Wednesday, January 28, 2009

101 in 1,001

I have been debating doing this for quite a while. I have finally decided that I want to set the goals and attain them. Here is an overview and my list.

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.

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My Start Date: Friday January 30th 2009
My end Date: Friday October 28th 2011

Items in blue - Task completed
Items in green - Task in process
Items in red - Unable to complete

My 101 in 1001

1. Finish wedding scrapbook
2. Paint basement bathroom
3. Make at least one thing for everyone on my Christmas list (I say christmas cards and gift tags count. lol.)
4. Set up craft and sewing area in Office
5. Make and send 6 random gifts (0/6)
6. Make my Floppy eared hat
7. Buy clips and snaps to make own soother straps
8. Make grandparent albums
9. Start making cards (Birthday, baby, just because etc) to sell
10. Open an etsy store
11. Get a video editing software and learn how to make videos of Austin
12. Do a "day in the life" of Austin at least every 6 months. (1/4)
13. Finish making recipe cards for Margaret. Did not happen, probably won't be finished. :(
14. create logo for adam
15. Take 10 (or more) pictures at least 2 days a week for a month
16. set up super awesome craft area in basement

17. Walk at least once a week for at least 1 hr for 4 weeks.(4/4)
18. Play on a baseball team
19. Take a dance class (With or without Dave)
20. Cut out pop for one week (7/7)
21. Cut out pop for 2 weeks (0/14)
22. Loose 3 pants sizes (0/3)
23. Do at least 1 yoga class
24. No fast food for 3 weeks (0/3)
25. No eating out for 2 weeks (0/2)
26. Take Austin to the park at least twice a month for 2 months (0/4)

27. Read 25 books in 2009 (17/25)
28. Read 30 books in 2010 (8/30)
29. Make 1 dinner a week for a month (0/4)
30. Make 3 dinners, (one must be a new recipe) a week for a month (0/12)
31. Make and decorate a cake using the cake decorating tips I got for mother’s day.
32. Go golfing
33. Try snowboarding
34. Do 3 puzzles (at least 1,000 pieces each) (0/3)
35. Read the Diary of Anne Frank (can count towards yearly book goal)
36. Read to Kill a mockingbird. (can count towards yearly book goal)
37. Plant and maintain a garden for the whole summer (Big fail summer 2009, will try again summer 2010) I say it was a success, the few flowers the squirrels didn't eat came up!
38. Start a class with Austin
39. Take a class on my own, no husband or kid (Actually taking 2, a card making class and an accounting class.)
40. take 2 classes per semester to finish bookeeping certificate - This will be temporarily on hold until I can figure out what will happen with Alberta

41. Do not use credit cards for 2 months (2/2) YAY!! too bad it's because there was no room.
42. Pay off half of Master card by Dec 2009 (This was a fail. I am going re-set the goal for September 2010...ok yeah, maybe won't happen for a while.)
43. Have both credit cards paid off by end of 1,001 days
44. Don’t go over my daytime minutes on my cell phone 12 different months (4/12) *Sept 09, Jan 10, Feb 10, March 10*
45. Put $2 in savings for each completed task and $5 for every incomplete task (0/101)
46. Save money to have remote door unlock/lock installed on car
47. Try to put $20 per month into savings while on Maternity leave (Actually managed $40/month)
48. Follow the budget we worked out for 6 months (0/6)
49. Save enough money for Fun trip

50. Have a formal dinner for friends
51. Write 30 letters and mail them to friends/family (0/30)
52. Send Kiddie Valentines cards to all my friends in the mail
53. Take Emily out for a day just the two of us
54. Document Austin’s Monthly Birthdays for the first year by Pictures (except first Month) (11/11)
55. Take professional family photos at least twice a year (0/6)
56. Make and send 10 random gifts to friends and family (0/10)
57. Have 15 Dates with my Husband. (2/15)

58. Go on at least 2 trips to destinations outside of Ontario and Quebec (2/2) *Edmonton Alberta July 16-18 2009* *Buffalo NY camping August 10th*
59. Go to the zoo once per year (2009,2010,2011) (2/3)
60. Go to the theatre at least 3 times (1/3)Jersey Boys March 31st
61. Go camping 3 times (1/3)
62. Go to the drive in at least once each summer (0/3)
63. Go to Parkwood. *yes, I've never been
64. Go to Marineland. *yes, I've never been there either

65. Prepare a basic contents list of house and store a copy in fire box and both our emails
66. Create a will
67. Start a RRSP
68. Start and Education fund for Austin

69. Mail all Christmas cards on time!! Every single one made it out!!
70. Remember to take cloth bags for shopping for a month
71. Buy myself flowers 5 times (2/5)
72. Size my wedding rings or get a cheap replacement ring - My rings actually fit now so I don't need to do it now.
73. Pick a tv series I haven’t seen and watch the whole thing - Freaks and Geeks. Finished March 2nd 2010
74. Buy 2 more ‘art’ pieces for our house (2/2) Hung the pictures I took last fall of the trees in frames.
75. Hang dragonfly lights in backyard
76. Keep car free of garbage for a month
77. Clean the office
78. Keep office clean for 30 days (0/30)
79. Get rid of all clothes we don't need – did a big clean out and sent them to CDA when we cleaned up for moving.
80. Clean out Hall closet upstairs - also did this while cleaning for moving
81. *private* sorry, don't want all of internet land to see
82. Hang pictures in Austin's room
83. Hang shelves in Austin's room - This will be on hold until we move. Austin has tons of storage space in his new room now so there is no need for the shelves.
84. Actually get my computer updated and pictures put onto dvd's (I have the laptop with the dvd burner on it, I just need to get the dvd's and the pictures moved.)
85. Finish redecorating the living room.
86. get back into girl guides
87. watch casablanca
88. watch a movie for every letter of the alphabet (13/26)
89. Finally finish all adam's filing
90. re-arrange bedroom
91. Double my blog posts for 2010 (had 85 in 2009) (0/170)
92. Use twitter and do at least one tweet a day for a month (0/30)
93. Keep house in current selling condition until we sell. (so clean it every day! Eek!) It was hard but I managed to succeed!
94. Wear makeup every day for 2 weeks (0/14)
95. Enroll Austin in 2 different classes (0/2)
96. Create and mail thank you's for business by Dec 31st
97. Have at least 10 items in my etsy store by April 1st 2011 (0/10)

98. Create 3 new goals by April 1st 2011 (0/3)
99. Create 3 new goals by April 1st 2011 (0/3)
100. Create 3 new goals by April 1st 2011 (0/3)
101. Celebrate completing 1,001 days.

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