Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's go time

There is a little challenge going around the blog community to create a list of 101 things you would like to accomplish in 1001 days, a bucket list of sorts. The only difference is that you only have about 2 1/2 years to accomplish everything...not a lifetime.

I have decided to take on this challenge because I am so famous for saying I want to do something and then never accomplishing it. This way it is in writing and at the end of the 2 1/2 years I give you permission to say "I told you so" if I don't get them all completed. However, I also reserve the right to a "right back at cha" if (and when) I do get them all accomplished. Deal?

My completion date for these "101 goals" is August 13, 2013.

1. Wear a bathing suit in public and NOT feel self conscious about it
2. Move into a new house
3. Go on an "adult only" vacation
4. Invest in the stock market on a regular basis
5. Purchase one piece of expensive jewelry for myself
6. Leave an inspirational note in an inconspicuous place for someone else to find
7. Watch the sunrise and sunset on the same day
8. Build an emergency fund of $10,000
9. Take pictures of 101 things I like about being a mom and document them in some way
10. Write an article that gets published in a magazine
11. Complete my book
12. Travel to all 50 states (23/50)
13. Fly on a trapeze
14. Paint something (not a wall, but a picture)
15. Scan and organize all my pre-digital pictures
16. Go on a multi day hike
17. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
18. See Kiss in concert
19. Go white water rafting
20. Spend a whole day in bed with someone I love
21. Be debt free (except for my house)
22. Fall in love
23. Adopt a dog and name it "kitty"
24. Perform a random act of kindness
25. Assemble an emergency first aid kit for my house
26. Write letters to Hamilton and Gibson to open on their wedding days
27. Renovate something
28. Give (10) just because gifts for no reason
29. Give a 100% tip
30. Create a budget and stick to it
31. Travel to Fiji and stay in a cabana on a dock in the ocean
32. Visit New York City again
33. Seal that trip with a kiss at the top of the Empire State Building (if this happens to be a girls trip, I expect on of my dear dear friends to take one for the team!)
34. Party in Las Vegas for my 40th Birthday
35. Go on a road trip on a whim without a plan
36. Exercise religiously
37. Give blood
38. Take dancing lessons
39. Learn to snow ski and/or snowboard
40. Watch (50) movies that I've never seen before (1/50)
41. Host a dinner party
42. Play glow in the dark golf
43. Take Hamilton and Gibson camping
44. Go without TV for a week
45. Complete a crossword puzzle without any help
46. Learn how to change the oil in my car
47. Have a picnic in the park
48. Have a "guilt free" spa day
49. Learn to cook
50. Cook Thanksgiving dinner by myself
51. Be an inspiration to someone
52. Get married barefoot
53. Take a photo with a celebrity (Bonus points if it is Ryan Reynolds)
54. Take a picture each time one of my goals is completed
55. Ride on the back of a motorcycle
56. Leave (10) random positive notes
57. Learn to play poker
58. Write a letter to my favorite author and let him know that he was the inspiration for me wanting to put my thoughts down in book form.
59. Buy a pair of Jimmy Choo's
60. Watch a movie at a drive in theater
61. Go kayaking
62. Get a complete physical
63. Go back to college
64. Take an audio tour of a museum or an art gallery
65. Ride in a gondola
66. Achieve my goal weight
67. Identify someone in my life that has inspired me and let him/her know
68. Fly in a hot air balloon
69. Become a wine connosieur
70. Get closure on a past hurt
71. Ask a cute boy out on a date
72. Visit a real Blues Bar in Chicago
73. Take a trip on a train
74. Volunteer on a regular basis
75. Go whale watching
76. Visit the Smithsonian
77. Go to an NHL game
78. Learn to juggle
79. Go back to Hawaii
80. Get 500 hits on my blog in one day
81. Research my family tree
82. Milk a cow
83. Learn how to throw a Frisbee
84. Ride a tandom bike
85. Make something with my own two hands and give it to someone special
86. Go for a walk in the pouring rain
87. Release a message in a bottle
88. Go see our local symphony
89. Restore contact with someone who is no longer in my life
90. Ring a church bell (the kind in a tower with a rope)
91. Visit a real castle
92. Go spelunking (this is a means to conquer a huge fear of mine)
93. Wear white in winter
94. Learn to whistle through my fingers
95. Take the cork off a bottle of champagne with a sword
96. Get a tattoo
97. Eat a star fruit
98. Get a tummy tuck
99. Look up at the night sky through a telescope
100. Put away $10 for each goal completed before August 13, 2013
101. Donate $10 for each goal I did not complete before August 13


  1. This is brilliant!!! I love this idea and you've inspired me to make a list of my own! I'm looking forward to seeing how many things you accomplish.

  2. Great list! I may have to steal a few of those goals for myself!

  3. Good for you! I didn't finish my 101 list the first go round but a lot of the goals had shifted so I didn't beat myself up about it too much.

    I've thought about doing another but just haven't found the time to puzzle it all out, yet :)

  4. This is an awesome list! And a great idea to boot!

  5. This is a great idea and a fantastic list. You've definitely inspired me, so I guess you can cross #51 off the list!

  6. I love it, I am totally doing this!!!!! Thanks for the awesome idea!

  7. Great list. I need to make one of these, although the next 1001 days are so full of work, I might have to make it a 2002 day goal. This list made me feel great as well, because I've done some of these things.

  8. Good luck! You're a braver soul than I am!!




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