Saturday, July 21, 2007

My 101 in 1001 List!

101 in 1001

*This challenge ended on April 18, 2010 and has been updated to show that 72 goals were met, 9 were still in progress, 17 were not met, and 2 could not be done.*

I LOVE list making and when I stumbled upon this challenge I knew I had to try it. There is something so satisfying about crossing items off of a do to list! Here is the challenge and my goals for the next 1001 days....

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.

Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.
2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.
3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.
4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.
5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

Start Date: July 22, 2007
End Date: April 18, 2010
Goals in Bold were in Progress when the challenge ended
Goals in Bold and in Red are Completed
Goals in Bold and Blue did not get completed in 101 days
Goals in Bold and Purple could not be completed

My List

Around the House
1. Put family photos in frames from Rick and Pam's wedding
2. Paint the outside trim on Kaden's window..which somehow was forgotten when I painted every other window trim! (October, 2007)
3. Put up new curtains in Kaden's room (july 24, 2007)
4. Put up new curtains in Kezia's room (july 24, 2007)
5. Put up new curtains in our room (July 2008)
6. Put up new curtains in living room (july 24, 2007)
7. Get a bamboo plant and try not to kill it
8. Finish off the edge of the counter in kitchen that has been open since we moved in! (March 2008)
9. Reupholster piano bench (september 2, 2007)
10. Shampoo carpets (July 2009)
11. Replace plug cover in our room (August 2008)
12. Glue on the bear from the wreath in the front entrance that keeps falling off (November 2007)
13. Find a way to contain the mountain of shoes that always accumulates at the back door (fall 2008)
14. Complete finishing touches in Kiandra's room
15. Get that old computer connected to the Internet so I don't have to share this one with the kids, lol! (september 7, 2007)
16. Fix Conrad's broken dresser drawer

Things to do
17. get passports (December 2007)
18. ride a tandem bike (May 2009)
19. complete the finishing touches in the bathroom at my parent's house (September 8, 2007)
20. read entire Bible
21. eat at Pine Ridge Hollow (a bit late, but completed on Mother's Day 2010)
22. eat at Buccacino's (May 2008)
23. watch the sun rise (August 2009)
24. sponsor a child
25. on day 1001 post a new 101/1001 list

26. Save photos from computer to discs
27. Sort through my closet and get rid of all clothes that I would not want to be photographed ruthless!
28. Organize scrapbook supplies so I can find what I am looking for (December 2009)
29. Update telephone and address book
30. Organize freezer and pantry once a year (2/3)
31. Watch all our old home movies and label the tapes
32. Label all the containers in my cupboard with the new label maker.
(August 2008)

33. Graduate with my Bachelor of Education (May 2009)
34. Cash my first paycheck from teaching (June 2008)
35. Create a teaching portfolio/learn how to do a powerpoint/slideshow to music
36. Double the number of A+'s on my transcript (January 2008)
37. Aim to be at my school a few minutes early (instead of my usual few minutes late for everything!)
Completed all 4 student teaching blocks being 20-40 minutes early!

With Conrad and/or the Kids
38. go on our first family plane ride (Florida! May 2009)
39. take the girls to folklorama to the pavilion of their choice (August 2008)
40. visit a Province or a State we have never been to before (Las Vegas, Nevada-January 2008)
41. stay in a suite with a jacuzzi in the room (June 1, 2008 for our 12th anniversary)
42. make a homemade gift for Conrad...I can't say what it is because he now knows my blog address, lol! (Changed from my original idea, but created a scrapbook for him from our Vegas trip)
43. sleep in a Yurt (changed to camp twice in one summer with the kids ) (June 12-14 AND June 30-July 2) See justification here
44. take Kezia to the revolving restaurant (just me and her) in honour of her 10th birthday...It closed in December 2008 and has not reopened :(
45. play a new family game (december 2007)
46. take the kids to see the mountains (July 2008)
47. go to Rainbow Stage (August 24, 2007)
48. have a backwards meal by serving dessert first and having everyone turn their clothes backwards.
49. go to the drive-in at least once every season it is open (1/3) CLOSED FOR 2008 :(
50. ride Bikes/Roller blade the trails at Bird's Hill (May Long Weekend 2008)
51. participate in a family volunteering opportunity

