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101 in 1001

I’ve been thinking for a while now to write up a list of goals I would like to achieve in a specific amount of time. Whether it be before I am 30 or in an allotted amount of days, just having a specific time frame might give me that extra kick in the butt. Being a lover of to-do lists or should I say a lover of crossing things off my list, I think this might actually be a great way to get things done that I maybe never considered doing. This isn’t something new, many bloggers are doing this… But I decided 2011 was my year! To great tasks!

La Mission:

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

Le 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 my part).

Pourquoi 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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start Date: January 1, 2011
End Date: September 28, 2013

Strikethrough – Completed Item

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Le Nest / Decoration

1. Refurbish a piece of wood furniture (November 2011)
2. Paint kitchen cabinet doors
3. Make an upholstered headboard
4. Design and build a floor to ceiling bookcase in living room
5. Plant peonies (x2) in my garden (May 30th 2011)
6. Have fresh flowers in home for 4 weeks (0/4)
7. Host a party for friends

Le Family

8. Build up a collection of 12 Dr. Seuss books (4/12)
9. Read Mavi a story at night, 4 weeks in a row (0/30)
10. Walk with Mavi (in stroller) 3 times a week, 6 weeks in a row (0/18)
11. Walk with Mavi (in sled) 2 times a week, 4 weeks in a row (0/8)
12. Take swimming classes with Mavi (April – June 2011)
13. Get a Passport made for Mavi (July 2011)
14. Take Mavi to the zoo
15. Have baby number 2

Le Food

16. Plan weekly meals, four weeks in a row (0/4)
17. Try 25 new recipes (0/25)
18. Make Macaroons (from scratch)
19. Take a cooking class
20. Make dinner at least 4 nights a week, three weeks in a row (0/12)
21. Make home made ice cream and/or gelato
22. Take a cake decorating class
23. Decorate a cake (or cupcakes) for a loved one’s birthday
24. Take lunch to work everyday for two weeks (10/10) (August 8-19th 2011)
25. Build a 3-month supply of pantry foods.

Le Money

26. Write up a will (and make husband write one too)
27. Pay off Credit Card Debt
28. Buy baby clothes from the thrift store
29. Avoid using Credit Card for 31 days (0/31) ( May 1st-31st 2011)

J’Organize

30. File all my paperwork (over 2 years worth) ( July 29th-31st 2011)
31. Organize/label and store all my crafts supplies in one place
32. Organize jewelry with a new storage system
33. Organize bathroom storage and put away makeup
34. Do a major cleanup of my clothes (January 12th 2011)
35. Reorganize my google reader and limit to 75 blogs (March 2011)

Les Arts + Design

36. Take a Sewing Class
37. Sew a pillow and/or curtains
38. Paint a mural (Niece’s Nursery – January 20th 2011)
39. Design Baby Journal Book
40. Sell and Promote Baby Journal Book
41. Try and get Baby Journal Book Published
42. Purchase 3 veer fonts (0/3)
43. Redesign my template shop (February 1st 2011)
44. Add 6 additional designs to template shop (0/6)
45. Offer pre-made logos in template shop
46. Sell 25 pre-made templates (18/25)
47. Design and attempt to code a WordPress Blog
48. Update my online portfolio
49. Update my resume / printed portfolio (April 2011)
50. Attend Altitude Design Summit
51.  Attend a Making Things Happen seminar with Lara Casey

Le Health

52. Lose Baby Weight (15 lbs)
53. Lose Additional 25 lbs
54. Floss teeth everyday for 1 month (0/31)
55. Drink 8 glasses of water daily for 3 weeks (0/21)
56. Eat a fruit everyday for a week (7/7) (October 24th-28th 2011)
57. Take a bubble bath every week, 8 weeks in a row (0/8)
58. Get a professional massage (April 2011)
59. Exercise twice a week, for 3 months time (0/24)

L’ Adventure

60. Go visit Chicago
61. Go visit Philly
62. Go to a taping of The Nate Berkus Show
63. Take a vacation outside of Canada (Cape Cod, July 23rd-30th 2011)
64. Take a Mother Daughter Trip
65. Take a girls and/or sisters only trip
66. Take a completely impulsive, spur of the moment road trip with husband and Mavi (January 6-8, 2011)
67. Go to a coffee shop and enjoy the afternoon solo (with book and/or laptop) (April 2011)
68. Learn how to drive standard
69. Go see a Movie alone
70. Visit 3 museums in the Montreal Area (0/3)
71. Go 12 months without dying my hair….hello white hairs (12/12) (January 2011- January 2012)
72. Wear ruby red lipstick in public at least once

Le Outdoors

73. Go swimming in someone else pool
74. Eat a picnic in the park
75. Have a water balloon fight
76. Go bike riding at least 2 times a week, 4 weeks in a row ( 0/8)
77. Fly a kite
78. Make a snowman
79. Make a snow fort
80. Have a snow ball fight
81. Go sledding with the family
82. Go skating
83. Go snowshoeing

La Culture

84. Read 5 non-fiction books (0/5)
85. Read 10 books of my own choosing (0/10)
86. Watch all the Godfather movies (0/3)
87. Go to the ballet
88. Go to a Cirque du Soleil show
89. Attend a live music performance of someone I don’t know (The Civil Wars – May 16th 2012)
90. Attend a play in the city (Montreal)
91. Attend a concert of someone famous whom I’ve never seen before

La Socialite

92. Go for coffee and/or with friends once a month for a year (0/12)
93. Make plans with a new friend
94. Plan a surprise birthday party (Mom’s 50th bday May 22nd 2012)
95. Have a dinner date with my husband once a month for a year (4 /12)
96. Have a double-date with friends once every other month (8 /16)

Oui, Je Veux

97. Buy a one-piece bathing suit(January 29th, 2011)
98. Get fake lash extensions
99. Buy a digital SLR camera
100. Buy a piece of clothing from Anthropolgie
101. Buy a new car

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