101 in 1001 - A Challenge for Everyone

Current Status: 13 Down ~ 89 to Go

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in 1001 days. November 9, 2009 to August 6, 2012

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks should also be realistic and stretching (represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days: Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. 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 or outdoor activities.

My List:

Take the Kids to Disney World
Go to Las Vegas with Hubby
Take B10 on two vacations alone (0/2)
Take CW on two vacations alone (0/2)
Take GO on one vacation alone
Go to Chateu Elan with a friend (or two)
Become a full member of the DAR
Direct two plays at New London Theatre (2/2)
Finish Agapi
Write 250 pages of an original novel (0/250)
Learn better time management by reading books
Develop a better calendar/schedule for my family
Take the kids swimming once a month
Visit the library twice a month (6/68)
Get rid of debt (except house and student loan)
Finish my Master's Degree in Christian Studies
Camp in our Camper 10 times (2/10)
Read 10 books – just for pleasure (5/10)
Find 300 geocaches (202/300)
Learn to sew fleece pajama pants
Adopt our missing child
Finish knitting 5 scarves (5/5)
Hike up Stone Mountain
Take the boys to Six Flags to ride Roller Coasters
See the Grand Canyon
See the Little Grand Canyon
Take the kids Kayaking
Hike 100 miles total (10/100)
Declutter my house of 14 Rooms (1/14)
Renovate the Garage into a bedroom for B10/CW
Audition for a Musical
Audition for 5 Straight Plays (1/5)
Sew a Dress for myself
Enter 2 Photography Contests (0/2)
Be an Extra in a Movie
Finish a Quilt
Learn about WarHammer with the Boys
Become a BSA Merit Badge Counselor
Take the Kids to 5 High School Football Games (0/5)
Take the Kids to a College Football Game
Go to a Swim Meet
Visit New Orleans/Slidell
Let the Boys have 10 Friends spend the night (0/10)
Do Dave Ramsey's Program with Hubby
Listen to the FISH (and nothing else) for a Month
Model Daily Quiet Time for my Children
Let all the Kids do Gymnastics for 6 months (0/3)
Take the Kids to American Adventures
Donate my Hair Twice (1/2)
Register as an Organ Donor at my State Website
Finish Cross-stitching a tablecloth
Donate 100 books (20/100)
Take B10 to see the UGA campus
Take CW to see the Georgia Tech campus
Send Christmas Cards every year (1/3)
Adopt a Family for Christmas every year (1/3)
Bake proper Tea Cookies for Christmas
Become CPR Red Cross Certified
Properly Fast and Pray on 5 Holy Days (0/5)
Take the Kids to see the Harlem Globetrotters
Apply to be on The Amazing Race
Go 1 month without eating out (holidays excluded)
Get my eyes checked for New Glasses
Finish my Tattoos
Go to a Writer's Conference
Sew my own purse
Finish our Sunroom
Use our Hot Tub
Install Crown Molding in the Master Bath
Run the Princess ½ Marathon at WDW
Adopt a Third Compassion Child from Brazil
Get FLYing Water Bottles for all the Family
Begin Clearing out the Backyard
Research Chaplin Program for CBF
Teach in VBS
Jingle 25 families (0/25)
Boo 25 families (0/25)
Serve at Grace Fellowship Church (D-Group Leader)
Learn to Golf
Go horsebacking riding
Take photos of the Kids every month (11/34)
Memorize 10 new Hymns (0/10)
Visit a Farmer's Market
Get a Baseline Mammogram
Host a Mardi Gras Party
Find a new Lipstick
Learn how to French Braid Hair
Host a Black-Tie Fundraiser
Take a 2 week road trip anywhere in the US
Learn how to tie 5 knots (2/5)
Own a Snake
Repaint the Master Bedroom
Take 50 Evening Walks with the Family (0/50)
Learn to make Proper Pizza Dough
Hug my Kids everyday and tell them “I Love You”
Help my Cub Scouts earn their Arrow of Light
Research American Heritage Girl Program
Stop biting my nails
Spend 48 hours by myself (all in a row)
Take an Art Class

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