101 in 1001

The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. Make your own list here.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching.

Why 1001 Days? 
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple challenges such as New Year's resolutions or a 'Bucket List'. 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, study semesters, or outdoor activities. 

Start: May 15, 2010
End date: February 9, 2013

1. Pick wedding pictures for living room display.
2. Send out Christmas cards.
3. Get a passport with new last name.1.26.2011
4. Become official members of our church. 6.13.2010
5. Get raw video from wedding on DVD.
6. Decorate bedroom walls.
7. Clean out car, for real.
8. Replace dead houseplants. 7.10.2010
9. Print digital photos and make photo album of life after college.
10. Get rid of 10 t-shirts.
11. Get rid of three sweatshirts.
12. Go through files - purge and organize.

13. Go out to breakfast on a weekday.
14. Dedicate an entire day to what Shea wants to do without resentment
15. Dedicate time and money to three awesome anniversary celebrations (1/3)
16. Go camping with hubs and enjoy it.  5.31.2010 Read about it here!
17. Buy filet mignon dinner for a special occasion.
18. Read Love and Respect book.
19. Go through Love Dare book.
20. Go dancing somewhere besides a wedding. 
21. Don't criticize or nag for one week.
22. Plan a candlelit dinner.
23. Take a vacation that does not include driving.  Belize! 3.26.2011

24. Give up gluten for a week.
25. Workout everyday for 30 days.
26. Run a 5k. Komen Race for a Cure, 8.8.10
27. Run a half marathon. KC Half Marathon, 10.16.10
28. Get off hormonal birth control.
29. Go to Origins to learn about natural facial products.
30. Eat five fruits/vegetables everyday for one week.
31. Give up junk food for a month.
32. Keep weight under 110 unless pregnant.
33. Find a dentist in Kansas City.
34. Try yoga.

35. Lay out on a beach.
36. Visit another country.Belize! 3.26.2011
37. See the rose garden in Loose Park.
38. Go on a road trip to St. Louis.
39. Visit the new Twins stadium.VIP treatment!, 7.18.10
40. Attend themed weekend at a bed and breakfast.
41. Run the length of Trolley Track Trail.
42. See a performance at Starlight Theater. Little House on the Prairie, 6.26.10
43. Go on a bike ride. Read about it here, 5.30.10
44. Visit a jazz club at 18th and Vine.
45. Go on a picnic in the park.Read about it here, 6.25.10
46. Buy front-row tickets to a show.
47. Attend the Plaza lighting ceremony.
48. Buy pink shoes.
49. Attend a barbecue festival.  5.22.2010
50. Feed ducks. 7.4.2010

51. Organize a recipe book.
52. Take a wine-tasting class.
53. Roast a whole chicken.
54. Try five new appetizer recipes. (1/5) Fruit pizza (6.28.10)
55. Try five new dessert recipes. (0//5)
56. Try five new crockpot recipes. (0/5)
57. Buy fish from glass counter rather than styrofoam tray.
58. Find good sushi in Kansas City.
59. Make my own sushi.
60. Buy cupcakes from a bakery.
61. Learn how to make good pie crust.
62. Learn to make an awesome, homemade chicken noodle soup.

63. Start health savings account.
64. Pay off second mortgage. Yay!
65. Pay off mattress loan.
66. Go a week without spending any money.
67. Find a writing  freelance job.
68. Get money market fund to $15,000. And done.
69. Get a raise. 6.1.2011 (and a new title!)
70. Fund two graduate school educations without loans.

71. Buy a good camera. Canon Rebel T2i
72. Read Pride and Prejudice
73. Finish required core courses for graduate degree.
74. Forgive them even if they don't deserve it.
75. Learn how to use Dreamweaver.
76. Read an etiquette book.
77. Read the New Testament.
78. Buy a new bra that is properly sized.
79. Buy flowers for myself just because I'm pretty.
80. Send 101 letters, postcards or packages. (24/101)
81. Buy something from an antique shop or garage sale and refinish it. 5/11 nursery dresser
82. Read Mental Floss' 25 Most Powerful Books. (0/25)
83. Go through an entire holiday without taking it personally.
84. Create five good workout playlists for Ipod.
85. Read "Breaking Free" by Beth Moore.
86. Reconnect with two people whose friendship I miss. (0/2)
87. Buy a MacBook.
88. See 10 classic movies I've never seen. (0/10)
89. Go a whole day without complaining.
90. Take a self-defense class.
91. Write down my funeral plans.

Improving the world
92. Use reusable bags for every shopping trip for one month.
93. Join neighborhood association.
94. Start recycling paper and magazines.
95. Become a regular volunteer with an urban renewal organization.
96. Make a sack lunch for homeless man I drive past everyday on the way to work.
97. Send five thank you letters for excellent customer service. (0/5)
98. Send flowers to someone for no reason.
99. Switch to Shatto milk in glass bottles.
100. Give "How to Love Your Wife" book as gift to three couples. (0/3)
101. Renew CPR certification.

1 comment:

  1. You MUST have big wedding photos on your living room walls!!!! Your live will be better because of it. :)