Thursday, February 6, 2014

→ 101 in 1001 ←

Hello, hello! Sorry it's been so quiet this week, I can honestly say that I've spent most of it working on this doozy of a post/project. I've been reading Becky's blog for a while now, but only just recently stumbled across her original '101 in 1001' post that made sense of all her updates. In a nutshell, the point of 101 in 1001 is creating a list 101 things you want to do in 1001 days (which is about 2.75 years) So that's what I've finally put together and I want to share it all with you. Coming up with 101 plausible ideas was a lot harder than it looks so I'm happy to have it done! It's a super strange combo of things to get done, to be quite honest, haha. I'll keep you guys updated once a month on my progress and hopefully by the time I'm 24 (eck, gross, oldness) I'll have completed everything. Heck, I can complete at least 3/4's of this list, I'll be ecstatic, but I'm aiming for all 101 ;)
001. Graduate college.
002. Book a trip to London.
003. Go to Vegas for my 21st birthday.
004. Reread all the Harry Potter books.
005. Make 5 home-cooked meals.
006. Jump off a waterfall.
007. Write a hand-written love letter.
008. Buy a Penny board.
009. Get a tattoo.
010. Visit the Smithsonian.
011. Go to Disney World.
012. Gain 1000 followers on The Mod Mermaid.
013. Have a credit card balance of '$0.'
014. Buy three Catbird alphabet rings.
015. Pretend to be a tourist in NYC for the day.
016. Buy a Polaroid.
017. Decorate a phone case. 
018. Go to a dance club.
019. Send a postcard.
020. Fill up 3 moleskine journals.
021. Go scuba diving.
022. Become a certified bartender.
023. Get a tragus piercing.
024. Eat at In-N-Out.
025. See the Eiffel Tower.
026. Donate my hair.
027. Collect 5 more Starbucks location mugs. (2/5)
028. Go on the row boats in Central Park.
029. Do 5 random Pinterest DIYs. (1/5)
030. Adopt a kitty cat.
031. Celebrate an anniversary.
032. Post every day for a month on The Mod Mermaid.
033. Read 50 books.
034. Go to Santa Monica.
035. Take photo booth pictures.
036. Shoot 10 rolls of film. (3/10)
037. Take an aerial silk class.
038. See Book of Mormon on Broadway.
039. Attend a wedding.
040. Go to Electric Zoo.
041. Get my hair done at the Dry Bar.
042. See Jersey Boys on Broadway.
043. Declare a major.
044. Go the to the top floor of the Empire State Building.
045. Take a weekend trip to Provincetown.
046. Go zip-lining.
047. Swim in the ocean at night.
048. Master the art of rainbow shots.
049. Have a margarita at Jose Tejas.
050. Get business cards made for my blog.
051. Finish my Disney Princess series.
052. Visit the Bodies Museum.
053. Go to a blogger event.
054. Buy a party dress.
055. Watch a sunrise by the beach.
056. Watch a sunrise over a city.
057. Have dinner and dessert at Max Brenners.
058. Learn to snowboard.
059. Go bowling at Bowlmor Lanes.
060. Have a picnic in Central Park.
061. Read a 300 page book in a day.
062. Drive over the speed limit.
063. Go on a Blacklight Run.
064. See a concert.
065. Have a water balloon fight.
066. Collect all the Disney Princess films on Blu-Ray.
067. Make my super-man-friend smile big on Valentine's Day.
068. Get on the Slingshot at Six Flags.
069. Get on the Dare Devil Dive.
070. Buy pastel colored hair chalk.
071. Go to Puerto Rico.
072. Grow a plant.
073. Get a promotion. 
074. Leave a note in ten different library books.
075. Learn to whistle with my fingers.
076. Ride the Hogwarts Express.
077. Save up $5,000.
078. Move into my own apartment.
079. Watch all of the Harry Potter movies in one day.
080. Write in my journal everyday for a month.
081. Finish a 1,000+ piece puzzle.
082. Have and finish any goblet drink from the Sugar Factory (by myself)
083. Go to a baseball game.
084. Fill up my owl (piggy) bank.
085. Learn to dance bachata. 
086. Apply for a beauty internship with Seventeen Magazine.
087. Ride a NYC taxi cab.
088. Go to San Genero's festival.
089. Take a bite of a ghost pepper.
090. Do the Spartan Race.
091. Eat at Nando's.
092. Ride a Segway.
093. Write a message in a bottle in 3 different languages.
094. Have a New Years kiss in Times Square.
095. See the Christmas light show at Rockefeller Center.
096. Go parasailing.
097. Go to the Bioluminescent Bay.
098. Swim with a dolphin.
099. Learn to play chess.
100. Collect five new full size perfumes. (2/5)
101. Own a black light and UV make up or paint.

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  1. I want an Alice in Wonderland tattoo too! This is lovely! Such a great idea! Can't wait to see updates xx RenaKiss and Make Up

  2. I love this idea! Might write my own now :) I'd love a polaroid as well <3 I've just discovered your blog and followed love it x


  3. Very ambitious yet extremely doable… you've got this Jess!! So many of these sound like things I'd like to do but it's more like a "do in my lifetime" list rather than under 3 years haha. Oh well, dare to dream I suppose! :)


  4. This is such a cool idea!! I spot go to Puerto Rico in there. Girl, woot woot! Let me know and I'll show you around :) A lot of things on your list are also on my mental lifestyle list. Here's to making them happen!

  5. I can help you with the "take a weekend trip to Provincetown" one!!! :) :) Let's plan a weekend for this summer!!!!

  6. What an absolutely incredible idea! Definitely something I'd like to do after I finish my course. So many of these things I want to do too: number 1 is definitely go to Disney World! Hehe :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

  7. Looooved this post! When you go to London let me know and I'll meet you there. Hopefully, I will already be living there... :P

  8. I totally want to do this now. You'll love The Bodies Exhibit!


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