101 Things in 1001 Days: Countdown to 30

Today is September 9, 2012 and it is the 1001st day until my 30th birthday.

OMG, scary right?! I’m definitely proud of how far I’ve come in my life, but I always want to be better and I don’t think there’s any shame in that. So, thanks to the motivation of some great blogger friends, DayZeroProject.com, and my fabulous YouTube community. I’ve decided to make my own young bucket list. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m proud to reveal to you my:

101 Things to Do in 1001 Days: Countdown to Age 30

I’m very excited about this and I really hope I can accomplish a lot of these things. You never know how much time you have and I know I need to take advantage of the best years I have available to me: the present. I hope you’ll be inspired to make your own list, and if you do definitely check out Day Zero Project for a ton of great ideas. This site has been instrumental in my inspiration and I will be sharing my progress with that community as well here.

Alright. We better get started!

Progress: 29/101

Getting Started:
1. Revive Schmittastic blog to publish this journey You’re lookin’ at it! Follow along here.
2. Make a video of my 101 in 1001 list to influence someone else to make their own list Check it out below or on YouTube!

3. Attend 3 concerts Complete! Check out footage of Santigold and Crystal Castles. Also saw Pink!
4. See a Shakespeare play Complete! Julius Caesar FTW!
5. See the Northern Lights
6. See an event at Madison Square Garden
7. Attend a televised award show

Business Time:
8. Publish my first book
9. File an official LLC for my business Complete! Introducing Vlog Boss Studios.
10. Run a top resource website for digital public relations and content creation Always workin’ on it at Savvy Sexy Social!
11. Hire my first employee Complete!
12. Get a Macbook Complete! I love my Macbook Air!
13. Get a monitor (or two) for my office Complete!
14. Redesign Savvy Sexy Social Complete!
15. Organize a small networking group of digital marketing professionals in Columbus

New Things:
16. Grow a plant from a seed
17. Get a hobby
18. Decorate the house with 10 different DIY projects
19. Take a piano lesson
20. Take an art class Complete!
21. Visit, check in, and review 100 new places on Yelp

I Wanna Go:
22. Get my first stamp on my passport Complete! First stamp from Heathrow Airport in London!
23. Visit Hocking Hills
24. Visit 15 new states
25. Visit Chicago
26. Visit the Downtown Project in Las Vegas
27. Splurge on a room at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas
28. Work for a day in a co-working space in NY or SF
29. Visit Kennewick, WA to see the famous Wall of Slurpee at 7/11
30. Visit a lighthouse
31. Visit London Complete! Speaking at Mozilla Festival and visiting friends and fam!
32. Visit Paris
33. Visit Rome
34. Visit Barcelona
35. Visit Dublin
36. Visit Prague
37. Visit Belgium
38. Take a one-month hiatus from home in another city
39. Take a romantic walk on the beach
40. Take advantage of a last minute vacation deal on TravelZoo

I <3 Movies:
41. Finish watching every movie that won an Academy Award for Best Picture
42. Go to the movies once a month
43. Watch every movie starring Marilyn Monroe

A Little Personality:
44. Reach 1 million views on SavvySexySocial channel on YouTube Currently 800,000 / 1 mil

45. Get the opportunity as a personality outside of YouTube with a traditional video production outlet Complete! I’m in the movies :p
46. Sing a cover song on YouTube Complete! OMG Mariah and Gary. What a combo.
47. Be a guest on another YouTube channel Complete! Thanks Austin!
48. Make my first music video Complete! Not the way I thought it would happen but there it is!

Good Money:
49. Put away $10 for every task on this list I complete $210/$1,010 saved!
50. Pay off all debts Complete!
51. Double my current salary


Friends & Family


52. Have regular SATC moments IRL with friends over coffee/martinis Complete!
53. Have a ‘Sweetest Thing’ moment IRL and go on a random road trip with a girlfriend
54. Take my niece to a play at the Children’s Theatre Complete!
55. Help teach my little brothers to drive FAIL!
56. Take my sister on a weekend trip away from home
57. Send 50 handwritten notes by mail just because


Been Meaning To:
58. Get my bike fixed Complete! 4/23/13
59. Go to the dentist It’s not like I don’t go at all. Just need to get a cavity filled for the first time EVER! Complete! My 1st Cavities [VIDEO]
60. Buy a new couch Complete! And it’s perrrrrty comfy!
61. Donate blood and find out my blood type
Pretty and Fit:
62. Do 100 Pushups
63. Do 200 Squats
64. Do 200 Situps
65. Get a facial Complete! 5/29/13 and again very soon :)
66. Do a full body detox
67. Lose 5 pounds Complete! 4/16/13
68. Lose another 5 pounds


