Tuesday, November 3, 2015

101 in 1001

Good morning and happy Tuesday friends! As I mentioned yesterday in my 5 Weekly Graces post, last week I finally finished creating my 101 in 1001 list!

For those who are not familiar, the 101 in 1001 is a list of 101 things you set out to accomplish in 1001 days (roughly 2.75 years). Your goals should be attainable, but also stretch yourself and I think I chose ideas that will do just that.

I began my list a long while back, but in typical Sarah fashion, got stuck at about #70 and set it aside. Luckily, some friends and fellow bloggers have been sharing the progress on their lists and inspiration struck!

And so, I present to you, my own 101 in 1001. I tried to find a good balance of practical goals (passing comps and getting a job) and some loftier dreams that have been on my bucket list for a while now (ahem, running a marathon and going skydiving).

1. Create my 101 in 1001 list
2. Go on another pilgrimage
3. Learn to play a song on the guitar
4. Pass comps
5. Graduate
6. Update my resume
7. Get a job
8. Go back to Alaska
9. Learn to cook 10 new meals
10. Visit 3 new places
11. 1 year, no relapses.
12. Hike Half Dome
13. Run another 1/2 marathon
14. Full. Marathon.
15. Swim a mile
16. Blog consistently for 1 year
17. Visit a new country
18. Go on a retreat
19. No snooze button for 2 weeks
20. Take a photography class
21. Find a regular parish
22. Say a rosary every day for a month
23. Complete Catherine of Siena Prayer
24. Learn about 10 new saints
25. Don't kill the succulents for a year
26. Visit Yosemite
27. Visit Alcatraz
28. Go to Disney Land
29. Visit Lake Tahoe
30. Buy a new lip color and rock it
31. Karaoke
32. Find a new spiritual director
33. Spend 4 months where I can only purchase things by thrifting
34. Post travel photos promised to friends
35. Complete 5 DIY projects
36. Read 100 books (25 from BBC list)
37. Go to a concert
38. Go to a musical
39. Go to a Buckeye game
40. Completely unplug for one weekend
41. Treat yo' self to a massage
42. Visit NYC
43. Watch 10 of the movies people are shocked that I've never seen
44. Bake a souffle
45. Learn to sew an article of clothing
46. Have a sister's weekend with Bethany
47. Pay for a stranger's coffee
48. Donate to 3 non-profits
49. Start an herb garden
50. Create a savings account
51. Sort out finances
52. Take a Pure Barre class
53. Go on an overnight backpacking trip
54. Host a dinner party
55. Closet purge.
56. Go to a murder mystery party
57. Send mom flowers just because
58. Send Bethany flowers just because
59. Send Grandma flowers just because
60. Go sky-diving
61. Subscribe to the New York Times
62. Find out my blood type
63. Put $10 into savings for every goal accomplished
64. Hang up crosses
65. Vote in a non-presidential election
66. Leave a 100% tip
67. Make a new friend
68. Send off a floating lantern
69. Reach 1000 Instagram followers
70. Host my own link-up
71. Go to a Wine & Canvas event
72. Send 50 pieces of snail mail
73. Hike 10 new trails
74. Try Ethiopian food
75. Learn to make a good smoothie
76. Spend one month dairy free (let's figure out this allergy!)
77. Attend daily mass for one month straight
78. Move into a new space
79. Organize my new space
80. Find a regular doctor
81. Go to Yoga to the People 10 times before moving
82. Go to Cedar Point
83. Schedule a hair appointment ahead of time
84. Go strawberry picking
85. Make strawberry jam
86. Do all 30 days of the 30 Day Shred
87. Drink 8 glasses of water every day for 2 weeks
88. Go on a silent retreat
89. Build a sand castle
90. Write 100 blog posts
91. Get coffee with a blogging friend
92. Make a new, non-school related email address
93. Take a road trip
94. Go line dancing
95. Visit friends in Chicago
96. Purchase a new memory card and tripod for my camera
97. Purchase a day-pack/typical sized backpack for shorter hikes
98. Take a walk around Lake Merritt
99. Go to my 5 year college reunion
100. Purchase a classic trench coat
101. Learn to book bind

My hope is that by sharing them with you all, I will be held more accountable to actually finish them. Plus, who doesn't love crossing things off of a to-do list, amiright?

If you have any tips for how to best go about checking some off of the list or want to join in on the adventures just let me know!


linking up with Macy as a group of us move through our 101 in 1001! #my101in1001


  1. I've been wanting to create a 1001 in 101 post so much! I love the diversity of the items on your list. I love the idea of putting $10 in savings for every goal accomplished! That would definitely keep me motivated.

    1. Thanks, Tiffany! I'm hoping it keeps me motivated! And you should totally create one! It was a little rough to think of 101 things, but in the end it is so so exciting to see your list and all of the adventures to be had!
      Peace, Sarah

  2. Do you have a website that actually counted out the days for you for when your list would be due to be done? I know there used to be one years back, when this was called Project Zero, or something like that, but I think that website is long gone now, haha. I've been creating lists like this for YEARS, but have never stuck to them. You've inspired me to try to write one out and actually STICK to it this time. Heh. ;)

    1. Hi Mandy! I actually just googled it, haha. But here's the link Google too me to: . I'm so honored to have inspired you! Let me know when you finish your list. I would love to see it!
      Peace, Sarah

  3. I love your list and I am so excited to follow along! I was just talking to my mom about needing to know my blood type ;) Thanks so much for linking up!

    1. Thanks, Macy! You'd think that I would know it by now, but I've been fortunate enough to never need to. Can't wait to see your progress on your list!
      Peace, Sarah

  4. Great list! I am so excited to follow along with everyone on the link-up!

    1. Me too Jenn! It's so much fun to have a community around the challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by!
      Peace, Sarah

  5. I love your idea of completely unplugging for a weekend! That would definitely have been a tough one for me!

    1. Thanks, Ashley. It is definitely a toughy. I technically did it last weekend while on a retreat, but think I should set aside a weekend outside of "forced" unplugging. Thanks for stopping by!
      Peace, Sarah