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{Personal} 101 in 1001

August 19, 2011

I’m definitely a big dreamer. I’m always thinking of  what’s next. I guess that goes hand in hand with why I’m a crazyyyy goal setter.

I’m OBSESSED with my bucket list. Always updating it….always adding to it, always planning on how I can really check everything off. I think everyone should have a bucket list. Because you know alllll of those things you vaguely thing about doing and how you assume they’ll “just happen”? Well they won’t! You actually have to pursue them and MAKE them happen. I think that this finally just dawned on me in the last year or two……

Putting these goals on paper, really put me in the mindset to think “Wow, I really have to do something about all of these….”

Which leads me to why I fell in love with the idea of a 101 in 1001. Accomplishing 101 things in 1001 days. A portion of my bucket list, on a deadline :)

When I first started putting this together, I was thinking small. 1001 days seems like such a short time! I thought “hmm I’d like to buy a 50mm f/1.2 lens….I’d like to visit another country…” But when I did the math, I realized that 1001 days is the next 2.75 years of my life!!!! The years I will be most fit and able…the years I will be the least tied down. If I am going to do all of these crazy things on my bucket list…why wouldn’t I do them in the next 2.75 years?! This realization drove me to dream bigger….maybe even too big, some may say….but there’s no such thing in my world ;)

So here it is….my 101 biggest goals for the next 1001 days. It starts today. As addressed in #68, I plan to do a blog update everytime I complete 5 or so things with some photos and stories about the experiences! It’s going to be an exciting journey! If you are reading this…I challenge you to come up with your own 101 in 1001 and hold yourself to it. Comment below if you plan on doing one and/or if there’s any way I can help you check something off of yours! Let’s do this!!!! :)

Start Date: 8/19/2011

End Date: 5/16/2014

1. Make bucket list scrapbook with photos and stories about the things I checked off so far!

2. See Adele in concert.

3. Visit Ireland.

4. Donate money to shelter animals.

5. Visit Germany with my parents.

6. Run an internship/workshop {IN PROGRESS}.

7. Get my photos published in print {IN PROGRESS}.

8. Continue to grow in my relationship with God {ALWAYS IN PROGRESS!}.

9. Get featured on 10+ style blogs. {10/10}

10. Sleep under the stars.

11. Speak at a photography convention/conference.

12. Complete my sample album collection.

13. Get a facial.

14. Try Snowboarding.

15. Shoot a fairytale inspired wedding that matches my brand.

16. Help 3 people cross something off of their bucket list. {0/3}

17. Ride in a hot air balloon.

18. Read the entire bible.

19. Upgrade all of my lenses to L Series.

20. Be asked to do 3 guest blog posts. {2/3}

21. Attend WPPI every year. {1/3}

22. Hire one of my favorite videographers for an extensive promo video/documentary.

23. Get an Ipad or other tablet.

24. Go Skydiving.

25. Photograph 10+ Photographers. {7/10}

26. Get in the best shape of my life and stay that way.

27. Walk at night on the beach.

28. Get a new Juicy purse.

29. Shoot 3+ destination weddings. {0/3}

30. Spend a day at the spa.

31. Have a total lazy day where I stay in bed all day…just because.

32. Ride on a sea-doo.

33. Win a photo contest/award.

34. Photograph someone influential/famous.

35. Stay the night in a castle.

36. Run in a marathon. (Doesn’t have to be a full marathon!!!)

37. Get my hard drives, computer, and files totally organized.

38. Attend a workshop from one of my favorite photographers.

39. Go on an Alaskan cruise.

40. Get 5+ more charms for my Juicy charm bracelet. {2/5}

41. Read 30+ books. {8/30}

42. Go Ziplining.

43. Come face to face with some of my biggest fears. {IN PROGRESS}

44. Sell 5+ things I make on Etsy. {0/5}

45. Shoot a wedding in the snow.

46. Complete the Fantasy Series. {3/6}

47. Make an album of the Fantasy Series.

48. Second shoot for one of my favorite photographers.

49. Stay in the presidential suite at a hotel.

50. Sing karoake with my best friends.

51. Spend NYE in Times Square and watch the ball drop.

52. Photograph a wedding photographer’s wedding.

53. Meet Annie Leibovitz.

54. Watch a sunrise.

55. Pay for the person behind me at a restaurant/drive-through.

56. Shoot a destination engagement session.

57. Re-try 3 foods I’ve disliked my whole life. {3/3}

58. Buy a new car.

59. Go to an amusement park I haven’t been to.

60. Go on a sunset gondola ride.

61. Send out a fun Christmas card with pictures, every year. {1/3}

62. Go to San Francisco. {IN PROGRESS}

63. Host a fun, themed party.

64. Get the Thierry Mugler, Alien perfume that I’ve been wanting.

65. Start and maintain a super organized method of tracking my finances.

66. Buy myself a canvas from THIS session of my boyfriend(Andrew) and I.

67. Start my crown collection.

68. Do a blog post update of this list with photos, everytime I complete 5 things. {IN PROGRESS}

69. Try 25+ recipes that I’ve pinned on Pinterest. {12/25}

70. Shoot a whole mini-session of my boyfriend and I on my own, using my tripod.

71. Get a custom Shootsac cover made to match my brand & logo.

72. Visit 5+ different museums. {1/5}

73. Visit the Grand Canyon.

74. Finish my business plan.

75. Blog 6+ times a month, every month. {0/31}

76. See Journey in concert. {IN PROGRESS}

77. Do a shoot with a rabbit involved (I love bunnies!!!)

78.  Go kayaking again.

79. Reach out to 10 photographers I admire and tell them that I do. {2/10}

80. Blog all of the things on my current “blog ideas” list.

81. Visit Paris.

82. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage with my love.

83. Relocate myself to wherever my business/passion calls me.

84. Eat healthy the majority of the time.

85. Sail on a boat all day long.

86. Finish my client welcome packets. {IN PROGRESS}

87. Meet another one of my favorite celebrities.

88. Jump in some puddles and dance in the rain in good clothes.

89. Build a complete wardrobe that I’m satisfied with.

90. Get my wisdom teeth removed.

91. Do an underwater photo shoot.

92. Start a retirement fund. (Seriously!)

93. Find a better shelving system for all of my books.

94. Not take shooting  jobs that I dread or don’t want to do. (Learn to say NO) {IN PROGRESS}

95. Take Andrew to meet my family on the East Coast. {IN PROGRESS}

96. Go to another live taping of a tv show.

97. Be an extra in a movie again.

98. Go to 3+ more Ducks hockey games. {1/3}

99. Go to an Angels game.

100. Go to an NBA game.

101. Make a list of all the places I would like to visit. {IN PROGRESS}

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  1. Lorna Girt says:

    This is really inspirational! Definitely gets me thinking as well, thank you and I wish you luck with your list :)

  2. […] of all the things I HAVE to do. The list got really long and soon forgotten about until I read Kristen Booth’s 101 in 1001. What a great idea give your bucket list an actual expiration date. I work best under pressure and […]

  3. Lorna Girt says:

    Just refound your blog, I hadn’t forgotten about it, and I’m about to embark on the same project! Thanks again for the inspiration and I hope you’re doing well completing your goals.

  4. […] Kristen #62: Go to San Francisco  (once again I helped someone get to San Francisco! As a matter of fact, I’ve gone with Kristen twice now!  Double check!) […]

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