If you’ve spent some time looking around this site, you may have noticed that I have a tab called “101 in 1,001.” You might have seen that this is basically a really long to-do list. If you haven’t, the page is also right here. Today, I’m talking about what that means and how you can do one too.
What is it?
The definition boils down to this: 101 things I want to do in 1,001 days. Some are health related, family oriented, or goals for my friendships. (See the categories they are organized into.) This list is made up of 101 things that I think I’ll be glad I did in 1,001 days, which is almost three years. I think it’s like a long-term to do list or a three-year bucket list.
Why are you doing it?
Mackenzie Horan from Design Darling does this, and I absolutely loved the idea. It was only recently, however, that I sat down and did this. I think setting out goals helps me do things that I hope to “someday” do, and I love how three years feels long enough but not too long. I want to look back and think “wow, I did so much!”
How did you do it?
I spent a lot of time looking at Mackenzie’s list, and took many things from it. I also got inspiration from the lists linked at the bottom of Mackenzie’s (but I tweaked them to work for me). Most of my goals/check marks are things that directly relate to my life, so I didn’t find them somewhere else.
First, I came up with around five categories to put my ideas into. These were Personal, Health/Fitness, Family, Friends, and Travel. Then, with inspiration and on my own, I added to those categories. I should also mention that Katelyn has one as well, and I used some of hers to total 101 items.
How are you checking things off?
I’ve only checked off seven items since I started, but I feel like I’m already making progress. Some things I know will just happen (for example, the small party one) and others I have to work to make them happen (eating at a specific restaurant, say). I check on the list every few days to see if there’s anything I’ve done since I last updated it, and it’s fun to see things that I did without realizing.
I would definitely recommend doing a 101 in 1,001. It’s a fun way to do things you’ve always wanted to do, and it’s the perfect mix between a long-term to-do list and a time-limited bucket list.
What do you think? Have you tried a 101 in 1,001? Do you have any tips or recommended goals? Let me know in the comments below!