 1001 days
50. Make my bed for a week straight (June 2015) 
51. Unplug for 24 hours (1/29/16)
52. Change my hair   (2/19/15- I cut about half of it off!) 
53. Take a bath (I can't remember the last time I did... I always just shower) (July 2015)

Blog (7/10)
54. Meet a blogger friend
55. Blog every day for a month (July 2015) 
56. Buy a nice camera
57. Learn to use nice camera
58. Get to 10,000 Pinterest followers
59. Get to 5,000 Instagram followers
60. Reach (and maintain!) Inbox Zero
61. Double my daily page views (June 2015!) 
62. Host another blog link-up (What I Wish My Non-Blogging Friends Knew)
63. Do another video (Thrift Store Challenge: Dresses)

Entertainment (10/15)
64. Host a brunch for friends
65. Go on a picnic
66. Send 10 cards/ letters to HS friends while in college (10/10)
67. Surprise someone
68. Go to a drive-in movie
69. Host another board game night (July 14, 2015)
70. Have a Pinterest/crafting party
71. Have a cookie exchange party
72. Go iceskating  (1/09/14)
73. Go sledding
74. Do a leaf pile photo shoot (11.22.2016)
75. See a play or musical
76. Take pictures in a photo booth (4/07/15)
77. Have a snowball fight 
78. Go to a corn maze (10.17.15)

Miscellaneous (16/23)
79. Get a real job (July 2015)
80. Set off a floating lantern( 9.5.15)
81. Watch a sunrise (November 2016)
82. Get my nails done (I always just do them myself!)
83. Go one month without shopping (10.07.15-11.07.15) 
84. Try 5 new foods ( 5/5- shark, calamari, quesito, fronut, naan)
85. Meet someone who inspires me
86. Vote in an election
87. See a shooting star (8/12/15)
88. Buy a monogrammed baseball hat
89. Buy a Diptyque candle 
90. Buy fresh flowers for myself just because
91. Invest in a high end piece (makeup or fashion)
92. Collect 2 coffee table books
93. Find a go to lip color
94. Find my signature scent
95. Organize my bathroom cabinet
96. Use up most of my BBW products (too many lotions and sprays over here...) 
97.Get rid of 10 things without replacing them 
98.Get rid of old magazines
99. Come up with 101 things ( this was very challenging!)
100. Finish this list
101.  Make a new list for the next 1001 days! (in progress)

Coming up with 101 things didn't seem to hard, but when I got about 30 in I realized it would take a while. I looked through countless lists and asked friends for their ideas, and finally made it up to 101! I tried to make sure I could accomplish most of them, because that is the ultimate goal, but towards the end I started adding in a few bigger ones, and some really small things I am pretty sure I will do. So that is why there is such a wide variety of items! But that also makes it more fun to complete!

Have you made a 101 in 1001 list? Leave a link below or tell me what's on it!


  1. This is so cool! I'd love to do something similar :)

  2. Love the 'For others section'- they're so thoughtful! I can't believe you thought of so many- I'd struggle with 10 as good as these to dos. Good luck with it all xx

  3. Very cool! A little intimidated to do one, myself!
    xoxx, Monica
    F&ML: Fashion And My Life