New 101 in 1001

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days (roughly 2 years, 9 months). 1183 days

The tasks must be specific (no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (represent some amount of effort on your part).

Date of Beginning: February 2, 2014
Date of Completion: October 30, 2016 April 30, 2017

In Progress
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1. Travel outside of the United States 
2. Visit at least 7 of the places in Texas that I've never been to before (click here for that list) (2/7)
3. Visit Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame)
4. Attend games at five MLB ballparks I’ve never been to before (5/5)

5. Visit three Presidential Libraries that I've never been to before (3/3)
6. Go to a George Strait concert Completed June 7, 2014
7. Take a cruise (ticket bought, going January 2017)
8. Visit Hollywood

9. Visit five states I've never been to before (5/5)
10. Go see the London Bridge in Arizona
11. Visit a National Park that I’ve never been to before
12. Go snorkeling
13. Go to a Spurs game in San Antonio
14. Go to Las Vegas
15. Take a trip to the beach
16. Visit Nashville

17. Organize storage unit
18. Vacuum apartment weekly for a month
19. Keep apartment organized for a month
20. Organize book shelves
21. Catalog all my baseball cards into an Excel spreadsheet
22. Complete scrapbook for college
23. Complete scrapbook for junior high/high school
24. Organize photo albums

25. Organize craft closet
26. Make clothing donation once a year to local charity (3/3)
27. Take books I'm not going to re-read to Half Price Books or library donation drop-off

28. No impulse buys, unless I already have money saved up
29. Pay off personal loan
30. Pay off student loans January 2017!!
31. Pay off last credit card
32. Buy nothing but groceries for a month (meaning no shopping sprees)
33. Spend less than $50 a month eating out, three times (3/3)
34. Create a budget and stick to it
35. Tithe at least once a month to a church (3/33)

36. Volunteer to work at my company's career conference
37. Actually attend company's career conference
38. Take a lunch break away from my desk twice a month (60/66)
39. Keep personal email inbox under 7 unread messages by end of day
40. Take some online classes offered by the company
41. Look into job postings in the public relations department
42. Volunteer at the annual company seminar
43. Clean desk average of once a month (33/33)
44. Volunteer for company's Habitat for Humanity team

45. No fast food for a week, 7 times (3/7)
46. No Dr Pepper for a week, 10 times (7/10)
47. No sweets for a week (not including sugarless gum), 4 times (4/4) 
48. Cook dinner at home every night for a week, 10 times (5/10)
49. Learn to cook 10 new meals (10/10)
50. Try out 10 restaurants that I've never been to before (10/10)
51. Attend a dance workout class with a friend
52. Do 100 crunches 4 times a week for 6 consecutive weeks (0/6)
53. Take dancing lessons
54. Work out three times a week for 10 consecutive weeks (2/10)
55. Go on five hikes (5/5)
56. Go on 20 walks (20/20)

57. Read at least two new books per month (47/66)
58. Make one of #48 Jane Eyre (been trying to read it since 1994!)
59. Complete three group Bible Study courses (3/3)
60. Watch 25 new-to-me movies from the AFI top 100 list (10th Anniversary Edition) (0/25)
61. Read 15 books I haven’t read already off of the 50 Banned Books list (1/15)
62. Keep a prayer journal for two months
63. Attend a symphony Completed April 5, 2014
64. Write and post a book review on at least half of the books read from the Banned Books list (1/8)

65. No TV for five consecutive days
66. Attend 7 musicals/plays I have never seen (4/7)
67. Spend a day at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
68. Spend the day at the Dallas Art Museum
69. Have a quiet time every day for 3 months (0/3)
70. No social media for a week

71. Leave an anonymous "you are doing a good job" card on a co-workers desk
72. Volunteer at a soup kitchen/homeless shelter
73. Pay for the meal of the car behind me in a drive-thru
74. Mail a friend an unexpected gift (non birthday or holiday related)
75. Make a sack lunch to give to a homeless person 
76. Make a monetary donation twice a year to a charity (doesn't have to be same charity) (6/6)
77. Host a Girls Night Out at least 7 times (7/7)
78. Call someone I don't see on a regular basis
79. Give a generous tip for a job well done (restaurant, nail salon, or hair salon)
80. Have dinner with relatives that live in Dallas (that I don't see on a regular basis)
81. Treat a friend to a nice dinner (non birthday related)
82. Send 15 snail mail cards to friends (non holiday or birthday related) (7/15)

83. Go to a day spa
84. Treat myself to a manicure
85. Treat myself to a pedicure
86. Spend a day in bed resting
87. Set aside one night a month for "me time" (28/33)
88. Watch a sunrise
89. Watch a sunset
90. Treat myself to a Chick Fil-A milkshake once a month (33/33)
91. Buy myself a nice gift twice a year (6/6)
92. Start practicing the piano again
93. Go horseback riding
94. Spend a weekend away from electronic devices
95. Update my blog at least once a week
96. Treat myself to a nice steak dinner twice (2/2)
97. Decide about getting a CHL.
98. Decide about getting an iPad

99. Blog about met goals at least an average of once a month (2/33)
100. Create new 101 in 1001 days
101. Donate $1 to Special Olympics Texas for all items not accomplished


  1. Rachel!! You and Mandy should come down for a SPURS game!! I don't have tickets, don't even know how to get tickets, don't really have money for tickets, but before October 30, 2016, I think that's a super obtainable goal!! Want to?!

  2. By the way, that was me, Jane (Louise Irvin) Decker, but I'm on Matt's computer so it grabbed his gmail profile