Sunday, May 31, 2009

101 Things in 1001 Days

So far, I've seen 3 people start this mission for themselves. Each time, I read their list and I feel so lazy and there's so many things that have been on my "To Do" list for forever. So, I'm kicking myself in the rear and here goes my list!

Instead of starting a new blog (I can't handle another) I'm just posting my list here and I'll post updates within this blog as well, since this blog is about my life.

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?
The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days is a decent period of time, 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.

Start Date: June 1, 2009
End Date: February 27, 2012

Incomplete Tasks
Complete Tasks
Tasks in Progress

My List
1. Get (and stay) pregnant!!!
2. Take pictures of each task completed (0/101)
3. Post on my blog everyday for a month (0/30)
4. Take a hobby course at LSU
5. Learn a language using Rosetta Stone

Home is where the heart is
6. Get roof fixed

7. Organize store room
8. Clear out garden
9. Plant flowers in garden
10. Tile the master bathroom
11. Put down new carpet throughout house
12. Organize and inventory side biz stuff
13. Replace chandelier in kitchen over dining table
14. Replace all the doors in our house
15. Put up a ceiling fan in master bedroom
16. Get a recycling bin
17. Paint kitchen countertops
18. Purchase artwork for the house
19. Plant 3 Magnolia trees in the back lot where house will be
20. Find house plans that I LOVE
21. Build house

That paper, paper
22. Put $5 into savings for each completed item (0/101)
23. Put $200 into retirement savings acct every month (0/12)
24. Put $200 into college savings acct every month (0/12)
25. Put $200 into baby fund savings acct every month (0/12)
26. Pay off ring
27. Pay off medical bill
28. Pay back Dad
29. Buy an SUV
30. Create a formal college savings account for future spawn
31. Start a formal IRA or 401k for myself
32. Count coins and bring to bank
33. Enact the Total Money Makeover plan

Paying it forward
34. Clean out closet to give more clothes to charity
35. Donate to 5 organizations (3/5)
36. Adopt a child for Christmas
37. Adopt a family for Christmas
38. Volunteer for something
39. Send a surprise gift to someone (0/5)
40. Donate $5 for each item not marked off to a charity
41. Participate in the Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember

I do’s
42. Print out all our wedding pictures and give away to family (sadly I have yet to do this!)
43. Design and print out all wedding albums (0/5)
44. Sell all wedding stuff that’s sitting around the house
45. Frame wedding pictures for the house

My lobster
46. Go with DH to concerts (0/5)
47. Date night with DH every month (0/31)
48. Take couples dance lessons

Social butterfly
49. Become friends with 2 couples
50. Go out to dinner with new couple friends (0/5)
51. Throw a party (0/5)
52. Invite friends over to dinner (0/5)
53. Send an e-mail/card to a friend or family member (0/5)

It’s all relative
54. Write letters for spawn
55. Keep regular family videos
56. Take pictures regularly
57. Learn to sew
58. Purchase an SLR camera
59. Learn how to use the camera for photojournalistic photos
60. Create Living Wills
61. Visit my grandmother at the nursing home once a week for 3 months (0/12)
62. Collect all friends’ and family members’ birthdays
63. Call dad once a week (0/146)
64. Visit or have dinner with dad once a month (0/31)
65. Plan Mom’s surprise 50th birthday party
66. Dates with Mom once every other week (0/146)

Traveling the world
67. Renew passport with name change
68. Go on a cruise
69. Plan our return to Couples Swept Away in Jamaica
70. Go to the beach
71. Plan a trip for Mom and I
72. Stay at a Bed & Breakfast

Staying’ fit
73. Get a massage
74. Lose 20 lbs
75. Lose 30 lbs
76. Lose 40 lbs
77. Lose 50 lbs
78. Lose more weight
79. Get DH Lasik treatment
80. Go to the dentist
81. Get wrist checked out by Dr
82. Go see a chiropractor
83. Go to the gym 20 times in a month (0/20)
84. Take a daily vitamin
85. Work out in the morning for a week (0/7)

86. Cook a completely homemade dinner once a month (0/31)
87. Take cooking lessons (0/3)
88. No soft drinks for a week
89. No pizza for a month
90. No fast food for a week
91. Try new recipes (0/30)
92. Try new restaurants (0/10)
93. Go back on vegetarian diet for a week

Being all pro
94. Spend an entire day at work only doing work stuff
95. Get my CMP designation
96. Get my CISR designation
97. Quit my job and work solely on my side biz
98. Join ABC
99. Become a Professional Consultant
100. Present at shows (0/3)
101. Sell crafts at October Festival (1/2)

Let's see how this goes...


Korndog said...

Good Luck!

Megan said...

You can give me a suprise gift at any time!! :)