101 in 1001

I got this idea from my friend Katie at Life, Love and Pursuits of Katie. I have been wanting to try it for a while now! Check back here periodically to see how I'm doing on my list! :) If you decide to participate as well, please send me a message so I can check out your list!

THE MISSION: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days (roughly 2 years, 9 months).

THE CRITERIA:The tasks must be specific (no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (represent some amount of effort on your part).

Date of Beginning: November 30, 2010
Date of Completion: August 29, 2013

In Progress

Places to Go, Things to See. 
1. Travel outside of the United States
2. Visit at least 7 of the 13 places in Texas I’ve never been (click
here for that list) (2/7)
3. Visit Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame)
4. Attend games at 5 MLB ballparks I’ve never been to before (1/5)
5. Go to Rangers spring training game (see here for recap)
6. Go to a George Strait concert
7. Visit Graceland
8. Visit Hollywood
9. Take a road trip with a friend
10. Visit 6 museums in DFW that I’ve never been to before (6/6)
11. Visit a National Park that I’ve never been to before
12. Go snorkeling
13. Go to a Spurs game in San Antonio
14. Travel to a state I’ve never visited

Home is Where the Heart Is. 
15. Organize hall closet (so I can actually see a floor).
16. Vacuum my living room and bedroom once a week for three months (3/3)
17. Go through my closet once a year and donate clothes to Mission Arlington (3/3)
18. Complete scrapbook for elementary school.
19. Clean out storage unit
20. Catalog all my baseball cards into an Excel spreadsheet
21. Complete scrapbook for college
22. Complete scrapbook for junior high/high school
23. Organize photo albums
24. Organize my sports/craft room

Money, Money, Money. 
25. Create a budget
26. Pay off credit cards
27. Organize all bills and financial docs
28. Carpool to work 2 times a week for 3 months (3/3)
29. Buy nothing but groceries for one month (meaning no shopping sprees)
30. Spend less than $50 a month eating out, twice (2/2)

31. Stick to a budget for 6 months (6/6)

It’s Not Personal—It’s Just Business. 
32. Clean off my desk an average of once a month (32/33)
33. Volunteer to work at the company Career Conference
34. Actually take a lunch break away from my desk twice a month (66/66)
35. Volunteer to work at the company Leadership Conference
36. Volunteer to work on the company's Habitat for Humanity team
37. Volunteer at the annual Seminars
38. Keep the plant on my desk alive (I tend to kill even plastic plants)
39. Check out job postings in other department, preferably the public relations department

40. Organize file cabinet
41. Keep work email inbox down to no more than 10 unread emails a day (I get over 100 daily)
42. File away old jobs at least once a month

No Pain, No Gain. 
43. Finish Jillian's 30 Day Shred (I've started it three times already)
44. Eat no fast food for a week, 5 times (5/5)  

45. Do 100 sit-ups 4 times a week for 6 consecutive weeks (0/6)
46. Drink no Dr Pepper for a week, 4 times (4/4)
47. Go for a walk 20 times (20/20)
48. Work out three times a week for 10 consecutive weeks
49. Cook at home every night for a week, 7 times (7/7)

50. Eat at 10 restaurants in Dallas/Fort Worth I’ve never been to before (10/10)
51. Learn to cook 10 new meals (that don’t include the microwave) (10/10)

52. No sweets for a week, twice (2/2) (not including sugarless gum)
53. Attend one “dance” workout class at my friend’s gym
54. Take dancing lessons

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste. 
55. Read at least two new books per month (24/66)
56. Make one of #55 Jane Eyre (been trying to read it since 1994!)
57. Read the Bible in chronological order (completed in 2011)

58. No computer (non-work related) for five consecutive days (5/5)
59. Have a quiet time every day for 3 months (0/3)
60. Create 3 new projects that aren’t scrapbooking related (3/3)
61. Spend the day at the Dallas Art Museum, listening to the audio for the permanent exhibits
62. No video, computer or iPhone games for seven consecutive days (7/7)

63. Complete three group Bible Study courses (1/3)
64. Watch 25 new-to-me movies from the
AFI top 100 list (10th Anniversary Edition) (1/25)
65. Read 15 books I haven’t read already off of the 50 Banned Books list (0/15)
66. No TV for 3 consecutive days
67. Keep a prayer journal for two months
68. Attend a symphony
69. Attend 7 musicals/plays (7/7)
70. Write and post a book review on at least half of the books read from the Banned Books list

Do Unto Others… 
71. Make a donation to a different charity twice a year (6/6)
72. Send 10 snail mail letters to friends/family (not including holidays or birthdays) (10/10)
73. Donate items to Mission Arlington once a year (3/3)
74. Make a sack lunch to give to a homeless person
75. Leave an anonymous “thinking of you card” on a co-worker’s desk
76. Call someone who I don’t see on a regular basis
77. Mail a friend an unexpected gift (non birthday or Christmas related)
78. Host a “girls night out” at least 5 times (5/5)
79. Give a generous tip for a job well done (either at a restaurant, hair salon or nail salon)

80. Take a friend out for a nice dinner (non birthday related)
81. Sign up to be an organ donor- completed Jan 3, 2011
82. Finally cut hair and donate to Pink Heart Funds (or an organization like it) completed July 16, 2011
83. Have lunch/dinner with relatives that live in Dallas (I rarely see them)

Just for Me. 
84. Start practicing the piano again
85. Treat myself to a Chick-Fil-A milkshake once a month (33/33)
86. Go to a day spa
87. Get a pedicure
88. Get a manicure
89. Buy a new outfit
90. Spend a day relaxing in bed completed 1/29/11
91. Go a week without complaining in traffic

92. Set aside at least one night a month as “me” time
93. Make decision about joining FBC (First Baptist Church)
94. Make a decision about buying a Nook or Kindle
95. Be in bed before 10pm every night for a week 
96. Watch a sunrise
97. Watch a sunset
98. Buy myself a steak dinner at least twice (2/2)

I’ve Loved These Days. 
99. Blog about met goals at least an average of once a month (15/33)
100. Create new 101 in 1001 days
101. Donate $1 to
Special Olympics Texas for all items not accomplished