Living on Purpose: 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge!

One of the things I’m loving about my new blogging life is all the amazing fellow bloggers I’m getting to know via some truly inspirational blogs. Recently, I was inspired by Jhaneel Lockhart’s post about her update on how her 101 things in 1001 days is coming along. She graciously referred me to where this fabulous idea began on the Day Zero Project website. Basically, the idea is to compile a list of 101 things you would like to complete in 1001 days, which is almost 2.75 years. The idea is to choose things that are attainable, but require you to stretch yourself at the same time. I really love this concept because it forces you to be intentional about living. It pushes us all to be proactive about our lives instead of being reactive or simply waiting or wishing for good things to happen. A major part of being positively optimistic and powerful (aka POPed) is to live on purpose.

You would think that the hardest part about this project is actually checking items off of the list, but actually coming up with 101 things is HARD! So far I’ve only gotten to thirty-something so I think I will share my list in increments of thirty. I plan to keep you gals posted every time I complete 10 things or so. I’m not attempting to complete them in any particular order either. I’m just gonna let it fly!

101 Hot-ish in 1001 Days

1. Build a profitable business

Just realized these are all singles...

Image source: 401(k) 2012. “Money-Savings” December 1, 2011 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.

2. Travel to a city/location in the U. S. and outside the U.S. that I’ve never been before

Dying to get to Paris to drink café au lait in front of Le Louvre...

Dying to get to Paris to drink café au lait in front of Le Louvre. Image Source: damonnofar. “Paris…” June 23, 2012 via pixabay, Creative Commons Attribution.

3. Have a reunion with my besties from college

The usual club pic. Miss these girls.

The usual club pic. Miss these girls.

4. Learn how to shoot a gun
5. Learn enough basic coding to make a website from scratch
6. Taking a drawing class geared towards children’s literature

watermelon book

I’m such a stereotype…

7. Take a cooking class
8. Become an advanced hair braider
9. Read a new book each month for 6 months straight
10. Start a garden
11. Become conversational in either Spanish or French
12. Get a makeover
13. Have a stylist consultation
14. Make a new friend
15. Go to a film festival
16. Participate in Bike the Drive

Sweet home Chicago

Sweet home Chicago

17. Eat a multiple course meal at a fancy restaurant
18. Become an advanced Yogi
19. Run a half-marathon
20. Get a real massage
21. Don’t say anything negative for a day

Happy, happy, happy

Happy, happy, happy

22. Become a member of a church
23. Create a family tradition
24. Write a personal mission statement
25. Write a play
26. Have a piece of writing published
27. Write a children’s book
28. Donate blood
29. Open an investment account/buy stocks and/or mutual funds
30. Create a will.

Extremely important no matter your age or financial situation, especially when you have kids.

Extremely important no matter your age or financial situation, especially when you have kids.

Whew, that took a lot of energy, but I have about 71 more things to come up with so wish me luck! Will you try the 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge with me or something like it? Do you find lists helpful for getting things done? Do you share any of the goals I’ve listed? Hit me up in the comments! Stay p.o.p.ed pimpin’ 😉

6 thoughts on “Living on Purpose: 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge!

  1. Shahidah says:

    Ooooh i like this idea!!! I think i will do the same. I too want to write a play. I dowloaded duolingo on my phone to practice my French. I think its a great app…give it a try


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