101 things to do in 1,001 days

Start date: August 30, 2009
1,001 days end on May 27, 2012


in progress
complete1. Keep this blog by the end of 1001 days
2. Get a full time job
(completed 9/24/09)
3. Pay all my credit cards (Feb 2012)
4. Finish as much of my students loans as possible
5. Eat at least one piece of fruit per day
6. Eat at least one piece of vegetable per day

7. Go to New York City
8. Go to London
9. Go to Chicago
10. Go to the Phillippines
11. Get my pictures professionally done (for some reason a lot list said that)
12. Go to a country who has a poor healthcare system and contribute i.e. giving medical equipment and textbooks etc (since I wasn’t able to go to Nicaragua)
13. Buy my own car \
14. Move to a new apartment/flat/65room when I get a full time job
15. Sing for Lawrence and Mike - completed 9/7/09
16. Take a class on photography, planting, or writing or some leisure class
17. Recycle paper more often and other recyclable too.
18. Put $1 (or more) in savings for every task completed
19. Visit my penfriends (New Jersey and Kansas)
20. Make my LinkedIn Account complete
21. Get something designer

22. Watch 25 movies from the top 250 on IMBD.COM – 14/25 (Up, Lawrence of Arabia, 500 Days of Summer, Usual Suspects, Slumdog Millionaire, Avatar, Inception, Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Avengers, Momento, Toy Story 3, L.A. Confidential, Chinatown, Ip Man, )
23. buy my own coffee maker/expresso machine completed 1/2/2010
24. Start saving up for retirement (I have matching 401K but I’d like to start a Roth IRA
25. Start up my emergency fund (not sure how much I’d like to make)
26. Set a budget and stick for it at least 6 months 
27. Buy a new digital camera (point and shoot) – completed it in November
28. Get an SLR –forget about that! I got a polaroid!
29. Finish a marathon
30. Help plan a wedding
31. Participate in a wedding (as a bridesmaid or flowergirl)
32. Give unwanted clothes to Salvation Army(completed 9/9/09)
33. Host a dinner party
34. Read 50 new books (27/50)
35. Quit saying “like” “um” and “you know” so much (instead of swear jar, create a slang jar)
36. Donate 5 dollars for every item not completed (got that from http://susans101.blogspot.com/)
37. Attend a Broadway show (7/10/2010)
38. Go to Italy
39. Learn about at least 2 cultures (2/2) – Kazahkstan, Vietnam
40. Create a network
41. Volunteer
42. Have all my cleaners be green
43. Learn 20 different cooking recipes
44. Learn 20 different dessert recipes (from http://thylayzeepanda.tumblr.com/post/163749006/101-goals-1001-days) (3/20)
45. Learn 2more languages – Vietnamese (for my boyfriend)
46. Do the 365 day photo project (Sept 2010)
47. Go to NYC for New Years
48. Visit San Francisco (July 2010)
49. Do 10 random acts of kindness (5/10)
50. Consider graduate/professional school to move myself up in the career ladder
51. Visit 3 new states (0/3)
52. Grow my own garden
53. Tutor a subject — I live with my cousin and I teach him math.
54. Stretch and exercise 4 mornings per week
55. Get a plant for my room
56. Get a new cell phone (June 2010)
57. Take 20 minutes of my day and just organize (do this 3 times per week)
58. Study something i’ve never studied before i.e. comparative politics (currently studying guitar and yoga)
59. Finish a novel in a foreign language (been done but would do it again)
60. Donate 100,000 grains of rice (http://freerice.com/index.php) (5680/100,000)
61. Participate in a Kiva loan
62. Revisit France and go to Southern France
63. Revisit France and visit Caen and cross the English channel
64. Go to a farmer’s market Completed 10/6/09
65. Pay back my parents for supporting me in school
66. Make my own candles
67. Read the news everyday
68. Begin a green regime
69. Find 101 quotes/pictures that inspire me (27/101)
70. teach someone to play the violin (and pick up my violin)
71. Attend a music festival
72. Attend at least 3 concerts (3/3)
73. Watch 12 foreign films (7/12) – some Vietnamese film, Secret (it’s a Chinese film), Ip Man 1, Ip Man 2, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish), The Girl who played with Fire (Swedish), Girl Who Kicked the Hornest’s Nest (Swedish)
74. Take a random roadtrip ( Jan 2010)
75. participate as an audience in a television show
76. Plant a tree
77. Finish a cross stitch
78. finish two craft projects (2/2) table cloth, nook cover
79. Go to a vineyard completed 9/5/09
80. Visit 10 different beaches (Santa Monica doesn’t count bc I live here 10/10) – Black’s Beach, La Jolla Cove, Pacific Beach, Alameda Bay, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Solana Beach, La Jolla Shores, Sihanoukville, Laguna Beach)
81. Meet a celebrity
82. Visit 20 national parks/musems/buildings/monuments (20/20) — ones I’ve never been to [Balboa Park, Cal Academy of Science, San Jose Tech Museum, Golden Gate Park, USS Midway, Star of India, Three Sister's Falls, Oakzanita, Art Museum in Balboa Park, Anza Borrego,Toul Sleng, Angkor Wat, Independence Monument, Democracy Monument, Victory Monument, Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Notre Dame in Saigon, Killing Fields, Islands in Sihanoukville, Art Museum in Hong Kong]
83. Buy a bag of free trade coffee
84. Buy something from Etsy.com
85. Climb to the top of a water tower
86. Visit the original Starbucks (Visit the Seattle Underground and Pike’s Place too) in Seattle (one of my favorite cities in the world)
87. Go to a comedy club (bonus points if I do it myself)
88. When I’m travelling and if I know they live there, just let them know you’re in the area to meet up.
89. Play 5 Rockband songs on Expert (from eopgina.tumblr.com)
90. Go out to dinner with girlfriends and dress up to the nines completed 10/10/09
91. Do the Journal Quilt Project
92. Write down ten or more negative things and burn them (from laceandivy.wordpress.com)
93. Attend a local play – Sept 2010 saw Taming o the Shrew at the San Diego Globe Theatre
94. Be an extra on a film set (
95. Go to the Eastern side of Canada
96. Buy a pair of TOM Shoes (completed Feb 2010)
97. Watch the sunrise at the East Coast
98. Register 6 dollars on wheresgeorge.com from http://101thingsforzach.blogspot.com/) (6/6)
99. Go to the real New Orleans
100. Start composting (Jan 2010)
101. Start this trend to at least 5 people (2/5)
- katrinakay


Amount in savings for task completed: $ 300

Amount to charity: 25

11 thoughts on “101 things to do in 1,001 days

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  2. I love your list. I have been intending to put together a ‘to do whilst I’m alive/bucketlist’ for ages. Now I’ve graduated, traveled Norway + Canada to get some spirit and perspective, back at home proactively job searching/waiting for Canadian visa to come through the post…it is probably as good a time as any! Scary thing being in the real world!

    Best wishes, Nikki x

  3. Hey! I love your list! I made a list of 100 things to do before I die myself and its really helped me set goals and work towards them. Its definitely a great source of inspiration when you are at a loss :p. Best of luck!

  4. Blimey! I think it’s really cool how you took the time to put this list together and keep it really in your sites. I particularly love number 63 – just a shame a dump is awaiting you once you reach the other side! I love my home town of Portsmouth, but after a long ferry ride of up and down seasickness you don’t really want to be greeted with swarms of chavs asking you for a faaaaag!

    Good luck and I hope to see more of these being crossed through as the weeks pass!

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