101 in 1001

I am completing a 101 in 1001 project. The concept is simple: complete 101 preset tasks within a 1001 day period. According to Day Zero {the site I used as a guide for the project}, the 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)". Not too insane, right? Well, it can be pretty hard, as I've found out. Keeping up with some weekly/monthly tasks for about 2.75 years can be rough, but it can also help- it gives more time to work up to the big goals, and allowed me to think 'bigger' than I might otherwise have attempted in a NYE resolution.

On my list, some things ended up as private goals- I don't want the entire blogosphere to know some things! But for the most part, here is my 101 in 1001. Lets see if I can get it done.

{Disclaimer} I did end up changing a few of my goals. Some goals just ended up being things I wasn't that interested in or didn't reflect who I was anymore, so... I changed them. Why push through a 'goal' you don't have anymore? Made sense to me:)

Start 12/1/2009
End 8/28/2012
Completed items in bold
1. Run or bike at least 2x a week every week for the entire 1001 days.
2. Clean my desk off every week.
3. Play with the ponies at least 2x per week. 
4. Photograph at least one meal per week.
5. Make a list of weekly goals and actually finish all of them.
6. Put away laundry the day it is washed, not later in the week.
7. Clean the litterbox once a week.
8. Spend 30 minutes/week looking at the news.
9. Private Goal
10. Pick 1 photo every month to set aside as my photography benchmark so I can look back and see how I’ve progressed.
11. Bake at least 2x a month.
12. Private Goal
13. Private goal
14. Spend at least 2 nights a month completely away from the computer, and vacations don’t count.
15. Make at least 5 blog posts a month.
16. Sew at least once a month.
17. Find at least 2 reasons a month to get all dressed up and go out.
18. Relax with a bubble bath, some wine and a good book 1x a month.
19. Do one Project 365 {http://365project.org/}
20. Learn how to use Ap and Shutter priority settings to get nice pictures. 6/11/10
- next I need to move to manual. That is the only way to get AMAZING pictures!
21. Take a Photoshop course.
22. Learn how to sew well enough to make things for the house. 9/11/11
23. Run in at least one 5K. 10/9/10
24. Get Copper to Training level dressage.
25. Take riding lessons again.
26. Private Goal 4/14/10
27. Return my library books on time for these entire 1001 days
28. Read at least 50 new books- rereads and other books on the list don’t count. {49/50}
29. Buy 2 nice lenses for my camera. completed 2/1/10 w/ purchase of T1i
30. Learn to use all the fancy make-up I purchased for the wedding
31. Inspire at least 2 people to make their own 101 in 1001 lists.
32. Participate in a project from sh1ft.org 3 times (http://sh1ft.org/projects/).
33. Cook dinner for Mr. Pony at least 30 times.{10/30}
34. Learn to make 5 tasty cocktails (excluding those I already know).
35. Create at least 5 DIY tutorials for my blog. {1/5}
36. Decorate living room so it makes me smile. 10/9/10
37. Refurbish at least 2 items that we own already or that I buy 2nd hand. 
  -leaning bookshelves- 3/7/10
  -entry table- 3/21/10
38. Avoid Wal-Mart at all costs.
-went one time in Dec ‘09
39. Say thank-you more.
40. Make the bedroom into a haven, not a sleep-hole. 9/22/11
41.  Get bangs cut.  12/30/10
42. Attend a local theater production.
43. Take my camera out on 10.10.10 and 11.11.11 and do a "Day in the Life" segment.
- went out 10/10/10- I had to work, so some of it was dull, but I pictured!
44. Learn more about wine.
45. Go to at least 5 wine tastings.
46. Learn to be less defensive.
47. Travel outside of the U.S.  -completed May 11-28, 2010 to Venice, Bologna and Paris
48. Visit one fabulous U.S. Location. New Orleans 11/19-11/22/10
49. Private Goal
50. Get rid of music I don't listen to anymore. 6/16/10
51. Find 10 new artists/songs that make me smile or work out better.
52. Learn French from French in 10 minutes a Day & Rosetta Stone.
54. Find 5 things about Central Nowhere that make me happy.
55. Get 20 followers on blog. {20/20} 2/27/11 Now hope for 30!
56. Make a skirt that I would want to wear in public. 3/12/11 yay peasant skirt!
57. Private Goal completed 8/22/10
58. Read or re-read all published books by Diana Gabaldon. {10/10} completed 2/17/10
-3 Lord John books
-7 Outlander books
59. Read at least 5 non-fiction books. 
60. Identify all the historical and factual errors in The DaVinci Code.
61. Listen to more classical music.
62. Get another tattoo. celtic horse 11/27/10
63. Get one more beautiful picture of Lyric.
64. Become a real Pony Clubber again (knowledge and care skills at least).
65. Finish the wedding photo book. Completed 2/21/10
66. Do a trash the dress session.
67. Get art up on all the walls.
68. Find a perfect LBD ‘little black dress’ and heels combo.
69. Make a purse for daily use.
70. Wander campus and take pictures.
71. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet. {26/26} 1/5/11
72. Make the guestroom actually inviting (headboard, etc).
73. Keep the animals all up to date on shots/health care stuff.
74. Buy a quality piece of clothing on each vacation.
  - Europe May 2010- bought nice skirt and quality sandals
  - New Orleans Nov 2010- pretty sweater dress
75. Create a more useful desk/craft/writing space.
76. Take a photography class.
77. Sell jumping saddle and put money towards something for the house.
78. Stay in a charming hotel/B&B in New Orleans. 11/19-11/22/10
79. Re-read and buy all the Harry Potter books in hardcover.
80. Go visit Roommateo at least once. - accomplished 10/28-31 2010- YAYAY!!!
81. Buy one quality piece of art (print/sculpture/etc) on each vacation instead of lots of cheap ones.
82. Plant and garden around the front of the house.
-April 10-12, 2010. My parents came down and we made some improvements!
83. Complete the 100 snapshot challenge. {7/100} (http://community.livejournal.com/100_snapshots/profile)
84. Put up crown molding around the house.
85. Show at training level dressage or pre-green eventing.
86. Do something special each New Year’s Eve.{2/3}
87. Update resume and CV and keep updated.
88. Make 4 pillow covers for throw pillows. {3/4}
89. Turn back patio into an outdoor retreat.
90. Visit 5 cities I’ve never been to. {5/5} all completed from 5-11 through 5-28-10
91. Keep an inspiration notebook w/ quotes, pictures and ideas that inspire me.
92. Organize & clear out all photos on the computer.
93. Go to a real concert (singer, orchestra, whatever).  Completed 12/30/2009
94. Private Goal
95. Get a professional massage (at least 30 minutes).
96. Put pictures that make me smile in several spots at home & work to improve my day.
97. Watch the sun rise without being up for work 5 times (photography optional). {5/5}
98. Take a course on becoming a better manager. 6/24/10
99. Stay off of Facebook for one consecutive week.
100. Write a short story and submit it for publication somewhere.
101. Donate $1 to the local animal shelter for each incomplete task at the end of 1001 days.
101. Make a new 101 in 1001 for the next go around!


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