I just published my new 101 in 1001 list – a collection of 101 goals, adventures and new experiences I want to accomplish in the next 1001 days.
I’ve been keeping a list like this since January 2013, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. Writing down my dreams (both big and small) and posting them here for the world to see has helped me travel to new places, try new things and connect with new people.
One of my favorite parts of the new list is the “Long Overdue” category. It’s time to put my money where my mouth is and cross of some of the things I’ve been talking about doing for years – like getting my driver’s license, so I can do other bucket list items like go on a road trip or spend weekends upstate. For someone who loves traveling to new places, it’s hard to believe I’ve put this off for so long.
Speaking of places, I could make a whole separate travel-related bucket list – there’s just so many places I want to visit! – but I decided to keep it broad with goals like Visit 5 new countries and Visit 5 new states. This way, I’ll keep an element of spontaneity. Plus, it’s a great reminder to prioritize local travel too.
Read the full list of travel, food, personal and professional goals here.
To be clear, this is a sprawling list and I know I probably won’t checking off every single item in under three years. (I actually checked off less than half of the items on my first list). But the point is I’m putting these things out there and committing to at least pursuing them.
It’s not about driving myself crazy by single-mindedly trying to cross off every line – its about the journey, cliché as it may sound.
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