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101 Goals in 1001 Days

After reading 101 in 1001 on To The Alter + After and watching Harry Pereira’s rant on freedom, I decided it was time to make a list of 101 things I would like to do over the next 1001 days (2.75 years). I understand now more than ever the truth behind the phrase, “time flies.” As a kid time dragged on and I couldn’t wait to get the the next event or activity, and now I have no idea where my time goes. I’ve been living in Denver for 3 years now, but I’ve barely made a dent in my Colorado bucket list.

I’ve done my best to include a combinations of things I want to do and things I ought to do. I tried to avoid goals that were too general in nature or lacked purpose. I’ll keep you updated on my progress in this post as well as on Twitter using #101in1001. Here goes nothing!

Start Date: July 5, 2015

End Date: April 1, 2018

  1. Inspire someone to write a list of their own (Laurie & Falyn)
  2. Blog/vlog about at least half of the items on this list
    1. Shopping Pearl Street in Boulder
    2. Long-Distance Wedding Planning: Picking a Venue
    3. 5 Tips from a First Time Backpacker
    4. Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara Review & Giveaway
    5. Vegan Month of Food
    6. Vanilla Cupcakes and Frosting for Two
    7. Books I Read in 2016
    8. Living Room Color Scheme: Navy & Yellow
  3. Go on an overnight backpacking trip Read about my backpacking trip!
  4. Buy hiking boots (I guess that should come before #3)
  5. Visit Indian Hot Springs
  6. Add a related posts widget
  7. Send Modern Martha’s first newsletter (subscribe in the sidebar!) Sent July 9, 2015
  8. Book my wedding venue (Long-Distance Wedding Planning: Picking a Venue)
  9. Marry Xavier June 5, 2016
  10. Go on a honeymoon. (Scheduled for May 2017)
  11. Visit Portland, Seattle or San Francisco
  12. Go on a girl’s trip
  13. Read and/or listen to at least 27 books (Maybe I should have set a higher goal? Finished on October 23, 2016)
    1. The Da Vinci Code
    2. Where She Went
    3. The Martian
    4. Dark Places
    5. Me Before You
    6. The Coincidence of Kallie & Kayden
    7. Mr. Kiss and Tell
    8. Tietam Brown
    9. After You
    10. Eleanor & Park
    11. You Deserve a Drink
    12. All the Light We Cannot See
    13. A Criminal Magic
    14. North and South
    15. Eeny Meeny
    16. One Plus One
    17. The Nightingale
    18. Savannah Blues
    19. The Royal We
    20. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    21. The Night Circus
    22. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    23. The Good Girl
    24. The Girl
    25. Can I See You Again?
    26. Fangirl
    27. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
  14. Finish my goal of 20 books in the Goodreads 2015 Challenge. (Finished on December 13, 2015)
  15. Open an Etsy shop
  16. Finish replacing the kitchen hardware
  17. Bake a cheesecake (I have three springform pans, it’s kind of ridiculous)
  18. Buy seating (bench?) for my front porch
  19. Buy a table and chairs for the backyard
  20. Host a party in my backyard
  21. Attempt royal icing
  22. Post a high-altitude-friendly cookie recipe on Modern Martha
  23. Go to Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater
  24. Film/upload at least 3 D.I.Wine episodes
  25. Film/upload a Nude lips video for my Lips Four Ways series
  26. Read Harry Potter (I’ve resisted for so long, I guess it’s time)
  27. Upgrade my makeup storage
  28. Frame my two photographs of downtown Tampa (half way there!)
  29. Hang them both in my living room (also half way there!)
  30. Hang my IKEA Mongstad mirror in the dining room
  31. Go ziplining
  32. Go to a drive-in theater
  33. Leave the country. (Schedule May 2017)
  34. Hang my diplomas
  35. Attend a Spin class. (I love Spin, but I’ve let the high cost keep me away.) Check out Epic Ryde in Denver.
  36. Watch Gone With the Wind
  37. Buy a new comforter for my bed
  38. Sign up for Vegan MoFo (I’ve missed sign up every year for the past 4 years)
    1. 4 Ways to Up Your Toast Game
    2. Vegan Tofu Nuggets & Baked French Fries
    3. Madras Chickpea Curry
    4. Spicy Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
    5. Tofu in Spicy Peanut Sauce
  39. Go vegan for 1 month
  40. Attend a show at Denver Center for the Performing Arts (The Sound of Music, June 2016)
  41. Donate blood (I donated regularly in college, but I haven’t donated since graduation)
  42. Volunteer (same)
  43. Attend 5 concerts/shows
    1. Train/The Fray
    2. Taylor Swift
    3. Goo Goo Dolls
    4. TBD
  44. Make 12 Pinterest recipes
  45. Watch 6 classic films from Rotten Tomato’s Top 100 Classic Movies list
