Saturday, December 31, 2011

A NEW 101 in 1001

Now, I feel a little silly doing this post, saying we all know the world is going to end this year!

Ok, not really, but I couldn’t resist the chance for the joke!

In 2011 I made a 101 in 1001 list. Then, a lot of things changed! We moved, I decided to go to school, etc. So, I decided the best way to handle this, was to just start over. So, here is my new list. One a little more forgiving of big life changes. But, not too forgiving. I wanted to make sure I included some of the important things to my current life stage in it. We’ll see how try number two goes!

This time, I’ve also done another thing differently. I started by creating a few different categories that my goals fall into. I think it will be nice to be able to have a little organization to them! Just because I’m a nerd like that. And, anything that I want to do each month I’ve allowed some wiggle room for error. It works out that there are 33 months in my project and I’m expecting myself to do monthly things 28 times. This allows me 5 times to flub up on them! (I’m leaving room to be human here people! I’m being realistic!)  So, without further ado, here’s my (revised) 101 in 1001 list.

{ Start Date }
January 1, 2012
{ End Date }
September 28, 2014

{ Physical Health }

1. Lose 10 Pounds
2. Lose 20 Pounds
3. Lose 30 Pounds
4. Lose 40 Pounds
5. Lose 50 Pounds
6. Lose 60 Pounds
7. Lose 70 Pounds
8. Lose 80 Pounds
9. Create a weight loss incentives list.
10. Run a mile.
11. Train for a 5k.
12. Complete a 5k.
13. Take boxing lessons.
14. Take dancing lessons.

{ Mental Health }

15. Make a list of things I am happy/thankful for once month. (0/28)
16. Do something to relax once a month. (0/28)
17. Write a letter to myself to open on September 28, 2014 by January 31, 2012.
18. Get a massage.

{ Spiritual Health }

19. Read Made to Crave.
20. Read the entire New Testament.
21. Read entire Old Testament.
22. Complete my Beth Moore bible studies. (0/3)
23. Memorize a passage from the bible each month. (0/28)
24. Complete the Psalms bible study from Walking With Women Through the Word.

{ Living Life Fuller }

25. Send Anniversary and Birthday Cards to Family.
26. Clean out our storage unit of unneeded items.
27. Get a file cabinet.
28. Organize papers.
29. Get a fireproof safe.
30. Finish organizing CDs.
31. Rip CDs to computer.
32. Finish organizing DVDs.
33. Paint the old table/desk.
34. Paint the bookshelf.
35. Make/Purchase a memory box and fill it.

{ Hubby Related }

36. Do one above and beyond thing a month for the hubs. (0/28)
37. Two date nights a month. (0/56)
38. Stay a night at a B&B.
39. Watch five movies he likes that I'm not interested in. (0/5)
40. Go to Morton's for our Anniversary each year. (0/2)
41. Complete the Love Dare devotion give to us at our wedding.
42. Video Mawmaw telling her stories for future generations.

{ School Goals }

43. Get enrolled in school for January.
44. Finish getting enrolled in LSU.
45. Set goals for each semester.
46. Become a college graduate.

{ Photography/Photo Related }

47. Make a Shutterfly style book for our Honeymoon.
48. Edit wedding photos.
49. Create a wedding album.
50. Complete a Project 365. (0/365)
51. Learn five new things with Stella. (0/5)
52. Take a photography class.
53. Go to three photography meet ups. (0/3)
54. Put photos into frames.
55. Finish organizing photos on computers.
56. Back up photos.
57. Organize the hubby's photos.
58. Start our photo albums.
59. Take 101 photos of things that make me happy.* (0/101)
60. Take a self-portrait each month.* (0/28)

{ Travel Related }

61. See all of the Mississippi River bridges in Louisiana.** (3/7)
62. Ride the City of New Orleans.
63. Got to NYC.
64. Visit 25 states as a married couple.** (19/25)
65. Complete five interstates.** (1/5)
66. Drive as far as I can in a single day with no destination.

{ Food Related }

67. Make my personal recipe book.
68. Bake ten cakes from scratch. (0/10)
69. Make twelve recipes from the Encylopedia of Cajun and Creole Cooking. (0/12)
70. Bake cookies to give away. (0/5)
71. Make a menu each month. (0/28)
72. Make homemade pierogies.
73. Make white chocolate banana pudding a la Chef's.

{ Blog Related }

74. Follow up on 101 in 1001 each month on my blog. (0/28)
75. Blog a recipe I try at least once a month. (0/28)
76. Buy a domain name.
77. Comment on 5 blogs a day (not weekends) for a month. (0/100)
78. Look cute for school every day for a month and blog OOTD posts. (0/30)
79. Keep my (blog) email empty for one month.
80. Prewrite my blog posts once a week for a month. (0/4)
81. Write a 101 in 1001 conclusion post September 28, 2014.
82. Write a new 101 in 1001 list.

{ Things for Others }

83. Leave an encouraging note on a post it in a bathroom.
84. Pay for someone else's order at a fast food restaurant.
85. Send my sister snail mail once a month for a year. (0/12)
86. Call my parents twice a month for a year. (0/24)
87. Call my grandparents twice a month for a year. (0/24)

{ Other }

88. Get a tattoo.
89. Start learning a foreign language.
90. Dye my hair a funky color.
91. Attend a Corks & Canvas event.
92. Read 25 new books. (0/25)
93. Find four mismatched dining room chairs and refurbish them.
94. Make five cute skirts. (0/5)
95. Make five cute dresses. (0/5)
96. Get the dresser and chest of drawers refurbished.
97. Make a headboard for our bed.
98. Participate in NaNoWriMo.
99. Make a wreath for each season. (0/4)
100. Embrace two new trends at the beginning. (0/2)
101. See a musical or play at the Saenger Theater when it reopens.

Well, after spending several days on this list, I finally have 101 things. And boy, I spent awhile trying to come up with those last 3 items. Seriously, did anyone else have as many issues as I did coming up with 101 things? It might have been the most challenging part of this whole thing!

I will be updating my original 101 in 1001 page with this list. Feel free to check back there for updates on my progress!

So, now dearies, I leave you with this awesome list! I will be picking my 2011 New Year’s Resolutions/Goals from this list. It seems a great way to get to work doing some of these things! I am planning to check back each month and let everyone know how the list is going!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

That is a giant list! LOL. Good thing you have a while to complete them all! ;)

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