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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

101 goals in 1001 days

Have I mentioned I love making lists of goals?  It's about one of my favoritest, nerdiest activities (besides watching Games of Thrones, Buffy, and Star Trek).  Two years ago, I made the ultimate goal list: 101 goals in 1001 days.  I've been updating my progress here and here, and I'm now down to just six months left to finish my last 53 goals.  I'm a little nervous about finishing everything since it's taken me four times as long as I have left to finish the first half of my goal list.  But I'm thinking positively, and I think I've got a good shot at hitting 100% (best to aim high right?).  

I'm doing a full update post to give myself some accountability and to celebrate what I've accomplished so far.  So first the good news: the 48 goals I've checked off my list.

1. Visit another continent
2. Run a 5k with JVC roommates 
3. Take coats to the dry cleaners
4. Go camping 
5. Take an art class
6. Take an anniversary trip with Paul
7. Design our wedding invitations and save the dates
8. Make juice
9. Buy a bike
10. Send out Christmas cards
11. Go to a music festival 
12. Take a spin/cycling class
13. Make painting for our room
14. Complete idle ironman challenge at YMCA
15. Lose ten pounds and keep it off for four months
16. Learn how to put on eyeliner

17. Go to Pat's graduation
18. Consolidate my student loans
19. Stay current on my student loans for one year
20. Learn how to make sushi
21. Keep a spending diary for one month
22. Get a new job
23. Read a spiritual book
24. Call Mom once a week for 6 months
25. Blog regularly for 6 months
26. Get a dog
27. Make a birthday cake for someone
28. Make gifts for wedding party
29. Learn to drive stick shift
30. Take steps to sell prints of Jesuit paintings 
31. Change my last name
32. Identify 100 things that make me happy

33. Start a community garden
34. Plant flower cutting garden
35. Plant a vegetable garden
36. Go to Mike's graduation
37. Dye my hair red
38. Start a community and live there for at least a year
39. Go skinny dipping
40. Make a wish at 11:11 on November 11, 2011
41. Visit a new city
42. Visit another country (CanadaEnglandFranceIceland)
43. Finish decorating office
44. Make pie on Pi Day
45. Thankfulness exercise every month for one year
46. Make a compost bin
47. Keep a garden journal for one growing season
48. Dress up for Halloween

And here are the 52 goals I'm still working on: 

Bike to work ... Go snowshoeing ... Go Dancing ... Hike the Ice Age Trail ... Visit a new state ... Plan a girls' weekend with friends and family ... Take a French class ... Read a book in French ... Learn 100 new French words ... Take a cooking class ... Learn a new photography skill ... Memorize a poem ... Read 50 books (almost done!)... Read the news everyday for three months ... Learn to identify every country on a map ... Start saving for retirement ... Increase my student loan payment ... Make a list of friends' and family's birthdays ... Talk with Libby once a week for six months ... Host a dress up dinner party ... Host a holiday party ... Send a letter to an old teacher ... Make a Grandpa photo album ... Meditate/pray/journal daily for two months ... Read a book about a spiritual leader ... Make a wedding album for us and our parents ... Making painting gifts for 5 people ... Sell a new painting ... Paint a new collection ... Make a San Francisco photo album ... Make a Europe photo album ... Cook an Indian meal from scratch ... Write letter to myself to open in 10 years ... Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet (in progress)... Make list of my top ten favorite movies ... Make list of my top twenty five favorite books ... Visit Mitchell Domes ... Sketch every day for one month ... Create a painting once a month for a year (in progress)... Complete a photo challenge (in progress) ... Donate $5 to charity for every item not completed on this list ... Save $1 for every item completed ... Make a 30 before 30 list   

This was such a fun post to write!  Thanks for reading and for keeping up with my latest goal journey.  Are you inspired to make a 101 goals list now?  I'll guarantee that it will be an adventure!  

The best part of this goal list is that I've identified the things that I want to do but feel like I won't get to without a little bit of extra motivation.  Putting something in writing and then getting to check it off a list after completing it is sometimes all I need to get my butt in gear.  Check back in February to see how many goals I was able to finish!  

Leave me a link to your list if you decide to write one.  I'd love to check it out!  

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