Friday, February 15, 2008

101 Things in 1001 Days

So I saw this on Handmade Homeschool's Blog and thought it was an awesome idea. I'm categorizing them so that it's easier for me to figure out what I still have left to do. Here's what the site says about it:

The Mission:

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

Start Friday February 15, 2008 - Friday November 12, 2010

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 Focussed. 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.

And here's my list:

1. Go camping
2. Take a trip with my Mom
3. Take a trip with my Dad
4. Spend 6 romantic weekends with just Steve
5. Go to the fair
6. Go to a county fair in another state
7. Visit 8 national parks
8. Visit 3 States I've never been to

9. Write down every purchase for a month
10. Make & sell stuff on Etsy
11. Put money into retirement fund on a regular basis

3 R's:
12. Write & leave fortunes around the city
13. Learn 3 types of decorative writing
14. Write a note to someone in a service oriented job once a month
15. Read a book on "proper" letter writing
16. Make a list of the top 5 people who have influenced me & write them letters
17. Leave a positive note on a random car or bike twice a month
18. Put a note in Steve's lunch once a week
19. Read a book on etiquette, modern or vintage
20. Send a handwritten thank you note every time I receive any type of gift
21. Write 3 short stories
22. Write 2 letters or post cards a month for "For the love of letters" group on Ravelry

23. Design a full wardrobe in the vein of sewing with a plan
24. Make 1 garment a month
25. Refinish or recover 1 piece of furniture
26. Knit 5 items for charity
27. Learn 3 new forms of art/craft
28. Decorate for 6 holidays
29. Make a corset
30. Make a 3 piece tailored suit
31. Use glitter in 9 projects
32. Make gifts for neighbors & leave them on their doorsteps
33. Brew a batch of my own cider, beer, or mead
34. Create 3 shrines
35. Make 5 pillows
36. Knit or crochet a giant doily
37. Refashion or recover a pair of shoes
38. Knit something for Chris
39. Make a full size quilt
40. Make a burlesque costume
41. Make a bathing suit
42. Learn millinery
43. Make 5 pieces based on art pieces
44. Create an art journal
45. Make 4 pieces of jewelry
46. Buy & revamp 8 pieces of clothing from a thrift store
47. Publish a knitted design
48. Learn to steek
49. Make an alphabet book
50. Knit Steve's blanket
51. Knit 13 items from stash
52. Take an art class

53. Go to the Farmer's Market once a month
54. Switch to all non-toxic or natural cleaners
55. Use only reusable grocery bags
56. Make 1 "green" change a month
57. Plant a tree
58. Grow 5 varieties of herbs
59. Research community gardens & join if able
60. Grow flowers from a seed
61. Use only reusable cups & mugs
62. Make or give fair trade gifts for Christmas
63. Switch to natural beauty products
64. Buy & Start using a diva cup
65. Reduce plastic in kitchen by 90%

66. Build the stamina to run 5 miles
67. Run 5 k for a cause & get donations
68. Make 1 new recipe a week
69. Track my points 1 week a month
70. Go 1 month with no TV
71. Learn to surf
72. Do yoga 3 times a week
73. Ride my bike to work once a week
74. Make bread
75. Take the stairs instead of the elevator when able
76. Go to the beach, on the actual sand, once a month
77. Do 1 full detox
78. Go 1 month with no processed food
79. Take a class in burlesque or pole dancing
80. Get to my goal weight
81. Take Chris on a nature walk
82.Stop drinking coffee
83. Take a course in swing dancing
84. Learn to snowboard

85. Take 12 units at a college
86. Go to 5 concerts
87. Sleep under the stars
88. Compliment someone everyday
89. Go caroling
90. Have 1 day every month with no plans
91. Take a picture everyday for a year & post it to the blog
92. Only wear skirts & dresses for a full month
93. Get another tattoo
94. Clean the car out once a week
95. Make a personalized emergency kit for my car
96. Make Limoncello
97. Blog updates when tasks are finished
98. Find a creative way to save for & buy a digital SLR
99. Design or have designed a logo for Etsy shop
100. Buy 4 pieces of original art
101. Get a new job


CraftyCanadian said...

You GO Girl!

Mookxi said...

some nice goals you've got there !