Purchases I would like to make:
52. dressy boots (brown or black) (September, 2007)
53. toe ring (Mother's Day gift 2008)
54. big sunglasses (August 9, 2007)
55. something at piazza de Nardi
56. the new pineapple scented Bath and Body Works soap (June 2008)
57. three new jewelery pieces to wear teaching (3/3) (August 9,2007)
58. new phone for the living room (August 30, 2007)

59. Christmas Tree Skirt (December 2009)
60. Flowers for someone (April 2010)
61. something from the farmer's market (July 2008)
62. new small appliance (panini press, ice cream maker, popcorn popper, or rice cooker) (July 2009)
63. 5 items of clothing to wear teaching (I'll need them after #27!) (5/5) (I'm all ready for teaching!!)
64. 12 new identical plates, preferably square (preferably before #68)
65. a 12 place setting of cutlery (necessary before #68)
66. a new bed
67. professional graduation photos (February -individual and May- family)

For fun
68. Host a theme Dinner party with four-five other couples
69. Host an ugliest sweater couples party
70. Go to Corn Maze with another family (September, 2007)
71. Eat by candlelight 10 times (7/10)
72. Watch the "Friends" finale
73. Follow a Hot Air Balloon until it lands (July 27, 2008)
74. Have a Jet tub bath once a month (27/32)
75. Go on a "ladies only" trip to the States (late but spent a weekend with my teacher peeps at the end of April)
76. Convince 2 other people to start a 101/1001 list (2/2)
77. Give up the Internet for 1 week...while I am actually at home (July 2009)
78. learn to whistle loudly with my fingers in my mouth
79. Have coffee/go for lunch with an old friend (September 6,2007)
80. Have a stay-in-your-pajamas-all-day day (December 26, 2008)

81. Run the relay (June 2008)
82. Get fitted properly for a bra and then get one in my correct size (August 2008)
83. Drink only water for 1 month
84. buy a bikini...or at least be more comfortable being seen in a bathing suit.
85. purchase and learn to use a Diva Cup
86. eat breakfast every day for a whole month
87. start taking a calcium supplement
88. give up pop for 100 days (June 2008)

89. make and mail 100 greeting cards (67/100)
90. start scrapbook wedding album with the goal of having it completed by our 15 year anniversary.
91. make a picture perfect pie with a lattice top (July 2009)
92. Photograph all of my recipezaar recipes that do not already have a photograph (33/57)
93. Scrapbook Kaden's grade one year
94. Scrapbook Kaden's grade two year
95. Scrapbook Kezia's grade two year
96. Scrapbook Kezia's grade three year
97. Scrapbook Kezia' grade four year
98. Scrapbook Kiandra's grade four year
99. Scrapbook Kiandra's grade five year
100. Scrapbook Kiandra's grade six year
101. Make a 13th Birthday Album for Kiandra (*gasp* I'll have a teenager in less 1001 days!!!)


ValleyGirl said...

Awesome list! I'm still sitting at 73 on mine. I think my problem is I'm thinking a little bit too 'Christmas list-y.' Need to simplify.

Pamela said...

So, if you do one can I count you for #76?! :) Feel free to steal any of my ideas to complete your list, lol!

ValleyGirl said...

I dunno, Pam. I started working on my list way back in May already....

Anonymous said...

Great list you can also put me down for numbers60, 68 and 75. HaHa.

Andrea said...

Hey -- I can definitely help you with #72...I'm done watching Season 10. Too bad I didn't think ahead that I'd be seeing you tonight!!

Momof3 said...

Great List. I may "steal" some of your ideas for my list.

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