101 in 1001

The Mission:

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:

Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?

Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as new year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

The Start Date:
5th February 2013

The End Date:
2nd November 2015

1. Update blog regularly

2. Start exercising

3. Move to Finland Done

4. Visit European countries (7/10) Spain, Malta, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands

5. Visit country on another continent

6. Whiten teeth

7. Make new friends. YES! Done

8. Keep in touch with old friends Done

9. Buy an expensive bag (e.g. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci…)

10. Celebrate 18th birthday Done! Tivoli Nightclub in Helsinki

11. Save money Done and going strong

12. Get a job Done

13. Get an education

14. Drink less sodas

15. Give up sweets for one month (candies, cookies, ice cream, chips)

16. Don’t lose or break anything expensive (e.g. iPhone, Macbook, camera, stereos) Failed (iPhone 4/2013 broken screen)

17. Get eyelash extensions

18. Get decent hair extensions

19. Grow out my hair

20. Graduate from high school

21. Travel or go to work or study after high school

22. Study a language

23. Start jogging

24. Host a party

25. Buy something expensive for mum (with my own money!) Done Christmas ’13

26. Spend more time with family

27. Go somewhere warm during winter

28. Go to a festival with friends

29. Go to a lake house for weekend Done Autumn 2013

30. Camp outside

31. Donate blood

32. Learn sign language

33. Get a stamp on my passport

34. Get a manicure Done 6/2013

35. Get a new haircut

36. Get a pedicure

37. Get a drivers license

38. Decorate my room the way I want

39. Receive payment through my blog

40. Attend a photography class

41. Build a snowman

42. Win something (e.g. a lottery)

43. Go snowboarding

44. Take a sports class (yoga, zumba..) Done, TAFC in March 2013 and May 2013

45. Finish Pretty Little Liars Done (So far… waiting for the new episodes!)

46. Go to solarium. Done, multiple times spring 2013.

47. Go swimming (exercising)

48. Give up Facebook for a week

49. See some band live

50. Redesign my blog Done! April 2013 with new header.

51. Go without internet for 24 hours

52. Finish all seasons of House MD.

53. Do “A day with me” post

54. Talk to someone famous Done, Sami Hedberg in Spain 2013

55. Blog 200 times (66/200)

56. Attain 101 different countries to my blog (86/101)

57. Hit 20 000 visits on my blog (4629/20000)

58. Donate 10000 grains in freerice.com  (2430/10000)

59. Learn to prepare chinese food

60. Go one month without fast food

61. Blog every day for a month

62. Bake and decorate cupcakes Done Christmas 2013

63. Try 5 different kind of foreign food restaurants (4/5) Chinese, Thai, Mexican, American

64. Go to a mega party 

65. Write down everything I eat for 2 weeks

66. Have a “girls night out”

67. Bake a birthday cake for a friend

68. Reach my goal weight

69. Identify 100 things that make me happy

70. Comment to 100 different blog posts

71. Go on a cruise

72. Visit grandparents

73. Make homemade pizza

74. Start wall climbing

75. Knit socks for winter

76. Set a surprise party for my friend

77. Travel Euro Rail

78. Go to a theater

79. Read Pretty Little Liars books from Sara Shepard

80. Organize my Macbook and external hard-drive

81. Go for a jog in freezing weather (-20-25C)

82. Get together with my 4 friends from Finland Done

83. Run a half-marathon or a 10km run

84. See a sunrise Done everyday during winter, sun rises after 9am

85. Ride on a double-decker bus Done summer 2013

86. Buy a lottery ticket

87. Do plank-a-day for a month

88. Go roller blading Done summer 2013

89. Roast marshmallows

90. Order food with delivery

91. Be able to do a split

92. Figure out what I want to do when I grow up (Web designer..?) Done, applied to study international relations

93. Make Emilia’s Day succesful

94. Go berry picking in the summer

95. Make my bed every morning for 1 month

96. Visit Brussels after I moved out

97. Get a tattoo

98. Go golfing (an actual game)

99. Win an award

100. Go to a spa

101. Start doing new 101 in 1001 before this ends.

So here I go, we’ll see after 1001 days how I managed to achieve these!

10 thoughts on “101 in 1001”

  1. You can off course combine #4 and #96, as Brussels is in an European country ;-) And be sure to come here too please.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the “like.” Love your list. Good luck!!!

  3. Thanks for the ‘like!’

  4. wow such an extensive list…all the best Emilia and I am sure you will be able to accomplish it…by the way smart choice

  5. Thanks for liking my blog! Your 101 list is quite impressive… Best of luck with all your endeavors, and welcome back to the blogging world! I know how tough it is stay with the routine when life is crazy. Hopefully we will both find ways to stick with it! :)

  6. That’s quite a bucket list my new friend, :) Have you always been an overachiever? I suppose you will do one at a time, otherwise you’ll be a little pile of ashes on the kitchen floor, :) Blessings on all you accomplish,

  7. Impressive list! Wishing you lots of determination to remain focused and get them done!!!

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