Tuesday, April 22, 2014

101 in 1001

One of the first things that I want to do, is to post my 101 in 1001 list, to help hold me accountable. This is a list of 101 things that I want to do in the next 1001 days. Bucket lists and life goals are things that just seem too lofty to me or "I'll get to that eventually"-things. I wanted a list that would have a finish date that contained some easy things that I have been meaning to do, and some lofty things that will take a lot of purpose and planning. The rules of the list are that each of the goals must be something specific and attainable (albeit with some effort).

I've added a link to the top of my blog with the list, that will help to track my progress, so that everyone can keep checking up on me and how I'm doing.

I'm going to be updating the blog when I achieve a goal of mine, or as I'm working toward ones that take a little more time. Sadly, I have seen lots of blogs that have started these lists, but then abandoned them a few months into it. I'm committed for the long haul though! Let's get to it. 

Start Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
End Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1. Read 25 books 
2. Go on 25 date nights with Ace 
3. Leave a note for the next reader in my favorite book at the library
4. Go two weeks without social media
5. Go a week without watching TV 
6. Write a letter to myself to open in ten years 
7. Meet one of the S13 Mamas in person 
8. Meet one of the TTGP Grad Mamas in person 
9. Get 20 people to walk with me (and Rubles!) during the American Heart Association Heart Walk 
10. Have weekly dinner with my parents for a month
11. Actually "do" my hair every day for two weeks 
12. Put make up on every day for two weeks 
13. Have picnic with my family in the park 
14. Get a tattoo
15. Watch 26 movies I've never seen, one that starts with each letter of the alphabet 
16. Listen to Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time 
17. Go by myself to see a movie
18. Get pictures of the girls taken by Carina Retallack
19. Dress up in some theme with Ace, Scar and Rubes for Halloween
20. Plan a 10 Year "Reunion" for my Davis Friends 
21. Have a "Mommy/Daughter" day, one with each girl 
22. Start a Blog 
23. Take a picture of both girls every day for a month 
24. Inspire someone else to make a 101 in 1001 List 

25. Try 20 New Restaurants
26. Cook 30 Completely New Dishes (variations of dishes I've already made don't count!!)
27. Plant an herb garden 
28. Plant a vegetable garden 
29. Use five different herbs/vegetables that I have grown in one recipe 
30. Pickle three different foods
31. Try 15 new wines 
32. Take a cooking class
33. Go one month without eating out 
34. Eat ten new foods that I have never had before 
35. Order and drink a Martini 
36. Host a dinner at my house for friends 15 times 
37. Take Ace to Ruth Chris Steakhouse for dinner
38. Enjoy "Meatless Mondays" for two months

39. Run a 5K (No walking!) 
40. Run/Walk a Half Marathon
41. Reach my goal weight 
42. Run at least a mile every day for a month 
43. Do all 90 days of the BBM Challenge 
44. Go one month with no sweats  
45. Floss my teeth every day for a month 
46. Do some sort of "fun run" with Ace 
47. Schedule check-up appointments with my dentist and doctor 
48. Learn to jump one foot off the ground 
49. Beat Ace at some sort of physical activity 

50. Write 25 personal thank you letters to hospital staff
51. Send 25 cards to family and friends that helped during our time at the hospital 
52. Donate blood five times 
53. Leave a 100% tip 
54. Buy the drink of the person behind me at Starbucks
55. Bake someone cupcakes, just because 
56. Make a meal for a friend with a new baby
57. Complete ten Random Acts of Kindness
58. Bake cookies and take them to a neighbor 
59. Register for the National Bone Marrow Registry 
60. Make a visit with Ruby to see the night shift nurses 
61. Get Rubles' story posted on the PCICU's "Wall of Hope" 

62. Take the girls to Fairytale Land 
63. Take the girls to Disneyland 
64. Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge 
65. Visit five museums with Ace and the girls 
66. Go to a Pens game with Ace (even if it's on the West Coast) 
67. Take the girls to pay respects to Ace's Dad
68. Go camping 
69. Go to a concert with Ace
70. Visit a Historical Landmark I've never been to before 
71. Take the girls to a water park 
72. Go see a new musical I have never seen before 
73. Go to a state that I have never been before 

74. Make home-made gifts for everyone for one Christmas 
75. Make handprint art for each girls' room
76. Make a quilt for both girls
77. Complete five projects I find on Pinterest 
78. Complete a coloring book (Color every page!) 
79. Fill in both girls' first year picture frames 
80. Fix up an old piece of furniture 
81. Make 10 hair bows for the girls 
82. Plan and schedule a craft day with family/friends 
83. Send family members a homemade ornament for Christmas 

84. Decorate our bedroom 
85. Find and hang and "M" in our house 
86. Hang up Christmas lights on the outside of our house 
87. Get fresh flowers for our house every week for a month 
88. Make a photo wall in my house
89. Plant flowers in my front yard 
90. Organize the garage
91. Redecorate the girls' bathroom 
92. Update the pictures of our family that are hanging in our house 
93. Set up a legit office area for me 

94. Buy a new home with a better layout for our family 
95. Become debt free (except mortgage) 
96. Raise $500 selling no longer needed items 
97. Get a more economical/gas efficient vehicle 
98. Donate money to a kick starter campaign 
99. File my taxes before February 15th 
100. Put $5 in a bank for each task completed on this list 

101. WRITE A NEW 101 in 1001 LIST!!

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