Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My 101 in 1001

The mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The criteria: Tasks must be specific with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must be realistic and stretching.

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 reasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start: February 1, 2011
End: October 29, 2013

Bold goals are in progress.
Crossed out goals are completed

1. Take the kids to Disneyland
2. Go skydiving
3. Take one photo every day for one month {0/31}
4. See a Broadway show
5. Do all 90 days of P90X {0/90}
6. Lose a total of 75lbs {45/75}
7. Pay off debt
8. Go to the drive ins
9. Go to a karaoke bar
10. Go horseback riding
11. Get my hair back to blonde
12. Go bike riding
13. Try Pilate’s
14. Get professional family pictures done
15. Get makeup done by a professional
16. Have a BBQ
17. Watch a sunrise
18. Get 5 manicures {0/5}
19. Get 5 pedicures {3/5}
20. Put $1,000 into a savings acct and not touch it {0/1000}
21. Have a girls weekend
22. Go on a cruise
23. Go on a picnic with the kids
24. Get a gym membership
25. Get a facial
26. Move into a house
27. Stay at a bed and breakfast
28. Go to 10 movies {1/10}
29. Get 3 tattoos {2/3}
30. Get teeth cleaned
31. Paint a picture and frame it
32. Clean carpets
33. Get 5 massages {2/5}
34. Take the kids to the dentist for their 6 mo checkup
35. Meet 5 Sassy Momma’s {4/5}
36. Go to 10 new restaurants {3/10}
37. No fast food for one month
38. Learn how to sew and make 3 outfits {0/3}
39. Fly in a helicopter
40. Leave a 50% tip somewhere
41. Buy something online
42. Go snowboarding
43. Learn how to crochet
44. Get a passport
45. Take the kids camping
46. Go to New York
47. Find Dave’s biological parents
48. Learn to speak another language
49. Get enrolled into college
50. Keep the house spotless for one week {7/7}
51. Run a mile
52. Take the kids to a museum
53. Go to sushi
54. Reunite with an old friend
55. Be a Surrogate at least once
56. Pay my dad back $2000 {1275/2000}
57. Run a 5k
58. Go on a diet for one month {31/31}
59. Go back to Chicago
60. Make homemade ice cream 5 times {3/5}
61. Take the kids to the state fair
62. Have 30 date nights {2/30}
63 .Make homemade pizza
64. Go to Hawaii
65. Visit Dave’s parents in San Luis Obispo
66. Go snorkeling
67. Take my sister out for a drink
68. Go to the casino
69. Photograph a Newborn, Child & Adult {0/3}
70. Take the kids bowling
71. Go one day without Internet
72. Write Dave a note every day for one month {0/31}
73. Take a kickboxing class
74. Stay at a nice hotel
75. Go on a road trip
76. Go to Tennessee
77. Go to a kings game
78. Put flowers on family graves
79. No soda for one week
80. Take the kids to the zoo
81. Take a family trip to San Francisco/Alcatraz
82. Take the kids to Great America
83. Take the kids to Marine World
84. Go out for drinks with friends
85. Send a goodie basket to 3 friends, just because {0/3}
86. Purchase a camera lens
87. Shoot a Gun
88. Get Reagan Potty Trained
89. Make 10 new dishes {7/10}
90. Get a credit card
91. Get a bigger car
92. Build something from scratch
93. Win something on the radio
94. Throw a dinner party
95. Go to Las Vegas
96. Go through all of the kids clothes and donate them
97. Go to a baseball game
98. Have 5 lunch dates with my sisters {1/5}
99. Send out Allen’s Birth Announcements
100. Get the kids into sport/gymnastics/swimming


Bethany said...

You've inspired me to do this. As I started writing down goals I realize it's going to take me .forever. to come up with 101 goals. I must be super lame. :-/

Breanna said...

Your not super lame :) It took me a while to think up all of these too!

Cyn said...

This idea is simply amazing! Kudos!

Breanna said...

Thank You Cyn!!

Sara-Jayne said...

I'm a new reader and new logger! I'm trying this too (I hope you don't mind if I add some of your 101 to mine).