101 Things in 1001 Days

101 Things in 1001 Days

Ever since this (unknown-to-me) gal named Kendra launched The Lazy Genius Collective last year, I have been reading [and loving] her blog. It has made me laugh, made me think, and made me evaluate my life and why I do the things I do...or don't do. So when 2016 kicked off and she wrote about "Resolutions That Aren't Stupid," I knew she was on to something, well, genius. Despite my natural tendency to want to cross "tasks" off a list, I especially liked that to-do list items weren't allowed, only fun stuff that you'd actually WANT to do. :)

She shared her own list of 101 Things she hoped/planned to do in 1001 days, and a common theme started to emerge...there were several things she listed, followed by "I love doing this, but hardly ever make time for it..." and I was hit square between the eyes! That's ME. So many creative, fun, simple things I love doing...and I just don't make time for them.

So here's my list. Things I've done in the past and gotten out of the habit of doing, things I've been wanting to try, things that breathe life into me, things that are just FUN for the sake of being fun. I began crossing stuff off the list on January 17, so that gives me until Sunday, October 14, 2018 to accomplish as many of these as possible. I'll elaborate on them as I work towards completing them. You can follow my progress here.

You can start a 101 Things challenge at any time. And if you do, I'd love for you to link back here and share your list!

101 Things in 1001 Days

(Sunday January 17, 2016 to Sunday, October 14, 2018)

1. Give 5 "just because" gifts

2. Do a fun themed 5k

3. Spend a weekend with the Stewarts

4. Go on a beach vacation

5. Ride a Segway

6. Reread Sweet Potato Queens book

7. Take kids to Leonardo's

8. Go on a girls' weekend retreat

9. Do at least 6 fun sewing projects

10. Complete an entire adult coloring book

11. Buy B- and F-shaped copper cookie cutters

12. Take a welding lesson

13. Pay for the person’s order behind me (3 times)

14. Make homemade ice cream

15. Keep a prayers/praises journal for a year

16. Try a new sport/game/athletic endeavor

17. Order a favorite photo as a wrapped canvas

18. Create a book of our wedding photos

19. Go on a sisters’ trip with Arica and Sonny

20. Attend a concert

21. Have a picnic in the park for dinner

22. Buy an expensive but perfectly-flattering pair of jeans

23. Go stand-up paddle boarding

24. Try 10 new cookie recipes

25. Take a train

26. Go on a kid-free getaway with Andrew

27. Try 6 new (to us) restaurants

28. Try a beer tasting/sampler

29. Watch the Steve Jobs movie

30. Deliver cookies to fire department or other community service group

31. Attend a workshop or seminar

32. Write to three companies whose products I love

33. Try gnocchi

34. Make Arnold Palmers from scratch

35. Get at least 3 pedicures

36. See a play or musical

37. See a Thunder game

38. Eat dinner from a food truck

39. Go to music/theatre in the park

40. Complete the Cozy Minimalist course

41. Visit a makeup counter

42. Buy a cute hat

43. Create a fun wall hanging

44. Try 30 new dinner recipes

45. Go bowling at least twice

46. Go to the driving range

47. Go on a date to Top Golf

48. Take the kids to a water park or splash pad

49. Host a "favorite things" party

50. Host a sweet treats girls’ night

51. Order one thing for myself from Etsy

52. Attend a symphony or vocal music concert

53. Play Bingo

54. Have someone over for dinner each quarter

55. Make soft pretzels

56. Surprise a friend with a meal

57. Visit a farmer's market

58. Make a front-door wreath twice

59. Host a dinner party for couple-friends

60. Plant daffodils

61. Buy a pair of cowboy boots

62. Host another swap meet

63. Enjoy some time at Lake Hefner at least twice

64. Watch every season of Call the Midwife

65. Write Pastor Furtick a thank you note

66. Make fondue for dinner

67. Reupholster a piece of furniture

68. Go visit the Elephant Trunk

69. Find the perfect chai tea latte recipe

70. Watch 3 Tom Hanks movies I've never seen

71. Complete an entire book of Mad Libs with the kids

72. Date night at Bison Witches

73. Make cake pops again

74. Learn how to hand-stamp a bracelet

75. Learn to sew a zipper

76. Try three new hairdos from tutorials (braiding, up dos, etc)

77. Borrow hand-lettering books from the library

78. Build a piece of furniture

79. Go out dancing

80. Take the kids to a cultural or arts festival

81. Shop hop at Classen Curve

82. Read a Jim Croce biography

83. Test drive a dream car

84. Get a reflexology treatment or massage

85. Buy a Kallax shelf from IKEA

86. Take flowers to Grandma & Grandpa Z's gravesite

87. Attend Homeschool Winter Summit

88. Go to a stand-up comedy club

89. Make a summer bucket list with the kids

90. Make a YouTube video

91. Leave a 100% tip for great service

92. Do 5 "unplugged" weekends: no phone, iPad, computer

93. Fill a doodle book

94. Write each kid a love letter to be opened on their 18th birthdays

95. Host a multi-family dinner or barbecue

96. Try a mail-order subscription of some sort (food, clothes, crafts)

97. See a movie at a drive-in

98. Make Blair's Birth-to-One book

99. Keep a Sentence-a-Day journal for a year

100. Shoot pool

101. Go miniature golfing

#85-Buy A Kallax Shelf from IKEA

#85-Buy A Kallax Shelf from IKEA

Project 52:52 • Do You Believe in Magic?

Project 52:52 • Do You Believe in Magic?