The Hawkins Family

Saturday, May 15, 2010

101 Goals

There is a lot going on in my life this year.  Taris is away on his year remote, I am turning 30, and am a "single parent" to our three girls for the first time in 4 years.  To help the time go by, I am participating in a Project 365.  (The rules are that you take one picture per day and post it.)  Being that committed has proven to be harder than I thought...but I shall persevere!

I have been trying to come up with something BIG for my big 3-0.  Taris will not be here for it, so I am hoping to make it as memorable as possible.  I have yet to come up with something to send me into my next decade, but in my search I have found something to keep me busy for the next 1001 days.  I have decided to start the 101 goals in 1001 days challenge. The challenge is to complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.  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 you ask?  Well, 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.  So, there you have it.  You can keep up with my updates and progress here.

Below is my list of 101 Goals to be completed February 10, 2013.

1. Swim with dolphins
2. Go to a book signing
3. Re-do the landscaping in the front yard
4. Carve my name in a tree
5. Go to the Olympics
6. Go on a REAL honeymoon with Taris
7. Kiss in the rain
8. Knit a scarf
9. Take a photography class
10. Take a vacation to Ireland
11. Become a mom
12. Learn how to use Photoshop
13. Go camping
14. Create a recipe book
15. Ride a Mechanical Bull
16. Go skinny dipping
17. Go fishing with Taris
18. Climb a rock wall
19. Go to a water park
20. See New York City
21. Learn Japanese
22. Improve my posture
23. Complete a 365 day photo challenge
24. Sing karaoke at a bar
25. Run a 5k
26. Go to Japan
27. Buy a lottery ticket
28. See a show on Broadway
29. See the Northern Lights
30. Run a 10k
31. Take a cruise
32. Read 101 books (0/101)
33. No fast food for one month (0/30)
34. Send a message in a bottle
35. Finish a sewing project
36. Clean out the garage
37. See Michael Bubble in concert
38. Learn how to grill
39. Scrapbook our pictures
40. Find a charity and become active in it
41. Take a Zumba class
42. Pay for a strangers meal in the drive-thru line
43. Go sailing
44. Go on a trip with just the sisters
45. Read the Bible in Chronological order
46. Bake something for new neighbors
47. Keep a prayer journal
48. Lose 70 lbs (0/70)
49. Make homemade ice cream
50. Learn how to use my new pink gun
51. Create a vision board
52. Finish our Christmas stockings
53. Learn how to play chess
54. Make our family tree
55. Join a Sunday School class
56. Memorize 20 Bible verses (0/20)
57. Stop drinking soda for 30 days (0/30)
58. Learn how to decorate cookies with royal icing
59. Make 101 new recipes
60. Send a secret to PostSecret
61. Ride Amtrak somewhere
62. Go to a hot air balloon festival
63. Create a will
64. Take reusable bags to the grocery store for one month (0/30)
65. Create a Christmas card list
66. Get my blog bound into book
67. Don't complain for two weeks (0/14)
68. Go vegetarian for one week
69. Buy something on Etsy
70. Enjoy a full spa day
71. Eat no sweets for one week
72. Take a packed lunch to work for one month
73. See a UEFA soccer game with Taris
74. Save all of the change I get for 1001 days and go on vacation
75. Visit the Grand Ole' Opry
76. Make a list of 101 things I am thankful for
77. Plant a tree
78. Paint a painting
79. Make my own granola
80. Watch the sun rise and set in the same day
81. Get a henna tattoo
82. Write a letter to the President
83. See a movie at midnight
84. Geocache
85. Fly a kite
86. Complete the Love Dare
87. Start a family Tradition
88. Make a new friend
89. Try 10 new restaurants
90. Climb a mountain
91. Go on a road trip without a pre-set destination
92. Complete 26 things photography challenge
93. Watch 5 foreign films
94. Take a cooking class
95. Donate 100,000 grains of rice via (0/100k)
96. Complete A-Z Challenge
97. Go on a Mission Trip to a foreign country
98. No eating after 8PM for one month
99. Visit Prince Edward Island
100. Become Debt Free!
101. Learn to golf

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

I LOVE your list....I have decided that we the Marshall's can help you check a few things off your list....visit us and we can check 1, part of 21, 24 (you know Japan is famous for Karaoke, why not do 25 while you are here?, 26, 34 (we are an island surrounded by water), 80, 84 (that is on my list), 89, 90 (we can climb Mt. Fuji). Just a thought!!!

If you buy something one Etsy you will become addicted. It is fun though.

Good Luck with your list and I will be watching to see how it all turns out.