So, I was insipred to do this by a combination of things. First was Krista’s blog of 100 Things she wanted to do before she kicked the bucket. The second thing was Jenn Leete kicking me in the butt to write my own. Krista was inspired by another blogger, and she by another, and so on. I followed the link trail reading quite a few lists, and some of them had this cool deadline thing, that I am going to adopt. Doing it all in 1001 days.
So, here’s my mission, and my list, which will also be posted on the right hand side here. I plan to cross things off as I go, so you all can keep track with me. This has been a cool thing.
There are a many more material things on there than I’d like there to be (maybe I shoud add ‘Be less materialistic’ to my list!), but most of them revolve around the home & garden sections. Seeing as how this is where we spend most of our time as a family though, it makes sense to me.
This next part, I stole 100% from another blog, but I couldn’t think of a better way to state it.
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.
Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.
2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.
3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.
4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.
5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.
My Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2011
I’ve broken my list into categories, for my own sanity. And just incase you’re inspired to write your own list, you can find your own deadline here.
1. Finish the List
2. Inspire someone else to write their own list
3. Post the List on my blog for all to see.
4. Find a church to attend regularly and attend it regularly
5. Raise Henry to love and fear God.
Rick & Henry
6. Help Rick find his passion & do it
7. Help Rick work for the DOW or himself in the next four years.
8. PLAY with Henry everyday
9. Teach Henry to read, write, spell, and count
10. Buy a bike trailer/stroller/sled.
11. Buy Rick a new bike
12. A new wardrobe for Rick
13. Get a membership to the zoo
14. Write a letter to people in life that I feel have hurt me in some way. Do not send letter.
15. Let go of issues re: above people.
16. Send care packages to loved ones far away
17. Visit Grandpa at least once a month
18. Be nicer to my mom
19. Reconnect to an old friend that I’ve lost touch with
20. Buy a string bass
21. Join and play in an orchestra
22. Write a book
23. Don’t leave kitchen messy before bed
24. Stop saying “like”
25. Get braces.
26. Buy a mountain bike
27. Hunt an elk successfully at least one time
28. Take a college class
29. Finish my childbirth educator’s certification
30. Install shelves in the basement
31. Get a dartboard for the basement
32. Paint the interior of the house
33. Have a refrigerator with a freezer drawer on the bottom
34. Have a nice wool rug in the living room
35. Install central air conditioning in my house
36. Have an iron headboard & footboard for my bedroom
37. Have a bed for Henry with drawers underneath it.
38. Buy a front loading, energy efficient washer & dryer
39. Remodel my bathroom using as much green material as possible
40. Get new (to me) furniture for the living room
41. Finish the basement
42. A workshop for Rick
43. Redecorate & create guestroom in the office
44. Finish the fence
45. Install an Invisible Fence for Josie
46. Grow one of those ginormous pumpkins
47. An outdoor kitchen with grill, sink, and mini fridge!
48. Handmade picnic table (hint, hint, Rick!)
49. Adirondack chairs & chiminea for the back yard.
50. Build a brick patio in the backyard
51. Install stone pavers on the current back patio
52. Build a bat house
53. Learn to can and make jellies, and preserves etc.
54. Be the 1st in the Bubble Goddess Founding Circle
55. Get at least 6 clients enrolled in Gifts from the Goddess
56. Get my Premier 12 Club enrollment completed
57. Set BIG goals for my business
58. Achieve those goals
59. Not have to work in anyone’s office, but Rick’s or my own again.
60. Hire an accountant
61. Have BG pay for my family’s health insurance
62. Have BG pay off the 4Runner
63. Have zero credit card debt by Dec. 31, 2008
64. Live at 3650 S. Grant Street until we buy land
65. Pay off Rick’s student loans
66. Buy a second (fuel efficient) car.
67. Own land in Colorado
68. Get life insurance for myself
69. See the Aurora Borealis
70. Visit my family in Tennessee every two years
71. Visit the Minard’s at least every-other year
72. Climb every 14er in Colorado
73. Visit Santa Fe
74. Drive Route 66
75. Vacation in Yellowstone
76. See the Channeled Scablands in Washington
77. Attend the Cherry Blossom Festival In D.C.
78. Travel the Oregon Trail.
79. Take Rick on vacation in San Francisco
80. Raft the Grand Canyon (four days minimum)
81. Visit Alaska
82. Visit Hawaii
83. Travel Europe for minimum of a month
84. Make a sock monkey
85. Take a scrapbooking class or two (or three)!
86. Get my scrapbooks up to date
87. Use the cookbooks that I have – twice a month make a meal from them
88. Make (sew?) some things (quilts, bags, ???) to sell.
89. Start an etsy shop and sell the things I’ve made.
90. Go fishing and eat what we catch
91. Own some very cool cowboy boots
92. Own horses
93. Bake bread weekly
94. Be able to live independent of the grocery store
95. Raise beef
96. Play a gig with my dad’s bass guitar
97. Snowshoe more than three times a season
98. Hike more than three times a season
99. Have a live Christmas tree & plant it after the holidays.
100. Snorkel in the ocean
101. Send birthday cards to friends and family
Extra Credit (Long Term) – these may take more than 1001 Days:
o Volunteer as a 4-H leader when Henry’s old enough to join 4-H.
o Take a Disney vacation w/the Minard’s in 4 years
o Move our garage to the other side of the lot
o Remove the driveway, landscape the side yard.
o Buy or build a ranch
o Save enough money to pay for Henry’s college
o Run a bed & breakfast
o Live in/near Crested Butte
o Have a small greenhouse/garden shed.
o Run my home using 100% wind or solar energy.
o Have enough extra energy to sell back to the power company
o Be a good mother-in-law.
o Have enough money to get Henry braces if he needs them.
o Have a big front porch with a swing.
o Raise Bees
o Be less materialistic!