The Classic Brunette: 101 in 1001

Saturday, May 23, 2015

101 in 1001

I'm sure you guys have already seen a couple bloggers do a 101 in 1001 post, but I wanted to do one myself. If you haven't seen one of these posts before, it's essentially a list of 101 goals that you want to accomplish in 1001 days (2.75 years). It seems like such a long time for a goals list, especially when I'm   definitely used to doing a daily or weekly to-do list. When I make my traditional to-do lists, I usually stick to mainly short term, school related/chore goals. 


Finish History Paper

Pick up prescription

Go Grocery shopping

Go to sorority meeting

etc. etc. etc.

I saw the 101 in 1001 posts, and realized that maybe I was focusing to much on the things that I needed to do, not necessarily what I wanted to do. Of course I'm still going to have to do papers and chores, but having a list of the things that excite me seemed like a good way to put my happiness as a priority in my life. 

I decided to share my list with you all, so maybe you'll be inspired like I was! As I complete each goal I'll cross it off, so be sure to check back and see what I've done!

Start Date: May 22, 2015

End Date: February 16, 2018

1. Work Out 4 days a week for a month

2. Get a cat

3. Learn to cook 5 good meals

4. Plant a garden at the condo

5. Host a housewarming party at the condo

6. Drink only water for a month (#SorryDietCoke)

7. Spend one day without my phone

8. Go sailing

9. Run a mile without stopping

10. Buy better (and cuter) running shoes (picture)

11. Read for 30 minutes every night for 2 weeks

12. Try 5 new foods (broccoli, dates, rhubarb, dragon fruit, kiwano)

13. Graduate College

14. Attend a school sport's event

15. Put together all family recipes

16. Take a trip with the roommates

17. Go to 3 Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

18. Set up my gallery wall

19. Really go through my closet

20. Learn how to curl my own hair with a curling iron (embarrassing right?)

21. Fully decorate the condo for Christmas

22. Learn more Greek

23. Finish decorating the condo bedroom/bathroom

24. Inspire someone else to make a list (My roommate Jacqueline!)

25. Do 5 DIY projects

26. Get a little

27. Learn how to do the nurse's tuck bed making technique

28. Defriend strangers on Facebook 

29. Travel to a new country (Ireland, Scotland, England)

30. Visit a city I've never been to before (Pompeii, Cinque Terre, Seattle)

31. Eat at 10 new restaurants in Los Angeles/Orange County (Tutto Fresco, Chick-fil-A, The Saddle Ranch, Cho Oishi, Citrus City Grill, Blaze Pizza, Yard House, Green China, The Lazy Dog, The Burger Joint)

32. Eat at 10 new restaurants in the Bay Area (The Habit)

33. Figure out how to install and use Google Analytics (someone help me!) (I already installed it I guess?? But I figured it out YIPEE!)

34. Get hired

35. Make a lasting blog schedule and keep it for a month or longer

36. Buy a nice camera

37. Unsubscribe from every piece of junk mail

38. Attend a blogging conference

39. Move to a new city

40. Invest in a Kate Spade bag

42. Buy a real lotto ticket

43. Set up an Etsy shop for my paintings (June 2015, Here it is!)

44. Movie theatre marathon:Watch 3 movies in one day

45. Go to a drive-in movie theatre

46. Take the GRE

47. Attend a taping of a show

48. Go to 5 new museums 

49. Visit 3 states I haven't been to (Washington)

50. Watch my sister graduate college (May 2015)

51. Invest in 5 beautiful coffee table books

52. Visit Jacqueline in Seattle

53. Visit Nicole in Hawaii

54. Perfect my french braiding

55. Make a t-shirt quilt 

56. Order food in Italian

57. Post at least 5 outfit posts (1 2 3)

58. Finish reading my Ben Franklin Biography

59. Make a cheesecake from scratch

60. Visit Griffith Park

61. Do the Hollywood Sign Hike

62. Eat a donut at Randy's Donuts

63. Go to a movie premiere

64. Go to the San Diego Zoo

65. Dye my hair back (It grew out so I'm counting it)

66. Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge

67. Gamble with my parents in Lake Tahoe

68. Eat breakfast for two weeks straight (When I was in Italy!)

69. Learn how to properly cut watermelon (Not as hard as I thought, thanks Dad)

70. Make homemade ice cream

71. Reread The Great Gatsby

72. Visit Rebecca at Cal Poly

73. Do paint balloon darting

74. Go to another concert (Taylor Swift!)

75. Fill my change jar

76. Buy and style a bar cart

77. Sell a painting

78. Buy a pair of Hunter boots

79. Buy a domain name

80. Make $1000 by selling things (via ebay, etsy, etc.)

81. Make a new wish at the Trevi fountain

82. Read 20 new books (Yes Please by Amy Poehler, Holes by Louis Sachar )

83. Start watching a new TV show (Started watching The Originals!)

84. Buy What's Your Number on DVD

85. Take a picture with the 9 and 3/4 cart at King's Cross

86. Organize my desk space

87. Go to a yoga class

88. Be featured/guest post on another blog

89. Go back to New Orleans

90. Study in a coffeeshop 

91. Take a luxurious bath in my new tub 

92. Buy myself flowers

93. Go to an exchange with a fraternity

94. Organize my "Home" Pinterest into different rooms (May 23, 2015 So. Much. Better.)

95. Watch the Disneyland Fantasmic show

96. Reach 1000 followers on Instagram @samimast

97. See an improv show

98. Make my bed every morning for a month

99. Visit all antique stores in the circle

100. Put all my nail polishes on Snupps

101. Save $10 for every goal achieved

Wow this was a lot more difficult than I thought to write out 101 goals! Let me know if you start a list of your own (it's one of my goals! #24) I would love to read it! 


  1. OMG, 101 goals would kill me! Or maybe it would keep me from obsessing over my everyday goals. Something to think about.

  2. I've never seen this type of post but kudos to you for listing 101 goals! I find that extremely difficult but I can definitely see myself wanting to reach some of the goals you listed!

  3. Love reading this list, it is very inspiring! When you drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, come and say hi! You have me thinking about my 101 now!

  4. Love these lists! I'm addicted to reading them... and now fulfilling mine!


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