101 in 1001

Edit: 08.23.2016 - I'm rereading this page for the first time in many, many years. It is now 2016 and I'm not even sure which of these things I achieved and can cross off my list but I'm sure it's not nearly enough of it. I do admire my optimism back in 2011 though.


I'm obsessed with The Buried Life. If you haven't seen an episode, please do asap. The gist of it is that a group of guys have a list of things they want to do before they die. For every thing they check off their own list, they help a stranger fulfill something on their own lists. So here's my list..i'll cross things off as i make the happen, i'll italicize the ones that are a work in progress, and the rest will be what i haven't done yet. I've also seen a lot of bloggers on here who joined the day zero project, which helps you create your list and gives you 1001 days to complete them...and for someone like me, a deadline is what i need.Who knows how long it will take me to cross everything off of it but it's an interesting thought: What do you want to do before you die?

start: november 1st, 2011
end: july 29th, 2014


  1. drive across the country
  2. sing on stage
  3. learn to play the drums
  4. backpack across europe
  5. start a blog
  6. run a marathon
  7. buy a meal for a homeless person
  8. get a matching tattoo with my brother
  9. camp in my backyard
  10. write a letter to my future self to open in ten years
  11. give up fast food for a month
  12. ride in a hot air balloon
  13. climb to the top of the leaning tower of pisa (again, so i can really appreciate it this time)
  14. get married
  15. go skinny dipping
  16. host a dinner party in my OWN home
  17. put change into a strangers expired meter
  18. go on a blind date
  19. Give up soda for six months (started 11/1)
  20. cross abbey road
  21. climb to the top of the vatican
  22. take a picture under the eiffel tower
  23. learn how to change a tire
  24. grow my hair as long as my tush
  25. donate my hair to locks of love
  26. swim under a waterfall
  27. go to aruba
  28. wish on a shooting star
  29. graduate college
  30. Buy a car
  31. Buy a sewing machine and learn how to use it
  32. Make a dress from scratch
  33. Pick 5 people who have changed my life and write each of them a letter
  34. Take a first aid class
  35. Be in the audience of the taping for a TV show
  36. Visit a brewery
  37. Find a community service project to be active in
  38. Mail a secret to Postsecret
  39. Try surfing
  40. Make a birthday cake for someone
  41. Eat in 10 new restaurants
  42. Read Alice in Wonderland & Pride and Prejudice
  43. Take a salsa dancing class
  44. See Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janiero BRAZIL
  45. Do the 200 sit-ups challenge (http://www.twohundredsitups.com/)
  46. Spend an entire night out with friends and don't return home until daylight
  47. Complete a photography course
  48. Buy flowers for someone
  49. Find a poem that means something to me and learn it by heart
  50. Plant a vegetable garden
  51. Send 20 postcards to friends across the world
  52. Eat vegetarian for a month
  53. go to colombia
  54. Compliment someone every day for a week
  55. Teach English in a foreign country
  56. Have a yard sale
  57. Lose 50 pounds
  58. See the Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand
  59. learn how to drive stick
  60. ....still thinking of my list....

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