101 in 1001 – The beginning

So what is 101 in 1001? Think of it as a bucket list with a deadline. I bloody love a good list. But in the past when I’ve made things like things to do in a year, 25 before 25 and even 30 before 30, I’ve never succeeded. Never even come close.

101 in 1001 is 101 goals to achieve in 1001 days. That’s 2.75 years. I’ve seen them online including on fellow blogger, Becky Bedbug and have always liked the idea of them.

So I decided to make one myself. I actually meant to post this on my 29th birthday but with my blogging break it came and went. I started the list on time on the 26th June but now I’m going to share it with my readers.

The key to a 101 in 1001 list is to keep it realistic. You have to do a mix of small and big goals so that there’s a better chance of you completing them all. So here is my list. I started on 26th June 2017 and the deadline is 24th March 2020.

101 in 1001

Life Goals

  • Get married
  • Get to a full time minimum wage income with my freelancing and business
  • Make £12,000 matched betting
  • Get to £5000 in savings
  • Decide what our path is with children (yes/no/adopt/foster/etc).


  • De-clutter office
  • De-clutter guest room
  • De-clutter store cupboard
  • De-clutter cupboard under stairs
  • Finish decorating living room
  • Finish gallery wall
  • Find frames for maps and hang up
  • Decorate master bedroom
  • Decorate kitchen
  • Make vinyl mats for the fridge
  • Plant sunflowers in the garden
  • Make a herb garden window box
  • Put border round garden
  • Make a brick BBQ
  • And use it
  • Make a scratching post for the cats
  • Get to a point where everything has a place



  • Go on honeymoon
  • Visit 3 European countries
  • Visit Japan
  • Visit York
  • Visit Harrogate
  • Visit Chester
  • Visit Liverpool
  • Visit Leeds
  • Take Emma round Jordan
  • Get custom mickey ears at Disneyland
  • Do a jumping photo in front of a Disney castle
  • Revisit Devon
  • Revisit Cornwall
  • Book a trip back to Florida with the gang


Appearance & Health

  • Cut my hair short again
  • Dye my hair
  • Get to my target weight
  • And stay there
  • Make a capsule wardrobe
  • Join a gym
  • Actually go
  • Try quitting sugar for 30 days


Culture & Learning

  • Visit the Imperial War Museum
  • Learn Arabic (or at least be taking lessons)
  • Visit the People’s History Museum
  • Do all the courses on my laptop
  • Take a swing dance lesson
  • Visit the hat museum in Stockport


Food & Drink

  • Try a cronut
  • Try oysters
  • Try takoyaki
  • Make cousa
  • Make maluba
  • Make vine leaves
  • Make atief
  • Find kanafe locally
  • Visit 50 new to me restaurants (in the UK)
  • Use my ice cream maker
  • Bake a loaf of bread
  • Have afternoon tea at 10 new places
  • Fill recipe book
  • Have hot chocolate at Bonbon
  • Make macarons
  • Make an apple crumble using apples from the apple tree in the garden
  • Try as close to a corn dog as I can get (look in Jordan at cinema)
  • Try a cruffin
  • Make cornbread



  • Ride a Segway
  • Win a crystal at Crystal Maze
  • Sleep in a treehouse
  • Go to a drive thru movie
  • Have a picnic in the park
  • Go to Junk Yard Golf
  • Do all the rooms in Lucardo
  • Do breakout rooms
  • Go to a comedy club
  • Go to a murder mystery evening on a train
  • Indoor skydiving
  • Harry Potter escape room in London
  • See 3 films in one day at cinema
  • Do Go Ape



  • Get to 2000 twitter followers
  • Get to 500 Instagram followers
  • Get to 100 Bloglovin followers
  • Launch a Youtube channel



  • Make 5 scrapbooks
  • Get a better printer
  • Get a compact camera
  • Learn manual mode on camera
  • Finish a colouring book
  • Master my own style of brush lettering
  • Get a washi tape holder
  • Make something with ribbons from wedding
  • Make something with my leftover wedding dress fabric
  • Make something with wedding flowers
  • Make proper Christmas decorations
  • Read 50 new to me books
  • Watch 100 new to me films
  • Get 130 books on my amazon list

So that’s my list. 

I’ve made a separate page to keep track of my progress so let’s see how it goes! What would you put on your 101 in 1001 list?

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