101 in 1001

Day Zero Project: 101 in 1001

(From the website http://dayzeroproject.com/)

There are so many things I want to do and this list is to keep my focused and remind me what my priorities really are.

The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. 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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

101 in 1001 List
August 20, 2010 – May 17, 2013

  1. Get back into school (done! First semester back = Fall 2011)
  2. Do a painting and frame it
  3. Take black and white photographs and frame them
  4. Start a success journal
  5. Make a list of 100 things that make me happy (done! 10/19/11)
  6. Travel to Europe
  7. Travel to Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne)
  8. Hang up all three of my paper lanterns
  9. Put white Christmas lights up around the apartment
  10. Go hiking up north in the Boundary Waters
  11. Make a list of 10 healthy easy lunches to take to work
  12. Delete my myspace account (done on 10/8/10)
  13. Learn a language with Rosetta Stone (in progress)
  14. See an exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  15. Visit the Swedish American Institute in Minneapolis
  16. Get a puppy
  17. Sleep under the stars without being afraid of bugs
  18. Get a tattoo, a small one (done! 9/26/2012)
  19. Get my ear pierced near the top (again)  (done! 9/26/2012)
  20. Watch the sun rise and set in the same day
  21. Find out my blood type
  22. Donate blood
  23. Build a snowman
  24. Go horseback riding
  25. Go on a road trip (done a few short ones… Mpls to Coralville IA, Mpls to Rochester MN, Omaha to Des Moines)
  26. See the Northern Lights
  27. Get a passport (done on 10/5/10)
  28. Fly a kite
  29. Clean out my closet and donate clothes I don’t wear anymore
  30. Go on a picnic
  31. Go ice skating
  32. Start and finish the Couch 2 5K
  33. Get down to 135 lbs
  34. Run a 5K
  35. Run a 10K
  36. Do all 30 days of the 30 Day Shred DVD
  37. Do strength training regularly for 2 months straight
  38. Exercise 5 times a week for 6 weeks straight
  39. Do yoga twice/week for a month (8 sessions)
  40. Do pilates twice/week for a month (8 sessions)
  41. Take a spin class
  42. Run around Lake Harriet
  43. Eat out at Ecopolitan (raw vegan restaurant)
  44. Plan meals based on healthiness and portions
  45. Get an eye exam and new glasses (done 9/21/11)
  46. Visit the dentist for a cleaning/check-up (done! 10/17/2012)
  47. Get a professional massage
  48. Get my eyebrows waxed (done 9/23/10)
  49. Get a great haircut (done 9/16/11)
  50. Get a manicure (done July 2011)
  51. Get a pedicure (done July 2011)
  52. Get out of debt (not including school loans)
  53. Stick to my budget no matter what it takes for two months  (completed 4/29/11)
  54. Read a book by Suze Orman
  55. Have a Green Monster every morning for breakfast for a month
  56. Stop drinking coffee and pop  (realized I’ve completed this on 5/10/12)
  57. Cut out all processed sugar
  58. Cut out all gluten (task completed when have maintained this for one month)
  59. Transition to a raw vegan lifestyle and maintain it for 6 weeks
  60. Take E3 Live every morning for a month
  61. Make frozen banana soft serve
  62. Make a raw meal from one of Ani Phyo’s books (done!)
  63. Buy an iPhone (done, and I love it)
  64. Buy a Super awesome Mac laptop (done 9/20/11)
  65. Buy a Vita-Mix (done 10/16/11, but it’s not a Vitamix, it’s a Ninja)
  66. Buy a Food processor  (done 10/16/11)
  67. Buy a new car (done 9/20/10)
  68. Buy a iPod for working out (done 9/20/11)
  69. Buy a dress (done 12/5/12)
  70. Buy a piece of wall art that I really like for the apartment
  71. Buy a really nice digital camera
  72. Buy a filing cabinet
  73. Buy an Ikea book/entertainment shelving system and put it together
  74. Buy a leather jacket
  75. Get internet at home (done 9/28/10, install on 10/1/10)
  76. Buy a spiral slicer (for making zucchini spaghetti)
  77. Buy a food scale
  78. Buy flowy curtains
  79. Buy myself flowers for no reason
  80. Buy new work clothes (done 9/20/11)
  81. Buy a bike
  82. Buy a bike rack for my car
  83. Buy new rollerblades
  84. Plant an herb garden in pots
  85. Buy two house plants
  86. Be “unplugged” for a day
  87. Bring reusable bags every time I go shopping for a month straight.
  88. Post a “Day in the life” blog post
  89. Post a “What’s in my bag?” blog post
  90. Buy a domain for the blog
  91. Learn to play guitar
  92. Hook up my stereo system
  93. Install my new printer
  94. Read a classic book
  95. Organize my CD’s and movies  (done!)
  96. See a movie in 3D (saw Tornado Alley in Austin TX with my family)
  97. Go to the next Tori Amos concert when she comes to Minneapolis
  98. Go to the midnight premiere of a movie
  99. See a play at the Guthrie Theater
  100. Go to a Twin’s game
  101. Get all-weather floor mats for my car (done 10/19/11)
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