101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge

Inspired by the Day Zero Project, which is a community of ‘goal setters’ and people who like lists (cough, me), I decided to begin this challenge by creating a list of 101 things I’d like to accomplish in the next 1001 days.

I have tons of list on loads of different devices with stuff I’d like to do, so I thought I’d combine all the things me and Matt have spoken about doing in the years we’ve been together but never got around to, as well as some lovely bits and bobs for me, our home and my family. Using my blog is going to be such a lovely help. I’ll be able to keep all the wonderful things we’ve been up to in a tight little, descriptive Internet castle. Most of them are sensible, hopefully all of them I’ll be able to complete over the period of 2.75 years, but some are definitely going to be a challenge.

It’s a massive amount of time – who knows where I’m going to be in 1001 days? I’ll have graduated university, I’ll hopefully have a career, married, new home… it’s all so grown-up so it’s definitely an exciting way to keep us young at heart!

I’m going to post my list below and update all my progress over the days in this original post. Wish me luck!

Start date: August 14th 2015. End date: May 11th 2018

1) Get a tattoo
2) Have a spa night at home
3) Read 10 classic novels that’s I’ve never read before:
4) Make a pinhole camera
5) Visit a country I’ve never been to before
6) Make 30 projects or recipes found on Pinterest
Banana and Nutella Ice Cream
DIY Bookmark Monsters
DIY Bookmark Easter Bunny
DIY Geometric Cork Board

7) Learn to drive
8) Make a cut and stick magazine collage
9) Lose half a stone
10) Donate blood
11) Create and fill a “date night” jar
12) Finish a colouring book
13) Finish my web design course (Failed: Course expired)
14) Buy a new digital SLR camera (25/9/2015)
15) Go on my first road trip
16) Take part in the Race for Life
17) Conquer (or try to conquer) my fear of heights (17/10/2015)
18) Get my hair cut and coloured professionally at the hairdressers (18/4/2016)
19) Learn to and make a full circle swing skirt
20) Buy a designer handbag
21) Go on a fancy holiday to Italy
22) Review 10 books on my blog:
Apocalypticon by Clayton Smith
The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Chasing Charli by Aneta Quinn
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey

23) Make a new friend
24) Watch a film I’ve never seen before starting with each letter of the alphabet:
a) Avengers: Age of Ultron – 9/10
b)
Bad Santa – 8/10
c) Casino Royale – 8/10, Captain America: Civil War – 7/10
d) Deadpool – 8/10
g)
The Great Gatsby – 7/10, Get Hard – 9/10
h)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – 8.5/10
i)
Inglourious Basterds – 7/10
l) Love, Rosie – 7/10
m)
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – 8.5/10
r)
Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again (2016) – 10/10
s) Skyfall – 9/10, Spectre – 7.5/10
q) Quantum of Solace – 7/10
x)
X-Men: Apocalypse – 10/10

25) Read a book I’ve never read before starting with each letter of the alphabet:
a) Apocalypticon by Clayton Smith
c) The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time by Mark Haddon
f) Fear of Falling – S.L. Jennings
g) The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey
k) The Krays and Me by Charles Bronson
m) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
s) The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
y) You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

