Not sure if you noticed, but Friday I posted a new 101 things in 1001 days list on my right sidebar. The list is not complete yet. It can be really hard to think of 101 things that you want to do/change/be. The list is 68 items strong at this point. And so far, I really like what I have on there.
If you’re new to the 101 in 1001 project/idea, here are the details. But in short, you have 1001 days (just under three years) to complete 101 items of your choosing.
This time around, I made some new categories… I stole some directly from Annie (she’s so genius, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?). My particular favorite is “Stewardship.” I want to be a good steward of the things God has given me… the earth, my body, our money/finances. I also realized that changing some of the category names (from “Rick” to “Blessing Rick” or from “Relationships” to “Community” for example) really helped me think of different types of goals for those categories.
This list is a lot more measurable than my last list was too. For example I set goals that repeat from year to year, but this way I can keep better track and still feel success each year that the 1001 days covers.
I still have some items to add, hence that first goal again, and some things carried over from the last list. But here it is…
Beginning February 25, 2011
1. Finish the list.
2. Find and attend a church regularly.
3. Pray daily with Rick.
4. Pray daily with my children.
5. Stop saying “like.”
6. Use kind words.
7. Twice yearly cleanings at the dentist.
8. Get braces.
9. Go outside everyday.
10. Take the supplements that I need.
11. Have ZERO credit card debt by December 31, 2011.
12. Pay off Rick’s student loans.
13. Save 3 months emergency fund.
14. Tackle my mending basket. Make this a habit.
15. Set a budget for eating out and stick to it.
16. No eating fast food.
17. Make an inventory of the food in the freezer.
18. Plan meals for 40 weeks in one year.
19. Track how much food we buy from the grocery store.
20. Reduce the amount of food we buy from the store by 20%
21. Monthly dates.
22. Hunt an elk.
23. Schedule hunting time during waterfowl season so Rick can go without feeling badly.
24. Get a headboard for our bed.
25. Get a new mattress for our bed.
26. Take a vacation to Yellowstone.
27. Take a cooking class together.
Blessing Our Children
28. Try home schooling: commit to the 2011-2012 school year for Henry’s kindergarten.
29. Enroll Henry in 4-H Cloverbuds, and volunteer to be a leader.
30. Make two twin size quilts (one each for Henry & Emmett).
31. Knit a blanket for the newbie.
32. Build a snowman with Henry.
33. Plan a picnic date with Henry.
34. Have dates with each kiddo.
Blessing Our Home
35. Complete my 20-Week Organization Challenge.
36. Don’t leave my kitchen messy before going to bed.
37. Paint the kitchen cabinets.
38. Tile the kitchen back splash.
39. Purge stuff Winter 2011.
40. Purge stuff Spring/Winter 2012.
41. Purge stuff Spring 2013.
42. Turn the basement “junk room” into a useful space.
43. Grow a ginormous pumpkin.
44. Raise bees and harvest honey.
45. Get a picnic table for the back yard.
46. Install the patio in the back yard.
47. Install a privacy fence along the driveway.
48. Grow enough food in 2012 to forgo the farm share.
49. Process our own chickens.
50. Find/make a place to grow asparagus.
51. Buy a string bass.
52. Join and play in an orchestra.
53. Get my scrapbooks up to date.
54. Write my book.
55. Write/blog weekly.
56. Start a monthly potluck circle.
57. Have friends over for dinner once a month.
58. Send care packages to loved ones – 6 in 2011.
59. Send care packages to loved ones – 6 in 2012.
60. Send care packages to loved ones – 6 in 2013.
61. Hold five CBE class series’ in 2011.
62. Hold six CBE series’ in 2012.
63. Hold six CBE series’ in 2013.
64. Put together sustainability class series curriculum.
65. Hold a sustainability class.
66. Build a bat house.
67. Copy my dad’s journal for my sister.
68. Raise a steer for beef.
Deadline: November 22, 2013
If you want to make your own 101 in 1001 list, you can find your deadline date here. And if you do it, make sure to let me know (leave me a comment and a link!).