101 in 1001 v.2

101 in 1001 v.2

As a quick recap, the mission at hand is to complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. Tasks must be specific (i.e., no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e., 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 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.

start date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

end date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  1. Travel to Iceland
  2. See the Northern Lights
  3. Skydive
  4. Go to Massachusetts in the fall and see a cranberry bog
  5. Hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail
  6. Hike a section of the Florida Trail
  7. Visit the Atlantic Ocean
  8. Visit family in New York
  9. Visit 3 new states (3/3 – South Carolina, Alaska, Virginia)
  10. Go to a space observatory
  11.  Visit my local museum
  12.  Visit a castle
  13.  Try rock climbing
  14.  Go to Ponce de Leon Springs
  15.  Go backpacking in Alaska for a week
  16.  Go to Mt. Saint Helens
  17.  Go to Mt. Rainer
  18. Backpack down into the Grand Canyon
  19. Visit Yosemite
  20. Take a Hawaiian vacation with Spencer
  21. Finish my graduate certificate in Victim Studies
  22. Donate at least $100 a year to an outdoor recreation related cause (2014: Shenandoah National Park; 2015: )
  23. Send 10 letters to elected officials (1/10)
  24. Attend a protest/political rally
  25. Volunteer for the next presidential campaign
  26. Volunteer to decorate the community entrance for Christmas
  27. Drink only homemade lemonade and sweet tea (as opposed to store bought) for a year (12/12 months)
  28. Catch and eat a fish
  29. Make good Thai fried rice
  30. Make my own jam with my own berries
  31. Get an ice cream maker, and make gelato
  32. Learn to make sushi
  33. Make good pad thai
  34. Try cooking with 10 new fruits or vegetables (10/10; artichoke, brussels sprouts, asparagus, dragon fruit, persimmons, collard greens, eggplant, rhubarb, asparagus beans, and swiss chard)
  35. Make a sourdough starter
  36. Make cheese danishes
  37. Obtain 3 pieces from Le Creuset (2/3; small teapot in carribean blue, 7 1/4 quart dutch oven in quince)
  38. Build up a 3 month emergency fund
  39. Pay off all debt currently under $10,000 (3/4; Cadet Loan, MasterCard, Mazda Loan)
  40. Put $10 into an IRA or CD account for every completed goal
  41. Update the bedroom curtains and duvet
  42. Build a desk for the office
  43. Buy a proper dresser for the bedroom
  44. Change all light bulbs in the house over to CFL or LED
  45. Flush the hot water tank once a year (1/3; 2014)
  46. Build 3 planter boxes and plant a garden
  47. Plant lavender in a windowsill box
  48. Design some sort of patio that is larger/better than the current one.
  49. Expand the backyard to it’s full size
  50. Buy and learn how to use a jig saw
  51. Redo the flowerbeds in the front yard
  52. Build a fence for the back yard
  53. Build a picnic table
  54. Fill in the backyard floodpit
  55. Replace the front door
  56. Create a more cat-friendly office
  57. Plant a tree
  58. Go out to see 6 movies a year with Spencer (2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy, TMNT, The Grand Seduction, The Judge, Rosewater, Mockingjay; 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron, Pitch Perfect 2, Rock the Kasbah, Star Wars, Spotlight, Point Break, 2016 – Deadpool, Hail Caesar, Love and Friendship)
  59. Go to a Blue Wahoos game with my husband
  60. Throw an awesome promotion party for Spencer
  61. Go out for drinks/shoot pool/go out on a date with my husband once a month while in FL
  62. Carve pumpkins with my husband
  63. Take a dance class with my husband
  64. Begin a doctoral program
  65. Be published in an academic journal, magazine, or reputable blog
  66. Complete a grant proposal
  67. Read 100 journal articles relating to gender issues, sexual assault, or assault in the military and review them on my blog (0/100)
  68. Make my own business cards
  69. Get down to my goal weight
  70. Take a violin lesson
  71. Teach Ellie how to not pull on her leash
  72. Become fluent in Spanish again
  73. Learn how to shoot a gun
  74. Get 12 massages (10/12)
  75. Run another half marathon
  76. Get a bike, and use it as a form of transportation and exercise
  77. Go paddle boarding 10 times
  78. Take a surfing lesson
  79. Learn to snowboard
  80. Go to a chiropractor
  81. Read my 25 Classic Books
  82. Attend 10 local plays
  83. Attend 10 local concerts (2/10; Tommy Emmanuel, Mannheim Steamroller)
  84. Wake up no later than 8am on weekdays, and 10am on weekends for a month
  85. Get my own personal stamp
  86. Read 15 books just for fun (15/15)
  87. Join a book club
  88. Take a yoga class every week for 3 months
  89. Post to my blog once a week for two months
  90. Send 50 handwritten notes to friends and family (9/50)
  91. Buy a filing cabinet and start a good filing system
  92. Take a self defense class
  93. Read every Jane Austen novel
  94. Buy new glasses that I really like
  95. Go a month without Facebook
  96. Answer the 50 Questions that Will Free Your Mind in 50 blog posts
  97. Bike 50 miles a week for a month
  98. Revamp my wardrobe with a better selection of business professional attire
  99. Get a DSLR and figure out how to use it
  100. Finish our road trip scrapbook
  101. Keep up-to-date with hair cuts

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