101 in 1001

The Challenge:

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 your part).


Why 1001 Days?

Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. 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, study semesters, or outdoor activities.



To be completed

In progress



1. Identify 100 things that makes me happy

2. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years

3. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day

4. Write a book

5. Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

6. Host a dinner party

7. No fast food for a month

8. Don’t complain about anything for a week

9. Send Christmas cards

10. Participate in NaNoWriMo

11. Read 50 new books (8/50) {The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Dead in the Family,?, Hunger Games x 3, Shiver, Linger, }

12. Make a new friend

13. Send a message in a bottle

14. Participate in Postcrossing

15. Grow my hair long

16. Own a little black dress

17. Buy a DSLR

18. Wash my hair once a week

19. Participate in the 100 Strangers photo challenge

20. Go to the aquarium

21. Be more spontaneous

22. Take up belly dancing

23. Update my blog at least once a week

24. Sell one of my photographs  (Thanks Virginia!)

25. Start a family tradition (Bathurst 1000 race week)

26. Go on a family picnic

27. Make a will

28. Play mini golf

29. Lose Weight

30. Finish our renovations

31. Move to Bx

32. Have a baby boy

33. See Mr Shuffles @ the zoo before he gets too big

34. Try new foods

35. Do my Wii Fit every week day

36. Create healthier eating habits

37. Scrap 2007/2008/2009 and now 2010 pics

38. Give up Coke for 3 months (0/3)

39. Spring clean house – one room at a time

40. Read to the girls more

41. Take the girls out for a walk at least once a week

42. Update our photos on display

43. Remember to apply sunscreen/wrinkle cream daily

44. Read the books I already own

45. Take part in NaBloPoMo once

46. Win NaNoWriMo

47. Back up files

48. ACTUALLY print my scrapbook pages

49. Reconnect with someone I miss (Kirdy)

50. Go to the Bathurst 1000 every year (2/3)

51. Take a photo of myself once a month for 6 months (1/6)

52. Climb Mt Kosciuszko

53. Read 5 books recommended by others (5/5) (Hunger Games x3, Shiver and Linger – all recommended by Pene)

54. DMW: Drink at least a litre of water a day for 30 days (0/30)

55. Pack away the toys the girls don’t use

56. Compile an art box

57. Compile a dress up box

58. Purchase a Wreck This Journal

59. Go to Dubbo Zoo

60. Go on a date with my husband once a month for 6 months (0/6)

61. Write everyday for a month (0/30)

62. Expand my cooking skills – try 20 new recipes (2/20)

63. Take the girls to feed the ducks

64. Take Ellie on a plane

65. Buy a dress and high heels

66. Wear my new dress and heels to a fancy resteraunt with James

67. Concentrate on improving my posture every day for a month (0/30)

68. Spend an afternoon at the beach with the girls

69. Bag up clothes that no longer fit and take to the Salvation Army

70. Get on top of the folding pile

71. Play Wii once a week with James for 3 months (0/12)

72. Fully Potty Train Ellie

73. Keep in better contact with family with letters and phone calls

74. Take the girls to Play Group

75. Arrange recovered photos into folders

76. Complete my Wreck This Journal – one page a week

77. Spend a day at Mogo Zoo before we move

78. Encourage someone else to make a 101 in 1001 list

79. Come off my PND meds

80. See all of the Twilight movies at the cinema (4/5)

81. Smile in photos

82. Have a “Me” day once a month

83. Go on a Ferris Wheel with James

84. Watch 5 movies I wouldn’t normally (5/5) {Avatar, Four Christmases , Julie and Julia, Killers, Walk The Line}

85. Write 5 things I am grateful for everyday for a month (0/30)

86. Write what the girls have been up to in my diary

87. Get a photo with a driver at the 1000 (Murph?)

88. Bake ginger bread at Christmas

89. Fly a kite with my children

90. Play board games at a game night

91. Have a pregnancy portrait taken – this can’t happen anymore 🙁

92. Sell everything in our ebay pile

93. Do 10 Random Acts of Kindness (0/10)

94. Have a family portrait taken once a year (0/3)

95. Cull people I don’t interact with on FB once a year (0/3)

96. Document each completed task on the blog

97. Buy a file cabinet

98. Organise paperwork into file cabinet

99. Donate 50,000 grains of rice on freerice.com

100. Make James a delicious breakfast in bed when he least expects it

101. Make another list at the end of the 1001 days

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