101 in 1001

Towards the end of 2015 I felt like I was not really living. I don't know exactly why this realization came to me, but I'm glad it did. I felt like the last two to three months of the year I was just waiting for the weekend, waiting for a break or waiting for something to happen, but nothing happened. I've been eager to try 101 in 1001, but was simply waiting for the right time. Now that I'm headed off to college next year I don't think there could be a better time to create a bucket list of 101 things I want to accomplish in 1001 days.

31 done, 70 to go!!!

Start date: January 7, 2016

End date: October 4, 2018

1. Decide on a college. 4/14/16
2. Go on a trip paid for entirely with my own money.
3. Go camping.
4. Go skydiving.
5. Read a book a week for 3 months.
6. Meet 5 blogger friends in real life.
7. Buy a new camera lens.
8. Have a sleepover outside on a trampoline. didn't entirely work, but hey I tried
9. Surprise someone.
10. Go back to New York City.
11. Rush a sorority. Pi Phi til I die
12. Go surfing again.
13. Read 5 classic books.
14. Go to a drive-in movie.
15. Buy someone's drink behind me at Starbucks.
16. Go to a fashion show. 5/6/16
17. Connect with a brand via my blog. jimmyCASE
18. Reach 1,000 followers on Instagram.
19. Send 50 handwritten notes.
20. Go out of the country. 3/24/16 (Ecuador)
21. Stop drinking soda. 3/1/16
22. Read all Nicholas Sparks and John Green books.
23. Visit Cape Cod.
24. Take a calligraphy class.
25. Workout 5 days a week for 1 month.
26. Attend another blogging conference.
27. Start using the calendar on my phone.
28. Don't shop for one month.
29. Brush my hair twice a day, every day, for a month.
30. Get a "real job".
31. Travel to Europe.
32. Get a facial.
33. Go a month without drinking Starbucks.
34. Drive a Vespa.
35. Host a tea party/go to tea with friends.
36. Volunteer.
37. Have a photo shoot in downtown Chicago.
38. Give 10 just because gifts.
39. Run a 5k.
40. Go unplugged--no computer, phone, TV--for 48 hours. I honestly only made it 24, but that's okay
41. Visit a new coffee shop. Cafe Collage // Venice, CA
42. Try 10 new restaurants. 
Kreation // Chicago For Ribs // Tony P's // Loteria // Monsieur Marcel // Trastevere // Brick + Mortar // The Butcher's Daughter // Greenleaf // Simmzy's
43. Graduate high school! 5/29/16
44. Wake up at 6:30 (school days only) every day for 3 weeks.
45. Blog consistently.
46. Have a graduation party. 6/4/15
47. Go to a friend's lakehouse. 5/15/16
48. Go two months without Taco Bell baja blasts.
49. Learn how to grill.
50. Go to Lollapalooza (round two!).
51. Spend a day in the city with my family.
52. Go to work with my dad.
53. Stay with my sister for a weekend in Lincoln Park.
54. Go a week without makeup. 5/16/15
55. Go two weeks without using heat on my hair.
56. Begin paying for gas with my own money.
57. Go out to brunch with friends. 
58. Visit 5 friends/family members at college. Kayla, Jacob, Naiomi, Jane, Paige
59. Make 3 new friends. Sarah, Abby, Emma
60. Collaborate with someone on my blog.
61. Inspire someone to make a list of their own. 1/11/15 Stephanie
62. Go on a hike. Malibu 9/4/16
63. Send a message in a bottle.
64. Take a jazzercise class.
65. Send 20 love letters.
66. Write in a journal each night for 2 weeks.
67. Take photos in a photo booth.
68. Take the Amtrack somewhere. MI-->CHI
69. Find a signature pair of jeans. my go-to jeans
70. Go to the Adler Planetarium. 
71. Get my palms read.
72. Send a care package to someone.
73. Go ice skating.
74. Eat fully raw vegan for 1 week.
75. Decorate my dorm.
76. Go 1 week without complaining.
77. Get a debit card. 6/21/16
78. Visit an art museum.
79. Go 1 month without eating out.
80. Spend an entire day at the beach.
81. Leave a love letter for someone to find.
82. Go to a Cubs/Sox game. 5/18/17
83. Paint with watercolors.
84. Go apple picking.
85. Watch a sunrise. 5/23/16
86. Watch a sunset.
87. Go to a midnight movie. Rocky Horror Picture Show 1/13/18
88. Take a day trip somewhere. Newport Beach, CA
89. Go sailing.
90. Go to bed early every night for one week.
91. Guest post for someone's blog.
92. Go antiquing/thrifting.
93. Take a senior ditch day. 4/18/16
94. Try a juice cleanse.
95. Go rock climbing.
96. Go skiing (again). 2/26/16
97. Donate blood.
98. Start a new family tradition.
99. Skip first period to go out to breakfast. 4/18/16
100. Come up with 101 things (lol!). 1/7/15
101. Make a new 101 in 1001 list when this one is complete!

Woohoo! Let's get started!

Inspired to make your own list? Let me know if you do! & feel free to steal my ideas!



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  2. Wow Kate. I love this list. I haven't heard of the 101 in 1001 and I think it is a great idea, and much easier to accomplish than just a plain ole bucketlist. It seems like it would be a lot more fun. I may have to do one of my own.

    - Stephanie

    1. You totally should! It's so worth it and it helps to accomplish things you've always wanted to do! Let me know if you make one! Xo!

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    3. Hey Kate,

      I managed to conjure up a 101 in 1001 list of my own. :) It took a couple days until I was satisfied but here is the masterpiece: