Thursday, September 10, 2009

101 in 1001

So, the mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in 1001 days. The tasks must be quantifiable, with a clear definition and end. They also have to be a stretch, nothing too easy (like blink 100 times in a day). They have to represent some effort on your part. Do YOU accept?

Start date: 09/09/09

Finish date: 06/07/12

Not Yet Started
In Progress

Travel (0/13)
1 Go to China

2 See Boston again

3 Take a road trip

4 See Niagara Falls

5 Go to New Orleans

6 Go to Brazil

7 Go to Canada

8 Go to Seattle

9 Visit Travis in Lubbock

10 Go on a Mission Trip

11 Take a spontaneous day trip

12 Rent a cabin in the mountains and go snowboarding

13 Go fishing

Job/Education (0/12)
14 Study abroad

15 Become fluent in Chinese
16 Take the LSAT

17 Take a fun class, just for kicks

18 French 101
19 Apply to work at Sky Ranch/another Christian camp
20 Intern with the government

21 Learn to play at least one song on the guitar

22 Sell at least $300 in MK products at one party

23 Lead a Bible study

24 Apply for graduate school

25 Finish the list of 50 banned books (18/50)

Health/Wellness (0/20)
26 Lose 10 pounds
27 Go one week without cheese
28 Spend one week as a vegan

29 Drink only water for one month

30 Start and finish out a yoga class

31 Workout five times a week for six weeks

32 Go for a walk 20 times

33 Give up coffee for 2 weeks (separate from #29)

34 Do 100 sit-ups, 3 times a week, for six weeks

35 Donate blood once a month for a year (I’m O-, I have to!)

36 Do 15 pushups a night for two months

37 Do 20 pushups a night for two months

38 Do 25 pushups a night for two months
39 Master a basic jump in snowboarding

40 Play tennis once

41 1/2 marathon

42 Bike everywhere for a week

43 Go kayaking

44 Try skiing

45 Eat ice cream and don’t feel guilty afterward

Blog (0/4)
46 Get a blog makeover
47 Blog every day for one month

48 Meet a blog friend in real life

49 Start a fun/interesting blog meme

Writing/Photography/Hobbies (0/6)
50 Start a new hobby
51 Write every day for a month

52 Finish a story!
53 Enter a photography contest

54 Buy a Canon EOS Rebel XSi...or better.

55 Complete a Wreck This Journal

Personal/Random. (0/37)

56 Donate to Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths

57 See Blink-182 in concert

58 See Jason Mraz in concert

59 Call Mom every day for a month

60 Cook a fancy meal

61 Go one year without swearing started 09/10/09

62 Attend a music festival

63 Attend an art festival

64 Go horseback riding

65 Go on a picnic

66 Say yes to all requests for a week (within reason)

67 Suck it up and get my eyebrows waxed

68 Get at least one tattoo

69 Spend at least six months single

70 Abstain from all electronics for an entire day
71 Send off one friend (of many) joining the military

72 Raise a puppy for Aggie Guide Dogs
73 Volunteer at an elementary school

74 Plant a mini-garden on the balcony.
75 Plant a tree

76 Get a bike

77 Go one week without making a list

78 Watch the sunrise with someone important
79 Spend an entire day silent.

80 Sing karaoke.

81 Buy something at a flea market

82 Send 5 secrets to Post Secret (0/5)

83 Watch 100 new movies (1/100) -- Saw The Time Traveler's Wife 09/09/09

84 Listen to 30 songs produced before 1990 (Beatles don’t count) (0/30)

85 Write my future self a letter via (

86 Watch the sunset

87 Read a new verse in the Bible every day for a month

88 Sit by a window in a café on a busy street and people-watch for a whole day

89 Buy another pair of TOMS

90 Start and finish an Ayn Rand book

91 Donate 1,000,000 grains of rice on (200/1,000,000)

92 Take pictures in a photobooth

93 On the last day, read my letter from #85

Grown-up things (0/8)

94 Pay rent early every month for a year

95 Write my will

96 Buy more professional clothes

97 Buy nothing but food for three weeks

98 Pay off loan

99 Learn how to cook Thanksgiving dinner from start to finish

100 Try 20 new recipes

101 Donate $150 to a non-profit


  1. What an awesome idea!! :) That sounds like a great adventure, I might have to try one myself :)

  2. Good luck with your list, training a guide dog is a great goal.

  3. A neat challenge - I need to create one of these for myself.


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