I am sure most of you have heard of a bucket list, or may even keep a list of things that you’d like to accomplish, experience, or see before you die. Most of us all have that mental checklist of things we walk around with just waiting for life to present us with the opportunity to finally check one off.
These past couple of years I have had a lot of big life changes, I quit my job, sold the ‘family’ house, moved to another state, and even started a business, among other things. With all this change happening I got to thinking about my bucket list and the things I still have not gotten to…yet. I realized that I can make a lot of these things happen, I don’t need to be waiting around for the perfect opportunity that may never even get here!
After writing down a few of the main things that I could recall from my mental bucket list, I came to the idea of actually creating a list of things and putting a finish date on it, not just the before I die finish date of a bucket list. With 101 different things written down varying from activities, traveling, home/organization, and even personal growth goals, I thought a fitting time line would be 1001 days or 2.75 years.
I just put the finishing touches on my list and suppose I ‘officially’ started my list on October 1, 2017, thus my end date will be June 28, 2020. I am already in full force working to better myself and my life by checking items off! In fact, as you can see below one of my checklist items is to inspire someone else to start their own 101 things in 1001 days list and that’s what this blog post is all about. I am also hopping that my list will add a glimpse into my life beyond this blog and Knit One Too. I look forward to updating you each month with my progress!
To calculate 1001 days from any date, click here.
If you get inspired after reading this blog and you’d like to make your own list, feel free to borrow any ideas below that sound interesting or you get stuck at 88 things and need some creativeness search the Internet for more fun ideas. Lots of bloggers have done similar lists and there are some great ideas out there!
Here are some Tips that I’ve used in creating my list:
1.Choose things you love, not things you think you're supposed to love.
2.Choose things you have control over.
I see "fall in love" on so many lists, and I think those people do themselves a disservice. Falling in love happens; you can't make it happen. Be sure you can make everything on your list happen.
3.Don't choose things that belong on a to-do list.
(That’s what a daily “ to do” list is for- this list is about things you want to change or experience, think bucket list items!)
4.Don't choose things that will already happen.
5.Be realistic, not idealistic.
What are your goals? If you create a 101 in 1001 list I would love for you to share the link with me below in the comments!
101 Things in 1001 days
Start: October 1, 2017
End date: June 28, 2020
1.Come up with 101 things. ( Done Sept 2017)
2.Maintain a $0 credit card balance for 6 months.
- Register to vote in the state I’m living in (done Sept. 29, 2017)
- List old friends to reconnect with since moving.
- Reconnect with all the friends on that list.
- Unplug completely for 24 hours.
- Vote in every election in my state for the duration of 1001 timeline.
- Donate blood.
9.Get a facial 1x a month for 3 months.
- Blog post 1X a week for 3 months.
- Get new glasses
- Attend church
- Meditate 10 minutes a day for 1 month
- Get up at 6 am everyday for 1 month
- Keep a gratitude journal
- Write in a gratitude journal everyday for 1 month.
- Try 20 new restaurants.
- Write in a gratitude journal everyday for 1 month.
- Visit my son once a month for 12 months.
- Inspire someone to make a 101 in 1001 list
- Get a palm reading
- Attend Tony Robbins ~ Date with Destiny event
- Attend Tony Robbins ~ Unleash the Power Within
- Update 101 things in 1001 every month
25.Create a Brian Dump list
26.Deep clean one area of my home every 3 months for the duration of 1001 days.
27.Get my inbox to zero
28.Keep a budge spreadsheet for 1 year
29.Unsubscribe for all the junk emails.
30.Keep a Habit Tracker everyday for 1 month
31.Organize my closet
32.Organize my jewelry ( Done Oct 1)
33.Keep a “my day in 6 words” journal for 12 months
- Plant flowers in terra cotta pots on the deck
- Plant a vegetable garden
36.Clean out all the bathroom cupboards
37.Clean out all the kitchen cupboards
38.Donate the pool table
39Listen to 20 audio books
40.Read 5 classics.
41.Read 30 minutes every day for 1 month
42.List 100 books to read in 1001
43.Read 100 books
44.List 25 biographies to read
45.Read 25 biographies
46.Participate in a book club
47.Attend spin class 4 x a month for 6 months
48.Exercise 4x a week for 3 months
49.Swim across the lake and back ( I live on a lake)
50.Complete a 3-day juice cleanse
51.Try 5 new classes at the gym
52.Drink 8 glasses of water a day for 1 week
53.Start a Knit Night in Olympia
54.Snail mail Christmas cards
55.Mail birthday cards to everyone that I know when their birthday is.
56.Pay for the person behind in at the drive through coffee stand
57.Finish Christmas shopping before Dec. 1
58.Take my nephews on a fun outing 3 times
59.Start a blog ( done Sept 2107)
60.Take a blog class ( Blogshop?)
61.Take a Photography class
62.Take a German class (my nephews wife is German)
64.Cook my way through an entire cookbook
65.Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
66.Take a calligraphy class
67.Pick berries and make a cobbler ( done Oct.1 2017)
68.Bake 1 new dessert a month for 12 months
69.Take a cooking class
70.See the Northern Lights
71.Travel to a new state.
72.Travel to a new country
73.Rent a treehouse for the weekend.
74.Rent a yurt.
75.Travel to New Zealand
76.Travel to Iceland
77.See a TED talk live
78.Take an Alaska cruise
79.Take a Caribbean cruise
80.Do 10 hikes from the Hikes in WA book
81.Hike the WA section of the Pacific Crest Trail
82.Hike the OR section of the Pacific Crest Trail
83.Visit Diamond Dirt garden in AK.
84.Attend a live TV show taping
85.Take a train trip across Canada
86.Take a group guided vacation
87.Travel to 3 cities in my home state I’ve never been to.
87.Travel to 3 cities in Oregon I’ve never been to.
89.Go on a stay-cation
90.Hike Glacier National Park
91.Watch the fish fly at Pike Place market
92.Take the ferry to Orcas island and spend 3 days
93.Open a Shopify website ( done in Sept 2017)
94.Write and publish 1 knitting pattern a month for 1 year.
95.Map all my Etsy orders on a world map.
96.Sell Knit One Too knitwear in a brick and mortar shop ( Done Oct. 1 ~ Joshephine’s Redeemed Boutique)
97.Watch 20 documentaries.
98.Do a polar bear plunge
99.Go to BINGO at the Senior Center
100.Go to 3 Diners, Drive Ins & Dives restaurants
101.See a community production or play