The Challenge
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 your part).

Why 1001 Days?

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 organising and timing.
From the Day Zero website


101 in 1001
Start Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
End Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Plain Text - To Do
Bold - Complete
Italicized - In Progress

Trips, Travel, and Experiences
  • Go to every stop on on CityRail train network
  • Climb to the top of a lighthouse
  • Attend a ballet
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Go to a Renaissance Fair
  • Go apple picking
  • Spend the night in a treehouse
  • Walk behind a waterfall
  • Reach 1% of Australia travelled on Fog of World
  • Visit Western Plains Zoo
  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef
  • Attend Carols in the Domain
  • Attend Ironfest
  • Live the Van Life (even if only temporarily)
  • Visit a national park
  • Travel on the Indian Pacific

Self-Improvement and Learning
  • Take an archery class
  • Learn to identity 10 constellations
  • Learn to play the ukulele
  • Learn to drive a manual car
  • Learn to play poker
  • Learn how to change a flat tire
  • Learn how to change the oil in the car
  • Learn how to tie a tie
  • Don't say anything negative for one day
  • Identify 100 things that make me happy

  • Sew my own clothes
  • Create a zine
  • Spin my own yarn
  • Send 500 pieces of snail mail
  • Complete a colouring book
  • Bake croissants from scratch
  • Make a chalk mural in the driveway
  • Toss pizza dough in the air
  • Make naan bread

Just for Fun
  • Host a tea party
  • Take photos in a photo booth
  • Read all of Baum's original Oz books [2/14]
  • Have a Harry Potter movie marathon
  • Watch the AFI Top 100 Movies [0/100]
  • Watch the Empire Top 100 Movies [0/100]
  • Tie a note to a balloon and let it go
  • Watch a movie from every year I've been alive
  • Sleep in a blanket fort
  • Wear a fake moustache for a whole day

Money, Career, and all that Grown-Up Stuff

  • Put $10 in the travel fund for every goal completed.
  • Pay off my car loan
  • Don't eat out for a month
  • Go a month with no unnecessary spending

Organise-y Goodness

  • Catalogue media library
  • Clean out closet
  • Assemble an emergency kit for the car

Previous Attempts
I've tried my hand at 101/1001 before ( see Watch the sun rise and set on the same day   [03/04/2012] or   See a film at the drive in  [30/04/2014]) and you can find my whole list of completed tasks over on my profile on the Day Zero website.

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