101 in 1001

101 in 1001

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

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

Why 1001 Days?: Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’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 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, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

Start date: February 26, 2016

End date: November 23, 2018

Kay’s 101 in 1001

  1. Save $1 – $5 for every goal I complete
  2. Write a letter to myself to read at the end of 1001 days
  3. Get a new piercing (November 18, 2016 – Fourth hole! and two new cartilage piercings)
  4. Go to a concert (July 12, 2016 – Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas)
  5. Go to every home Alabama game! (November 2017)
  6. Get a (real) tattoo (September 7, 2017 – sorry mom!)
  7. Go skinny dipping (May 27, 2018 – should have done it in a pool tbh)
  8. Lose 10 pounds
  9. Have at least one spontaneous adventure (After prom – May 28, 2016)
  10. Steal a street sign (we stole a sign from a parking lot – does that count? November 11, 2017)
  11. Go on a road trip {NJ to FL, GA, SC, NC back to NJ} (March 28, 2016 – April 2016)
  12. Go to a theme park with friends (June 16 – Six Flags Great Adventure)
  13. Get into college (Lynchburg & Alabama – October 2016)
  14. Get into a nursing program (BAMA! Capstone College of Nursing – October 20, 2016)
  15. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself 
  16. Get my boating license
  17. Kiss under mistletoe
  18. Create a timelapse of the sunrise and sunset
  19. Answer “50 questions that will free your mind”
  20. Successfully pull an all-nighter with my friends
  21. Go to prom (April 15, 2016 & May 27, 2016)
  22. Join a sorority (August 19, 2017 – Gamma Phi Beta!)
  23. Learn sign language
  24. Learn more about my birth parents
  25. Run a 5K
  26. Write 5 letters to 5 people who have changed my life
  27. Send a message in a bottle
  28. Go to Europe (June 21 – June 29, 2017 – Ireland, Scotland, and Wales!)
  29. No phone for a full day
  30. Write bad memories on a paper, and then burn it
  31. Kiss a random guy (Too many times to count whoops)
  32. Create a photo book of friends
  33. Make pizza from scratch
  34. Ride a hot air balloon
  35. Adopt a puppy for a day
  36. Write in a journal every day for a month
  37. Try a new style of food
  38. Go on a picnic
  39. Finally unsubscribe from all junk-emails
  40. Complete a coloring book
  41. Identify 100 things that make me happy
  42. Get a job (June 25, 2016 – Lifeguard & September 2016 – Cheer coach)
  43. Buy my parents something really nice
  44. Attend a masquerade party (April 23, 2016)
  45. Go through and clean out my iPhoto (August 2017 – I reimaged my Mac, does that count?)
  46. Throw out 20 things and do not replace them (March 26, 2016)
  47. Have a “Friendsgiving” (November 23, 2016)
  48. Make Christmas cards and send them to all my friends
  49. Go on a scavenger hunt
  50. Take a self-defense class (Started one this September)
  51. Buy myself something I’ve been wanting for a while
  52. Go to a mystery room (January 28, 2017)
  53. Try Cars for the first time (June 14, 2016)
  54. Go to an NFL game
  55. Go to a college party (Ongoing – my poor poor liver)
  56. Do the Polar Plunge
  57. Get at least a 25 on the ACT (May 31, 2016 – scored a 26!)
  58. Intern at a hospital
  59. Take a cute senior sweater picture (September 7, 2016)
  60. Find my blood type
  61. Get asked to prom (April 28, 2016)
  62. Become an “official” upperclassman (March 3, 2016)
  63. Visit every state on the East Coast (Completed April 4, 2016)
  64. Adopt a star
  65. Successfully complete a Pinterest craft (December 19, 2016 – Photo letter)
  66. Send friends cards just because
  67. Get up in time for a beach sunrise
  68. Catch a fish
  69. Do one thing that scares me more than anything (TBD)
  70. Go to a museum and not get bored
  71. Buy myself flowers just because
  72. Take a pole dancing class
  73. Feed a giraffe
  74. Swim with the dolphins/turtles
  75. Round off tuck on dead mat (March 3, 2016)
  76. Go to a foam party
  77. Model in a fashion show (March 13, 2016, December 4, 2016)
  78. Get my senior bow (November 5, 2016)
  79. Visit the Statue of Liberty
  80. Try light drawing (June 8, 2016)
  81. Go to bed before 11PM for a week
  82. Buy white Converse
  83. Buy a pair of kick ass heels (December 2017)
  84. Drive a Jeep Wrangler
  85. Donate clothes I don’t wear anymore (Ongoing)
  86. Get my double off a one-meter springboard (July 29, 2016)
  87. Go to California
  88. Go to a club (October-May — Does Rounders count?)
  89. Write thank you notes for gifts for an entire year (2017-2018)
  90. Get a job as a lifeguard (June 25, 2016)
  91. Vote!! (November 2017)
  92. Have a bonfire
  93. Go to tea with my friends
  94. Try crossfit (May 19, 2018 – this shit is so hard never again)
  95. Do yoga at least once a month for a year
  96. Take a photography class (January 25, 2016 – June 10, 2016)
  97. Inspire someone else to make a list (February 26, 2016)
  98. Walk the High Line in NYC (May 28, 2016 & September 2016)
  99. Make a summer video
  100. Kiss in the snow or rain (October 7, 2017 – rain!)
  101. Finish the entire list

