Wednesday, March 30, 2011

101 in 1001

I started compiling this 101 in 1001 list a few months back.  I'm 100% a list girl, and think it'd be fun to accomplish a huge subset of goals over the next couple of years.  Enjoy.  :)

***Check out my progress on my 101 in 1001 page***

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.

in progress: italic / completed: bold

Goal Start Date: March 30, 2011
Goal End Date: December 26, 2013 (The Big 3-0!)

Take a photography class
Fall in love
Get accepted into master’s program
Go to a Packers game at Lambeau
Get a library position
Grow an herb garden

Go on a brewery tour

Meet 5 new people (0/5)
Make 3 new friends (0/5)
Meet 3 bloggy friends (0/3)
Send 5 letters/cards to friends that don’t live nearby
Join a running club
Make a new running buddy
Call (skype) one person each month I haven’t spoken with in awhile

Send Christmas card/letter
Send a random care package to 3 friends (0/3)

Join a stitch and bitch group
Host a swap party with friends.

Get my passport
Take a trip and leave the country
Go on a cruise
Go to NYC
Skate at the Rockefeller Center
Go on a vacation that doesn’t revolve around running/racing
Take a random road trip

Running and Fitness
Run a Boston Qualifying Marathon
Win a race
Run 200 miles in one month
Run 60 miles in one week
Complete half Ironman
Bike a century race
Run Sub 4 hour marathon
Sub 3:50 marathon
Sub 1:45 half marathon
Sub 50 min 10k
Run 22xx 5k
Run the Goofy Challenge
Run NYC marathon
Do 100 pushups
Take a bikram yoga class
Crafty and Creative
Decide on Scarves for PRs logo
Create Scarves for PRs business cards
Start Scarves for PRs Etsy shop
Create blog business cards
Complete 52 photo project
Take a photo every day for 1 month
Create 5 new Etsy items to sell (0/5)
Paint bookshelf
Learn to knit
Start t-shirt quilt
Complete t-shirt quilt
Decorate office
Make office artwork
Take photos for all completed projects (as applicable).

Book Worm
Read 15 classic novels
Read a book in a day
Get book tattoo
Join a book club

Get wisdom teeth removed
Have moles Checked
Stop tanning
Find out my blood type
Donate blood
Get a professional massage

House and Home
Donate Clothes 2x/year (fall/spring)
Clean Coat closet
Clean Bedroom closet
Thaw Freezer
Decorate kitchen
Finish decorating living room
Transfer files from old computer.
Get rid of old computer (sell/donate/trash)
Back up MacBook
Purge wardrobe of anything I haven't worn in the past two years

Pay off car
Go one week without spending any money at all (not including direct debits for bills etc)
Pay off road bike

Kiss in the rain

Ride in a hot air balloon
Go golfing
Go ice skating

Go ice fishing
Watch 10 of the top 50 IMDb movies

Watch all 2011 Oscar nominated movies (Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone)

Watch all 2012 Oscar nominated movies
Watch all 2013 Oscar nominated movies
See a 3D movie

See a psychic and get my fortune told
Go to a roller derby match
Go to a wine tasting.
Go to the Harry Potter theme park.
Rewatch LOST!
Make sushi rolls at home

Go to a Drive in movie

Watch a meteor shower


Make a fabulous dessert I’ve never made before

Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years

Write down everything that happens on 11/11/11 and 12/12/12

Invest in a digital SLR camera

Encourage someone to make a list

Get a pet


Greg said...

This sounds like a fun activity. I am not a list person, but this at least got me thinking. I like the idea that it is over a period longer than a year.

I look forward to your updates.

Anonymous said...

I can sometimes drive myself crazy with lists, but I definitely like writing down goals, plans, dreams, etc because it makes me more likely to follow through. For example... about 5 years ago in a college class I wrote down I wanted to run a marathon, and here I am less than 2 months from actually doing it. :-)

Enough about me... looks like some great plans you've got for yourself!

Susan said...

I love this list! I need to sit down and make one because I think it's important to have goals in life, even if they are to join a running club.

Stop tanning!! So bad for you!

Yayyyy NYC!! Wouldn't it be awesome if you worked as a librarian in NYC while selling scarves? Love it. I'll be your new running buddy/ROOMMATE.

Fall in love...ah, if it was possible to just check that one off.

I LOVE random packages...need to send some to my friends.

I want to win a race SO bad. That would be amazing.

Steel Springs said...

Fun list! You have a lot of great goals! I like the idea of having more than one year to accomplish them. Good luck! Keep us updated!

Andrea said...

Awesome! Love it! I enjoyed reading your list and wish you the BEST of LUCK!

Dom and Trey said...

This list is amazing. Everything sounds reasonable. If you are ever in the DFW area, let me know and you can scratch the meet bloggy friend off the list :) Also, if you ever want to skype, I'm down.

There are so many things that I see in your list that I'm like oh my goodness, that sounds like soooo much fun. I think its cool you want to start an herb garden too.

And get a tattoo. A book tattoo at that. Wow, you are a BA!


Anonymous said...

WOW- I love lists and this is so something I would do...but I would also drive myself crazy with it! They all sound like awesome goals- keep us posted on them!

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Eeeeekkkk!! Awesome list!!! I am currently working on my bucket list but this is a good "shorter" time frame list. Might borrow the idea.