101 Things in 1001 Days

I first heard about the concept of 101 in 1001 from Mackenzie Horan who writes the blog Design Darling.  I absolutely love the idea: accomplish 101 things that you want to try for the first time or do more of – like a to-do list with a set deadline.  I think part of the reason why this idea was so appealing to me is because I love to make lists.


Ever since I started working full time, I have found that it is increasingly difficult to break my daily routine.  How easy is it to just come home at the end of the day, make dinner, chill out in front of Netflix, and then crawl into bed only to repeat the process again the next day?  I know, it’s really, really hard to break the vicious cycle.  This list, however, keeps me on track of changing things up a little.

I thought I would share my own list today (as well as Mackenzie’s), to encourage other people to do the same thing.  Publishing it here will hopefully keep me more accountable for crossing off the whole thing!  This is my second 101 in 1001, and I made it about 3/4’s of the way through my first list.  I want to fully complete my second one!

How it Works:  Make a list of 101 things that you want to accomplish in 1001 days (about 2.75 years).  Then go out and do them! Easy as that!  Here’s mine:

Starts: April 18th, 2017

Ends: January 14th, 2020

Progress So Far: 13/101



  1. Graduate from Humber College
  2. Launch my career (June 5, 2017)
  3. Learn French
  4. Start to learn Cantonese
  5. Take a pottery class
  6. Take a self-defence class (June 2017)
  7. Start to learn how to play an instrument
  8. Take Wilton Cake Decorating Level 3 course
  9. Begin to learn American Sign Language
  10. Make my own business cards
  11. Take a cooking class
  12. Improve my photography skills
  13. Improve my Adobe skills
  14. Learn basic HTML coding
  15. Improve my Microsoft Office skills
  16. Take a ski lesson


Travel and Adventure

  1. Travel with Ryan
  2. Take a trip by myself (Montreal, May 2017)
  3. Take a trip with a friend
  4. Go camping
  5. Ride in a boat, canoe, or kayak (Wasaga Beach, July 2017)
  6. Hike to see a waterfall
  7. Take a hike in another country
  8. Visit a new province
  9. Visit a territory
  10. Travel to a new country
  11. Travel to a new continent
  12. Take a road trip with Ryan
  13. See the Northern Lights
  14. Go on a trip with my entire family



  1. Start a bullet journal (April 2017)
  2. Make macarons
  3. Prepare a meal using only local ingredients (100 miles)
  4. Read 50 books (3/50 – 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write, Little Women, All the Light We Cannot See)
  5. Make an Alpha Phi Scrapbook
  6. Bake bread from scratch
  7. Paint a canvas
  8. Bake 20 new recipes
  9. Cook 20 new recipes (1/20 – Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes)
  10. Learn calligraphy
  11. Harvest my own home-grown vegetables
  12. Plant a bee garden
  13. Read 3 new Shakespeare plays
  14. Read all the books on my nightstand
  15. Take 3 dance classes
  16. Go skating
  17. Go rock climbing
  18. Read 5 classics (1/5 – Little Women)
  19. Finish crocheting my blanket



  1. See 3 dance performances
  2. Visit 10 museums or galleries (4/10 – Musee Des Beaux Arts, Pointe-a-Calliere, Centre d’Histoire de Montreal, Bata Shoe Museum)
  3. See a Cirque du Soleil performance
  4. Go to see 3 plays or musicals
  5. See 3 concerts (1/3 – James Barker Band)
  6. Watch 3 documentaries
  7. Listen to 3 podcasts (1/3 – Young House Love #54)
  8. See an opera, comedy show, or symphony



  1. Run 2 kilometers without stopping
  2. Feel Healthy
  3. Feel Fit
  4. “Cure” my back injury
  5. Go one month without ordering take-out
  6. Find out my blood type
  7. Be able to do the splits again
  8. Try a new exercise class (Kickboxing – June 2017)
  9. Eat spaghetti without feeling sick afterwards



  1. Pay off my student loan
  2. Save $20,000
  3. Donate to 3 different charities
  4. Put $10 in my savings account for every goal accomplished



  1. Make a list of 101 goals (April 2017)
  2. Move out
  3. Follow consistent morning and evening routines for one week (June 2017)
  4. Spend a day with Megan
  5. Go to a hockey game
  6. Go for high tea
  7. Get a facial
  8. Declutter my belongings
  9. Finish my closet
  10. Volunteer
  11. Go on a picnic with Ryan
  12. Own something with Ryan
  13. Complete my current journal and begin a new one
  14. Buy a lottery ticket (June 2017)
  15. Buy pearl earrings
  16. Give myself a spa day
  17. Go to the zoo
  18. Be a bridesmaid or wedding planner
  19. Create proper storage for my artwork
  20. Completely unplug for 48 hours
  21. Host a party
  22. Try 5 new restaurants (1/5 – Pan Pan Noodle Bar)
  23. Take a day to do something fun with my mom and sister
  24. Watch the sun rise
  25. Watch the sun set (Wasaga Beach – July 2017)
  26. Throw my first dinner party
  27. Send 50 hand written notes
  28. Attend 5 Alpha Phi events (1/5 – Baseball Tournament)
  29. Go on a double date (May 2017)
  30. See a shooting star (July 2017)
  31. Watch fireworks (July 2017)


Be sure to let me know if you were inspired to write your own list!  I will try my best to update this one frequently.  🙂



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