Thursday, 20 March 2014

To Days of Inspiration

song of the day - La Vie Boheme by the cast of RENT

I've had a bit of a blogger-life crisis, and I've decided to just take it back to the beginning. After thinking about it for a while I finally decided to just wipe the slate clean. I'll still be blogging about anything and everything (OOTD's, books, lifestyle, beauty, etc), but hopefully more often than I have been doing in the past six months.

I've been feeling a little uninspired lately, so to get myself motivated I started searching for various challenges online. I've done a few small challenges in the past, and participated in GISHWHES for the past three years, but this time I wanted something a little longer. Something to give myself goals, and that I know I can do complete.

So I found 101 things in 1001 days, which is a project that was set up in 2009 challenging people to create a list of 101 things to do within 1001 days, and I've decided to take on this challenge with my own list.  I'm starting the challenge today 20/3/2014, and it will finish on 15/12/2016. As you can see below my list isn't complete yet, so if you have any ideas I'd be grateful (list completed 25/4/2014).

   (date)     means the task is complete, and the date is was completed on. 

complete 33/101

Here's my list
  1. Take 101 related photos with my canon. (101/101)   (5/15) 
  2. Take 10 related photos with my instax. (10/10)   (6/14) click-a-day    
  3. Complete a alphabet photo series. (0/26)
  4. Take pictures in a photo booth.
  5. Get a new lens for my camera.    25/12/14    (christmas present from my brother)
  6. Photograph a day in my life (must have at least 10 photos).
  7. Take a photo of a place through all four seasons. (1/4)
  8. Complete a photography challenge.    (30/6/14) click-a-day    
  9. Take a young me-now me photo.
  10. Make a year in pictures collage in January 2015.   (5/1/15) 
  11. Take a self portrait once a month for the duration of the challenge. (1/34) failed
  12. Draw everyday for one month. 
  13. Draw outside.
  14. Sew something.    9/10/14     
  15. Enter 5 creative competitions. (3/5)
  16. Organise my art supplies. Get rid of anything I don't need.
  17. Create an inspiration board.
  18. Create a photo wall.    8/14    
  19. Complete my Wreck This Journal. 
  20. Go to Manchester Craft & Design Centre, and Fred Aldous and buy something as a reward for organising my art supplies. (0/2)
  21. Complete 5 pinterest DIY projects. (4/5)
  22. Compete in GISHWHES at least one more time.    9/8/14   
  23. Read a self help book.
  24. Choose 10 countries and read a book by an author from each. (0/10)
  25. Read at least 10 books from the ALA 100 most frequently banned/challenged books list. (2/10) (of mice and men, animal farm)
  26. Take part in bout of books (next bout starts 12/5).     12-18/5/14     blog post
  27. Finish reading Notes from Underground, Flatland, and The Prince. (0/3)
  28. Memorise a poem.
  29. Read 10,000 pages. (10,000/10,000)    6/15    
  30. Leave a note inside a book for someone to find.
  31. Take a free online class.
  32. Learn to knit.    10/14    
  33. Knit a scarf.    20/12/14   
  34. Take a first aid class.
  35. See a film by myself.
  36. Have a John Hughes movie marathon.
  37. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet. (0/26)
  38. Watch 5 foreign language films. (0/5)
  39. Watch Breaking Bad.
  40. Watch all 5 seasons of In The House. (5/5)     7/4/14    
  41. Rewatch Sister, Sister.     30/3/14    
  42. Rewatch Smart Guy (I'm recapturing my youth).    5/4/14   
  43. Go to the beach. twice. (0/2)
  44. Visit a lake. Take pictures.
  45. Go on a nature walk.
  46. Go to 5 different museums/galleries. (4/5) 
  47. Attend some sort of festival.    9/10/14    
  48. Go out of the England.
  49. Go to Sea Life.
  50. Visit a castle.    1/5/14     Blog post
  51. Visit someplace haunted.
  52. Visit a zoo.
  53. Make a list of 50 places I would like to visit in my lifetime. (10/50)
  54. Dance in the rain.   (3/15) 
  55. Go a month without drinking fizzy pop.
  56. Stay out of Greggs for a month.    7/14   
  57. Eat at Missoula in Manchester. 
  58. Go to Room Four Desserts.    3/12/14    Instagram post
  59. Have a picnic.
  60. Have afternoon tea.
  61. Try 5 new foods. (3/5) Barburrito 3/7/14
  62. Bake cupcakes.    22/5/14    Blog post
  63. Bake a cake for someone else (helping my mum bake a cake counts).    6/14   
  64. Make a homemade pizza. 
  65. Learn to eat with chopsticks. 
  66. Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it.
  67. Make PiƱata Cookies. 
  68. Run a marathon.
  69. Walk home from Barnardo's every other day that I volunteer.    1/9/14    
  70. Get a job.    4/9/14   
  71. Learn to cash up.
  72. Redesign my blog. Either by myself, or pay someone to do it.   20/3/14    
  73. Blog at least once a week. (failed)
  74. Blog for 7 days in a row. 
  75. Attend a fashion week event.
  76. Attend a literary event.
  77. List 101 things that make me happy. (0/101)
  78. Do 10 random acts of kindness. (10/10)    9/5/14  
  79. Watch the sun rise and se on the same day.    7/4/14   
  80. Get rid of 101 things (clothing, books, dvds, etc, things that can be donated). (90/101)
  81. Send a secret to postsecret.
  82. Answer the "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind".
  83. Don't buy anything from Primark for a month (x2) (2/2) June 2014 Jan 2015
  84. Don't cut my hair for 12 months. (12/12)    31/12/14   
  85. Save up for a new macbook.    28/7/14   
  86. Build a house of cards.
  87. Learn all the words to Rappers Delight by The Sugarhill Gang.
  88. Buy some mendi. Go wild.
  89. Create a budget and stick to it for a month.   (2/15) 
  90. Give money to a street musician. 
  91. Make an iTunes playlist of 101 of my favorite songs.
  92. Sort out both of my desks, and keep them that way for 3 months. 
  93. Complete 7 goals in a week.
  94. Learn how to make origami cranes. 
  95. Write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved in this lifetime.
  96. Carve a pumpkin for Halloween.
  97. Complete an entire Sudoku book.  
  98. Make a daisy chain.
  99. Make a new friend.     1/5/14   
  100. Try a basic meditation technique.     22/7/14   
  101. Donate 50,000 grains on (500/50,000) 
You can keep up to date with how I'm doing by checking out this post, and I'll also do a few posts along the way. Wish me luck!


  1. I think you should have Afternoon Tea x 5 and create a photo wall :)

    Tara x

    1. Thanks for the suggestions!
      Creating a photo wall is a great idea.
      Rubi x

  2. I love this!! So cute, and inspiring! A brilliant, brilliant post.


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