101 in 1001

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.

Start: January 18, 2010
Finish: October 15th, 2012

This finish date is going to be a really huge one for me.  Not only will I be turning 24 on that date, it will also be approximately a year and a half after graduating school and being thrown into the “real” world.

Purple = in progress
Red = completed

1. Finish schooling in Human Resources (and get in!)

2. Attend my graduation ceremony

3. Get a full time job

4. Finish HR prereq courses (1/4)

5. Go back to Hong Kong and Japan

6. Sell off old clothes/jeans sitting in closet

7. Clean out room (all drawers/closet/old school junk)

8. Learn to give myself a French manicure

9. Stop picking at the skin around my nails

10.  Exercise 3x a week

11. Practice playing guitar 2x a week

12.  Get out and take photos at least 1-2x per month

13.  Take a summer B&W photography class

14.  Learn to drive manual

15.  Tone arms/love handles

16.  Get fitted for proper shoe orthotic

17.  Cut down on snacking (especially chocolate)

18.  Eat 2 pieces of fruit a day

19.  Go to the OC to visit Anna

20.  Learn to cook a meal with red meat

21.  Learn to cook a curry from scratch

22.  Go for more walks with David

23.  Make an effort to see my friends more

24.  Visit cousin and her family in Calgary

25.  Read the entire works of Chuck Palahniuk

26.  Discover 10 new authors

27.  Discover 5 new artists/singers a year

28.  Wear more skirts and dresses, don’t just rely on jeans

29.  Go to NYC to visit Nicole

30.  Stop scratching itchy legs

31.  Take a cooking class

32.  Get wisdom teeth removed before insurance expires

33.  Keep track of all expenses

34.  Save up enough money to live off of while in school full time

35.  Get professional photo with David

36.  Meet some of my Twitter friends

37.  Keep this blog alive

38.  Get 500 followers on Twitter

39.  Learn to snowboard

40.  Design blog layouts again

41.  Volunteer in the DTES

42.  Move out

43.  Learn to ride a bike

44.  Become a handywoman

45.  Keep up with my reading assignments for school

46.  Learn to make macaroni and cheese from scratch

47.  Go to Wreck beach in the summertime

48.  Moisturize my skin every day

49.  Start giving myself weekly mini-facials (just take better care of skin)

50.  Watch all of The Wire

51.  Watch all of Mad Men

52.  Get a frame-worthy photo of David and I

53.  Play through Diablo 3 (whenever it comes out)

54.  See the Emily Carr grad show

55.  Walk along the new seawall

56.  Double my savings

57.  Do NaNoWriMo again

58.  Put all my HK photos in a photo album

59.  Take a regular exercise/aerobics class

60.  Buy a new laptop

61.  Do the Grouse Grind

62.  Assemble something really complicated from IKEA by myself

63.  Get Vivienne Westwood necklace fixed

64.  See old coworkers once every 2 months

65.  Find a great all natural deodorant

66.  Go snow tubing

67.  Find a really good place for macarons

68.  Go to the Sutton hotel for high tea

69.  Get a cheaper phone plan

70.  Drink up my umeshu

71.  Make milk tarts

72.  Do something to get up and move every day

73.  Watch the sunset at Burnaby Mountain

74.  Read 10 sociology books

75.  Read a book a month and post up reviews

76.  See the Sakura in Tokyo

77.  Box up and store old CDs

78.  Get my CHRP designation

79.  Spend more time with my Auntie

80.  See the new Woodwards development

81.  Learn to walk in high heels

82.  Go to the Cannery for brunch, lunch, and dinner before it closes

83.  Find a good place to go clubbing

84.  See an Olympic event live

85.  Skate on the Robson ice rink

86.  Listen to all the music backlogged on my computer

87.  Go to Science World and relive my childhood

88.  Watch a play at Bard on the Beach

89.  Read a book in the park (in the shade)

90.  Fly a kite

91.  Go stargazing with my dad and relearn the constellations

92.  See my dad race his bike

93.  Go for a picnic (again, in the shade)

94.  Find a totally “safe” water bottle

95.  Watch the complete works of Monty Python

96.  Get Christmas cards mailed out on time (for once)

97.  Go horseback riding on the beach

98.  Find the perfect sunscreen

99.  Discover Chinatown

100.  Get my mom to buy a PVR

101.  It’s a secret 😉

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One Response to “101 in 1001”

  1. 1 Khea

    Good luck!! Cant wait to hear how you progress~~


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