101 in 1,001

A few weeks ago, my friend Kate from Living Colorfully in Copenhagen inspired me with her 101 in 1,001 list.

She writes….

“[101 in 1,001 is] a happy medium between a to-do list and a bucket list. Over the next 1,001 days (or 2.75 years) I will be crossing and checking each item off of my list, making regular progress towards meeting my longer term goals.”

While I’ve already discussed my full-on bucket list here at TO&E, I absolutely adore this idea.  And quite frankly, why not?

Start date:  August 21, 2015

End date: May 18, 2018

  1. Write my 101 in 1,0001.
  2. Visit at least five of the museums I’ve yet to check out in Gettysburg.  (0/5)
  3. Try fifteen new restaurants. (5/15:  The Ragged Edge (Gettysburg, PA), VLife NYC (New York, NY), White Castle (New York, NY), Waldo’s (Gettysburg. PA), Christine’s Cafe (Gettysburg, PA).
  4. Visit a place for the first time.
  5. Edit a book.
  6. Reach a total of 300 blog posts at TO&E. (175/300)
  7. Get an internship.  (Summer 2015, Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Museum)
  8. Take at least four dance classes. (0/4)
  9. Try at least three new clubs/activities. (3/3:  The Mercury Literary Journal, Her Campus, Active Minds)
  10. Update my journal at least 60 times. (0/60)
  11. Take 101 pictures (of actual neat things, not just 50 candid shots of Cooper and Bullet). (0/101)
  12. Write 25 letters. (1/25)
  13. Keep in touch with at least five people from freshman year. (0/5)
  14. Try twenty recipes from my vegan cookbooks (here and here if you’re interested!). (1/20, Peanut Sauce)
  15. Get Nanny and Pop back to Gettysburg.
  16. Have a non-journalistic piece published.
  17. Make Dean’s list again.
  18. Make and keep at least five new friends. (0/5)
  19. Buy a really nice pair of shoes.
  20. Shop at Tiffany’s. 
  21. See another show on Broadway.
  22. Finish War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
  23. Rewatch the Harry Potter and original Star Wars series.
  24. Finish five TV series. (5/5:  F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Bob’s Burgers, The Tudors, How I Met Your Mother, Pretty Little Liars)
  25. Help Rachel transition to high school.
  26. Officially declare my Public History minor.
  27. Get a smartphone.
  28. Play a game of Monopoly the right way.
  29. Find a signature recipe.
  30. Have a 21st birthday party.
  31. Get business cards made.
  32. Have more than $1,500 in savings. (10/1,500)
  33. Go on a solo trip.
  34. Get my license.
  35. Finish at least 101 books. (10/101:  The Red Pony– John Steinbeck, After the Lost War:  A Narrative– Andrew Hudgins, History is In The Land– TJ Ferguson, Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegient– Veronica Roth, You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine– Alexandra Kleeman, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – Mindy Kaling, Breakfast at Tiffany’s– Truman Capote, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child-JK Rowling)
  36. Visit the Cashtown Inn.
  37. Go abroad.
  38. Learn a new skill.
  39. Graduate from Gettysburg College (or be at the point of graduation, if the date falls after the end date).
  40. Successfully run two 5Ks. (0/2)
  41. Meet someone famous.
  42. Take a group of friends on an investigation.
  43. Make a really good batch of cookies.
  44. Make someone’s day.
  45. See five “must-see” movies for the first time. (0/5)
  46. Beat a video game. (Spring 2016;  Neko Atsume)
  47. Stargaze.
  48. Find out my blood type.
  49. Ride a horse.
  50. Take a self-defense class.
  51. Adopt a rescue pet.
  52. Give a waiter/waitress a really good tip for a job well done.
  53. Make pasta from scratch.
  54. Go to a Major League baseball game.
  55. KonMari my life.
  56. Watch a sunrise.
  57. Buy something without looking at the price tag.
  58. Memorize at least three poems. (0/3)
  59. Make homemade hummus.
  60. Go to the farmer’s market.
  61. Memorize the most important Battle of Gettysburg figures (per my NPS-inspired flashcards).
  62. Visit a new historic site.
  63. Feature three guest posts on TO&E. (4/3, Across the Pond:  Learning at a Distance, Back to the Drawing Board, Anxiety, Depression— Handle With Care, College Involvement)
  64. Guest post on two other blogs. (1/2, The Mummy ToolBox)
  65. Solve at least one of my health issues. Migraines are gone!!
  66. Go to church at least once per month. (0/31)
  67. Attend one reading per year at the Ragged Edge. (0/4)
  68. Write and send thank-you notes.
  69. Be in the top 20 reviewers for Gettysburg on TripAdvisor.
  70. Comment on 25 different blogs. (25/25)
  71. Make homemade salad dressing.
  72. Get a passport.
  73. Go to three different Bullets sporting events. (0/3)
  74. Vary my passwords and update my password log accordingly.
  75. Buy an actual (nonscratchoff) lottery ticket.
  76. List the items in my dorm room & room at home…. Just in case.
  77. Send someone flowers.
  78. Tour the Yuengling brewery.
  79. Go to Knoebel’s.
  80. Successfully wear heels.
  81. Get an external hard drive and finally back up my computer.
  82. Finish all of the Jane Austen novels I currently own.
  83. DIY something.
  84. Get a credit card.
  85. Eat an orchard-fresh apple.
  86. Learn how to ride a bike.
  87. Make a Pinterest recipe.
  88. Make a (real) will.
  89. Have my name legally changed.
  90. Learn how to play chess.
  91. Go to the Renaissance Faire again.
  92. Go to a concert.
  93. Complete photo albums.
  94. Get a period photo taken in town.
  95. Spend a day watching Disney movies.
  96. Pet-sit for someone.
  97. Put $5 into savings for each item crossed off the list. (2/101)
  98. Blog about at least 80 of these. (1/80)
  99. Try ten new hairstyles. (0/10)
  100. Inspire three other people to make a 101 in 1,001 list! (1/3:  Kira of Mommy Makes Time)
  101. Complete all 101 items. (20/101)

24 thoughts on “101 in 1,001

  1. Fabiola says:

    Wow, I am inspired! I like the idea of making a to-do list for the next 1001 days. It’s a lot better than a bucket list because you actually have a deadline. I have to think of my own list. Thanks for the awesome idea!

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