101 Things in 1001 Days

Posted on 04 March, 2018 in Happy Moments

I’ve decided to keep a list of 101 things I’d like to do in the 1001 days after seeing the list from my yoga instructor’s blog. To me, this is a mix between a to-do list and a New Year’s Resolution – more time and less pressure. I mainly include smaller and more attainable goals, with a few medium challenges in there.

Start date: 03/14/2018 (because Pi Day), end date: 12/09/2020.

Complete: 1
In Progress: 4

Health & Fitness

  1. Do a crow pose.
  2. Do a forearm stand (with or without wall).
  3. Do a flying pigeon pose.
  4. Run a 5K under 26.5 minutes.
  5. Run one Half marathon every year.
  6. Run a sub-2 half marathon.
  7. Run a race in costume.
  8. Practice split pose 2 mins every day for two weeks
  9. Try HIIT classes.
  10. Try indoor rock climbing (again).
  11. Do one chin up/ pull up / parallel grip chin up without assist.
  12. Take an aerial yoga class.
  13. Plank for 5 consecutive minutes.
  14. Do 35 consecutive pushups.
  15. Barbell squat my body weight.
  16. Run in Central Park.
  17. Try a hot yoga class

Food & cooking

  1. Go to a vegan restaurant.
  2. Bake a loaf of bread from scratch.
  3. Make mille crepe.
  4. Make croissants.
  5. Try 10 new recipes & blog about them. ####(Blueberry muffins)
  6. Brew my own beer.
  7. Check out 3 restaurants in the RTP area that are not in Durham. ###(Bartaco, Chapel Hill)
  8. BBQ-off among Blue Note, Backyard BBQ, and maybe Mavericks.
  9. Grow some indoor plant/ herb and try not to kill it.
  10. Make a (birthday-style) cake.
  11. Make homemade noodle.
  12. Organize/ host a potluck party.

Travel, Explore & Experience

  1. Visit 3 new US cities. ### (Seattle – March 2018)
  2. Check out the Lemur Center.
  3. Go to a drive in movie.
  4. Take a spontaneous weekend trip.
  5. Visit/ Explore a cave.
  6. Hike Grandfather Mountain.
  7. Go to a farmer’s market in a city other than Durham.
  8. Visit a new country.
  9. Tour a brewery.
  10. Visit 3 new museums.
  11. Go strawberry picking.
  12. Go camping.
  13. Visit the Outer Banks.
  14. Have a hammock date.
  15. Try kayaking.
  16. Try a pottery class.
  17. Go to a shooting range.
  18. Watch a sunrise.
  19. Visit an animal farm.
  20. Have a picnic at Duke Garden.
  21. See a Broadway musical.
  22. Attend a concert.

Family, Friends & Others

  1. Send 10 “just because” cards/ letters.
  2. Buy a meal for someone in need.
  3. Host some exchange – clothes, kitchen tools, books etc.
  4. Do a couple cooking class.
  5. Get digital photos of my grandparents.
  6. Send a care package.
  7. Make breakfast in bed for someone.
  8. Take my parents out on a date.
  9. Make something handmade, DIY for my nephews.
  10. Make a nice dinner for parents.
  11. Bring some baked goods to my department.

Self & other random things

  1. Come up with 101 things.
    This is harder than I thought.
  2. Graduate.
  3. Learn how to change a car tire.
  4. Learn how to drive a stick shift.
  5. Attempt to ride a bicycle.
    Tried it when I was little and hated the feeling of imbalance. I’d like to give it another try.
  6. No plastic bags from stores for a month.
    This doesn’t count the roll ones used to separate items. I think it would be too hard at least for now and for me to completely not use those. 
  7. Reread the Harry Potter series.
  8. Get my ears pierced.
    And don’t let them close like last time….
  9. Donate blood.
  10. Learn how to back a car into a parking spot.
  11. Watch 3 Academy Award winners that I’ve never seen.
  12. Buy a set of ao-dai and wear it out.
  13. Attempt to learn Spanish from Duolingo again.
  14. Teach Chloe to jump through my arm hoop.
  15. Ask 5 friends for their favorite books and read them all.
  16. Pay off my student loan.
  17. Carve a pumpkin.
  18. Paint something on canvas that I actually like and can keep.
  19. Donate my hair to Children with Hair Loss.
  20. Have my car washed every 3-4 months.
  21. Open a savings account. (April 2018)
  22. Read 10 books. ###(Playing with Fire – Tess Gerritsen)
  23. Pay my phone bills regularly.
  24. Put $20 in my saving account for every goal I accomplish.
  25. Get reusable, microwaveable, freezer-friendly sandwich-sized bags to replace Ziploc bags.
  26. Learn Tableau.
  27. Get a RoadID bracelet.
  28. Learn SQL.
  29. Call my grandmother at least once a month.

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