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101 Things

Welcome to ToyLady’s 101 Things in 1001 Days!


from Day Zero

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days as long as it takes.

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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

So let’s get right to it, shall we? A bit of administrivia:

So without further ado, I present my list of 101 things. Wish me luck, and feel free to add any comments or encouragement below!

About The Project Itself:

On Homes and Castles and such:

Living a Healthy, Fit Life:

Living to Eat:

Because the Learning Never Ends:

Fun & Games:

Because We’re All Connected (Kind of Like on Heroes, But Without the Freaky Super Powers):

And Just Because:


1. Melinda - April 6, 2009

can i borrow this idea from you?? LOVE it i would also like to keep track and see what you do and how. the hair thing, my 19 year old gave 14 inches of hair in November to Locks Of Love so i think that was very cool

Toy Lady - April 7, 2009

Hi, Melinda – welcome! Of course you’re welcome to the 101 things idea – I “borrowed” it from somewhere else. . . enjoy it!

So far, the project has been. . . fun. I have several things that are “in process” – #96 is gonna take a while! 😆

Feel free to stop by any time – or any time you can find time – you must have your hands full with that houseful of handsome young men. 😯

2. Heather - October 23, 2011

When did the 1001 days end and how did it turn out? I started my own 1001 days, inspired by yours and it has revolutionized my life. The bad part is… by kickstarting myself I started working on so many other projects that many of the 101 items have gotten sidelined. But the important thing is… I’ve started actually living life and DOING things. Please post more about your 1001 day journey and thanks for the inspiration! (btw, I found your 101 days because I was looking for a lentil recipe (cheap-ass monday came up) and I make the lentils & rice regularly now…. love it!

Heather, thanks so much for stopping by! I’m still working on the 101 things – I actually extended my deadline, that’s all. You’re right – you start doing stuff, and you get sidetracked and have all sorts of things going on, and, well, this little list just gets shoved to the background. 😕

3. Maggie - July 8, 2020

Thisis bizarre. I just read your 2009 post about jello 1-2-and a half. I could have written this post. In fact, I almost did! Go to my website, click on the blog and you’ll see my post, Jello 1-2. We must be twins!!

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