101 in 1001 (Take 2)

Click here to see my current 101 in 1001 list with lots of new adventures.

So this is take 2. I decided to “retire” my first list because I felt like a lot of the goals were not really realistic considering where I am in my life right now. And it felt really strange to have goals involving K and not J. Now that I’ve learned a few things about what works and what doesn’t, hopefully this list of goals is a little more attainable. Wish me luck!

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 Take at least one family photo each month (10/33)
2 Legally change my last name to Stuyt
3 Write a letter to Dave, to be opened in 10 years
4 Write a letter to K, to be opened when he’s 25
5 Write a letter to J, to be opened when he’s 25
6 Teach K how to swim
7 Play golf with Dave (2/6)
8 Have J baptized
9 Teach K to ride a bike
10 Have a weekend away with Dave
11 Take the boys mini golfing
12 Create a family tree
13 Toilet train both boys (2/2)
14 Take a picture of every piece of the boy’s artwork and have it made into a photo book
15 Have professional family photos done twice (1/2)
16 Sleep in past 10am
17 Join a weekly exercise class (dance, Pilates, zumba, etc.)
18 Get a massage
19 Get my teeth whitened
20 Go for a bike ride
21 Buy myself flowers
22 Go a full month without using my visa once
23 Get back to my pre-baby weight
24 Leave the house without any makeup on
25 Write a list of 30 things that make me happy
26 Give up chocolate for a month (0/30)
27 Grow my hair out past my shoulder blades (or lower than my bra strap)
28 Learn to cook 3 new meals (3/3)
29 Go a full week without Tim Horton’s
30 Make a list of 101 30 things I have already achieved in my life
31 Wear a poppy in November each year (3/3)
32 Get my wedding dress cleaned and properly stored
33 Learn to check my oil (and remember how this time)
34 Finish K’s “1st Year” baby book
35 Finish J’s “1st Year” baby book
36 Transfer all of my old VHS dance videos to DVD
37 Have a yard sale
38 Paint our bedroom
39 Paint the downstairs bathroom
40 Find a place in the house to measure the boys
41 Buy a bedroom set
42 Get chairs for the dining table
43 Get a new set of everyday dishes
44 Mail out Christmas cards
45 Own a vehicle that is 2008 or newer
46 Have a family photo wall/collage wall in our house (like Mama & Papa’s)
47 Host a cookie exchange party
48 Host a barbeque
49 Reconnect with an old friend
50 Make a new friend
51 Send homemade birthday/Christmas cards to 8 people (8/8)
52 Visit another continent
53 Get K and J’s passports
54 Go camping
55 Go to the cottage
56 Take a road trip
57 Visit a castle
58 Go to the TorontoZoo
59 Ride 10 different roller coasters (7/10)
60 Go white water rafting
61 Take a trip on a train
62 Visit a museum
63 Visit an amusement park that isn’t Canada’s Wonderland
64 Go to the beach
65 Go for a boat ride
66 Make a list of 100 85 places I would love to visit in my lifetime
67 Attend a dance workshop or course (5/5)
68 Choreograph a production number/full comp team routine
69 Bring my enrollment up to 200 students
70 See a professional ballet
71 See a professional musical
72 Move to a new, bigger studio
73 Work only 5 days a week during the regular season
74 Win 10 overalls/special awards/other awards at competition (7/10)
75 Own an amazing tutu
76 Get back en pointe
77 Buy a new laptop
For Fun
78 Create a book challenge list of 101 books
79 Finish reading all 101 books by the time my 1001 days are up (57/101)
80 Go skating
81 Join a club/group
82 Go to the drive-in movie theatre
83 Ask 10 friends to recommend one book each and read them all (0/10)
84 Do Project Life
85 Mail 20 postcards (20/20)
86 Convince 20 people to mail me postcards (1/20)
87 Create a smash journal
88 Complete a crossword puzzle
89 Complete 5 recipes from Pinterest (5/5)
90 Participate in a craft show
91 Organize a contest
92 Make a playlist of my 101 all-time favourite songs
93 Make a handmade gift for a friend
94 Participate in NaNoWriMo
95 Fly a kite
96 Go rollerblading
97 Watch 10 movies I’ve never seen before (10/10)
98 Finish a jigsaw puzzle
99 Build a snowman
100 Inspire someone else to start a 101 in 1001 list
101 For every incomplete item, donate $1 to a charity
Completed: 61/101
Start date: June 25, 2012
End date: March 22, 2015
Normal – Not yet started
Italic – In progress
Red – Did not complete
Crossed out – Completed