101 Things in 1001 Days

There’s this challenge my friend Jenna introduced me to called “101 Things in 1001 Days”. Basically you make a bucket list that has to be completed in 1001 days – just over 33 months. It’s a fun way to dream up things you want to do and then start acting on them. Making sure to tick off one every ten days or so.

Mine is from June 3, 2014 – February 28th, 2017.  38 days in and I’ve completed 6 of them!  The Day Zero Project is a website with ideas from other people’s list and it will help you make your own.

1. Learn more constellations and their stories
2. Bike from Chicago to Milwaukee
3. Go to a living room concert
4. Host couchsurfers
5. Fund an idea on Kickstarter
6. Go a month without any processed food
7. Build a sandcastle
8. Climb a mountain
9. Take a painting class
10. Go 6 months without buying anything new
11. Host/create a monthly dinner party
12. Teach something & learn something in a learn-a-thon
13. Avoid cars for a week
14. Write a book
15. Swim in all of the Great Lakes
16. Compete in a triathalon
17. Go on a multi-day bike ride
18. Grow a vegetable garden
19. Hike part of the Appalacian Trail
20. Organize an overnight canoe/kayak ride
21. Learn how to sew well enough to hem pants, repair buttons, etc.
22. Give a stranger something worth over $200
23. Organize a community event
24. Go to a drive in movie theater
25. Sew yourself an outfit
26. Make ice cream
27. Become a better tennis player
28. Start a new annual tradition
29. Spend a day in silence
30. Knit a hat for someone
31. Serve in a food kitchen
32. Strike up conversations with strangers everyday for a week
33. Give up added sugar for a month
34. Go on a solo backpacking trip
35. Run a 6 minute mile
36. Make 3 more short movies
37. WWOOF in a new state
38. Learn survival skills
39. Read 20 more classics
40. Make a friend over 60
41. Learn the basics of car repair
42. Learn the basics of bike repair
43. Perform poetry
44. Take a dance class
45. Give a chapel talk at Onaway
46. Go to Scandanavia
47. Organize a trip for students
48. Practice and perform a story
49. Become a mentor
50. Create a public art piece
51. Build something out of wood and nails
52. Go on a trip with my mom
53. Help someone get their first library card
54. Paint something worthy of a wall and a frame
55. Lead a soul collage workshop
56. Get a mentor
57. Read books by authors from 5 foreign countries
58. Rekindle an old friendship
59. Author a collection of 30 poems
60. Become proficient in Illustrator/InDesign
61. Make (vegetarian) sushi
62. Go to Maine
63. Visit Sam in Boston
64. Sponsor a kid to go to summer camp
65. Go on a winter camping trip
66. Go a week without the Internet
67. Make something out of clay
68. Go on a sisters trip
69. Go on Roadtrip Round 2 (and three..)
70. Make another calendar
71. Buy a nice camera
72. Keep a “My Day in Six Words” journal for 2 months
73. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
74. Complete a 2 month photo challenge
75. Write a letter to myself to be opened after the 1001 days is over
76. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
77. Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
78. Leave a 100% tip
79. Participate in BookCrossing
80. Sleep in a blanket fort
81. Walk barefoot in the snow
82. Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”
83. Make a list of 100 things that make me very happy
84. Memorize a poem
85. Plant a tree
86. Go swimming in the sea at night
87. Visit an old teacher
88. Organize photographs from when I was a kid
89. Dance in public like no one is watching
90. Bike to work for a month straight
91. Throw a surprise birthday party
92. Join a food coop
93. Sketch something everyday for a month
94. Continue Gratitude Ambushing
95. Get to know someone who is barely holding it together
96. Play chess/checkers in a park
97. Make acroyoga friends
98. Start a storytelling project
99. Speak at a conference
100. Get a tattoo
101. Run a Ragnar race


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