Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Farewell 101 in 1001

This is my last post on my 101 in 1001. I will remove the separate page soon.


In my opinion my list was a failure. I had big plans when this was made. What was NOT in my plans was a PCS that occurred about a year early that gave me a move across country. And the assignment we went to really limited my travelling goals as well as throw a whole bunch of crazy into what I was originally planning to do. Things that were once important and I could plan and think about were no longer a priority.


At first I tried to take it in stride and update goals. But with Ryan not around much and I'm dealing with the kids alone and we have other feeding/therapy/doctor goals a lot of these goals fell by the wayside. In addition to that: I totally forgot about it.


That's why I'm finally getting to review almost a year AFTER it ended. Oops! Maybe after we PCS again I will revisit the 101 in 1001 - create a new list and try to actually do all of it!


So here it is. I missed 44 of them... 66/100 is better than half...


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I’ve seen 101 Goals in 1001 Days on several different blogs so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and make some for myself. In my daily life I use lists anyway, so this might give me more incentive to get things done I want to do. With a set time limit I hope to finish much of my list… and some of these things I’ve wanted to do for a long time, while others are opportunities I want to grab onto while living in New Mexico.

If you want to do it too you just create a list of 101 measurable, clearly defined tasks and try to achieve them in 1001 days (2.75) years. You can find out more info at http://www.dayzeroproject.com/

Items that have been finished are crossed out and have a completion date

Some items that are "in process" will be in italics.

Check out any links to see what happened!

***NOTE: due to a PCS and travel arrangements I had to make adjustments to places that I no longer have access to. The genuine spirit of the goal is still there, but altered to a new location. Changes are designated with asterisks.***




101 in 1001


Start Date: 1 September 2010
End Date: 29 May 2013


1. Actually finish a workout plan (P90X, Couch to 5k, Insanity, etc.)
2. Attempt snowboarding
3. Attend Baseball game with Fireworks*
4. Be a vegetarian for 2 weeks straight
5. Bungee Jump
6. Buy a car 10/31/10
7. Buy boots 11/28/12
8. Change the design of our holiday mail-out December 2010
9. Go to the Creation Museum* 12/22/12
10. Complete and order my Japan photo album
11. Completely grow out my bangs
12. Crochet a blanket
13. Decide on a Master's Degree
14. Decorate our bedroom
15. Do a cross stitch project
16. Donate $1 to charity for every goal not completed on this list
17. Donate blood at least 3 times (0/3)
18. Dye my hair blonde (I can always dye it back)
19. Eat lunch at a tavern/bar*
20. Eat breakfast every day for a month
21. Enroll both kids in swim lessons 7/9/12
22. Find a school to get my Masters Degree at
23. Finish the big quilt started 7 years ago
24. Finish the kids' room
25. Get a Brazilian wax
26. Get a facial
27. Get a Family Name wood sign for outside
28. Get a massage 5/4/12
29. Get a pair of moccassins
30. Get Alanna a passport
31. Get CPR certified
32. Get family photos taken at least once a year (3/3)
33. Go Camping*
34. Go clamdigging
35. Go kayaking/canoeing
36. Go on a bike ride
37. Go on a picnic 9/14/12 (there were a lot, but I'll just document one)
38. Go to a driving range
39. Go to a New Mexico corn maze 10/23/10
40. Go to a waterpark
41. Go to another country 9/14/12
42. Go to Carlsbad Caverns 3/31/12
43. Go to Pennsylvania* 9/15/12
44. Go to a casino
45. Go to Santa Fe 11/26/10
46. Go to Kentucky*
47. Go to the Petrogylphs 7/30/11
48. Grow something from a seed 3/17/11
49. Hand embroider pillows for my kids
50. Hang out with somebody we knew in Japan
51. Have 30 followers on my blog (30/30) 1/28/11
52. Have a game night at our house
53. Have a makeup makeover
54. Keep up with all the homework for a Bible Study 5/11/11
55. Make a special craft tradition for major holidays with the kids (Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas)
56. Make enchiladas from scratch  
57. Make jam from scratch
58. Make monster cookies
59. Make Pizza from scratch
60. Meet one of my fellow bloggers 12/21/10
61. Pay for a stranger's coffee
62. Pay off Student Loans
63. Pick out pumpkins from a pumpkin patch 10/23/10
64. Read 10 books (10/10) 7/5/11
65. Read the entire Bible again (40/66)
66. Ride a horse again 9/12/10
67. Ride a train 7/9/11
68. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
69. Ride on a motorcycle
70. Ride the Sandia Tramway 3/18/11
71. See "Wicked" 2/9/11
72. See an Major League Soccer game
73. See family in Colorado 9/2-4/11
74. See the After-Glow Fireworks at the Balloon Fiesta 10/8/10
75. See the Mass Ascension at the Balloon Fiesta 10/10/10
76. See the Rocky Mountains
77. Send 5 "thinking of you" cards to friends or family (5/5)
78. Sew a cute dress for myself to wear
79. Sew pajama pants for all my siblings (1/3)
80. Sing a solo 12/15/10
81. Skydive
82. Take a cooking class
83. Take the kids to the beach
84. Tile something, like a backsplash or countertop
85. Tour a professional baseball field*
86. Transfer/organize all photos/video to designated place*
87. Try 10 different restaurants we've never gone to (10/10)
88. Try 3 seasonal latte flavors from Starbucks (3/3)
89. Try cooking/baking a new recipe every month (33/33)
90. Try green chili
91. Try lobster
92. Try red chili
93. Visit New York City*
94. Visit Washington, D.C.*
95. Visit sister in California 5/28/11
96. Visit the Four Corners 11/2/10
97. Visit the the Wright Brothers Sites*
98. Watch 26 movies I've never seen beginning with each letter of the alphabet (26/26)
99. Work on a play 
100. Write a letter to our sponsor child 4 times a year (12/12)
101. Write a real letter to 5 friends instead of e-mails/facebook (5/5)

2 comments:

  1. Those darn moves ruin everything! Same thing happened to me. :(

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  2. Don't feel too bad - you did WAY better than I did! I think it was something fun to do and it did get me motivated to see areas of NM that might not otherwise have seen. I hear you on real life cropping up and you're right to prioritize as you did. I wouldn't be too hard on yourself. :) Way to go 66/101! :D

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