101 Things in 1001 Days


The bucket list concept of 101 in 1001 days is an idea I fell in love with while following Mackenzie Horan. She calls it a ‘happy medium between writing a to do list and keeping a bucket list’ which I could not agree more with! 1001 days is almost three years, precisely two and three quarters of a year..plenty of time to get everything on my list accomplished. I LOVE making lists so this was really fun #nerdalert. There is nothing more satisfying than crossing things off your “to do” list, am I right!?

 I figured having mine posted publicly would keep me in line and hold me accountable. My hope for this list it to realize it’s okay to dream a little bigger and wish for things that seem out of your grasp. I also hope to inspire you to do the same and make a list of your own!! Dreams don’t work unless you do!

Start: March 15, 2016

Finish:December  11, 2018


Partner with a brand on the blog

Learn calligraphy

Inspire someone to create their own 101 in 1001 days

Take a cooking class

Establish a weekly signature blog post

Go 1 moth without shopping

Eat at a restaurant alone {no phone allowed}

Go 1 month without taking any taxis/ubers

Go 1 month without eating out

Learn how to make homemade pasta

Build my blog email list

Read 5 biographies

Learn and master the fishtail braid

Read 50 books total

Work out 5 days/week for a month straight

Ride in a helicopter

Have my makeup professionally done

Unplug for 24 hours {no phone, internet, social media,tv }

Learn how to tie a tie & a bowtie

Attend a TED talk live

Attend a Dustin Lynch concert

Swim with dolphins {I know, so cliche}

Grow my blog to 100 followers

Find out my blood type

Host a themed brunch

Make sushi at home

Watch every Audrey Hepburn movie

Leave a 100% tip on good service

Ride an elephant

Learn how to use a sewing machine

Pay for the person behind me x5

Take a dance lesson with Greg

Kiss under mistletoe

Get a Keratin treatment and blog about it

Go dogsledding

Donate blood

Finish all 12 weeks of Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Workout

Learn more about wine

Host a breast cancer fundraiser

Adopt a kitten

Take a hot yoga class

Master a spicy margarita recipe

Volunteer for 100 hours

Go on a hot air balloon ride

Attend New York Fashion Week

Have a fancy dinner on the beach

Attend a television show taping

Get back into tennis

Invest in the stock market

Send flowers to a friend for no reason

Invest in a Chanel Bag {start saving girlfriend!}

Get business cards made

Send out a 2016 picture Christmas Card

Invest in a DSLR

Put $20 in saving for each goal accomplished

Decorate a home office

Send my parents on a vacation

Write a recipe blog post

Go to a murder mystery dinner

Investigate my ancestors

Post a Vlog

Buy & learn Photoshop

Take a floral design class

Learn how to make a spicy margarita

Spend a day at the movie theater skipping from one movie to the next

Learn how to do a smokey eye

Expand my coffee table book collection

Buy a home

Attend a blogging conference

Send my mom flowers “just because”

Learn how to drive a manual car

Participate in a book club

Plan a wedding

Take a photography class

Perfect a guacamole recipe


Walk the freedom trail

Take a duck tour

Have an apartment with exposed brick in Back Bay or Charlestown

Visit Auburn Cemetery during the foliage

Finish Escape the Room

Find a church I like in Boston

Try every sushi restaurant in the city {Café Sushi, Avana, Oishii,O Ya, Ginza, Thelonious Monkfish}

Visit the Institute of Contemporary Art

Visit the Museum of Fine Art

Visit the Castle Hill Estate

Take the chocolate walking tour

Drink every creative hot chocolate at MET bar


Take a California Coast road trip- Napa included

Stay at the Madonna Inn {pink & glitter heaven!!}

Go on a girls trip {somewhere in the sun, drinking tequila & plenty of girl talk}

Visit New Orleans

Visit Greece

Visit Nashville

Take on a trip solo

Visit Banff National Park

Ski in Colorado

Attend the Kentucky Derby

Ski in the Alps

Attend the Saratago Horse Races

Stay in a bungalow in Bora Bora/Tahiti

Show up at the airport and take the next flight out

Let me know if you decide to start one of your own, I’d love to hear about some of the things on YOUR list!


  1. Laura says:

    Tess, I absolutely love, love, love this post (though let’s be honest, I do love most of your posts). But this one was great, I love goal setting. Now you can cross off “Inspire someone to create their own 101 in 1001 days” off your list! Let me know if you ever need a new friend to tackle some of your to-dos, some of the things you listed are things I’ve been wanting to do! Sidenote: Saratoga is one of my absolute favorite places to visit in the summer, and I have a feeling you will love it too (for more than just the track)! Let me know when you plan a trip, I’d love to share some tips and great places to check out!

  2. dahi k. says:

    a beautiful list! i also created a 101 things list in 2012 and it was wonderful and very inspirational and definitely enriched my life. i will do another list at the end of 2016 (it’s just around the corner huh?) and on my list there is definitely included that i will visit the graves of my grand-aunt and my cousin, to revisit my family in korea and to watch every movie in which my grand-aunt linda wong took part in.


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