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101 in 1001: A New Adventure

Last week I shared an older 101 in 1001 list, and today I am sharing a brand new one, with the 1001 days starting NOW!  There are some things that appear here that were also on my previous list because I may not have completed them the first time, I’d like to do them again, or they are things I’d like to do continually (like purposefully dating my husband).

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).

Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

The Start Date: 3/20/17

The End Date: 12/15/19

Goals in progress are in italics.Goals completed are bolded.


1. Go on 15 dinner dates with Shane (0/15)

2. Take Shane on surprise date with no warning

3. Do the 40 day Love Dare (0/40)

4. Make Shane romantic candle-lit dinner

5. Surprise Shane with a weekend away, completely planned without his knowledge

6. Go to the movies 3 times, husband’s choice (0/3)

7. Surprise Shane at work

8. Send something to Shane at work for no reason


9. Have professional photos taken twice (0/2)

10. Take girls on a picnic in a park

11. Go on a family trip just us four, overnight

12. Roast marshmallows in our backyard

13. Have another baby

14. Take Emma to Disneyland

15. Take girls to San Diego Zoo

16. Teach Emma to ride a bike (or watch Shane do so)

17. Host a party for Emma’s friends for an occasion other than her birthday

18. Take Emma on 3 Mommy and Me dates (0/3)

19. Enroll Audrey in some kind of class – dance, gymnastics, etc

20. Take monthly photos for Audrey, and compile in book like Emma’s


21. Take sisters on overnight trip

22. Send parents on an trip

23. Have professional family photos done with both Shane and my side of the family

24. Host a dinner party for the M Family Ladies


25. Install crown moulding

26. Repaint downstairs bathroom

27. Add tile backsplash in kitchen

28. Complete Audrey’s nursery

29. Decorate downstairs bathroom

30. Decorate upstairs bathroom

31. Remove wallpaper in master bath and repaint


32. Treat 3 friends to lunch or dinner for no reason (0/3)

33. Go on 3 double dates (0/3)

34. Go on a girls only overnight trip

35. Start a Supper Club

36. Throw a themed party

37. Go on a trip with another couple or family

38. Host a fancy dinner party

39. Bring home cooked meals to 3 friends (0/3)

40. Reconnect with an old friend

41. Make a new friend

42. Host a party in someone’s honor (birthday, engagement, graduation, etc)

43. Arrange 5 playdates for 2017 Babies group (0/5)


44. Publish 300 blog posts

45. Guest blog for someone I do not know personally

46. Have a blog post or article I’ve written published somewhere outside my blog

47. Have blog professional designed

48. Blog about every room in our house

49. Collaborate with a brand

50. Reach 1v000 likes on This Season of Life Facebook page


51. Attend a cooking class

52. Pack Shane lunch for work every work day, two weeks in a row (0/10)

53. Make and bring Christmas cookies for 5 families/people 12/2011

54. Cook breakfast 5 Saturday mornings (0/5)

55. Make sushi at home

56. Try 5 new restaurants (0/5)

57. Grow a vegetable at home

58. Make homemade pizza


59. Stay under budget in personal spending category for 2 months straight (0/2)

60. Stay under budget in eating out category for 2 months straight (0/2)

61. Be “over budget” in Savings category 3 months in a row (0/3)

62. Pay off my car


63. Goal weight: 135 lbs

64. Start and complete C25K again

65. Run a 5K without stopping

66. Don’t go through a drive-thru for 3 weeks (0/3)

67. Work out at least three times a week, 2 weeks in a row (0/2)

68. Don’t drink any soda for a month

69. Take a Zumba class


70. Write advance directives, and get Shane to do so to

71. Create memory boxes for both girls


72. Send flowers 3 times (0/3)

73. Mail someone a surprise package

74. “Pay it forward” by paying for person behind me in Starbucks drive-thru

75. Donate blood

76. Make and gift 5 gifts (0/5)

77. Pay for someone’s meal who is eating out alone


78. Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

79. Join professional organization for nurses

80. Work inpatient at a hospital

81. Receive a raise at work

82. Teach 3 breastfeeding classes (0/3)

83. Become certified to teach CPR

84. Attend a work-related conference

85. Decorate my personal office/desk

86. Chair a committee at work

87. Obtain RN license


88. Have boudoir photos taken

89. Take photos (engagements, family, maternity, etc) for 3 recipients (0/3)

90. Watch 5 documentaries (0/5)

91. Write thorough reviews of 7 businesses (0/7)

92. Own a designer brand purse

93. Own designer brand jeans

94. Get 2 facials (0/2)

95. Go to a music festival

96. Re-do 2 pieces of furniture (0/2)

97. See a drive-in movie

98. Visit Bubby’s grave

99. Go wine tasting

100. Get 5 massages (0/5)

101. Read 10 books (0/10)