Years ago I wrote a bucket list.  It is long and I am trying to do the items on the list but it really has no timeline, just before I kick the bucket.  I saw my friend Shamira West’s list and I knew I had to do this list too!  It took me 3 days to get my list that I am going to accomplish over the next 2.75 years.  This has to-dos, some items from my bucket list, random acts of kindness, and things that would just make my life better.  I have high hopes for this list to inspire me to get to my BIG, SCARY long-term goals.  I hope you decide to join me in doing this! Share if you do!

101 in 1001

Start Date: July 15th, 2016

End Date: April 12th, 2019

Updated: December 12, 2017

Completed:  33



  1. Do a handstand
  2. Do 5 pull ups (no chin ups)
  3. Complete Whole30 November 2017 
  4. Run a race at Disney
  5. Find something to compete in that I enjoy…
  6. … And compete in it
  7. Get micronutrient testing  September 2016 I HIGHLY recommend this!
  8. Write a training program for myself and follow for 1 month
  9. Complete and share a month of at home workouts
  10. Do Crossfit at a Crossfit box (again)
  11. Clean and Jerk my body weight
  12. Do a fitness photo shoot May 2017 thanks to my wonderful friend Samantha Nicole

    FINANCIAL (2/6)

  13. Go one month without eating out
  14. Go one month without shopping for clothes, shoes and such September 2017
  15. Put 15% of my income away for retirement  {July 28th, 2016}
  16. Get a living will
  17. Put $10 in savings for each item I complete on this list
  18. Save for something amazing, maybe it is on this list or maybe it isn’t

    TRAVEL (3/13)

  19. Go to 8 states I’ve never been to
  20. Go back home and visit my family – Denver Labor Day 2016/ October 2016 back home to Indiana
  21. Visit a country I have never been to
  22. Spend a week on the beach
  23. Take a trip with my sister
  24. Go snowshoeing
  25. Visit a friend in a different state – I went to visit my friend in FL, she bought a house! 🙂 January 2017
  26. Take a road trip with the camper
  27. Visit Yellowstone
  28. Go to Vegas January 2017
  29. Travel with my siblings
  30. Take a last minute trip
  31. Go to a new continent

LIFESTYLE  (21/57)

