101 in 1001 Update (September 2015)

Now that I am over 9 months into my 101 in 1001 list, I wanted to share an update on it. I update it every few weeks or so, but I also wanted to do a separate post dedicated to sharing the things I have accomplished! I have about 2 years left, so I am so surprised that I am already 1/3 of the way through it! 

Completed: (40/101)

School/ Reading/ Learning new skills (5/13)

1. Graduate HS

2. Pick my college

3. Buy a new laptop 

4. Read 5 classic books (1984, ) 

5. Read 20 new books total (30/20 – 1984, The Beginning of Everything, PLL #16, Let It Snow, The Book Thief, Divergent, The Orphan Train, Cinder, The Girl on the Train, All the Bright Places, What Alice Forgot, I Was Here, The One & Only, First Love, Insurgent, The Tipping Point, Vanishing Girls, The Devil In The White City, Defending Jacob, Allegiant, Crossing the Line, Luckiest Girl Alive, Just One Year, Just One Day, Just One Night, Saint Anything, A Hundred Summers, Fangirl, Let’s Get Lost, What I Thought Was True, ) 

6. Read 5 biographies 

7. Read at least 30 minutes every day for 2 weeks(2/13/15-2/26/15)

8. Take a random online class

9. Learn basic sign language

10. Learn calligraphy11. Learn to write better with my right hand (I’m left handed!) 

12. Learn a new skill (possibly an instrument?)

13. Learn to play a song on an instrument 

For Others (2/5)

14. Leave a 100% tip (June 25, 2015)

15. Pay for someone in line behind me

16. Buy a strangers meal

17. Give 5 “just because” gifts (brownies to K, the 5 scrapbooks for friends )

18. Volunteer somewhere

DIY (3/5)

19. Create a gallery wall

20. Buy something from a thrift store and DIY it

21. Make a senior year scrapbook (I did not make one for myself, but I made 5 different ones for friends so that counts!

22. Paint something (a painting, something random, etc)

23. Complete and blog about 3 Pinterest Projects (Twig DIY Decor, DIY Blanket Scarf, DIY Globe ) 

Travel (9/15)

24. Visit 3 new states (DC- yes not really a state but it counts, Minnesota, Iowa)

25. Go to 3 concerts (4/04/15, 8/10/15))

26. Go to an amusement park 

27. Try something at 5 cafes (3/5)

28. Go to a baseball game (June 18, 2015)

29. Try a Laudree macaron

30. Go to the Mall of America

31. See a famous landmark I haven’t seen I saw so many in DC! 

32. Go to a beach

33. Go on a missions trip

34. Go to a festival (Local fair with friends on 7/31/15)

35. Visit a new city (San Juan-March 2015)

36. Day trip to Chicago with friends

37. Go on a boat (big or small!)  

38. Visit 2 HS friends at college

Health/Fitness (1/7)

39. Go 2 weeks without sweets/candy

40. Do a 5K 

41. Go to bed by 10pm every day for 2 weeks straight

42. Hold a plank for 2 minutes

43. another 30 Day Challenge (like the squats one) 

44. Be able to do and hold a handstand (June 2015)

44. Go hiking somewhere

Spiritual/ Personal (5/9)

45. Read the entire Bible (14/66)

46. Find a church I like at college

47. Complete the Romans Challenge (Read Romans 1-8 for 50 days)

48. Write in a journal every day for 1 month (July 2015)

49. Write a letter to be opened at the end of the 1001 days 

50. Make my bed for a week straight (June 2015) 

51. Unplug for 24 hours

52. Change my hair   (2/19/15- I cut about half of it off!)  

53. Take a bath (I can’t remember the last time I did… I always just shower) (July 2015)

Blog (5/10)

54. Meet a blogger friend

55. Blog every day for a month (July 2015) 

56. Buy a nice camera

57. Learn to use nice camera

58. Get to 10,000 Pinterest followers

59. Get to 5,000 Instagram followers

60. Reach (and maintain!) Inbox Zero 

61. Double my daily page views (June 2015!) 

62. Host another blog link-up (What I Wish My Non-Blogging Friends Knew)

63. Do another video (Thrift Store Challenge: Dresses)

Entertainment (4/15)

64. Host a brunch for friends

65. Go on a picnic

66. Send 10 cards/ letters to HS friends while in college

67. Surprise someone

68. Go to a drive-in movie

69. Host another board game night (July 14, 2015)

70. Have a Pinterest/crafting party 

71. Have a cookie exchange party

72. Go iceskating  (1/09/14) 

73. Go sledding

74. Do a leaf pile photo shoot 

75. See a play or musical

76. Take pictures in a photo booth (4/07/15)

77. Have a snowball fight 

78. Go to a corn maze

Miscellaneous (6/23)

79. Get a real job (July 2015)

80. Set off a floating lantern

81. Watch a sunrise 

82. Get my nails done (I always just do them myself!) 

83. Go one month without shopping

84. Try 5 new foods ( 3/5- shark, calamari, quesito)

85. Meet someone who inspires me 

86. Vote in an election

87. See a shooting star (8/12/15)

88. Buy a monogrammed baseball hat

89. Buy a Diptyque candle  

90. Buy fresh flowers for myself just because

91. Invest in a high end piece (makeup or fashion)

92. Collect 2 coffee table books

93. Find a go to lip color

94. Find my signature scent 

95. Organize my bathroom cabinet

96. Use up most of my BBW products (too many lotions and sprays over here…) 

97.Get rid of 10 things without replacing them 

98.Get rid of old magazines99. Come up with 101 things ( this was very challenging!)100. Finish this list101.  Make a new list for the next 1001 days! 

As you can see, I have been busy working on these things the past 9 months. You can also see that I have read way more books already than I thought. It looks like my goal should have been 50 or 100 books even, but honestly at the time I created this list I hadn’t read a book in months. I have heard so many people say they are too intimidated to make a list, but honestly if you want to just go for it. Yes, it will take a few days to come up with enough things, but it is so fun to work to completely them! Check out my post on how to make a 101 in 1001 list for more tips! 

How do you stay motivated to do things? Share in the comments!

xo, Scarlett