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04 January 2010 @ 11:29 pm
0004. My Ambitious 101 in 1001 List  
This is the only public entry, so people can see the progress I make as I go about this crazy thing!

chibifirefly made me do it. =P

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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

The List, categorized for organizational purposes.

In Progress
Task Completed

BEGIN DATE: January 5, 2010
END DATE: October 2, 2012

Health, Happiness and Fitness
1. Stop smoking cigarettes for a month. No excuses!
2. Stop drinking sodas for 30 days. This includes Sprite.
3. Obtain hiking gear, and hike at least 10 trails. Document. (0/10)
4. Give up liquor for a month. Beer and wine are fine.
5. Work out once a day for at least 30 minutes for two weeks in a row.
6. Drink a Protein shake every morning for two weeks in a row.
7. Have three professional massages. (2/3)
-----Went once in August 2010
-----Went once in February 2011
8. Drink only water for one week and write about the changes.
9. Gain at least 15 lbs and turn it all into muscle! (0/20)
10. Have a 3-day no-tech period. No TV, computer, cell phone, nothing! (0/3)
11. Post 5 things that make me happy for a two weeks.

New and Unusual Experiences
12. Obtain scuba diving license, and go for it!
13. Learn to cook 10 dinner recipes. (1/10)
14. Live in a different state for at least 3 months.
15. Get pictures taken for modeling portfolio and send it in to agent(s).
16. Learn how to bake a homemade cake.
17. Learn how to shoot a gun.
18. Go to a winery and learn how wine is made.
19. Fly on an airplane.
20. Get a tattoo.
21. Make homemade sushi.
22. Go horseback riding.
23. Start a small collection of nice red wines.
24. Attend at least 3 pro sporting events. (0/3)
25. Keep one plant alive for 3 months.
-----This was actually 2 bamboo plants. I know, not too hard to keep alive, but I did it! November 2010 thru January 2011
26. Go bungee jumping.
27. Go skydiving.
28. Write a will and have it certified.
29. Attend three comedy shows that you pay for and have dinner at. (0/3)
30. Clean out my e-mail inbox!
31. Go White Water Rafting.

Traveling and Exploring
32. Travel to France.
33. Go to California for a week.
34. Go clubbing in 3 different Atlanta nightclubs. --Started January 8, 2010 (2/3)
-----THE OPERA Nightclub - PICTURES
-----BLAKE'S on the Park - no pictures (been twice, once in January 2010 and once in September 2010)
35. Explore almost all of Berry College campus. - completed November 2010 with Jake - pictures to come!
36. Go on a 3-5 day cruise with friends.
37. Attend at least 5 music concerts of my favorite bands. (1/5)
--Leslie and the Lys - February 2010 - PICTURES
38. Visit New York City.
39. Have a summer road trip for two weeks.
40. Visit 2 zoos and take pictures. (0/2)
41. Attend 3 professional musicals. (0/3)
42. See 2 professional operas. (0/2)
43. Visit Washington DC and go to and explore at least 5 buildings/monuments. (0/5)
44. See the Statue of Liberty.
45. Eat out at 10 new places. (4/10)
-----Hard Rock Cafe: Atlanta
-----Taco Mac: Atlanta
-----Mellow Mushroom: Rome
-----Happy Thai: Rome
-----Sam and Greg's Pizzeria & Gelataria - Pictures
46. Visit a casino for the day.
47. Have a photo taken with someone famous. - completed February 2010 - Leslie from Leslie and the Lys
48. Go on at least 3 camping trips. (0/3)
49. Obtain a passport.
50. Visit and live temporarily in a hippie commune.
51. Go to Burning Man Festival.
52. Visit a brewery. - completed in November 2010 - pictures coming soon!

