101 in 1001 List

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Idea from: Wandering Weekenders

The Challenge: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days (roughly 2.75 years)

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 be 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 organizing and timing some tasks.

⬡ = incomplete
⬢ = completed

START: October 31, 2016
END: July 29, 2019

HOUSE (3 out of 4)
1. ⬡ Put 20 things I don't wear on Poshmark/Ebay (or donate them). (17/20)
1. donated leggings, 2 necklaces, (unused) flip flops 8/5/17
2. Betsey Johnson dress put on Poshmark 10/17 (sold May 2018)
3. Free People black dress put on Poshmark 2/4/18
4. Aldo brown wedge shoes put on Poshmark 2/4/18
5. Free People chunky sweater put on Poshmark 2/4/18
6. Free People Everlasting Sweater put on Poshmark 2/4/18
7. donated a small bag of clothes/undergarments/shoes/husband's clothes 5/19/18
8. donated another small bag of clothes 5/20/18
9. listed an Aeropostale cami on Poshmark 
10, 11, 12. And another (three) small box(es) of clothes + jewelry 5/26/18, 5/27/18, 5/28/18
13. donated a small bag of clothes 6/2/18
14. donated a small bag of clothes, a few jackets, and some jewelry 6/9/18-6/10/18
15. donated a small box of clothes 6/23/18
16. donated small bag of clothes + bag + shoes 7/28/18
17. donated more clothing + shoes 8/4/18
2. ⬢ Put 10 household items I don't use on eBay (or donate/gift them).
1. donated knick-knack 4/1/17
2. sold washer/dryer 8/26/17
3-5 put clothing patterns and bicycle seat on eBay 2/18
6. donated cheap picnic style plates/forks/etc that we received as a gift and never used 5/19/18
7. donated bedding, picture frames, decorations 5/20/18
8. donated office chairs, knick knacks, mixer 5/26/18
9. donated a camera bag and a few camera accessories, gave away unused gardening items 6/2/18
10. donated a jewelry box and two printers 6/10/18
3. ⬢ Sell or donate 10 books.
1. donated Paris In Love by Nichole Robertson 11/8/16
2. sold Shooting In Sh*tty Light by Lindsay Adler 8/5/17
3. donated The Lucky Shopping Manuel by Kim France & Andrea Linett 8/5/17
4. donated Good Housekeeping's The Complete Clutter Solution 8/5/17
5. donated Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose 8/5/17
6. donated Fifth Avenue 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson
7. donated The Breakdown by B.A. Paris 8/5/17
8. donated Bearing Witness  by Charles E. Moore and Timothy Keiderling 8/5/17
9. sold Michelin Green Guide Montreal & Quebec City 8/5/17
10. sold The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar and Julie Michaels 8/5/17
11. and sold 7 more books… 8/5/17
12. donated another 15 books 5/20/18
13. And more … 5/26/18
14. And 5 more … 6/2/18
15. donated 1 more… 6/10/18
16. donated a bag of 10 books to a little free library in Atlanta 7/16/18
4. ⬢ Trash/sell/read 10 magazines. (12 out of 10)
1. read Range Finder 2/27/17
2, 3. listed 2 magazines on ebay 5/25/18
4, 5, 6. recycled 3 magazines 5/25/18
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 read 6 magazines: 3 Food & Wine, 1 Conde Nast Traveler, 2 Bon Apetit 8/4/18

BLOG (1 out of 6)
5. ⬡ Fix adsense.
6. ⬡ Delete broken links.
7. ⬡ Host four giveaways or one per year (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
1. Matt Redman album giveaway 10/11/17, Jeremy Camp album giveaway 10/19/17
8. ⬡ Do 10 things to the blog. (3 out of 10)
1. New domain name. 12/10/16
2. Meta description added. 3/12/17
3. Condensed HTML 5/3/17
9. ⬢ Fix Pinterest button/hover feature.
10. ⬡ Write 34 amazing blog posts (or one/month). (1 out of 34)
1. Images from the Women's March on Washington D.C. 2/10/17

SOCIAL MEDIA (2 out of 4)
11. ⬡ Organize and clean up Pinterest.
12. ⬢ Post once a week for 4 consecutive weeks on facebook.
13. ⬢ Clean up twitter. 11/8/16
14. ⬡ Learn to track twitter, facebook, pinterest, instagram analytics. (1 out of 4)
1/13/16 twitter
6/17/18 cleaned up instagram

