101 in 1001: A Bucketlist

Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple challenges such as New Year's resolutions or a 'Bucket List'. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities. - Day Zero Project

A few days ago, Jenni left a comment in my letter to my future self. She made mention about this 101 in 1001 challenge, and I became curious. So here I am, making yet another bucketlist that I can hopefully will finish in two years. I admit I'm not too keen on crossing off a whole bucketlist, but with the time frame, I know I can do it! :) And you can, too! All you have to do is make a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days and keep track of them. If you're running out of ideas, just search the challenge on google and hundreds of other blogs will appear with thousands of task ideas to choose from! So Jenni, thank you for inspiring me to do this! Goodluck to me, to you, and to everyone who plans to do this challenge. :)

The Challenge: 
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. 

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

Start Date: November 20, 2013
End Date: August 18, 2016

001 Write a list 101 of things to do in 1001 days. Done November 21, 2012
002 Send snail mail to at least 10 friends.
003 Send inspirational quotes to at least 10 random strangers through snail mail.
004 Write a 400 word feature story for Living Asia Channel.
005 Using futureme.org, write a letter to myself at the start of this challenge, to be sent after I finish my 101 in 1001 challenge in 2016.
006 Using futureme.org, everytime I finish a task, write a letter about how the task is finished. This is to be sent on the same day a year after. (0/101)
007 Make a list of 10 things I like about myself.
008 Write and give a 'Thank You' card to both of my parents.
009 Finish the mini novel I started years ago.
010 Write a letter to my future husband.

011 Leave an inspirational note on at least 10 books or notebooks at stores for someone to find.
012 Write quotes on sticky notes and paste them in at least 20 bathroom stall doors.
013 Write at least 10 inspirational posts on the blog.
014 Write a list of inspirational things, one thing for each letter of the alphabet.
015 Post an inspiring quote on at least 50 walls on facebook.

016 Tell the people I know about my blog.
017 Send a secret to PostSecret.
018 Confess to a person.

019 Buy a beggar a meal.
020 Paint a sunset view and frame it.
021 Get a full body massage/spa.
022 Get a Christmas tree and a small feast on Christmas Eve.
023 Sleep under the stars.
024 Watch a sun set from start till the end twice.
025 Go to a concert (doesnt matter if big or small).
026 Have a family picture taken and framed.

027 Find and read at least 3 more Cecelia Ahern books.
       1) If You Could See Me Now (Found: 11/22/13, Finished: 11/25/13)
       2) Where Rainbows End (Found: 11/24/13, Finished: 11/29/13)
       3) P.S. I Love You (Found: 11/25/13, Finished 12/27/13)
028 Finish the Hunger Games trilogy.
029 List all the unread books in my shelf and finish reading all of them. (not yet listed)
030 Read at least 5 classic novels. (0/5)
031 Read and memorize at least 5 poems. (0/5)

032 Complete the Misa de Gallo. (I only have one chance left before this challenge finishes!)
033 Memorize the Mysteries of the Rosary.
034 Read, internalize and memorize at least 50 scriptures from the bible.

035 Learn how to cook at least three new recipes perfectly.
036 Learn how to play the guitar.
037 Learn the basics of at least two languages other than French and Nihonggo. (Been learning German and Italian at Duolingo!)
038 Learn how to drive a car.
039 Join a cooking class.
040 Learn how to sew with the sewing machine.

041 Take my parents and siblings to Disneyland.
042 Buy a huge cake for them on at least one of their birthdays.
043 Take them on a joyride outside our town.
044 Make a photo + word collage and frame it.
045 Treat them to a fancy dinner at the city for at least three times.

046 Get a perfect score on at least one term on each of the five subjects.
047 Graduate in college with high honors.
048 Take the Civil Service Professional Exam.
049 Get promoted at work.

050 Reach 2,000 published posts (137/2000)
051 Host yet another blogging challenge.
052 Get a total of 1000 followers or more.
053 Create a clean and new blog layout.
054 Schedule a weeks blog post.
055 Reach 50,000 pageviews.
056 Host at least 5 giveaways.

057 Plan an event for a friend.
058 Have an overnight stay at the beach with High School classmates. April 21, 2014
059 Treat them to a fancy dinner.
060 Host a slumber party.

061 Visit the Underground River in Palawan.
062 Travel solo outside the province but within the country.
063 Spend a day at a 5-Star hotel in Boracay.
064 Go on a 3-day tour anywhere in Asia.
065 Travel to an island I've never set foot in before. December 2, 2013 at Guimaras Island.

066 Open a bank account. Did it in my 21st birthday!
067 Create a budget and stick to it.
068 Have a total of  Php1,000 in my savings per month for three months.
069 Don't spend more than Php100 on lunch after school until the school year ends.
070 Get a raise. September 2014

071 Try at least 10 new kinds of food. 1. Ramen at Comma Cafe
072 Find 5 new favorite meals.
073 Bake chocolate chip cookies without a recipe.
074 Make creme brulee.
075 Go to a food fair.

076 Buy myself a DSLR using money from my own salary.
077 Collect at least 20 cute blank notebooks. (5/20)
078 Be at least 5'6" tall.
079 Get an Android Phone.
080 Get a nice little black dress.

081 Join a 3K Run for a Cause
082 Create a daily exercise routine and follow it.
083 Go on a night out with my girls.
084 Send a message in a bottle with my contact details written in it and see if someone gets it even before I finish this challenge.
085 Take a risk and get a hair treatment.

086 50 Questions that Will Free Your Mind (10/50)
087 35 Questions that Will Change Your Life  (0/35)
088 100 Interesting Questions to Answer  (0/100)
089 50 Interesting Questions  (0/50)

090 Send flowers to at least ten people without telling them.
091 Send a care package to a bloggy friend.
092 Help strangers who are in need.
093 Pay for someone else's meal at least three times.
094 Send emails to at least 10 people and tell them how they're wonderful.
095 Shop online and send it anonymously to at least 3 random people.

096 Name a star after someone.
097 Write even a short song of my own.
098 Go ziplining (superman style).
099 Inspire someone to write their own list. (Jem 11/24/13 / Toni 12/1/2013)
100 Put Php100 in my savings for every task accomplished. (1 x 100)
101 Create a new 101 in 1001 bucketlist.

Total: 11/1001

Ooookay! I guess I'll be busy! Haha!

Go and create your own list now! :)


  1. Wow Mary, I don't know that I could make that big of a list!
    I 'still' need to start mine, from long ago conversations.
    Maybe I should start with 10. Simple ones. :) xo

  2. Great list! I'm so glad you loved the idea too. Mine has definitely made me more determined to achieve things I might normally put off indefinitely. I look forward to following your progress!

  3. Good luck!! This is really inspiring.

  4. Aw this is a lovely list! I'll keep it tagged, I might try it out in the coming days :D

  5. Mary, this post inspired me so much, I also came up with my own list Got a lot of ideas from you so thank you :)

    xx, Jem of The Jem Diaries

  6. Oh wow! I just love this so much. I'm going to make one too! Thanks for sharing bunso :) love it, love it, love it! Your list is amazing. And I'm kind of jealous that you haven't finished the Hunger Games trilogy yet. You're in for a treat! Sorry I've been slack in my visits. Work has been crazy busy. Boo. :(

  7. Hi Mary! This sounds fun! I wanna try this out but lemme just confirm, do you do the list yourself or this is the exact list na gagamitin? :)


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