101 Things in 1001 Days

29Mar09

(courtesy of: www.dayzeroproject.com)

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).

Start date- March 30, 2009
End date- December 26, 2011

In progress
Completed
Failed

101 in 1001
86. Take a photograph of every completed item or of me doing the completed item.
92. Donate $2 to an animal charity/shelter for each incomplete item.
98. Create a new list to begin two weeks after this one finishes. Move any items not completed to the new list.

Relationships
10. Go on a vacation with Jonathan.
27. Write a letter to a friend once a month for a year. (0/12) Start:
29. Rekindle / rebuild two previous friendships.
37. Send birthday cards to my friends and family.
38. Send holiday cards to my friends and family.
39. Have professional pictures taken of Jonathan and I.
45. Make at least 5 handmade birthday/holiday gifts for friends and family.
51. Make and maintain at least two new friendships.
57. Have a ladies day out with my mother and grandmother (spa, massage, salon, food, etc) at least 3 times. (0/3)
58. Take ballroom dancing lessons with Jonathan.
59. Knit something for a friend, Jon, and my mother. (0/3)
60. Don’t fight or argue with my brother for a whole month. Start:
73. Have a date night with Jonathan once a month. Start: 02/2010 (0/24)

Community/Pets/Earth Service
16. Donate blood at least 5 times. (0/5)
22. Complete 101 hours of community service. (0/101)
50. Bathe the Schnauzers once a month, for my mom. Start: 02/2010 (0/24)
53. Buy reusable shopping bags and use them.
62. Leave “warm fuzzies” in random places for other people to find.
69. Walk Achilles at least twice a month. Start: 02/2010 (0/48)
83. Clean out all of my belongings that I don’t need. Donate if it’s in good condition
84. Take Achilles to obedience training.
85. Get Achilles certified as a comfort animal.
88. Start recycling, at least aluminum.
97. Send a care package to someone overseas in the military.

Health/Fitness
4. Get a six pack.
12. Lose 50 lbs. (10/50)
15. Follow Crossfit.com‘s workouts for a year. Start: 01/23/10
44. Drink nothing but water for 30 consecutive days (0/30). Start:
64. Set a regular sleep schedule and stick to it.  Get 8 hours of sleep at normal hours.
90. Participate in a 5k marathon.

My Mind/Spiritual
8. Go one whole week without the computer, my cell phone, and the television.
77. Start and end each day with 15 minutes of quiet time/meditation for a month. Start: (0/31)
81. Participate in Lent.
91. Go to church 10 times. (0/10)

Personal Growth
1. Create a blog/domain (I need to come up with a name, sigh)
40. Write down all of my anxieties and “deep wounds.” Throw them away, burn them, whatever; let them go in whatever way necessary.
41. Go skinny dipping.
42. Do karaoke.
47. Say yes to all requests for 1 week. (0/7) 4 times total. (0/4)
55. Post *quality* looks to http://lookbook.nu.
63. Send in a secret to PostSecret.
78. Make a list of 25 things that I like about myself.
79. Make a list of 50 things that make me happy.
89. Start going to therapy for my social anxiety and any other problem I may have.
92. Compliment 101 strangers. (0/101)
99. Go somewhere by myself. This item is under construction.
101. Touch a tarantula. (*cry*)

For the Future
5. Study for and take the ACT.
6. Go to college (preferably MU).
7. Buy my first car.
11. Get my driver’s license.
56. Have a 4.0 GPA while in college.

Books/Film
30. Read 25 new books in 2009. (1/50)
31. Read 25 new books in 2010. (0/25)
32. Read 25 new books in 2011. (0/25)
33. Read the Top 100 Novels of all time from http://www.best100novels.com. (0/100)
35. Watch 100 movies from the “1000 movies you should see before you die” list. (0/100)
36. Watch all the movies that Robert Downey Jr. has a role in. (5/60) (List)
46. Try 25 new restaurants. (2/25)
74. Discover 5 new music artists to be a fan of. (1/5) Lady Gaga

Learning
2. Visit Italy.
3. Visit Japan.
9. Learn Italian and Japanese.
25. Learn how to play the guitar.
26. Learn how to say “I love you” in ten different languages. (1/10) (Spanish)
34. Read 5 different World War 2 books including Mein Kampf. (0/5)
70. Recreate 25 new recipes. (2/25)
80. Have 15 “staple” recipes in each meal category (appetizers, main, veg main, sides, desserts)
82. Read at least one history book about Italy.
94. Go to Pearl Harbor.
95. Read at least one history book about Japan.
96. Read about 3 different religions. (0/3)

Just For Fun
13. Design and get my first tattoo.
14. Get my nose and belly button pierced.
17. Take pictures of Independence.
18. Take pictures of all my friends.
19. Dye my hair an extreme color once.
20. Plant a flower/veggie garden.
21. Plant an herb garden.
23. Go snorkeling.
24. Go paintballing.
28. Have a day picnic and a moonlit dinner/picnic. (0/2)
43. Buy parts for and build a new computer.
48. Go fishing.
49. Really decorate for the Holidays.
52. Complete a 1000+ piece puzzle and frame it.
54. Go horseback riding.
61. Go to a shooting range.
65. Make a cosplay.
66. Attend 5 different live concerts. (2/5)
67. See a stand-up comedy live.
68. Keep a spare change jar and keep it until the end.
71. Replenish my wardrobe.
72. Get my ears re-piereced.
75. Make a scrapbook.
76. Own a real designer bag.
87. Kiss in the rain.
93. Sew 3 articles of clothing. (0/3)
100. Complete the 365 Day photo challenge. Start:

I haven’t officially started this yet.  I’m going to be starting on Monday and I’m really excited to see how this goes!

88. Go to a nudist community/resort/beach.
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3 Responses to “101 Things in 1001 Days”

  1. Thanks! I’m glad you like so far. ^^

  2. This is a great list! I am really excited for you and I hope you succeed. I really like the idea of keeping track of accomplishments and seeing how far you have come in 1001 days. This is really inspiring and I agree with a lot of your goals for myself.

    Good luck!

    -Caitlin


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