101 in 1001

I get bored if I don't have some type of goal, whether it's looking forward to vacation or looking forward to a race.  I saw some other bloggers doing the Day Zero Project and decided to investigate and give it a go myself!

The basic idea is that you compile a list of 101 preset tasks that you hope to accomplish within 1001 days.  The tasks or goals need to be specific and the result has to be measurable or clearly defined.  They need to be realistic, but they also need to stretch your limits and require some amount of work or challenge on your part.

The 1001 days (about 2.75 years) is so you have a realistic deadline to complete the tasks and you also have enough time to organize some of the tasks that might take more time to accomplish.

Anyway, here's my list!  This starts July 31, 2011 and ends April 27, 2014.  Completed items will be highlighted in magenta.

1.  Make a list of 25 things I like about myself
2.  Listen to 10 books on tape
3.  Run a marathon
4.  Buy something from Etsy
5.  Make a wish at 11:11 on November 11, 2011
6.  Make a list of 30 recipes I want to cook and cook them
7.  Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
8.  Give up alcohol for a month (31/31 days complete as of 8/29/11.  Made it to 35 days, took a few days off and now doing it again until after Nike Women's Half.)
9.  Spend one weekend with only music, art, and books (no computer, iPhone, or TV).
10.  Go kayaking (or canoeing)
11.  Go to Alcatraz Island
12.  Take ferry to Tiburon and have lunch
13.  Go ice skating
14.  Make a list of 10 classic movies I've never seen and watch them
15.  Build a sandcastle
16.  Make a list of the 100 songs I could listen to forever
17.  See an opera
18.  Make paper from scratch using my papermaker
19.  Do a full body detox for 3 days
20.  Go to Martha's Vineyard
21.  Try 5 new restaurants (5/5 completed - Frances, Locanda, Grub, SPQR, Lolinda)
22.  Tie a secret to a balloon and let it go
23.  Learn a poem by heart
24.  Open a Certificate of Deposit
25.  Not log onto Facebook for a week (Completed 12/20/11 - Deactivated account on 12/12/11.)
26.  Make 5 new desserts (2/5 completed)
27.  Give up coffee for a month
28.  Go vegetarian for a week
29.  Have a candlelight dinner
30.  Give money to a street performer
31.  Volunteer at a retirement home
32.  Change my name for a day
33.  Get rid of 100 things (Completed 9/11/11 - After cleaning two closets, there were way more than 100 items for Goodwill and the others were trash.)
34.  Read a book in a day (Completed - Read a book by Sarah Jio)
35.  Keep a "My Day in Six Words" journal for 6 months
36.  Compliment someone every day for 7 days straight
37.  Make a pie on Pi Day
38.  Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it
39.  Visit Scotland
40.  Make a playlist of 26 songs (each starting with a different letter of the alphabet) and listen to them in alphabetical order on a road trip.
41.  Read all the Harry Potter books
42.  Learn conversational Spanish
43.  Make a list of 101 things that make me happy
44.  Make a list of 20 classic "must reads" and read them
45.  Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
46.  Eat lobster in Maine
47.  Volunteer at a soup kitchen
48.  Have a picnic near the Eiffel Tower
49.  Finish knitting a sweater for myself
50.  Learn to embroider
51.  Visit Scotland
52.  Go horseback riding
53.  Go on a road trip alone
54.  Join a running club
55.  Go indoor rockclimbing
56.  Buy a Groupon (or something similar) for something I've never done
57.  Get a colonic Eat vegetarian for a week*
58.  Get my hair professionally colored (Completed 12/2/11 - I'm trying to grow my hair out, so coloring the grey is really tricky.  This may be a new, expensive habit.)
59.  Go to Filoli
60.  Take a short cruise
61.  Watch 5 horror movies from Netflix
62.  Learn a new word every day for a month
63.  Take a cooking class
64.  Take a dance class
65.  Run a half marathon on New Year's Eve
66.  Participate in NaNoWriMo
67.  Go to Buddhist Center or Meditation class every Sunday for a month
68.  Post an Operation Beautiful Post-It Note every day for a week (7/7 days completed)
69.  Bring dessert into the office 1x/week for a month (1/4 completed)
70.  Go running in 5 areas outside my immediate neighborhood (3/5 completed as of 9/11/11)
71.  Buy a meal for a homeless person
72.  Use my airline miles to take a trip
73.  Take a class in gift wrapping
74.  Clean my closets (Completed 9/11/11 - I also cleaned 4 clothing drawers!)
75.  Meditate a minimum of 5 minutes/day for a month
76.  Write in gratitude journal (5 things/day) for a month (11/31 completed as of 9/11/11)
77.  Buy all new underwear and throw the rest out
78.  Use Open Table gift certificate at an expensive restaurant
79.  Visit Amsterdam
80.  Go surfing in Santa Cruz
81.  Buy a recipe box for recipes that I like from online or magazines
82.  Get a custom rubber stamp with my name and address
83.  Take an art (or craft) class
84.  Sign up for another half marathon and make my own training schedule with track workouts
85.  Find a project on Craftzine (or any other source) and make it
86.  Go to House of Air
87.  Make a list of 10 books from childhood that I liked and read them again (1/10 read - Harriet the Spy)
88.  Make 10 new iPod playlists
89.  Take an adult education class
90.  Take a docent tour at a museum
91.  Go to a lecture at a museum
92.  Visit 3 states I've never visited
93.  Send 10 cards to people telling them I'm thinking of them (1/10 completed)
94.  Run before work 3x/week
95.  Run a half marathon in 2 hours
96.  Find 5 tofu recipes and learn them by heart
97.  Go to a Meetup group (Completed June 2013 - Went to a workshop on NLP)
98.  See a play or musical
99.  Follow FlyLady for a week
100.  Buy a photo printer to connect to my computer and print photos for my frames!
101. Come up with a new list of 101 in 1001

*I changed #57 because I read on CNN.com that colonics are dangerous.  I guess vegetarian for a week wouldn't kill me.  :)