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While browsing livejournal, a poster on one of the communities I follow mentioned they were participating in the "101 things in 1001 days" challenge.

I was immediately intrigued.

I like the idea of setting goals for myself, whether they be long or short term. It makes me feel as though I have something to look forward to, as if I am accomplishing something. The end of a monumental achievement.


After 3 days of scribbling down every ambition I have for the next 2.73 years, I finally managed to hammer together a list.

Tomorrow will be Day One and my list will officially be set into motion.

Wish me luck!

In Progress

Start Date: February 2, 2010
End Date: October 30, 2012

1. Buy a new iPod.
2. Go sledding.
3. Perfect my cartwheels.
4. Find the perfect trench coat.
5. Save up enough to buy myself a really great camera bag.
6. Learn how to walk in high heels.
7. Buy a pair of Jeffrey Campbell's.
8. Start taking a multivitamin regularly.
9. Take biotin twice a day, everyday.
10. Take M. to the Skyspace at Pomona College.
11. Stop over-drying my hands with sanitizer.
12. Leave an inspirational note in a book for someone to find. 
13. Listen to 26 bands I’ve never listened to, starting with each letter of the alphabet. (13 of 26)
The Black Eyed Peas, Camera Obscura, Depeche Mode, Fake, Hanson, Juli, LMFAO, Mazzy Star, Nena, One Direction, SSQ, The Whomping Willows, Yazoo (Yaz)
14. Send 30 postcards via (0 of 30)
15. See at least five great museum exhibits ( 3 of 5)
 Plants, Flowers, and Fruits: Ellsworth Kelly Lithographs (Norton Simon), Divine Demons: Wrathful Deities of Buddhist Art (Norton Simon), The Rise in Printmaking in Southern California (Norton Simon)
16. Take a friend out for ice cream.
17. Keep a plant alive for more than a week.
18. Attend the Opera.
19. Visit the German Christmas Markets.
20. Take a trip with a friend. 
21. Take Polaroid pictures with a friend
22. Fly a kite. 
23. Say ‘yes’ to everything for a day.
24. Streamline my wardrobe. Keep what I love and donate the rest.
25. Have a Harry Potter marathon.
26. Attend at least 5 concerts/shows. (3 of 5)
A Midsummer Night's Dream- Redlands Shakespearean Festival, Hanson (Sept. '10), Steel Panther w/ IMMUNE and Clean Corruption
27. Have a picnic at Pomona College.
28. Go to 5 different clubs. (0 of 5)
29. Make sock puppets with my nephew or young cousins.
30. Take pictures in a photo booth.
31. Host a theme party.
32. Buy flowers for someone.
33. Go ice skating.
34. Construct an elaborate indoor fort
35. Find 100 things that make me happy.
36. Attend a taping of Ellen.
37. 15,000 track listens on
38. Visit the Grand Canyon.
39. Visit Portland and Seattle. 
40. Update my blog at least 5 times/month.
41. Compliment 5 different strangers.
42. Bake a birthday cake for every person in my immediate family.
43. Get a tattoo.
44. Attend the ballet.
45. Send my parents on a date night (all expenses included).
46. Finish my BA in Anthropology.
47. Find (and get into) the perfect graduate school.
48. Start my own business.
49. Go to the dentist. =(
50. Improve my Spanish
51. Learn German (fluently).
52. Give to a pet charity.
53. Learn to roll my own sushi.
54. Watch the news everyday for a month.
55. Plant a tree.
56. Fast for 3 days.
57. Get health/dental insurance.
58. Go a month without candy/sweets.
59. Go a month without fried foods.
60. Volunteer with 5 new organizations. (0 of 5)
61. Learn how to sew on a sewing machine.
62. Donate blood.
63. Learn how to change the oil in my car.
64. Grow my hair mid-back length.
65. Be able to complete 20 real push-ups.
66. Get rid of my iPhone.
67. Audition for a play.
68. Shut off internet and television for a weekend.
69. Put together an emergency kit for my car. 
70. Put together an emergency earthquake kit.

71. Buy a new laptop.
72. Start paying off student loans. 
73. Lose the extra weight!
74. Go back to tennis lessons 
75. Watch 100 movies I’ve never seen before. (67 of 100)
Sybil, Amelie, Me You and Everyone We Know, Goodbye Lenin, Happenstance, Gigantic, Whip It, Shakespeare in Love, Jane Eyre, Tin Man, Cool As Ice, Pygmalion, Sherlock Holmes, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Avatar, Big Fish, Pyscho, Alice in Wonderland, Lars and the Real Girl, Big, Definitely, Maybe, Captain Correli's Mandolin, Silence of the Lambs, Wristcutters: A Love Story, About A Boy, The Nanny Diaries, Hannibal, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, Toy Story 3, Sex and the City 2, Taken, Black Swan, The Adjustment Bureau, Tangled, D.E.B.S., The Social Network, Holy Rollers, Zombieland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Education of Charlie Banks, Cursed, The Innocents, Maurice, Dinner for Schumucks, War Horse, Paleface, 50/50, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Iron Lady, Lady Vengeance, The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Rio, Dark Shadows, The Amazing Spider-Man, Brave, The Dark Knight Rises, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games, Looper, Frankenweenie, Casino Royale, The Incredible Hulk, The Help, Easy A, Adventureland
 76. Read 75 books I’ve never read before(13 out of 75)
Prey- Crichton, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse- Meyer, The Twits- Dahl, Me and Mr. Darcy- Potter, Silence of the Lambs- Harris, The Other Side of Me- Sheldon, The Jungle Book- Kipling, Manipulative Monkeys, Criminology Theory, Hannibal-Harris, The Jungle Book- Kipling
77. Read 3 banned books that I’ve never read before (not counted towards the above task). (1 out of 3)
Lolita- Nabokov
78. Prepare at least 10 challenging (for me) and delicious dishes: entrees or desserts. (4 out of 10) 
Veggie Spring Rolls, Veggie Pizza, Chow Mein, Chicken Fettucine Alfredo 
79. Try 5 cocktails that I’ve never had before. 
80. Save up (approximately) $400 for a new camera.
81. Rake up all the leaves in my parent’s yard.
82. Take 3 dance classes in any genre. (0 out of 3)
83. Reread the Harry Potter series from start to finish.
84. Work out five days a week for a month.
85. Commandeer a bicycle.
86. Help my parents with one thing, once a month.

87. Learn how to knit or crochet.
88. Make a mobile
89. Open my own etsy shop.
90. Learn a song on the piano.
91. Perfect my headband-making skills.
92. Make paper hats.
93. Put together an in-home filing system for documents.
94. Start compiling a recipe binder and keep it organized.
95. Devise some sort of record organization/storage contraption.
96. Fill a penny jar.
97. Brush up on my html skills.

98. Complete a photo challenge. 
99. Start experimenting with higher-end makeup. 
100. Visit San Francisco. 
101. Write a new 101 list after day 1001.

Updated 10-30-12


Andy said...

A really good list! I might borrow some for my list. Have you started moving towards ticking any off yet?

Holly said...

Great list! Just came across yours while searching for new ideas for my 2nd list. I might borrow some of yours, good luck completing it!