101 in 1001

I’m a big fan of writing down and tracking my life goals because if I don’t, they all get lost in my busy brain. I’ve seen a multitude of bloggers create 101 in 1001 lists, which is where you make a list of 101 things you want to accomplish in the next 1001 days. Pretty self-explanatory, right? 1001 days from now will be April 15, 2020. By then, I will be a 22 years old, almost 2-years post-grad, and hopefully in graduate school. That is honestly crazy for me to picture. I still can’t believe I’m a 20-year-old. So, let’s see how many of these goals I can accomplish in 2.75 years!


1. Go to a UMass football game
2. Join a new club (7/25/17, The Odyssey at UMass)
3. Make Dean’s List for my final two semesters
4. Become a grandbig (Bailey, this one is on you)
5. Take another history class
6. Graduate!

Post-Grad Life

7. Get a full-time job
8. Move to Massachusetts
9. Take the GRE
10. Decide what I want to go to graduate school for
11. Get accepted to graduate school
12. Attend graduate school
13. Adopt a dog


14. Go on a trip during Spring Break 2018
15. Go on a trip after graduation
16. Visit 3 new countries
17. Visit 3 new states
18. Go to Salem, MA in October
19. Visit Cape Cod, MA
20. Take my mom on a vacation
21. See a show on Broadway
22. Visit the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Vermont
23. Go to the National Aquarium in Baltimore
24. Visit a new zoo
25. Go on 5 hikes
26. Visit (another) cat café
27. Go to a new Disney park
28. Go on a boat
29. Visit a rainforest
30. Visit the Statue of Liberty
31. Go camping

Personal Development

32. Establish a solid savings account
33. Go to the gym at least once a week for a whole semester
34. Put $5 into my savings account for every item checked off on this list
35. Visit Auschwitz
36. Go through my clothes & donate them
37. No shopping for a month
38. Reach a healthy BMI
39. Pay off my credit card
40. Start paying off my student loans
41. Don’t eat out for a month (yes, that includes Dunkin)
42. Journal daily for a month
43. Learn how to properly swim (I know, I’m 20 and I still can’t do this)
44. Learn how to ride a bike (same story as above…)
45. Get my anxiety & depression medication adjusted to a proper level
46. Learn 5 new recipes
47. Get paid for taking photos
48. Frame one of my photos
49. Clean my room at home
50. Become financially independent from my parents
51. Go to a yoga class
52. Donate $50 to a women’s shelter
53. Donate my hair
54. Learn American Sign Language
55. Register to be an organ donor
56. Run a marathon
57. Wake up at 8 AM or earlier every day for a month
58. Get rid of everything I don’t need in my college apartment
59. Learn how to use all of the settings on my DSLR
60. Spend most of my spare money on experiences instead of material items
61. Learn more about Judaism
62. Volunteer at an animal shelter


63. Publish a new blog post at least once a week
64. Reach 1K followers on Twitter
65. Reach 1K followers on Instagram
66. Reach 500 likes on my Facebook page
67. Learn how to monetize my blog (& do it)
68. Make Pinterest-friendly images for all of my past posts
69. Make a list of 101 things that make me happy
70. Interview someone for my blog
71. Write a post about abusive relationships
72. Get a brand deal/sponsorship
73. Meet another blogger in person
74. Participate in a blogging Twitter chat
75. Write at least 15 posts about mental health (1/15: 1)
76. Create a media kit
77. Create a mailing list
78. Write at least 10 posts that include my photography
79. Write at least 5 fashion posts

Arts & Entertainment

80. Read 15 new books
81. Go to 3 concerts
82. Attend a taping of a live show
83. Watch 10 new movies (1/10: Dunkirk)
84. Go to a professional sports game
85. Go to a music festival
86. Go to a food festival


87. Go out on my 21st birthday
88. Buy a bottle of wine on my 21st birthday
89. Get my Hamsa necklace fixed
90. Keep my nails regularly painted for a month
91. Go kayaking (8/5/17)
92. Paint my favorite Ed Sheeran quote
93. Take one of my rabbits on a walk outside
94. Pet a sloth
95. Meet Ed Sheeran (a girl can dream)
96. Own a Lilly Pulitzer dress (8/5/17)
97. Learn how to do winged eyeliner
98. Learn how to contour
99. Go indoor rock climbing
100. Try a rainbow bagel

And finally,
101. Create another 101 in 1001 list!


xo, Lauren

  • Megan

    I can help with some of these if you like💖

  • So I need to know, what is your favorite Ed Sheeran quote!? And also the save $5 for each of these completed is a super clever idea. Good luck with that!

    • Lauren Pepperman

      It’s “They say I’m up and coming like I’m fucking in an elevator,” from You Need Me, I Don’t Need You. I want to paint it with flowers around to make it look all elegant hahahaha. My other favorite quote from him is “I’ve got to love myself,” from Save Myself and I have that tattooed on my ribcage! The other quote is clearly not appropriate to get tattooed lol

  • Interesting list! I recently joined the blogosphere, too. It’s good to see someone from western Mass; I’ll be getting my Master’s from UMass!

    • Lauren Pepperman

      Ahh so exciting! Maybe I’ll see you around campus!