Thursday, October 8, 2009

101 goals in 1,001 days

I'm jumping on the bandwagon. A bunch of my lady friends are doing this and so I thought, hey why not... I can set some goals as well :)

The idea comes from this site

Here is the mission:

The Mission: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 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 (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 or outdoor activities.

Here is my list! I plan to blog and track my goals on here. I have broken goals down into categories.

I plan to start my goals TODAY, so in 1,001 days it will be July 5th 2012!!! Wish me luck!

I will BOLD items as they are completed!

1.Blog Every Friday for 6 months straight (0/24)
2.Have 50 blog followers (23/50)
3.Inspire Someone to start and blog their own 101 in 1001
4.Blog a dish once a week for 3 months (0/12)

Going Greener:
5.Switch to Re-Usable Grocery bags , own at least 10 (4/10)
6.Switch to Organic Fruits/Vegetables
7.Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies
8.Start to compost
9.Plant and grow our favorite veggies
10.Plant a tree

Family, Friends & Home:
11.Institute a game night each month (0/30)
12.NO take out for a week (including lunches!) (0/7)
13.Have a date night with Micah once a month (0/30)
14.Try 10 new restaurants (0/10)
15.Clean out Garage - Sell, Donate, or throw out anything we don't need.
16.Have family pictures taken for Christmas cards (0/2)
17.Send Christmas Cards (0/2)
18.Get pregnant! After May 2010.
19.Take the dog to the park once a month for a year (weather permitting) (0/12)
20.Have a picnic
21.Slow Dance with Micah
22.Host a Thanksgiving
23.Host a Christmas
24.Take a cooking class with Micah
25.Get a fireproof safe for important paperwork (social security cards, passports, etc)
26.Leave the tv off every night for a week (0/7)
27.Cook dinner at least 5 times per week, for a month (0/4)
28.Complete a 1000+ piece puzzle with Micah
29.Make a snowman
30.Paint my craft room
31.Organize and set up my craft room
32.Learn how to acid wash the floors & complete project.
33.Pick paint color for master bathroom
34.Finish painting hall bathroom
35.Tile hall bath in pennies
36.Get new vanity for hall bath, possibly restore old sewing machine for this.
37.Organize hall closet
38.Finish installing master closet
39.Make laundry “Room” area pretty and organized
40.Sand blast back patio
41.Pull weeds in front and back yard once a week (0/143)
42.Have fireplace inspected and cleaned before winter (0/2)
43.Have A/C inspected before summer (0/2)
44.Bake 3 loaves of bread from scratch (0/3)
45.Go Ice Skating with Micah
46.Read Micah's favorite book and talk about it with him
47.Go to a drive in movie
48.Finally make our wedding album
49.Have a slumber party with the girls, just like in high school
50.Go to one of Kevin's hockey games

51.Lose 5-10 pounds in the next 5 months
52.Go roller skating once a week for 2 months (0/8)
53.Take a yoga class once a week for a month (0/4)
54. Take a pole dancing work out class once a week for a month (0/4)
55.Do weight watchers for 3 months straight
56.Cut down ice cream to once a week for a month (0/4)
57.Take Vitamins every day for 6 months (0/181)
58.Hike to the top of Squaw Peak
59.Get my teeth cleaned
60.Go rock wall climbing
61.Eat vegetarian for a week straight all 3 meals

62.Play the lottery! Twice a week for a month straight (0/8)
63.Deposit $5 in a special account for each goal completed (0/101)
64.When grocery shopping, only get whats on the list!
65.Clip Coupons every Sunday for a month (0/4)
66.Grocery shop and meal plan according to whats on sale in the papers for a month (0/4)
67.Stay on budget for 6 months
68.Before buying furniture/items for the house look at Craigslist/Goodwill first
69.Random Acts of Kindness
70.Compliment 10 Strangers (0/10)
71.Pay for the car behind me in the drive through
72.Donate Christmas gifts to Christmas Angel (0/2)

Just For Me:

73.Volunteer at a homeless shelter
74.Read 6 books on the Best Sellers List (0/6)
75.Attend church at least once a month for 6 months (0/6)
76.Take a "Me" day once a month for 6 months (0/6)
77.Make a Will
78.Back up photos on disk
79.Trash the Dress photos
80.Become CPR certified
81.Catch a fish
82.Knit a scarf
83.Choose to do the right thing. (I'm assuming the opportunity will present itself)
84.Develop a filing system that works!
85.Get a college degree
86.Donate blood five times (0/5)
87.Learn basic Sign Language
88.Stop buying cards and make them instead
89.Do a scrap book
90.Get my passport

91.Make a calendar with all important dates.

92.Sing karaoke at a bar
93.Go to First Friday in Nov, Dec, and Jan. (0/3) Buy one thing each time I go (0/3)

94.Take a Family vacation (in the US)
95.Take a Family vacation (out of the US)
96.Go on a day Trip unplanned
97.Go Camping
98.See at least one of the 7 Wonders of the World
99.Visit a country I've never been to
100.Go play in the Snow
101.Visit 4 corners


  1. Awesome list! Some of these look familiar! ;) I just clicked follow, so you're one closer! Good luck and keep us posted!