101 Goals in 1001 Days.

As of late i've become quite ambitious, maybe it is as a result of finishing four years of a degree in college, and realising I have been thrown out into the big bad world. I love making lists, I love achieving things, and I feel so accomplished when I achieve something I've set my mind to. So what better way to do that than on this blog, which over the past two years has been my personal space to vent, post and just babble about nonsensical sludge. And do my makeup and take pictures of it. :)

This post will be regularly updated once goals have been completed, and will hopefully be consistent and not just forgotten about. Some of these will probably appear to be quite unrealistic, but that is precisely why they are being entered. If anything, writing these out for the world to see will make me more motivated than if they weren't.

Start Date: 5.1.12
End Date: 29.9.14
Green Text: Completed Goal.:)

1. Purchase a sunshine yellow Kitchen Aid.
2. Be paid to cook for someone/cater; friends/family/the world. (2/3) Completed: Friends/Family.
3. Learn to drive.
4. Complete a Makeup Course.
5. Be happy in a job. Completed.
6. Become fluent in French.
7. Go skydiving.
8. Organise my wardrobe. Completed.
9. Build a photography portfolio. Completed.
10. Complete my recipe book.
11. Apply for 5 jobs in 5 high end establishments. (3/5) Completed: Four Seasons, Relais and Chateaux, The Westbury.

12. Host a dinner party.
13. Stop biting my nails.
14. Buy Chanel's 'Coco' perfume. Completed.
15. Make Business Cards.
16. Visit Japan.
17. Partake in a Japanese Tea Ceremony.
18. Hire a VW Camper and go on a roadtrip.
19. Eat street food in Vietnam.
20. Visit an antiques fair.
21. Grow a herb garden.
22. Purchase a Vivienne Westwood Handbag.
23. Do someones makeup.
24. Intern at a magazine; food related or other.
25. Take an evening class.
26. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years.
27. Paint an abstract piece on canvas.
28. Take up yoga or Pilates.
29. Make 5 strange flavours of icecream. (3/5) Completed: Earl Grey, Mint Julep, Buttermilk

30. Build a treehouse.
31. Buy a notebook specifically for to do lists and get organised! Completed.

32. Work as a stagiaire in a Michelin Starred Restaurant.
33. Walk on the beach at night.
34. Compliment a stranger.
35. Visit Hollywood.
36. Swim in crystal clear water.
37. Cut out carbs for 1 week.
38. Change someones mind about something I care deeply about.
39. Reach 1000 followers on my blog. Completed.

40. Get a massage. Completed.
41. Buy a blazer in 5 different colours. (4/5) Completed.
42. Eat at the Fat Duck.
43. Stay/Work at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons.
44. Buy a good every day handbag.
45. Stand up for myself when I'm being treated unfairly.
46. Eat at Le Gavroche.
47. Buy a beauty product from each of these brands; Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Guerlain, NARS. (4/5) Completed.

48. Build a professional portfolio.
49. Live in France. (Again).
50. Read 5 non-trashy novels.
51. Visit London. Completed.

52. Buy my first car.
53. Buy a kitsch item of kitchenware.
54. Have a spa day with my mom and sister. Completed.

 55. Have a cocktails and canap├ęs night.
56. Buy a designer piece I LOVE.
57. Buy a 2012 diary. Completed.
58. Get my eyebrows shaped.Completed.

59. Fly first class.
60. Have afternoon tea. Completed.
61. Accomplish something i've worked really hard for.
62. Visit River Cottage.
63. Donate clothes/shoes to charity. Completed.
64. Buy a new phone. Completed.
65. Open a savings account. Completed.

66. Plan something special for Carl.
67. Buy a new laptop.
68. Get a facial. Completed.

69. Plan and prepare a romantic 6 course meal. Yes! 6!
70. Try something new and completely out of the ordinary in a restaurant. Completed.

71. Join a gym.
72. Teach myself how to do something.
73. Go skiing. (Again!)
74. Make Christmas dinner for my entire family.

75. Buy my perfect pair of jeans. Completed.
76. Buy something unexpected for each member of my family. (1/4) Completed.

77. Purchase a vintage piece of some sort.
78. Buy cute stationery.
79. Be more confident.
80. Find my perfect skincare products.
81. Reconnect with old friends.
82. Write a love letter.
83. Organise my work space. Completed.
84. Hold a blog sale.
85. Make a fashion inspiration book out of old magazines.
86. Visit 5 food markets. (2/5) Completed.
87. Find a hidden gem of a place in Dublin City. Completed; Indian Brasserie, the best, most underrated Indian restaurant EVER.
88. Swim with dolphins.
89. Dance all night.
90. Invent a signature cocktail.
91. Grow a mini garden filled with lavender, roses and apple blossom.
92. Expand my classical cookery recipe book collection. (5/?) Completed.

93. Stay in a beach house.
94. Smile more.
95. Watch a black and white movie. Completed.

96. Save up and move out.
97. Go to a rave.
98. Make contacts in an industry I'm interested in.
99. Go somewhere spontaneous on a whim. Completed.

100. Camp in a forest.
101. Inspire somebody else to create a 101 goals in 1001 days list. Completed.

I loved doing this.
Let me know if you do it too!


  1. I did one of these a few years ago, but seemed to forget about it, as I didn't get much of it ticked off :(
    I think I'm going to do a new one now, you've inspired me, so you can tick that one off your list :)

    Tor @ That's Peachy Fashion Blog xx

  2. This is an amazing idea, I actually had done one of these a while back ago, but never fully completed it. I've realized that some of the things that I had wanted then, i wasn't necessarily ready for, and now I have ticked off some of those things, because timing is right... Very ambitious list, all the best for the new Year! :)

  3. Loved this, I did something similar on my blog back in the Summer. Really need to look at it again, totally forgot all about it xx

  4. Love this list. I'm going to do one of these too. Such an awesome idea to get you actually doing things instead of wishing and hoping xx

  5. Love Goal 001. :)

    I completed my first 101 goals list in September 2011, had so much fun doing it that I am now working on completing a new list I started on 01JAN2012.

    Look forward to reading about your progress!

  6. Aw, these are wonderful, fabulous goals! I am sadly feeling too lazy to undertake this myself but if you accomplish everything on your list I will be very envious.

  7. awesome goals! definately need to do this x

  8. wow good luck with that and happy new year!

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    lauryn x

  9. Aw, Aoife I choked up when I read these. Its just so inspirational, and while some of them like you said aren't realistic, its good to try to achieve everything! Made me so happy :) miss you ! xx

  10. I'm gonna make sure you stick to number 13! Number 66 to :) and i know the perfect film for number 95 :D

  11. This is a lovely idea, best of lusk with it! xx

  12. This is amazing, congratulations! I'll be with you each step of the way - best of luck! X

  13. What a great idea and an amazing list. Best of luck with it all Aoife.

  14. Great list! Lots of inspiration to be got from it!

  15. How have I only just seen this :) I'm really glad that I've inspired you to start your own 101 goals list. I love ticking things off on mine. I'll make sure to check back to see how you're getting on! S.x x www.theraspberrybranch.blogspot.com / @stephanieloulou

  16. This is an amazing idea! I'm going to have to starting thinking about my 101 things; I literally have no idea how I'm going to think of that many. Congrats on completing so many of yours already lovely!



  17. This is great! You have a lot of fun & inspiring goals on this list, and I can't wait to keep checking back for the green!

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  19. I love so many of your goals! :)

    I have a bucket list post too if you're interested