Saturday, June 12, 2010

My new 101 in 1001

My NEW 101 in 1001

I LOVE list making and when I stumbled upon this challenge 3 years ago I knew I had to try it. You can read my first list here. Even though I didn't finish everything on my list, there is something so satisfying about having goals to work towards. I also get such a feeling of satisfaction when I get to cross items off of a do to list! Here is my new 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 organizing 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: June 12, 2010
End Date: March 9, 2013
Goals in Bold are in progress
Goals in Bold and in Red are Completed
Goals in Bold and Blue are goals from my last 101 list

My NEW List

Around the House

1. Put family photos in frames from Rick and Pam's wedding

2. Get a bamboo plant and try not to kill it
3. Fix Conrad's broken dresser drawer
4. Replace at least one light fixture on the main floor
5. Shampoo carpets
6. Buy some rubbermaid bins to store my teaching stuff that accumulated in the basement
7. Move the filled rubbermaid bins to the school storage room
8. Paint Kezia's room
9. Fix (or trash) the desktop computer that died.
10. Remove old carpet from front and back steps
11. Sell something using the online classifieds (piano and or the train table)
12. Mount a Bible verse on the wall (in a frame or vinyl letters)
13. Remove rocks and plant grass in that little spot between the flowerbed and the sidewalk
14. Build a new shed
15. Draw out a basement renovation plan and price out the cost of materials

Things to do
16. Makes 250 blog posts to document what is going on in my life at that moment
17. Watch the first season of LOST and see if I think it is as good as everyone says it is
18. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
19. Read "The Book of Awesome"
20. read entire Bible
21. Eat at 3 new restaurants
22. Browse the boutiques and shops down Osborne on foot
23. Try a Papa Murphy's pizza
24. sponsor a child
25. Read through the book that I got at my very first inservice day.
26. update my ipod with some "new favourite" songs
27. Use 10 (or less) plastic bags for the next 1001 days when shopping.

28. buy a small change purse to store all of my school receipts so they don't get lost
29. Update telephone and address book
30. Watch all our old home movies and label the tapes
31. Go through all university boxes and toss or file the contents
32. Sort and recycle all of the misc. containers that are missing their lids.
33. At the end of each school year, transfer all school photos from that year to a disk.
34. Declutter desk in the basement
35. Gather all Christmas letters and cards that we have sent out and create a Christmas album

36. Organize a "social committee" binder to store receipts, etc.
37. Make at least 3 iMovies with my students (2/3)
38. Attend at least 2 Math related inservices. (1/2)
39. Attend an inservice on technology, especially if I do get that smartboard! (Feb. 2011)
40. Go for coffee/dinner with my two best cohort mom peeps from University
41. Create a new day planner template
42. Dream up a fantastic "storybook dress up day" costume
43. Put something on "MY" shelves in the brand new storage room
44. Organize filing cabinet at school and label files
45. Investigate the Words Their Way program and implement it

With Conrad and/or the Kids
46. Have watermelon and (make) roll kuchen at least 4 times (2/4)
47. Take each of the kids out separately for lunch or supper (1/3)
48. Visit a new province or state or country
49. Go on 30 date nights with Conrad (6/30)
50. Go for pedicures with Kiandra and Kezia
51. Have a screen free week in the summer
52. Take Kaden mini golfing or to the driving range
53. Secretly book a day off work for Conrad and plan a surprise him with a night away.
54. Have a family game night 10 times (1/10)
55. Have a family movie night 5 times (1/5)
56. Grant Kezia's birthday wish to wake her up at her exact birthday time (5:57am!) (2011)
57. Skate the river trail
58. have a backwards meal by serving dessert first and having everyone turn their clothes backwards.
59. Take Kezia to Celebrations for her 12th birthday (January 30, 2011)
60. participate in a family volunteering opportunity
61. Make a Blurb book of our Florida Trip

Purchases I would like to make:
62. black dress shoes
63. a mac laptop
64. an anklet
65. a shirt from wild olive tees
66. something at piazza de Nardi
67. 12 new identical plates, preferably square
68. a new bed
69. professional family photos
70. A "my husband rocks" hat
71. new containers for lunches after #32
72. new socks
73. another pair of Skechers
74. new family game (Quelf)

For fun
75. Surprise someone with fresh baked goodies
76. Buy someone flowers
77. Eat by candlelight 10 times
78. Vacation or camp with another family (August 2010)
79. Have 5 different families over for a meal
80. Host an ugliest sweater couples party
81. learn to whistle loudly with my fingers in my mouth
82. Have a stay in your pajamas day (December 2010)

83. Run the relay on marathon day- again!
84. Drink only water for 1 month
85. eat breakfast every day for a whole month
86. Try Crest White strips
87. Book the annual physical appointment I had to cancel
88. Lose 20 pounds

89. make and mail 50 greeting cards (21/50)
90. Scrapbook Kaden's grade three year
91. Scrapbook Kaden's grade four year
92. Scrapbook Kaden's grade five year
93. Scrapbook Kezia's grade five year
94. Scrapbook Kezia's grade six year
95. Scrapbook Kezia's grade seven year
96. Scrapbook Kiandra's grade seven year
97. Scrapbook Kiandra's grade eight year
98. Scrapbook Kiandra's grade 9 year
99. Make a 13th Birthday Album for Kezia
100. Send 10 anonymous "thinking of you" cards.
101. Do an outside photo shoot with the kids 3 times (2/3)


~ L ~ said...

one of those weekends your family goes camping and you do not, definitely need to get together and scrap!
good list! very specific....I think I forgot that rule for mine :)

Andrea said...

Wow -- I can't even bring myself to come up with ONE 101/1001 list, nevermind a SECOND one!!

TammyIsBlessed said...

No doubt - two of these lists - incredible! I bet you'll be very successful.

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