Friday, August 16, 2013

2.75 Years From Now...

Back in February I jumped on the 101 in 1001 bandwagon. I mean, it's the most glorious t-do list ever invented. The Lion King of all lists. The Mother List if you will. How could I not do it?

So I started a list. I made it to 53 tasks. And then I stopped. I'm not entirely sure why but I know it had something to do with 101 tasks is so many, I can't think of anymore and Wahh  real life is getting in the way of fun or some other first world problem like that. I read someone's list the other day, and it reminded me why I started mine in the first place. So I'm going back to it. Except, this time I started from scratch.

After much thought and consideration my 101 in 1001 list is finally done!

Like I said last week, coming up with 101 realistic, achievable goals isn't as easy as it sounds. Although "swim with sharks" is on my life list, I don't think I can swing it in 1001 days. After reading through a lot of lists, I noticed people were categorizing their tasks. I found this made it a lot easier to come up with goals.

I'll give periodic updates to keep up with things but I'm so excited to start knocking these out. If there's anything you can help with (hint#32hint), let me know!

Start: August 15, 2013
Deadline: May 12, 2016
Completed tasks are in bold; in progress tasks are in italics
1.   Save $5 for every task I complete (this money will be deposited into the CD)
2.   Have the IRS paid in full
3.   Save $500 in an emergency fund
4.   Buy a car
5.   Pick 2 cards off the JCP Angel Giving Tree
6.   Get a new job
7.   Open a CD
8.   Pay off all NYC tickets
9.   Go on a spending freeze for 30 days (gas, groceries and  bills only)
10. Pay off and keep Capital One card at $0 for 30 days
11. Get a new credit card
12. Donate $100 to charity
13. Hire a cleaning service once
14. Buy a new bed/frame
15. New couch
16. Buy a piece of art
17. Move to a new apartment
18. Graduate from college
19. Visit the Eastern State Penitentiary
20. Visit the Guggenheim
21. Read the Bible
22. Go to a pottery class
23. Take a photography class
24. Read 101 books
25. Get a massage
26. Get a facial
27. Visit my grand and great-grandparents graves in Long Island
28. Get 2 new tattoos
29. Rebuild a wardrobe of classic pieces
30. Have a pair of boots for everything (Wedge, stacked heel, flat, biker, bootie)
31. Do a boudoir photo-shoot
32. Meet a blogger not on the east coast
33. Find a signature scent
34. Find the perfect pair of black pumps
35. Have highlights put in my hair professionally
36. Rejoin WW
37. Participate in the Lincoln Tunnel 5k walk/run
38. Reach and maintain a healthy weight range
39. Buy a good pair of sneakers
40. Work out with a personal trainer
41. Wear a bikini
42. Take a barre class
43. Finish 30 day shred
44. Exercise for 30 minutes a day for 30 days
45. Create a gym schedule and stick to it for no less than 30 days
46. Take a Pilates class
47. Take a yoga class
48. Be able to do 10 push-ups in a row
49. Visit Salem in October
50. Visit Ellis Island
51. Visit Washington, D.C.
52. Go to Vegas
53. See the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall (Philly)
54. Leave the USA
55. Go on a cruise
56. Tour the Reading Terminal Market in Philly
57. Stand in the Pacific Ocean
58. Visit Bourbon Street
59. Go to Canada
60. Get my passport
Food & Drink:
61. Tour the Sam Adams brewery
62. Try 25 new restaurants
63. Try 25 new beers
64. Take a cooking class
65. Make 10 recipes that I've pinned on Pinterest
66. Tour a Finger Lakes winery
67. Tour the Jack Daniel’s Distillery
68. Attend the NJ Seafood Festival
69. Eat at a top NYC restaurant when it’s not Restaurant Week
70. Take parents out for dinner and pay the bill
71. Eat at 5 ethnic restaurants (Korean, Ethiopian, Peruvian, etc.)
72. Make apple butter
73. Do the Polar Bear Plunge again
74. Go to a gun range
75. Attend the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade
76. Kayak the Delaware Water Gap
77. Complete 10 DIY Pinterest projects
78. See a concert in Central Park
79. Go to an ice bar
80. See another show on Broadway
81. Go to a talk show taping
82. See Cirque du Soliel in Vegas
83. Finish watching all seasons of Friends
84. Go snorkeling/scuba diving
85. Do the 3 bridge tour (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Williamsburg)
86. Watch 30 new movies (Preferably. B&W)
87. Go camping for a weekend
88. Go ziplining
89. See Bon Jovi in concert
90. Have a girls’ day/weekend with my mom
91. Go to a Burlesque show
92. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet
93. Update my mailing lists and delete those I don’t read (probably ongoing, but still…)
94. Stay in a bed and breakfast
95. Finish Bioshock: Infinite
96. Make a new 101 list
97. Make a list of 100 things I've already accomplished
98. Visit a quirky attraction in another state (Ex. Largest frying pan, largest ball of yarn, etc.)
99. Get a new phone
100. Volunteer (Organization TBD)
101. Drive a high end sports car (Lamborghini, Ferrari, etc.)

 I'm not to sure what the next 2 days hold for me. I want there to be productivity. Maybe I'll clean the house Cinderella style. We'll see. Until then, it's time for a little #backthatazzup.
I love this song. It comes on and the volume immediately gets turned up.

Linking up with Whitney


  1. i couldn't see the bolded ones either?

    that is a big list; but #1 is a huge motivator for #3!

    Vodka and Soda

  2. I'd have trouble coming up with 101 tasks myself. Part of that though is I'd have trouble defining simple things as tasks worthy of a list. But these should all be achievable and if you do manage to save five bucks for each task, you'll end up with quite a fair bit of cash when you're done so you can really celebrate finishing it!

  3. YAY!! I'm glad you finished it, I love the list! Everything is great. You've done the polar bear plunge before?! I always see those people and I'm like "ok they must be insane"

  4. loev this list!! this really makes me want to make a list as well! and love that song!

  5. Great list of goals. I need to get back started on mines. We have a couple goals in common.

  6. Really great list; It inspires me to sit down and write one! I'm all for #91! But more specifically I want to go to a Dita Von Teese show!

    Zauni | The Kind Side

  7. Glad you are still doing the list! I was still in awe by how many tasks you accomplished so fast! As for still trudging along with mine :) Good Luck!

  8. I love your list! I know that I would really only disappoint myself if I tried starting up a list like this so kudos to you for sitting down and figuring out some goals :)

    Best of luck in completing it!

  9. This is awesome. Good luck completing them all. I would love to do something like this, but I have trouble completing weekly task lists...still contemplating it though.

  10. Nice list! I wanna make one now but I don't know if I would be able to come up with so many... but this might be a good motivator for me so maybe I'll just go ahead and copy you :)