101 in 1001

As I celebrate my 19th birthday today, I am looking forward to some a new season in my life, a season of growth and change and in many ways, searching. I am still unsure about where God is going to take me in this life, but I do know that sitting around and playing 2048 in my free time isn’t necessarily the best way to do things. 🙂 So in an effort to make the next 1001 days a little more meaningful, and kick off my 20th year on this earth with a challenge, I’ve decided to combine two of my favorite things (lists + goals) and work on completing 101 goals in 1001 days. I am super excited about starting this and documenting my progress! So, without further ado, here is my list.

101 in 1001 (8/101)

Starting date: March 29th, 2014

End date: December 24th, 2016

Family + Relationships (0/7)

  • Send Christmas cards
  • Surprise my mom with flowers
  • Make a list of what I’m looking for/ what is important to me in a relationship
  • Write my grandparents a letter yearly (1/6)
  • Take flowers to my dad’s grave
  • Have a Skype date every semester with my best friends
  • Apply for The Amazing Race with Megan

Create + Learn (0/23)

  • Tie a note to a balloon and let it go
  • Find an inspirational quote and work it into a craft
  • Send a message in a bottle
  • Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it
  • Make a list of 101 quotes that inspire me
  • Take a picture of myself every first day of the month for a year (1/12)
  • Make a list of 101 things I love
  • Start a pressed flowers notebook
  • Make a playlist of 101 of my favorite songs
  • Make a list of 50 favorite movies
  • Make a playlist of 26 songs (each starting with a different letter of the alphabet) and listen to them in alphabetical order on a road trip
  • Learn to play at least one song on the guitar
  • Learn to juggle with three balls
  • Learn how to say “I love you” in ten different languages (4/10)
  • Learn how to surf
  • Learn how to change a tire
  • Learn how to drive stick shift
  • Learn how to shoot a gun
  • Ask 20 friends to suggest one book, and read them all
  • Read a biography every year
  • Finish 10 Pinterest projects
  • Make a photo album
  • Complete a coloring book

Entertainment + Travel (0/17)

  • Visit Hollywood (California)
  • Go to Universal Studios
  • Go to Six Flags (USA)
  • Go to a convention
  • Visit Disneyland (California)
  • Go on a road trip
  • Go on a picnic
  • Attend a live taping of a TV show
  • Go for a hike in the woods
  • Go paddleboarding
  • Go downhill skiing
  • Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet
  • See a drive-in movie
  • Go on a train trip
  • Listen to every song in my iTunes library (1562 left)
  • Visit five new cities
  • Spend a weekend in San Francisco

For Others (1/9)

  • Make a list of the top 5 people who have positively influenced me and write them letters
  • Host a dinner party
  • Donate blood
  • Pay for someone else’s food behind me at the drive-thru
  • Anonymously send a card or flowers to someone going through a tough time
  • Leave a 100% tip
  • Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
  • Volunteer at an event
  • Flip through the phone book and mail five people $5 each

For Me (7/23)

  • Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over
  • Start a bullet journal
  • Write a personal mission statement
  • Complete 7 goals in a week
  • Go to college
  • Make a list of 100 things I want to do before I die
  • Go a month without buying anything that isn’t a necessity
  • Save 10% of my income
  • Save a 3-month emergency fund
  • Buy a car
  • Quit Facebook for a week
  • Spend a day without technology
  • Clear out my email inbox
  • Back up my laptop once every three months
  • Make my bed every morning for a month
  • Write a “if anything happens to me” letter
  • Blog about my 101 in 1001
  • Drink eight glasses of water a day for a week
  • Go to the gym twice a week for three months
  • Subscribe to a magazine that I love
  • Put $10 in savings for each goal accomplished
  • Get a full body massage
  • Run a 10K race

For God (0/15)

  • Read through the Bible in a year
  • Lead someone to Christ
  • Pray for someone every day for a month
  • Tithe 10%
  • Memorize a chapter of the Bible
  • Give up coffee for lent
  • Give someone a Bible with my testimony inside
  • Pray for my future husband every day for a month
  • Spend a day alone with God
  • Find a church home near school
  • Leave 10 sticky notes with Bible verses on them in public restrooms
  • Sponsor a child for a year
  • Spend a day in silence
  • Fast for a day
  • Do quiet time every morning for a month

For Fun (0/7)

  • Get a henna tattoo on my hand or foot
  • Build a blanket fort and sleep in it
  • Dance in the rain
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
  • Go swing dancing
  • Learn a dance from a music video

So here goes! 1001 days with purpose. Let me know your thoughts on this and if you decided to start this challenge yourself, I’d love a buddy!

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