101 Things in 1001 Days

Well, I stole this idea from a friend, and I think it is awesome. Basically, you come up with 101 things you'd like to do/accomplish and you have 1001 days to complete the list. I am totally jazzed about this idea. In order to keep me accountable, I am going to blog about each list item as I complete it...wish me luck! :)




  1. Exercise everyday for a month. (0/31)
  2. Read 12 nonfiction books. (0/12)
  3. Have my carpet professionally cleaned.
  4. Organize all of my closets. (0/6)
  5. Go through and purge unnecessary items in the basement and organize what's left.
  6. Paint the master bedroom and bathroom.
  7. Read the entire Bible. (0/66)
  8. Create three pieces of art. (0/3)
  9. Take three career related classes. (0/3)
  10. Take two non-career related classes. (0/2)
  11. Go to the doctor, dentist, and optometrist. (1/3)
  12. Volunteer my time somewhere other than CCC.
  13. Finish my wedding scrapbook.
  14. Explore New England.
  15. Take a trip out West.
  16. Leave the country
  17. Go rock climbing (indoors or out).
  18. Run in a 5k.
  19. Meet 101 new people. (15/101)
  20. Eat at home everyday for a month (or at least meals made at home--no restaurants, drive-thrus, or carry-outs). (0/31)
  21. Organize my kitchen cabinets.
  22. Read 50 of the top 100 books according to Random House http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html. (0/50)
  23. Watch 50 of the top 100 movies according to the American Film Institute http://connect.afi.com/site/DocServer/movies100.pdf?docID=264. (0/50)
  24. Memorize 25 Bible verses. (0/25)
  25. Read 10 plays by William Shakespeare. (0/10)
  26. Face a fear.
  27. Build a sandcastle.
  28. Pick out and put up curtains in my bedroom.
  29. See a show on Broadway.
  30. Finish my Chicken project.
  31. Make my front yard presentable.
  32. Power wash the outside of my house.
  33. Surprise someone.
  34. Learn to play 10 songs on the guitar. (0/10)
  35. Grow something from a seed.
  36. Plant a tree.
  37. Write a poem.
  38. Read 5 historical books. (0/5)
  39. Read 5 biographies. (0/5)
  40. Blog 50 times. (0/50)
  41. Try Sushi.
  42. Start a prayer journal.
  43. Slenderize my Mii.
  44. Write 7 letters to my Compassion Child, Kibaki. (0/7)
  45. Go mountain biking.
  46. Go on a picnic.
  47. Make homemade ice cream.
  48. Go canoeing.
  49. Keep a food journal for a month. (0/31)
  50. Do something to grow my marriage (ie. go on a retreat, do a Bible Study).
  51. Go fishing.
  52. Design and purchase my own Nike's.
  53. Deal with "the iPod situation."
  54. Make use of public transportation.
  55. Start recycling paper.
  56. Build something.
  57. Send 5 people anonymous gifts. (0/5)
  58. Send 50 encouraging messages to 50 different people.
  59. Paint pottery.
  60. Play on a team.
  61. Make 3 big decisions. (0/3)
  62. Give up a bad habit.
  63. Solve the towel storage problem in the bathroom.
  64. Ride an elephant.
  65. Go to the Renaissance Festival.
  66. Drink only water for a month.
  67. Swim in an ocean.
  68. Ride on a train.
  69. Replace all of the light bulbs in the house with CFL's.
  70. Get a programmable thermostat.
  71. Install (well, have installed) a dimmer switch in our living room.
  72. Paint our office.
  73. Paint the upstairs hallway.
  74. Go ice skating.
  75. Ride on a motorcycle.
  76. Stay awake for 24 hours straight.
  77. Collect all of the star coins on Super Mario Bros. Wii.
  78. Play Nick in a real game of raquetball.
  79. Pray for every country in the world by name http://geography.about.com/od/countryinformation/a/capitals.htm. (0/195)
  80. Give more hugs.
  81. Get a summer job.
  82. Do something nice for my neighbors.
  83. Host a "themed" dinner party.
  84. Host a game night.
  85. Donate my hair to Locks of Love again.
  86. Get a facial.
  87. Get a pedicure.
  88. Go see 7 movies Nick wants to see without complaining. (0/7)
  89. Put $1 per day in a piggy bank.  (56/1001)
  90. Vacuum and wash my car once a month, weather permitting. (1/34)
  91. Get my rings cleaned.
  92. Try 5 brand new recipes. (0/5)
  93. Clean out and organize our home office.
  94. Take another spiritual gifts assessment and figure out how to use my "gifts" in a significant way.
  95. Read a Beth Moore book.
  96. Write a letter to my 45-year-old self.
  97. Try some kind of "ethnic" food.
  98. Go rollerblading.
  99. Put knobs on my kitchen cabinets.
  100. On November 1, 2012, start a new-list.
  101. Donate $1 to Compassion International for everything not accomplished on this list.

~Blevins - out!

4 comments:

Lisa said...
March 1, 2010 at 10:44 PM

I love this idea although I cannot do it... the pressure would kill me! I love your list. I especially love the idea of writing a letter to your 45 year old self and putting a dollar a day in a piggy bank. I might do those... oh... that's right, I'd read my letter in a year an a half. UGH! Maybe I'll just shoot for the piggy bank one! Tell Nick I have a few new recipes for you to try... to help with the 5 new recipe one... all eat clean! J/K Anyhow... very cool stuff.

Denise said...
March 2, 2010 at 5:56 AM

I love the list idea and might have to try it myself! About #16...are you coming back???

Jennie said...
March 2, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Through various stalking procedures I found it! I love your list! (Slenderize my Mii made me smile. For real...I need to do that too!)

Good luck! I'm excited for you!

Gracie said...
March 5, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Great idea! You should definitely try Sushi sometime soon... it's really good. :) Kobe would be a good place.

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