Thursday 8 August 2013

101 things in 1001 days ♥

i found the inspiration for this challenge (if you can call it like that) on carolynes blog (click) and i really, really wanted to participate! i think it's a great and inspiring way to fill up your life with more great experiences and much more life! ... also i love to make and work off lists!

so that's it. welcome to my 101 things in 1001 days!

the mission: complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
the criteria: tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

why 1001 days? many people have created lists in the past — frequently simple goals such as new year’s resolutions. the key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

goal setting tips:
  1. be decisive. know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.
  2. stay focused. any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.
  3. welcome failure. frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.
  4. write down your goals. it clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.
  5. keep your goals in sight. review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

i got the text from LA blogger gal, because she described it perfectly and i couldn't put it better into words! you can visit her here.

i already put the list online on (click) on the 2nd of august 2013.

so these are the official dates:

Official start date: august the 2nd, 2013
Official end date: april, 29th, 2016
Official progress report: 0/101

you can also see my progresses here. i will also try to post a picture for every task achieved, so stay tuned. this will be such an adventure and i'm curious if i will master my list!

... and so this is the ultimate list!

  • write THE list (done on august the 2nd, 2013)

  • bake a rainbow cake, brownies and chocolate chip cookies
  • have a picnic with champagne and strawberries
  • fast for clarity one month (eating only one meal per day)
  • try 50 new foods/dishes/recipes (0/50)
  • go to a deli and shop, afterwards eat the trasuries at home
  • make sushi

for others:

  • make somebody's day
  • send flowers and a gratitude letter to my mom when she least expects it
  • write a thank you letter. Not for a present, but to an author or someone who has influenced me
  • write 10 handwritten letters (0/10)
  • treat a friend out to cupcakes and tea
  • go to sea life with my brother
  • leave a 100% tip
  • do 10 random acts of kindness (0/10)
  • make 5 microloans to help the world (0/5)

my experiences:

  • fall in love (and be able to hold it, this time)
  • see macklemore live (29.9.2013 !!!)
  • see einaudi live
  • try zumba
  • walk through a drive in!
  • go dancing in a club (i've never been to one, no joke XD)
  • wear a bikini and feel comfortable in it
  • dance and kiss in the rain
  • see la bohème again with someone i love
  • attend a gameshown, talkshow or something tv-related
  • send a message in a bottle
  • start another 'jam jar moments' (starting 01.01.2014 !)
  • make electronic copies of all my important documents
  • complete a 1000 piece puzzle
  • leave random inspirational notes
  • find out my blood type (A1, rhesusfactor: pos., kellfactor: neg.)
  • plant a tree
  • scan all our old photos
  • for every goal i accomplish, put aside 20€ for something special
  • go to a cosplay event
  • don't complain about anything for a week
  • say 'yes' to 5 things i'd normally say 'no' to (0/5)
  • reconnect with 3 old friends
  • go cherry picking
  • draw another oil painting
  • play the piano every day for at least 30 minutes
  • create an address book (… and find out emails, addresses and birthdays of all cousins and send out a master list)
  • watch 101 films (0/101)
  • listen to songs by 101 artists i've never listened to before (0/101)
  • tie a note to a balloon and let it go
  • whiten my teeth
  • see a drive-in movie
  • write a list of what i am good at
  • discover more of my family tree and design it so it's visible
  • write a letter to myself to open in 1001 days
  • try a new haircut
  • visit aunt elsa's grave and bring flowers
  • make a harry potter/lord of the rings marathon/party
  • finish a crossword puzzle with no help
  • get rid of 101 things (7/101)
  • wear my prom dress again
  • take silly photos in a photobooth with somebody
  • identify 25 things i like about myself and write them down
  • write all my bad memories down and burn them
  • learn how to play the guitar
  • make a list of 101 quotes that inspire me
  • write a list of 101 things i've already achieved
  • watch the sun rise and set in the same day
  • own a cat


  • refresh my korean and french
  • learn danish
  • learn sewing and sew a circle skirt
  • read the bible COMPLETELY
  • take piano lessons again
  • read all the harry potter books
  • read every jane austen novel
  • learn to french braid
  • learn how to say 'i love you' in 10 different languages (4/10)
  • learn how to say 'hello' in 10 different languages (4/10)
  • attend a book reading


  • attend the berlin fashion week
  • have a reader meet-up
  • reach 1000 followers via GFC
  • go to a blogger fleet meet
  • make an ophelia and an alice in wonderland shooting


