101 in 1001

So here’s how it works: come up with 101 goals to complete in 1001 days; these goals can be anything you want as long as they are going to be a challenge for you but are realistic and relevant to your life. The goals should be things you want to accomplish in your life, things that matter to you. You don’t have to post them anywhere or even tell anyone about them however if people know about it you’re accountable to them.

I have divided my goals up into seven categories:

Personal Growth (33)

Professional Growth (13)

Financial Growth (9)

Giving to Others/Volunteering (12)

Health/Fitness (9)

Travel (6)

For Fun (19)


Start Date: September 1, 2014                                                      End Date: May 29, 2017


In Progress

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Personal Growth

  1. Spend a weekend unplugged (no TV, no Cell Phone, no Internet)
  2. Start dating again
  3. Make/Do 10 things from Pinterest
    • Make up Brush Holders
    • De-Potting my MAC Eye Shadows and putting them into palettes
    • Stir Fry Recipe
    • Amish Broccoli Salad Recipe
    • Protein Bar Recipe
    • Banana Bread Brownies
  4. Get my own apartment/house
    • Took possession February 2, 2016
  5. Learn how to properly straighten my hair
  6. Have only one Tim Horton’s coffee/tea per day for a month
  7. Get my hair done 5 times/year
  8. Find a journal/diary to use for the duration of this project
  9. Write two per entries/week in journal found in # 8 (for remainder for project from date purchased)
  10. Purchase a DSLR camera
  11. Learn how to use the DSLR camera/take a photography class
  12. Go a month without buying breakfast from Tim Horton’s
    • Haven’t purchased breakfast in 2016
  13. Have my own personal/professional photo shoot (11/02/2014 and 11/09/2014)
    • I had two of these done within weekends of each other and I’ve never felt so great about myself!
  14. Make 5 new friends
  15. Record something I am grateful for every day in my Erin Condren Life Planner
  16. Complete a whole Sudoku puzzle book
  17. Purchase and complete an All About Me book
    • Purchased: December 2014
  18. Identify and record 101 things that make me happy
  19. Buy a piece of real jewellery for myself
  20. Spend an afternoon in a coffee shop, just reading
  21. Have a black coffee (without cream, milk, sugar or sweetener)
  22. Put away laundry within a day of washing it
  23. Use up all of my massage benefits every year
    • 2014
    • 2015
    • 2016
  24. Invite a friend whom I normally don’t see out for coffee/dinner
  25. Reconnect with an old friend
  26. Find a red wine I like to drink
    • November 2014 – Ended up being a port wine, which apparently isn’t a true wine for those who really like wine but I’m counting it
  27. Don’t look at/worry about finances for a whole week
  28. Remove my make up and complete a skin care routine every night for a month (x 5)
  29. No TV (even TV on DVD) for a week
  30. Say “yes” to something I normally wouldn’t do
  31. Try a new kind of food
  32. Purchase something for myself that is way too expensive
  33. Buy myself a proper winter coat
    • Completed November 2014

Professional Growth

  1. Complete my Make Up Artist course
    • Completed December 2014
  2. Get my first freelance job
    • Completed November 2015
  3. Complete required courses for PMP designation
    • Completed May 2015
  4. Take one class/semester via Continuing Education
  5. Get hired as the make up artist for a wedding party
  6. Attend one professional networking event
  7. Pass the PMP exam
  8. Make and use the perfect work space
  9. Purchase all of the items needed for my professional make up kit
  10. Get a promotion/salary increase at work
  11. Attend a weekend workshop/seminar
  12. Job shadow with a local professional make up artist (October 2014)
  13. Complete my collection of MAC make up brushes

 Financial Growth

  1. Start retirement savings
    • Completed May 1, 2015
  2. Pay off my credit cards/line of credit
  3. Put $100 into my savings account from each pay cheque
    • Started May 1, 2015
  4. Put $50 into my savings account for each completed goal
  5. Save a down payment for a house
    • Started May 1, 2015
  6. Pay off my car early
  7. Meet with a financial planner to make sure I’m on the right track
  8. Have more than 75% of my Student Loan paid off
  9. Don’t charge any thing to my credit cards for one month (x 5)

