101 in 1001

A list of 101 things I hope to accomplish in the next 1,001 days, beginning January 1, 2018:


  • 52 Week Money Challenge
  • Eliminated credit card debt
  • Develop a side hustle
  • Establish $5,000 Emergency Fund
  • Pay off CR-V loan

Social Work

  • Become a CASA volunteer
  • Graduate from Shasta College
  • Enroll in CSU Chico School of Social Work
  • Connect with a potential mentor
  • Attend a professional conference

Just for Fun

  • Get a tattoo
  • Adopt a dog
  • Visit every MLB stadium
  • See “The Nutcracker” in December
  • Watch 101 movies
  • See the Warriors play in Oakland
  • Tailgate with friends at an A’s game
  • Dress up for Halloween
  • Complete a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle
  • Send Happy New Year’s cards
  • Raise an orchid
  • Do one new-to-me thing in my hometown each week
  • Ride a horse
  • Learn how to French braid my hair


  • Read 101 books
  • Meet Tamora Pierce
  • Meet Philip Pullman
  • Attend BEA
  • Establish a North State Book Festival
  • Read all of Jane Austen’s novels
  • Read Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Set up a Tiny Library
  • Put together a YA book zine
  • Write a 30 Before 30 book list
  • Make a kid lit advent calendar
  • Sell 60% of my physical book collection


  • Knit myself a sweater
  • Project 365
  • 1 Second Everyday
  • Take a dance class
  • Take one self-portrait every week
  • Compile a hard copy photo album
  • Take an art class

Personal Development

  • Watch 101 Ted Talks
  • Learn to speak conversational Japanese
  • Learn to speak conversational French
  • Hold a seat on a non-profit board
  • Write a letter to my future self
  • Write a letter to my teenaged self
  • Volunteer 1,001 hours
  • Learn how to change my car’s tires
  • Learn how to drive a stick shift
  • Write for professional publication
  • Play an instrument regularly
  • Read Harry Potter en français
  • Put together capsule wardrobes for each season
  • Publish a Tiny Letter at least once a month
  • Apply to Leadership Redding

Health & Wellness

  • Run a 5k
  • Weight Lifting: Strong
  • Weight Lifting: New Rules of Lifting for Women
  • Complete a sprint triathlon
  • Donate blood
  • Go on a yoga retreat
  • Spend an entire day at a spa
  • Learn stand up paddleboarding
  • Try out barre classes
  • Go to the dentist
  • Mediate every morning for 30 days
  • Do yoga every day for 30 days
  • Buy myself an inflatable kayak
  • Take dance classes for 6 weeks
  • Go downhill skiing
  • Practice intuitive eating

Opt Outside

  • Go on 101 hikes
  • Visit Crater Lake
  • Hike the John Muir Trail
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Watch the sun rise
  • Watch the sun set
  • Go to Zion National Park
  • Summit Mt. Shasta
  • Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower
  • Solo hike the PCT for at least 5 days
  • Go snow camping via snowshoes
  • Volunteer on a PCT trail crew


  • Celebrate my birthday in Paris
  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Spend Midsummer Day in Oxford
  • Vacation in Japan
  • Bike from Chicago to Milwaukee
  • See a play at each OSF theatre
  • Visit Emily in Chicago, IL
  • Visit Cassie in Raleigh, NC
  • See a whale swimming in the wild
  • Explore Washington, DC with Isha
  • Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL
  • Take a weekend vacation in Bend, OR
  • Go to a hot air balloon festival
  • Visit Four Corners

Inspired by the DayZero Project.