    1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
    2. To Catch a Thief (1955)
    3. TBD
  46. Run a 5K
  47. Finish writing a story (short story, novel or otherwise)
  48. Have a headshot of me taken that I actually like
  49. Go kayaking
  50. Do a cookbook challenge
  51. Make homemade pie crust
  52. Make Modern Martha business cards
  53. Write a book review (Going to call this done, Books I Read in 2016)
  54. Run a mile without walking (I should probably/definitely do this before I attempt #46)
  55. Take Xavier on a surprise date
  56. Have my prom dress hemmed (yes, I still have my prom dress, and yes, it’s worthy of hemming)
  57. Write a will
  58. Make cupcakes for two (Vanilla Cupcakes and Frosting for Two)
  59. Decorate my bathroom
  60. Watch Downton Abbey Season One
  61. Vote in the 2016 presidential election and feel confident in my vote
  62. Shop Pearl Street in Boulder, CO Read about my day shopping Pearl Street.
  63. Watch the pilot of Scandal (and if I like it, watch the whole first season)
  64. Complete an alphabet photo series of my name
  65. Take a time-lapse photo from a bridge/overpass
  66. Go geocaching in Denver
  67. Host a giveaway Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara Review & Giveaway
  68. Donate on Kickstarter Gingerdead House
  69. Buy something featured on Shark Tank
  70. Donate or sell my sage green sofa set
  71. Buy a new couch (Living Room Color Scheme: Navy & Yellow)
  72. Sell clothes at Plato’s Closet (Did ThredUp instead)
  73. Buy new photography lighting (Ring Light)
  74. Finishing the flooring in the basement
  75. Visit 10 restaurants on Westword’s Best of Denver list that I haven’t been to before.
    1. Providence Tavern (Best Brunch)
    2. The Lobby (Best Bottomless Mimosa Deal)
    3. The Kitchen Next Door (Best Happy Hour Sliders)
    4. Watercourse (Best Veggie Burger)
    5. Rackhouse Pub (Best Mac and Cheese)
    6. Nocturne (Best Oyster Treatment & Best Service)
    7. Bar Dough (Best Octopus)
    8. TBD
  76. Go to an improv show (Improv Olympics Chicago)
  77. Buy my own skis
  78. Visit Denver Art Museum
  79. Downgrade my cable package (because Xavier and I never watch TV anyway)
  80. Send someone a care package just cause
  81. Lose 10 pounds
  82. Buy or build a table for the entryway of my house
  83. Save $1 a day for the next 1001 days
  84. Build a Nether Portal in Minecraft
  85. Go to the Nether in Minecraft. (I just got over playing in Normal mode, don’t judge me.)
  86. Go thrifting AND share at least 1 outfit on Modern Martha
  87. Use the mini cake pan my brother bought me
  88. Visit Garden of the Gods
  89. Read a book in 24 hours (Where She Went by Gayle Forman, Instagram Proof)
  90. Make a list of 50 things that make me happy (Read my list of 50 things that make me happy)
  91. Carve/decorate a pumpkin
  92. Write a letter to Future Me
  93. Write a guest post on someone else’s blog
  94. Eat at a new food truck (Can’t remember the name! But it was at Stem Ciders.)
  95. Buy a watch, and not the smart kind
  96. Create a 30 day blog challenge or 30 blog prompts
  97. Complete the Boyfriend Does My Makeup challenge on YouTube
  98. Buy new gym clothes (I signed up for Fabletics)
  99. Write at least 10 blog posts using A Girl, Obsessed’s 25 Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas
  100. Enter a contest
  101. Make a list of 101 items I achieved prior to this list

Have you made a 101 in 1001 list? Tell me what items would be on your list, or comment with a link to your post! Wish me luck.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Sully

    You should visit Seattle, it is amazing, especially if you enjoy camping and hiking!

    July 5, 2015 at 11:43 pm
    • Reply Kelsey

      Before I visit I’ll have to get some recommendations from you.

      July 6, 2015 at 8:33 am
  • Reply Laurient

    YAY! Great list. You’ll love Scandal! I watched season 1 in a day and half, I just couldn’t stop – thanks Netflix!

    July 7, 2015 at 6:23 am
    • Reply Kelsey Reddick

      So many people have recommended it. It’s not my normal drama, but I’m open to it!

      July 7, 2015 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Falyn

    I saved this to read later when you posted it, and I’m so glad I did! Your list is great, and I wanted to let you know you can cross off #1 because I’ll be making my own after work today.

    July 7, 2015 at 7:25 am
    • Reply Kelsey Reddick

      YES! Thank you for reading mine, I want to read yours when you’re done with it. It took me two days to think of everything.

      July 7, 2015 at 10:59 am

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