Tuesday, June 13, 2006

101 things in 1001 days

I found this and thought it was cool so I’m doing it. You can do it too, I’m gonna post my list in the side bar for updating and stuff. If you do it let me see your list – I’d love to know what you really want to do!
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.
Some common goal setting tips:

1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.
2. Stay Focussed. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.
3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.
4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.
5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

  1. Start an herb garden

  2. Paint on canvas

  3. Buy a digital SLR camera

  4. Visit another country

  5. Redesign blaquepen website or build photography website

  6. Biek ride at least twice a week

  7. Take an actual yoga class

  8. Furnish our home

  9. Start saving money for retirement again

  10. Make a book i.e. hand bind my poetry

  11. write letters to friends

  12. get a passport

  13. Make attending soulard market a part of my regular routine

  14. Make a substantial dent in our family debt

  15. Enter a photography contest

  16. Write a short story (and complete it!)

  17. Weight around 180 lbs

  18. Eat at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

  19. Try 10 new restaurants

  20. try a round of golf

  21. Buy that original piece of art that I loved in Memphis if still avalible

  22. Go camping

  23. play poker in Vegas

  24. Get plant for the house

  25. go camping

  26. Ride my bike to work for thirty days

  27. purchase 25 CD’s or LP’s

  28. buy a record player

  29. Throw a theme party

  30. Get the dog back into training

  31. go to the movies 10 times

  32. clean my credit,

  33. go to the dentist

  34. but a light kit for my photography

  35. purchase lawn care equipment and use it

  36. paint most of the house over

  37. scrapbook 1 page a day for thirty days

  38. have another baby

  39. turn off t.v twice a week and spend all that time with Cammy

  40. Get a bonsai tree

  41. have a game night


  43. work on a job I could enjoy

  44. go to Hawaii

  45. teach Cammy to ride a bike

  46. stop biting my nails

  47. Read three books I would have never picked up

  48. organize the bookshelves in the dining room

  49. Remove the wall paper from the bathroom walls

  50. get the kitchen cabinets fixed

  51. finish the back hallway painting

  52. make five new local real life mom friends

  53. make sure jerry has more time to write

  54. become less of a techno geek

  55. get a new computer

  56. get a new TV

  57. make a firm decision on house renovations

  58. go horse back riding

  59. be more patient

  60. do a 5000 piece jigsaw puzzle

  61. use the chocolate fountain at least three times

  62. draft a legal will

  63. take inventory for insurance purposes

  64. Sort the mail as it arrives, rather than let it accumulate into a huge pile

  65. Go on a dress-up date with Jerry

  66. go paintball fight

  67. water balloon fight

  68. document Grandma Vorece’s memories

  69. have a pool party at my house

  70. do a newborn photo shoot

  71. hang out all night like I’m still in college

  72. make homemade ice cream

  73. buy a black cocktail dress and heels

  74. cook one recipe for each cook book in my house

  75. go to the batting cages

  76. make sushi at home

  77. see someone who I would normally only see at a poetry reading outside of a poetry reading

  78. meet 13 and the say it ain’t lucky in person

  79. meet Gretchen (Sarah’s sister) in person

  80. potty train Cammy

  81. binky break Cammy

  82. Get Cammy into New city school

  83. Go to the new Stadium for a game

  84. release my poetry CD

  85. learn the words to Rock the Kasbah

  86. take boxing/sparring lessons

  87. make my bed everyday

  88. pray for at least a half hour daily – longer if necessary

  89. go to church at least twice a month

  90. finish learning how to knit

  91. get wireless headphones and ergonomic keyboard for work

  92. build kitchen kit for culinary class

  93. spend more time with my mom

  94. spend more time with my dad

  95. sit with my husband and talk more often

  96. take dancing lessons with Jerry

  97. take a rail America trip

  98. have dinner at a Missouri winery

  99. be happier

  100. buy myself an outfit I wouldn’t normally wear

  101. ride a roller coaster with Jerry


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