Friday, December 30, 2011

101 in 1001

In the spirit of the new year, I thought I'd make a 101 goals in 1001 days list.  I figure 1001 days sounds a lot better than 365, and maybe I can actually get through some of them.

The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined.  Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (represent some amount of work on your part).

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 season to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

Start date: December 30, 2011
End date:  September 26, 2014

So, without further ado, here they are!

1.  Work out 3 times a week for a month (0/12)
2.    Train for a half marathon
3.    Run a half marathon
4.    Train for a marathon
5.    Run a marathon
6.    Run 5 5k races (0/5)
7.    Floss every night for a month (0/31)
8.    Get a massage
9.    Weigh 125 pounds
10. Give up soda for a month
11.  Drink 64 oz of water every day for a month (0/31)
12. Do 100 sit-ups a day for a month (0/31)
13. Complete the 100 push ups challenge
14. Don't eat fast food for a month
15. Take a vitamin every day for a month (0/31)
16. Get LASIK eye surgery

17. Have a game night with PB
18. Throw a baby shower for someone else
19. Do something nice for PB every day for a week (0/7)
20. Complete The Love Dare
21. Make someone a birthday cake

22. Clean out all of the clothes I no longer wear
23. Clean out all of the living room storage furniture
24. Replace the kitchen floor
25. Replace the bathroom floor in the master bath
26. Replace the bathroom floor in the guest bath
27. Clean out and organize the garage
28. Plant a garden
29. Build a patio/firepit area
30. Hang wedding photos in our living room
31. Donate to the Habitat for Humanity store (TV, light fixture, etc.)
32. Clean out and organize bathroom linen closet
33. Clean out and organize guest bedroom closet
34. Clean out and organize hall linen closet
35. Plant more flower bulbs in the yard
36. Put a new light fixture over the dining table
37. Plant spring flowers
38. Sell 5 things on eBay (0/5)
39. Fix paint in the master bath 
40. Do one load of laundry per day for a month (0/31)

41. Get my Master's Degree
42. Research and enroll in a program to get my principal's license
43. Pass the bar exam
44. Get a SCUBA diving certification
45. Be able to consistently get up on one slalom ski

46. Go camping
47. Go to Las Vegas
48. Go to a show at the Blumenthal
49. Rent a beach house for a week with friends
50. Go skiing
51. Stay at a bed and breakfast
52. Go to five local restaurants I've never been to (1/5) - Martino's Pizza, 12/30/11
53. Ride all of the roller coasters at Carowinds
54. Visit the National Whitewater Center
55. Eat somewhere special for Charlotte Restaurant Week
56. Ride a bike from here to the beach
57. Go sledding
58. Carve a pumpkin for Halloween 
59. Spend a night at the Tree House Winery
60. Attend a UNC basketball game
61. Attend a UNC football game
62. Eat oysters at Big Daddy's
63. Roast marshmallows and hot dogs in the backyard
64. Go snow tubing
65. Go zip-lining
66. Visit 3 destinations I've never been to (0/3)
67. Visit the Biltmore House at Christmas
68. Drive to look at Christmas lights
69. Go to the County Fair and ride the swings
70. Take another cruise
71. Take the weenies to the Dog Bar

72. Put $1,000 in a 48 month CD and leave it alone until maturity
73. Make every Christmas gift that I give
74. Try 15 new recipes (0/15)
75. Successfully complete NaBloPoMo
76. Don't swear for a week
77. Take a new Christmas card photo each year
78. Make a scrapbook of all of our wedding paper (invitations, etc.)
79. Get a summer job to make extra savings
80. Bake a cheesecake
81. Buy 5 more Brighton charms for my charm bracelet (0/5)
82. Buy a One-Line-A-Day journal and fill it in every day
83. Make a will
84. Try three different Pioneer Woman Recipes (1/3)  - Hoppin' John, 1/1/12
85. Go to church every week for a month (0/4)
86. Blog once a month about my progress on the list
87. Start a Christmas tradition
88. Organize my file cabinet at work
89. Read 100 books (0/100)
90. Read the entire Bible
91. Save $10 for every task on the 101 list completed
92. Make double house payments 20 times (0/20)
93. Make homemade weenie dog treats 
94. Clean out my car 10 times (0/10)
95. Get another wedding band to wear on the other side of my engagement ring

96. Donate blood 3 times (0/3)
97. Adopt a child from the Salvation Army Angel Tree
98. Make 10 healing shawls for church (0/10)
99. Participate in Impact Day at church
100.  Make 5 loans to Kiva (1/5)
101. Give $1 to charity for every task not complete at the end of the 1001 days

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