The Mission: Complete 101 preset goals in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Goals must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 days? Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple challenges such as NewYear's resolutions or a 'Bucket List'. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 days (about 2.75 years) is a better period than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the goals, which is better for organizing and timing some goals such as overseas trips, study semester, or outdoor activities.

Bold - In Progress
Crossed Out - Done 

 START DATE: January 24, 2012
END DATE: October 22, 2014
Done: 13
Left: 88

1. Get my Bachelor's degree (graduated May 12th!)
2. Make the President's list my last semester (President's List! 4.0 for the semester) 
3. Walk at graduation (May 12th!)
4. Have a bridal shower (July 28th, 2012)
5. Get Married (09/23/12)
6. Get my first teaching job (July 2012)
7. Find our first apartment (move in August 11, 2012)
8. Start my Master's degree
9. Exercise at least three times a week for two months (0/2)
10. Get a puppy
11. Find 100 new recipes that I like, and try them (0/100)
12. Write those 100 recipes on recipe cards (0/100)
13. Read twenty books off The Best Books of the 20th Century list (1/20) (If I counted all the books on the list I've already read, then I would already have 20, so I'm only counting what I read since starting the list. 1. The Help)
14. Read at least three books about how to write (0/3)
15. Write at least ten chapters of my first novel (0/10)
16. Buy a sewing machine
17. Go to a bar (March 13, 2012 - Pat O'Briens in San Antonio)
18. Go on a honeymoon
19. Start a journal, and write in it every day for two months (0/2)
20. Go to New York City
21. Update my blog everyday for a month (0/30)
22. Organize scrapbook things
23. Apply to at least five different school districts (5/5)
24. Start working on a family
25. Buy a Project Life kit
26. Don't cut my hair short for the whole 1001 days
27. Find five new bands to listen to (2/5) (Courrier, Of Monsters and Men)
28. Go to at least six museums (1/6) (San Antonio Museum of Art)
29. Go to the beach
30. Legally change my last name once I'm married
31. Get my passport
32. Travel out of the country
33. Send out thank you notes after the wedding
34. Try ten new restaurants (4/10) (Ritas - San Antonio, Carl's Jr., Los Rios - San Antonio, In & Out Burger)
35. Take Michael back home to Iowa to see where I was born
36. Go to Washington D.C.
37. Scrapbook the first year of our married life
38. Find ten new date ideas, and do them (4/10) (Zoo, Museum, Ripley's Believe it or Not, bar for drinks)
39. Go to a drive-in theater
40. Take ballroom dancing classes
41. Make map/travel decor for our living room
42. Don't buy new clothes for three weeks (2/3)
43. Get a new car (February 2012)
44. Meet an author that I like
45. Find three new authors that I enjoy (0/3)
46. Go through my clothes every six months and donate what I don't wear (3/5)
47. Take more pictures (Working on it!)
48. Change my voting registration to my hometown (May 2012)
49. Vote in the 2012 Presidential election
50. Create a craft room and organize it
51. Buy a Cricut machine 
52. Go on a picnic
53. Take a cruise with Michael
54. Help mom finish our vacation scrapbook
55. Work on a home binder 
56. Take parents out to dinner before I move out as a thank you
57. Get my ESL certification
58. Get my 4-8 Generalist certification (June 5, 2012)
59. Test up and get certification to teach high school
60. Re-read all seven of the Harry Potter books (0/7)
61. Organize all my school things in binders
62. Read ALL the way through my Food Network and Writers magazines
63. Go to at least three movies a year with my parents (3/9)
64. Have our parents over for dinner once we have an apartment
65. Visit my best friend at least twice a year (0/6)
66. Get a subscription to Better Homes and Gardens (March 2012)
67. Figure out a great wedding gift for Michael (May 2012)
68. Make a bucket list with Michael once we're married
69. Find at least twenty crafts I like, and make them (4/20)
70. Take a spontaneous road trip (San Antonio - Spring Break 2012)
71. Go to the midnight premiere of the last Twilight movie with mom and dad
72. Go to a Halloween party
73. Take a yoga class
74. Get a Birchbox subscription
75. Go out to eat alone, and enjoy it
76. Make a gingerbread house
77. Decide on a traditional Christmas breakfast
78. Learn how to crochet
79. Go to the at least four Rangers' games each season (3/12)
80. See The Band Perry live
81. Completely decorate/organize our apartment once we're married
82. Get used to wearing contacts
83. Visit Alcatraz
84. Watch through a whole season of American Idol (2012)
85. Donate some stuffed animals
86. Throw things away as I pack to move out
87. Try to enjoy my Bachelorette party, no matter what they do
88. Have one last sleepover before I get married
89. Bake a cake from scratch, including frosting and decorations
90. Figure out at least three new ways to wear my hair (1/3)
91. Don't allow myself to get fake nails until the wedding
92. Make at least 50 recipes from my new Betty Crocker cookbook (1/50)
93. Buy at least four new shades of Essie nail polish (2/4) (Lady Like, Eternal Optimist)
94. Remember to take a vitamin everyday for a month (0/30)
95. Find a great/creative gift for my mentor teachers (They were adorable, and they loved them!)
96. Buy a set of Sharpie pens and Prang markers
97. Improve my signature
98. Save up and get the teaching books I want
99. Make things for my first classroom
100. Keep up-to-date on my credit card payments
101. Make another 1001 list once this one ends


  1. I loving reading people's 101 in 1001 days list. Best of luck with yours.

  2. Love this idea~ very inspiring!!


  3. I love your list, you look like you're making much better progress than I am on mine! Hahah!