101 in 1001

101 things in 1001 days - via JhaneelLockhart.com

I’m kind of a listaholic. I’m never at peace unless I’m working toward the next thing and have a good sense of where I’m headed next, which is why it should be no surprise that I’ve been keeping a bucket list for the last few years.

If you’ve never heard about 101 in 1001, it’s a bucket list of 101 things to do in 1001 days (or approximately 2.75 years.) I learned about the idea from Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling back in 2013 when I created my first one (see it here.)

This is one of the best ways I know to make sure you’re living your dreams (big or small!) and I can’t wait to start crossing things off. I’m even more excited the second time around!

Start Date: May 22, 2016
End Date: February 27, 2019


1. Get my driver’s license.
2. See an opera.
3. See a ballet performance.
4. Carve a pumpkin.
5. Go to a Boston Bruins hockey game.
6. Go to a New York Rangers hockey game.
7. Learn to swim.
8. Study for the GMAT.
9. Frame and display my collection of prints and paintings.
10. Print some of my travel photos.
11. Get a hanging plant.
12. Have a spa day with mom. (December 2016)


13. Read all 37 Shakespeare plays. [4/37]
14. Read 50 books, not counting Shakespeare. [31/50]. (See what books I’ve read here on Goodreads)
15. Continue my monthly book club with Jordan.
16. Read the Bible from beginning to end.
17. Buy a piece of art from Jonny.
18. Decorate my new apartment.
19. Create a capsule closet. (See my summer capsule wardrobe here.)
20. Donate blood.
21. Volunteer with two non-profit organizations.
22. Meditate daily for at least one month.
23. Develop a workout routine and maintain it for at least 3 months.
24. Run a 10K.
25. Take an aerial silks class.
26. Call my relatives at least once a month.
27. Reconnect with five old friends. [3/5] 28. Reconnect with a former teacher.
29. Get an accountant. (February 2017)


30. Visit 5 new states. [1/5 – Chicago, July 2016] >31. Visit 5 new countries.
32. Use my rewards points to book a flight. (March 2017)
33. Travel solo.
34. Go on vacation with my mom. (July 2016)
35. Go on a road trip with friends.
36. Be able to speak French at least conversationally.
37. Start learning another language.
38. Take a self-guided food tour in Jamaica.
39. Document the experience.
40. Go to Ladurée in Paris.
41. Go to Positano.
42. Go to Japan.
43. Visit a friend in another city.
44. Visit a U.S. national park.


45. Spend a day doing touristy things in NYC.
46. Go see Shakespeare in the Park at Central Park. (June 2016)
47. Visit the Cloisters. (August 2016)
48. Visit The New Whitney. (June 2016)
49. Go biking in Central Park or Battery Park.
50. Explore a new neighborhood. (Inwood, August 2016)
51. Try five new restaurants in NYC.  (La Esquina, Cafeteria, Casellula, El Cantinero, Guadalupe Restaurant)
52. Try five new cocktail bars in NYC. [1/5 -The Dead Rabbit] 53. Go to Fire Island.
54. Go to the top of the Empire State Building.
55. Go ice skating in Central Park.
56. Spend a weekend upstate.
57. See three more Broadway shows. (Aladdin, 2017)


58. Learn to make five traditional Jamaican foods from scratch. [1/5 – calalloo] 59. Take a cooking class.
60. Cook/bake 10 new recipes. 
61. Create a “cookbook” of personal favorite/ go-to recipes.
62. Learn how to make 5 classic cocktails.
63. Create a new cocktail recipe.
64. Learn more about wine.
65. Go to a wine tasting.


66. Publish a freelance article in a major publication.
67. Get professional headshots done.
68. Create an editorial calendar. (May 2016)
69. Blog at least twice a week for a month.
70. Redesign the blog. (July 2016)
71. Publish 3 city guides on the blog.
72. Post 3 recipes on the blog.
73. Learn more about photography.
74. Buy a new camera lens.
75. Buy a GoPro.
76. Take a course on Photoshop.
77. Publish 10 YouTube videos. [6/10]
78. Upgrade to Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere.


