Thursday, January 3, 2013

My 2013-2015 101 in 1001 list

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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start Date: January 1, 2013
End Date: September 29, 2015
My to-do list in no particular order…

31/101 Done

1. Watch all 6 Star Wars movies
2. Learn to ride a bike
3. Watch the 3 Lord Of The Rings movies
4. Read the entire Bible again, this time in chronological order
5. Make 10 Pioneer Woman recipes
6. 10 blog entries a month
7. Get Selah together with T's grandmother, mother and sister that she hasn't met.
8. Vitamins every night
9. Postcard to PostSecret
10. Have another baby
11. Make friends that live closer
12. Read 50 books
13. Cut the sweets (with the exception of holidays and special occasions)
14. Send 5 friends letters/cards
15. Sign Selah up for swim lessons
16. Plan an awesome First birthday party for Selah
17. Make another movie
18. Sew an outfit
19. Try needlefelting
20. Do 40 bags in 40 days again
21. Make a cleaning schedule and stick to it
22. Try a Pin (or more) a week
23. Plan a baby/bridal shower
24. Pay for the person behind me in the drive thru
25. Coupon more
26. Get a family photo taken
27. Have a yard sale
28. Take Selah for more walks around the neighborhood and to the park
29. Learn to juggle
30. Play minigolf
31.Tie a note to a balloon and let it go
32. Participate in one of to photography a day challenges
33. Make Creme Brulee
34. Talk Megin into a visit
35. Make a birth stat picture for Selah
36. Attempt a quilt
37. Be a better friend
38. Donate my hair... again
39. Go to the zoo
40. Take a trip to Dallas
41. Ride(Fly?) in a plane that my brother is flying
42. Teach a children's Sunday School class
43. Make hairbands/hairclips for Selah
44. Go to New York
45. Go on a picnic
46. Make a 1st birthday photobook
47. Go out with T alone.
48. Go on a Girl's trip
49. Mail something that's not a letter (i.e. a flipflop, a banana, etc)
50. Frame loose photographs
51. Hang Pictures
52. Get curtains for guestroom
53. Install ceiling fan in guestroom
54. Bake a loaf of bread
55. Color a section of my hair an unnatural hair color
56. Plant flowers
57. Kiss in the rain
58. Invite people over for a bonfire
59. Take a picture of a sunrise or sunset
60. Put vanilla pudding in a mayo jar and eat it from the jar in public
61. Participate in a paint fight
62. Play Messy twister (Paint on the colored dots)
63. Have a Starbucks Barista make me a random drink of their choosing.
64. Have a Nerf war
65. Go to a wine tasting
66. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself
67. Drink at least 64oz of water a day
68. See an off-broadway show (as in WAY off)
69. Go to a book signing
70. Take a creative class
71. Go to a food festival
72. Make a "Quiet Book" for Selah
73. Comment on 20 random blog posts
74. Do official "In Case We Die" paperwork
75. See a flash mob
76. Carve initials in a tree
77. Paint a picture
78. Meet a celebrity
79. Forgive myself
80. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years.
81. Take a picture in a photo booth with T and SFM
82. Compliment 10 strangers
83. Spend a day with T without the internet
84. Try a new food.
85. Have a craft night with the girls
86. Make a time capsule
87. Get more comfortable with hugging
88. Make a stuffed toy
89. Take Selah to a parade
90. Take a day trip to the Raleigh area
91. Participate in Operation: Beautiful
92. Spend NYE with the husband.
93. Get rid of cable (with the exception of local channels)
94. Find out about switching insulin pumps
95. Update address book
96. Take Selah to the ocean
97. Paint my toes a color other than red and leave for a week.
98. Eat something blue
99. Participate in a consignment sale (selling, not just buying)
100. Convince someone else to make a 101 list
101. Create another 101 list with whatever's remaining at the end of 1001 days

If you can help with any, please let me know!