My 101 in 1001 List

Well. This is where we’re at, now. Making lists.

I saw my friend Emily post something about a 101 in 1001 List last year and have seen a few other folks talk about theirs but never really had a moment to sit down and dedicate the time to create mine. Well, I have the time now 🙂

If you’ve never heard of the 101 in 1001 list, it’s basically a list of 101 items you plan to complete in 1001 days which is about 2 years & 9 months. Because of the time frame, most people do a mix of short to-do list items they’ve never gotten around to completing and longer-term goals.

I actually got excited when I started my list. The next few months of our lives are going to be a little all over the place so I want to get my life a little more organized. I also figured since I am now in the super beginning stages of planning a wedding, I could just make a big a$$ list of all the things I want to accomplish. I created a few different categories to make things easier on my brain (I have a little OCD when it comes to making lists) and have also added a reminder to my calendar every month to check on the status of my list. I don’t want this to be something I start and don’t finish!

So, without further ado…

MY 101 in 1001 list

Start date: April 16th 2020 | End Date: January 14th 2023

  • Read 100 books
  • Vote in the 2020 election
  • Get a facial
  • Learn how to do a gel manicure at home
  • Print out photos from travels
  • Learn to cook 10 new recipes
  • Get a new food allergy test completed
  • Get organized with doctors, ongoing appointments, etc.
  • Organize home information and contacts
  • Refinish our garage (paint and floors)
  • Ask my mom to teach me something
  • Find a new podcast to listen to
  • Clean out the garage and organize
  • Clean out the guest room closet and organize
  • Make a chores list with Brandon
  • Donate clothes
  • Sort through and clean Brandon’s closet, prep for better organization
Just for fun
  • Host three game nights at our house for friends/family
  • Cook a special dinner for our parents
  • Send flowers to my mom out of the blue
  • Send a care package to Brandon’s mom out of the blue
  • Send fun gift to Brandon’s sisters out of the blue
  • Start a new tradition with Brandon
  • Take a cooking class
  • Take a mixology class
  • Try 10 new restaurants in Atlanta
  • Paint my office a new color
  • Go to a paint and sip class/event
  • Go golfing with my dad and Brandon
  • Plan a go-cart racing date
  • Try laser tag for the first time
  • Try paint ball for the first time
  • See a musical or play
  • Go dancing
  • Take a salsa class with Brandon
  • Plan an at-home date night
Health & Fitness
  • Run two miles straight without stopping
  • Get in 10,000 steps per day for one month straight
  • Drink ½ gallon of water every day for one month straight
  • Try a trampoline based workout class
  • Try a pole dancing aerobics class
  • Get my cortisol to a healthy/normal level for a minimum of five months
  • Take my vitamins daily for one month
  • Create a personal healthy recipes cookbook
  • Start boxing or kickboxing classes
  • Run a race (5k or higher)
  • Complete standard 20 push ups in a row
  • Complete 10 pull ups in a row
  • Make a new workout playlist
  • Complete my required ACE credits each year
  • Take a health/nutrition course
  • Put $10 into my savings account for every item I cross off of this list
  • Create an IRA savings plan
  • Create a savings plan and budget for our wedding
  • Setup quarterly taxes
  • Discuss a savings plan with Brandon for our future
  • Connect with ten bloggers in person
  • Connect with ten brand/agency reps in person
  • Buy an iMac
  • Get a new camera for video
  • Get my lens calibrated
  • Plan a trip with some of my blogger friends
  • Launch a new body love/self love series (Body Love 2.0)
  • Land a 3-6 month partnership with one brand
  • Attend at least 5 blogger conferences/workshops
  • Take a workshop/class to better a skill (InDesign, Premier, etc)
  • Order new business cards
  • Reorganize my content calendar for blog, IG, IGTV and newsletter
  • Redo pitch template
Lauren Elyce Fit
  • Do twenty live workouts on Instagram
  • Launch 10 new affordable fit guides
  • Get at least 100 new one-on-one coaching clients
  • Secure a collaboration with a fitness brand for Lauren Elyce Fit
  • Redo Lauren Elyce Fit website and branding
  • Make a plan for launching a product
  • Get a custom app for clients and guides
  • Get to 10,000 followers
  • Develop a savings plan and budget for the wedding
  • Put together my wedding inspiration/vision with Brandon
  • Make a wedding planning tracker
  • Hire a wedding planner
  • Create a section on the blog for all wedding related things
  • Create a wedding editorial calendar
  • Secure a partnership with a wedding-related brand/vendor
  • Book an engagement shoot
  • Secure a venue for the wedding
  • Send out wedding Save the Dates
  • Send out wedding invitations
  • Book a wedding photographer & videographer
  • Do a solo staycation in Atlanta
  • Take a solo vacation somewhere international
  • Visit a state I’ve never visited
  • Visit a country I’ve never visited
  • Take a trip with my dad
  • Take a trip with my mom and Brandon’s mom
  • Take a trip with Brandon’s sisters
  • Take a trip with my best friend Sarah
  • Visit a national park/monument
  • Take a toad trip to the West Coast
  • Take Brandon on a surprise weekend getaway
  • Get a new luggage set

If you decide to create your own 101 in 1001 list, let me know. We can hold each other accountable and check in with each other.


  1. 4.16.20
    Kimberly said:

    Wow… I’ve never heard of 101 in 1001 list. I am totally on board. I was gifted a cute journal for my birthday so I can use that to create my list and track my progress. Thanks for sharing.

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