With exactly one year left, here’s a little 101 in 1001 update.
Incase you’re wondering what I’m talking about, check out my original post in May of 2008. That’s where I first posted the list of 101 Things I wanted to do in the next 1001 Days. Yowza! May of 2008. I’ve had that list up on the right side of my blog for all to see for so long now.
So far I have crossed off 27 items. I uncrossed (is this a word?) the first item. Because I periodically review my goals (hey, it was one of the rules), I uncrossed #1: Finish the List. I moved some items down to the future To Do’s, since I knew they would not be happening in the next year. I also removed a couple items that I decided were no longer important to me, like having an outdoor kitchen or living in Crested Butte. And, I noticed when comparing my current list to my original, I had completed some things I had previously removed, like hiring an accountant!
A lot has changed since my original list was written, but this is what it looks like today. Just 365 more days to get the rest done. I may or may not get there, but I like having the goals.
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 & Emmett to love and fear God.
Rick, Henry & Emmett
6. Help Rick find his passion & do it
7. PLAY with Henry & Emmett everyday
8. Teach the boys to read, write, spell, and count
9. Buy a bike trailer/stroller/sled.
10. Buy Rick a new bike
11. A new wardrobe for Rick
12. Get a membership to the zoo
13. Write a letter to people in life that I feel have hurt me in some way. Do not send letter.
14. Let go of issues re: above people.
15. Send care packages to loved ones far away
16. Visit Grandpa at least once a month
17. Be nicer to my mom
18. Reconnect to an old friend that I’ve lost touch with
19. Buy a string bass
20. Join and play in an orchestra
21. Write a book
22. Don’t leave kitchen messy before bed
23. Stop saying “like”
24. Get braces.
25. Buy a mountain bike
26. Hunt an elk successfully at least one time
27. Take a college class
28. Finish my childbirth educator’s certification (estimated completion: November 2009!)
29. Install shelves in the basement
30. Get a dartboard for the basement
31. Paint the interior of the house
32. Have a refrigerator with a freezer drawer on the bottom
33. Have a nice wool rug in the living room
34. Have a white iron headboard for my bedroom
35. Have a bed for Henry with drawers underneath it.
36. Buy a front loading, energy-efficient washer & dryer
37. Remodel my bathroom
38. Finish the basement
39. A workshop for Rick
40. Redecorate & create guest room in the office
41. Finish the fence
42. Install an Invisible Fence for Josie
43. Grow one of those ginormous pumpkins
44. Raise Bees
45. Handmade picnic table (hint, hint, Rick!)
46. Adirondack chairs & chiminea for the back yard.
47. Landscape the backyard
48. Build a bat house
49. Learn to can and make jellies, and preserves etc.
50. Start teaching classes by 2010
51. Get at least two doctors to commit to referring expectant parents to my classes
52. Set BIG goals for my business
53. Achieve those goals
54. Not have to work in anyone’s office, but Rick’s or my own again
55. Hire an accountant
56. Have my business pay for my family’s health insurance
57. Have zero credit card debt
58. Pay off the 4Runner
59. Live at 3650 S. Grant Street until we buy land
60. Pay off Rick’s student loans
61. Be less materialistic
62. Own land in Colorado
63. Get life insurance for myself
64. Visit my family in Tennessee
65. Visit the Minard’s
66. Climb every 14er in Colorado
67. Visit Santa Fe/Taos
68. See Mesa Verde
69. Vacation in Yellowstone
70. Go to the Great Sand Dunes
71. Take Rick on vacation in San Francisco
72. Book a Grand Canyon rafting trip (four days minimum)
73. Ride the Silverton/Durango narrow gauge railroad
74. Visit the Twisselman’s
75. Make a sock monkey
76. Take a scrapbooking class or two (or three)!
77. Get my scrapbooks up to date
78. Use the cookbooks that I have – twice a month make a meal from them
79. Make some things (quilts, bags, ???) to sell.
80. Start an etsy shop and sell the things I’ve made.
81. Go fishing and eat what we catch
82. Own some very cool cowboy boots
83. Learn to knit
84. Bake bread weekly
85. Be able to live independent of the grocery store
86. Raise beef
87. Take a cooking class
88. Play a gig with my dad’s bass guitar
89. Snowshoe more than three times a season
90. Hike more than three times a season
91. Snorkel in the ocean
92. Send birthday cards to friends and family
93. Try raw milk
94. Learn to make cheese
Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2011