101 in 1001


These are the 101 things I would like to complete in the next 1001 days.  I was inspired by several bloggers to join the Day Zero Project - a challenge to complete a list of 101 goals in 1001 days (about 2.75 years).  It's a good mix between your basic New Year's Resolutions and a Bucket List.

My #101 is to inspire others to start their lists, so if I've inspired you, let me know!

Start Date:  March 9, 2015
End Date:  December 4, 2017
Count:  55/101
  1. Spend a day with each of my siblings (Thanksgiving 2015, 2016)
  2. Switch to a fully clean/gluten free diet (Fall 2016)
  3. Try essential oils for a month (read about it here)
  4. Curate a capsule wardrobe (read about it here, here and here)
  5. Go on a hike in Harpers Ferry (August 2016)
  6. Do yoga every day for 60 days (March-April 2017)
  7. Read 10 books from the Back to University list (10/10)
  8. Make 10 compassion kits to hand out to homeless/those in need
  9. Watch a meteor shower (read about it here)
  10. Organize photos (print and digital) (January 2017)
  11. Start a container garden and harvest produce (seeds planted March 2016, produce growing September 2016)
  12. Send one handwritten note or card to a friend every month for a year (2016-2017)
  13. Volunteer for a Chrysalis/Emmaus/Credo weekend (read about it here)
  14. Have one of my posts published in a national magazine/website (article to be featured in the January 2018 edition of Holl & Lane Magazine)
  15. Introduce someone to the magic of Robert Rosselle at the Torpedo Factory (read about it here)
  16. Spend all my book credit at McKay's Book Store (April 2017)
  17. Donate 101 things I no longer need (read about it here)
  18. Take a yoga class (February 2017)
  19. Take a day trip to Sandy Point State Park
  20. Spend a day with each of my nieces and nephews (December 2016)
  21. Buy a meal for someone behind me in the drive-thru (December 2016)
  22. Go apple picking
  23. Fill an entire journal
  24. Read through the Bible in a year (April 2016 - December 2016)
  25. Host a holiday-themed cookie swap
  26. Write a novel [NaNoWriMo
  27. Do a headstand
  28. Guest post on someone else's blog (read my posts here)
  29. Photograph and research my antique tea china collection (August 2017)
  30. Go to Baltimore to visit the National Aquarium
  31. Send a secret to PostSecret (February 2017)
  32. Go to one of my nephew's football games and see my niece cheer
  33. Complete a month-long photo challenge (11/15)
  34. Make 10 recipes from Pinterest (8/10) (cheesy cauliflower bake from Simple as That, slow cooker creamy garlic mashed potatoes from Cooking Classy, chewy ginger molasses cookies from Gimme Some Oven, slow cooker black bean taco chili from Baked by Rachel, scotcheroos from Scotcheroos.net, overnight cinnamon rolls from Your Homebased Mom, chicken and broccoli alfredo by Damn Delicious, creamed chicken over biscuits from unknown)
  35. Complete the 30 Day Minimalism Project (read about it here)
  36. Order the PowerSheets from Lara Casey and Make It Happen!
  37. Read 50 books each year [see the full reading list here]  2015: (50/50) 2016: (100+/100) 2017: (80/200)
  38. Donate clothing to a battered women's shelter (read about it here)
  39. Visit Williamsburg, VA at Christmastime
  40. Get a FitBit and use it
  41. Complete 10 craft/DIY projects from Pinterest (2/10) (DIY marbled vase, marbled stationery
  42. Get a new hair style/color that is unlike anything I've done before (May 2017)
  43. Travel to see family I don't get to see very often
  44. Go on a hike in Great Falls, VA
  45. Complete 100 Days project (April 4, 2017 - July 12, 2017)
  46. Learn to crochet
  47. Decorate the walls in the bedroom (see it here)
  48. Take a photo of nature every day for a month (see them here)
  49. Get all siblings together for a game night
  50. Read 10 books I loved as a child (10/10)
  51. Go on a picnic
  52. Go to a local bloggers meet-up
  53. Complete the entire Spanish section on Duolingo (July 2017)
  54. Paint 10 pieces (7/10)
  55. Knit winter accessories for donation
  56. Do portraits for my family
  57. Tone up and fit into my clothes better (June 2017)
  58. Do one thing that scares me (August 2017)
  59. Finish writing non-fiction book
  60. Practice hand lettering every day for a month (0/30)
  61. Donate food and toys to a local animal shelter
  62. Go to a paint nite
  63. Roast marshmallows around a bonfire with friends (August 2016)
  64. Start a new holiday tradition
  65. Take a day trip to Skyline Drive
  66. Donate something handmade to a silent auction for a good cause (March 2015)
  67. Write a letter to be opened on my 45th birthday (February 2017)
  68. Donate items to a food bank (November 2015)
  69. Visit Charlottesville, VA
  70. Re-connect with an old friend (Summer 2015)
  71. Complete a no-spend month (April 2015)
  72. Fall in love, again (September 2015)
  73. Complete 2 open courses a year 2015: (2/2) 2016: (2/2) 2017: (2/2)
  74. Watch the sun rise and set in one day (May 2017)
  75. Unplug all electronic devices for a whole weekend (Fall and Winter 2016)
  76. Watch all episodes of The West Wing  (71/156)
  77. Take an art class at the Torpedo Factory
  78. Double my daily water intake (Winter 2016/17)
  79. Make a homemade treat for a friend (Fall 2016)
  80. Leave 10 positive notes on someone's windshield (Summer 2016)
  81. Have a girl's night out
  82. Spend a day at Assateague Island
  83. Spend some time researching and updating family history
  84. Visit a state I've never been to
  85. Write a letter to a soldier overseas
  86. Go to the ballet
  87. Attend a blog conference
  88. Volunteer at a local SPCA
  89. Go berry picking
  90. Memorize all countries in the world and states in the US
  91. Kiss someone on New Year's Eve (December 2016)
  92. Do portraits of the fuzzies (August 2017)
  93. Blog every day for a whole month (see the Blog-tember posts here)
  94. Submit an essay/story into a writing contest (May 2017)
  95. Watch airplanes land at Gravelly Point Park
  96. See a total solar eclipse (next one is August 21, 2017)
  97. Take pictures at the National Arboretum
  98. Submit one of my pictures in a photography contest (March 2017)
  99. Watch all of Nicholas Sparks movies (12/12) 
  100. Write a children's book
  101. Inspire someone to write their own list (June 2017)
If this page has inspired you to write your own 101 in 1001 list, please let me know so I can check off #101!