101 Goals in 1001 Days – My List

Here is my current 101 goals in 1001 days challenge. My 1001 days started on June 23, 2016 and will end on March 21, 2019. 

  1. Take the girls sight-seeing in NYC.
  2. Travel to 3 new states.
  3. Go to the Grand Canyon.
  4. Go skiing.
  5. Visit Yellow Stone National Park.
  6. Take the girls to the historical sites in Philly.
  7. Visit a major city near our new home.
  8. Visit the Kennedy Space Center with the girls.
  9. Visit Williamsburg with the girls.
  10. Take the girls to Plymouth, MA.
  11. Visit Boston.
  12. Take the girls to Knoebels Park.
  13. Take the girls to Dutch Wonderland.
  14. Take the girls to Cedar Point.
  15. Visit Portland, OR.
  16. Visit 10 new cities.
  17. Go to Niagara Falls with the girls.
  18. Visit the White House with the girls.
  19. Take a staycation.
  20. Go on a tropical beach getaway.
  21. Go to bed early for 1 month.
  22. Run a 5k with Dad.
  23. Hike 10 new trails.
  24. Complete a 30 day health/fitness challenge.
  25. Run a 10k.
  26. Compete in a fun run (mud/color/spartan/etc).
  27. Run a half-marathon.
  28. Run a Disney marathon or half-marathon.
  29. Try an out of my comfort zone workout class.
  30. Start/join a book club.
  31. Start a blog. 🙂
  32. Learn how to make 5 cocktails.
  33. Bake bread from scratch.
  34. Make a birth announcement cross stitch for Harley.
  35. Make 3 Christmas gifts per a year.
  36. Complete 10 sewing projects.
  37. Start a 1 sentence journal.
  38. Start a collection.
  39. Learn how to use a DSLR camera.
  40. Take Cadence to an amusement park.
  41. Take the girls to a corn maze.
  42. Read the Harry Potter series to Cadence.
  43. Let Cadence plan a field trip to learn more about something she is interested in.
  44. Update my will and get Griffin a will.
  45. Write a letter to Cadence.
  46. Get passports for the girls.
  47. Host a holiday meal for our family.
  48. Cooking class date night with Griffin.
  49. Have a date night with Griffin once a month.
  50. Complete a monthly love/marriage/relationship challenge.
  51. Teach Cadence to sew.
  52. Take Cadence on a date once a month.
  53. *
  54. Celebrate our 5 year anniversary.
  55. Learn to crochet.
  56. Go to family camp with the girls.
  57. Start charm bracelets for the girls.
  58. Get family pictures take once a year.
  59. Host a cookie decorating party.
  60. Host a brunch.
  61. Host a theme party.
  62. Host a game night. 
  63. Watch the entire Star Wars series with Cadence.
  64. Read 50 books.
  65. Watch 10 documentaries.
  66. Watch AFI’s Top 100 movies.
  67. Send 10 friends birthday cards.
  68. Save money for a down payment on a house.
  69. Do the 52 week money saving challenge.
  70. Put money into a vacation fund each month.
  71. No shopping for 1 month (except groceries).
  72. Start an emergency fund.
  73. Buy/lease a car.
  74. Set up a more Montessori friendly home that promotes the girls’ independence at home.
  75. Frame and hang our diplomas.
  76. Complete Montessori certification.
  77. Get a new gmail account.
  78. Volunteer for a cause I’m passionate about.
  79. Pay it forward 10 times.
  80. Watch 20 TED talks.
  81. Do a 30 day declutter challenge.
  82. Learn to grill on my own.
  83. Read one love/marriage/relationship book a year.
  84. Inspire someone to write a list of their own.
  85. Vote in a presidential election.
  86. Watch the sunrise.
  87. See a movie outdoors.
  88. Go skydiving.
  89. Go cross-country skiing.
  90. Do a polar bear plunge.
  91. Go scuba-diving.
  92. Sleep on a beach.
  93. Go snow-shoeing.
  94. *
  95. See a ballet.
  96. Go paddle boarding.
  97. See a comedian live.
  98. Go to a dog park.
  99. Donate $5 for every goal not completed to charity.
  100. Check this list once a month.
  101. Make a new list when this one is done.



  1. Chelsea @ Life With My Littles

    May 23, 2017 at 9:16 PM

    I love this idea so much! We lived by Yellowstone the last year of med school and we got to go twice. It was so much fun! And I want to do a Disney run, too! Probably not a half-marathon or marathon though!

    1. Shelby @ Blooming Beckers'

      May 23, 2017 at 9:53 PM

      This is my third time doing this list! I love it! I think that my half-marathon/marathon Disney run is a little ambitious though haha

  2. kate kennedy

    May 24, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    #96- SUP. Love it. So many places to try it. I think youga on the paddleboard will be an extra challenge.

    1. Shelby @ Blooming Beckers'

      May 24, 2017 at 6:28 PM

      I tried it last summer up at Skytop with Cadence on the board with me. It was easier than I thought it would be… might have been a special extra stable paddle board though 😂

  3. Vicki Wilkinson

    May 25, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    I love this idea! So many great ideas and trips on here. I love that you have goals for all kinds of seasons and parts of your life. Definitely want to try something like this!

    1. Shelby @ Blooming Beckers'

      May 25, 2017 at 10:19 PM

      Thank you! It is a lot of fun to sit down and plan out what I want to do in the next few years and what kind of experiences I want to give my kids during that time too. You should give it a try!

  4. Renee

    May 25, 2017 at 8:30 PM

    This is an amazing idea! I’ve been wanting to start a list myself! What is # 94 supposed to be? And have you ever been to Cedar Point? One of my favorite places EVER!

    1. Shelby @ Blooming Beckers'

      May 25, 2017 at 10:25 PM

      You should definitely start one! My mom and I just found her’s that she made a few years ago when I made one for the first time and it was fun to see how many she had done in the 7 years since we wrote them. The ones with the * are personal ones 🙂 I LOVE Cedar Point! We went a couple of times when I was a kid. Now that we are moving to Michigan it will be even closer! If not later this summer then we will go the following summer.

  5. Caitlin Patoka

    May 25, 2017 at 8:48 PM

    This is such a good idea! It would definitely motivate me to actually do some of the stuff I’m always saying I need to do “one of these days” 🙂

    1. Shelby @ Blooming Beckers'

      May 25, 2017 at 10:34 PM

      It definitely can and I found that by making one of the items on the list “check this list once a month” has helped me stay more accountable too.

  6. Shannon | Mom Without Labels

    May 25, 2017 at 11:09 PM

    What a great idea! And I love that these are all realistic. I must say that #54 is my favorite. I love that you included that! So sweet.

    1. Shelby @ Blooming Beckers'

      May 26, 2017 at 2:18 PM

      Thanks Shannon! I have found that more gets accomplished when I am more realistic with my goals. 🙂

  7. Elle T

    May 30, 2017 at 1:11 AM

    Such an awesome idea… we have been wanting to go to the Grand Canyon for years and haven’t gotten around to it. Each summer we say it will be the one and it isn’t haha. I want to join and start the one sentence journal too. This whole list looks like so much fun!

    1. Shelby @ Blooming Beckers'

      May 30, 2017 at 7:59 AM

      We keep saying that about a lot of the trips on here too. I’m hoping that having them on here will help us do some of them. With my husband starting residency not all of them will be doable over the next 5 years, but we will give it a try!

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