PHOTOGRAPHY (4 out of 8)
15. ⬡ Attempt to take (good) pictures of the stars.
16. ⬢ Buy a new filter for my camera lens(es). (graduated neutral density filter 82mm)
17. ⬢ Continue practicing taking pictures of fireworks. (1/1/17 in Montreal)
18. ⬢ And underwater creatures. (2/15/17 at Maui Ocean Center)
19. ⬢ Take a picture of the sunrise/sunset in Hawaii. (2/12-2/19 2017)
20. ⬡ Give an image I love to a friend/family member.
21. ⬡ Edit and print large four photographs I'm proud of/love.
22. Edit my grandfather's two images.

LIFE (8 out of 14)
23. ⬢ Have professional photos taken of us. (@ Old Lahaina Luau 2/14/17)
24. ⬢ Sell car.
25. ⬡ Read 60 books before this challenge is over. (22 out of 60)
1. Foraged Flora by Louesa Roebuck 11/2/16
2. Victoria by Daisy Goodwin 11/20/16
3. Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson 11/21/16
4. Frommer's Montreal Day-By-Day 11/27/16
5. Michelin Green Guide Montreal & Quebec City 11/27/16
6. Capturing What We Cannot Keep 1/1/17
7. Maui Revealed by Andrew Doughty 2/6/17
8. Oahu Revealed by Andrew Doughty 2/11/17
9. Break Into Travel Writing (Teach Yourself) by Beth Blair 4/30/17
10. Pierre Hermé Macarons: The Ultimate Recipes from the Master Pâtissier by Pierre Hermé 5/21/17
11. Personal Recollections Of Vincent Van Gogh by Elisabeth Huberta Du Quesne-van Gogh 5/22/17
12. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris 6/22/17
13. Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker 6/29/17
14. National Geographic Traveler: Miami & the Keys by Mark Miller 7/1/17
15. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings 10/17
16. A Traveller's Wine Guide to California by Robert Holmes 2/11/18
17. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California by Barry Parr 2/24/18
18. The Photographer's Guide to the California Coast by Douglas Steakley 3/16/18
19. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California by Jamie Jenson  3/19/18
20. Fatal Descent: Andreas Lubitz and the Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 by Jeff Wise 3/20/18
21. How to Walk Away by Katherine Center 4/21/18
22. Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone 7/9/18
26. ⬢ Get Jawbone fixed/replaced.
bought Fitbit Alta 11/4/17
It broke 4/1/18
bought new Fitbit Alta on sale 7/12/18
27. ⬢ Send baby gift to Stephanie (and/or visit her).
28. ⬢ Exercise 3x a week for a month.
week 1 7/1-7/7/18
week 2 7/8-7/14
week 3 7/15-7/21
week 4 7/22-7/28
29. ⬡ And again.
week 1 7/29-8/4/18
30. ⬡ Lose five pounds.
31. ⬡ Go ice skating.
32. ⬢ Watch 16 movies. (16 out of 16)
1. Moulin Rouge 11/18/16
2. The Shack 12/1/16
3. Rogue One 12/18/16
4. Finding Dory 12/21/16
5. You Before Me 1/2/17
6. The Girl on the Train 1/6/17
7. Passengers 1/8/17
8. Dr. Strange 1/8/17
9. La La Land 1/16/17
10. Pearl Harbor 2/6/17
11. Alice Through the Looking Glass 2/11/17 
12. The Great Gatsby 2/19/17
13. The Descendants 2/19/17
14. Bridget Jones's Baby 2/20/17
15. Logan 3/5/17
16. Beauty and the Beast 3/31/17
33. ⬡ Go rollerblading.
34. ⬡ Wear mascara every day for a week (5 business days).
35. ⬢ Watch a movie/tv show or read a book in German.
Neo Magazin Royale 2/4/17
36. ⬢ Don't forget to renew my license!

BUY (3)
37. ⬡ Replace/fix my leather jacket.
38. ⬡ Get a mirrorless camera.
39. ⬡ Purchase a drone.