26) Go on a picnic
27) Finish my Seed Software placement (23/9/2016)
28) Build a snowman
29) Don’t eat any fast food or takeaway food for a month (9/5/2016 to 9/6/2016)
30) Make a birthday cake for someone (5/10/2015)
31) Graduate from university
32) Do 30 minutes of yoga every day for a week
33) Go on a bike ride
34) Bake a batch of cupcakes
35) Learn to cross stitch
36) Say “yes” to something out of my comfort zone (23/9/2015)
37) Go fishing
38) Get a facial with my mum
39) Go horse riding
40) Don’t drink any fizzy drinks for a month
41) Go to a concert or festival
42) Play with sparklers on Bonfire Night
43) Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
44) Make falafel scotch eggs (They were absolute failures!)
45) Watch an Elvis Presley film
46) Watch a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film
47) Watch an Audrey Hepburn film
48) Watch a Marilyn Monroe film
49) Make breakfast in bed for Matt
50) Learn to swim
51) Make a small program in C#, Python and C++
52) Go ‘crabbing’ in Bridlington
53) Teach the cats to walk on a harness
54) Go brambling
55) Make a carrot cake
56) Make my own bath bombs
57) Buy my mum some flowers for no reason
58) Make and sleep in a blanket fort (13/2/2016)
Build a Blanket Fort
59) Paint my nails like a galaxy
60) Go on a hike (Keswick, 19/6/2016)
61) Read a comic book or graphic novel (Torchwood #1, 13/8/2016)
62) Make some ‘leaf art’
63) Visit a farm (Huckleberry Farm, 1/9/2015)
64) See a play (Hull New Theatre, 9/12/2015)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Panto
65) Grow a plant from seed to flower
66) Try to skim stones (Hornsea Mere 29/8/2015)
67) Buy a hot drink for someone who’s homeless (Hull City Centre, 26/2/2016)
68) Make some banana and Nutella ice-cream (18/8/2015)
69) Go to a car boot market
70) Swim in the sea
71) Try 20 new pubs that I’ve never been to before:
Minerva, Hull (20/8/2015)
Minerva
Pavilion Bar, Bridlington (27/8/2015)
Pavillion
Yates, York (20/9/2015)
yates york
Larkins, Hull (23/9/2015)
Larkins Hull
Tofts, Hull (23/9/2015)
tofts hull
The Boardroom, Hull (17/1/2016)

The Boardroom Gameboad Cafe Hull
The Devonshire Inn, Skipton (27/2/2016)
The Devonshire Inn Skipton
Black Horse, Skipton (27/2/2016)
Black Horse Skipton
The Ship Inn, Windermere (28/2/2016)
The Ship Inn Windermere

72) Finally finish Lego Harry Potter Years 1 – 4 to 100% on Xbox 360
73) Go strawberry picking
74) Get dressed up for a special occasion and go to Napoleons Casino
75) Holiday in Cardiff and visit the Doctor Who Experience
76) Make a simple 8-bit style RPG game
77) Invite my parents round for tea
78) Go on a city break to London
79) Start roller-skating as a hobby
80) Visit 10 museums that I’ve never been to before:
National Railway Museum, York (20/9/2015)
Craven Museum and Gallery, Skipton (27/2/2016)

81) Host a games night
82) Finish my mandala wall art for the bedroom (11/5/2016)
83) Start learning to play the piano/keyboard
84) Write a letter to myself to be opened once the 1001 days are over
85) Attend the midnight preview of a film
86) Bake a two-tiered cake (5/10/2015)
87) Travel somewhere on a train (York 20/9/2015)
88) Collect and play conkers
89) Make a snow angel
90) Attempt to learn the “Dirty Dancing” finale with Matt – probably without that famous lift
91) Make afternoon tea with cakes, scones and crustless sandwiches
92) Light some paper lanterns and let them go
93) Go on a mini trip to Bruges
94) Land a good graduate developer job after university
95) Try something completely new with my hair (18/4/2016)
96) Start and finish a completely new TV series (Glee! 25/3/2016)
97) Go sledging in the snow
98) Dress up as something super nerdy for Halloween
99) Go bird watching, and take a photograph of each bird I see
100) Take a trip on a boat (27/8/2015)
101) Spend mine and Matt’s 5th anniversary somewhere fancy. (12/9/2016)

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38 thoughts on “101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge

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  2. Oh my! Good luck with your list and I am already fascinated with it. I will make a list this weekend and get started on this challenge. 😉

    I already have a secret “Things to do before I am 25” list that I made a few days ago and now this. 😛 (You are the first one to know about this list and I won’t be telling anyone else. 😛 )

    I will make a post this Saturday, I am so excited! 😀 😉

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  23. I think this is such an amazing idea! I’m now extremely inspired by your list and might even make my own. It would be such a great long term project and a way for me to try new things over the next few years. I only have one year left of uni and I think this is the perfect time to make a list of all the things I really want to try or explore in a way that will motivate me to actually do them.
    xo, Rowan | rowanmorrissy.com

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    • I’m so glad you like it! That’s the exact reason I started mine too – I wanted a good excuse to try lots of new things in a relatively short amount of time. 1001 days is just over 2 and a half years, so it’s a good amount of time to get stuck in too :).

      Thank you for stopping by! xx

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