Monday, November 29, 2010

101 in 1001

I saw this posted on a random blog a while ago and thought it was a really neat idea. I was sort of afraid to set that many goals for myself. It's kind of scary to commit yourself to accomplishing that many things in a set amount of time. However, I am feeling ambitious today (maybe because it's my day off and I've spent most of the day on the couch), so I think it's finally time. These things are in no particular order, just written down as I think of them. Hopefully somebody will be able to relate to some of this, and hopefully getting this out there will motivate me to get some of this stuff done. On a side note, I found this awesome website to calculate my goal day for this project. I wrote the list out on paper first and transcribed to the blog (editing once or twice in the process)

Yes, that's rainbow paper!

101 Things to accomplish in 1001 days (Monday, August 26, 2013):

Paint bedroom
Quit smoking
Move out (and stay out)
Backpack through Europe
Blog at least once per week- I had struck this one through and fell out of my groove on this for a month =/
Send out handmade Christmas cards
Try 1 new recipe per week
Finish Celtic Studies Certificate
Buy a new laptop
Cook at least 50% of my food from scratch
Go vegetarian
Lose 60lb
Run a 5K
Start a jewelry business of my own
Sew more of my own clothing
Have a solo art show
Hold a job for 1 year
Drive less and walk/bike/bus more
Make my dwelling feel more like a home
Survive the end of the Mayan calendar and at least one other apocalypse
Visit New York
100 hours of volunteer work
Do something for someone else without any personal gain of my own
Use more organics
Have a garden full of produce
Buy a camera- Black Friday sale! 12 megapixels $60
Spend a day getting pampered at a spa
Visit Washington D.C.
Save 30% of what I earn
Have a decent credit score- Working with my credit union to build this within a year!
Host a dinner party
Fall in love
Buy a car
Drink at least eight 8oz glasses of water per day
Start a 401K
Find a way to make brussels sprouts delicious
Send more letters- Red because I'm working on it (joined Swap-bot), but not struck through because I haven't sent much yet
Get a passport
Start my lower leg sleeve
Eat enough fruits and vegetables daily
Get more jewelry-making tools
Pay back Derek
Talk more TO people than ABOUT them
Get a studio space
Be a more positive person
Get into shape to play rugby again
Attend Burning Man
File taxes independently
Touch up biker tattoo
Live on nothing
Go skydiving
Meet and converse with someone I look up to
Start a professional website
Buy a pair of awesome leather boots that will last me forever
Start an Etsy shop
Play my clarinet and trumpet more
Tutor ESL again
Eat at a swanky restaurant
Eat more fish
Buy a bass clarinet mouthpiece
Keep in touch with the people that really matter
Make delicious handmade candies
Initiate conversations with strangers
Change my own oil
Learn to drive stick
Check out the Vindolanda site
Visit the grandmas more often
Paint a piece of furniture and make it awesome
Make my own lamp
Brew my own beer
Buy a huge canvas and paint something awesome on it- Also a Black Friday deal (36x48 for $20!!)
Draw another pointillism piece (and rock it)
Build a piece of furniture all by myself
Steal a traffic sign
Take an epic road trip
Make an adorable scrapbook
Learn to follow a knitting pattern
Reduce my carbon footprint
Have more good days than bad days
Go fishing
Judge people less
Throw a surprise party
Read every book I own
Sing in a Celtic band
Bake my own bread
Finish "Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes"
Buy more local products
Cook a giant hunk of meat successfully
Finish "lists" project
Buy an original artwork
Finish a "To do" list
Organize craft materials and art supplies
Fill a sketchbook
See Cirque Du Soleil live
Knit socks
Make a stranger's day
Learn more about computers
Wear more jewelry I've made
Have a conversation in Irish
Give somebody a present just because

Alright, that's my list (if you actually read that whole list, kudos. I wouldn't want to read that whole thing myself). You should make a list of your own and keep me updated on your progress. It's like a life support group, haha.


  1. You totally need to buy a bass clarinet mouthpiece. We should get the band back together.

  2. I like the goals you've set for yourself, I look forward to see more overlined red ones :)
    I think I might use this idea as well.. I have a lot of things I want to accomplish but never do anything!

    ps. love your blog!

    ~Vala (from swapbot)

  3. lovely blog.
    I will do a list for me too.
    Sonia from Swap-bot