Thursday, March 13, 2008

101 in 1001

Recently I have been thinking a lot about life. What have I accomplished? What do I want to accomplish still? Last week I celebrated 19 years of marriage. Last summer I turned 42. As I look back I think about all I still want to do.

Then I stumbled across Day Zero, the home of the 101 in 1001 days project. What a great way to keep a person focused on their goals. So I set out to make my 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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Jamie's Journey of 101 items in 1001 days

Starting March 13th, 2008
Ending December 9th, 2010


1. Save $1 into Sheridan's savings each day
2. Sell something I made
3. Save $1 each day for something for just me
4. Set budget and stick to it for 6 months
(hopefully it will become a habit)


5. Lose 40 pounds
6. Join a gymn
7. Take a yoga class
8 Take a tai chi class


9. Trip to Disneyland
10. Trip to Las Vegas
11. Trip to Greece


12. Have a facial once a year
13. Have a professional massage
14. Get a tattoo in honor of the boys when weight loss is complete
15. Professional bra fitting
16. Have eyes tested to see if I can have lasic surgery
17. Wade in the ocean
18. Visit Matthew's grave on his birthday onto earth (Aug 26) and
his birthday into heaven (Oct 15)
19. X-mas shopping finished by December 1st for 2008 and 2009
20 Buy a piece of art/sculpture I love
21. Plan something special to celebrate Sheridan's 13th birthday


22. Eat at 5 new restaurants
23. Make a new dessert each month
24. Plan a full ethnic meal every 2 months
25. Make sourdough starter and use it
26. Take a cooking class
27. Start an indoor herb garden
28. Try 5 new vegetables
29. Use juicer every 2 weeks


30. Make a control journal
31. Redecorate/paint each room in house
32. Declutter each room
33. Declutter and organize under the stairs
34. Put all photos into scrapbooks
35. Trace family back atleast 5 generations
36. Blog atleast weekly
37. Send out Christmas cards in 2008 and 2009
38. Make place of honor for my angels
39. Frame picture of kids and hang by front door
40. Make changes to make our home "green"
41. Create home filing system
42. Steam clean family room couch


43. Learn to swim
44. Learn to speak basic Greek
45. Learn to play the keyboard
46. Take learner's motorcycle class
47. Learn to ice skate
48. Learn calligraphy
49. Take a cake decorating class
50. Take a first aid/ CPR class
51. Take a car maintenance class


52. Read/Study course of miracles with Marianne Williamson
53. Personal affirmation weekly
54. Make a vision board
55. Do charity knitting every 4 months
56. Give blood twice
57. Adopt a family for Christmas 2008 and 2009
58. Take 6 spirituality classes
59. Send 30 Make a Child Smile submissions
60. Do a charity walk
61. Start a gratitude journal...journalling 3-5 things daily
62. Learn to meditate


63. Make a quilt
64. Knit 3 sweaters for me
65. Make Level One of SWAP
66. Publish a short story
67. Take a pottery class
68. Take a photography class
69. Crochet a blanket out of granny squares
70. Do a knitting project with beads
71. Make cards
72. Make Ukranian eggs with Sheridan
73. Update recipe box
74. Make ceramic mozaic table
75. Refinish vanity
76. Refinish kitchen table and chairs


77. Take Sheridan to see The Nutcracker
78. Take Sheridan to see Swan Lake
79. See 3 Stage West performances
80. Put together 10 puzzles with Sheridan
81. Take family portrait in 2008 and 2009
82. Have a game night with Sheridan every 2 weeks
83. Build a snowman
84. Go Sledding
85. See an Opera
86. Fly a kite
87. Perform a RAK with friends/family once a week
88. Coffee or lunch with Cindy monthly
89. Visit Chris every 2 months
90. Make a Will to protect my loved ones


91. Read 150 of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
92. Read 15 books from Oprah's Book Club
93. Read 20 books from the Banned Book List
94. See 50 movies from Ebert's 102 movies Before You Die
95. See 50 movies from IMDb 250 Top movies by users
96. Record all vinyl and cassettes onto CDs or hard drive
97. Read 5 books of poetry
98. Read Newspapers & magazines at library weekly
99. Read Bible every morning
100. Attend a live music concert
101. Listen to a new singer/composer every month

102. Make new 101 in 1001 list

I hope to update my accomplishments and this list every 2 months.
Looking forward to the journey :-)

1 comment:

Emily said...

Jamie, your list sounds great. Good luck with it. It sounds like you'll have a lot of fun with it too.

Do you have some instructions etc for a good sourdough starter. Let me know if I can help at all. I've got 2 different starters on the counter right now. (My blog is going to start looking like a bread baking blog instead of a family blog! lol)

You'll have to share your monthly dessert! I'd love to see what you make.