My 101 Things

Day Zero Project: 101 Things in 1001 Days is a challenge I stumbled upon quite by accident. It is what it sounds like: you set 101 goals and see if you can complete them in 1001 days (about 2.75 years).

Here’s my philosophy on the whole thing: even if I only get 20 of these goals done, that’ll be 20 more life experiences I have towards becoming a better person.

Here’s a list of my goals below, divided into sub-categories:

Catholic Goals

  • Pray every day
  • Get a weekly adoration hour
  • Read the entire Bible
  • Read 100 saint stories
  • Make a Marian Consecration
  • Make a silent retreat
  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  • Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
  • Support local pro-life ministry
  • Attend the March for Life
  • Participate in National Pro-Life Sidewalk Chalk Day

Professional Goals

  • Take 3 students to coffee
  • Get a master’s degree
  • Become fluent in Spanish
  • Learn American Sign Language
  • Learn Morse code
  • Start my own business
  • Learn HTML
  • Learn JavaScript
  • Design a website
  • Open an Etsy shop

Travel Goals

  • Visit family
  • Visit Hawaii and see a volcano
  • Visit the Vatican (Vatican City)
  • Meet the Pope
  • Visit Hobbiton (New Zealand)
  • Go snorkeling in a coral reef or a shipwreck
  • Visit Denali National Park (Alaska)
  • Visit Juneau (Alaska)
  • Visit Kenai (Alaska)
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Buy a kayak
  • Fly in a WWII plane
  • Fly in a floatplane
  • Go camping
  • Have a picnic

Family Goals

  • Have a baby
  • make a marriage retreat
  • Get my wedding ring tattooed on
  • Research family history
  • Get my DNA tested for ancestry
  • Be debt-free

Musical, Artistic, and Crafty Goals

  • Write a song
  • Play guitar on the street
  • Learn how to play harmonica
  • Complete a 365 day photo challenge
  • Learn to knit
  • Complete a coloring book
  • Fill a sketchbook with drawings
  • Make wall art for the stairwell
  • Teach an art class
  • Write a comic book
  • Make a memory jar

Reading and Writing Goals

  • Learn calligraphy
  • Create a bullet journal
  • Keep a journal for a year
  • Participate in NaNoWriMo
  • Complete Camp NaNoWriMo
  • Participate in 750 words for a month
  • Participate in ROW80 for a full year
  • Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over
  • Write 5 letters to 5 people who changed my life
  • Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
  • Blog twice a week
  • Publish a novel
  • Read three new book series
  • Read an entire book in a tree
  • Read the Chronicles of Narnia series
  • Read the Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Lord of the Rings movie marathon

Organizing and Minimizing Goals

  • Clean out the basement
  • Declutter the entire house
  • Make a cleaning schedule and stick to it
  • Create a capsule wardrobe
  • Reorganize my office
  • Clean out my email inbox(s)
  • Create a document filing system

Health and Self-Improvement Goals

  • Go to the gym
  • Lose 10 pounds
  • Benchpress my body weight
  • Run a 10K race
  • Run a half marathon
  • Try snowboarding
  • Learn how to do a french braid
  • Donate my hair
  • Become a regular blood donor
  • Practice positive self-talk
  • Stop worrying
  • Stop biting my nails

Just for Fun Goals

  • Go zorbing
  • Learn 5 new card games
  • Build a snowman
  • Make a kite and take it for a ride
  • Learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube
  • Learn to identify 10 constellations
  • Learn archery
  • Learn to shoot a gun

A Few Miscellaneous Listing Goals:

  • Make a list of all family and friends Birthdays and Anniversaries
  • Write a list of songs that I want to be played at my funeral
  • Write a list of everything I want to change about myself
  • Write a new list for the next 1001 days