Tuesday, March 1, 2011

day 60: 101 in 1001

The Day Zero Project.
Have you heard about it?
Have you seen someone else's list on the blog-o-sphere.
I've seen it around here and there, and it's always intrigued me.
So, I decided to investigate it and make my own!

About It
A unique challenge that inspires you to set and achieve your personal goals in life.

The Challenge
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria
Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. 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 task, which is better organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

Start Date: March 1, 2011
End Date: November 26, 2013

1. Audition for a show at ENCORE Theatre Company
2. Use moisturizer every day for 6 months (0/6)
3. Wash face nightly for 6 months (0/6)
4. Get into shape with Jazzercise twice a week
5. Plan out a fictional novel & work on beginning 5 chapters
6. Use Cricut around house and to make cards, decorative accents, etc.
7. Make healthy, home-cooked dinner every night for 1001 days (0/1001)
8. Write at least two blog entries for 4 months (0/4)
9. Reduce spending money on frivolous items for 6 months
10. Save money for vacations, babies, life's unexpected moments for 1001 days (0/1001)
11. Learn French
12. Take a road trip and stop at random world record locations (i.e. largest ball of twine, etc.)
13. Visit another country/continent
14. Create a wedding photo book
15. Pay off parents for college
16. Wear makeup everyday for 4 months {even lazy days} (0/4)
17. Read 45 books (0/45)
18. Spend less time on the computer and more time with my husband for 6 months (0/6)
19. Set up my office and leave my computer there
20. Keep a daily journal {until our wedding anniversary} giving reasons why I love my husband
21. Keep my car clean for 2 months (0/2)
22. Get name changed legally and change all important documents
23. Learn to ski
24. Go on a Girls Only Trip
25. Organize recipes
26. Meet 5 new people
27. Go to dentist
28. Have eyes examined
29. Learn sign language
30. Lose 25 pounds
31. Go to a Carolina Panthers games with my husband 
32. Master Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred
33. Investigate Graduate School for Masters in Special Education
34. Attend the Kentucky Derby
35. Get a dSLR and learn how to use it to its fullest capability
36. Adopt a dog or car
37. Finish the Love Dare book
38. Read a new book every month for 12 months (0/12)
39. Read all books in my possession before buying anymore
40. Read all of Jane Austen's novels
41. Scrapbook by entire relationship {pre-marriage} with my husband
42. Host a holiday dinner
43. Read the Harry Potter series
44. Go blonde
45. Start the process of moving/Move
46. Whiten teeth
47. Have a technology-free weekend {no computer, no phone, no television, etc.}
48. Make homemade ice cream
49. Avoid fast food for 1 month (0/1)
50. Ice Skate at Rockefeller Center
51. Get boudoir shots done for husband
52. Take my niece to see The Nutcracker
53. Learn HTML coding
54. Learn calligraphy
55. Donate formal dresses to good cause
56. Update wardrobe to include more dresses and skirts
57. Stay at a luxe resort
58. Go to a drive-in movie theatre
59. Act in a play/musical
60. Help plan/coordinate someone's wedding
61. Meet a celebrity in a social setting
62. Fly first class
63. Go to church every Sunday for entire project (0/143)
64. Paint guest room
65. Paint guest room furniture
66. Find, buy, and assemble decorative items for all rooms
67. Paint chalkboard in kitchen on laundry room door
68. Fix bathroom ceiling
69. Put Christmas decorations away each year
70. Clean house once a week for 6 months (0/6)
71. Find wallpaper to use in the back of cabinets and shelving units
72. Hang paintings, photos, art work
73. Clean out/Re-organize closets once a month {use label maker}
74. Get buffet/sideboard piece for dining room and set it up
75. Find, buy, and assemble curtains/window treatments for all rooms
76. Rearrange Master until it "clicks"
77. Put away all wedding gifts
78. Landscape both front and back yards
79. Re-do upstairs bathroom
80. Keep real flowers on dining room table every day for 1 month (0/1)
81. Get home foundation checked
82. Replace all home appliances that are "dying"
83. Purge all items from house that are not needed
84. List house to sell
85. Sell house
86. Find a headboard to guest room bed
87. Find a bigger house and put an offer on it
88. Get PreK certification
89. Teach PreK
90. Teach one grade for more than one year
91. Work hard to help students succeed as much as they can by the end of the school year
92. Teach in my style for a year
93. Celebrate the small accomplishments for 6 months (0/6)
94. Become CPR certified
95. Use label maker and shoe bins to organize classroom
96. Master SmartBoard and use daily in classroom
97. Read 5 books that will help make me a better teacher and help me better understand my students
98. Be "formally" recognized for my hard work, dedication, or something job related
99. See the Northern Lights
100. Dance in the rain
101. Make a new 101 in 1001 list


1 comment:

  1. The world's largest ball of twine is awesome...the whole town is crazy! You should go :)
    Save money for babies?!?! :) :) :) This just makes me smile!
    Blonde?! That will be fun, I can't wait to see pictures!
    I like this!