  • own eagle vs. Shark on DVD
  • go to a flea market/carboot sale/thrift store and buy vintage kitchenware, jewellery and a complete outfit
  • get my own harry potter costume (slytherin rules !!!)
  • own a chanel bag (2.55 would be nice) or LV le fabuleux
  • get a new smartphone and begin to use whats app
  • get a better camera (DSLR or system camera)
  • buy myself flowers every week for a month (0/4)


  • see the movie in which my guitar brooch will appear (it's called 'welcome to me', starring will farrell and kristen wiig)
  • participate in a DIY market

  • start an apprenticeship (goldsmith,  perhaps)
  • sell 250 things in my shop (86/250)
  • be able to play at least 150 songs on the piano and if i achieve this, apply as a barpianist (35/150)


  • get a new travelling passport
  • go to paris with someone i love and go up the eiffel tower
  • visit café serendipity and attend an opera performance at the MET
  • visit amsterdam
  • visit disneyland again
  • visit harry potter world
  • revisit my family in korea
  • visit la provence, especially to walk through odorous fields of lavender and visit grasse to get to know the place where chanel no. 5 was created (i adore coco and everything she did!)
  • see as much of the world as i can (places visited so far: 0)

and now it's your turn:
would you want to participate, too? why? why not?

... i'm curious to read your answers!

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  1. I think this is really effective! I would love to try this, too! :)

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  2. Was für eine lustige Idee! :) Ich hab die 'Challenge' mal vor eininger Zeit auf ein paar Blogs gesehen, fand den Zeitrahmen vernünftigt. ;) Für mich wär das zwar nichts (so viel Planen ist keine Stärke von mir, außerdem verbinde ich mit geplanten Dingen immer zu viele Erwartungen und bin dann meist entäuscht, wohingegen überraschen Tage/Momente mich oft beeindrucken oder prägen... ;) Und ich bin mies im Warten, meist nehm' ich mir Blödsinn vor und mach ihn dann sofort. :P)
    Aber deine Liste ist sehr interessant. ;) Vor allem, weil ja jeder Punkt einen Grund haben soll. Da fällt mir auf: Warum möchtest du so lange fasten? Als "Selbstfindungserfahrung" oder aus diätetischen Gründen?

    Das mit dem sich Verlieben kann man leider ja auch nicht planen... ^^ Aber das "Es hat mich um, wenn ich's am wenigsten erwarte" ich gerade der "Zauber" daran, finde ich. ;) Und sich zwingen, sich zu verlieben, geht meist nicht gut aus ;) Also pass auf, denn du hast wirklich jemand ganz Besonderen verdient. :)

    Zu der Sache mit dem Bikini gibt's einen Trick: Zieh ihn auch im Haus an, lauf länger damit herum... Dann fühlt man sich irgendwann ganz von selbst wohl. ;) Das hab ich mal auf einem Blog gelesen und ausprobiert, zuerst war ich auch skeptisch, aber nach Ausprobieren bin ich ein großer Fan dieses Konzepts!!

    Und wenn du mal in einen Club gehen und tanzen willst, dann kannst du mich jederzeit besuchen kommen. :) Ich geh' gerne aus. Und bring auch tanzmuffelige Freunde auf die Tanzfläche. ;)

    Ich finde deine Ziele sehr schön und sie verraten viel über dich, zum Beispiel dass du ein sehr romantischer, verspielter und vor allen Dingen familienverbundener Mensch bist, was dich mir noch sympathischer Macht. ;) Sehr süß.
    In was für Sprachen kannst du denn schon "Ich liebe dich" sagen?
    Wenn du als Barpianist anfangen willst, dann darfst du gerne zu mir in meine Strandbar an die Côte d'Azur kommen. ;)

    Als Tip zu Paris: Entgegen der allgemeinen Meinung finde ich nicht, dass es die romantische Stadt der Liebe ist, sondern eher abenteuerlich. Geh' alleine hin, lass dich auf alles ein, was dir über den Weg läuft, eher sowas wie... Lass dich selbst los und wirf' dich rein. Hinterher musst du vollkommen "abgenutzt" sein, überältigt und reizüberflutet. So erlebt man Paris, denn das kann man in keiner anderen Stadt, finde ich. ;) (Okay, es gibt ein paar Dinge, die sollte man, wie ich im Laufe der Zeit gelernt habe, NICHT machen, aber bevor du gehst, sag bescheid, dann schick ich dir ne Liste mit "Doch nicht so schlau"-Erfahrungen. ;))

    Nach Amsterdam wollte ich auch schon lange, war ich noch nie. ;) Ich geb' zu: Ursprünglich mal zum Gras rauchen, aber inzwischen hab sogar ich kleiner Kulturbanause festgestellt, dass es da noch vieeeeel mehr gibt.

    Ich wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende. ;) Viele liebe Grüße


Danke, dass du deine Gedanken teilst.