At the beginning of 2018, I decided to vastly change how I approached goal-setting, and instead of setting my usual New Year’s resolutions, I decided to hop on the bandwagon of doing 101 goals in 1001 days (which is just under 3 years).

Below you’ll find my updated list (I changed over 10% of the original goals a year into the project), as well as links to blog posts I’ve done on some of the items. Anything in red means that I’m currently in the middle of working on the goal, and anything that’s crossed out means I’ve completely finished it.

My 101 in 1001 List

Start Date: Thursday Jan. 11, 2018

End Date: Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020

Health + Fitness

1. Run a half marathon in under two hours

2. Go six months without drinking any Diet Dr. Pepper

3. Try out a new exercise class

4. Get back to my pre-pregnancy weight

5. Have a sugar-free month

6. Complete a 12-week BBG (Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide)

7. Try 3 new hikes

8. No fast food for two months (including pizza)

9. Get 10,000 steps avg./day for a month


10. Complete emergency fund ($10,000)

11. Rollover Matt’s 401k to a Roth IRA

12. Buy a bigger vehicle

13. Pay $3000 extra on the mortgage

14. Set up a sinking fund for car repairs

15. Open up savings accounts for the kids

16. Replace our laptop

Personal Development

17. Reach 100% fluency on Duolingo (French)

18. Set up Facebook page for produce co-op

19. Perfect my homemade pizza

20. Type up the rest of my mission journals

21. Learn 3 new songs on the guitar

22. Establish a personal morning routine + stick with it for a month

23. Cook through a whole cookbook

24. Try a dozen new cookie recipes

25. Go a week with no t.v. time (including movies)

26. Fill up a sketchbook


27. Read the Book of Mormon in Spanish

28. Visit 3 new temples + do ordinances

29. Find 100 names for the temple

30. Complete temple work for 15 people

31. Make family history photo flash cards

32. Index 1,000 names

33. Study all General Conference talks of 2017

34. Study all GC talks of 2018

35. Study all GC talks of 2019

36. Study April GC talks of 2020

37. Re-read Jesus the Christ


38. Read 5 books off of my 100 Classics list

39. Read five books recommended by five different people

40. Read 15 books off of the Newbery list

41. Read 5 books off of the Pulitzer list

42. Read 12 books off of the 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list

43. Read 50 books I own

44. Re-read 5 books

Travel + Fun

45. Visit Capitol Reef

46. Visit Goblin Valley

47. Visit a new state

48. Celebrate a holiday I normally don’t

49. Visit the ocean

50. Go horseback riding

51. Go to the condo in St. George

52. Go to a musical or play

53. Go fly a kite

54. Go on a picnic

Blogging + Writing

55. Break even with blog expenses/income

56. Make $500 profit in a year from blogging

57. Reach 100 people on my email list

58. Have a post get 1,000+ views

59. Have a post get 2,000+ views

60. Optimize 20 old posts for Pinterest

61. Make 100 new entries in The Motherhood Diaries


62. Take another photography class

63. Go to an event with the Cache Valley Photographers’ Group

64. Complete a self-portrait photo project

65. Pare down photos from 2013-2017

66. Buy a macro lens

67. Buy a tripod

68. Buy a full-frame camera

69. Give a free photo session to someone in need

70. Launch photography webpage

71. Back up all photos

Family + Relationships + Service

72. Complete 1,000 book challenge with Raven

73. Create a recent family photo album

74. Sign Raven up for preschool

75. Go on 20 dates with Matt

76. Sign Raven up for swimming lessons

77. Give/send 12 handwritten notes or letters

78. Get family pics taken twice

79. Take an overnight trip with Matt

80. Leave a 100% tip at a restaurant

81. Buy someone a just-because gift

82. Give someone flowers

Home + Organization

83. Get bed for guest room

84. Fix plumbing out back

85. Update at least one light fixture

86. Install shelves in the upstairs bathroom

87. Install book racks in kids’ room

88. Complete built-in bookshelves

89. Plant at least two fruit trees

90. Build a sandbox out back

91. Put shiplap up in bathroom

92. Buy curtains for downstairs family room

93. Grow pumpkins

94. Buy throw pillows for upstairs couch

95. Do a refresh project of 50 Weeks to Organized

96. Plant an herb garden

97. Make a canvas print to hang in our bedroom

98. Hang pics up in downstairs family room

99. Buy fresh flowers every month for six months

100. Buy/get a grill

101. Review emergency preparedness + Make a will