101 in 1001

I first learned of the “101 Things in 1001 Days” challenge from a friend last month and was immediately intrigued. Obviously anyone who knows me — even just a little — should not be surprised that I would be on board for this.

What I did not anticipate, however, was how difficult it would be to come up with a list of 101 things I plan to complete in the next 2.75 years. But, not for reasons you might think. When I got stuck at around number 40, I began researching others’ lists in the hopes of gaining inspiration for my own. What I found was a wealth of gratitude for all of the amazing things I’ve already completed in my life, many of which were included on those lists.

As I continued to read, I decided to create my “done list,” which grew and grew as I read on. I eventually completed my initial list but the lessons was not lost on me. I spent a lot of time this weekend appreciating all of the opportunities I’ve had in my life and feeling extremely thankful for it all. I’m looking forward to completing my 101 items, but I also needed the reminder to pause and be grateful before moving on to the next to-do.

So, without further ado, my 101 things. Follow me on dayzero.com for progress or to check out my other lists and lists from others. Or, you can join me and create your own list on the site.

  1. come up with 101 things to do in 1001 days
  2. visit Paris
  3. create my to-live list
  4. get back to a healthy weight + goal weight
  5. post at least weekly on blog for one year
  6. officially launch STC
  7. apply for Leadership Denver program
  8. apply + complete DU leadership program
  9. be nominated + apply for Denver’s 40 under 40
  10. fix knee pain + issues
  11. pay off LC
  12. serve as president of The Denver VOICE for one year
  13. go whale watching
  14. visit all 50 US states
  15. get rid of PMI for mortgage
  16. write + publish a book/ebook
  17. take public speaking classes
  18. complete Rosetta Stone French lessons
  19. begin + sustain regular yoga practice
  20. go one month without shopping (except groceries)
  21. write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved in this lifetime
  22. write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over
  23. write a living will
  24. write + send 52 handwritten notes in one year
  25. give five “just because” presents
  26. build / pay for backyard patio
  27. attend three INSP conferences
  28. take a cooking class
  29. start practicing piano again
  30. unplug for 24 hours
  31. fall in love again
  32. plant an herb garden
  33. try a new fitness class
  34. have a spa day
  35. journal daily for 30 days
  36. go to dinner solo w/out phone
  37. take an outdoor yoga class
  38. teach someone something new
  39. go camping for a weekend
  40. host a brunch party
  41. read for 30 minutes every day/night for one month
  42. join a meditation group
  43. watch five class movies I’ve never seen
  44. take a career risk
  45. leave a 100% tip
  46. complete major declutter effort + get rid of extra stuff
  47. go snow shoeing
  48. fill + complete one journal
  49. save a three-month emergency fund
  50. attend therapy for one year
  51. learn to paddleboard
  52. dry month (no alcohol)
  53. learn to sew
  54. host a fundraising event for the VOICE
  55. do not check work phone/email during a vacation
  56. complete one thing from my someday/bucket list
  57. create my manifesto
  58. create a gratitude list
  59. go sans snooze button for one week
  60. say yes to something I wouldn’t do typically
  61. take a VOICE vendor to lunch/coffee
  62. triple my blog followers
  63. publish 101 things to blog + update as I complete
  64. take a spontaneous trip (no planning)
  65. visit 5 new museums
  66. create a list of blog post ideas
  67. do 10 full pushups
  68. finish 2013 migration project (work)
  69. complete ’50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind’
  70. don’t complain for one week
  71. take a picture to represent each letter of the alphabet
  72. cut out coffee/caffeine for one week
  73. try a Red Rocks fitness class
  74. successfully complete one dietbet challenge (4% in 4 weeks)
  75. take an urban walking tour of Denver
  76. keep a food journal for one year
  77. meditate daily for 30 days
  78. paint bedroom nook
  79. brew my own beer
  80. form a healthy relationship with food + mindful eating
  81. design + create my own planner
  82. take an art class
  83. eat at one of the top 50 restaurants in the world
  84. visit 5 national parks
  85. write + publish article for the VOICE
  86. travel somewhere south of the equator
  87. visit three new countries
  88. visit Arches National Park
  89. wake up before 6 a.m. each day for a week
  90. log 10,000+ steps for 30 days
  91. research + record family history
  92. get involved with Yoga for the People
  93. finish The Artist’s Way
  94. take + finish a series of apothecary classes
  95. listen to all songs in iTunes library (6,835)
  96. no television for one month
  97. read 25 books from the BBC Top 100 Book List
  98. write a new 101 in 1001 list after finishing this one
  99. make a snow angel and a snow man
  100. take a monthly artist’s date
  101. celebrate completing 101 things in 1001 days

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