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Instead of New Years Resolutions, which I’ve never particularly been a fan of, I’ve decided to do a new 101 things in 1001 days list. I have done this at least once before, back in my old LiveJournal days, I will see if I can find the old list to dig out (note: have found, although it’s in a protected LiveJournal post, need to have a proper read and see if I want to make it public?). That last list was dated 11th August 2006 to 1st December 2008 (which is a nice finishing point I think). Funny to think last time I did this I couldn’t drive, didn’t have our own house and had zero kids!

I have been putting together my new list on but I’m not keen on their formatting and in the interest of saving money (rather than going premium with them at this time) I think I will just html it up on here.

I started this list with a lot of “read 10 classic books” kind of goals, but looking at it I realise I need to make them SMART goals, else I just won’t do them. What I am going to do is modify them with more information as I go along and try and make lists for some of the things. I also want to try and do monthly updates on my goals, so I keep at them and keep them in mind

Reasons to do a 101 things in 1001 days

  • It’s a good chunk of time to do a long term goal (almost 3 years)
  • Writing down long term goals can help you to keep them in mind
  • Writing them down makes you accountable (especially if you share on your blog!)
  • You can contribute to the Day Zero Project community and feel like you are part of a team, the achievements page is so sweet
  • Repeating actions make them become habits, so make some of your goals things that you should be doing anyway (flossing and drinking water I totally should have put on mine, darn!)

Date Started: 29th Jan 2019

Date for Completion: 26 Oct 2021


  1. Attend a Hertfordshire craft-based group (scrapbooking, knitting, whatever!) – completed February 2020, attended “Balls and Banter” with my lovely friend Charlotte
  2. See the Mona Lisa
  3. Go to Las Vegas
  4. Visit Stonehenge – Aug 2020 (To be honest, I’m counting driving past it. We should have stopped I guess, but that drive to Newquay is bloody long as it is)
  5. Visit the British Museum
  6. Go on the London Eye
  7. Visit the Tower of London
  8. Buy personalised stationery at Smythson of Bond Street
  9. Visit the Horniman Museum and Gardens
  10. Visit Bekonscot Model Village
  11. Visit the National Media Museum
  12. Visit The Shambles in York – Done August 2020 😀
  13. Visit Disneyland Paris
  14. Go indoor rock climbing
  15. See the Northern Lights – Done March 2020 – got a special flight from Stanstead Airport to do it, I might do a post about it!
  16. Have a day out with the girls individually in London

Reading and Writing

  1. Write a letter to myself to open at the end of the 1001 days – did Sept 2019
  2. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
  3. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
  4. Read 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  5. Expand my vocabulary by 100 words
  6. Write all my bad memories on paper, burn this paper afterwards
  7. Send a secret to PostSecret
  8. Ask 20 friends to suggest one book, and read them all
  9. Fill a Moleskine sketchbook with drawings
  10. Write a short story
  11. Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind – done Sept 2019, not decided if I’m gonna share yet!
  12. Influence a person to make a day zero list
  13. Identify 100 things that make me happy – started
  14. Read all the books I own but haven’t read
  15. Blog every day for a month
  16. Read 26 books I’ve never read starting with each letter of the alphabet
  17. Read 20 books off my list from the top 100 books from Waterstones (or a more recent list)
  18. Learn to write with my non-dominant hand
  19. Learn brush lettering

Culinary Goals

  1. Go vegetarian for a month – completed 1st April 2019
  2. Eat no chocolate for a month – completed 1st April 2019
  3. Create a custom recipe book
  4. Make my own gin
  5. Visit 10 new local restaurants – 1. Firejacks (completed Aug 2019)

Life Goals

  1. Get married
  2. Get my nose pierced
  3. Learn CPR (again)
  4. Base all my decisions on the flip of a coin for a day
  5. Get a tattoo
  6. Don’t spend any money for a week
  7. Don’t wear black for a week
  8. Pay off all debt
  9. Donate blood
  10. Sell 20 things on eBay
  11. Surprise my mom with flowers
  12. Do a declutter challenge
  13. Leave a 100% tip
  14. Join Amnesty International and write 3 letters of protest
  15. Go one day without nagging the children (sounds ridiculous but this could be hard for me!)


  1. Learn how to juggle
  2. Learn how to roll a coin/poker chip across my fingers
  3. Learn to play the ukulele
  4. Learn Morse code
  5. Do French Drops 90 days
  6. Learn a poem by heart
  7. Learn British Sign Language
  8. Complete a cryptic crossword

Craft Goals

  1. Make a felt friend
  2. One piece from “Women Who Rock – Cross Stitch”
  3. Do a cross stitch from the Ed Hardy book
  4. Learn to make resin jewellery
  5. Silversmithing course/workshop/kit
  6. Craft something for Etsy
  7. Complete a colouring book
  8. Make 3 gifts
  9. Learn 3 Origami animals

Movies, Music and Media

  1. Watch 52 films in 52 weeks
  2. Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet
  3. Do the 30 day song challenge – posting now in September 2019 to my twitter, will do a roundup and link it
  4. Watch 5 documentaries
  5. Watch 20 films off my IMDB List from LiveJournal or a more recent top list, will post it here once I have compiled it

Photography and Astronomy

  1. Take up Astrophotography
  2. Get 1 new lens for slr
  3. Do at least 2 photo books, one for E’s first year would be good!
  4. Carry a camera with me every day for a year
  5. Complete a 365 day photo challenge
  6. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
  7. Watch a meteor shower – Completed Summer 2020, watched the Lyrids meteor shower during pandemic
  8. See Saturn through a telescope
  9. Learn 10 Constellations and the stars within


  1. Have a family game nights and play each of these over the course of the 1001 days – Carcasonne, Camel Up, The Great Game Of Britain, Ticket To Ride, Telestrations, Cranium, Lattice and Looney Quest.
  2. Learn how to play Bridge
  3. Learn a card trick
  4. Learn 5 new card games played with a regular deck – 1. Crazy Eights
  5. Document the rules to Blob

Health and Exercise

  1. Complete C25K
  2. Run a 5K every month for a year
  3. Complete a ‘Walk To Mordor’ challenge – going to do it on my lunch break every day and then any extra time I can do outside – look me up on walk to mordor i’m BritWitBit
  4. Take a Yoga class
  5. Go for an all day bike ride
  6. Improve my posture
  7. Attend an Aquafit class
  8. Go for a walk every day for a month – completed 1st April 2019
  9. Be able to do 50 push ups
  10. Meditate daily for 30 days

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