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 (4)
1. ⬡ Put 20 things I don't wear on Poshmark/Ebay (or donate them).
2. ⬡ Put 10 household items I don't use on Ebay (or donate/gift them). (1 out of 10)
1. donated knick-knack 4/1/17
3. ⬡ Sell or donate 10 books. (1 out of 10)
1. donated Paris In Love by Nichole Robertson 11/8/16
4. ⬡ Trash/sell/read 10 magazines. (1 out of 10)
1. read Range Finder. 2/27/17

BLOG (1 out of 6)
5. ⬡ Fix adsense.
6. ⬡ Delete broken links.
7. ⬡ Host four giveaways or one per year (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
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

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 (6 out of 14, 1 can't be done)
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. (12 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
26. ⬡ Get Jawbone fixed/replaced.
27. ⬢ Send baby gift to Stephanie (and/or visit her).
28. ⬡ Exercise 3x a week for a month.
29. ⬡ And again.
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 (1 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.
44. ⬡ Braid my hair myself once.
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 (2 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. :)
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. (1 out of 3)
1. Suntrust 3/20/17
63. ⬡ Pay off 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
75. ⬡ Pay for someone else's Starbucks order.
76. ⬡ Give 10,000 grains of rice. (400/10,000)

TRAVEL & EXPLORATION (9 out of 24, 1 isn't worth doing)
77. ⬡ Travel to two countries that I don't live in. (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
82. ⬡ Take part in 18 cultural experiences before the end of the challenge. (16 out of 18)
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
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).
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 (1.5 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
91. ⬢ See a UNESCO world heritage site. (Quebec City, Canada 12/28/16)
92. ⬢ Research geocaching.
93. ⬡ Visit a theme park.
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)
97. ⬢ Visit 4 restaurants found in the Restaurants Where Chefs Eat book. (5 out of 4)
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
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

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

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