Thursday, July 1, 2010

One day and I am on board...

My new friend Jessica inspired me (and hopefully a few others) to start our own "self-exploration" (if you will) project. I started out sheepishly with a list of half. I only wanted to achieve/accomplish 51 tasks in 501 days. Slowly I thought of things, and slowly my list grew. So here we are, my list is complete, and get moving.

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.

July 2, 2010 
[1001 days] 
March 28, 2013
(I'll be __!!!)

The List...101
Complete (45/101)
In Progress
I owe $5

1. Start a blog (7/1/10)
2. Finish my list (7/3/10)
3. Learn to crochet
4. Read the Twilight books
5. Print out and frame wedding photos
6. Weed and plant the garden (7/6/10 thanks to Leann!!)
7. Lose 10 lbs
8. No fried food for 30 days
9. No facebook for a week (vacation doesn't count)
10. Go to Vegas
11. Get pregnant
12. Take a pole dancing class
13. Go to sleep by 10pm for one week straight
14. Pay Jessica Bailey to take my photo
15. Learn to clean and load my gun
16. No eating out for 7 days straight (excluding work events)
17. No eating out for 14 days straight (excluding work events)
18. Bake a pie for Matt
19. Get a CHL
20. Learn to two-step
21. Get a pedicure with Jessica
22. Throw a surprise party for my husband
23. Babysit all three of my nephews from Friday-Sunday Yeah right...Liam is here.  Make this one nephew Friday-Sunday
24. No texting for a week
25. Pay off all MY credit cards
26. Drink a bottle of red wine with a friend
27. Get ice cream from the ice cream truck
28. Wear make up each day for a week
29. Do a 365 or 52 project
30. Post a picture a week from my 365 or 52 project
31. Donate blood
32. Send a Christmas card to family and friends
33. Make beer-ritas
34. Do not interrupt for 5 days straight
35. Find and frame college diploma
36. Sponsor a family at Christmas Time
37. Thank a Military Person
38. Eat an apple a day for a one week
39. Pay for the person's food behind me in the drive-thru line
40. Go walking 3 times a week for 1 month
41. Make out with my husband for 10 seconds for 10 days straight
42. Go to a chick fil a brown bag
43. Find a new church and become a member
44. Donate milk
45. Answer "50 Questions that will free your mind"
46. Go on a picnic in Hermann Park
47. Fly a kite
48. Go see a movie at the drive-in
49. Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
50. Go to the zoo
51. Volunteer for animals
52. Fill the coin jar and cash it in
53. Stay in bed all day
54. Watch the Notebook with my husband
55. Pay off my car early
56. Paint my bedroom the color blue/gray I want it
57. Send a care package to a soldier in the military
58. Play a round of golf
59. Give a meal to a homeless person
60. Go to Cedar Point
61. Attend family faith night at the Astros
62. Bring Matt to the Georgia Aquarium
63. Change my blog design once a month
64. Get another tattoo
65. Learn how to change a tire
66. Go to a Texas winery
67. Get my wisdom teeth pulled
68. Attend a mac class at Apple
69. Write a will
70. Buy a grill and learn how to use it!
71. Identify and record 100 things that make me happy
72. Decorate for the season (Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas)
73. Unpack all the boxes
74. Set up and use a recycling area in the home
75. Take photos in the bluebonnets
76. Return the cart at the grocery store each time (lost count)
77. Sit behind the dugout at an Astros game
78. Drink a third of my weight in water for a week straight
79. Drink half my weight in water for the following week
80. Organize the garage complete with cabinets
81. Weed eat and edge the yard myself
82. Have a girl's night at least once a month
83. Try a new restaurant once a month (14/14/33)
84. Buy a baby item of my dreams
85. Visit Leann after she moves
86. Take our parents to our wedding locale
87. Go to a Farmer's Market
88. Figure out a solution for the litter box
89. Paint the dining room
90. Send at least one card per month
91. Start a Christmas tradition with my hubby
92. Frame my flower portraits
93. Sell a box of books to Half Price Books
94. No carbonated drinks for 30 days 
95. Host a game night
96. Change my address on my license
97. Eat at Maggiano's
98. Attend a class at Home Depot
99. Get my Maui Jim's repaired
100. Once a month (September-March), go on a dinner date with my husband and leave my cell phone in the car
101. Donate $5 per task (or $100) not completed, to a charity


  1. You go girl! I will be watching!!!!!

  2. Hey Sweets! I'm glad you "shared" your flog with me and I am thrilled to be following along in your journey of 101 in 1001!!

  3. Aubs, this is awesome! Good luck!

  4. I just looked at this to see if tattoo was on here! As soon as baby Heimbaugh appears it is on!!!