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101 in 1001 January 7, 2011

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.

The Start Date:

The End Date:

Goals in progress are italicized, goals completed are bolded

Get Domestic & Organized

1.       Clean out/up downstairs storage (January 23, 2011)

2.       Donate unneeded furniture to Goodwill

3.       Tackle craft zone in spare room (April 23, 2011)

4.       Cook dinner every night straight for 14 days (0/14)

5.       Try 50 new recipes (0/50)

6.       Grow fresh herbs

7.       Make Homemade Ice Cream

8.       Put up curtains in living room (January 22, 2011)

9.       Plant flowers in backyard

10.   Write down all friend’s and family’s birthdays

11.   Write a thank you note for every gift I receive

Get Artsy

12.   Finish painting bedroom

13.   Get artwork for living room

14.   Sew pillows for couch

15.   Replace/repair/revamp armchairs in living room

16.   Create/Buy art for above the bed (June 9, 2011)

17.   Take one photo a day for a month (0/31)

18.   Complete 3 DIY projects (0/3)

19.   Reread 3 books I loved as a child (0/3)

Get “Rich”

20.   Pay off my credit card and continue to pay the balance down every month

21.   Make larger payments than the minimum on husband’s student loans

22.   Get Joint account

23.   Close Chase account (February 4, 2011)

24.   Balance checkbook every day for a month (0/31)

Get Cultured

25.   Participate in a book group

26.   Go to an orchestral concert

27.   Attend a play at the local theater

28.   Sew a dress

29.   Attend a concert at Britt

30.  Go to shooting range with husband

31.   Gift 5 handmade gifts (0/5)

32.   Watch AFI’s top 100 movies of all time (21/100)

33.   Finish marriage devotional with Husband

34.   Learn the alphabet in sign language

35.   Learn to identify 10 constellations

36.   Learn basic Italian

Get Going

37.   Have a girl’s trip with mom and sis

38.   Visit bestie in Portland sans Husband

39.   Finish designing wedding album, get printed (designed May, 31, 2011)

40.   Get Passport

41.   Visit 2 states I’ve never been to (0/2)

42.   Learn to drive stick

43.   Finish Bachelor’s at SOU (2/6 classes done)

44.   Go huckleberry picking

Get Stuff

45.   Get nails done 2 months in a row

46.   Get a full bottle of my wedding perfume

47.   Get a facial

48.   Get a massage

49.   Get new charger for DSLR

50.   Replace Zach’s car

51.   Get a perm

Get Generous

52.   Bake a cake for someone

53.   Complete 10 random acts of kindness for someone who isn’t family (0/10)

54.   Pay 10 Strangers compliments (2/10)

55.   Send 12 cards or letters for no reason at all (0/12)

56.   Send flowers anonymously to a friend in need

Get Social

57.   Mail Christmas cards out before Christmas

58.   Plan a surprise birthday party

59.   Host a fondue party

60.   Have a dinner date with husband once a month (5/32)

61.   Have a double date with friends once every other month (3/16)

Get Adventurous

62.   Eat at 10 local establishments I’ve never been to before (1/10)

63.   Take completely spur of the moment road trip with Husband

64.   Take vacation outside of the US

65.   Try 5 foods I’ve never had before (2/5)

66.   Go to sushi 3 times (0/3)

67.   Send something to PostSecret

68.   Attend an art festival

69.   Go camping

Get Conscious

70.   Buy at least half organic produce and/or grow own produce for at least 3 months straight (0/3)

71.   Remember to use reusable bags 5 trips in a row (1/5)

72.   Eliminate paper towel usage

73.   Take reusable coffee mug when I go through coffee stand 5 times (0/5)

74.   Plant a tree on Earth Day

75.   Don’t eat fast food for a month

76.   Get glass recycling bin from Rogue Disposal

77.   Go to a farmer’s market

Get Geeky

78.   Buy a Domain name

79.   New blog to represent me

80.   Design blog

81.   Write in blog at least twice a week (4/286)

82.   Own a Mac

83.   Relearn HTML

Get Fun

84.   Jump into a pile of leaves

85.   Wade into the ocean off the Oregon Coast

86.   Make the Rainbow Cake

87.   Dress up for Halloween

88.   Host a themed party

89.   Win a bet

90.   Dance in the rain

91.   Sit on a rooftop

92.   Have a bonfire with friends

93.   Learn 2 new games

Get Deep

94.   Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years

95.   See a movie at the theater by myself

96.   Fill a handwritten journal

97.   Make a list of 101 things that make me happy (0/101)

98.   Fast for 1 day

Get Unwired

99.   No Internet for a week

100.  No TV for a week

101.   No texting for a week


5 Responses to “101 in 1001”

  1. Shirley Says:

    Wishing you the best with all your accomplishments that you want to finish!

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