12 July 2009

Sarah's 101 in 1001 (April 7, 2012)

The Mission:
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 my part).

Why 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.

Here is my list of the things I want to do, broken up into categories so as to better keep track of them over the next 1001 days.


1. Finish paying of the Toyota Corolla

August 4, 2009- Now that Jim’s school loans are paid off, we are able to now start putting extra money toward to the principle of my car to pay it off sooner!

September 12, 2009- Corolla is paid off because we traded her in for a new car! I guess it's kind of a copout, but the item is to pay off Corolla, so it's done!!

2. Save $10 for each completed item

3. Donate $10 to charity for every item not completed

4. Pledge to KERA at least a one time gift

5. Begin paying off student loans

6. Buy 10 scratch off tickets

7. Buy something off overstock.com


8. Weigh between 140-145 (my normal weight range)

9. Workout 3 times a week for 6 consecutive weeks

10. No carbonated drinks for 7 consecutive days

11. Run 3 miles without stopping

12. Get up at 6 am 2 consecutive workweeks

13. Walk my dogs twice a week for 6 consecutive months

14. Resist eating out for 2 consecutive weeks

15. Hike Wichita Mts.

16. Bike to work 30 times

17. Take my lunch to work for a week, 10 different times

18. Take a picture of everything I eat for a week, 3 times

19. Give the dogs frontline and interceptor on time every month (2/34)


20. Learn to sew

21. Sew a item of clothing and wear it in public

22. Apply to a show on HGTV

23. Play a round of 18-hole golf

24. Compete in a city tennis tournament

25. Assemble a Family Tree

26. Read 25 books off the Time Top 100 List

27. Watch 25 movies off the AFI 100 movies in 100 years list

28. Enroll and take tap dancing classes

29. Attend a professional soccer game

30. Go to a ballet

31. Go to a concert

32. Make a scrapbook of 101 things that I’m thankful for

33. See Josh Hamilton hit a homerun at Rangers Ballpark

34. Catch a foul ball at a major league baseball game

35. Go camping

36. Fill a scrapbook

37. Complete a puzzle of 500 pieces or more

38. Reread the entire Chronicles of Narnia series

39. Read the first Harry Potter book

40. Bake and decorate a layered cake

41. Cross stitch an entire project

42. Learn to use photoshop

43. Watch an entire set of movies in a row

44. Make a pie from scratch


45. Finish school

46. Get A’s in 3 of my remaining 6 classes UPDATE: As of today, I have changed my degree program from a Degree in Sociology (which would have been pretty worthless without a masters) to a Bachelor Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences (which is probably the easiest bachelor degree I can attain at this point). A positive to this is that I now only have 4 classes left and will (crossing my fingers) graduate in May 2010. Yay!


47. Blog 5 times a week for 4 consecutive weeks

48. Photograph and post each completed item

49. Update my blog once each month on 101 in 1001

50. Do a “Wayback Wednesday” post each week.


51. Send 5 page-letters once a month for 6 consecutive months

52. Host a party

53. Have family portraits taken

54. Visit Grandparents once a month (2/34)

55. Plan a Girls weekend

56. Cook a 3 course meal for family/friends

57. Send flowers to 10 women in my life

58. Have lunch with my Mom 25 times

59. Have lunch with my brothers and sisters 25 times.

60. Have a picnic in a park

61. Completely update my iPhone/Mac Address book with emails, addresses, and phone numbers


62. Read the entire Bible through once

63. Journal every day for 2 consecutive months

64. Unplug for an entire weekend (5 pm Friday – 12 am Sunday)

65. Memorize an entire book of the Bible


66. Pay for the person behind me in line at a drive thru 5 times

67. Donate again to locks of love

68. Take goodies to the office 10 times

69. Send a package to 10 friends that don’t live in Wichita Falls

70. Purchase all birthday cards for a month and send them on time 10 times

71. Babysit 10 times for my Mom for free (1/10)


72. Simplify my home, where everything has a place

73. Switch entirely to natural/green housecleaning products

74. Visit IKEA

75. Regrout my shower

76. Organize my bathroom

77. Decorate my bathroom

78. Organize the sunroom

79. Decorate the sunroom

80. Donate/Sell 25 books I have read and won’t read again

81. Get the Johnson calendar up and look at once a week

82. Buy dishwasher

83. Redecorate the dining room

84. Organize the garage

85. Build something myself for my house

86. Have a garage sale

87. Convert completely to reusable shopping bags

88. Find a system for keeping the paper piles in my home organized


89. Stay at a bed and breakfast with Jimbo

90. Get a passport

91. Take 10 road trips more than hour away (1/10)

  • Visited Lumberton, Tx July 24-27, 2009
  • SPIM August 15-16, 2009

92. Go to an amusement park


93. Create a recipe book of 100 of my favorite recipes

94. Dress appropriately for work for an entire week 4 times (1/4)

95. Make a new 101 in 1001 list

96. Feel comfortable in a two-piece bathing suit

97. Get a new pair of glasses

98. Actually finish an entire journal (I always leave blank pgs.)

99. Take an art class

100. Wear make up to work two workweeks in a row 4 times

101. Convince Jim to do a 101 in 1001 list.


Chelsea said...

You've got some really good ones on there! Jim, I hope you make one too. Maybe Stephen will... Yeah, probably not...

Jim Johnson said...

I will definitely make one...but mine may be a bit delayed in appearing (101 things is HARD!).