101 in 1001

If you’re a blogger, then I’m sure you have come across the 101 in 1001 lists. I was intrigued. So, so intrigued. If you haven’t seen these lists before, it’s a mixture of ‘to dos’ and ‘big picture’ goals you want to achieve within 1001 days (or just under three years). I’ve had a few of them in the past, but I never managed to keep up with it. However, I’m currently sitting in another lockdown, so I’ve had plenty of time to think about what I want to do with my time. I have some ‘big picture’ goals, and some smaller ‘would be nice’ things that I want to do. By the time my 1001 days are up, I would have just turned 30! 


My 101 in 1001

Start date: 22 September 2021

End date: 19 June 2024

Completed: 14/101


  1. Complete my masters degree!!
  2. Volunteer in the youth/victim sector
  3. Boost my savings ($XXXX)
  4. Tribute tattoo for my grandparents
  5. Overseas trip
  6. Read 101 books (14/101)
  7. Get my first aid certificate
  8. Go skydiving
  9. Visit the snow
  10. Send 10 snail-mail type letters (1/10)
  11. Visit a new place in the North Island: completed 7 February 2022
  12. And the South Island
  13. Decorate my house
  14. Adopt a pet
  15. Move: completed 6 November 2021
    • Move again (!!)
  16. Go on a spontaneous road trip: completed 5 February 2022
  17. Try the damn pumpkin spice latte
  18. Go to a concert
  19. Go to an amusement park
  20. Go wine tasting on Waiheke
  21. Have a spa day
  22. Go ice skating
  23. Take myself out for brunch
  24. Write a letter to myself to open at the end of the challenge
  25. Pay for someone’s coffee order
  26. Completely unplug for five weekends (0/5)
  27. Give five “just because” gifts (1/5)
  28. Host a pot luck dinner
  29. Take my sister on a sibling date
  30. Go to an outdoor cinema
  31. Watch the sunrise from the beach: completed 9 November 2021
  32. Complete a Nike training plan
  33. Change my hair colour (or add highlights, at least!)
  34. 10k steps for 28 consecutive days
  35. Organise a picnic date
  36. Open/contribute to a savings account for my son: completed 5 October 2021
  37. Go one month without buying coffee
  38. …Or takeout
  39. …Or online shopping
  40. Go to a comedy show
  41. Kiss in the rain
  42. Read a set university textbook cover to cover: completed 26 October 2021
  43. Go to the zoo
  44. Go camping
  45. Take a cocktail making class
  46. Get a professional massage
  47. Send Christmas cards
  48. Go skinny dipping
  49. Boudoir/nude photo shoot
  50. Frame (and hang!) my degree
  51. Walk up (and around!) Mount Maunganui
  52. Visit the Sky Tower
  53. Have cocktails at Caretaker
  54. Get a plant and keep it alive
  55. Make a vision board
  56. Watch Lord of The Rings (at least one film)
  57. Buy myself flowers, just because (0/5)
  58. Hike the pinnacles
  59. Sleep under the stars
  60. Ride in a hot air balloon
  61. …And a helicopter
  62. Say “yes” to something I would not normally do
  63. Create my own herb garden
  64. Wake up at 5:00am every day for a week
  65. Decorate a gingerbread house
  66. Go on a friend date: completed 16 October 2021
  67. Reread the Harry Potter books
  68. Go sailing: completed January 2022
  69. Mail a love letter: completed 8 October 2021
  70. Have fish & chips on the beach
  71. Hire a pair of roller-skates for the afternoon
  72. Mini golf
  73. Go to a bottomless brunch
  74. …and a high tea
  75. Try an escape room with friends
  76. Get an overall ‘A’ for a class: completed 5 November 2021
    • Get an overall ‘A’ for a semester
  77. Get a psychic reading
  78. Bake bread from scratch
  79. Blog once a week for a year
  80. Meditate every day for one week
  81. Inspire someone to create their own list
  82. Complete an adult colouring book
  83. Leave a note inside a book for someone to find
  84. Run 5km without stopping
  85. Keep a gratitude journal for a month
  86. Complete a sudoku puzzle
  87. Take a free online class
  88. Put my phone away at 10:00pm every night for a week
  89. Donate to a charity: completed 29 September 2021 (Saving Hope Foundation)
    • Donate a set amount to a charity – every month – for a year
  90. Go strawberry picking
  91. Cook my way through an entire cookbook
  92. Finish a puzzle
  93. Have a pyjama day: completed 29 October 2021
  94. ‘Halfway there’ gift for myself (and to celebrate getting halfway through my degree!)
  95. Clear out my wardrobe: Completed 28 September 2021
  96. Create a mid-winter tradition
  97. Write 101 posts (2/101)
  98. Go fishing: completed 9 November 2021
    • Learn how to drive the boat (confidently!)
  99. No Netflix for a week (7/7): completed 14 October 2021
    • No Netflix for two weeks (0/14)
  100. Write guest posts for other bloggers (0/5)
  101. Save $5 for each goal completed

Have you ever made this list before?
How many were you able to complete?


xo, Carena

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