101 in 1001 (Round Two)

I completed my first round of 101 in 1001 starting in 2016 and ending just earlier this year. What is 101 in 1001, you ask? It's a...

I completed my first round of 101 in 1001 starting in 2016 and ending just earlier this year. What is 101 in 1001, you ask? It's a list of 101 goals to complete in 1001 days (about 2.75 years). This is such a fun process because it's really interesting to see how many things you can complete when you set your mind to it (it's almost like a game!), but it's also really cool to see how your priorities and interests change over time, too. This is round two for me, and I'm excited to see the growth that comes from this challenge.

Please feel free to make your own 101 in 1001 list, or share one you've already got going, into the comments below. Let's cheer each other on.

Start Date: May 6, 2019
Finish Date: January 31, 2022

Adventure, Fun, & New Things

01. Travel to five new cities. (3/5) New York City - June 2019, Tampa - March 2020, Charleston - April 2021
02. Travel to three new states. (1/3) New York - June 2019
03. Travel outside of the country.
04. Travel up north (New England area) or to the northwest (Oregon/Washington).
05. Go somewhere paradise-y (the Caribbean, Jamaica, Key West).
06. Go on a cruise.
07. Go to Disney World.
08. Go wine-tasting in the mountains.
09. Stay the night in a treehouse or yurt.
10. Go whale watching in the wild.
11. Take a girl's trip. 
12. Experience Oktoberfest. ☑
13. See a movie at the drive-in.
14. Go kayaking. ☑
15. Go to a sporting event at my university.
16. Visit five new breweries. (4/5) Hixtown Brewing - June 2019, Printers Ale - November 2019, Schoolhouse Brewing - February 2020, Eventtide Brewing - May 2021
17. Eat at a food truck park or festival.
18. Go fruit picking (apples, strawberries, peaches, etc.). ☑
19. Visit a cat café.
20. Chill with alpacas on an alpaca farm. ☑
21. Try 15 new-to-me restaurants. ☑
22. Go axe-throwing or to a break-stuff room. ☑
23. Experience three cultural events outside of my cultural norms.
24. Eat five new-to-me foods. (5/5) ☑ Thai coconut soup- May 2019, pâté - June 2019, chopped cheese - June 2019, real ramen - May 2021, curry beef - August 2021
25. See five live performances (concerts and/or theatre). (2/5) Disrupt tour - June 2019, Hamilton at the Fox - August 2021

Fashion, Beauty, & Wellness

26. Get an initial necklace, bracelet, or ring. ☑
27. Try CBD for my anxiety. ☑
28. Develop a skin-care routine. ☑
29. Meet with an audiologist for an in-depth hearing test. ☑

30. Get DNA testing.
31. Have a spa day. ☑
32. Get a facial. ☑

33. No eating out for lunch for one month.
34. Get weight under 220 pounds.
35. Drink nothing but water for one week.
36. Buy fruits and veggies from a local farmer's market.
37. Visit a salt room. ☑
38. Go to goat yoga.
39. Complete a Yoga with Adriene 30-day Challenge. ☑
40. Get a piece of clothing tailored.
41. Try period panties or the period cup. ☑
42. Finish my sleeve.
43. Finish a half-marathon.
44. Get a Brazilian wax. ☑
45. Start a vitamin regimen. ☑
46. Buy a pair of Everlane Day Gloves. ☑
47. Purchase a leather Madewell bag. ☑
48. Spend a weekend "un-plugged."


49. Create an outside space we can enjoy.
50. Get a house plant. ☑
51. Buy a home. ☑
52. Update our bedroom furniture. ☑
53. Buy a new (to us) fridge. ☑
54. Buy a new (to us) washer and dryer set. ☑
55. Purchase an area rug. ☑
56. Purchase a china cabinet for our heirloom china set.
57. Complete gallery wall of wedding photos. ☑
58. Host dinner at our home at least once. ☑
59. Purchase a large beanbag.
60. DIY a furniture project. ☑
61. Donate or throw out 50 items and do not replace them. ☑


62. Pay off my loans. ☑
63. Pay down my credit cards by half.
64. Set a monthly budget and stick to it as best as possible.
65. Open a joint checking account at a credit union to use for bills. ☑
66. Buy only the essentials for one month.
67. Save $500.☑
68. Save $5 for every goal accomplished on this list. (50/101) ☑


69. Update old blog posts.
70. Finally purchase a DSLR. ☑
71. Purchase a full-size ring-light.
72. Meet another blogger IRL.
73. Create an Instagram hashtag for others to use.
74. Create blog/social business cards. ☑

Books, TV, & Music

75. Read all the books I already own that I haven't read yet.
76. Read all Stephen King books.
77. Complete a reading challenge each year. ☑
78. Watch at least five of the tv shows currently on my Netflix queue. ☑
79. Create five mood playlists on Spotify. ☑
80. Watch 10 cult classics I haven't yet seen. ☑

81. Go to a book signing. ☑

Create & Learn

82. Finish wedding/first-year-of-marriage scrapbook.
83. Start writing a novel. ☑
84. Host a craft night.
85. Learn to play the ukulele.

Love & Marriage

86. Go on at least two double dates each year.
87. Start a new tradition with Andre.
88. Get a tattoo with Andre.
89. Expand our family.
90. Take a four-year anniversary trip or experience. ☑
91. Take a five-year anniversary trip or experience.
92. Take a six-year anniversary trip or experience. ☑
93. Celebrate Andre's 30th birthday in a big way. ☑
94. Celebrate my 30th birthday in a big way. ☑

Give Back

95. Volunteer five times. (2/5)
96. Donate books to a free little library. ☑
97. Give out five care packages to friends. (2/5)
98. Pay for the person behind me. ☑

Career & Development

99. Have an article published in a journal.
100. Get a promotion and/or raise. ☑
101. Present at a national conference.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Sarah! I find it really inspires me to work on these lists.

  2. How do you track your achievements? Do you keep these goals written in a journal? Electronic or paper? Which works best for you. I know that my preference may be different from what best benefits you, but I am open to suggestions as I have never done a log of this magnitude.

    Do you use an app or have something to remind you of the goals you have yet to complete, or something to check off to congratulate yourself on each achievement?

    1. During the first round, I would mostly pop back over here to the blog to check on my goals. I would do a quarterly check-in where I would think back to the things I had achieved, but I had no formal way of really keeping myself accountable or tracking my achievements. I love the idea of keeping them in a journal or maybe in a notepad on my phone. I'd like to be better at tracking them this time around. But your comment has definitely made me think about being more intentional this time around!

  3. I LOVE this, I never finished my last one but really want to start another list. I will have to do another. I highly recommend visiting a salt room- I wrote about my experience and really enjoyed it :) Can't wait to follow along your list!

    1. Your experience with the salt room inspired me to put it on this list, actually! I'd seen one before when we had traveled to Asheville, but hearing about your experience really sold me on it. I didn't do terrible during my last round, but I would definitely like to do more this time around.

  4. I just started my first 101 in 1,001 in April and I'm really loving your list! I can't wait to follow along :)

    1. OH, yes! I'm going to check your's out. I love these lists - I think they're the coolest.

    2. Lol, jk! I noticed I already looked at your's and commented on it. I got confused with all the different lists I've looked at recently for inspiration. I love to see that we have so many goals in common.

      PS - I have a referral link for Girlfriend Collective to get $10 off a purchase of $95 (which is about what a set costs). Let me know if you're interested. <3