101 Things in 1001 Days

The Mission

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria

Tasks must be specific ( ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part)

Why 1001 Days?

Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic.  1001 Days ( about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.



I happened to stumple upon this website while surfing  the web one day and thougt that because I love lists and goal setting 101 Things in 1001 Days sounded fantastic! I started to work on this list shortly after I got married last year and realised that without planning the wedding and soon to be no more university, I had a bunch of extra time on my hands. Although my blog is only days old, my list was created in 2008.


Start Date : July 25, 2008

Finish Date: April 22, 2011

Task in Progress

Task Completed


  1.  Host 10 dinner parties (2/10)
  2. Host a Mimosa Lunch
  3. Have a hot stone cooking party
  4. Invite family over for supper 10 times ( 2/10)
  5. Call/email/write a friend in a different location at least once a month to see how they’re doing


  1. Pay off Mastercard & American Express
  2. Save $1 per day for 1001 days
  3. Have 10 no spending days per month

Health & Fitness

  1. Train and run a 5 km
  2. go to the Doctor for a physical
  3. Go to the Dentist
  4. Reach Goal Weight
  5. Go to the Gym atleast 3 times a week for a month
  6. Drink only water for 2 weeks
  7. Go skiing with Tony


  1. Graduate University
  2. Research small business #1
  3. Research small business #2
  4. Update resume
  5. Apply for a fulltime job

Home & Organization

  1. Paint the house
  2. Decorate our bedroom
  3. Develop an organization system for all my paperwork at home
  4. Develop an organization system for all my recipes
  5. Organize the guest bedroom
  6. Back up the computer at least once every 2 months
  7. Sort through all the music on itunes
  8. Make a list of 15 items to do around the house and finish it in a weekend
  9. Create a home book – household inventory, floor plan, color chart, maintenance, etc.
  10. Organize the laundry room so that it never looks like it does now


  1. Take 5 mini breaks with Tony
  2. Take a girls only road trip
  3. Visit NYC
  4. Visit Scotland
  5. Visit Italy and speak Italian with the relatives
  6. Visit Greece
  7. Go on a vacation with my mom
  8. Go on a vacation with a friend
  9. Go camping with Tony
  10. Complete the A-Z Challenge


  1. Watch 100 movies from IMDb top 250 list
  2. See 4 musicals/ theatre productions with Tony (1/4)
  3. Watch every episode of Friends
  4. Read 50 books (0/50)
  5. Prepare for the GMAT

Random Acts of Kindness

  1. Give a surprise gift to someone
  2. Pay for the person behind me in the drive thru


  2. A new laptop
  3. A designer handbag
  4. A pair of designer shoes
  5. One item from Tiffany


  1. Learn to speak Italian
  2. Successfully grow and maintain a plan for 3 months
  3. Learn to play guitar
  4. Learn how to properly use photoshop
  5. Learn how to properly use lightroom
  6. Learn how to use my new camera

Just Cuz

  1. Write 100 things that make me happy
  2. Write 50 things that I like about myself
  3. Get my first tattoo
  4. Buy a nice anniversary gift for my husband
  5. Write & send all wedding thank you cards
  6. Have a garage sale
  7. Buy a Christmas tree & Decorate it for each Christmas we’re at home
  8. Leave Tony a love note once a month
  9. Recycle all paper & cans


  1. Make a wedding shadow box
  2. Keep my day in 1 sentence journal for 1 year.
  3. Participate in the 365 experiment
  4. Create a mantain a blog
  5. Start an idea file
  6. Make a boudoir photo book
  7. Make a trash the dress photo book
  8. Make a wedding photo book
  9. Build a snowman
  10. Carve pumpkins for Halloween
  11. Decorate the house for the different seasons/holidays
  12. Create a piece of art to be displayed in our house


  1. Consume no fast food for a month
  2. Organize a cookie exchange
  3. Bake and deliver goodies to 5 people at Christmas
  4. Make homemade pasta
  5. Find a good bread recipe through trial and error
  6. Make a souffle
  7. Cook at home at least 4 times per week
  8. Make sushi at home
  9. Take advantage of the Farmers Market and cook food that is in season
  10. Make a multi-course meal for 2 other couples
  11. Try 30 new restaurants around the world
  12. Make croissants from scratch
  13. Bake bagels
  14. Plan a garden

Reserved for Later ( Must be added by…)

  1. September 20, 2009
  2. October 31, 2009
  3. December 31, 2009
  4. December 31, 2009
  5. July 31, 2010
  6. December 31, 2010
  7. December 31, 2010 







One thought on “101 Things in 1001 Days

  1. Wow really great list!! I’m without a doubt going to be stealing some of these 🙂 Specially number 44. Watch every episode of Friends… I own all 10 seasons but don’t remember the last time I watched them.

    A fellow 101er and I started an online community for people doing the 101 in 1001 challenge and I’d really love if you joined! You can check it out at http://dayzero.ning.com.

    Good luck with your list! I’m looking forward to following your journey 🙂


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