12.31.2010

101 in 1001 days

Inspired by That Wife, among others, I am jumping on the 101 goals in 1001 days bandwagon. I like the idea of having multiple years to accomplish a series of goals. I can't promise that these won't change, but here goes nothing...

Spiritual/Service
1.       Read the full Standard Works
2.       Pray daily for two months (0/60)
3.       Write down a blessing each day for a month (0/30)
4.       Write in a journal one time a week for three months (0/3)
5.       Write a list of 25 things I genuinely like about myself
6.       Attend the temple 10 times (0/10)
7.       Magnify Visiting Teaching calling
1)      Make appointments during the first week of the month
2)      Visit or call each sister every month
3)      Send birthday cards to each sister
8.       Magnify organist calling
1)      Practice 60 minutes/week
2)      Plan each year’s music by January 15th
9.       Read all Relief Society lessons ahead of time (0/135)
10.   Listen to a conference talk on each morning commute

Marriage/Relationships
11.   Pray as a couple 5 times a week for a month (0/20)
12.   Family Home Evening every Monday for 3 months (0/3)
13.   Go on a date with Mr. H-B every month (0/20)
14.   Have a baby
15.   Visit four city museums
16.   Print wedding photos
1)      Wedding album
2)      Our walls
3)      Mom and Dad H
4)      Mom and Dad B
17.   Send 4 care packages to baby sisters at school
18.   Send Christmas cards to at least 20 people/families
19.   Send 20 handwritten letters to friends or family
20.   Purchase, complete, and frame a pretty family tree

Physical/Mental Fitness
21.   Weight loss goal (25%)
22.   Weight loss goal (50%)
23.   Weight loss goal (75%)
24.   Weight loss goal (100%)
25.   Splurge on 2 new bras
26.   Walk 10,000 steps every day for 60 days (0/60)
27.   Couch to 5k program (0/10 weeks)
28.   Walk Greta every day for 30 days (0/30)
29.   Practice yoga 3x/week for one month (0/4)
30.   Track all food for 30 days (0/30)
31.   Go without sugar (candy, baked goods, and sugared soda) for 30 days (0/30)
32.   Go without soda for 30 days (0/30)
33.   Wake up at the same time every day for 30 days (0/30)
34.   Floss daily for 30 days (0/30)
35.   See my therapist monthly when school is in session until I graduate (0/10)
36.   Monthly massages (0/32)
37.   Have a biannual medical check-up
38.   Have a dental check-up
39.   Get flu shot each fall

Financial
40.   Create a monthly budget and have a budget meeting with Mr. H-B each month (0/32)
41.   Do 3 no-spend months
1)      February 2011
2)      October 2011
3)      February 2012
42.   Plan biweekly menus
1)      Make grocery list
2)      Shop at ALDI first
43.   Make a dent in my credit card debt
1)      Pay off VISA
2)      Apply extra payments to Discover
3)      Call AmEx about closing account to reduce interest rate
44.   Set up ING individual savings accounts
1)      Gifts
2)      Car repairs
3)      Moving expenses
4)      Baby
45.   Save all fun money for 3 months
46.   Save all of my Swagbucks Amazon.com gift cards for the duration of the project
47.   Don’t pay for water bottles for 3 months (0/3)

Academic/Career
48.   Defend dissertation on or before December 9, 2011
49.   Write CV and update semi-annually
50.   Write teaching statement by August 31, 2011
51.   Write draft letters of intent
1)      Research school
2)      Teaching school
52.   Ask for letters of recommendation
53.   Finish general job application packets by August 31, 2011
54.   Skim Academic Journal 1 every month
55.   Skim Academic Journal 2 every month
56.   Read the Diccionario del Real Academia Española
57.   Scan or download all academic articles in file cabinet
58.   Publish 2 articles/chapters
59.   Take 6 computer classes
1)      Illustrator
2)      Photoshop
3)      Premiere
4)      Podcasting
5)      Excel
6)      SPSS
60.   Buy a suit and have it tailored for job interviews
61.   But a nice briefcase and shoes for job interviews

Organization/Home
62.   Home inventory
63.   Make a will
64.   Make a living will
65.   Do Flylady program every day for 3 months (0/2)
66.   Clean out and organize closet
1)      Turn hangers backwards (1/5/2011-1/4/2012) and get rid of unworn clothes at the end of the year
67.   Organize and declutter kitchen tools
68.   Organize and declutter jewelry; clean tarnished pieces
69.   Declutter one item/day for 30 days (0/30)
70.   Organize iTunes (label all files properly)
71.   Organize photos
72.   Organize hard drives, delete unwanted files, back up all remaining files
73.   Organize birthday card file with a list of birthday presents/ gift card ideas for each recipient
74.   Organize recipes in a central location (including Cook’s Illustrated index)
75.   Add foam to couch and chair cushions

