Set 101 goals to achieve within 1001 days -- roughly 2.75 years. The time frame is long enough (e.g. to have a few rounds of each season, in case a goal is seasonal-based like "Go snowboarding") yet short enough it's not some ambiguous point in the future. More info at

If you're doing this challenge too, let me know on social media! I'd love to keep up with your progress :)

Start date: January 8, 2015
End date: October 5, 2017
In progress
Completed (date of completion)

Last updated: 7/20/17


  1. Get my BSN (5/21/17)
  2. Update my legal name change (2/9/15)
  3. Get hired as a nurse (6/28/17)
  4. Find a good nursing blog (1/2017)


  1. Go 1 month without fast food
  2. Learn 3 basic recipes I can cook consistently
  3. Drink a green smoothie every day for 1 month
  4. Drink 101 green smoothies total -- argh lost count, starting all over again
  5. Break the habit of eating after 9pm (I have GERD, so I get acid reflux)
  6. Complete an exercise program/challenge, 2015 (5/2015)
  7. Complete an exercise program/challenge, 2016 (5/2016)
  8. Complete an exercise program/challenge, 2017 (5/2017)
  9. Learn my mom's tofu & tomatoes recipe
  10. Go 1 month without sweets (pastries, cereal, candy)
  11. Go to sleep before 11pm for two weeks straight
  12. Set a schedule allowing a limited/structured amount of time for Feedly, Youtube on Chrome Nanny and stick with it for 3 weeks
  13. Buy eye/eyelid cleaning agent


  1. London (12/31/16)
  2. 1 extra place (Munich, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bacharach, Fussen: Germany; Venice, Florence, Rome: Italy 06/2015)


  1. Take a finance class (05/2015)
  2. Reread Millionaire Next Door
  3. Complete a Sudoku book
  4. Complete a logical riddles book
  5. Read > 1 book about eyes & learn how to take better care of my (decrepit) eyes
  6. Read > 1 book about GERD & how to take care of myself
  7. Read 101 books (can include the books above)
    1. You Before Me, JoJo Moyes
    2. The Perfectly Imperfect House, Debora Needleman
    3. One Last Thing Before I go, Jonathan Tropper
    4. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
    5. Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty
    6. What Alice Forgot, Liane Moriarty
    7. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
    8. Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
    9. Talking as Fast as I can, Lauren Graham
    10. Plan B, Jonathan Tropper
    11. The Marshmallow Test, Walter Mischel
    12. When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
    13. The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty
    14. Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty
    15. Consequences, Aleatha Romig
    16. Why Not Me?, Mindy Kaling
    17. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
    18. Bringing Home the Birkin, Michael Tonello
    19. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days, Dr. Sophia Yin
    20. Baby Proof, Emily Giffin
    21. Where We Belong, Emily Giffin
    22. China Rich Girlfriend, Kevin Kwan


  1. Build a capsule wardrobe
  2. Buy & learn how to use a steamer (4/6/15)
  3. Exercise the 1-in-1-out rule for all makeup, skincare purchases
  4. Learn how to tease hair (12/1/16)
  5. Finish decorating all downstairs rooms (defining decorating as: rug, furniture, artwork) (5/2017)
  6. Finish decorating all upstairs rooms


  1. Save $ for an emergency fund (05/2015)
  2. Sell things I don’t use on eBay (Chloe bag, Chanel sunglasses, Marc Jacobs wallet) (04/2017)
  3. Create & stick to > 1 mo a regular chores schedule for the house
  4. Put the Christmas tree up before Dec 1, 2015 -- we failed!! lol
  5. Put the Christmas tree up before Dec 1, 2016
  6. Use my agenda every day for an entire semester (05/2015)


  1. Contribute to a retirement account (4/6/15)
  2. Pay off student loans from Philosophy BA
  3. Go 1 month without spending money (i.e., reaching a net of zero or gain) (except paying for gas, “real” food, etc.)
  4. Save up & buy a luxury item (Cartier JUC ring, pave; 07/2015)
  5. Ferret away change and spend it at the end of 1001 days
  6. Don’t pay full price for any clothes or accessories for almost a whole year (start 2017)
  7. Negotiate a transaction (6/2017)


  1. Condition anh’s leather jackets and loafers
  2. Book anh for a facial
  3. Make breakfast & pack a snack/lunch for anh for 3 weeks straight
  4. Make 2 new close friends (well whaddya know!! I did it lol!)
  5. Surprise anh
  6. Surprise mom (1/8/14)
  7. Send Christmas cards to all my friends, old professors abroad
  8. Edit my mom’s resume (1/15/14)
  9. Make sure my mom’s new house is decorated (defining “decorated” as: rug, artwork, furniture, pillows, linens)
  10. Sleep over my mom’s one night, 2017

desgettier: blog & youtube

  1. Establish a FCPX & Youtube workflow
  2. Make > 16 videos in 2015 (1 for each month, + 4 extra)
  3. Make > 2 videos with the Minolta lens (“2014 Favorites”)
  4. Hit 10K Youtube subscribers
  5. Hit 1K views in 48 hours on a video
  6. Apple one-to-one expires 6/19/2015: Book 3 more sessions (work on a video in store) -- failed!!


  1. Donate blood
  2. Donate to Good will
  3. Get a new library card (1/24/14)
  4. Replace the batteries on the breathalyzer
  5. Wake up with anh’s schedule every day for a month (2/26/15)
  6. See & pet an Exotic shorthair cat (08/2015)
  7. Dye my hair balayage blonde (08/2015)
  8. Learn the rules of football
  9. Celebrate when this list is done & write a new list