Tuesday, August 7, 2012

101 in 1001 {take 2}

So, here is my second 101 in 1001 list!  :o)
My first 101 list taught me quite a bit.  There's just something about a list that calls for completion.  So all those things I said I'd get to "one day soon...when I have the time" went on the list.  While I didn't complete my whole list, I sure did have a ton of fun checking off the activities I did get to do.  It's all about living a life you want to live and having fun while doing it....and if you can make a difference in someone's life along the way, it's all the better.  So bring on the big things, the little things, the fun things, and best of all the 101st check mark saying I did them all! 

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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

June 6, 2012
1001 Days
March 4, 2015

Items in Italics are in progress.  
Items in Bold are complete.
  1. Finish all the unfinished goals of list #1 by December 31, 2012.
  2. Do the 365 day photo challenge starting on my 30th birthday.
  3. Make a digital album of those photos.
  4. Start a community vegetable garden in the Houston area.
  5. Start a community vegetable garden in the Dominican Republic.
  6. Go to every Buc-ees in one weekend.
  7. Go on at least 3 photography road trips.
  8. Be the cause in 10 of my close friends and family doing the Landmark Forum. (1/10)
  9. Organize my closet like S.L.R. would.
  10. Enjoy a bottle of Cristal champagne with friends on a joyous occasion.
  11. Finish Christian’s baby book/ convert it to a digital album.
  12. Make my own jam.
  13. Try 5 new artistic photography techniques in my photos.
  14. Learn how to paint a picture.
  15. Paint the picture I have in my head onto canvas.
  16. Do something I’m scared of doing.
  17. Make a Family Digital Album from mom’s side.
  18. Make a Family Digital Album from dad’s side.
  19. Make a Family Digital Album from my side.
  20. Cook a steak for Erik.
  21. Cook a hamburger for Erik.
  22. Organize my photos into one location.
  23. Make a “Best of” folder for my photos for easy reference.
  24. Print our family portrait onto a large canvas.
  25. Teach Westin to tie his shoes.
  26. Teach Christian and Zack how to take pictures.
  27. “Run” a 5k with Kurtis.
  28. Do the couch to 5k to prepare for said run.
  29. Do an art project with Beau. {thinking maybe a really hard origami project.}
  30. Make a piece of jewelry with one of Grandma’s spoons.
  31. Write an E-book.
  32. Read 25 books.
  33. Go to the Chihluly exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
  34. Go to one of Chris’ dog competitions.
  35. Buy a house.
  36. Catch a fish from the pond at the farm.
  37. Do 5 Pinterest projects.
  38. Enter 5 photography contests. (1/5)
  39. Submit a photo every month to the National Geographic "Your Shot" contest.
  40. Dye my hair chocolate brown.
  41. Teach Westin to write his name.
  42. Organize my music into one location on Amazon Cloud.
  43. Photograph 10 species of birds in nature.
  44. Teach the boys how to wash their own laundry.
  45. Take the boys to see “Rount Mushmore” :o)
  46. Take the boys to see the Badlands.
  47. Fly my Cat kite.
  48. Do charity portrait photography for families in the Dominican.
  49. Make a difference in someone’s nutrition by teaching them to grow food.
  50. Iron all of my outfits for a week...Even if it doesn't matter!
  51. Use my phone as just a phone for a week.
  52. Plant a willow tree by the pond at the farm.
  53. Write at least one blog entry a month.
  54. Keep a gratitude journal.
  55. See Hayes Carll in concert.
  56. Shoot something and eat it.
  57. Go on one of Erik’s adventures.
  58. Put all of these goals onto my calendar so they get done in a timely manner.
  59. Play and beat a Final Fantasy game with Erik.
  60. Go to an Astro’s game every season.
  61. Teach Zack and Christian how to drive.
  62. Read 5 books from Erik’s library that he recommends to me. (2/5)
  63. Learn 3 new 30 minute meals.
  64. Learn 3 new crock pot recipes.
  65. Buy myself a handgun.
  66. Get my CHL.
  67. Do an art welding project.
  68. Complete a Bible study on 5 books of the Bible.
  69. Surprise Erik with 3 sweet nothings a month.
  70. Go to the Alamo.
  71. Go on 15 kid-less date nights.
  72. Buy new living room furniture.
  73. Spend a whole day being lazy with Erik and the boys.
  74. {personal goal with the Hubby} /grins! :o) {0/10}
  75. Identify and find 10 Texas native plants in the wild that are edible.
  76. Identify and find 10 Texas native plants in the wild that are medicinal.
  77. Learn the proper fishing knot to string my own fishing pole.
  78. Buy me a new Canon 580EX II flash.
  79. Make 5 new dessert recipes.
  80. Take the boys to the drag races.
  81. Donate my time/skills to the Ronald McDonald House at TCH.
  82. Take a nap in a hammock.
  83. Buy a pair of boots.
  84. Stay at a bed and breakfast in the Hill Country.
  85. Catch a really big fish.
  86. Make a quilt for my bed.
  87. See Cirque du Soleil “O”
  88. Make my own laundry detergent.
  89. Go play Bingo.
  90. Buy me a new Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L lens.
  91. Contribute $10 to a vacation account for every accomplished task {and make Erik do it too.}
  92. Become a PPA member.
  93. Go a whole week without spending any money.
  94. Shoot a target Annie Oakley style: backwards with a mirror. 
  95. Take the boys to a Six Flags theme park.
  96. Build a really awesome sand castle with the boys.
  97. Decorate a Christmas tree and deliver it to a family who is at TCH over the holidays.
  98. Pay for a strangers coffee at Starbucks.
  99. Take the boys on the behind the scenes tour at Sea World.
  100. Teach the boys how to identify 5 constellations... {and how to see satellites going by}
  101. Participate in 100 snapshots project.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I just saw your gorgeous photos from Christmas 2009. The one with browns, gold and copper, the ornament trees in the kitchen did you purchase those are make them? If purchased, do you remember from where? Also the beautiful bulb bunches on tree made or bought? Thank you


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