101 things

In 2016 recently started my 101 things in 1001 days again. I made a first attempt in 2015 but after losing (and being unable to restore) all my progress I lost motivation. This time I’m going in for the win! A new list, a new start date and re-newed motivation to keep track of this progress on Joisu and Camera.

Not only is it a great way of further developing my skills, finding some time to work “on me” (such a cliché), but it’s also great fun. Here  you will be able to follow my progress as I attempt to complete my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days!

Below is the list of things I need to complete, I’ve sorted them into several “themes” and after each item you can see if something has been completed, is in progress or whether I still need to start. Click an item that’s in progress or completed to read more about it!

Please enjoy :)


Start date: May 1st, 2016

Completion date: January 27th, 2019

Personal Growth

  1. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years [Completed May 2nd, 2016. Read about it here]

2. Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over [Completed May 3rd, 2016. Read about it here]

3. Start finding a positive in each day [In progress since May 1st, 2016. Read about it here]

4. Perform a totally random act of kindness

5. Say yes to everything for a day (within reason)

6.  Buy a goat/chicken/something for charity [Completed May 25th. Read about it here]

7. Pay for someone else’s food behind me at the drive-thru

8. Finish writing another 101 things list by the end of 1001 days

9. Complete the 5000 Question Survey [In progress since May 1st, 2016. Read about it here]



10. Save $10 for every task I complete [In progress since May 1st, 2016. Read about it here and here]

11. Buy a house [Completed, May 1st, 2017. Read about it here.]

12. Buy a car [Completed, May 26st, 2017]

13. Write a will

14. Stop buying things on impulse [In progress since May 1st, 2016. Read about it here and here]

15. Go a month without buying anything that isn’t a necessity

16. Start tracking my finances [In progress since May 1st, 2016. Read about it here and here]

17. Save €5000 [In progress since May 1st, 2016. Read about it here and here]

18. Complete the 52 Week Savings Plan [In progress since January 2nd, 2017. Read about it here]


Body and Health

19. Start flossing [In progress since May 1st, 2016. Read about it here and here]

20. Develop a better skin care routine [In progress since May 1st, 2016. Read about it here and here]

21. Eat healthier and reach my goal weight [In progress since June 23rd. Read about it here and here]

22. Stop drinking soda for a month

23. No junk food for a month

24. Go vegetarian for a month

25. Go vegan for one month


Learning new things

26. Learn basic car maintenance

27. Learn how to snowboard

28. Learn three new braiding techniques

29. Learn Japanese [In progress since May 1st, 2016. Read about it here and here]

30. Learn how to use my sewing machine properly

31. Learn to crack an egg with one hand

32. Learn 50 new things by clicking the random articles button on Wikipedia [In progress since September 6th. Read about it here]

33. Learn to fold 10 different papercrafts (including an origami crane)

34. Pass JLPT N5


Friends and Family

35. Buy a present for my friends without reason

36. Give flowers to someone

37. Host a board games night

38. Throw a onesie/kigurumi party

39. Organise a Pokemon party

40. Take my sister on a plane somewhere



41. Get a 18-50 2.8f lens for my camera

42. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet

43. Make a collage of photos of me and my friends

44. Take a self portrait every week for one year

45. Make at least 5 photo albums filled with different themes (e.g. food, nendoroid, travel)

46. Practice photography in 10 different places [In progress. See photography]



47. Return to Japan [Completed november 2016. Read about it here]

48. See the Northern Lights

49. Go on a road trip without a pre-set destination

50. Visit Disneyland.

51. Visit at least 5 European cities outside of the Netherlands [In progress since September 16th, 2016. Read about it here]

52. Go to Japan Tag in Dusseldorf [Completed on May 21st, 2016. Read about it here]

53. Go to the zoo [Completed on August 13th. Read about it here]

54. Travel to a new (non-European) country

55. Visit Bourtagne again

56. Visit the Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)

57. Complete the A-Z city challenge (visit a town or city that starts with every letter of the alphabet).

58. Visit a butterfly garden


Food and Drinks

59. Try 10 different world cuisine dishes that I haven’t had before [In progress since May 8th. Read about it here]

60. Eat in a restaurant with a michellin star [Completed March 5th, 2017. Read about it here]

61. Learn to make homemade pasta

62. Bake my own bread

63. Try a cherry blossom recipe

64. Try 50 different types of beer

65. Try deep fried icecream

66. Make a gingerbread house

67. Make a birthday cake for someone

68. Try to make latte art

69. Bake a giant cookie

70. Find my signature cocktail

71. Make vodka gummy bears

72. Eat a meal blindfolded

73. Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever comes up

74. Try some really expensive chocolate

75. Toast marshmallows on a fire

76. Go to a food festival

77. Try all the Pokemon Cocktails

78. Cook 5 meals from 5 different countries

79. See how many marshmallows I can fit in my mouth [Completed on August, 19th, 2016. Read about it here]


Gaming, Otaku and Geek related stuff

80. Collect the entire Pokemon Base tcg card collection

81. Complete my living pokedex

82. Make all the perler bead Pokémon (first generation) [In progress since May 1st. Read about it here]

83. Collect all trophies for at least one Playstation game

84. Organize our game collection properly

85. Collect all the Pokémon Games on my list

86. Finish 5 new cosplays



87. Plant a tree

88. Write an ebook

89. Watch the sunset and sunrise in the same day

90. Go fruit picking

91. Celebrate an obscure holiday

92. Grow something from a seed

93. Ask 20 friends to suggest one book, and read them all

94. See 10 classic movies I’ve never seen [In progress since October 18th. Read about it here]

95. Buy a Wreck This Journal and finish it

96. Throw away all my underwear and start again

97. Smash a guitar

98. Get a new tattoo [ Completed on May 13th. No post about it but finished my Pokémon upperleg piece]

99. Complete at least 10 DIY projects from pinterest

100. Clean out my closet

101. Adopt an animal from a shelter