Tuesday, 2 May 2017

101 in 1001 - update

It's been such a long time since I looked at this that I hadn't realised my time is up. Oops! And I haven't done very well at all... Oh well! I'm in the process of making a new list, hopefully more achievable as I won't find myself in the midst of a very difficult pregnancy followed by a very difficult birth and infancy of that child. At the time of making this list I really didn't believe we were ever going to succeed at having a baby, so there's a lot of travel on there that, once things changed, had zero chance of happening!

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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.


Start date: May 26, 2014
End date: Feb 20, 2017

Completed: 31/101

1 Write a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days! 

5 See a movie in IMAX or 3D 9 August 2014
6 Watch 50 films I've never seen before
10 Read a book in a day

18 Write a hand written letter to someone

23 Explore Paris by night

25 Visit one new state

31 Visit a castle

33 Visit a National Park
35 Travel on a steam train
36 Go to the zoo
37 Go to 5 different museums
38 Visit the Palace of Versailles
39 Spend New Year's Eve in another country

43 Go to New York at Christmas time
44 Visit an art museum

49 Visit a theme park I've never been to
50 Go on a road trip without a pre-set destination

54 Start a new blog

61 Send flowers to someone
62 See a musical
63 Gamble in a casino

67 Have a baby
68 Meet an online friend in person
69 Make a Year in Pictures album

74 Make soup
76 Vote in a general election

86 Buy a new guest bed

96 Don't eat chocolate for a week
97 Create a meal planner
98 Sort out my wardrobe and donate any old clothes

Started: (28/101)

The problem here is that I had a very sudden and unexpected arrival of a baby – and the files I used to keep track of these goals were saved on my work PC, which I left one day and then didn’t see again for a year, by which time we’d had a system upgrade and a lot of my documents were vanished. So I have vague memories of doing some of these (for example, making the lists) but I have nothing to show for it.


2 See 10 classic movies I've never seen
12 List 50 favourite fictional characters
13 Make a list of 100 reasons I love my husband
14 Make a list of 100 books I would like to read
15 Write a list of 101 things I've already achieved
19 Write on 20 creative writing prompts.
20 Make a list of 101 things that I don't ever want to do again
24 Visit 5 capital cities
27 Write a list of 20 places I want to visit and why
40 List 10 places I have been, and 10 favourite things about each place
42 Complete the A-Z travel challenge
45 Visit 10 local tourist attractions
48 Have a romantic weekend away in a log cabin
55 Photograph 30 different animals
56 Post 10 tutorials on my blog
73 Take a free online class
75 Watch the Super Bowl

80 Make a bucket list for each season
84 Give a handmade gift
85 Eat at 10 new restaurants
87 Learn to locate all 50 US states on a map
91 Learn to identify all the countries on a map
92 Recognize the flags of all EU countries
93 Learn all the elements in the periodic table
94 Learn all 50 US state capitals
95 Learn 50 new things by clicking the random articles button on Wikipedia
99 Start work on the garden
101 Make 10 things I've pinned on Pinterest


Totally failed: (41/101)

As mentioned above, surprise early arrival of baby and subsequent health problems he had meant that time to do things and go places was just non-existent.


3 Go to an outdoor movie

4 Spend an entire day watching films
7 Watch 10 movies chosen by my husband
8 Choose an actor and watch every film he / she has been in
9 Read 10 classics I should have read but have never got around to
11 Read a biography

16 Write a list of 100 things that make me annoyed
17 Write myself a mail via www.futureme.org

21 Write a fan letter
22 Make a list of things that I like about myself

26 Visit Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

29 See the Northern Lights
30 Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
32 Visit Ireland
34 Stay in a 5 star hotel

41 Visit The Shard

46 Visit all the locations on a Monopoly board
47 Take a train in mainland Europe
51 Tour a brewery/distillery
52 Climb a mountain
53 Ride the London cable car
57 Document a "day in my life" in photographs
58 Make snow angels
59 Spend a night stargazing
60 Spend a day at the beach
64 Watch a sunset on the beach
65 Watch a meteor shower

66 Say "yes" to something I would not normally do
70 Build a sandcastle
71 Go to a sporting event
72 Have a spa day

77 Take a moonlit walk on the beach
78 Take part in a blog challenge
79 Have a picnic in a forest

81 Win at crazy golf
82 Go up in a hot air balloon
83 Decorate a mug with a sharpie

88 Get my eyes tested
89 Reach my goal weight
90 Complete the 30 Day Shred
100 Grow my own herbs and/or vegetables

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1 comment:

  1. Girl, I miss you! I hope that things have slowed down & that you'll be able to reach some of your new goals. :)


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