Kate’s 101 in 1001

  1. Get a role in a musical or play
  2. Get a tattoo
  3. Fall deeply and madly in love with someone
  4. Spontaneously go on a trip with my best friends
  5. Go skinny dipping
  6. Graduate high school with a 3.0 GPA
  7. Graduate college with a degree
  8. Make a music video
  9. Buy myself a puppy
  10. Finish writing an entire novel
  11. Get a second piercing on my ear
  12. Teach a dance class
  13. Meet someone famous
  14. Visit 10 new cities or countries
  15. Host a fancy dinner party with all my friends
  16. Take a trip with just my brother
  17. Work out for three consecutive weeks
  18. Buy a piece of art
  19. Carry my camera around for an entire day and just take pictures
  20. See a movie at a drive-in
  21. Make a drastic change to my hair
  22. Have a professional photo shoot
  23. Pull an all nighter 
  24. Buy a fancy old fashioned dress and just wear it all day
  25. Write a letter to myself and open it when I turn 30
  26. Make homemade ice cream
  27. Walk the streets of New York like a model
  28. Go to the city and talk with a British accent all day
  29. Watch Gone With the Wind
  30. Buy a killer pair of red heels
  31. Drink a milkshake with someone with two straws
  32. Go to a club in the city (Peru)
  33. Go to Hawaii
  34. Write in my diary at least twice a week
  35. Get a job
  36. Buy an entirely new wardrobe and donate my old clothes to the needy
  37. Go on a cruise
  38. Go to ten concerts
  39. Get a spray tan (does self tan count?)
  40. Slap a guy in the face
  41. Go to New York City on New Year’s Eve
  42. Polar Bear Plunge
  43. Visit every state in the US
  44. Meet a cowboy
  45. Kiss someone in the rain
  46. Be in two places at once (state borders)
  47. Ride a mechanical bull
  48. Fly in a hot air balloon
  49. Watch the sunrise
  50. Have a romantic dinner on a rooftop
  51. Attend a murder mystery dinner
  52. Indoor skydive
  53. Bathe an elephant
  54. Ride a camel
  55. Adopt a star
  56. Go to Africa
  57. Ride a horse
  58. Sing karaoke
  59. Write a love note with lipstick on a mirror
  60. Jump into a pool fully clothed
  61. Make mosaic art
  62. Attend a music festival
  63. Write a message in a bottle
  64. Attend a masquerade party
  65. Go to a NFL game
  66. Dance on a bar (or a table)
  67. Go to a book signing
  68. Go to a paint party (or host one)
  69. Try pole dancing
  70. Buy two outfits at a second hand store
  71. Buy a typewriter
  72. Get a makeup lesson
  73. Get stiletto nails
  74. Wear colored contacts
  75. Have a summer fling
  76. Buy white Converse
  77. Buy Timberlands
  78. Go to California
  79. Have tea with my friends where we all wear fancy clothes and weird hats
  80. Speak out on feminism and women’s equality
  81. Go on a spontaneous road trip
  82. Go on an overnight scavenger hunt with all my friends
  83. Visit a ghost town
  84. Dance like no one is watching, but in public
  85. Inspire someone to make another list
  86. Become a mentor to someone
  87. Go on a strange adventure with my brother
  88. Kiss someone under the mistletoe
  89. Go on a date to the beach
  90. Go to a film premier
  91. Attend a foam party
  92. Attend a rave
  93. Go in a jacuzzi in the snow
  94. Have a High School Musical moment, like dancing on a roof or breaking out into spontaneous singing and dancing.
  95. Become CPR certified
  96. Create a collage of polaroid pictures
  97. Crash a party
  98. Dine on the top of the Eiffel tower
  99. Kiss a random guy
  100. Go to a crazy college party
  101. Complete all the things on this list.

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