79. Go skydiving.
80. Take a salsa class.
81. Get one of my photos featured in Instagram’s Weekend Hashtag Project.
82. Sing karaoke.
83. Learn chess.
84. Learn how to play poker.
85. Learn a song in Russian. (so close!)
86. Watch all the movies on this list. [17/100] 87.  Watch 10 new documentaries.
88. Take a painting class. (March 2017) 
89. Take a pottery class.
90. Go horseback riding.
91. Go skiing.
92. Go to a concert.
93. Start taking ballet or modern dance again.
94. Organize all my old family photos into albums.
95. Get a massage.
96. Try a DIY project. (August 2016)
97. Go apple-picking. (October 2016)
98. Bake a birthday cake for someone.
99. Host a dinner party for friends.
100. Go to a friend’s wedding.
101. Plant a tree.

Read about my progress here.


  1. June 8, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    Love this idea! Great list btw. Similar to passion planner’s passion roadmap (lifetime goals, 3 years, 1 year, 3 months).. which just gave me inspiration for a post! =)
    Good luck!

  2. June 7, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Wow! You’re amazing! I don’t have the courage to make such a list 🙂 You’re a hero 🙂

    • June 7, 2016 / 4:37 pm

      Haha. Thanks, Mia! But you could totally do it! It’s a bit scary, but it’s so exciting to think about all the things you’ll have accomplished at the end of it all 🙂

      • June 7, 2016 / 4:55 pm

        Maybe I’ll try someday 🙂

  3. June 6, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Great list! I look forward to seeing the progress 🙂

  4. May 28, 2016 / 8:02 am

    Love the List 🙂 I hope you get to do each and every one 🙂 I just posted a Things I love page 🙂 Feel Free to check it out <3 Keep Writing 🙂

  5. May 25, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Found you while mingling in the Community Pool. What a fantastic idea 🙂 101 things to do in 1001 days. It sort of doesn’t seem so impossible and yet it’s still a little challenge… A challenge that for sure will make us happy and look forward to something. Loved it!

  6. May 24, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Wow that’s such a properly thought out list….I like how you’ve put it under different categories. You do have your hands full don’t you.. have fun n good luck with that 🙂

  7. May 24, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    What a great idea. I love all of your goals. I think I will consider doing something like that!

  8. May 24, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Wow! That’s a lot to get done! Looking forward to reading about your progress!

  9. May 24, 2016 / 8:42 am

    Looks like you have your hands full. Good luck with it. I’ve run a couple of 10ks. I honestly think that is probably the best set of miles to run.

    • May 24, 2016 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you! It’s kind of a scary goal, to be honest. The most I’ve ever run is about 3 miles, but I’m thinking with training I can do it.

      • May 24, 2016 / 10:51 pm

        6 miles isn’t too bad. When I was running it was my favorite distance. I’ve always found that if you can run a mile you can run six. Good luck with it.

  10. May 24, 2016 / 2:06 am

    Dang. I really like your blog. What a cool idea 101 things to in 1001 days that sounds awesome. I liked your number that related to getting a freelance article published I would eventually like to do that as well. I’m assuming that you are going to check things off and talk about your experiences as you do them which sounds so exciting and amazing and take lots of pictures. Good Luck I hope you have a lot of success.

    • May 24, 2016 / 10:35 pm

      Thank you so much! And good luck on getting your article published! I will be sure to publish updates about the list and my experiences.

