101 in 1001

As a new blogger, I gathered inspiration from those before me. One such blogger is Ali from astoldbyali, whom I got this page inspiration from. You can check out her fabulous website here. Make sure to visit her 101 in 1001 page.

101 in 1001 is a list that comprises things you would like to do and tasks you would like to complete in the short term (1001 days). Many bloggers have broken this list down into sections so I will follow suit. I will also be adding my own twist as this list will feature shared goals between my hubby and me.

This page is covered. All things will be manifested in his name and no weapons formed will prosper. 

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11

PS. Completed Items in this 101 in 1001 list will have a date and link to a blog post if applicable. 

Start date: December 10, 2018
End date: September 6, 2021

New End Date Post COVID: September 6, 2022

Long Overdue

  1. Learn how to drive  (01/14/2020)
  2. Get my drivers license (01/17/2020)
  3. Get my first Car (07/10/2021)


  1. Graduate from my MSc program (08/01/2021)
  2. Graduate from the program with Distinction (08/01/2021)
  3. Get 5 new Plants
  4. Get My First Real Job (09/18/2019)
  5. Launch our Business ( 09/01/2019 Joys From Nature- Shop our Soap Bars)
  6. Go to the gym at least 3 times every week for 6 months
  7. Write an E-book about Caring for Locs (2020)
  8. Re-Launch my Jewelry Line
  9. Take a Family Vacation
  10. Go on a Girl’s Trip
  11. Learn Spanish (Basic)
  12. Take good care of my Locs for 2 Years (06/01/2021)

Couples Travel

  1. Visit Jamaica (Where I was Born)
  2. Visit Antigua (Where I was Raised)
  3. Visit Nigeria ( Where he is From Ps: This is a Stretch)
  4. Visit Canada
  5. Visit 6 more US States
  6. Go on a Cruise

Things to do in Florida 

  1. Swim with Manatees at Crystal River, FL
  2. Visit Orlando again for the Parks
  3. Visit Tampa, Fl
  4. Visit 5 New Local Restaurants
  5. Go Hiking
  6. Go Fishing at our Favorite Nature Park
  7. Go to Miami on the train (11/08/2019)


  1. Try 7 New Foods
  2. Bake a Gluten Free Christmas Cake
  3. Make 20 foods from our Gluten-free Cookbook

Passion Projects

  1. Decorate our Balcony Garden
  2. Start a non-profit Blog (12/16/2018)
  3. Donate to 2 Charities
  4. Get a Camera (01/01/2019)
  5. Learn Photography
  6. Learn Interior Design
  7. Make $3000 from Freelance Writing (09/01/2019)
  8. Learn Graphic Design
  9. Create an At-home office/ writing space (01/06/2019)

Just for Fun / DIY

  1. Buy 2 Bicycles (2021)
  2. Go to a UFC event
  3. Go to a Concert with Nigerian Artists
  4. Go to a Fete Together
  5. Make a Personalized Calendar (12/23/2018)
  6. Learn Jiu-Jitsu
  7. Learn 50 Yoruba Words
  8. Create Planner Sheets (2021) – Check out my Etsy
  9. Create Planner Stickers (2021)
  10. Read 40 Books in a Year

Blog Goals

  1. Self Host or Get WordPress Business (02/24/2019)
  2. Reach 2000 Monthly Blog View (11/30/2019)
  3. Create an Email List (01/07/2019) Click to Sign Up for my Mailing List
  4. Get 5000 Twitter Followers
  5. Get 2500 Instagram Followers (05/20/2019)
  6. Get 500 Blog views from Pinterest in one month (05/30/2019)
  7. Take a Bloggers Course
  8. Sell products on my blog -2020 (Link from blog to etsy)
  9. Post 1 article per week for 6 weeks
  10. Get 500 views from Pinterest in one day
  11. Get 500 views from search engines in one day
  12. Get to 500k monthly viewers on Pinterest


  1. Transform Faith n Turtles into a Brand serving the Loc’d Hair Community
  2. Develop Products for men and women with Locs
  3. Create Ebooks about Dreadlocks (Locs)
  4. Create Printables to help people care for their Locs – 2020 On my etsy
  5. Launch my Freelance writing business. (05-28-2020)
  6. Get my first Freelance writing client from Cold Pitching
  7. Launch Courses and Ebooks for other creators


  1. Complete the 101 list
  2. Inspire 2 bloggers to create a list
  3. Inspire a friend to start a blog
  4. Complete a reading challenge
  5. Complete the Bible in One Year challenge

This list is currently being updated: Last Update 05/28/2020

Notes: This 101 in 1001 list is harder than I thought, I have a little over a year to complete this list (by complete I mean to add items as well as do them lol). Since my blog is mostly focused on caring for dreadlocks, I will try to add some things to do surrounding that. – 05/21/2020.

Update 10/13/2021 – Well, can I blame COVID for not complying this list. I think so, I am going to add another year lol. Its my list so I can do what I want.

Lowkey, it was amazing to come back and see my progress! Its crazy, that I did a lot of these things without ever going back to the list.