101 Things in 1001 Days (Redux)

The Mission:
 Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.The Criteria: Tasks 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 my part).

The Original Idea: 101 Things in 1001 Days

Years: 2.75
Months: 32
Weeks: 143
Days: 1001

Start Date: July 2015
Finish Date: April 8, 2018


  1.  Complete it!
  2. Blog about every completed task on the list (1/101)
  3. Vlog about at least a quarter of the below goals (0/25).
  4. Create a new list before April 8, 2018.
  5. Replace ten things at the half-way point with new ideas (0/10).
  6. Eat fresh & homemade every day for 2 weeks – no eating out! (0/14)
  7. Start an exercise regimen that’s at least 3 hours a week for 8 weeks. (0/8)
  8. Get into the habit of taking a multivitamin once a day for 2 weeks (0/14)
  9. Participate in an athletic event for charity.
  10. Participate in at least 20 outdoor activities (Hiking, surfing, skiing etc.) (0/20)
  11. Join a “sports” team – bocce ball, polo, croquet etc.
  12. Develop and maintain a skincare regimen for 2 weeks (0/2)
  13. Participate in a weekly yoga class for 8 weeks (0/8)
  14. Establish a vegetable garden with more than five varieties of vegetables (0/5)
  15. Start an herb garden for somebody else.
  16. Take at least three different classes of anything (0/3).
  17. Perfect an old trade (0/1).
  18. Build something from scratch.
  19. Knit or crochet a blanket.
  20. Build a compost bin (or have one built for me).
  21. Rig up a rain barrel to collect water for my plants.
  22. Start a succulent container garden.
  23. Reupholster something.
  24. Build and establish a living wall.
  25. Lure a hummingbird moth to the garden!
  26. Take a class on wine/beer appreciation. (0/1)
  27. Brew (or assist in brewing) homemade alcohol.
  28. Develop a staple of favored wine varieties, totaling at least 7 bottles (0/7).
  29. Master the making of one cocktail that involves 3 or more ingredients.
  30. Go wine tasting in Napa/Sonoma.
  31. Build, buy or refurbish a beer/wine rack.
  32. Take a cooking class.
  33. Master & memorize the making three delicious main dishes.
  34. Prepare 10 family recipes (0/10)
  35. Prepare a meal from at least 2 ingredients grown in the garden.
  36. Make reservations at 10 restaurants you’ve never been to & always wanted to try (0/10)
  37. Go berry picking!
  38. Make two kinds of jam from freshly picked fruit (0/2)
  39. Sleep under the stars.
  40. Go skinny dipping – in fresh water.
  41. Row a boat in a lake.
  42. Don’t buy plastic for 14 days (0/14)
  43. Make a time capsule for every year and bury them (0/2).
  44. Build my first snowman.
  45. Kiss in the rain.
  46. Go on a picnic.
  47. Star as an extra in a movie.
  48. Attend Comic con
  49. Cosplay!
  50. Have my palm read.
  51. Throw a themed party
  52. Agree to do 5 things that are currently unthinkable (0/5).
  53. Watch fireflies. catch one.
  54. Get a small tattoo.
  55. Get a large tattoo.
  56. Attend a summer fair.
  57. Go camping!
  58. Inner tube down a river!
  59. Leave the city and watch a celestial event.
  60. Develop a goal to set the tone for each month for a year (0/12).
  61. Participate in NaNoWriMo.
  62. Get something published.
  63. Write a short story once a month for 3 months (0/3)
  64. Read at least 24 books a year.
  65. Leave the state to volunteer for a giant book/reading/writing/literacy event.
  66. Take a writing workshop.
  67. Go to a reading of one of your favorite authors.
  68. Write a zine.
  69. Attend Litquake at least once! (0/1)
  70. Find a job (part time, volunteer or otherwise) that brings you closer to words.
  71. Develop a fully workable, livable spare bedroom/office.
  72. Get a dog.
  73. Join and be apart of a dog community.
  74. Go on a trip – just you and your pup. Must be longer than 48 hrs.
  75. Start a retirement fund.
  76. Celebrate your 30th birthday with happiness.
  77. Leave the country. Twice! (0/2)
  78. Study through Level 3 with Pimsleur German (0/3).
  79. Go on a real road trip.
  80. Attend New Mexico’s hot air balloon festival in October.
  81. Visit 2 states in the south for more than 24 hours.
  82. Spend more than 24 hours in any 3 other states (except Hawaii) (0/3).
  83. Travel somewhere by train.
  84. Join a German-speaking community & meet up three times (0/3).
  85. Write a letter to your pen pal in German.
  86. Throw at least 3 fancy dinner parties.
  87. Reconnect with a friend from the past with at least 3 exchanges.
  88. Send Christmas presents to immediate family – & birthday gifts too!
  89. Send birthday cards to at least ten different people (0/10).
  90. Have family visit – and host them!
  91. Frequent a bar enough time to be recognized by the bartender!
  92. Regular board game nights! Once a season should suffice (0/4).
  93. Make at least 3 new & close friends (0/3).
  94. Become a regular part of a local organization by volunteering at least once a month for a year (0/12).
  95. Volunteer at five non-profit events unrelated to the above (0/5).
  96. Do something just for the money.
  97. Donate said money to charity.
  98. Leave the state to volunteer for a satellite event for non profit of choice.
  99. Organize and throw your own non profit event.
  100. Start a monthly gettogether for likeminded folk in the Bay Area.
  101. Make a neighborhood friend. Prove it and hang out three times. (0/3).