Education, Finances, and Normal People Purchases
53. Save $1000.
54. Buy a car that is not expensive but will get me through college.
55. Reboot my college career.
56. Raise my credit score by 100 points.
57. Pay off my Express credit card.
58. Get a nice laptop of my own.
59. Get a doggie.
60. Learn to recognize and talk about 10 constellations. (0/10)
61. Memorize all state capitals.
62. Become certified in CPR.
63. Get a nice camera.
64. Own a tuxedo.
65. Obtain 3 pairs of skinny jeans. (1/3)
66. Buy replacement tennis shoes and dress shoes. --Started February 11, 2010 - Black Dress Shoes
67. Learn at least 10 trees and 20 flowers and research them.(0/10 - 2/20)
-----FLOWERS: Gardenia, Daisy
68. Start a 401K.
69. Save all change every day for three months and put into savings.
70. Obtain 4 pairs of nice khakis (0/4) and 4 nice dark slacks. (3/4)
71. Completely replace all of my socks and underwear.
72. Keep a bank account over $200 for six months in a row. (0/6)
73. Buy a new mattress.

The Creative Side
74. Send in poetry to magazines for publishing. Obtain at least 15 acceptance/rejection slips. (1/15)
-----Old Red Kimono - picture coming soon - ACCEPTANCE
75. Write 10 songs on my guitar. (1/10)
--Song #1: ?
76. Buy a new guitar.
77. Participate and complete NaNoWriMo.
78. Paint at least 3 pictures. (0/3)
79. Do at least 5 ADIML and post. (0/10)
80. Complete 30 things from this list. --started January 6, 2010 (4/30)
-----1. #33 - List 100 uses for a tin can.
-----2. #02 - Write a letter to yourself in the future.
-----3. #37 - List all of the places you've ever lived.
-----4. #58 - List your ten most important things, (not including animals or people).

NEW/REPLACEMENT 80. Watch 20 movies I haven't already seen from the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Wikipedia article.
81. Participate in at least 5 writing competitions.(0/5)
82. Complete at least 5 short stories and edit them twice. Document all writings and edits.(0/10)
83. Create at least 2 artsy picture montages and frame them. (1/3)
84. Write in LiveJournal at least 20 times a month for four months. --started February 2011 (1/4)
85. Read the newspaper every day for 14 days in a row. (0/14)
86. Sketch 5 scenes by pencil/charcoal and frame. (0/5)
87. Read the entire KJV of the Bible.
88. Learn and perfect 3 card tricks. (0/3)
89. Document my current city in photos. If I move, re-document new city.
90. Play clarinet in at least 2 more concerts. (0/2)
91. Act in a play.
92. Read 3 biographies. (1/3)
---Knee Deep in Paradise - Brett Butler

The Other People
93. Volunteer to help the needy for at least 20 days. (doesn't have to be consecutive) (0/20)
94. Get someone on the 101 in 1001 board, and help them achieve their goals! - Completed January 20, 2011 --helped Jake H. start his list and am helping him achieve his goals! :)
95. Be an informed voter. Know your local politicians, your stance on major issues, and research!
96. Organize everything I own and donate what's not needed to Salvation Army. - completed March 2010 also did again in January 2011
97. Completely edit all friends on Facebook. Clear my account of non-friends. - completed January 2011
98. Meet an online friend IRL.
-----met Jake (now my boyfriend) IRL in September 2010!
- Picture!
99. Donate $2 for every task not completed.
100. Cook the turkey for either Thanksgiving or Christmas at least twice. (0/2)
101. Take 5 people out to dinner you never go out with. (0/5)

I have the right to edit this list at will in order to enhance a goal or myself!

Someone wish me luck!
I Feel: creativecreative
Nin: explodingdog.com - I think it is youchibifirefly on January 6th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
Eeee, good luck! You've got a great list going! :)
meet me in montaukstrwberry_field on February 8th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
i love this!
Justincogni on February 8th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
It's pretty amazing. You should do one!
meet me in montaukstrwberry_field on February 8th, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
I might have to :)
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kewishem on April 13th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
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