CREATIVE (2 out of 6)
40. ⬡ Do something with the various postcards I've bought.
41. ⬡ Put together a photo book using Finao.
42. ⬢ Come up with 101 accomplishable goals to be completed in 1001 days. (10/21/16)
43. ⬢ Create a floral arrangement or do a craft.
- does making slime with kids count? (multiple times in 2018)
44. ⬡ Braid my hair myself once.
- got my hair braided 7/5/18
45. ⬡ Record and post 8 videos to my blog of things I've seen or done. (6 out of 8)
1. Hollywood Studios 11/1/16
2. Ingrid Michaelson Concert 11/9/16
3. Women's March 1/26/17
4. Lévis Ferry 4/14/17
5. French Christmas carols in Québec City 4/19/17
6. Québec City Restaurants 4/20/17

FOOD (3 out of 16)
46. ⬡ Learn to make cheese or yogurt.
47. ⬡ Make marshmallows from scratch.
48. ⬢ Make a drink using pineapple and serve it in a pineapple. :)
- Made a drink using pineapple 11/2016
- Drank out of a pineapple 7/2/17
- And done! 7/31/17
49. ⬡ Make brioche.
50. ⬢ Try poutine. (@Leon's in Decatur, GA 11/9/16)
51. ⬡ Take my mom to Medieval Times.
52. ⬡ Make flammkuchen.
53. ⬡ Try Black Forest Cake.
54. ⬡ Make Chinese-style pancakes or sponge cake.
55. ⬢ Try a piña colada. (@Old Lahaina Luau in Maui 2/14/17)
56. ⬡ Make buttermilk ice cream.
57. ⬡ Make homemade sprinkles.
58. ⬡ Make a smoker and smoke something.
59. ⬡ Treat Justin's parents to a night of raclette.
60. ⬡ Give up sweets for a week (5 days).
61. ⬡ and another (10 days).

MONEY (3 out of 11)
62. ⬡ Pay off credit cards. (3 out of 5)
1. Suntrust 3/20/17
2. Bank of America 7/13/17
3. Citi 2/4/18
63. ⬡ Pay off the car loan.
64. ⬡ Book a trip using just points.
65. ⬡ Cashout with OpenTable.
66. ⬡ Apply for an Amex credit card.
67. ⬢ Apply for a Chase credit card (Reserve?).
68. Stick to our food budget for one month.
69. ⬡ And again.
70. ⬢ Save money when I prepay for a year of Mindspring/Earthlink with two Amex cards. (10/31/16)
71. ⬢ Save money by purchasing another year of prepaid Dropbox for Justin. (10/31/16)
72. ⬡ Come up with a clothing budget and stick to it for 6 months.

CHARITY (1 out of 4)
73. ⬡ Volunteer at a food bank.
74. ⬢ Leave a 100% tip at a restaurant. 4/29/17, 9/22/17
75. ⬡ Pay for someone else's Starbucks order.
- gave a homeless person $10 to get a prescription filled
76. ⬡ Give 10,000 grains of rice. (400/10,000)

