Yes, yes, I know. My original 101 in 1001 list is far from over. In fact, I am downright abandoning it. Read this for some background on why I am choosing to move on, but in any case, there is no point in crying over spilled milk, right?

This list is obviously not the entirety of all the things I want to do over the next ~ 2.75 years, but it is certainly a good starting point. I’ve been totally inspired by Mackenzie Horan to create this 101 in 1001 list, and I am super excited about striking out the majority of these goals (if not all) by the end of February 2023 (which is when my 1001 days will end).

101 in 1001

Anyway, without further ado, here’s my current 101 in 1001 list:

Start Date: 1 June 2020 // End Date: 23 February 2023

Progress (as of August 2020): 2 completed; 4 initiated; 1 missed

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GOOD HABITS

  1. Read every night (instead of using phone/laptop) before sleeping for at least one week
  2. Update my “Lights” sheet every day for at least one month
  3. Go on a digital shopping ban for at least two months
  4. Save 6 months of income
  5. No shopping for new books till I’ve finished reading at least 20 books that I currently own (10/20 books read) ✕ [Note: I caved, and bought a few books that I just could not resist!)
  6. Start and continue a monthly SIP plan

WELLNESS

  1. Walk 10,000 steps every day for at least 15 days
  2. Take calcium supplements every day for at least one month
  3. Complete Kayla Itsines’ 12-week BBG program (full disclosure: I’ve already started this program, and I begin Week 3 today). UPDATE: Edited to —> Complete 3 workout challenge programs (1/3 – Chloe Ting 2 Week Shred Challenge, completed in July 2020)
  4. Exercise 4 days a week for a whole month
  5. Figure out and live a sustainable, healthy lifestyle that works for me
  6. No shopping for new clothes or books till I hit my first weight loss milestone ✓ (goal reached in mid-July 2020)
  7. Use the infrared blanket once a week for at least one month
  8. Go on a wellness retreat
  9. Do yoga every day for 30 days
  10. Reach my goal weight by Sep 30, 2020
  11. Go cold turkey on cola
  12. Take a no added salt challenge for 10 days
  13. Try out barre or pilates for two weeks
  14. No fast food for a month

BLOG / SHOP

  1. Post at least twice a week on the blog for a month ✓ (mid-June 2020 to mid-July 2020, and continuing)
  2. Upload three new products every week to the Etsy shop for at least one month
  3. Redesign the blog logo
  4. Design and launch the Studio Rêveuse website
  5. Create a members only free resource database for Studio Rêveuse
  6. Prioritise email marketing list for both the blog & Studio Rêveuse. Target 1000 subscribers for both
  7. Hit a $5,000 month from my creative businesses
  8. Complete and implement lessons from 5 online courses that I already own/subscribe to
  9. Get 100,000 pageviews in 1 month on this blog
  10. Learn to use & read data from Google Analytics
  11. Make a list of all current subscriptions for this blog & Studio Rˆeveuse
  12. Put up a guide to Seoul & Hong Kong on the blog
  13. Clean up my Instagram act for both the blog & Studio Rˆeveuse
  14. Map out and launch the Blog and/or Print Shop on this blog
  15. Show up on Instagram Stories for 10 continuous days on both the accounts

CREATIVE HOBBIES

  1. Learn pottery
  2. Use my “big camera” at least once a month for 3 months
  3. Take an art course (online or in-person)
  4. Complete and finish an art journal
  5. Document a Week in the Life once a year
  6. Create a video on the 1 Second App documenting a month
  7. Create a font system from scratch
  8. Purchase a sturdy tripod for phone/camera

CULTURE

  1. Read 100 books including 20 books written by Indians (11/100 – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms, The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo, Dominicana by Angie Cruz, The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward, A Burning by Megha Majumdar, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert, Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory, The Last Flight by Julie Clark, One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London)
  2. Read all books by a particular author
  3. Read 10 books written by non-white authors (5/10 – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, Dominicana by Angie Cruz, A Burning by Megha Majumdar, Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert, Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory)
  4. Watch 10 classic movies
  5. Read 10 classic novels
  6. Watch 15 documentaries (5/15 – Chasing Coral, Honeyland, Three Identical Strangers, The Speed Cubers, Icarus)
  7. Watch 5 new plays
  8. Go to a classical music concert
  9. Learn Spanish
  10. Learn to at least read Bengali
  11. Attend a music festival or a concert

FOOD & COOKING

  1. Try one new recipe from all the cookbooks that I currently own (around 20 at the moment)
  2. Discover 15 new-to-me restaurants in Mumbai
  3. Try a new cuisine
  4. Make kimchi from scratch
  5. Learn to make cauliflower crust pizza

HOME & ORGANISATION

  1. Create a life inventory & update once every six months
  2. Implement a backup plan for my laptop
  3. Create a gallery wall in our bedroom
  4. MarieKondo the shit out of my closet + beauty & bath supplies
  5. Organise and arrange my memory keeping projects + supplies
  6. Get a real monstera plant (and keep it alive)
  7. Clear out my phone’s camera roll and organise my photos
  8. Buy a record player
  9. Plant and maintain a mini vegetable/herb garden
  10. Organise my financial records
  11. Replan and organise my parents’ place

JOURNALING & INNER WORK

  1. Maintain a gratitude journal habit for 21 continuous days
  2. Write a personal mission statement
  3. Write a letter to myself to be re-read at the end of the 1001 days
  4. Write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved so far
  5. Create a list of core values
  6. Journal out the answers to 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind
  7. Work my way through and complete Create Your Life Plan Journal and Your Dream Life Journal

RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Plan 10 new date ideas with the husband
  2. Plan 5 surprises for the husband
  3. Go on a holiday with my parents
  4. Send 5 care packages to family & friends

TRAVEL

  1. Visit / take a trip with my best friends from school
  2. Travel to 5 new places in India
  3. Travel to 3 new countries
  4. Visit a forest reserve in India
  5. Take a cooking class in another country
  6. Stay somewhere offbeat overnight (treehouse, lighthouse, etc.)
  7. Visit Paris again
  8. Visit the Christmas markets in Europe

MUMBAI

  1. Visit 5 museums / art galleries
  2. Create and post a Mumbai city guide on the blog
  3. Go on a guided heritage walk
  4. Take a cooking class

OTHER

  1. Get featured in a magazine or on a blog or website
  2. Spend a whole day at the movies
  3. Buy myself a piece of “real” jewellery
  4. Get another tattoo
  5. Get an in-person tarot reading done
  6. Figure out my “one thing” at work
  7. Donate money/time consistently to a charity/cause
  8. Inspire someone else to write a 101 in 1001 list

And that’s it for this edition, friends. How about you? Have you ever created this kind of a list of 101 Things in 1001 Days? I’d love to know more.