Thursday, March 10, 2016

101 in 1001, Rebooted

Back in October, I wrote out and started my first 101 in 1001 list. For a while, I was merrily working my way through the list, and then at some point after the new year it started to feel like a bit of a chore. I'd also forgotten to write update posts on my progress, which was something I wanted to do for myself as much as for the people who read my blog. Looking back through the list, I realised that some of it just wasn't relevant to me any more, and some of it was frankly just too ambitious for me right now. I've been through a lot of personal growth and a lot of changes recently, so some things which were important to me in October have lost their significance for me. I've decided to re-start my 101 in 1001 challenge, as of today.
My list is mostly the same as before, but I've removed anything which relies on other people's involvement (I think this needs to be just about me), anything which requires lump sums of money or foreign travel, and anything that just didn't make my heart joyful any more. I'm now excited about doing this challenge again, and can't wait to get started on ticking things off my list! So here we go:

Start date: 10th March 2016
End date: 27th January 2019

1. Make a complete mermaid costume
2. Get a merfin
3. Make an ASMR video
4. Go to Oxford (the city)
5. Make a swimmable mermaid tail
6. Customise a pair of shoes
7. Read Lord of the Rings
8. Post 5 tutorials for crafts
9. Stop biting my nails
10. Use up all my craft supplies as of 10/03/2016
11. Grow something edible
12. Go to Cardiff
13. Have at least 1 fantasy/fairy tale themed photoshoot
14. Read Deerskin by Robin McKinley
15. Read the Raven books by James Barclay
16. Visit Castell Coch
17. Go to London
18. Go to Alice's Day
19. Create mermaid themed art
20. Go to the beach
23. Go to the Waterfall Woods once each season and take photos
24. Take outfit photos in bluebell woods
25. Watch a sunrise
26. Go to Brighton again!
27. Make 5 Mollie Makes projects from my subscription copies
28. Finish my 365 day creative challenge
29. Start playing music on my keyboard
30. Record a cover of a song I like and share it online
31. Go to York
32. Have a mermaid tea party (even if it's by myself)
33. Visit the Bristol whales
34. Make recycled paper
35. Plant a tree
36. Learn more about Tarot
37. Write a guest post for someone else's blog
38. Make a gingerbread house
39. Go to a cat cafe
40. Paint the big deer picture I have had in my mind for ages
41. Go to a Museums at Night event
42. Make lino prints
43. Learn to spin
44. Send someone a care package
45. Go to Glastonbury (the town, not the festival) and drink the Red Spring water
46. Go for a mushroom spotting walk
47. Get some of my artwork framed and put up
48. Walk a pygmy goat
49. Make a terrarium
50. Keep a nature diary for a year
51. Make an issue of an online magazine
52. Make a mushroom hat
53. Learn to knit with more than one colour of yarn
54. Wear a themed outfit to an event or exhibition
55. Make something patchwork
56. Design fabric and get it printed/print it myself
57. See amanita muscaria in real life
58. Make a garden, either indoors or outdoors
59. Go on a steam train
60. Visit a National Trust property
61. Buy a film camera
62. Go to a botanic garden
63. Try nail art
64. Take photos with a film camera and get them developed
65. Make soup from scratch
66. Go to Zennor to see the mermaid pew
67. Walk across Clifton Suspension Bridge
68. Try eating tofu
69. Fill a sketchbook
70. Knit an item of clothing that isn't a scarf/hat/shawl/gloves
71. Start a new online shop
72. Go to the Natural History Museum
73. Make a cape and wear it
74. Try flowering tea
75. Keep an adventure scrap book
76. Go on a boat
77. Bake cakes
78. Go wild swimming
79. Sew 3 sets of handmade underwear
80. Wear deer antlers outside of the house
81. Visit Briswool exhibition
82. Go to the Horniman Museum
83. Sew 5 items of clothing
84. Find a red lipstick that suits me and buy it
85. Try 3 new ways of styling my hair
86. Make the Den Tree monster dolls
87. Go somewhere I can see deer up close
88. Have an exhibition
89. Go to Blaise Castle
90. Take part in March of the Mermaids
91. Make a tiny fairy tea party
92. Go to Kennal Vale woods
93. Make more friends
94. Go to Chepstow
95. Try wearing a wig
96.  Go to Blaise Hamlet
97. Re-read The Secret Garden
98. Go to Scotland
99. Go somewhere with wild goats
100. Watch The Little Mermaid
101. Take part in Inktober again

This time I'll be doing an update post for each item on the list, and you'll also be able to keep up with my progress on my 101 in 1001 page.


  1. Good for you! I've made several changes to my list since I started it last September. I think it's a sensible thing to do. Life can change so much over a few years or even a few months. Good luck!
    xx Katie.

  2. It's a good thing to review the list now and then and swap out things that you actually don't want anymore - or just start anew. I had the same problem some time ago and was a bit conflicted about it, but in the end changing it was the best decision.
    Good luck!

  3. This is so cool - I was just watching a YouTube video about flowering tea the other as well, I need to put that on my list! I adore the mermaid tail one too, that is amazing, and being able to swim in it would be even cooler - you'll be a real mermaid Polly! :D - Tasha

  4. Good luck on completing your rebooted list my deer! I finished my first 101 in 1001 list last year, and it's a very satisfying thing! I'm sure you can do it, and I hope it brings you some joy :)

  5. This is awesome, well done for starting it again. It's hard to do that sometimes but you'll be much better off for it :) xx