101 in 1001

The first time I heard about the 101 in 1001 list was when I was a member of Her Campus Bucknell. Our campus celebrity of the week was a blogger named Mackenzie Horan, a fellow Bucknellian who graduated a few years prior. After hearing about her I was intrigued to check out her blog for myself. I was immediately taken with her fashion sense (I mean who doesn’t love hot pink and navy?!), but also her page called 101 in 1001. Although I love to try new things, the word bucket list often makes me cringe. I find that when people are doing things because it is on their bucket list, it is never as fun as they imagine. They put so much emphasis on accomplishing tons of different memorable or important experiences, which often fall flat because of its forced nature. Some of my favorite memories are from days and nights that did not have a plan in mind, they just became adventures on their own. Many of those moments included bucket list types of experiences that were even more fun because of the spontaneity of it all. The reason why I am so fond of the 101 in 1001 is that it is a combination of a to do list and a bucket list. I am able to dream big but also show progress over time. This list is filled with fun, new, and some more practical goals that I have in mind for myself. Over the next 2.75 years I will work to accomplish every single task on this list, and I promise to update the blog monthly to give you a recap on what I have done. Thank you Mackenzie for this wonderful idea! So here it goes…my 101 in 1001!


101 things in 1001 days

Start: June 2, 2014
End: February 27, 2017

  1. Inspire someone else to start their own 101 in 1001 list
  2. Help a friend start their own blog
  3. Visit a city I have never been before
  4. Take a self defense class
  5. Take a cooking class
  6. Take a ballroom dancing class
  7. Try acupuncture
  8. Move into my first apartment
  9. Find a full time job
  10. Take my parents out to a nice dinner
  11. Do something with my brother for the day, whatever he wants, and I pay
  12. Send flowers to my grandmother out of the blue
  13. Do the Engine 2 Diet for an entire week
  14. Go apple/berry picking
  15. Go to a psychic reading
  16. Have a picnic
  17. Send a care package of gifts to a friend, just because
  18. See 3 concerts
  19. Visit 5 museums
  20. Buy fresh flowers once a month
  21. Visit a national park
  22. Make a T-shirt quilt of my favorite shirts
  23. Put all of my friends’ new addresses in my little black book
  24. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
  25. Really try yoga and stick with it
  26. Figure out my go-to meal for pot lucks/other events
  27. Watch every Audrey Hepburn movie
  28. Read every Jane Austen novel 
  29. Design personalized stationary
  30. Watch a live TV recording
  31. Volunteer for a cause I am passionate about
  32. Go out to dinner by myself, no books/distractions allowed
  33. Find out my blood type
  34. Finish a 1/2 marathon
  35. Run a 5k
  36. Invest in a few basic cookbooks
  37. Invest in a DSLR camera
  38. Invest in beautiful coffee table books
  39. Update my blog design 
  40. Find a sponsor for my blog
  41. Get on a consistent blogging schedule
  42. Find a blogging mentor
  43. Take a photoshop/editing software class
  44. Take a photography class
  45. Organize my computer files
  46. Organize my iTunes
  47. See a broadway show
  48. See a show in Las Vegas
  49. Earn a bartender certification
  50. Frame my college diploma
  51. Go one month without buying any new clothing
  52. See a TED Talk live
  53. Go to the top of the Empire State Building
  54. Visit the Statue of Liberty
  55. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
  56. Walk the High line in NYC
  57. Visit the Guggenheim museum
  58. Learn to knit
  59. Learn to sew
  60. Grow a small indoor tree in my (future) apartment
  61. Use my library card regularly
  62. Leave a 100% tip for great service
  63. Learn to start a fire in the fireplace
  64. Learn how to grill
  65. Go to an amusement park (preferably Coney Island since I have never been!)
  66. See an NFL game
  67. Go to the NYC Ballet
  68. Play blackjack at a casino
  69. Make 10 Recipes off of Pinterest
  70. Become a regular at my favorite coffee place
  71. Figure out how to become an extreme couponer
  72. See a comedy show
  73. Join a Delta Gamma Alumnae group
  74. Make my favorite Australian recipes
  75. Return to Australia, at least for vacation (hopefully more permanently!)
  76. Go to a spa
  77. See ten so-called classic films 
  78. Skydive
  79. Go skinny dipping
  80. Find a pen pal
  81. Print out and organize all of my college photos 
  82. Read all the Harry Potter books
  83. Send thinking of you cards to friends, just because
  84. Participate in a flash mob
  85. Be featured/guest write on another blog
  86. Join a book club
  87. Get back into riflery/go to the shooting range
  88. Ride in a hot air balloon
  89. Send my own holiday cards out one year
  90. Try the Dr.Oz juice cleanse
  91. Learn how to tie a tie
  92. Learn how to play poker
  93. Donate to a Kickstarter project that I believe in
  94. Go zip lining
  95. Find my perfect shade of red lipstick
  96. Find my signature scent 
  97. Learn to define my “personal style” and build a wardrobe around that
  98. Find my go to cocktail of choice
  99. Unplug for an entire day
  100. Do a blog update every month of all the tasks accomplished
  101. Put $5 in savings for every goal accomplished

If anyone wants to help me out with any of these, let me know! I am SO excited to get started!


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