Tuesday, July 19, 2011

101 things in 1001 days

I don't think I can emphasise enough how much I LOVE writing lists and I love it even more when I cross things off. The days I don't look at a list are the days that nothing gets done. So when I stumbled across the idea of 101 things in 1001 days I was hooked. I hope I don't bore you all with my updates!


The Challenge: 
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 your part).

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. 


MY LIST


Start July 11th 2011
Finish April 8th 2014


CREATE
1. Learn to knit
2. Complete my Dear Jane quilt
3. Make something that involves Bunting (Bunting, quilt or pillow)
4. Learn to screen print.
5. Make a doily rug
6. Get my own fabric printed by Spoonflower
7. Make something to sell through etsy or madeit
8. Find a way to organise my material. 

EXPERIENCES
9. See a movie in 3D
10. Go to a local circus
11. Spend a whole day op shopping
12. Have a picnic
13. Fly a kite
14. Hit golf balls at a driving range
15. Visit Werribee Mansion
16. Skydive
17. Go bush walking
18. Learn to Surf
19. Ride in a hot air balloon
20. Go to a roller derby
21. Go ice skating
22. Take Pryor to Melbourne Zoo
23. Go snowboarding
24. Do a Ghost Tour
25. Go strawberry picking
26. Have dinner by candlelight
27. Sleep under the stars
28. Organise to see a chick flick with girlfriends
29. See the penguin parade at Phillip island
30. Lay outside and stargaze
31. Go horse riding
32. See a movie in gold class
33. Experience the Eureka sky deck
34. Visit 5 different markets (0/5)
35. Visit 10 Australian art galleries (0/10)
36. Go to an AFL game
37. Eat on the Melbourne restaurant train
38. Weekend away with Husband minus child
39. Go to Costco
40. do a bungee jump
41. Play mini golf
42. Go zip-lining

PHOTOGRAPHY
43. Enter a photography contest
44. Complete a 365 day photo challenge (2/365)
45. Make a 1st year snapfish photo book of Pryor
46. Take a picture for every letter of the alphabet for Pryor
47. Take a picture that looks like the a letter for each letter of the alphabet.
48. Take a picture to commemorate the completion of each goal
49. Create a photo wall
50. Take photos under water
51. Visit a photo exhibition

HOUSE
52. Put up something on the hall wall
53. Finally put up the artwork that was given as a gift in my bedroom
54. Make the porch look good so I can sit out there in summer!
55. Fix the gutters above the porch
56. Throw away lotions, hair products, beauty stuff I don't use
57. Get enough potted plants to fill the border of my porch

BUY
58. Build/buy new house
59. Have an investment property
60. Buy a bike trailer for Pryor to ride in
61. Buy a Keepcup
62. Buy a printer/scanner
63. New good quality sharp knives
64. Buy a venetian mirror
65. Buy an amazing new iron with auto shut off
66. Buy 10 dresses (0/10)
67. Build a King size 4 poster bed
68. Buy a piece of artwork

HEALTH/FITNESS
69. No chocolate for a month
70. Run 5kms without stopping
71. Run 10kms without stopping
72. Drink at least 1 litre of water a day for a whole month (0/31)
73. Take a multivitamin everyday for a month (0/31)
74. Walk the dogs 3 days a week for a month (0/12)
75. Complete the couch to 5km running program (0/27 sessions)

FOR OTHERS
76. Donate blood
77. Send flowers anonymously to a friend in need
78. Throw a surprise party
79. Surprise someone with an unexpected gift

ACCOMPLISH
80. Complete a 1000 piece puzzle
81. Have read over half of the books on the current Angus and Robertson book list

FOOD
82. Make ice cream or gelato from scratch
83. Drink all the tea that is sitting in my pantry
84. Have a signature dessert
85. Make chocolate covered strawberries
86. Learn something about different types of wine
87. Make a birthday cake for someone
88. No fast food for a month
89. No chocolate for a month
90. Make my own cook book
91. Eat fish and chips on the beach
92. Eat a pomegranate
93. Go to a high tea
94. Make jam

MISC
95. Have another baby
96. Complete my tattoo half sleeve
97. Blog at least once per week
98. Wear dresses for a whole week Completed
99. Get my eyes tested
100. Watch all the Harry Potter movies Completed 1/12/11
101. Make a list of all family and friends birthdays and anniversaries

    3 comments:

    Ramona said...

    As far as organizing your materials, I am also working on my stash and found the folding techniques shown on the blog "In Color Order" extremely helpful. I am loving how the stacks of color are piling up. I also want to start on a Dear Jane. I have made three blocks but want to really choose a colorway and go for it. 1001 days sounds far more reasonable than a year - especially where Jane is concerned!

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