101 in 1001

The mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The criteria: Tasks must be specific (i.e., no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e., 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.

Start Date: January 1, 2014

End Date: September 28, 2016

1. Come up with 101 things (1/1/14)

2. Write a letter for me to read at the end of this challenge (1/1/14)

3. Leave the country at least once

4. Complete an internship

5. Buy the person behind me what they ordered

6. Graduate from SCU!

7. Go on a mission/service/immersion trip

8. Road trip!!!

9. Go on an Alaskan adventure with Jenna

10. Visit Eileen in Boston

11. Go to Portland

12. SCUBA dive at least 5 new places

13. Visit at least 2 high school friends at college

14. Go camping

15. Celebrate a random holiday

16. Go to a drive-in movie theater

17. Pay for a stranger’s meal

18. Go to bar tending school

19. Run a half marathon (or 2)

20. Write drunk, edit sober, and blog what you end up writing

21. Watch every episode of Friends and Seinfeld

22. Plan a huge surprise birthday (or any celebration, really) party for someone

23. Volunteer

24. Complete a 365 day photo challenge and publish it into a coffee table book

25. Read the entire Bible

26. Do yoga regularly for a year

27. Go to a Zac Brown Band concert

28. Invest in a legit Northface backpack

29. Start a vegetable garden

30. Attend a program by a famous, inspirational speaker (DALAI LAMA @ SCU! 2/24/14)

31. Donate blood regularly (Started in March, 2014, and to be continued!)

32. Hike in 10 new, beautiful places (1. Henry Cowell Redwood Park, 1/14)

33. Send flowers to a friend

34. Bring a meal to a family/anyone going through a tough time

35. Do at least 5 “stereotypical” SCU things before I graduate

36. Start a 401K

37. Move into an apartment

38. Write a cookbook

39. Host a dinner party

40. Go to at least 5 new states

41. Have a kick-ass bookshelf fulllll of books

42. Keep in touch with a random pen pal

43. Complete 10 Pinterest craft/DIY projects

44. Make a book of “found poetry”

45. Go to Hawaii and try to be a local instead of a tourist (and eat at all of the DDD spots!)

46. Eat at at least 10 DDD locations!

47. Skydive

48. Go to High Tea

49. Attend a Holi Festival

50. Go to the Ellen DeGeneres show

51. Watch at least 10 classic movies

52. Come up with potential names/menus/business plans for a future bakery

53. Go to Disneyland and help to make it the Happiest Place on Earth

54. Unplug for a weekend

55. Try 5 new foods (1. Shabu Shabu @ Shabuway with Brittany! 3/2014)

56. Go whale watching in two different seasons

57. Celebrate my 21st birthday in a unique way

58. Go zip lining

59. Be able to read music well

60. Memorize at least 5 songs on the piano

61. Spend a day watching Disney movies and baking

62. Go white water rafting

63. Movie theater marathon

64. Increase my savings to (at least) a 4 month emergency fund

65. Go wine tasting on the wine bus, in Napa…

66. Paddle board

67. Learn sign language

68. Get my passport & have it stamped at least once

69. Ride in a hot air balloon

70. Reconnect with an old friend

71. Answer the 50 Questions that will Free Your Mind (Completed March, 2014– these are so fun and thought-provoking!)

72. Be prepared for Christmas by having all gifts bought/made 2 weeks before the 25th

73. Leave a 100% tip

74. Snorkel

75. Use a cheesy pick-up line on somebody

76. Bake something new every month for a year (January 2014: Heath Bar Cookies, February 2014: Gluten Free Brownies)

77. Participate in a Color Run!

78. Get dressed up for a girls’ night out

79. Go to Shadowbrook

80. Watch 5 documentaries

81. Get a nice camera and learn how to use it

82. Go horseback riding

83. Start a new tradition

84. Go to the snow

85. Stargaze where there are no streetlights, etc.

86. Complete at least 5 of the suggestions for this list from Mr. Oder

87. Learn how to do my taxes

88. See Monarch butterflies migrate to Pacific Grove

89. Mik a cow

90. Collect fresh eggs from hens

91. Go to the airport and buy tickets to the next available flight (to anywhere) and stay for a three-day weekend.

92. Read all of the books on the master list (coming soon)

93. Go to San Francisco at Christmas time

94. Put together and stick to a monthly budget

95. Participate in at least 3 charity walks (and have a quirky team name!)

96. Go backpacking

97. Do “One Good Deed” a day for a year and journal about it for each day

98. Write a list of 101 things that I’ve already accomplished

99. Inspire someone else to make their own 101 in 1001 list (Way to go, Jordan! She even did a 214 in 2014! I am so jazzed for her!)

100. Deposit $10 into a savings account for each task accomplished; Donate $10 to charity for each task uncompleted

101. Come up with another 101 in 1001 list!


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