Tuesday, July 23, 2013

101 in 1001

The Challenge:

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 your part).

Why 1001 Days?

Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List.’ 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, study semesters, or outdoor activities.
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Today is July 23, 2013 so that means that 1001 days from today would be April 19, 2016.

Freelance/Art:

  • Create new business cards
  • Create new personal promotional postcards
  • Add 5 new Etsy products per quarter
  • Make my part-time hobby (drawing) my full-time job
  • Finish my new website
  • Get 500 "fans/likes" on my Downtown Doodler Facebook page
  • Make 200 sales on Etsy
  • Try Oil Painting
  • Draw/Illustrate a quote a day for a month (size 5x7”)
  • Complete one 5x7” doodle every day for a month
  • Film/post 20 time-lapse YouTube videos
Blogging: 
  • Come up with a plan to be consistent with my blogs
  • Blog over 100 times for Untapped Cities (starting from today) 
  • Create something that goes “viral” on pinterest
  • Get paid for a pulished article or blog
Home:
  • Finish unpacking ALL of the boxes!
  • Have a fire in the fireplace
  • Add a shower to the basement bathroom
  • Renovate the third floor bedroom for the new master bedroom
  • Gut Renovate the main bathroom
  • Grow something edible in my garden 
  • Hang Christmas lights outside
Travel: 
  • Visit Europe
  • Visit 5 new states
  • See a professional football game in person
  • Watch a professional sports game in a luxury box.
  • Take an all-inclusive tropical vacation with the hubs
  • Visit MoMA (NYC)
  • Visit Natural History Museum (NYC)
  • Visit Boston
  • Visit San Francisco
  • Go to a Broadway Play (haven't been since 2004)
  • Attend the taping of a show (ie Ellen, Maury, SNL, Daily Show, etc)
  • Ride/Drive a Vespa
  • Visit 3 Families of Relatives out of state
  • Visit Yankees Monument Park
Family:
  • Teach my dog (Frankenstein) how to roll over
  • Teach Frankenstein how to play dead when I "shoot" him
  • Have a baby Delaney! (This one is scary)
  • Write a will
Personal:
  • Write a letter to myself in 10 years
  • Change my name! (3+ months of marriage and I haven't started the process)
Finance: 
  • Pay off my car
  • Save my change from the start of this mission to the date it ends. Record the total.
  • Try to save 3-6 months of essential bill money (house, food, utilities, cars)
  • Do not buy anything for myself for one whole month.
  • Cut coupons and try to save some $ for 3 months
Give Back:
  • Donate money to 3 Charities
  • Sponsor 3 friends in races/walks
  • Leave 50 Operation Beautiful notes
Fitness:
  • Take 10 minutes a day for 1 month to work on my abs
  • Get into a workout routine that includes: Yoga, Kettlebell and Running
  • Finally quit my gym (I can definitely workout for free myself!)
  • Do the NYC Aids Walk (Again)
  • Try 3 new outdoor activities
  • Try 3 new fitness classes
  • Run a 10k
Holidays:
  • Host a major holiday (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
  • Dress up for Halloween (I haven't done this since college)
  • Have my first Christmas tree in my own house
Cooking:
  • Successfully make something in my CrockPot
  • Cook a turkey
  • Cook a pot roast
  • Throw a dinner party
  • Try making something out of my comfort zone
  • Bake a pie
  • make a loaf of bread from scratch
  • Bake a layered birthday cake!
  • Try 10 new foods
  • Go 1 month without buying takeout
  • Make 30 new recipes
Emergency:
  • Make Emergency Car Kits
  • Put a 2 month supply of toilet paper and other hygiene items away
  • Stockpile an emergency supply of canned goods
Misc:
  • Watch Weekend at Bernie's (Given my name it's shame I haven't done this yet)
  • Back up my computer quarterly
  • Make a blanket out of my old tshirts
  • See 7 new bands in concert I haven't seen before
  • Read 50 books
  • Have a "normal person" bedtime workday nights for 1 month
  • Sew and wear a piece of clothing
  • send a card to a soldier overseas
  • send snail mail birthday cards to 10 friends
  • donate blood
  • Go without hitting snooze everyday for a month
  • eat dessert first at a restaurant
  • Get a psychic reading
  • Watch every single Law & Order episode (original series only)
  • Wear my hair "pretty" for 2 months straight during the week
  • Organize file cabinet
  • Floss every day for a month
  • Make my bed every day for a month
  • Send out Christmas Cards
  • Try acupuncture
  • Read every Jane Austen Novel
  • Organize and label all my Google Play/iTunes music
  • Go to a drive in movie theatre
  • Make an address book with contact information for family and friends
Goals:
  • Put $10 into savings every time a goal is accomplished.
  • Inspire someone to write their own list.
  • Make another 101 list in 2016!


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