Doing Good:
69. Donate my birthday to Charity Water Complete! Donate until September 2013!
70. Tip someone 100%
71. Give a micro-loan with Kiva
72. Pay for the person behind me in the drive-thru
73. Don’t complain about anything for a week straight
74. Sponsor a child
75. Donate 101 things I no longer need Complete!
76. (including professional clothes to Dress for Success)


Fashion Noob:
77. Start a fashion blog Complete! Introducing BrittanyQuinn.com!
78. Catalog my wardrobe with iPhone apps
79. Attend an event of New York Fashion Week
80. Buy Tory Burch flats (bc I’ve been wanting them for way too long)


Getting Cultured:
81. Complete Rosetta Stone Latin American Spanish courses
82. Read 101 books
83. Learn how to say ‘I love you’ in 10 different languages
84. Live car-free until at least the one-year mark Complete! 3/1/13
85. Attend a book reading
86. Learn how to say ‘Hello’ in 10 different languages


Random Fun:
87. Host a board game night
88. Make a list of 101 quotes that inspire me
89. Go snowshoeing
90. Write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved
91. Watch the sun rise and set in the same day
92. Complete the Project 365 Photo Challenge FAIL!
93. Document a day in my life in photographs Complete! Check out my photo journal.
94. Complete the 30 Day Song Challenge
95. Take a photo with a real celebrity (non-reality show or YouTube) and have a normal-ass conversation with them


The Big 3-0:
96. Finish writing another 101 things list to complete after this list
97. Allow myself to accept change with age and be able to swap out up to 10 items on this list
98. Allow myself to accept failure and put away $5 for every task I do not complete
99. Write a letter to my future self to be opened on my 30th birthday
100. Read ‘Thirty Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know By The Time She’s 30′
101. Host a big 30th birthday bash to celebrate myself

Progress: 29/101


About Amy

Amy is the Founder & Face of Savvy Sexy Social. She is a social media frenzy working as a social relations consultant, blogger, and vlogger. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google +.

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@schmittastic - you work too much! I can't believe you don't go to the movies at least once a month. You should get to work on that :)


@schmittastic I think you also can consider point 47 done, since you were a guest at the LYGHO channel. And ehhh, can we skip no. 46. I think some audio from singing under the shower would be more than enough.... #JustTeasing


Great list Amy, good luck.

Finally got a 'draft' list up.... Despite my twitter comment, I did end up including 200 situps. If I accomplish that before you then there will be trouble....


Why not see a Shakespeare play at the globe theatre in London?? Kills a few birds with one stone that way.

Saw King Lear there a few years ago, can't get much more authentic than the globe... http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/


Fantastic!  I can help with the Shakespeare play (sort of a love of mine), growing a plant from seed and planning trips to Chicago (lived there), Paris (favorite place on Earth), Rome, London, Barcelona, Belgium, & Dublin (been there).  I did a list the year I turned 30 of "30 things I've always wanted to do but haven't done yet"  Good Luck and I can't wait to see your progress!


You should add a 37b (Visit Belgium). I live close by the Belgium border (South-West, near the ocean), so you should do a little side-trip into Holland! I'll buy you a coffee ;)


So excited you put your list together! I can't wait to see all of your slashed out items. :) If you need some Barcelona recommendations, just let me know! <3


What a great list Amy!


I really love how it's broken down into different sections and I love the idea of saving $10 for every item you check off.


Thanks so much for the link and I am looking forward to watching you accomplish all of your goals (because with your passion and drive, I know you will!). 




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 @barronic Brilliant idea! Ya I'm going to try to knock a couple birds out at a time on a lot of these. Otherwise, accomplishing something on the list every 10 days is going to be very overwhelming. lol Glad to hear you're making a list! 

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 @SimpSolOrganize Thanks lady! Would love your help of course! I have outlined quite the list obviously so it'll be interesting to see how it goes. I'm on my way though!

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 @DutchGuyOnAir Just because it's not on the list doesn't mean other stuff can't happen! Let's try to arrange a tweetup if I can get that item crossed off! Gonna try!

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@jgambacurta I definitely will! Thanks for the inspiration! Excited to do some cross-offs ASAP... Especially in Barcelona!

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@Janine_Renee Thanks for the inspiration lady! I had so much fun making this and love the features you've been doing on your site. Let me know if I can share my top 30 with you :)


 @schmittastic Good thinking. Any overseas trips planned yet, so you can get that first stamp in your passport??

The danger is that once you get the 'travel bug' you just wont be able to stop... just warning ya... haha

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 @barronic Still planning the overseas stuff. It's gonna have to be a hell of a trip to knock out the list I made. I really need to stamp that passport! I already have the travel bug and I haven't even left the U.S.!


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