101 things in 1001 days…
// December 1st, 2010 // The 101
After spending the last year working on my company, I revisited my 101 in 1001 days list. During my review, I realized I was focused on business and, often, set unrealistic goals. Now that things are perking along with Fauvist Media, I thought it was time to try, try again!
My mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in 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 effort on your part) but not so overwhelming they cannot be accomplished in 1001 days. Tasks must be blogged on each day as I work through the list. Pictures will also be supplied as proof that the task is being worked and/or is completed.
The Start Date: 01/01/2012
The Finish Date:09/28/2014
My list is split into four categories. Live is the first category and contains tasks that require me to get out of my comfort zone, interact with others and develop new relationships and friendships while preserving old friendships and family ties. Learn is a list of things I would either like to master or is something I am simply interested in investigating. I’ve tried to make sure the things I learn will either be physically or mentally challenging and/or fun. Because if it is not challenging or fun, what’s the point? Love is a series of tasks that are for me, that will improve my physical, mental and emotional well-being and make me feel good about my contributions to my little slice of life. Lush is exactly that – tasks that are a true pleasure and something I want to do for me just because. I mean, really. What is the point of having a list of things to do if some of them aren’t pure pleasure for pleasure’s sake!
1. Dip my feet in the Atlantic Ocean at sunset, drive across the country and dip my feet in the Pacific Ocean at sunrise.
2. Spend some time touring Europe alone.
3. Be with family for each and every Thanksgiving.
4. Hike Ubehebe and Little Hebe craters (top to bottom and back again)
5. Attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
6. Attend the Calgary Stampede
7. Attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans
8. Attend the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CA
9. Attend BlogHer
10. Go salsa dancing.
11. Go zorbing.
12. Take the Primal Leap.
13. Host one social event a month.
14. Try 101 new foods.
15. Attend PrimalCon.
16. Participate in the 100 strangers project.
17. Swim with sharks.
18. Meet online friends in person.
19. Join a monthly book club that meets in person.
20. Participate in a team sport.
21. Complete the 7-day Multi-Climate Complete Survivor Course
22. Create photography/gallery site.
23. Ride a zipline.
24. Go on a cruise.
25. Go on a blind date.
26. Learn how to ride a bike.
27. Learn how to juggle.
28. Learn to snowboard.
29. Learn how to fish.
30. Relearn how to roll a kayak.
31. Take salsa classes.
32. Create a successful blog.
33. Learn how to play chess well.
34. Make something using my new sewing machine.
35. Make paper, and then make something from that paper.
36. Create a CD of my music.
37. Take an art class.
38. Learn to play guitar well.
39. Participate in one of sh1ft.org’s photography projects.
40. Learn how to sail.
41. Learn to speak proper French.
42. Indulge in a creative bootcamp like NaNoWriMo or Scott McCloud’s Making Comics
43. Take a photography class.
44. Learn how to meditate.
45. Take a yoga class.
46. Learn how to knit.
47. Learn how to crochet.
48. Listen to 1000 new songs and find appreciation in music that is not within my comfort zone.
49. Get my SCUBA certification.
50.Learn bad-ass knife skills in the kitchen and apply them to the art of cooking frequently.
51. Work on 20 Things to Stop Doing to Others
52. Run a 10K.
53. Swim 300 meters (12 laps) effortlessly.
54. Be a mentor.
55. Read a book from the 1001 Children’s Books to Read Before You Grow Up list with Drue at least three nights a week.
56. Reduce trash output to one bag of trash per week.
57. Perform random acts of kindness to at least 5 strangers without expecting anything in return.
58. No more conspicuous plastic use.
59. Walk (or bus) to the local farmers markets or local grocery stores.
60. Give myself 30 days of fun.
62. Reduce the number of power vampires in the house by half.
63. Scan family photographs to create digital records of all photos and make books as a way of preservation.
64. Participate in the 365 days project.
65. Make 101 handmade, lovely things.
66. Donate whole blood every 90 days.
67. Read 52 books in 52 weeks.
68. Give up swearing for 30 days.
69. Average eight hours of sleep a night.
70. Complete a CPR and basic first aid course.
71. Build a Habitat for Humanity home.
72. Conduct a one year happiness project.
73. Create a morning writing ritual.
74. Be debt free.
75. Have three months of savings tucked away that goes untouched.
76. Sleep and dine in a castle.
77. Have dinner at the French Laundry.
78. Attend the San Francisco Black and White Ball
79. Two hours each week are mine to spend as I like.
80. Drink a milkshake at Fosselman’s.
81. Have dinner at Chez Panisse.
82. Drink whiskey in a pub in Ireland.
83. Purchase my new camera and the necessary lenses to pursue my craft.
84. Create a space within my home that nurtures me creatively.
85. Take a mud bath in Calistoga.
86. Go horseback riding on the beach.
87. Spend a weekend at Cavallo Point.
88. Spend the night in a museum.
89. Spend the night in a tree house.
90. Ride the Napa Valley Wine Train.
91. Go on a hot air balloon ride.
92. Spend a weekend day touring Napa and Sonoma by limo.
93. Rent a limo for the night.
94. Take the New York Dinner Cruise.
95. Eat beignets at the Café du Monde.
96. Pull off the perfect road trip.
97. Collect art I love from artists I love to support.
See the calves and whales in their breeding lagoons near Cabo San Lucas.
99. Buy a year’s subscription to the opera.
100. Go snorkeling in Bimini.
101. Have high tea at Fortnum & Mason in London.
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