Gab's 101 Things to do in 1001 Days...
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
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.
Start Date: May 12, 2005
End Date: February 7, 2008
Here We Go (in no particular order):
1. Make every recipe in a single cookbook.
2. Take a romantic weekend with Mark
3. Travel to Maui.
4. Start my own business.
5. Help Mark layout the back patio pavers.
6. Renew our marriage vows.
7. Buy a new car.
8. Cut my work schedule in at least half.
9. Make a batch of jam.
Learn at least one poem by heart.
11. Start practicing yoga again.
12. Knit a cable sweater for Isabella.
13. Start a summer family tradition, like renting a house in tahoe.
Learn how to say I love you and I'm sorry in 5 languages.
15. Finally clear our stuff out of Mom and Dad's garage.
16. Design an extension for the house.
17. Read a new book from the NYTimes best seller list each quarter.
18. See a comedy show
19. Scan all of our print photos and archive them.
20. Write a children's book.
21. Walk three days a week for 20+ minutes a shot.
22. Redesign petersonwill.com
23. Buy a pair of glasses for each day of the week.
24. See a concert
25. Have a Christmas party/open house.
26. Start to study a scripting language.
27. Organize the garage.
28. Take Isabella to Portland
Start a household blog.
30. Sew a garment from scratch.
31. Limit television viewing to less than 2 hours a day.
32. Go to the Getty Museum in LA.
33. Get my teeth whitened.
34. Visit SFMoma.
35. Visit Chicago with Mark and Isa.
36. Have french doors installed in the dining room.
Make Isa laugh every day.
38. Get a pedicure with my mother.
39. Publish my own zine
40. Have my niece Julia come for an overnight visit.
41. Make my own purse.
42. Bake some treats for Isa's daycare providers.
43. Take a one month photojournal of Isabella.
44. Create a family tree.
45. Not subscribe to any more magazines
46. Make new Christmas stockings for the family.
47. Remodel the Kitchen
48. Write a fan letter to an author I admire.
49. Learn how to make a mosaic.
50. Have Lasik surgery.
51. Visit the Ferry Building.
52. Babyproof the house.
Start Isabella on swimming lessons.
54. Adopt a new pet.
55. Learn to ski.
56. Got to the Memphis in May BBQ cookoff
57. Write down the story of Isa's birth.
58. Knit myself a sexy off the shoulder sweater.
59. Apply for a spot in city government.
60. Make homemade chicken salad (including homemade mayo)
61. Take Isabella to Scotland
62. Make tortillas for Mark's grandma
63. Make tamales for Mark's grandma too!
64. Have (or at least start) another baby.
Visit the Belmont Farmer's Market.
66. Pay for a toy on layaway during the holidays.
67. Visit Japantown in San Francisco.
68. Paint the house!
69. Learn how to bellydance.
70. Visit the inlaws in Arizona.
71. Learn how to kayak from my brother.
72. Visit a winery.
73. Go to the beach in the winter for a picnic.
74. Limit my coffee to one a day.
75. Complete a cookbook proposal.
76. Send said proposal to 10 publishing houses.
77. Limit my blog surfing during the day.
78. Take a train trip up the Pacific Coast.
79. Visit Watercourse Way for a hot tub soak.
80. Make mango and sticky rice.
81. Visit Filoli Garden
82. Organize my recipe, craft and household 'idea' pages.
83. Build a dining building in our back yard.
84. Grow my own tomatoes.
85. Join a creative women's group.
86. Get a bikini wax.
87. Program all my friends and family numbers into my cell phone.
88. Submit an original food article to Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Saveur.
89. Get a real tan.
90. Start a scrapbook journal.
91. Make a project from Readymade Magazine.
92. See my brother's band play.
93. Look up a friend from high school and give them a call.
94. Take an adult ed class for fun.
95. Take Isabella to Disneyland.
96. Visit Southern California for Christmas.
97. Skip gift getting one holiday season.
98. Buy a bikini.
99. Go to a movie on opening day.
100. Breathe & Be happy.
101. Try a food from my childhood that I've always thought I hated.
Whew! That was harder than it looked. Don't believe me? You try it!