• 101 Things in 1001 Days

    101 Things in 1001 Days
    If you’re a regular reader, you know how much I love a challenge. Meditation challenge, exercise challenge, you name it, I love it. I found this really popular 1001 Days challenge on Day Zero and was really intrigued because 1001 days is a long time. It will be my longest challenge ever and I’ll blog periodically about the stuff that I complete. Here are the rules:


    The Challenge:
    Complete 101 preset tasks in 1001 days. ~ February 1, 2014 – October 29, 2016


    The Criteria:
    Tasks must be specific (i.e., no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e., represent some amount of work on your part).


    Why 1001 Days
    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 tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks.



    I’ll be updating this list throughout the challenge and linking to any accompanying posts or photos on social media. Items crossed off are completed and items in italics are in progress.


    My 101 Things

    Updated: 6/7/16
    001. Make a decent list for this challenge
    002. Create a vision board
    003. Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
    004. Volunteer in a developing country
    005. Visit White Sands (New Mexico)
    006. Visit Spain
    007. Visit Italy
    008. Visit the Obama White House
    009. Visit the Grand Canyon
    010. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans
    011. Go on a California winery tour
    012. Go to London
    013. Go skiing in Colorado
    014. Go to Vegas, again
    015. Go to Chicago
    016. See the Northern Lights
    017. Take a Pacific Coast Highway Day Trip
    018. Drive cross country
    019. Visit Sequoia National Park
    020. Go to Hawaii
    021. Spend Christmas beachside
    022. Ring in the New Year in Australia
    023. Learn the longitude and latitude of my favorite places

    trapeze school


    024. Dance with someone in the rain
    025. Fall in love
    026. Build a bonfire
    027. Build a snowman with my ducklings
    028. Build a sandcastle
    029. Jump on a trampoline
    030. Go to trapeze school on the West Side Highway
    031. Ride in a hot air balloon
    032. Ride in a helicopter
    033. Go snorkeling
    034. Go to the ballet
    035. Learn ballroom dancing
    036. Release a bunch of colorful balloons
    037. Send a message in a bottle
    038. Spend a week in a lakeside cabin
    039. See a meteor shower
    040. Swim in the ocean
    041. Perform a solo show
    042. Record an EP
    043. Develop a web series
    044. Complete my first non-fiction book
    045. Spend a month writing in a seaside town
    046. Draw a self-portrait
    047. Complete a photo series
    048. Learn to make jewelry using precious metals
    049. Design a capsule jewelry collection
    050. Establish my LA life
    051. Complete the 30-Day Shred
    052. Run a 10K
    053. Learn to ride a horse
    054. Reach my goal weight
    055. Do a headstand
    056. Go rock climbing
    057. Go ziplining (got really close in Summer 2014)
    058. Go skydiving
    059. Go on a meditation retreat
    060. Go without TV for a week
    061. Have a yard sale
    062. Paint my house
    063. De-clutter my house
    064. Clean out the backyard
    065. Refinish a piece of furniture
    066. Plant a flower garden
    067. Move back to Manhattan
    068. Research my family tree
    069. Visit my father’s grave
    070. Make fresh pasta
    071. Prepare a five-course meal
    072. Study with a pastry chef
    073. Make homemade ice cream
    074. Make homemade bread
    075. Learn to make crepes
    076. Start a decent wine collection (more of a buy then drink type of thing)
    077. Learn Spanish
    078. Increase my knowledge of French wine
    079. Learn two songs on guitar
    080. Read 10 classics
    081. Watch 10 classic films
    082. Choose an actor and watch every film he/she has been in
    083. Learn to identify 10 constellations
    084. Learn to use all the settings on my camera
    085. Take a photography class
    086. See Prince in concert, again (unfortunately this is not to be. RIP)
    087. See the Yankees play at the new stadium
    088. Go on a spa weekend
    089. Go to Fashion Week in another city
    090. Learn Photoshop
    091. Buy photography equipment: new lenses and lights
    092. Buy a new MacBook
    093. Start a vlogging series on The Patranila Project
    094. Do my first outfit post
    095. Treat myself to something from Hermes
    096. Treat myself to something from Chanel
    097. Treat myself to a pair of Louboutins
    098. Organize my finances
    099. Start an emergency fund
    100. Start saving for retirement (not that I imagine I’ll ever retire but…)
    101. Change tax brackets

    Wish me luck!

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    1. 15 May 2014 / 1:36 PM

      Change tax brackets. Great! Love the list. Thanks for sharing

      • 16 May 2014 / 10:25 PM

        That one is perhaps my favorite. Perhaps.

    2. 15 May 2014 / 2:25 PM

      That is a great list.. with my crazy days i am not sure i can stick to a list for that long..Good Luck!

    3. 15 May 2014 / 2:45 PM

      Good luck with that list. It's ambitious but you're definitely worth it, girl. I love this idea!

    4. 15 May 2014 / 5:08 PM

      This would be tough to monitor but really worth the effort you would be giving.

    5. 16 May 2014 / 12:47 AM

      Awesome list. I'm contemplating if I can do this, too. Haha. You go girl.Ü

      • 16 May 2014 / 10:27 PM

        Of course you can! You should try it!

    6. 16 May 2014 / 1:13 AM

      Great advice and goals. I believe everyone should have a list of goals for themself. Never try to make expectations of yourself you know you can not achieve. That is what I live by.

    7. 16 May 2014 / 1:13 AM

      WOW Now That's A Long List Hope You Achieve Them ALL GOOD LUCK!!

    8. 16 May 2014 / 1:59 AM

      Ooooohhhh I love your list. This is a fantastic idea. I may have to piggy back on your idea!

      • 16 May 2014 / 10:30 PM

        Please do and let me know when you do!

    9. 16 May 2014 / 3:59 AM

      Great list! It must have taken a long time to come up with so many things.

      • 16 May 2014 / 10:28 PM

        Not as long as you would think.

    10. 16 May 2014 / 6:40 AM

      This is such a nice list of things to do, thanks for sharing this with your readers.

    11. 16 May 2014 / 12:38 PM

      What a great bucket list and sounds like possibly enough lotted time to do it in.

      • 16 May 2014 / 10:28 PM

        Yeah, the idea is to give yourself plenty of time to do stuff.

    12. 16 May 2014 / 6:13 PM

      Are you seriously going to do these all in next 1001 days… This is so exciting!

      Good luck!
      I will try too, but with a list for 10-20 things to do in 30 days … My mind keeps changing, I dnt think a list more than 10-20 can stay on my mind for 1001 days

      • 16 May 2014 / 10:34 PM

        I will try! You don't have to keep them all in your mind for the duration. The list is long and the time is long so you can keep coming back to it. You should try it!

    13. 18 May 2014 / 2:09 AM

      This is such a great challenge indeed and I am gonna watch I hope until 2016 until you complete the list.

    14. 18 May 2014 / 10:31 AM

      It's a nice challenge! I just find it too long like 1001 days! :O

    15. 19 May 2014 / 6:48 AM

      Ok, this is a lot of stuff! Good luck! I bet you'll get through quite a good lot of them! I believe in you! 🙂

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