Lifestyle | 101 in 1001

As I'm growing ever closer to the terrifying thing that is adulthood (six months and counting - get the champagne glasses at the ready) I'm constantly being reminded that my days before I settle down with a career and all that jazz are getting fewer. Sure, I may have almost a decade before I plan on even considering 'settling down' with a family but there are so many amazing things that I'd love to achieve and experience before that day comes.

I'm all about planning ahead. My head is a constant array of lists of things that I want to see; places I want to go; people I want to meet. The concept of my life truly being whatever I make it to be really fascinates me and I know I owe it to myself to make it an incredible one. Sadly, my constant focus on what lies ahead does sometime hinder my ability to live in the moment and seize the day, but that is why I love concepts such as bucket lists and the 101 in 1001 project.

The 101 in 1001 project was created by the Day Zero Project and is rather brilliant, if you ask me. Tens of thousands of people have given themselves the challenge of creating and completing a list of realistic yet stretching tasks that interest and excite them. The 1001 day time period provides the key to beating procrastination whilst still making it achievable.

I've tried to make sure that every single one of the things on this little list of mine are realistic in the space of time that I have to work with and - fingers crossed - they all will be. I'm looking forward to pushing myself out of my comfort zone and finally getting around to do so many of the things I've been aspiring to for years. I've also tried to include many ideas that can be done within a group (whether it be friends or family) because life's better when you've got someone to enjoy it with, isn't it?

Start date: 2nd November 2015
End date: 30th July 2018

In Progress
1. Go on a road trip around the UK
2. Visit Disneyland
3. See the Sun rise over Stonehenge
4. See more of Europe
5. Visit the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
6. Travel first class
7. See the Northern Lights
8. Take my sister away for the weekend
9. Go glamping
10. Visit Paris
11. See Giant's Causeway
12. Stay in the Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool (again)
13.Visit Italy
14. Go on a mother-daughter trip
15. See more of the UK (Posts - Norfolk, Nottingham)
16. Go on a spontaneous trip
17. Visit a Christmas market abroad
18. Stay in Portmeirion (again)
19. Visit Madam Tussauds
20. Visit the Lavender Fields, Banstead, England

Events and Attractions
21. Go to a drive-in movie
22. Attend a fashion show
23.Go to Clothes Show Live
24. Watch a movie at the hot tub cinema
25. Attend a music festival
26. Throw a surprise party
27. Go to IMATS
28. Watch five new-to-me musicals in the West End
29. Attend the filming of a TV show
30. See a Comedy show
31. Visit the Warner Bros Studio Tour
32. Have Afternoon Tea (Post - Muriel's Kitchen)
33. Attend a murder mystery dinner
34. Watch Les Miserables in the West End
35. Attend a blogging event
36. Ride the London Cable Cars
37. Attend a food festival
38. See the British Firework Championships in Plymouth
39. Attend the first screening of a new film
40. Throw a dinner party
41. Attend a film festival
42. Go to the cinema on my own
43. See a traditional Christmas pantomime
44. Go on the Jack The Ripper Walking Tour, London
45. Have a spa day
46. Read 100 new books (2/100)
47. Learn to cook a signature dish
48. Begin to learn a new language
49. Complete 10 DIY projects (Pinterest sourced; most likely)
50. Watch 100 new films (3/100)
51. Take a cocktail making class
52. Start dancing again
53. Put together a scrapbook
54. Refurbish a Car Boot Sale find
55. Learn basic sign language
56. Join Postcrossing and collect postcards
57. Start a recipe notebook
Health, Beauty and Fitness
58. Join a gym
59. Take the Couch to 5k challenge
60. Try Zumba
61. Take part in the Moonwalk in London
62. Start (and regularly practise) yoga
63. Try pole fitness
64. Take part in the Colour Run
65. Take vitamins religiously
66. Complete a Juice Cleanse
67. Try a Barre Class
68. Be able to do the splits
69. Do the Race for Life
70. Get a massage
71. Drink 2 litres of water a day for a month
72. Sign up to the organ donor register
73. Go hiking
74. Experience a floatation tank
Education and Work
75. Pass my A Levels *Blog Post Coming Soon*
76. Get into University *Blog Post Coming Soon*
77. Volunteer for a cause I'm passionate about
78. Work at a Summer Camp
79. Complete a first aid course
80. Take 10 classes/workshops to learn new skills
81. Create the perfect workspace/desk
82. Reach 1000 blog followers
83. Learn to drive
84. Have professional photos taken
85. Send more handwritten notes and cards
86. Ride a Segway
87. Write a letter to my future self
88. Ride a Quad Bike
89. Go Zorbing
 90. Adopt an endangered animal
91. Wake up early to watch the sunrise
92. Complete a Wreck This Journal
93. Ride in a hot air balloon
94. Have a Harry Potter movie marathon
95. Go indoor rock-climbing
96. Buy a lottery ticket
97. Order room service
98. Leave an inspirational message in a public place
99. Learn self defence
100. Put a secret in a balloon and let it fly away
101. Do something I'm afraid of
I plan on documenting most - if not all - of these things here on my blog so you can join me on my little adventure. To be honest I think the potential for some rather wonderful blog and Instagram posts will further motivate me to really get my derriere in gear and get cracking on the list.
Have you started a 101 in 1001 challenge of you own? I'd love to know what you're planning on doing. Also, if any of you have done any of the items featured on my list and can provide any fancy tips and tricks then I'll honestly love you forever.