Tuesday, October 1, 2013

101 things in 1,001 days

Mackenzie Horan from Design Darling boutique started her 101 things in 1,001 days project and her end date was September 28th.   I think starting this project now is a great way to start my senior year of college as I finish a huge chapter in my life and start a new one in the real world.  I'll be checking off things as I go and blogging about them in the process. Follow along for this fun litter journey!  



Start Date: October 1, 2013
End Date: June 28, 2016

  1. Buy myself purple flowers when necessary 
  2. Finish 3 works of Russian literature
  3. Run 10 5K's 
  4. Blog once per week
  5. Go 1 week without spending money
  6. Finish knitting my scarf that I started in Copenhagen
  7. Donate to the Washington Fund
  8. Surprise a friend with flowers
  9. Tell one friend per week that I'm thinking about them
  10. Throw a dinner party for a charity cause 
  11. Move to a new city
  12. Buy a yoga mat
  13. Make homemade Christmas cards & send to family friends
  14. Revitalize old furniture from yard sales
  15. Drink 8 glasses of water every day for a week straight
  16. Read everyday
  17. Watch 5 classic films
  18. Learn a new language
  19. Travel to a new country
  20. Save up to buy a DSLR camera
  21. See a broadway play in NYC
  22. Work on my dissertation a little bit everyday until it is finished
  23. Bake 1 treat off Pinterest from scratch
  24. Visit 5 new cities
  25. Invest in blog business cards
  26. Move into my first apartment
  27. Invite others to advertise on my blog
  28. Spend a weekend in NYC
  29. Run from my house to the beach 
  30. Surprise my roommates with notes in their mailboxes
  31. Postcards from WAC to all my best friends at their colleges
  32. Finish 1 book for fun this semester
  33. Intern in DC one more time
  34. Return to Copenhagen
  35. Join Luminosity & revamp my brain
  36. Buy Photoshop & Illustrator; take a class on both
  37. Take a HTML Coding seminar
  38. Apple picking
  39. Take myself to the movies 
  40. 50 hours of community service
  41. Meet up with 3 blogger pals IRL
  42. Tailgate at a Navy Football game
  43. Write an 'About' page
  44. Attempt paddle boarding
  45. Wine tasting
  46. Day trip to Philly
  47. Ghost Tour of a new city
  48. Get up to watch the sunrise
  49. Visit 5 new musesums
  50. Donate blood
  51. Paint one watercolor per month
  52. Go hiking up a mountain
  53. Inspire another blogger to create their own 101 in 1,001 day list.
  54. Take a cycling class
  55. Buy a subscription to the New York Times
  56. Put away $10 for every task I complete
  57. Go to Canada
  58. Make homemade ravioli from scratch with Emily's family
  59. Buy Borgen on DVD 
  60. Learn Danish
  61. Get a library card
  62. Finish the Harry Potter books (6 & 7)
  63. See 3 new artists live in concert
  64. Join Local Levo for whatever city I move to after graduation
  65. Try Drybar blowout
  66. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
  67. Feature in a magazine
  68. Red Sox game in Boston
  69. Learn calligraphy again
  70. See Mumford & Sons in concert
  71. Visit a new state
  72. 10 recipes from Pinterest/Food gawker for meals
  73. Learn to make Danish apple cake
  74. Buy a magazine
  75. Learn graphic design; make infographics
  76. Eat an apple every day for a week
  77. Try 5 new juice recipes & blog about it
  78. Have 5 more OOTD's 
  79. Buy a fierce pair of heels
  80. Go to a Ted Talk
  81. Watch 10 Ted Talks
  82. Try to be Vegetarian for 1 week
  83. Get a real job
  84. Read 3 books on Buddhism & Islam each
  85. Read Azar Nafisi's other two novels
  86. Watch Sleepless in Seattle
  87. Make my own pair of earrings
  88. Unsubscribe from emails I don't read
  89. Run 30 miles in 30 days
  90. Host a blog giveaway
  91. Have a picnic in a park
  92. Learn to sew/buy a sewing machine
  93. Save up for a new MAC
  94. Make pickles
  95. Keep a one sentence journal 
  96. Write a letter to my 25 year old self.
  97. Refurbish a book shelf
  98. Audition for something unexpected
  99. Kayak with Dad
  100. Crabbing with Grandma
  101. $5 for every task not completed to charity

Here's to a new adventure over the next 1,001 days! 
Do you have a wish list or bucket list?  How do you keep yourself motivated to complete it?

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