It is a beautiful weekend in London. The sun is shining, the days are longer and the temperatures are starting to rise. I can always tell that Summer is on its way when I start walking up naturally before 7am. The days of light are rejuvenating. It is that time of year where it is no longer a struggle to get out of bed and the extra daylight hours do wonders for the spirit. I feel like I am awaking from a functional hibernation now that winter has truly passed.
Now I am starting to feel alive I am finding the motivation to start exploring again. There are things that I have always wanted to do but, when the opportunity presents itself, I pass over something pathetic like a little drizzle or excessive crowds. There are also the things that you discover when you are listening to other peoples stories or researching the locations of spectacular Instagram photos. I am constantly reminded that London is a pretty amazing gateway to the world if you choose to embrace it.
It was decided, in a crazy moment of inspiration, that I wanted to create a list. Yes, a list. I wanted to do what so many people before me have done and attempt to achieve 101 in 1001. The goal is to write down 101 different things that you want to achieve in 1001 days and then actually complete them.
My 101 goals in 1001 days are predominantly focused on experiencing London, UK and Europe. In some ways my list seems simplistic, and in others, challenging. If successful, I will have travelled to 12 different countries, be able to hold a basic conversation in a language other than English, and will be able to rave about some of the best artisan coffee places that London has to offer.
Yes, definitely a crazy moment of inspiration, but I am going to give it a go! Would love to hear your thoughts on 101 in 1001, or your own experience of attempting this. If you were creating this list, what would you aim to achieve? Let me know and wish me luck!