Sunday, October 7, 2012

101 in1,001

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. 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.
The Start Date:
The End Date:
Goals in progress are italicized, goals completed are bolded


  1. Attend Church  9 times in a row
  2. Take a Christianity 101 class
  3. Complete a Bible Study
  4. Read book of Mark
  5. Read Book of Matthew
  6. Read Proverbs
  7. Read Book of Psalms
  8. Begin day with devotions/prayer time 21 days in a row
  9. Join a church 


  1. solo trip with John
  2. visit Zoe twice 
  3. Visit Dana NM
  4. 'Christmas party' three times- fun with college friends!
  5. return all emails at set time -- 30 days/row
  6. remember friends' losses
  7. write to Aunt Margaret x4
  8. date night with John 10 times
  9. monthly date nights with John
  10. send birthday cards to 15 friends/family ON TIME!
  11. three overdue emails/calls


  1. Redo master bathroom
  2. Redo John's bathroom
  3. Redo Basement bathroom
  4. redo kids' bathroom
  5. decorate guest room (or turn into girls' room)
  6. new couches for basement
  7. redo desk area in basement
  8. curtains for master bedroom


  1. Complete all 34 weeks of homeschooling
  2. Help Nicholas to learn to read independently with joy
  3. Go on 5 field trips
  4. establish 3 homeschooling traditions
  5. do 12 art projects
  6. do 12 science experiments
  7. teach Peter to read (beginning level)
  8. teach Olivia to ride a bike
  9. teach Olivia to multiply and divide with ease (jncl memorizing mult tables)
  10. 2 (long) book reports with Olivia 
  11. read 3 homeschooling books I already own

Feeling and Looking Good

  1. white strips - 30 days/row
  2. do hair/makeup/nice outfit -- 2 weeks straight
  3. give myself a pedicure x3
  4. eat vegan for one week
  5. Isagenix to a "T" - 3o days
  6. run 1 mile without walking
  7.  run a 5k
  8. take a yoga class
  9. get to size 4/125 pounds
  10. drink 8 glasses of water/day - 21 days/row
  11. try one week of gluten-free diet
  12. work out 20 min 4 times/week for 30 days (Dustin Maher)
  13. Go to Onsen for soak and massage
  14. scrub and moisturize feet for 21 days/row 
  15. schedule and go to dentist, ob, dermatologist, and GP


  1. consistent chore routine for kids -- 21 days
  2. establish clean up time - 21 days
  3. morning routine 21 days/row
  4. evening routine 21 days/ row
  5. set up a meal plan and follow for 1 month
  6. set up mudroom
  7. organize bathroom supplies
  8. organize desk drawers
  9. complete Brook Noel Extreme Home Makeover
  10. 30 day fast from spending (other than essentials) 
  11. do one 'all out' week
  1. another adoption!
  2. Read Close Kids
  3. Read Grace Based Parenting
  4. read The Mission of Motherhood
  5. read Shepherding the Child's Heart
  6. read Parenting from the Inside Out
  7. spend alone day with Olivia
  8. spend alone day with Nicholas
  9. spend alone day with Peter
  10. spend alone day with Ellie
  11. throw surprise party for Olivia


  1. Complete Ellie's Lifebook
  2. make Peter's 4 year old album
  3. make Ellie's 5 year old album
  4. make Nicholas' 6 year old album
  5. make Nicholas' 7 year old album
  6. make Olivia's 8 year old album
  7. make Ellie's 2 year old album
  8. make Ellie's 3 year old album
  9. blog for 30 days in a row 
  10. take art or writing class at Arts Counsil
  1. Hot air balloon ride
  2. Build a snowman
  3. Dress up for Halloween
  4. Girls trip to Vegas
  5. Have a picnic in the park
  6. go to the movies by myself x3
  7. take kids to Broadway show
  1. visit elderly neighbor 3 times
  2. Complete ten random acts of kindness for someone who isn’t a family member
  3. take kids to do service in community
  4. visit a friend in the hospital
  5. send care package to orphanage in China or Uganda
  6. serve for a week in a Chinese orphanage
  7. raise money for 2 CFF Great Strides walks
  8. invite new family to area over for dinner

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