101 in 1001

Inspired by Mackenzie Horan, I have compiled a list of 101 things I want to accomplish in 1,001 days to help me live a more fulfilled life.

I used to do my yearly birthday lists but I missed publishing my 28 to 28 list this year, but I like the idea of creating a longer list with a longer timeline so I’m jumping on this idea. Let’s do this thing!


Start date: April 27, 2020

End date: January 23, 2023

3 down, 98 to go.

Personal Development

  1. Read at least 10 new to me books.
  2. Read 5 classics.
  3. Read 5 biographies.
  4. Vote in the 2020 elections
  5. Learn a new language. (I’m learning Greek!).
  6. Learn how to change a tire.
  7. Learn to take family photos and portraits. ( I started a photography business(!) and have taken some online classes to help me relearn and learn new skills).
  8. Organize my Pinterest Boards
  9. Create and stick with a budget
  10. Start an Emergency Fund
  11. Organize Digital Photos and Files


  1. Earn my Masters degree. (I start August 2020, all virtual but we’re getting there!).
  2. Get to know/meet other bloggers
  3. Attend a conference of any kind
  4. Do a collaboration blog post
  5. Build a professional wardrobe
  6. Create a Digital Arts Portfolio

Home (1/5) 

  1. Paint a room. (Adios pink, hello white).
  2. Compile my childhood photos & memories into one album
  3. Create a small gallery wall
  4. Frame photographs for the house
  5. Organize and redesign the back patio

Family & Friends

  1. Write “just because” letters to friends
  2. Mail care packages to brother and cousins (in college)


  1. Run another full marathon
  2. Run another trail run
  3. Run Tough Mudder
  4. Take part in a triathlon
  5. Try a Hot Yoga Class
  6. Run a fun half marathon and dress up
  7. Exercise four times a week for at least a month
  8. Workout before work for at least 2 weeks
  9. Take vitamins everyday for at least one month
  10. Eat gluten free and dairy free for at least two weeks.

Food (2/13)

  1. Learn to cook 3 of my grandmothers meals or baked goods
  2. Bake Bread (How I baked sourdough bread)
  3. Make ten recipes off of Pinterest
  4. Turn my grandmother’s recipes into a book
  5. Buy a cookbook and try cooking all recipes
  6. Give Up alcohol for at least a month
  7. Make some homemade pasta
  8. Bake a Rainbow Cake
  9. Learn to make a signature cocktail
  10. Put together a charcuterie board
  11. Make ice cream from scratch
  12. Grow my own sourdough starter (How I made my sourdough starter)
  13.  Bake someone a birthday cake ( I baked my cousin a Red Velvet cake)


  1. Book a flight using airline miles
  2. Get Global Entry or TSA pre-ckeck
  3. Travel to all 50 states
  4. Set foot on a new continent
  5. See the Magnificent “Trees” in Joshua Tree National Park
  6. Stare at the Stars on Salty Flats in Badwater Basin, Death Valley
  7. Travel to a new county
  8. Travel to a new state
  9. Travel back to Honduras and visit family
  10. Travel to an Ice Castle
  11. Vacation with college best friends
  12. Plan a vacation with High School Friends
  13. Go on another backpacking trip
  14. Let Go of a Floating Lantern in Thailand
  15. Float in the Dead Sea
  16. Soak in the Blue Lagoon Hot Springs in Iceland
  17. Go on a African Safari

Just for Fun 

  1. Watch all the Oscar Nominees in one category
  2. Take the dogs on a road trip
  3. Join a book club
  4. Pick a DYI project for every month
  5. Watch 50 documentaries (McMillion$ – Perfect – Skid Row Marathon – Athlete A  – Night on Earth – Night on Earth: Shot in the dark – Mucho, Mucho, Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (Mucho mucho amor) – The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story – Into the Unknown: Making Disney Frozen II – Lenox Hill – Indian Matchmaking – Love on the Spectrum-The Speed Cubers-)
  6. Try the Curly Girl Method. (I tried it for two weeks and it’s not for me).
  7. Learn or take a Calligraphy Class
  8. Watch 10 classic movies I’ve never seen
  9. Attend an Oscar’s viewing party
  10. Volunteer with the family
  11. Go skiing/snowboarding
  12. Go to a drive in movie
  13. Improve Posture
  14. Create Halloween Costumes for the dogs
  15. Create or purchase a piece of art with dogs silhouette
  16. Take the dogs to the snow
  17. Make homemade dog treats (I tried this recipe but my dogs were not a fan).
  18. Do a “No Spend Month”
  19. Ride on a sailboat
  20. Go antiquing
  21. See the Olympics live
  22. Go Dogsledding
  23. Go Lavender Picking
  24. Throw a pot
  25. Reach out to a high school teacher
  26. Learn darkroom photography
  27. Take a Photo Every Day For a Year
  28. Go Deep-Sea Fishing
  29. Get personalized stationary
  30. Learn how to fishtail braid
  31. Re watch all the Harry Potter movies. (I did this all in one weekend!).
  32. Host Christmas
  33. Have a mud bath
  34. Ride in a hot air balloon
  35. Surprise someone
  36. Create 101 things list
  37. Put $10 into savings for every goal accomplished