101 in 1001 (Take 1)

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101 Things in 1001 Days

Ever the procrastinator, I think I’ve been spending more time reading other people’s blogs than working on my own. Anyways, in all my blog-stalking I came across someone doing this challenge, and I liked the idea. So I decided to create my own list of 101 things that I want to accomplish in the next 1001 days. I’ll cross things off my list as I accomplish them. I tried to set realistic goals and put a little bit of everything on my list. Guess we’ll see how it goes!

The Challenge:
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 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 seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.



101 Things in 1001 Days
1 Spend at least 15 minutes outside every day for a month (0/30)
2 Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
3 Feel comfortable in a bathing suit
4 Sleep in past 10am
5 Finish writing something (anything..?)
6 Join a weekly exercise class (dance, pilates, zumba, etc.)
7 Get my teeth whitened
8 Get up at 7am for 2 weeks straight, and not because I have somewhere to be (0/14)
9 Get a massage
10 Lose at least 12lbs off my current weight (that’s what I need to get to my pre-baby weight, plus 3lbs)
11 Wear heels at least once a month (5/33)
12 Go for a bike ride
13 Buy myself flowers
14 Go a full month without using my visa once
15 Let someone read something I’ve written
16 Leave the house without any makeup on
17 Write a list of 50 things that make me happy
18 Wear jeans at least once a week (39/134)
19 Go through my photo albums and write on the back of the photos before I forget details
20 Get my wedding dress dry cleaned and properly stored
21 Move to Ingersoll
22 Organize my filing cabinet
23 Do something with all the old family photos I have
24 Learn to check my oil (and remember how this time)
25 Finish Kelton’s “1st Year” baby book
26 Organize – find a place for everything when we finally move to a new house
27 Get all my photos printed off and put in albums
28 Transfer all of my old VHS dance videos to dvd
29 Have a yard sale
30 Mail out Christmas cards
31 Clean out my closet and get rid of everything I will never wear again
32 Buy a bedroom set
33 Buy a new living room set
34 Keep my house clean (spotless) for a month (0/30)
35 Figure out how to put Kelton and Rollo in the car at the same time
36 Spend time with a friend at least once a month (9/33)
37 Host a dinner party
38 Reconnect with an old friend
39 Make a new friend
40 Visit another continent
41 Get Kelton’s passport
42 Go to the zoo
43 Go camping
44 Visit a castle
45 Take a real road trip
46 Ride 10 different roller coasters (0/10)
47 Go to the cottage
48 Go white water rafting
49 Take a trip on a train
50 Visit a museum
51 Visit an amusement park that isn’t Canada’s Wonderland
52 Go to the beach
53 Take at least one family photo each month (5/33)
54 Legally change my last name to Stuyt
55 Take Kelton swimming
56 Have Kelton baptized
57 Spend an evening at home with Dave with no tv, computer or cell phones (0/10)
58 Create a scrapbook for Kelton
59 Take Rollo for a walk at least every other day
60 Do something special for Dave
61 Write a letter to Dave, to be opened in 10 years
62 Write a letter to Kelton, to be opened in 20 years
63 Play golf with Dave (1/8)
64 Take Kelton and Rollo to the park
65 Give up chocolate for a month (0/30)
66 Try a new food at least once a month (10/33)
67 Start maintaining a healthy diet
68 Learn to cook at least 3 new (full) meals (1/3)
69 Attend a dance workshop or course (1/5)
70 Have a photo or article about DDC in the local newspaper
71 Choreograph a production number
72 Win a choreography award
73 Take my Advanced Foundations exam (am I totally nuts??)
74 Create a set schedule for getting studio work done outside the classroom and stick to it
75 Bring my enrollment up to 200 students
76 See a professional ballet
For Fun
77 Take a photography class
78 Create book challenge list of 101 books
79 Finish reading all 101 books by the time my 1001 days are up (24/101)
80 Go skating
81 Go to the drive-in movie theatre
82 Join a club/group
83 Complete a 365 day photo challenge
84 Ask 10 friends to recommend one book each and read them all
85 Organize a contest
86 Complete the quilt I was going to start before Kelton was born
87 See the musical production of The Lion King
88 See the musical production of Wicked
89 Make a handmade gift for a friend
90 Complete a crossword puzzle
91 Learn to knit (again…)
92 Participate in a craft show
93 Complete a colouring book
94 Meet a celebrity
95 Blog every day for a week
96 Go on a picnic
97 Participate in NaNoWriMo
98 Complete a 30-day Disney challenge
99 Design my own puzzle
100 Inspire someone else to start a 101 in 1001 list
101 For every incomplete item, donate $1 to charity
Completed: 22/101
Start Date: April 12, 2011
End Date: January 8, 2014