Sunday, July 13, 2008

My 101 in 1001

I saw this on a few other blogs and wanted to do it. Everyone needs goals and this makes them small, manageable ones. Plus, it's a list. And you know my feelings about those. ;D

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?:
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as new year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities. I believe the original site for the project was here.

Start: Monday, July 14, 2008
End: Monday, April 11, 2011 (wow, that seems like such a long way away)

1.Think of 101 things to do in 1001 days finished 7/14/08 ;)
2. Frame wedding picture from Evan
3. Frame other pictures
4. Hang pictures in the house
5. Travel outside the U.S.
6. Paint the main living areas of the house
7. Finish the Japanese CD’s
8. Watch all of the Bleach series
9. Learn to sew
10. Sew a costume
11. Take some dance classes
12. Keep my car clean for at least one month
13. Enroll in a master’s program
14. Get pregnant and have a baby Bridget was born 6/6/09
15. Have a party with more than 6 people in attendance
16. Landscape the backyard
17. Attend a new church
18. Feel comfortable with myself at the beach or by a pool
19. Go tent camping completed 9/20/08
20. Knit a pair of socks
21. Knit a sweater
22. Learn to knit cables
23. See a show on Broadway
24. Go to the ballet
25. Exercise 3x/week for at least one month
26. Go to the Gilroy Garlic Festival
27. Do a wine tour
28. Visit the Smithsonian
29. Audition for a show
30. Take an ASL class
31. Make a scrapbook
32. Build a sandcastle
33. Try a new fruit or veggie Two new melons- Orange Flesh and Chinese
34. Try at least three new types of cuisine
35. Read at least 10 more books from the book list
36. Sing karaoke
37. Draw on the sidewalk with chalk
38. Do cartwheels in the park
39. Swing on the swings
40. Get a tarot reading
41. Make a piece of jewelry
42. Tutor
43. Volunteer somewhere Foster and worked Pug-O-Rama for SNPR October 08
44. Vote
45. Get professional pics taken again
46. Make a house cleaning schedule/plan
47. Follow the plan for at least one month
48. Change my name with the school district
49. Renew teaching licence
50. Get stocking pattern from Annie
51. Learn to make stockings
52. Blog everyday for one monthstarted Nov
53. Learn to crochet something cool
54. Frame my degree and teaching licence
55. Bring bags of clothes to donation bins
56. Get a stamp for classroom books
57. Organize classroom with bins and labels
58. Be more consistant with lesson planning
59. Make holiday binders
60. Cook 10 new recipes
61. Bake bread
62. Read a non-fiction book
63. Apply for a grant Done! 9/3/08
64. Learn CPR
65. Have a picnic in the park
66. Take a walk in the rain
67. Find/create a tattoo design
68. Go to Midnight Mass
69. Carve a pumpkin Halloween 09!
70. Dye easter eggs
71. Get a new jewelry box and organize jewelry
72. Send out holiday cards by Dec. 5th
73. Attend a sporting event (pro or semi-pro)
74. Subscribe to 2 magazines
75. Reduce debt by 30% (excluding mortgage)
76. Get a pedicure
77. Get a facial
78. Send a secret in to PostSecret
79. Learn to drive a stick shift
80. Build a snowman
81. Make a snowangel
82. Bake a pie from scratch
83. Go to the Utah Shakespearean Festival
84. Go to the Bellagio Conservatory each time they change the exhibit
85. Eat at four new (to me) restaurants in town
86. Go fruit picking
87. See a movie in IMAX Done! Dark Knight was great. :)
88. Go horseback riding
89. Take a cooking class
90. Organize the pantry
91. Start a new family tradition Mike and I have starting having a family breakfast and going to the library every Sunday morning.
92. Follow weight watchers every day for at least one month
93. Do a 26 things project
94. Participate in Show and Tell
95. Eat only home prepared meals for two weeks
96. Plant and keep alive an herb garden (can be potted)
97. Hang storage shelves in garage Done!
98. Get a new couch
99. Take the dog for a walk every day for a month
100. Have a game night with friends
101. Have a class pet Bruise the Beta is very content :)

Wish me luck! I'll keep this updated as I go. I'll probably put it in my sidebar as well.


v said...

I love this! If I wasn't freaking exhausted right now, I'd build my own list. I'll definitely do it. Good luck with the list. (I have a feeling some of my items will be borrowed from your list...except maybe taking the dogs for a walk...)

v said...

Hey now, this list is hard stuff.

v said...

I feel better knowing you did this over two days. Also, I was looking at other people's lists on that site, too. I only have 35 right now. So many to go. I feel so ambitionless. (And, yes, we should be able to edit our own comments.)

LP said...

thanks for giving me a little inspiration! :)

v said...

"Bruise the Beta"? That sounds weirdly like a directive. "You there, Bruise the Beta! Do it now!" I'm guessing the kids named him/her?

Jill_ums said...

I found your blog via Your little girl is adorable and I love your 101 in 1001 list! What a great idea! With #83, You really should go to the Utah Shakespearean Festival. My sister and I go every year, and we always have a blast! As for #17, I don't know what religion you are, but I welcome you to come to our church anytime. You can find a chapel near your home at Thanks again for the inspiration!!