Friday, September 6, 2013

101 Things in 1001 Days

So I have recently started journaling and stumbled on this idea when looking for journal prompts. When you're in school your goal is to make it to the next graduation until you enter the real world. Once you have that job, it's day to day survival. Where are the goals? Promotion? Don't get fired? I'm sure they are there, just less prevalent for some. I like this idea for setting some serious and not so serious goals.

1. Lose 50lbs. 
2. Complete a "Week in the Life" project.
3. Buy a house.
4. Run 2 miles non-stop.
5. Go dancing with Mike.
6. Floss 2x day for 2 weeks.
7. Write and mail 30 handwritten notes.
8. Start a charity Christmas tradition.
9. Complete a woodworking project.
10. Watch Buffy with Mike.
11. Make a meal with all local food.
12. Meditate everyday for 1 month.
13. Quit eating out for 1 month.
14. Make pasta from scratch.
15. Give up pop for 2 months.
16. Read the last Sookie Stackhouse book.
17. Journal everyday for 1 month.
18. Try a new food everyday for 7 days.
19. Catalog my jewelry.
20. Start a letters to Meribean book.
21. Spend a cold winter day in bed.
22. Finish's my niece's quilt.
23. Send my little brother a care package.
24. Learn to French braid.
25. Paint my nails funky.
26. Take Mer to the Omaha Zoo.
27. Compliment a total stranger.
28. Spend a weekend in Kansas City with my mom.
29. Ride a train.
30. Spend 48 hours phone free.
31. Go to a Kansas City Chiefs game.
32. Make a cookbook.
33. Hide friendly notes for strangers to find.
34. Take Mike and Mer to Squaw Creek.
35. Read 100 books.
36. Participate in a political campaign.
37. Visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
38. Spend a sister day with my sister.
39. Go to the Kansas City Farmers Market.
40. Can something.
41. Paint a huge canvas.
42. Start Mer's jewelry collection.
43. Read to Mer 1x day, 15 mins a day for 1 month.
44. Watch 5 documentaries.
45. Make a will.
46. Create a book about my grandmother to Mer can know her.
47. Interview all our grandparents and make a video.
48. Send a secret to Post Secret.
49. Make bakalava.
50. Make a multi-tier cake.
51. Do something big for our 5 year wedding anniversary.
52. Learn about 6 different religions.
53. Get a facial.
54. Send 10 letterpress cards.
55. Attend a dinner theatre.
56. Pay off all but 1 credit card.
57. Visit Turner Falls in Oklahoma.
58. Make/try Indian food.
59. Make homemade fry bread.
60. Take boudoir photos post weight loss.
61. Create an address book.
62. Take a foster parent to lunch.
63. Go to a casino.
64. Donate blood.
65. Write Mike 10 love letters.
66. Make a Christmas roast.
67. Host Thanksgiving.
68. Go to a comedy club.
69. Have a tea party.
70. Take jarred lunches to work for one week.
71. Go to the ballet.
72. Micro finance a loan through Kiva.
73. Go 30 days without buying unnecessary items for myself.
74. Create a photo book for my niece.
75. Create a photo book for my other niece.
76. Create a photo book for my nephew.
77. Send a postcard with Postcrossing.
78. Complete an Instagram 30 day photo challenge.
79. Have all the light bulbs in my house working at the same time.
80. Give up chocolate for 2 weeks.
81. Complete 2013 Project Life.
82. Buy a new Coach purse.
83. Start Mer's college fund.
84. Eat the recommended serving of fruits and vegetables for 2 weeks.
85. Have 5 freezer meals in my freezer.
86. Make something out of paint chips.
87. Make Gilbert Cemetery books.
88. Complete the 30 day marriage challenge.
89. Visit a state I've never been to.
90. Visit all the museums in St. Joseph with Mike and Mer.
91. Have lunch with my grandparents and Kate at the art museum.
92. Celebrate someone's half birthday.
93. Write to an author I love.
94. Take Mer to a pow wow.
95. Make and give a journal kit.
96. Make and give a cupcake kit.
97. Participate in the World Wide Culture Swap.
98. Redo a piece of furniture.
99. Play tennis with Mike 10 times.
100. Potty train the Meribean.
101. Let Mike buy a gun/get another tattoo/do something I don't like.

Start date: August 18, 2013
End date: May 15, 2016

Time to get busy!

xoxo Jamie


  1. It's a book that basically outlines Grandma's Memorial Day Cemetary run.