TRAVEL & EXPLORATION (11 out of 24, 1 isn't worth doing)
77. ⬡ Travel to two countries. (1 out of 2)
1. Canada 12/27/16
78. ⬡ Go camping.
79. ⬡ See the Huntsville, AL Botanical Gardens.
80. ⬡ Fix Justin's two United airline accounts (if necessary).
81. ⬡ Hike at least two times each year in the mountains (fall 2016, fall/spring 2017, fall/spring 2018, spring 2019).
1. Mini "hikes" along the Blue Ridge Parkway 10/15/16-10/16/16
2. Hike in MA 10/7/17
3. hike up hill to Coit Tower in SF, CA 4/7/18
82. ⬢ Take part in 18 cultural experiences before the end of the challenge.
1. Visited the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Chihuly Exhibit 10/30/16
2. Ingrid Michaelson Concert @ The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA 11/9/16
3. City of Lawrenceville, GA Christmas Parade 12/2/16
4. North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights in Asheville, NC 12/17/16
5. Montreal New Year's Eve fireworks 1/1/17
6. Women's March in D.C. 1/21/17
7. Muslim Ban Protest at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, GA 1/28/17
8. Old Lahaina Luau & wedding vow renewal in HI 2/14/17
9. Fireworks in Honolulu, HI 2/17/17
10. ACLU Resistance Training Meeting in Athens, GA 3/11/17
11. Tax March in Atlanta, GA 4/15/17
12. March for Science in D.C. 4/22/17
13. visited Library of Congress 5/27/17
14. explored the Capitol 5/27/17
15. saw the Motorcycle Rally Parade in D.C. 5/28/17
16. the Newseum 5/28/17
17. Wynwood Walls in Miami, FL 7/2/17
18. fireworks in Fort Lauderdale 7/4/17
83. ⬢ Visit a cave I've never been to. (on the road to Hana 2/13/17)
84. ⬡ Go to a new beach every summer (2017, 2018, 2019).
2017 - Miami's South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Pensacola, Destin, Orange Beach, Laguna Beach (FL)
2018 - West Palm Beach (FL)
85. ⬢ Pack everything I need for a single trip in ONE carry-on bag. (Does not include the camera.) 12/26/16
86. ⬡ Take my mom somewhere she wants to go.
87. ⬢ Visit the Pearl Harbor memorial.
88. ⬡ Take a weekend off to visit Ellis and Colleen when they buy a house.
89. ⬡ Work on this list (1 out of 10).
1. Hunting Island, SC 5/30/16
90. ⬡ And this one (3.75 out of 8)
.5 Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville, NC to Boone, NC 10/15/16-10/16/16
1.5 The Road to Hana in Hawaii 2/13/17
2.5 drive down to Key West & back 7/3/17-7/4/17
2.75? Blue Ridge Parkway south of Asheville, NC; Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive) 10/9/17-10/10/17
3.75 PCH 3/30/18-4/6/18
91. ⬢ See a UNESCO world heritage site. (Quebec City, Canada 12/28/16)
92. ⬢ Research geocaching.
93. ⬢ Visit a theme park. (does Legoland count? 7/26/18)
94. ⬢ And an aquarium. (Maui Ocean Center 2/14/17)
95. ⬢ And a museum. (Moloka'i Museum & Cultural Center 2/16/17)
96. ⬡ See the 4th of July fireworks from somewhere fun every year. (2017, 2018, 2019)
2017 - Fort Lauderdale
2018 - Miami
97. ⬢ Visit 4 restaurants found in the Restaurants Where Chefs Eat book.
1. RIS in D.C. 1/22/17
2. Roy's in Honolulu, HI 2/16/17
3. Pizzeria Paradiso in D.C. 4/22/17
4. Old Ebbitt Grill in D.C. 5/27/17
5. 2 Amy's Pizza in D.C. 5/28/17
6. Yardbird in Miami, FL 7/2/17
98. ⬡ Go to a drive-in movie.
99. ⬡ Visit a Christmas tree farm.
100. ⬢ Go to 2 performances/concerts/operas (2 out of 2).
1. Ingrid Michaelson Concert @ The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA 11/9/16
2. Old Lahaina Luau in Maui, Hawaii 2/14/17

LIST
101. ⬡ Review/update this list once a month.

12/21/16 (8 tasks completed, 1 can't be done.)
1/2/16 (11 tasks completed, 1 can't be done, 1 not worth completing)
1/6/17, 1/8/17, 1/13/17, 1/16/17, 1/25/17, 1/26/17,
2/8/17 (15 tasks completed, 1 can't be done, 1 not worth completing)
2/21/17 (24 tasks completed, 1 can't be done, 1 not worth completing)
2/26/17, 3/12/17
3/31/17 (25 tasks completed, 1 can't be done, 1 not worth completing)
4/4/17, 4/14/17, 4/19/17, 4/20/17, 4/24/17
5/1/17 (26 tasks completed, 1 can't be done, 1 not worth completing)
5/3/17, 5/24/17
5/30/17 (27 tasks completed, 1 can't be done, 1 not worth completing)
6/15/17 (28 tasks completed, 1 can't be done, 1 not worth completing)
6/26/17
7/6/17 (29 tasks completed,  1 can't be done, 1 not worth completing)
7/13/17, 7/31/17
8/1/17 (30 tasks completed,  1 can't be done, 1 not worth completing)
8/5/17 (31 tasks completed,  1 can't be done, 1 not worth completing)
8/13/17, 8/26/17
9/7/17
10/1/17
10/16/17
11/12/17 (32 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)
12/2/17 (32 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)
1/7/18 (32 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)
2/7/18 (32 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)
2/11/18, 2/24/18
3/16/18 (32 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)
3/19/18, 3/20/18
4/13/18 (32 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)
4/22/18
5/19/18 (32 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)
5/20/18, 5/25/18, 5/30/18
6/2/18 (32 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)
6/10/18 (33 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)
6/23/18
7/16/18 (34 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)
7/17/18
7/30/18 (36 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)
8/4/18 (37 tasks completed, 1 not worth completing)

What do you think of the 101 in 1001 challenge? Are you up for it?

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