101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge

Have you heard of the 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge featured on the Day Zero Project? I came across it recently on several websites and knew immediately that I wanted to do it. 


101 Things to Do in 1001 Days by Being A Wordsmith

What I will be doing: 

Completing 101 specific, measurable, preset tasks that I deemed for myself for a period of 1001 days.

Why 1001 days is the time frame:

The key to accomplishing goals is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 days (approximately 2.75 years) is a better period of time than one year. It allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as international trips, continuing education, and milestone life events.

When I will be doing it:

July 25, 2016 to April 22, 2019


I will continuously update this page so you can see my progress. And I will write individual posts. Hopefully, I will motivate you to do the challenge too. If so, let me know because that is #79 on my list!


My 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days

Updated 3-26-18

  1. Learn and practice the basics of Pilates  
  2. Attend an official Food and Wine Festival  
  3. Hang out with just my Daddy for a day  
  4. Gain 1,000 blog subscribers  
  5. Learn to locate all of the countries on a world map  
  6. Go on another field trip with my son’s class 
  7. Finish Christmas shopping by November 30th at least once  
  8. Learn how to bake  
  9. Land a book deal with a large publisher  
  10. Complete two 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles with my son  
    One of the puzzles we have finished together


  11. Update my son’s scrapbooks 
  12. Put $5 into savings account for every goal completed  
  13. Write a list of 101 things that I accomplished prior to this list  
  14. Visit New York City NEW YORK 
  15. Publish Book #2  
  16. Publish Book #3  
  17. Lose 40 lbs-lost 10 so far  
  18. Gain 10K Twitter followers  
  19. Host a fabulous 10th birthday celebration for my son-DONE!  
  20. Learn how to french braid my hair  
  21. Create up-to-date photo print albums  
  22. Start my own business  
  23. Tread deep water for 1 minute  
  24. Go on another girls trip  
  25. Make a television promotional appearance  
  26. Make a radio promotional appearance  
  27. Visit Los Angeles  
  28. Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days are over  
  29. Begin work on a short story  
  30. Attend a writer’s conference  
  31. Gain 10K Instagram followers  
  32. Make the NY Times Best Sellers list  
  33. Watch a movie from every year I’ve been alive  
  34. Take an online class  
  35. See 32 movies in the theater-I have seen 3
  36. Read 64 books-1 so far  
  37. Take a trip with my sister  
  38. Do something unique on my 45th birthday-DONE! I did an Instagram LIVE video for the first time
  39. Visit friends in Atlanta  
  40. Gain 2K YouTube subscribers  
  41. Paint another canvas  
  42. Make 6 dishes that I have never made before-Seafood Paella is the only one so far  
  43. Go on a wine tour in California  
  44. Upgrade my blog site platform-DONE! I upgraded to Customizr Pro for WordPress on 9/8/16 
  45. Take a professional family photo  
  46. Volunteer at a soup kitchen  
  47. Participate in three 5K Walk/Runs  
  48. Visit Paris FRANCE 
  49. Attend a Broadway show in New York  
  50. Drink 500 gallons of water  
  51. Embrace a new hobby  
  52. Leave a large tip for great service  
  53. Take a wine tasting class  
  54. Learn CPR  
  55. Improve my credit score  
  56. Have my portrait painted  
  57. Visit Washington D.C.  
  58. Become a member of Toastmasters International  
  59. Say yes to 5 things that I would typically say no to  
  60. Perform 32 random acts of kindness  
  61. Complete a 365 day photo challenge-started #CY365 on January 1, 2018  
  62. Find a personally inspirational quote and work it into a piece of art or home decor  
  63. Go vegetarian for a month  
  64. Learn to locate all 50 US states on a map-I got 31 correct on my first attempt  
  65. Teach my son how to do laundry-Done!  
  66. Do volunteer work as a family  
  67. Speak in front of a crowd of over 100  
  68. Take a photography class  
  69. Complete 3 DIY hardware projects  
  70. Cook 5 meals from 5 different countries  
  71. Attend a costume party  
  72. Attend a local art show  
  73. Join a book club  
  74. Attend a blogging conference  
  75. Visit 5 historical sites  
  76. Go on a picnic  
  77. Host a dinner party  
  78. Grow something from a seed  
  79. Inspire someone to make a 101/1001 list  
  80. Learn 50 new things by clicking the random articles button on Wikipedia  
  81. Create another 101/1001 list to do in the near future  
  82. Donate money to charity  
  83. Watch 64 movies with my son-5 so far  
  84. Buy a DSLR camera  
  85. Find a church home for my family  
  86. Go to a live sporting event  
  87. Join 2 local civic organizations  
  88. Tie a note to a balloon and let it go  
  89. Try 50 different types of beer  
  90. Hit 1,000 page views in a day on my blog  
  91. Serve as a mentor for at least 2 girls  
  92. Enter 320 online giveaways-23 so far  
  93. Be featured in a magazine  
  94. Cook with 6 spices that I have never used before  
  95. Create a new vision board  
  96. Start a wine collection  
  97. Buy a Michael Kors handbag  
  98. Upgrade my laptop  
  99. Make a list of 5 successful people and learn their habits  
  100.  Organize the documents on both of my computers
  101.  Do a major purge for all of my e-mails  


Had you heard of this challenge already?

Does it interest you?

What would you put on your list?


See ya later,




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