The day is finally here! I’m so excited to share my next 101 in 1001 list.
For those who aren’t familiar, a 101 in 1001 list is somewhere in between a to do list and a bucket list—it’s 101 things you want to accomplish in 1001 days, or roughly 2.75 years.
I first started 101 in 1001 back in 2015, and I’ve started a new list every time 1001 days is up. That means today is 2,003 days after my first list began, so it’s time for my third list!
I’ve been building this list over the past few months, and I’m really excited about where it landed. Just like last time, I will do check-ins every ~100 days, and fully give myself permission to change an item if it’s no longer relevant or interesting to me.
(For example, in my second list, I had a whole group of items that related to Cincinnati that I changed as soon as we moved to Kalamazoo.)
I’ve included my entire list below, but I will be tracking it on my new 101 in 1001 webpage. That’s where you’ll be able to see what I’ve crossed off, what I’ve made progress on, and what items have been changed!
I can’t wait to starting crossing items off—wish me luck!
Starts: October 9, 2020
Ends: July 6, 2023
1. Beat my past 101 in 1001 record of 68.
2. Learn how to jumpstart a car.
3. Learn how to drive a stick shift.
4. Learn how to change a tire.
5. Listen to all (previously unplayed) episodes of 99% Invisible.
6. Get to level 5 in all Spanish lessons on Duolingo.
7. Pay off our student loans.
8. Make a big purchase to celebrate paying off our student loans.
9. Make a will.
10. Max out 401Ks, IRAs, and HSAs for me and Sean in a single calendar year.
11. Boost our emergency fund to $15k.
Health & Fitness
12. Do an 8pm-8am phone ban every day for two weeks.
13. Buy an Apple Watch.
14. Run 5 kilometers without stopping.
15. Go on a hike once per week for a month.
16. Finish Ring Fit.
17. Take an advanced yoga course in FitOn without having to modify or stop in the middle.
18. Be able to do the splits in at least one direction.
19. Get a new couch.
20. Replace our microwave.
21. Set up an emergency preparedness kit.
22. Improve our inventory of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers.
23. Convert the downstairs fireplace to gas.
24. Add a wet bar to our dining room.
25. Buy coupe glasses.
26. Finish renovating the windows throughout the house.
27. Install curtains throughout the house.
28. Make a plan and budget for a kitchen renovation.
29. Add a ceiling fan to the main bedroom.
30. Add a ceiling fan to the guest bedroom.
31. Get my grandma’s chair reupholstered.
32. Get a pool for the back yard.
33. Plant a garden.
34. Improve the entertainment space in the backyard.
35. Convert the side yard to a pollinator / butterfly garden.
36. Add some sort of barrier next to the sunroom and porch.
Organization & Decluttering
37. Use up all of my old And Possibly Dinosaurs notepads.
38. Get all but 50 items in Stylebook down to $1 per wear.
39. Go through all of my old mix CDs.
40. Organize the laundry room.
41. Organize the workshop.
42. Organize the main room of the basement.
43. Organize the garage.
44. Organize our bedroom closet / clothing storage.
45. Preserve my wedding dress.
46. Update our Home Book each year.
47. Reorganize and consolidate my photo files.
48. Travel to the Pacific Northwest.
49. Travel to Denver.
50. Travel to San Francisco.
51. Travel to Nashville.
52. Visit Randi in Arizona.
53. Visit Angela in LA.
54. Do a girls’ trip with Angela and Randi.
55. Visit 10 Michigan State Parks
56. Visit at least 3 zoos.
57. Visit Dollywood.
58. Go to a Red Wings away game.
59. Visit 10 new-to-me places in Kalamazoo.
60. Go to a Kalamazoo Growlers game.
61. Play tennis with Sean at Crane Park.
62. Go apple picking.
63. Visit a pumpkin patch.
64. Go sledding or tubing.
65. Go ice skating.
66. Cook my way through an entire cookbook.
67. Make fried plantains and jollof rice.
68. Learn how to roast a chicken without needing to follow a recipe.
69. Learn how to make latte art with our espresso machine.
70. Learn how to poach an egg.
71. Learn how to make crepes.
72. Learn how to make 15 classic cocktails from memory.
73. Take a sushi rolling class.
74. Buy an iPad.
75. Learn how to style my natural curls.
76. Learn to cross-stitch.
77. Learn calligraphy.
78. Make an embroidered table cloth of visitors’ signatures.
79. Screenprint something.
80. Read (or attempt to read) and get rid of 25 books that I already own.
81. Read all previously unread books on Alyse Ruriani’s Anti-Racist Bingo: Reading List Edition.
82. Read all published books by Jenny Han.
83. Read the Animal Ark series.
84. Read the Dear America books.
85. Read the Royal Diaries books.
86. Read the Little House series.
87. Read the Wheel of Time series.
88. Get framed photos of all of my neighbors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
89. Catch all bugs, fish, and sea creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
90. Get all 6 golden tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
91. Get all of KK Slider’s songs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
92. See Animal Crossing: New Horizons switch over to a new day at 5 am.
Just for Fun
93. Learn to juggle.
94. Learn to identify 5 constellations.
95. Get a new piercing.
96. Get a keyboard and learn to play the piano again.
97. Watch all of Sex and the City.
98. Watch all of Golden Girls.
99. Watch all of Downton Abbey (including the movie).
100. Watch all of Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire.
101. Watch all of the Mary Tyler Moore Show.