Thursday, January 7, 2010

Friday, October 5th 2012

So...I am a little late in getting started with my New Year's resolution. With all of the post holiday clean up, law school application business, and just general life with a four month old DIVA (more formally known as Chicken Nugget), it has taken me a while to "prepare" for my New Year's resolution.

Way back, when I was still pregnant with Gemma, I decided that I would try to do a 101 in 1001 Challenge, which is exactly what it sounds like (maybe). Basically, you make a list of 101 things that you would like to accomplish in 1001 days, you pick a day and you are off. Not so surprisingly, when the reality of raising a new baby hit the challenge was all but forgotten.

Now that things are really starting to settle down,I have decided that I will try again, starting today, Friday, January 8th, 2010, and the 1001 day challenge will be over on Friday, October 5th, 2010.

I have decided to share the goals that I have set forth for this challenge with you, and all of those participating in the Show Us How You Live blog hop at Kelly's Korner.

My goals are a mixture of easily attainable and kind of far out there, serious and silly, important and trivial...Many have changed since I made the original list and many have stayed the same.

I really think I will have fun doing it :)

With out further ado ;)

My Goals for 101 in 1001 Challenge

  1. 5 different religious services (0/5)
  2. A session with a fortune teller.   
  3. An audition for a game show.  
  4. A renaissance fair.
  5. The filming of a TV show or movie.  
  6. A a wine tasting.
  7. (And participate in!)a charity run or walk.
  8. A book signing.   
  9. A live performance of a musical.
  10. A professional sporting event and tailgate.
  11. A tea party. 
  12. A comedy show.
  13. A convention or conference.
  14. A wedding.    Buy: 
  15. A new mattress.
  16. A DSLR camera.
  17. Something off of Etsy.
  18. A piece of "art" that I love and hang it in my room. 
  19. A  piece of jewelery that I love and ALWAYS wear it.
  20. A watch...and wear it.
  21. A formal dress in an appropriate setting.
  22. A dress in each color of the rainbow (0/7).
  23. A perfume I love and make it my "signature scent". Create:
  24. Take a picture for every day of the challenge and post them in a blog as timely as possible.
  25. Design a new blog layout.
  26. Learn how to use a sewing machine.
  27. Sew a blanket and a stuffed animal for Gemma.
  28. Take/have a picture taken of myself that I love.
  29. Design a calendar and give it to all family members as a Christmas present.
  30. A "birthday calendar" including all of the special people in my life. Send each persona birthday card.
  31. Learn how to make hair bows.
  32. Learn how to take great pictures with my not so great camera.
  33. And implement a recycling system for home.
  34. An inspiration board.
  35. Something special with all saved greeting cards.
  36. A "signature" cupcake recipe.
  37. 10 themed playlists/mixed CD’s (old school style) that make me smile. (0/10)
  38. A book of favorite recipes.
  39. Make something old and battered, beautiful and functional again.
  40. A budget AND stick to it for at least 3 months. (0/3) Do:
  41. Lose 25 Pounds (0/25)
  42. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet, that don’t also count for other movie related goals in the challenge. (0/26).
  43. Send 35 cards. (0/35)
  44. Do 10 touristy things that I have never done before in my hometown. (0/10)
  45. Visit 10 states other than my own. (0/10)
  46. Visit another country
  47. Get fully dressed(hair, make up, clothes) every day for a month. (0/31)
  48. Get a Duggar family postcard.
  49. Read 75 books 35 of which come from either Rory’s Book Club or Time’s All-TIME Novels.(0/75) (0/35)
  50. Watch 10 foreign films.(0/10) 
  51. Wake up at 7 a.m.everyday for a month (0/31).
  52. Stand in 2 states at once and take a cheesy picture.
  53. Celebrate 25 birthdays, not including my own (0/25).
  54. Learn to french braid.
  55. Read the newspaper every day for a month (0/31)
  56. Print pictures that I want hard copies of within a month of beginning the challenge and at least every six months after that. (0/1) & (0/5) 
  57. Sell something on EBay.
  58. Spend an entire day in bed (for no reason).
  59. Go on a boat ride.
  60. Donate hair to locks of love. 
  61. Learn to play chess.
  62. Go camping.
  63. Ride an elephant,camel, or horse.
  64. Either party at Mardi Gras OR in Las Vegas.
  65. Get a bikini wax.
  66. Submit a postcard to Post Secret.
  67. Milk a cow.
  68. Watch all of the movies on the American Film Institutes "100 Greatest Love Stories of All Time" List.(0/100)
  69. Teach a class.
  70. Avoid my reflection for an entire week.(0/7)
  71. Ask a man out on a date.
  72. Win something I earned...and something I didn't. (0/2)
  73. Ride in an airplane.
  74. Volunteer 101 hours.(0/101)
  75. Play tennis.
  76. Drive 100+ miles for one trip.
  77. Take a non academic class.
  78. See a drive in movie with someone who has never been to one before.
  79. Visit NYC.
  80. Plant something.
  81. Learn to meditate and make it a daily habit for at least 6 weeks (0/6).
  82. Join a club.
  83. Keep fingernails and toenails painted for a month.(0/31)
  84. Meet a "celebrity".
  85. Get a facial. Eat:
  86. Go vegetarian for a month (0/31).
  87. Keep a food journal for a month (0/31).
  88. Eat or drink 25 things I have never tried before. (0/25)
  89. Drink water only for 50 days (0-50).
  90. Try 15 new restaurants. (0/15)
  91. Try a new recipe once a week for a year. (0/52)
  92. Try caviar.
  93. At White Castle.
  94. Avoid fast food for 3 months (0/3).
  95. Try 5 new cocktails(0/5). 
  96. Try a completely new cuisine. The BIG Ones:
  97.   Get a place of my own (with Gemma of course!)
  98. Define a faith system that I am comfortable with.
  99. Fall in Love.         
  100. Get a job with benefits.           
  101. Pay off my credit card debt.


  1. Hi I loved reading your list! (I'm a single mama as well...a happy one!) Just wanted to compliment your goals. I love the mix of serious and was very inspiring! I think I will make one now too! Thanks, Georgia. (Amayasmama at gmail dot com )P.s. I just happened upon your blog, via K.KornerBlog

  2. This is great! I totally want to do it, but I'm worried I wouldn't be able to come up with 101 things. Was it hard? and do all that over 2 1/2 years?! I'd have to really step my game up!

  3. Georgia-Thanks!

    Nat-Thanks! It wasn't too hard to come up with this list just SUPER time consuming. I think my list is a little...overly ambitious but reach for the stars right? I searched a lot of 101 in 1001 lists online and got some great ideas :)

  4. I loved reading this blog, I stumbled onto it from Kelly's Korner. I wanted to give you a link so you could learn how to make hair bows.. one down right? :)
    I hope this helps you take one thing off of your awesome list!!

    Christina @