101 in 1001

Welcome to my new page101 in 1001“. A lot of you may have seen other bloggers participating in this goal list challenge, and I thought why not? It’s an easy way to set some goals, make some new posts, and in some way be held accountable for completing them.

I originally got this idea from blogger Jhaneel Lockhart and you can see her list hereIt’s basically a list of 101 things you’d like to complete in 1001 days (2.75 years). I followed her idea of breaking it into groups: Long overdue, Personal, Travel, Antigua (where I currently live), Food, Family/Friends, Passion projects, Just for fun, Blog goals, and other So without delaying any further, here is my list!

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Start Date: October 1st 2016
End Date: June 28th 2019

LONG OVERDUE

  • Get my driver’s license (Apr 2017)
  • Get a puppy (Nov 2016) 
  • Get a tattoo
  • Learn to swim
  • Hit my goal weight (120lbs) *currently 105lbs*
  • Get a job   (Nov 2016)
  • Find out my blood type (July 2017)

PERSONAL

  • Read 30 new books: 8/30 ( Kill Me If You Can – James Patterson; Girl in the Box:Alone – Robert J Crane, The Confession – John Grisham, Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes, The Sun is also a Star – Nicola Yoon, We’re Going to Need More Wine – Gabrielle Union, GirlBoss – Sophia Amoruso, The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho )
  • Apply for a Master’s program
  • Graduate with a Master’s degree
  • Join Rotaract ( Oct 2016 )
  • Volunteer/Join EAG
  • Be a part of the community (World Cancer Day Jam Session 04/02/17)
  • Read the Bible cover to cover
  • Watch 2 new documentaries a month
  • Gym regularly
  • Fall in love
  • Run for a position in an organization
  • Learn to meditate
  • Pray daily
  • Start a journal
  • Live a healthier lifestyle
  • Do something out of my comfort zone (Presentations at work, traveling solo etc)
  • Save money ($5 Challenge plus extra savings account)
  • Develop true confidence
  • Take care of hair & skin
  • Go natural (Last Relaxer July 2016; Big chopped Dec 2016 )
  • Donate blood
  • Regular dentist visits
  • Print graduation photos
  • Get a wax

TRAVEL

  • Become fluent in Spanish
  • Learn another language conversationally
  • Visit a zoo
  • Visit an aquarium
  • Visit a museum
  • Visit New York
  • Visit California
  • Go to a festival

HOMETOWN – ANTIGUA

  • Hike to mermaid gardens
  • Visit the forts around the island (Fort Barrington )
  • Visit the historical sites
  • Go on a 5 a.m. Hike 21/10/17
  • Hike Boggy Peak (Mount Obama) 21/10/17
  • Participate in Let’s Paint Antigua
  • Spend a weekend at a hotel (Stay-cation)  Verandah Resort (Oct 2016)
  • Swim with the Stingrays
  • Go snorkeling
  • Visit 2 new beaches a month ( Pinching Bay , Deep Bay. Half-moon Bay)
  • Spend a day on DBoat Sunday Funday (Apr 2016)

FOOD

  • Go on a brunch date (Oct 2017) ~ Bayhouse Bar & Restaurant
  • Practice cooking more (Chicken Meatballs, Roasted Potatoes, Macaroni Pie, Caribbean Pumpkin Soup, Tacos)
  • Make curry
  • Try 5 new restaurants  9 ~ Cutie’s , Ana’s on the beach ,Pari’s Pizza , Garden Grill , Oj’s Beach Bar , Castaways – Jolly Harbor, Famous Mauro’s – Falmouth Harbor, Sweet T’s – Falmouth Harbor, Papas by the Sea – Falmouth Harbor
  • Meatless Mondays for 1 month
  • No sweets for a week
  • Try 5 new foods
  • No processed food for a week
  • Cook/Bake 10 new things: 6/10  (Roast Chicken), Orange ShrimpTwice-Baked Potato, Coconut cupcakes, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Vanilla Cake)
  • Create a cookbook with favorite recipes
  • Know how to make 5 different cocktails

FAMILY & FRIENDS 

  • Reconnect with an old friend
  • Visit a college friend in their hometown
  • Go on a trip with friends ( Montserrat Apr 2017)
  • Treat parents
  • Make new lifetime friends ~ *made one so far for summer 17*
  • Throw a surprise party for someone
  • Purchase Christmas gifts for everyone  (Dec 2016)
  • Host a party (Jan 2017)

PASSION PROJECTS

  • Purchase a camera
  • Create clothing prints
  • Be creative daily
  • Sketch for a month
  • Create a coloring book
  • Create & hang a vision board – What’s your FUTURE lookin’ like? *Digital vision board* (July 2017)

JUST FOR FUN

BLOG GOALS

  • Monetize Blog
  • Self-host blog (Mar 2018)
  • Attend a blogger event
  • Start a blog newsletter
  • Gain 500 followers on IG
  • Hit 500 page views a month  (March 2018)
  • Hit 1000 page views a month (April 2018)
  • Maintain a blog schedule for at least 3 months (Jan-Mar 2018)
  • Purchase a blog theme

OTHER

  • Learn about politics
  • Vote in next elections (Elections were called early and I missed my chance; they happen every 5 years)
  • Come up with list of 101 things    [09/10/16] 
  • Encourage someone to come up with their own list
  • Save $5 for every completed task *lol*
  • Come up with a new list of 101 things

Total: 29/101

As I complete a task I will update my list with the date completed, along with links to posts I may have made about them. I encourage everyone to participate in this challenge, and wish me luck!