101 in 1001


From DayZero Project as seen on  Melissa Jill Photography Blog
The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

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.

Start Date: August 15, 2011
Completion Date: May 12, 2014
Complete: 34
  1. Attend a hot air balloon festival
  2. Convert from PC to Mac 8/23/11
  3. Return to the weight my driver's license says I am
  4. Read all of Shakespeare's Sonnets
  5. Take a photography workshop 2/18/2012 
  6. Save 3 months salary
  7. Buy a house
  8. Go berry picking
  9. Go skydiving
  10. Travel to the UK again
  11. Buy a "piggie" bank and add 10 dollars for each completed goal. Buy something fun in 1002 days
  12. Buy another  bank and add 10 dollars for each completed goal.  Donate to a charity in 1002 days.
  13. Take photographs in Zion National Park 3/10/2012
  14. Resist every urge to purchase a new car and drive my paid-in-full 2008 Honda to 100,000 miles FAIL Sept 2012
  15. Buy a copy of Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover to give away
  16. Complete PMP recertification 6/24/2012
  17. Learn Adobe Lightroom 10/2012  two full day courses with the fantastic George Jardine who worked on the Lightroom Dev team
  18. Create a will
  19. Find a home church and small group
  20. Read Wives and Daughters all the way through 
  21. Refrain from "talking" to other drivers on the road for one month
  22. Donate 20% of my wardrobe to Goodwill 9/10/11
  23. Go a month without buying anything that isn't a necessity
  24. Unplug from all technology for an entire weekend
  25. Schedule and go to all recommended preventative care doctor appts in one year
  26. Pay off all credit cards/debt aside from mortgage 1/2012
  27. Decorate a fabulous guest room so friends and family will want to visit. 
  28. Buy cool green or blue toenail polish so my niece will think I am cool 6/2012 OPI Fly and China Glaze For Audrey.  I love them more than my niece does. 
  29. Sell my place in Colorado
  30. Visit a financial planner and reconcile my numerous 401ks floating around at my previous employers
  31. Volunteer 40 hours (400/40)
  32. Try a completely new photography technique or genre
  33. Take photographs on a beach 10-15-2011
  34. Travel to a country not currently on my "to visit" list Jan 2013
  35. Donate books to a children's literacy charity 11/2012
  36. Visit and take photos in Grand Teton National Park
  37. Complete 3 knitting, quilting or crochet projects currently in progress (0/3)
  38. Dress up schmance and hit the town.  Stay out later than 11PM.
  39. Take vitamins daily for 2 months
  40. Take a photography lighting class
  41. Reread the Little House on the Prairie series
  42. Find an online storage backup solution August 2012
  43. Go whale watching again
  44. Keep a plant alive for more than 3 months
  45. Go on a missions trip  Minefield Village, Cambodia Jan 2013
  46. Unsubscribe myself from at least 30 e-mail subscriptions cluttering my inbox--9/19/2011...unsubscribed from 50 and there's nothing like grabbing your phone in the morning and receiving 10 e-mails instead of 60.
  47. Ride in a hot air balloon 9/18/2011
  48. Purge 101 non-clothing items 12/12/2011
  49. Make a new friend
  50. Complete my cookbook challenge
  51. Reread Knowing God by JI Packer
  52. Have professional photos taken 1/2012 new headshots
  53. Make royal icing in many colors and decorate sugar cookies
  54. Increase my 401k contributions 1% each year
  55. Throw a holiday party
  56. Find at least 7 new places or activities to discover my new city --Las Vegas(5/7) 1. Calico Basin at Red Rock Canyon  2. Hoover Dam Rafting Tour of the back side 3.  San Gennaro Feast 4. Magical Forest Opportunity Village 5. Spring Mt. Ranch State Park ; 6. Mt Charleston; 7. Nelson Nevada
  57. Write my sponsor boys and send birthday cards in advance. 2/24/2012
  58. Find 2 pairs of work flats that I love as much as heels 9/5/11
  59. Participate in a charity run
  60. Perfect 5 yoga poses
  61. Take a Photoshop class
  62. Read 10 books from my existing unread books shelf (2/5)
  63. Read 10 books already on my Nook (2/5)  The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure, The Dirty Life by Kristen Kimball, 
  64. Fly somewhere just for a long weekend break
  65. Go tree fruit picking and bake a pie
  66. Spend a full hour in silent devotional and meditation time. Used this website's 60 Mins with God
  67. Find the perfect red lipstick
  68. Take photographs in a ghost town Nelson, Nevada 3/11/12
  69. Find a group to play Euchre, Hearts or Spades with
  70. Photograph the Milky Way
  71. Take one of my own photographs, blow it up and hang it on my wall as if it were fine art. 2/2013
  72. Celebrate my 40th birthday with a smile
  73. Touch my nose to my knees
  74. Train Brooklyn to walk on leash without pulling
  75. Bake the perfect batch of  chocolate croissants
  76. Visit Alaska 8/2012
  77. Sew throw pillows for my bed
  78. Read 5 books to improve my photography (5/5) 1.The Speedliters Handbook by Syl Arena 2. Vision and Voice by David duChemin 3. Annual subscription to Outdoor Photography (it counts) 4. Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams by Michael Frye 5. The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photographs
  79. Participate in a photo challenge
  80. Buy a fireproof safe/file for documents 3/25/2012
  81. Find truly outstanding pho in Las Vegas 1/2012 Pho Kim Long on Spring Mountain
  82. Find a seat belt/car restraint system for Brooklyn and convince her to wear it 9/8/11
  83. Take a spontaneous road trip 7/2013
  84. Make kefir 
  85. Take up a new outdoor activity
  86. Experiment with canning (outside of jam)
  87. Buy a wide angle lens 9/16/2011...11-16mm
  88. Dress up for Halloween one year
  89. Take up tennis again
  90. Go parasailing again
  91. Walk the Cotswold Trail
  92. Make 10 recipes from the zillions pinned on my Pinterest Boards
  93. Repaint white furniture
  94. Read a book in french
  95. Make 3 "green" changes 
  96. Find and refinish a bargain "antique"
  97. Create "inspiration books" for photography and decorating 12/31/2011
  98. Buy a full frame camera
  99. Plan and decorate a craft room
  100. Find at least 7 new places to discover my new old city--back to Denver 
  101. Grow a SCOBY and make Kombucha 6/2012

