101 in 1001

July 13, 2009 in 101 in 1001,lists

101 in 1001 days.

The mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

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

Not Yet Completed
In Progress

Start date: Monday, July 13th, 2009
End date: April 19th, 2012

My 101 in 1001 list:

1. Visit Niagara Falls.
2. Go on a wine tour at a vineyard.
3. Go whitewater rafting.
4. Visit a foreign country.
5. Get a passport.
6. Visit the beach.
7. Go on a cruise.
8. Travel to Las Vegas (and take a lot of pictures).
9. Visit New Orleans again.
10. Go camping.
11. Rent a cabin in the woods for a weekend (at least).
12. Visit New York City.
13. Visit Denver.
14. Go to Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont.
15. Go to Cedar Point.
16. Go to a Buffalo bills game.
Go skiing.
18. Rent a house on the beach for a weekend.
19. Visit Toronto.
20. Go sky diving.
21. Go to Dinosaur BBQ with BF.
22. Visit Portland, Oregon.
23. Go to the New York State fair.
24. Go to Boston.
25. Go horseback riding.
26. Go to Walt Disney World.

27. Get married.
28. Buy a house.
29. Buy nothing but food for 30 days.
30. Get a mani/pedi.
31. See Ani Difranco live in concert.
32. Watch the sunset.
33. Volunteer a whole weekend to a charity.
34. Go an entire year without swearing (begins 7/14/09).
35. Attend a music festival.
36. Send at least one hand-written note/card each month.
37. Host a dinner party.
38. Host a board game night.
39. Donate to Locks For Love.
40. Paint a new piece of pottery.
41. Drop a dress size.
42. Go skinny dipping.
43. Waste less by using only canvas bags for shopping during this entire 1001 days.
44. Get at least 2 new tattoos.
45. Register a domain name.
46. Donate blood.
47. Buy (and drink) a $50 bottle of wine.
48. Purchase an apron.
49. Record a song.
50. Swim under a waterfall.
51. Join a sports league.
52. Become an official resident of NY state.
53. Meet a blog friend in real life.
54. Reorganize my photos (both digital and prints).
55. Reorganize my music.
56. Plant a tree.
57. Say ‘yes’ to every social event I’m asked to attend for 4 weeks.
58. Update emergency information (and emergency contacts) post-move.
59. Attend an art festival.
60. Attend an NHL game.
61. Try an exotic food.
62. Go on a picnic.
63. Join a book club.

64. Pay off half of my debts.
65. Buy a new car.
66. Pay off my credit cards.
67. Re-evaluate and re-do my current budget. Then, sixty days after, reevaluate to determine if it works for me.
68. Sell unused electronics on Craigslist or Ebay.
69. Increase my percentage contribution to my 401k.
70. Write a will.
71. Donate $150 to a non-profit.

72. Start an online Etsy business.
73. Find a new job.
74. Take a cooking class.
75. Take a foreign language class.
76. Begin grad school.
77. Get a promotion at work.
78. Take a dance class.
79. Become certified in CPR.
80. Read at least 25 new books.
81. Learn (um, re-learn) French.
82. Learn to sew.
83. Begin yoga teacher training.
84. Get a second job that I like (this is both work and financial).

85. Go on a 30 day detox.
86. Run a 10k.
87. Get a massage.
88. Go on a weekend yoga retreat.
89. Perfect my forearm stand (yoga pose).
90. Go on a 30-day caffeine detox.
91. Eat nothing but raw foods for 30 days.

92. Workout 5 times a week for 6 weeks straight.
93. Get my eyebrows waxed at least 3 times.
94. Drink nothing but water for 30 days.
95. Take vitamins every day for 30 days.
96. Visit the dentist two times a year.
97. Take a spinning class.
98. Go kayaking.
99. Learn to rock climb.
100. Go without alcohol for 30 days.

101. Run a 1/2 marathon – and finish!

I promise to update this and post everytime I finish one of these!

