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101 Things in 1001 Days

Surfing through blogs that I follow, I came across the DayZero 101 Things in 1001 Days that Grace Through Good Beauty has been working her way through. This reminded me I had created a list for myself back in 2012 and, in the way of how things go, got through about half of it and then life changed and I didn’t keep up with it.

Day Zero still has a free portion of their site but they also have a beefier minimally priced upgrade for your list where you can sort and categorize things, include notes and add sublists (for example, if you have a thing on your list that requires more than one step or more than one thing to be finished). I decided I’m going to give this a go since I’ve been really appreciating how focused the Year of Projects list I created has made me and if you know me, you know I love making lists and checking things off.

I’ve created several categories for myself: Books and Reading, Cooking and Recipes, Cross Stitch, Fitness, Home Improvement, Job/Professional Development, Knit and Crochet, Personal Growth, Sewing and Spinning, and Travel and Photography. I tried to pick some smaller “just for fun” things like Watch a Meteor Shower, as well as some bigger/longer-term things like reaching a 365-day streak on Duolingo where I’m trying to learn French. There are a fair number of classes or “learn something” on here, and I probably will have to do mostly online/virtual learning, but I’m okay with that!

My list is below which I’m kicking off today. Do you have a bucket list or 101 list for yourself?

101 Things in 1001 Days

Aug 16, 2021 – May 13, 2024

1Read 5 print books on TBR
2Read 100 books
3Read 200 books
4Read all the books on my Kindle TBR list
5Read 3 new-to-me authors
6Read two complete series off my TBR list
7Review 15 more books for NetGalley
8Make 3 new-to-me plant-based recipes
9Make one new recipe a week for a year
10Eat plant-based for all meals one day a week for a year
11Try a new wine every month
12Have a private wine tasting
13Make a custom recipe book/journal
14Learn how to blend teas
15Take a cooking class
16Stitch 100,000 cross stitches in 2022
17Finish Winter’s Encounter
18Finish Desert Mandala
19Stitch 100,000 cross stitches in 2023
20Run a 5K every month for a year
21Strength training x2 every week for a year
22Ride my bike on a new trail
23Take 2 new yoga classes
24Try a new fitness type
25Get estimate for deck and porch reno
26Make a fall wreath
27Clean out my closet
28Paint the upstairs bedrooms
29Reno and repaint downstairs offices
30Design and plan outdoor space
31Research water garden
32Clean and organize garage
33Revamp resume
34Watch 5 UX/Social Media Seminars
35Learn how to create IG reels
36Take an image editing class
37Learn how to create a logo
38Update LinkedIn profile
39Take a graphic design course
40Learn to crochet granny squares
41Knit 6 sweaters
42Knit 10K yards of stash yarn
43Knit 20K yards of stash yarn
44Knit 50K yards of stash yarn
45Knit Birlinn blanket with sock yarn scraps
46Use up all sock yarn scraps and minis
47Complete Year of Projects 2021-2022
48Complete Year of Projects 2022-2023
49Achieve OWL mistress
50Celebrate the Winter Solstice
51Achieve 365-day streak in French on Duolingo
52Donate to One Wish 6 times
53Set of 2022 planner
54Set up 2023 planner
55Set up 2024 planner
56Listen to one new musical artist a month for a year
57Visit one arts and crafts festival
58Complete two 30-day craft challenges
59Complete two 30-day fitness challenges
60Learn to identify 10 constellations
61Schedule financial advisor appointment
62Watch a movie I haven’t seen before for each letter in the alphabet
63Have dinner by candelight
64Choose 101 Things Journal
65Journal about all 101 Things
66Plan next 101 Things in 1001 Days List
67Take a photography class
68Take an art class
69Watch a meteor shower
70Watch the full moon rise
71Celebrate the Summer Solstice
72Write a will
73Buy myself flowers for no special reason
74Take V&A Class
75Achieve 20% on the Duolingo French quiz
76Learn how to blend perfume oils
77Go to a concert
78Plant a tree
79Create weekly menu/fitness plans for a year
80Support three small businesses
81Shop at a new small business for the holidays
82Post to IG every day for a year
83Send 5 “just because” gifts/cards to friends
84Donate to a friend’s charity request
85Spin one bin of roving from stash
86Finish 12 months of wool applique kits
87Sew one shirt
88Purchase or make new cloth napkins
89Learn how to do fabric marbling
90Create 5 clothing pieces for capsule/me-made wardrobe
91Do the 365 photography project
92Visit the ocean
93Identify 6 new birds
94Identify 6 new plants/trees
95Visit LA community garden
96Make a list of 20 places I want to visit in my lifetime
97Visit Joshua Tree
98Visit new-to-me place in Napa Valley area
99Go on a road trip with a new-to-me destination
100Visit 2 national parks
101Visit 3 new-to-me spots in New Mexico

13 thoughts on “101 Things in 1001 Days

  1. I’m both a little overwhelmed by the length of such list, and inspired by many of the things on it. I can see how making such a list (that covers quite a length of time) would keep the things you want to accomplish from being completely forgotten – which is much more my style. ;^) Kudos to you!

      1. LOL – it sounds more cryptic than it is. I’m a member of the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup over on Ravelry. (https://www.ravelry.com/groups/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup) They have a list of OWL-worthy studies where you can work on one each term to earn points for your team. They are themed towards classes, so for example, Herbology projects would need to have something like vines (cables) or a stitch motif (lace leaves) that would represent something plant-like. I did a set of 3 pairs of socks for Arithmancy, and for Defense Against the Dark Arts I did a 2-color brioche sweater. I’ve got a ways to go for OWL mistress but this term and next I’ve been working on a DRAGON (for which I’m doing two large, epic technical projects). It’s a fun and geeky reason to knit a lot.

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