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A while back a friend of mine told me about her 101 list.  The way it works is that you make a list of 101 things you want to do in the next 1001 days.  There is also a website (dayzeroproject.com) where you can track it if you don’t have a website of your own.

In June I made my 101 list and then promptly forgot all about it.  I’ve decided to dig it out again and track it here on my blog.  Some of the ideas are a bit expensive and I highly doubt I’ll achieve them within the next 1001 days, but I’m pretty sure there is no punishment for that.

I will get as many done as I can though, and I think it will be fun!

Since June I’ve even managed to do a few of the things on my list without even realizing it.  So I will list them here as completed and then replace them on my new list that will start today.

EDIT: December 2015:  After having this list for a number of years I’ve realized that my interests tend to change over time. I also simply cannot limit the things I want to do in my life to 1001 days or 100 items.  So I’ve decided to create a simple bucket list.   This way I can add to or remove items from it when I like and spend my entire life trying to achieve the dreams I share here.

Already Completed From Original List

  • Try real Indian curry – Completed (December 2009)
  • Build basking area for 360L tank – Completed (November 2009)
  • Start Aqua Aerobics – Completed (June 2009)
  • Find a gym I’m comfortable in – Completed (December 2009)
  • Buy a tripod – Completed (Christmas gift from Xander 2009)
  • Get new mobile phone – Completed (October 2009)
  • Spend a weekend camping – Completed (August 2009)
  • Join Weight Watchers – Completed(June 2009)

My New Updated 101 List (as of January 29, 2010)

  • Get my NT2
  • Learn to make candles
  • Start my own business
  • Redecorate the spare room
  • Do a road trip around Scottland
  • Get industrial piercing
  • 7. Submit a POTY photo Completed (October 18, 2011)
  • Visit Beekse Bergen
  • 9. Lose 50+ lbsCompleted (March 6, 2010)
  • 10. Get a pedicure Completed (July 30, 2011)
  • Learn to milk a cow
  • Visit Auschwitz
  • 13. Fly home to Canada aloneCompleted (October 7, 2010)
  • Learn to spin wool on a spinning wheel
  • Go on holiday to Iceland
  • 16. Join a book clubCompleted (September 2011)
  • 17. Try sushiCompleted (June 18, 2010)
  • Get my Dutch driver’s license
  • 19. Finally meet SonyaCompleted (June 27th, 2010)
  • Go to Amsterdam on Queen’s Day
  • Get a professional massage
  • Visit Valkenburg at Christmas
  • Do a Digital Photography course
  • Learn to quilt using paper piecing
  • Finish my sampler quilt
  • Fly in a hot air balloon
  • 27. Learn to knit socksCompleted (May 2, 2012 )
  • Take a pottery class
  • Visit all of the Cologne Christmas Markets
  • Make Santa door hanging quilt
  • Go to Disneyworld
  • Fly a Kite
  • Go an entire day without swearing
  • Take Piano Lessons
  • Open an Etsy shop
  • Do Couch to 5k
  • Complete 365 photo project
  • Take my mother to Paris
  • Visit the concentration camps in Holland
  • 40. Learn to make HDR PhotosCompleted (March 15, 2011)
  • Take the dogs to training classes
  • Take painting classes
  • Move to a bigger house
  • Make erwtensoup from scratch
  • 45. Find a doctor I trustCompleted (June 2009)
  • 46. Go on a Spido tourCompleted (May 23, 2010)
  • Buy a macro lens
  • 48. Get a 2nd opinion from a Fertility SpecialistCompleted (August 2010)
  • Re-read Twilight Books
  • Go to a live football game
  • Do volunteer work
  •  Sponsor a child
  • Knit Xander a sweater
  • Get Makro / Sligro memberships
  • Read Anna Karenina
  • Learn sign language
  • Write a letter to Barb
  • Go to the theater in London
  • 59. Swim in the MediterraneanCompleted (September 2012)
  • Paint Cape Breton scenery
  • Go Ice Skating
  • Stay in an ice hotel
  • Have a birthday party
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Photograph the same spot in all four seasons
  • Go to South Africa
  • Photograph NY Fireworks at Erasmusbrug
  • Ride on an elephant
  • Decorate Balconies for Christmas
  • Pay off Credit Card
  • 71. Re-organize blog categories and tagsCompleted (June 2010)
  • Have an internet-free week
  • 73. Get prescription sunglassesCompleted (July 2010)
  • See dermatologist about hair loss
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Donate Blood
  • Make my own pasta
  • Learn rug hooking
  • Get a bread maker
  • See Cirque du Soliel again
  • 81. Lose 100+ lbsCompleted (June 3, 2012)
  • Go Dogsledding
  • Own a snowmobile
  • 84. Take a good photo of the moonCompleted (April 26, 2010)
  • Plant a lilac tree in my own garden
  • 86. Bake a cheesecake from scratchCompleted (March 28, 2010)
  • Go on an Alaskan cruise
  • 88. Grow my own vegetablesCompleted (July 2010)
  • Have a romantic weekend in Venice
  • Get dad to teach me guitar
  • Take painting classes
  • 92. Photograph Kinderdijk in WinterCompleted (January 30, 2010)
  • Fly in a helicoptor
  • Do a road trip around Ireland
  • 95. Start riding my bike againCompleted (February 24, 2010)
  • Write a letter to my future self
  • 97. Clean out our storage roomCompleted (July 2010)
  • Make Xander a robot quilt
  • Find a hairstyle I really like
  • Learn to play chess
  • Spend a night in our honeymoon suite