101 Goals in 1001 Days

 

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I saw The Bell Jar’s recent update on the 101 in 1001 challenge and was instantly impressed and inspired (and envious) by the number of tasks she has already managed to cross of since May of this year. 101 is 1001 is a blogging tag that aims to improve your life in 1001 days (143 weeks) with 101 small goals. I was thinking of doing something extremely similar anyway so I’m very glad I came across this and can join in on an on going tag.  

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 your part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. 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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

Below is my list of 101 mini-goals to do over the next 1001 days. Some are raining day to-dos and others are life changing but all of them will help me progress to where I want to be in life.

* goals in pink are in progress during the current month

START DATE: 01/11/15
END DATE: 29/07/18

101 in 1001

PERSONAL

1. Drop a dress size
2. Find happiness with my body image enough to wear a bikini on a beach or at a pool
3. Take my parents away for a weekend
4. Grow my brows in
5. Grow my hair down to my stomach
6. Send a care package to my friend in Portland
7. Get a professional lap dance
8. Get a cat or dog
9. Donate blood again
10. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years time
11. Write a letter to myself to open at the end of the 1001 days
12. Complete my CBT course
13. Quit Facebook for a month
14. Learn intermediate French
15. Write a letter to a friend
16. Send a postcard in to Post Secret

FINANCIAL & CAREER

17. Clear my debt
18. Learn to drive/pass my driving test
19. Find a 2 or 3 bedroom house
20. Save up and keep at least four months living expenses in my account at all times
21. Get a mortgage
22. Get a promotion
23. Leave the sales industry 

24. Do at least 30 freelance jobs
25. Have another poem published in an anthology or book
26. Take a working/writing holiday where I really focus on my dream to be an author
27. Publish a second Kindle eBook
28. Construct a clear plan for my novel
29. Write said novel
30. Have something I’ve written published by a national newspaper

BLOGGING

31. Write 400 blog posts (100/400)
32. Get my follower count on Bloglovin to 150
33. Get my follower count on Bloglovin to 250
34. Get my follower count on Instagram to 1000
35. Get my follower count on Instagram to 5000
36. Create a Facebook page for LibFem
37. Create a branding and logo for LibFem
38. Meet someone through the blogging community
39. Write/blog every day for a month
40. Guest write on 3 other blogs (0/3)
41. Have 3 guest writers on my blog (0/3)
42. Attend a blogging event
43. Have a font made up of my handwriting for signatures etc.
44. Find a wicked editorial planner 

TRAVEL + EVENTS

45. Go on a ‘finding myself’ trip for a minimum of 3 weeks
46. Visit anywhere within South America
47.
Visit anywhere within Africa
48. Go to Southampton to see Randall
49. Go to Norwich to visit the Clarke/Myall clan
50. Go to Sheffield to visit Rosanna
51. Go to Amsterdam again
52. Go to Edinburgh
53. Go to a tattoo convention
54. Go to comic-con
55. Meet up with a friend I haven’t seen in over 2 years
56. Attend the midnight premiere of a film
57. Host a dinner party
58. Host a cocktail party
59. Go on a spa day
60. Go to a wedding
61. Go to an adult ball pit
62. Be in a live studio audience for something

MUSIC, FILM + BOOKS

63. Go to two festivals
64. See 10 bands live (
5/10)
65. Buy a record player even if it is one of the basic-bitch pastel Urban Outfitters ones
66.
Buy at least 10 vinyl albums
67. Get a ukulele
68. Learn to play said uke
69. Watch all the classic horror films I haven’t seen
70. Go to the cinema on my own
71. Join a book club or start my own
72. Read 100 more books (35/100)
73. Read all the books I own but haven’t read
74. Read 8 books in one month

HOME + HEALTH

75. Buy my own furniture
76. Frame the watercolour paintings of my tattoo designs
77. Take a cooking class
78. Learn some basic sewing skills
79. Streamline my wardrobe to one I’m 100% happy with
80. Streamline my make-up collection too
81. Cover an entire wall in polaroid photos
82. Get my first smear test done (wah)
83. Learn how to paint & decorate
84. Have my eyes re-tested and actually wear my prescription glasses
85. Create a home office area for blogging and other writing
86. Find a sport or form of exercise that I genuinely enjoy
87. Learn to swim
88. Keep up meat free Mondays
89. Do Vegetarian lent

OTHER

90. Buy the person behind me a coffee without them knowing
91. Finish a Sudoku
92. Go to a Leicester City football match
93. Go to a Watford match with my dad
94. Convince friend or family member to get a tattoo and take them to get it
95. Finish off my left leg sleeve
96. Finish off my left arm sleeve

97. Write my name in wet cement
98. Write in my journal every day for a month
99. Ride in a hot air balloon
100. Send Birthday cards to 10 friends (4/10)
101. Write a list of 101 things I have already achieved in my lifetime

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