Creativity
76.   Complete baby blankets to have on hand for gifts
77.   Complete quilting projects that I have on hand (5 medium quilts)
78.   Complete cross-stitch advent calendar
79.   Sew a skirt
80.   Sew an apron
81.   Sew curtains
82.   Sew new throw pillows for the living room
83.   Take a class at JoAnn fabric
84.   Cook 1 new recipe from each issue of Cook’s Illustrated
85.   Learn to bake croissants
86.   Blog every day for 30 days (0/30)
87.   Blog one photo every day for 30 days (0/30)
88.   Photograph and blog a day in my life
89.   Learn to shoot pictures on manual
90.   Learn to play pedals on 5 hymns (0/5)
91.   Practice and play a piano solo in church

Recreation
92.   Host 3 parties
93.   Read 20 20th and 21st century fiction books I haven't read before:
1)      The Alchemist Paolo Coelho
2)      Anthem Ayn Rand
3)      Atonement Ian McEwan
4)      Beloved Toni Morrison
5)      Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
6)      Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons
7)      East of Eden John Steinbeck
8)      The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck
9)      The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson
10)   The Help Kathryn Stockett
11)   The House of Mirth Edith Wharton
12)   The Hunger Games (Trilogy) Suzanne Collins
13)   The Lord of the Flies William Golding
14)   The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy) J.R.R. Tolkien
15)   My Ántonia Willa Cather
16)   The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco
17)   The Shining Stephen King
18)   The Stranger Albert Camus
19)   Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
20)   Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John leCarré
94.   Read 10 non-fiction books I haven't read before: 
1)      Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt
2)      The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
3)      Band of Brothers Stephen Ambrose
4)      The Conquest of Gaul Caesar
5)      Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States of America, Bill of Rights and Constitutional Ammendments Benjamin Franklin
6)      Endurance Alfred Lansing
7)      Enoch the Prophet Hugh Nibley
8)      La guerra de guerrillas Che Guevara
9)      The Histories Herodotus
10)   Innocents Abroad Mark Twain
11)   Jesus the Christ James E. Talmage
12)   The Long Walk Slavomir Rawicz
13)   Old Testament and Related Studies Hugh Nibley
14)   Undaunted Courage Stephen Ambrose
15)   Vivir para contarla Gabriel García Márquez
95.   Read 20 classic works of fiction that I haven’t read before
1)      Aeneid Virgil
2)      Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
3)      The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4)      Beowulf
5)      Bleak House Charles Dickens
6)      Dracula Bram Stoker
7)      Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
8)      Frankenstein Mary Shelley
9)      Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift
10)   Iliad Homer
11)   Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
12)   Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
13)   Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
14)   Odyssey Homer
15)   The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
16)   The Portrait of a Lady Henry James
17)   The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
18)   Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
19)   Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray
20)   Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
96.   Watch AFI top 100 movies
97.   Find 5 new parks where I can walk with Greta
98.   Do a manicure and pedicure once a month (0/32)
99.   Learn how to juggle
100.   Renew my passport
101.   Write a new 101 goals in 1001 days list

9 comments:

Amina said...

I looove loove loove loove loove this list! Reading your list, you are SUCH a caring person!! You will be an amaazing mother Maria!!!!!

Amina said...

I need to work on my list
does procrastination count?

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

Wowwy wow. I was just thinking, "I need to simplify my goals into a theme." I was thinking "Plan ahead." One thing. I need to focus on one thing. 101 things...wow. Good luck!

Señora H-B said...

Amina--Thanks! Also, yes. Procrastination counts!

Celia--The good news is that I have almost three years for these. I'm thinking about picking a theme for this year, too. We'll see.

Cathryn said...

This is so awesome! I might be inspired to actually sit down and make some goals. Organize Itunes and old files on computer? Definitely something that we all need to do. Word of warning - some of those books are a snore, but worth reading :).

Jenna said...

Wow! How long did it take you to put this together? I feel like I just mentioned 101 in 1001! It's taken me months to complete mine, and I'm still narrowing it down from about 140 goals. I need to get mine done!

Señora H-B said...

Cathryn--I agree! I have multiple copies of the same songs in my iTunes. I also have files stored across 3 different hard drives. It's kind of a mess.

Jenna--I already had about 3/4 of the goals written down for this year when I saw your 101 in 1001 post. I tend to set goals I can't reach, obviously... I thought it was such a great idea! I can definitely do these things in 3 years. In one year...not so much.

ANJ said...

East of Eden should be first on your reading list :)

Señora H-B said...

After reading your last post(s), it totally is! (Well, after I get through my sister's copies of the Hunger Games books...)