  1. Make turning 30 a celebration – Dallas with my friends and Zach line dancing and so much fun!
  2. Try 30 new restaurants (not from my Dallas list)
    1. Jelly Pancake House Dyer, IN 10/16
    2. Doraku Sushi Miami, FL 9/16
    3. Puerto Sague Miami, FL 9/16
    4. The Original Pancake House Denver, CO 9/16
    5. Merchants Nashville, TN 11/16
    6. Crave Minneapolis, Minnesota 12/16
    7. Half Shell Oyster House Biloxi, MS 12/16
    8. Acme Oyster House New Orleans, LA 1/17
    9. Gallagher’s Las Vegas, NV 1/17
    10. Baja Beach 2/17
    11. Bacchus on the Beach 4/17
    12. Casa Rio San Antonio, TX 5/17
    13. Boiler House San Antonio, TX 5/17
    14. Patio 44 Biloxi, MS 7/17
  3. Take a cooking class
  4. Take a photography class
  5. Do a photo a day challenge for a month fitness photo challenge March 2017
  6. Take a blogging class Elite Blogging Academy (EBA) 2017
  7. Cook every recipe in a cook book cover to cover
  8. Make a list with Zach of things to do – we made a travel bucket list November 5th
  9. Do a 1000+ puzzle July 2017
  10. Donate 101 things I no longer need or use November 2017
  11. Listen to every CD I own all the way through
  12. Go to a play
  13. Go to the opera
  14. Go to a comedy club
  15. Go camping in a tent for 3 consecutive nights
  16. Attend a book signing Nom Nom Paleo Book Signing In Dallas August 2017
  17. Build my blog/website into my career
  18. Meditate 15 minutes everyday for one month
  19. Get my Gizzy tattoo
  20. Organize my Pinterest boards…
  21. … And do 10 of my Pinterest projects (1/10)
    1. Little Lark Lavender Sachet
  22. Unplug for 48 hours (no phone, Internet, tv, kindle)
  23. Go apple or berry picking June 2017 Strawberry picking Minnesota
  24. Learn to line dance
  25. Go meatless for a month
  26. Try all the different ways to eat an egg (and learn all of them)
  27. Get my License to Carry
  28. Try something new not on this list – Zach bought a hydroseeder and I went to work and learned to hydroseed!
  29. Take an art class
  30. Get a skin care routine
  31. Go back to Mac computer – best decision EVER June 2017
  32. Attend 5 workshops or certification for my career
  33. Delete/ get rid of my current iCloud email – you actually cannot delete @icloud e-mails – this is silly, but I did create an alias and remove it so I don’t see it on my phone!
  34. Try 10 new recipes
    1. Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken
    2. Sour Cream Enchiladas
    3. Slow Cookers Tacos Al Pastor   
  1. Grow something from seeds that I eat and eat it
  2. Do a capsule wardrobe for 4 consecutive seasons (2017: Jan-Mar, Apr- Jun, Jul-Sept, & Oct-Dec)
  3. Create a website -November 2016!
  4. Journal everyday for one month January 2017 (missed 3 days)
  5. Take a beading/jewelry class
  6. Read 25 new books 
    1. Love Spell by Shannon Gregg and Kim Toorburg
    2. A Shade of a Vampire Book 6 by Bella Forrest 
    3. Anarchy Hive Trilogy book 2 by Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone 
    4. Annihilate Hive Trilogy book 3 by Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone
    5. Broken Compass by Jaymin Eve
    6. The Wilds by Donna Augustine
    7. The Hunt by Donna Augustine 
    8. The Dead by Donna Augustine
    9. The Magic by Donna Augustine
    10. A Share of a Vampire book 7 by Bella Forrest
    11. A Share of a Vampire by Bella Forrest 
    12. Descendant  by Eva Truesdale
    13. Syndrome by Eva Truesdale
    14. Sacrifice by Eva Truesdale
    15. Ascendant by Eva Truesdale 
    16. Unexpected Alpha by Bethany Wicker
    17. Aluna by Bethany Wicker
    18. Hybrid by Bethany Wicker
    19. Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey
    20. People Over Profit by Dale Partridge
    21. Keeper by Leia Stone 22. Water Blessed by Leia Stone
    22. Queen Heir by Leia Stone and Jaymin Eve 
    23. Queen Alpha by Leia Stone and Jaymin Eve
    24. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
    25. Chasing Excellence by Ben Bergeron
  7. Read 5 classics
  8. Read for 30 minutes a day for a month
  9. Read all the unread books on my book shelf
  10. Shower, do my hair, put on make up, and non- gym clothes everyday for two weeks
  11. Take a calligraphy class
  12. Watch the sunrise (not because I am working) – drive from San Angelo to Dallas I even stopped and watched because it was AMAZING
  13. Find a place to watch the stars 1st night on the boat
  14. Complete 5 craft projects (2/5)
    1. Zach’s Stocking
    2. Wine Bottle Candles
  1. Sew my first quilt
  2. Go to 5 concerts
    1. Florida Georgia Line 2/16/17
  1. Buy a jeep
  2. Stop having a long distance relationship December 2016
  3. Volunteer – Institute of Marine Mammals Studies (IMMS) started Feb 2017  
  4. Spend a weekend doing a total Netflix binge – solo weekend in October
  5. Watch 10 classic movies
    1. Smokey and the Bandit
    2. The Karate Kid
  6. Skydive
  7. Donate $10 to charity for each item I do not complete

TEXAS (2/5)

  1. Try 15 new restaurants in Dallas
    1. Savor 7/17/16
    2. Blue Sushi 7/22/16
    3. Mia’s 8/12/16
    4. True Foods 8/13/16
    5. Fuzzies Tacos 8/14/16
    6. Liberty Burger 10/17/16
    7. Reikyu Sushi 10/29/16
    8. Pecan Lounge 10/21/16
    9. Mannys 10/22/16
    10. Meso Maya 11/3/16
    11. Ai Sushi and Saki 11/8/16}
  1. Visit Austin
  2. Go to Waco and visit magnolia market 8/12/16
  3. Go to the stockyards Ft. Worth
  4. Take a Texas road trip San Antonio – San Angelo – Dallas


  1. Inspire someone else to make a 101 list
  2. Send 10 “just because” gifts to friends/ family
  3. Send 10 hand-written letters (4/10)
  4. Donate to a cause I believe in
  5. Leave 100% tip for great service
  6. Pay for a strangers meal/coffee
  7. Send flowers to my grandma October 2017
  8. Send out Christmas cards December 2017
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