101 in 1001

Inspired by Mackenzie Horan’s three (!!!) rounds of 101 in 1001, I decided to put together a list of the 101 things I want to accomplish in the next 1001 days (barring some personal and professional goals that I do not feel very comfortable sharing online). Excited about getting shit done and making things happen!!!

101 things in 1001 days

Start date: 1 November, 2017
End date: 29 July, 2020

Travel & Adventure

  1. Travel to 10 new destinations in India
  2. Visit at least 1 new continent
  3. Travel to at least 3 new countries (1/3 – Sri Lanka)
  4. Take a cooking class in another country
  5. Go skydiving
  6. Go on at least 1 monsoon trek
  7. Go on a trip with my girlfriends
  8. See the Northern Lights
  9. Go on a homestay vacation
  10. Ride a hot air balloon
  11. Pick a holiday destination using a globe spin
  12. Spend New Year’s Eve in a different country

Family & Friends

  1. Start a non-negotiable once-a-month date night ritual with AT (3/33)
  2. Create our family trees
  3. Plan and book an epic holiday for our 5th wedding anniversary (Planning mode on)
  4. Send a care package to my four closest school friends (2/4)
  5. Send 52 cards / notes to friends & family in a year (3/52)
  6. Create a definitive birthday & anniversaries reminder list
  7. Do a photo shoot with Floppie
  8. Compile a recipe book of my family’s favourite recipes
  9. Start a birthday interview tradition (deleted)
  10. Host a dinner party for friends

Health & Fitness

  1. Participate in a 10 km run
  2. Exercise 5 days a week for a whole month (X3)
  3. Complete the 12-week Kayla Itnises program
  4. Learn and incorporate yoga into my fitness routine
  5. Move to the green zone on the Fitbit Cardio Fitness Scale
  6. Get a full medical check-up 1x/year
  7. Cultivate one sport hobby
  8. Master a handstand
  9. Give up (added) sugar for 30 days at a stretch (X5)
  10. Be able to do 50 pushups at a go
  11. Get my knees and wrist checked by a sports doctor / physiotherapist
  12. Try out Barre for a month


  1. Read 100 books (can include re-reads too) (15/100 – Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak, Wonder by R J Palacio, Autoboyography by Christina Lauren, Snowman by Jo Nesbo, Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker, Year One by Nora Roberts, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Address by Fiona Davis, The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder, Class Mom by Laurie Gelman, Everything Everything by Nicole Yoon, The Break by Marion Keyes, The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas, Force of Nature by Jane Harper, The Food Therapist by Shira Lenchewski)
  2. Re-read the Harry Potter series once a year
  3. Read all books by a particular author
  4. Read 10 biographies / autobiographies
  5. Read 10 “business” books
  6. Have a go-to list of 10 favourite music albums and 10 favourite movies
  7. Discover 5 new music artists (1/5 – Cigarettes After Sex)
  8. Watch 15 non-English and non-Hindi movies
  9. Watch 10 classic movies
  10. Watch 20 documentaries (2/20 – Maddman, The 100 Year Project)
  11. Watch 10 plays / musicals
  12. Learn to read & write in Bengali
  13. Attend a music festival or a concert


  1. Clear off all credit card debt
  2. Make no credit card purchases for 1 whole month
  3. Create an “emergency fund” of at least 3 months of AT and my combined salaries
  4. Secure a source of second income
  5. Go for a month without shopping for any non-essentials (X5) (1/5, read more here)
  6. Save loose change in a piggy bank (Ongoing)
  7. Invest regularly in an SIP
  8. Exercise all my ESOPs before expiry

Creative/Personal Pursuits

  1. Create an Instagram account for my travel & street photography
  2. Do a 30-day art journaling streak
  3. Learn pottery
  4. Work on a Project 52 (a photo a week)
  5. Give drone photography a try
  6. Learn to edit videos
  7. Figure out a memory keeping work flow
  8. Do a memory keeping supplies edit once a quarter
  9. Complete my 20-odd pending memory keeping projects
  10. Create a better storage system for my memory keeping supplies and albums
  11. Get featured in a magazine or on a blog or website
  12. Create a travel journal on the go
  13. Complete 5 DIY projects
  14. Watch at least 1 TedX talk every month (1/33)
  15. Learn film photograph

Home & Spaces

  1. Plant (and not kill) a vegetable garden
  2. Do a wardrobe edit once a quarter (2/12)
  3. Purchase a piece of original art
  4. Get the bathroom cabinets fixed
  5. Organise our financial and medical records
  6. Have a go-to healthy cake recipe

Blog & Shop

  1. Create a realistic blog plan
  2. Relaunch blog in November 2017 April 2018
  3. Build my blog email list
  4. Connect with 5 bloggers
  5. Launch an interview series on the blog
  6. Create a first 6-12 month Shop plan
  7. Launch Shop + Shop’s Blog in November 2017 Q2 2018
  8. Start a Society6/Etsy shop (added on 10 April 2018)


  1. Visit 5 museums and art galleries
  2. Have a staycation in South Bombay
  3. Create a definitive Bombay guide for the blog
  4. Try 15 new-to-me restaurants (9/15)
  5. Go on a hosted food walk
  6. Go on a hosted heritage walk
  7. Go on a night cycle tour
  8. Take a cooking class


  1. Volunteer at an old age home / orphanage
  2. Get a tattoo
  3. Get my hair colored
  4. Create a physical phone number & address book
  5. Organise my photos
  6. Figure out a solid backup plan for all of my photos and computer data
  7. Make a terrarium from scratch
  8. Learn how to curl my hair well
  9. Make a list of things I don’t like about myself and try to improve on them
  10. Save Rs. 1000 for every completed goal

Image via Unsplash / Samuel Scrimshaw