Radiating Sunshine: 101 in 1001

Sunday, September 1, 2013

101 in 1001

So, I'm sure some of y'all have heard of the 101 in 1001 concept through other blogs or friends. Well, after much thought and consideration I decided that I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and make one! 

The 101 in 1001 is sponsored by The Day Zero Project. The idea is to create a list of 101 things you want to accomplish in the 1001 days. So, over the next 2.75 years of my life I will have this list of measurable/ achievable life goals to check off. 

Personally, I love lists! For those of you who know me I'm usually the first person to make an outline or a list of things to get done, so I guess thats why this was right up my alley. The goal of the 101 in 1001 is to help me stay accountable on things I want to accomplish as I finish up my Bachelor's degree and figure out what my calling is. I'll be updating this list and writing posts when I complete things, so stay tuned ladies and gents.

bold: in progress
----: completed :)

Start Date: September 1st, 2013
End Date: May 30th, 2016

001: College
002: Bachelors of Science in Psychology
003: Finish all of Elin Hilderbrand's novels {12/17} [ I still need to read The Tailgate, Nantucket Nights,  The Beach Club, The Surfing Lessons, The Rumor] Italicized = Purchased 
004: Make a Blog BFF 
005: Maintain my blog
006: Make a new friend
007: Go to the gym regularly
008: Travel to a state I have never been too (Completed 7/4/14)
009: Run a 5k (Completed on 10/12/13): Update: My best time is a 29:30 -- still working on getting it down to 25)

010: Learn how to sew
011: Go on a last minute trip anywhere for a night
012: 50 Blog Followers (Completed 1/15/14)
013: Spend a weekend with just my family
014: Travel to another continent(Completed on 6/2/14)
015: Find out what I want to do "when I grow up"
016: Continue to serve my community
017: Start really putting money into savings
018: Go camping
019: Go a day without technology, sorry blog friends! (Completed: 2/24/14)

020: Go on a trip with just my girl friends (Completed May 2014)
021: Dance in the rain(Completed 6/21/14 in Italy)
022: Run through a field of sunflowers (Completed 9/7/14)
023: Pay a stranger's tab (Completed: 1/15/14)
024: Grow my hair out
025: Make genuine southern sweet tea
026: Order dessert first at a restaurant
027: Go on a mother & daughter trip somewhere fun
028: Experience Christmas in New York City
029: Compliment a random stranger

030: Cook my way through a cookbook 
031: Throw a surprise party for someone I love(Josh's 21st Birthday 2015)
032: Reach/maintain a healthy lifestyle
033: Go on a road trip
034: Dye my hair (nothing outrageous)
035: Re-purpose something
036: Swim in a fountain
037: Go to the Hillsong Church in NYC
038: Go to a wedding
039: Own a nice camera

040: Sing karaoke(Completed in Austria 6/14)
041: Share my faith with a stranger
042: Learn to cook a holiday meal (Completed on 11/27/13)
043: Read a textbook cover to cover (even the Preface)
044: See a comedian live(Completed in Alaska 7/9/14)
045: Buy something monogrammed
046: Mail a "Thinking of You" Box(Completed on 11/16/13)
047: Create a Thankful Tree (Completed on 11/12/13)
048: Buy someone flowers
049: Have a family picture taken

050: Read the bible... start to finish
051: Get my favorite Instagram pictures printed
052: Write one letter per month for year {6/12}
053: Send my parents valentines (2014)
054: Join an intramural team(Soccer 4/15)
055: Go on a service trip
056: Choreograph a dance with a friend
057: Write a letter to myself to be opened in 10 years
058: Have a drink at a restaurant (Completed on 3/23/14-- Strawberry Patch)
059: Make a pizza from scratch(Every Saturday 14-15 with Josh)

060: Buy a potted plant and keep it alive(Bamboo)
061: Make the ultimate playlist
062: Host a dinner party
063: See a play or musical (Completed on 9/6/13)
064: Compile my favorite recipes into a book
065: Go to a vineyard
066: Make 10 items from Pinterest {10/10}
067: Take a dance class- does Zumba count?(Salsa with Josh)
068: Go to a concert
069: Volunteer at a soup kitchen

070: Don't buy any new clothes for 30 days ( Completed 1/11/14-2/11/14)
071: Learn a new recipe from my Grandma (Completed 12/17/13)
072: Buy an infinity scarf
073: Make a two tier cake (Completed 4/19/14)
074: Reconnect with an old friend
075: Jump in a giant leaf pile
076: Go out for Afternoon Tea
077: Be the best Resident Assistant I can be
078: Own a pair of fancy flats
079: Leave an inspirational note for someone to find

080: Learn how to make a blog button {Completed 10/31/13}
081: Pick my own fruit and make a pie
082: Leave a 100% tip
083: Go through my clothes/ shoes and donate what I don't wear (Completed 12/14/13)
084: See the Cherry Blossoms in DC
085: Attend a midnight premiere of a movie
086: Take an etiquette class (Completed 4/3/14)
087: Actually knit something
088: Learn to french braid my own hair & someone else's
089: Own something from Lilly Pulitzer or Vineyard Vines

090: Find my signature scent/ perfume
091: Post 25 Operation Beautiful notes {5/25}
092: Choose a college football team to root for
093: Get a new pair of glasses (Completed 1/13/14)
094: Start a new tradition
095: Create a piece of art
096: Learn how to fold a fitted sheet
097: Inspire someone to write a 101 in 1001 (comment if I have)
098: Plan out all of my bulletin boards before the semester starts
099: Give myself a french manicure 
100: Print out photos & write descriptions (Completed 1/6/14)
101: Write a new 101 in 1001 list at the end of this challenge!

I wasn't able to complete everything... but I am super proud of everything I did accomplish! Still hoping to knock off these items eventually, but for now I'm just taking life one day at a time. 


  1. I'm creating my 101 in 1,001 right now thanks to you :)

    1. That's so awesome! So, excited!!

      - Alex @ Radiating Sunshine

  2. I LOVE this idea. I've been struggling to think of meaningful things for my 30by30 list, but I think I want to do one of thee now, too! I like that it incentivizes you to do fun cool things that you might not ordinarily do, without putting on the pressure to have every one of them be crazy deep and life-changing. Great list!

    1. Harper, it is seriously one of the best things I've ever made! It keeps me motivated but I like to do the things on the list :)

      - Alex @ Radiating Sunshine


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