  11. May 24, 2016 / 1:07 am

    This is an awesome blog. Something’s on your bucket list was on mine I have done one. Your personal growth #24 run a 10k.I ran my first 5k about three weeks ago. Check out my blog about that 😊. Personal growth #16 reading the bible from start to finish. Please write a blog about that experience. That would be so We want mind blowing 😊. Travel #42 going to Japan is on my bucket list. As well as Cuba. I am going. Don’t know when but I am going. Awesome blog. 😊😊😊

    • May 24, 2016 / 10:29 pm

      Thank you, and congrats on your 5K! That’s a great accomplishment. 🙂 I’ll definitely check out your post. I’ll definitely try to blog about as many of these as possible – guess I better start crossing off!
      And I so want to go to Cuba too! Here’s hoping we both get there soon.

      • May 24, 2016 / 11:05 pm

        Yes. We will scratch off Cuba in our list. Thank you. I run everywhere now..LOL

  12. GoodsGivingBack
    May 23, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    I like how you categorized everything and were very specific. It’s certainly easy to check things off a list when it’s not a broad category and much easier to meet your goals. I have a hefty craft-oriented list that involves working with different kinds of fabrics as well as trying my hand at polymer clay and resin.

    And reading books are always on the list so I’ll be curious to see what you read and enjoy as I welcome suggestions!

    • May 23, 2016 / 2:23 pm

      Glad you like it, Dana. I’m liking the categories too – which I didn’t have last time I made the list.
      I hope you’ll blog about your craft adventures. And great idea – I’ll put together some reading recs in a future post.

      • GoodsGivingBack
        May 23, 2016 / 2:45 pm

        I am definitely blogging about the different things I make in the hopes of inspiring people to make something to donate to their favorite nonprofit. I want to build a whole community of philanthropic makers.

        I am also really dedicated to making my own materials and then using them in a variety of ways so I’ll be doing posts about that too.

        • May 23, 2016 / 2:57 pm

          Wow! That’s such a fantastic idea. Please leave a link to your blog – would love to check it out but I can’t click through from your name.

          • GoodsGivingBack
            May 23, 2016 / 3:03 pm

            Thank you! The blog is https://www.goodsgivingback.com and I welcome feedback and insights on products you’d like to see. Everything I make I sell in the shop to benefit the four nonprofits I currently have as beneficiaries.

  13. May 23, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    Amazing! Good luck. I still haven’t gotten my license either. It’s my goal for this summer. Let’s do this!

  14. May 23, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    This is such a good idea!! I hope you manage to accomplish all these things. X

    • May 23, 2016 / 2:07 pm

      Thank you megsaskia! Me too!

    • May 23, 2016 / 2:08 pm

      Thank you! The categories helped me make sure I didn’t miss anything – and maybe I can tackle a thing or two from each category each month.

  15. May 23, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Love the organization of your list, reads nicely. (: Good luck with your endeavors, my boyfriend and I made a summer bucket list (star gazing, blues concert, zoo trip, roadtrip with late night diner stops, etc.) and you inspired me to ad a few things to it or to create my own “just for fun”.
    I have a new blog, I’d love for you to check out my new post “Nighttime Transient” and give your opinion! And if you like it enough, maybe even subscribe to my blog.
    Thanks, Tessa

    • May 23, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks, Tessa! Your summer bucket list sounds so fun. I’ve never been stargazing or to a blues concert but I’d love to try both those things as well.
      And I’ll definitely check out your blog!

    • May 23, 2016 / 2:48 pm

      I know! Do you have a favorite?

      • May 23, 2016 / 2:57 pm

        I have to say the one I watched in Metz is my favorite so far. Hansel and Gretel

        • May 23, 2016 / 3:03 pm

          Oh, that sounds awesome! Hansel and Gretel is a great story and it must be amazing to see the opera in France..

  16. May 23, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Great idea! Looking forward to following your journey!

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks, Stacy! I’m excited to start tackling the list and will definitely be posting about my adventures.

  17. May 23, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    Each day you have something to look forward to 😊

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:34 pm

      So true! I can definitely never complain that I’m bored again 🙂

  18. May 23, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Wow! Sounds great.. good luck with it 🙂

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