My 101 Things in 1001 Days

My 101 Things in 1001 Days (about 2 years and 9 months)

Thu, Sept 18, 2014 – Thu, Jun 15, 2017 (changed from Tues, Jan 1, 2013 – Thu, Sept 29, 2015) – ya know how priorities change?

Goal and (Deadline) Updated Oct. 11, 2014

Health, Wellness & Fitness
1) Fit into my size 5 jeans (Jan 2015) – In progress
2) Get back into martial arts
3) Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night – Failed but will try again
4) Take our vitamins every day – Failed but will pick it back up
5) Get at least 15 to 30 minutes of exercise six days per week – Failed but will try again
6) Eat at least one good source of protein every day – In progress
7) Get one or more massages
8) Eat no sugary food for a week

9) Grow Spring food plants (tomatoes, etc.) in the garden (late April 2015)
10) Grow Summer food plants in the garden (Spring /Summer 2015)
11) Grow Fall food plants in the garden (Fall 2014)
12) Grow strawberries (early Spring 2015)
13) Grow corn (late April 2015)
14) Trim wisteria – needs to be tamed – out of control (Sept/Oct 2014)
15) Plant flowers / flowering plants in the side yards (Spring 2015)
16) Plant flowering trees in the back yard or the back back yard (Fall 2014)
17) Clean out, till, trim and prep garden when cooler (Fall & Spring 2014)

18) Redecorate the living room (2014)
19) Redecorate my bedroom (2014)
20) Repaint kitchen again – need different colors
21) Repaint bathroom
22) Repaint my home office
23) Reorganize and redecorate my office – make it a comfy place of inspiration
24) Recaulk areas around windows throughout house and kitchen sink
25) Find perfect curtains & rods for every window in every room, not just blinds on some, buy and install
26) Clean out and organize my office closet
27) Purchase more comfortable couch
28) Purchase more comfortable rocker/ recliner
29) De-clutter office & keep organized for 21 days, thus creating a habit
30) Clean out and organize kitchen cabinets and pantry
31) Clearcoat the kitchen table
32) Add pretty string lighting element in Hallie’s room wrapped with white tulle perhaps
33) Have handyman finish changing all 2 prong outlets to 3 prong outlets
34) Have carpenter & electrician reroute breakers and enlarge bedroom closet access
35) De-clutter every room of my house & keep 90% organized for 21 days, thus creating a habit
36) Learn how to re-finish wooden tables and re-finish my kitchen table
37) Downsize the stuff in our house – In progress

Travel & Family Vacations
38) Go back to Chattanooga, Tennessee
39) Go back to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
40) Go back to Disney in Orlando & Harry Potter Themepark at Universal Studios
41) Go up the East Coast during the Fall
42) Go back to Dallas, Texas
43) Go to Hawaii
44) Go back to Norman and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Other Structures Around Home
45) Clean out and organize barn
46) Clean out and organize shop
47) Clean out and organize storage room (Fall/Winter 2014) – In Progress

Family Time
48) Spend one-on-one quality time twice a week with Hallie (tv is not quality time) – In progress
49) Try at least one new recipe per month
50) Have at least 6 family picnics
51) Try 10 new restaurants 
52) Go fruit picking
53) Stargaze and look for shooting stars

Computer, Photography, Drawing, Writing, Ancestry
54) Clean out my various email inboxes and folders – In Progress
55) Unsubscribe from emails I never read – In Progress
56) Edit, save, and organize photos on flashdrives, and label all – In Progress
57) Post at least once a week to my ‘adjusting your focus’ blog (52 weeks thingy) – In progress
58) Write creatively for at least 15-30 minutes per day every day of the week – Failed as work gets in the way some days but will try daily again
59) Submit best/favorite photos to stock company or somewhere to try to earn money
60) Remove all unused files from older computers, delete and/or place on flash drives
61) Scrapbook at least once each year
62) Borrow antique Sears & Roebuck catalog from Mama and post photos on blog as a series on history/marketing/fashion/styles/prices, etc. – Ghosts from the Past?
63) Get my laptop fixed or buy a new one
64) Post at least one photo on my blog per week that I took – Failed but will try again
65) Create an Excel spreadsheet for my business expenses and income for each month
66) Track and document my business deductions and receipts for each month
67) Send & track 200 writing queries
68) Compile 1st draft of my book – In progress
69) Publish my book
70) Submit something to a poetry contest – Completed
71) Resubscribe to (could also go under Money)
72) Resume drawing: sketch some of my favorite subjects
73) Submit something to a writing contest
74) Take at least 30 photos per month of favorite family members, pets, our homes, our land, and different sorts of things – In progress
75) Finish weeding through my online bookmarks
76) Scan in all unscanned photos
77) Print out all unprinted photos that I need to scrapbook
78) Update all my lists

79) Read one book a month
80) Read 30 literature classics
81) Re-read all of the Harry Potter books, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books

Learning & Education
82) Relearn the constellations and teach them to Hallie
83) Learn the basics of French or Spanish or Italian (some other language besides English)
84) Learn how to can tomatoes

Personal & Misc
85) Update will
86) Write three things I’m grateful for every day
87) Not swear for 21 days straight and try to create a good habit
88) Spend a whole weekend without computer or internet access
89) Do some volunteer work
90) Dance in the rain
91) Go to a zoo
92) Climb another mountain or at least hike part of the way with my slackers
93) Complete the 5000 Question Survey – Quit on purpose and changing this one (see #102)
94) Update my bucket list & do at least 1 thing on bucket list per year

Money & Finance
95) Get up to date with Hallie’s college savings account
96) Get up to date on all bills and pay off all debt
97) Save money for vacation
98) Save money for Christmas
99) Save 5-10% from every paycheck
100) Start a new retirement fund
101) Tithe 5-10% from every paycheck
102) Get out of my comfort zone and start taking pics or videos and get a piece of their stories of strangers everywhere I go & share – make the world a bit smaller

In progress: 11 out of 102
Completed:  1 ouf of 102
Failed:  5 ouf of 102
Quit on purpose:  1 out of 102

May the rest of 2014 be filled with endless wonder, more laughter and good times than tears, more good health than sickness, and more productivity and accomplishments than failures.  Although, failures are not all bad.  They, too, have something to teach us.  And remember, if there is something you want to do, quit waiting.  There is no failure in trying.  The sin is never trying at all.

God speed.  What have you been putting off because of fear?  GO FOR IT!!!  What would you do if you knew that you could not fail?  I believe in you.  And I believe in me.  And remember, “With God, all things are possible.”  We can do anything we put our minds to.  All it takes sometimes is adjusting your focus.  😉

Love ya!  *smooch*



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