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Mrs OMG Pregnant July 13, 2009 at 9:55 pm

I am impressed. Bloody impressed! Once I have finished the BBL (see: http://omgip.blogspot.com/2009/05/baby-bucket-list.html ) I am going to do one of these!


. July 13, 2009 at 9:58 pm

This sounds like an awesome list! Way to set goals. I hope you accomplish all of them soon.



The Preppy Polka Dot July 13, 2009 at 10:00 pm

That's amazing. I don't think I could think of that many things to do…you're good. Can't wait to see you check them off!!! :):)


Mrs EyeCanSee July 13, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Holy cow! What a great list! Good luck in the next 1001 days!

PS Make sure you do #5 BEFORE #4 ๐Ÿ™‚


~M~ July 13, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Ha ha I like how no cussing starts tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚


TheAnalyst July 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Wow, that sure is a list you go there! Good luck!


Analiese July 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Rachel, this is awesome! Do you have any ideas for the tattoos? You've inspired me to create my own list, by the way! I'll let you know when I post it.


Mich July 13, 2009 at 10:50 pm

great list!! good luck with all of them!


d.a.r. July 13, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Wow, this list is awesome!!! Good luck and I can't wait to hear how it all goes!


Erica Leigh July 14, 2009 at 12:36 am

that is some list! good luck, i think it's really cool that you're challenging yourself to do all of these things.

“29. Buy nothing but food for 30 days.” (this would be the absolute hardest for me!)



Domestic Goddess July 14, 2009 at 1:35 am

way to go girl!!! how long did it take you to compile this amazing list! i need to make one of these! kudos to you!!!


Erin July 14, 2009 at 2:06 am

This is a great idea, I just came across your blog and think I might try this myself ๐Ÿ™‚


Raine July 14, 2009 at 2:35 am

This is very ambitious! Good luck – can't wait to hear about all of them ๐Ÿ˜€


Stephanie July 14, 2009 at 4:43 am

Rachel- what a great idea and a great list! You have inspired me to do my own. I'll definitely tag back to you when I get mine posted… kudos to you! and Good Luck!


Jules July 14, 2009 at 4:51 am

This is a great list and I think it's totally attainable! It is really good to set goals for yourself and I could use something like this myself!


ashley-cita July 14, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Fabulous list! I love it all ๐Ÿ™‚
Good luck and I look forward to seeing you cross them off!


HRH July 14, 2009 at 1:37 pm

holy wow! what a list. sounds like you have your prioritites in order. what a great idea!


Gwen July 14, 2009 at 1:43 pm

WOW!!! I would love to be able to accomplish about 1/8th of these things. I've thought about doing this challenge but I'm so anal I'd go broke or kill myself trying to make sure I completed each one. I can't wait to see when you start crossing them off!!! Good For You!!! XOXO


headbitingprincess July 14, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Good Luck Rach !!!
(side note- I donated mine to Wigs for Kids) keep us posted on your progress !!


Lil' Woman July 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Great list! : )
Can't wait to see all the things you accomplish!


Seashells&Sunshine July 15, 2009 at 3:46 am

great list! That makes me want to make one, it might take me a few days but i think i will!


Kaitlin July 15, 2009 at 2:06 pm

great list, good luck!


~**Dawn**~ July 21, 2009 at 2:44 pm

My reaction to reading your list went something like this:

I've been to Niagra Falls! Canadian side is worth the extra effort! ๐Ÿ˜‰ … I went wine-tasting in the Temecula Valley out in California & was really glad I didn't go to one of the more well-known “touristy” areas. … Ohhhh Boston! I love Boston. … DISNEY! DISNEY! DISNEY!! … I wanna get married. … Meeting blog friends is so much fun!! … Organizing my digital photos & scanning in my prints (especially all the really old family photos my Gram gave me) is an ongoing project for me but *so* worth it. … I gave up soda during Lent (in support of a co-worker, long story) 12 years ago & started drinking water. I have never gone back! I drink almost exclusively water most days with the exception of a glass of cranberry juice every morning!


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