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101 in 1001

This is my first update on my 101 in 1001. I’m planning to write one of these every 3 months or so. Instead of the more traditional New Year’s Resolutions, I decided to do a list of 101 things to be done in 1001 days instead. My 1001 days began on December 15, 2016 and will conclude on September 12, 2019. I broke down my goals by category when I wrote the original list, so I’ll be doing that here as well.


  • I’m still on track to finish reading through the Bible in 2017. I just finished 2 Samuel. Reading the Bible is one of the items in my habit tracker in my bullet journal. Having that reminder has helped a lot with consistency.
  • Another goal was to find a place to contribute at church. I signed up to be in the nursery rotation. I’m hoping to be able to help with some other things too, as the need arises.

Family and Friends

Homemaking and Organization

  • I finished making the list of 101 things (that was a task in and of itself).
  • I decluttered my closet. A lot of things were worn out or didn’t fit. It’s much easier to find things that I can actually wear now.
  • I organized the pantry, which was a one time task on this list….but looks like it’ll actually be an ongoing saga.
  • I’m getting into a groove with doing the daily cleaning tasks from How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind.
  • All of our pictures are on the walls. You know you’ve really moved into a new place when you have pictures on the walls.
  • I decided to use my bullet journal instead of a designated blogging planner, but I have posts planned for the next two months. Now I need to write them all.
  • I’ve learned how to use a bullet journal and I love it!


I did an experiment where I cut out sugar, dairy, and gluten from my diet for 30 days. While I didn’t see the type of improvement I had hoped for, it was worth a shot.


  • With the exception of one week, I’ve managed to stay consistent with posting on my blog twice a week.
  • I bought a domain name.
  • I’ve written three guest posts, which you can read on Veronica Anne, Raising Arrows, and Homemakers in Action.
  • I created a printable, which is now available for free when you subscribe to my newsletter. Subscribe by clicking on the button in the sidebar!
  • I chose a word of the year: brave. I’ve continued to think of that often.
  • I learned more about blogging by watching some videos.
  • Participated in my first link party.
  • I commented on more of other people’s blog posts.
  • I set up a newsletter in January.


  • I made a month long meal plan, which ended up turning into 28 Days of Meal Planning.
  • I also tried out making refried beans from scratch, which was surprisingly easy and tasty!


So far I’ve read 13 books from the Rory Gilmore Challenge:

  1. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  2. Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
  3. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  4. The Story of My Life – Helen Keller
  5. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  6. A Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
  7. Rapunzel – Grimm Brothers
  8. Emma – Jane Austen
  9. Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare
  10. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  11. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  12. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  13. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde (It was disturbing.)

Just for Fun

The only thing I got to from the “fun” category was judging at a debate tournament. I judged the semi-final debate round at an NCFCA tournament, which was a lot of fun!

I’m glad I chose this method of goal setting. What are your goals? How are they going?

2 comments on “101 in 1001: Update #1”

  1. Oscar Wilde is an odd writer. As for my own goals, I’ve almost got a whole routine set up to manage my own life. I’ve just got to get things steady enough to add in folding laundry.

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