101 in 1001

The idea behind a “101 in 1001” list is to complete 101 tasks in 1001 days, which is about 2.75 years. For me, it is a happy medium between a to-do list and a bucket list. I’ve played around with my list for quite some time. I thought and overthought my goals, mostly overthought… but after much time, prayer, and deliberation I officially began my list on May 13, 2015 and I will have until February 7, 2018 to complete.

Goal Category
1 Visit a new Catholic Church Faith
2 Visit the Shrine of Saint Dymphna Faith
3 Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Faith
4 Finish the Marian Consecration Faith
5 Re-read the Gospels Faith
6 Complete the Saint John Paull II Novena Faith
7 Leave a 100% tip Finances
8 Buy a computer Finances
9 Create a budget with Steven Finances
10 Buy 3 pieces of art (3/3) Finances
11 Create an emergency savings account Finances
12 Buy a new car Finances
13 Buy first piece of “grown-up” furniture Finances
14 Buy something with my new married monogram Finances
15 Have an entirely Fair Trade Valentine’s Day Finances
16 Shop at a Farmer’s Market Finances
17 Buy a new pair of TOMS Finances
18 Walk my second half marathon Health
19 Loose 10 pounds Health
20 Loose 15 pounds Health
21 Learn a fancy yoga pose Health
22 Take a dance class Health
23 Stop eating dairy for 14 days Health
24 Successfully hold crow pose for 10 seconds Health
25 Stop eating bread for 14 days Health
26 Try 3 new foods Health
27 10K steps for 7 days straight Health
28 Buy a house Marriage/Family
29 Get married Marriage/Family
30 Become registered parishioners at Saint Mary’s Marriage/Family
31 Start a family tradition Marriage/Family
32 Change last name on all official/relevant records Marriage/Family
33 Finish future husband letters Marriage/Family
34 Combine our important papers into one filing cabinet Marriage/Family
35 Complete our year four scrapbook Marriage/Family
36 Bake monkey bread for Steven Marriage/Family
37 Create a new family email address Marriage/Family
38 Celebrate our 1st Anniversary Marriage/Family
39 Hang pictures in our new home Marriage/Family
40 Learn how to cook 10 staple dinners w/ Steven (10/10) Marriage/Family
41 Get a puppy Marriage/Family
42 Have our first house blessed Marriage/Family
43 Watch the Nooma videos Marriage/Family
44 Find our first apartment Marriage/Family
45 Have a housewarming party Marriage/Family
46 Host a party at our apartment Marriage/Family
47 Create an online address book Organization
48 Back up photos and documents to an external hard drive Organization
49 Hang curtains in our master bedroom Organization
50 Create a home office space Organization
51 Make a bar cart for Steven Organization
52 Update my resume Organization
53 Purchase a headboard for our master bedroom Organization
54 Design personal cards on Snapfish Personal
55 Learn how to sew a button Personal
56 Send personally created Christmas cards Personal
57 Take a calligraphy class Personal
58 Unsubscribe from unwanted email lists Personal
59 Write a personal mission statement Personal
60 Start a blog Personal
61 Keep a house plant alive for 3 months Personal
62 Buy a ukulele and learn 3 songs Personal
63 Go on 1 coffee date a month for 3 months Personal
64 Make a new friend Personal
65 Get a manicure with a friend Personal
66 Get an hour long massage Personal
67 Get new glasses Personal
68 Expand by vocabulary by 50 words Personal
69 Try 5 Pinterest ideas Personal
70 Post this list somewhere visable Personal
71 Come up with 101 things Personal
72 No Netflix for 7 days Personal
73 Go to a Wine and Canvas event Personal
74 Send “just because” flowers to a friend Personal
75 Buy Hunter boots Personal
76 Buy a cute, modest bathing suit Personal
77 Send 3 (non-wedding related) handwritten letters Personal
78 Attend 3 weddings Personal
79 Cut my hair back to shoulder length (*after the wedding!) Personal
80 Donate blood Philanthropy
81 Donate books to a literacy organization Philanthropy
82 Donate to John Carroll University Philanthropy
83 Donate food 1x/month for 3 months Philanthropy
84 Go on a mission trip Philanthropy
85 Donate $25 to 3 charities (1/3) Philanthropy
86 Go to 3 new museums Travel/Leisure
87 Have a picnic by a lake Travel/Leisure
88 Visit a new winery with friends Travel/Leisure
89 Take a weekend trip Travel/Leisure
90 Visit Stan Hywet at Christmas Travel/Leisure
91 Pick apples Travel/Leisure
92 Take a “stay-cation” with Steven Travel/Leisure
93 Stay at a Bed and Breakfast Travel/Leisure
94 Take a spontaneous adventure Travel/Leisure
95 Go to Walt Disney World Travel/Leisure
96 Go on a non-work related retreat Travel/Leisure
97 Go to a pumpkin patch Travel/Leisure
98 Find 3 hidden “gems” in Cleveland Travel/Leisure
99 Go to a Zoo Travel/Leisure
100 Go to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens Travel/Leisure
101 Go to a concert at Blossom Travel/Leisure

There it is, friends! Some goals are rather lofty, some are fun, and others are small and silly. It has been a beautiful adventure thus far. I am excited to share with you the goals I have already accomplished (like eating three new foods!) If you’d like to help me complete any of these goals, like visiting a new vineyard (hello wine, girls?) please let me know!

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6 thoughts on “101 in 1001

    • lovethebachers says:

      Hi Annie! I am so happy you stopped by. I truly admire your blog, especially since I am a brand newlywed… so much holy goodness! I was actually just talking to a friend who might go to your Blessed is She brunch (I’m from Ohio, too!) I went to the Cleveland one a few weeks ago and had the most beautiful time. I couldn’t stop talking about it!

      I love Saint Dymphna! I have always struggled with periods of anxiety and praying through her has granted me such peace and consoluation. The shrine is not too far from my home, so my husband and I plan to make a pilgrimage soon. 🙂


  1. totravelbeyond says:

    I love the way you separated your list. You have so many great goals, I am excited to follow along as you cross things off! Changing your name on everything is so tough and time consuming! I did a post on that if you wanted to see it- it’s kind of a summary of everything you have to do.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lovethebachers says:

      Oh goodness- yes! I have done all the big ones like bank accounts, social security, etc… But random little ones keep popping up. Like today I changed it on GoodReads haha! I’ll have to check out your post 🙂


  2. Ashley says:

    It looks like you’re off to a good start for your 101 in 1001 days! I think getting all of your important documents in one place is such a great idea, even if it’s just for easier access!

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    • lovethebachers says:

      Yes! We are planning on buying a filing cabinet soon and organizing our 2 lives into our 1 married life. So much paperwork! Wish us luck 😉


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