Giving to Others/Volunteering

  1. Buy flowers for someone just because
  2. Teach another person how to do something
  3. Compliment someone once a month
  4. Volunteer at five MS fundraising events
    • MS Trivia Night – October 2014
    • Carnation Campaign – May 2015
    • MS Trivia Night – October 2015
  5. Make someone a home made birthday card
  6. Rescue/adopt a dog
  7. Purchase gifts for my local Angel Tree every Christmas
  8. Take my mom for a day trip somewhere – just the two of us
    • Cruise booked for November 2015, and I paid for it
  9. Volunteer once every six months
    • MS Trivia Night – October 2014
    • MS Carnation Campaign – May 2015
    • MS Trivia Night – 2015
    • Soup Kitchen – Christmas 2015
    • Save Me Rescue Workout – May 2016
  10. Complete one Random Act of Kindness once a month
  11. Pay for an order behind me in the drive through
  12. Take my parents out for a nice dinner to say thanks for everything they’ve done for me


  1. Run a mile without stopping
    • February 2015
  2. Complete a Couch to 5K program
    • March 2015
  3. Do at least two spin classes/week for two months
  4. Fit into a size 12 comfortably
  5. Hit < 30% body fat
  6. Set a new Personal Record for lifting
  7. Run outside – yes, where people can see me
    • February 2015
  8. Don’t eat fast food for a month
  9. Take a fitness class I haven’t tried before


  1. Go on an all-inclusive vacation
    • Cruise in November 2015
  2. Travel to Western Canada
  3. Visit New York City
  4. Visit Las Vegas
  5. Rent a cottage
    • Tennessee May 2015
  6. Go on a weekend getaway
    • Tennessee May 2015

 For Fun

  1. Read 100 books I’ve never read before
    1. I’ll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes (September 2014)
    2. The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan (September 2014)
    3. Inside by Alix Ohlin (October 2014)
    4. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum (October 2014)
    5. Claudine by Barbara Palmer (November 2014)
    6. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (November 2014)
    7. Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie (December 2014)
    8. The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman (January 2015)
    9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (January 2015)
    10. Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran (February 2015)
    11. Frog Music by Emma Donoghue (February 2015)
    12. The Things We Cherished by Pam Jenoff (March 2015)
    13. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander (April 2015)
    14. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (October 2015)
    15. The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (May 2015)
    16. The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (November 2015)
    17. One Plus One by JoJo Moyes (November 2015)
    18. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
    19. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    20. The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne
    21. The Sea Captain’s Wife by Beth Powning
    22. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
    23. Circling the Sun by Paula McCain
    24. Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult
    25. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
    26. Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
  2. Re-read all of Emily Giffin’s novels
    • Something Borrowed
    • Something Blue
    • Baby Proof
    • Love the One You’re With
    • Heart of the Matter
    • Where the Heart Is
    • One and Only
  3. Re-read all of the Harry Potter books
    • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
    • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
    • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  4. Subscribe to Next Issue
    • March 2015
  5. Go to a flea market and purchase something
  6. Upgrade my iPhone
    • Got iPhone 6 February 2015
  7. Join a book club
    • July 2014
  8. Buy a new iPod
    • November 2014
  9. Purchase the seasons of Grey’s Anatomy I don’t have
    • Season 4: November 2014
    • Season 5: November 2014
    • Season 6: November 2014
    • Season 7: December 2014
    • Season 8: December 2014
    • Season 9: December 2014
    • Season 10: March 2015
    • Season 11:
  10. Properly organize my bedroom
  11. Buy a new TV
    • December 2014 – Christmas gift
  12. Go for a facial
  13. Buy a case for my MacBook and iPad
    • iPad Case – February 2015
  14. Complete a 30 day photo challenge
  15. Get another tattoo
  16. Re-read Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies
    • Catcher in the Rye
    • To Kill a Mockingbird
    • Lord of the Flies
  17. Read a whole book in one day
  18. Organize the music on my iPod
  19. Try to do a Meatless Monday for one month