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24 comments:

  1. fun reading through your list - I was getting worried there for a bit until I saw #77 - was hoping that would make it on the list! :)

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  2. I love the ecclectic mix of tougher challenges with the fun tasks like wearing red lipstick!

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  3. I love the piggy banks idea and am adding it to my 101. Thanks for the ideas. It was fun to read!

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  4. Aha! another soon to be Mac convert. I wholeheartedly agree with that goal!

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  5. What a great list! I've tried reading wives and daughters 3-4 times but the sheer volume of it is a bit offputting. :) Good luck!

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  6. I think we have a lot of similarities as I would add a lot of the same goals to my list.

    Let me know how getting a Boston to walk on a leash without pulling works. My Riley is like one little sleigh puller, I can even see the individual leg muscles when he "digs" in to pull harder.

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  7. Just reading through others 101 lists inspire me to try one myself. Love the Any Soldier goal. I'd never heard of it before this.....thank you for sharing!

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  8. I'm a huge Dave Ramsey fan for sure! We did the debt snowball and were out of all non-mortgage debt in just a year and a half. I love the goal of sharing the book with others!

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  9. I like that it combines all kinds of areas and difficulties to complete some of them. Hope you share the croissant recipe when you make the perfect batch!

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  10. I've wanted to try this for ages. I should just bite the bullet and do it.

    We drink a lot of kefir in our house. I didn't even realize you can make it at home!

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  11. I started a 101 list and got through 75 of them. It was so empowering!

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  12. i think it is realy good to have goals because they make you work harder. i think you have some fun ones and some hard ones! good luck!

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  13. With skydiving and parasailing, I'm sensing you like to fly through the air? Looks like fun, maybe I'll start a list!

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  14. I made it through 52 when I did it a couple of years ago. That's better than 50% so I was pleased.

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  15. How cool! I'm inspired too. Maybe I will make my own list! Go You!

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  16. I've wanted to do this since I first saw it years ago. You think "listing 101 things" should be on my list of goals? :) I fugure if I can't get motivated enough to make a list, odds are not good for making progress in the list.

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  17. I've never heard of this but I give anything that encourages trave a thumbs up! HOpe you make it to the UK. I love the yorkshire dales especially!

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  18. Such a fun idea! I've never heard of this but I'm tempted to try for sure because that might be the only way my husband will let me jump out of plane! But honey, I must complete my goals....

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  19. So fun! I'm starting my list now!

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  20. FUN! Hope you make all the goals especially the super fun travel ones!

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  21. What a great thing! I have a bucket list but with those, heck, I could take the rest of my life. Maybe I'll put a time goal on my bucket list. Love it!

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  22. Very inspiring. I may create my own list!

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  23. This is a fun list and I like that there's a deadline. I have a bucket list but who knows what the deadline is for that. :)

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