101 tasks in 1001 days by Emmett's Expeditions

101 Tasks in 1001 Days – Goals to Complete

One of my favorite bloggers, And Possibly Dinosaurs, inspired me to take on the 101 in 1001 challenge. I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to come up with 101 tasks I want to complete. Making wish lists is just as difficult for me. Still, I’m looking forward to this challenge. If you have any suggestions for me to add, let me know  I’ll be sharing my accomplishments here on the blog and on Instagram.

Key: ☐ Noted | ✔ Completed | Linked Progress

About 101 Tasks in 1001 Days

Challenge yourself to complete 101 tasks in 1001 days. Make the task list before you start. Don’t be ambiguous. Tasks must be specific (either measurable or definitive). Choose realistic tasks that take effort over a stretch of time. It should take effort on your part to make the challenge worth it. Learn more about the challenge by Day Zero Project.

I’ve been working on simplifying this year and focusing on one task at a time. I like the idea of making a list of tasks I want to complete so I can focus on each of them through out 1001 days. This will help me save my ideas for later and look forward to new goals. Another plus is seeing my progress as I cross them off the list.

I’ll be working on challenges in 9 categories: simplify, well-being, edification, on the menu, kindness, creativity, career, collections, and… other stuff I haven’t thought of yet.

My First 101 in 1001 Challenge

Start Date: May 14, 2018
Last Update: October 1, 2018
End Date: February 8, 2021


Simplify – noun. to make something simpler or easier to do or understand

Complete 10 x 10 clothing challenge
Declutter my closet
Organize my shelves
Minimize my bathroom supplies
Unpack ALL my boxes and get rid of things I do not need/want
Minimize number of shoes


Well-Being – noun. the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy

 Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
Completely unplug for a weekend
Wake up by 5 a.m. every morning for 30 days
Be able to do the splits again
Run 3 miles in 3 weeks
Hike up a waterfall


Edification – noun. the instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually

Learn to identify all the countries on a map
Be able to name all the bones in my body
Learn to identify 10 constellations
Read 1 new word daily for 1 month
Practice Medical Sign Language
☐ Finish my degree

On the Menu

On the Menu – challenge. food and drink challenges I have for myself

Memorize 4 dinner recipes
Bake 4 new cookie recipes
Try 10 different coffees in 30 days
Try 10 different teas in 30 days
Make 10 meals from the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook


Kindness – noun. the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate

 Donate my hair to Children with Hair Loss again
 Donate $101 to Children with Hair Loss
 Pay for someone else’s food behind me at the drive-thru
 Open a Little Free Library
 Don’t produce any trash for 1 week
 Donate clothing
 Adopt a Honey Bee
 Adopt a Koala
 Donate gifts for the holiday season


Creativity – noun. the use of the imagination or original ideas

Author an eBook
Make a comic strip
Invent a board game
Take a photo in the same place every month for year
Then turn it into a calendar for the following year
Sew 10 pieces of clothing for myself
Pen and mail 5 Letters
Write and illustrate a children’s book
Code a website from scratch
Design and build a model of a house
Make my own Recycled/Earth-Friendly Paper


Career – noun. the time spent by a person while committed to a particular profession

Create 24 lesson bundles
Schedule blog posts and newsletters a month in advance
Launch a Quarterly Magazine
Launch a Video Series
Design and sew 10 pieces of eco friendly kid apparel
Get 101 orders
Compose 4 blog posts with 2K+ words
Reach 800 Instagram Followers
Participate in 5 Twitter Chats
Grow Emmett’s Expeditions Adventure Club to 100 Members
Host a Twitter Chat


Collection- Disney. I want to live like a minimalist when suddenly “look at this stuff. isn’t it neat…”

My collection is not yet complete.

It’s a Magical Adventure T-Shirt Collection

Other Stuff

Other Stuff – ? Because coming up with 101 things takes a lot of time and I will sort these later.

Completely fill this list with 101 things


Join the Challenge

Want to join in the challenge? Tweet me your 101 in 1001 list link and I’ll add it below.

101 Tasks in 1001 Days

Ashley Shelton

Ashley is the naturalist homeschool mom of Emmett's Expeditions. Since 2013, she has created nature centered learning activities that encourage kids to explore nature, discover new horizons, and protect the world we live in. In addition to wildlife activity books for your children's expeditions she has a Free expedition library for newsletter subscribers.



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