Monday, September 24, 2012

101 in 1001

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

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. 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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

The Start Date:
September 24, 2012

The End Date:
June 22, 2015
in progress
Completed so far: (33/101)
For the biz….
1. Organize craft supplies.
2. List 25 items in my shop (17/25)
3. Have a booth at a fair or craft show.
4. Get Photoshop and learn to use it.
5. Have my shop or an item from my shop featured anywhere.
6. Fulfill 1 custom order. (9/13/13)
7. Organize photos on computer. Seriously. (3/18/13)
8. Try 10 of the amazing tutorials I always see online. (6/10)
9. Reach 10 sales. (9/13/13)
For the blog….
10. Have someone guest post on my blog.
11. Guest post on someone else’s blog.
12. Post a pic on my blog of what I normally look like every day. No make-up.
13. Completely re-vamp my blog.
14. Learn some HTML.
15. Write my 100th blog post.
16. FINALLY start up my “family” blog. (3/26/13)
For me….
17. Go to 3 social events for fun, not because I have to. (2/3)
18. Go without the computer for 1 week straight. (9/24-30/12)
19. Get my 1st pedicure.
20. Get my 1st massage.
21. Try out 10 new hairstyles. (3/10)
22. Follow 1 season of football. Identify my favorite team.
23. Fire a real gun.
24. Learn enough Japanese to say that I’m “fluent”.
25. Learn 1 more complete song on the guitar. (June 2013, "Just Give Me A Reason" by P!nk)
26. Try sake.
27. Order a martini.
28. Buy a bottle of wine.
29. Drink champagne. (8/24/13)
30. Read 10 books cover-to-cover (2/10) (Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker)
31. Sing in public.
32. Learn to knit.
33. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years. (4/24/13)
34. Attend a concert. (Backstreet Boys - 9/7/13)
35. Get my upper ear pierced.
36. Complete “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind” (9/30/12)
37. Make a new friend. (1/16/2013)
38. Use entire teeth whitening kit.
39. Wear a sexy costume on Halloween.
40. Fail miserably at something then look back on it as a valuable learning experience. (7/14/13)
41. Do something COMPLETELY outside of my comfort zone. (7/11-17/13)
42. Be in a position of authority for anything.
43. Attend a class or seminar.
44. Write 5 chapters a fiction book. (6/5) (8/23/13)
45. Grow out my nails and try 5 awesome DIY mani designs on them. (1/5)
46. Win a contest.
47. Tell someone face-to-face that I’m atheist 5 times. (4/5)
48. Wear make-up and do my hair every day for a week straight. (7/11-17/13)
49. Sew something. ANYTHING.
50. Pull an all-nighter for fun. (10/10/12)
51. Fill up another entire journal. (10/14/13)
52. Do another “Deaf for the Day” – only this time really do it for a WHOLE day. (9/25/12)
53. Bawl out of sheer happiness. (8/11/2013)
54. Submit a postcard to Post Secret.
55. Write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved in my life.
56. Write another 101 in 1001 list when this one is over.
57. Go on 5 FREE dates with Max. (1/5)
58. Have a romantic candle-light dinner with Max at home. (8/11/2013)
59. Plan our dream vow renewal.
60. Unpack all boxes from moving. (February 2013)
61. Fill up photo albums.
62. Take a nice new family portrait. (December 2013)
63. Teach Vincent 10 new words in ASL then quiz him to make sure he knows them. (4/10 water, please, milk, potty)
64. Buy a new vacuum. (November 2013 - got a new one, didn't buy - still counts!)
65. Go on a family picnic. (February 2013)
66. Finish Eva’s 1st Year Calendar. (10/11/13)
67. Put an emergency kit in the car.
68. Plan our 1st family vacation. (Hawaii!! Planned in March 2013)
69. Take a legit family “staycation”.
70. Do whatever Vincent wants to for a whole day (no TV or video games).
71. Create a night-time routine for myself and my kids then stick to it for 30 days.
72. Buy coasters and then USE them.
73. Get down to goal weight.
74. Try a juice detox for 10 days straight.
75. Exercise for 30 mins a day for 30 days straight. (0/30)
76. Go 7 days straight without sugar.
77. Meditate for 10 mins a day for 30 days straight. (0/30)
78. Go 30 days straight without fast food or restaurants.
79. Do the splits. (Must be able to hold it for 10 seconds with little-to-no pain.)
80. Try a new recipe once a month for 12 months. (12/12) (2013)
81. Make Thanksgiving Dinner by myself. (11/27/2013)
82. Make real, homemade lasagna from scratch.
83. Visit 3 museums (0/3)
84. Eat at 10 restaurants I’ve never tried before. (4/10) (Breakfast at Tifiny's, Red Robin, BJ's, Plantation Grille)
85. See a show at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre.
86. Explore the Saint George Mountains. (5/12/2013)
87. Vote in an election and actually KNOW who I am voting for and why. (11/5/2012 - Obama)
88. Watch 5 of the past Best Picture Oscar movies. (0/5)
For others/For the Earth….
89. Donate to a charity. (February 2013, Dumb Friends League for Pet Rescue)
90. Donate blood twice (2/2) (1/4/2013)
91. Send a snail mail birthday card to each of my 6 siblings (2/6)
92. Start recycling again.
93. Crochet another baby blanket. Donate it to a hospital or family in need.
94. Throw a surprise party for someone.
95. Write 10 Operation Beautiful notes and leave them in random places. (0/10)
96. Crochet something made entirely from recycled items.
97. Send all my neighbors Christmas goodies. (12/20/13)
98. Leave a 100% tip.
99. Send someone flowers.
100. Smile (big & intentional) at absolutely EVERYONE I pass by for a whole day.
101. Start a “Phantom” exchange in my apartment complex near Halloween.


  1. Oh wow, that is such an amazing idea :). I might have to do this myself :) !

    1. You definitely should! I am pretty excited about doing it myself.