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 Date: Monday, March 1st 2010
End Date: Monday, November 26th 2012

Progress

17/101
Tip: Click on a list item to see how I am getting on with the task.

The List:

Get Active
1. Do the Grouse Grind

Yay! I completed the Grind in 1 hour and 58 minutes on Sept 4th 2010!!

2. Hike Black Tusk

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

3. Go white water rafting

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

4. Go snowshoeing

Stew and I went snowshoeing on February 20th 2011!

5. Hike 5 large mountain trails in BC (0/5)

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

6. Float down the Penticton River Channel

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

7. Take part in The Polar Bear Swim

Completed my first Polar Bear Swim Jan 1st, 2011

8. Make a solid effort at snowboarding

I went snowboarding a few times during the 2010-2011 season. I dont like it much!

9. Learn to rock climb

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

10. Take belly dancing classes

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

11. Ride a horse

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

Get Accomplished
12. Write 6 chapters for my novel (0/6)

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

13. Become a confident photographer

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

14. Finish year 1 at university with at least 24 credits

Yes! I have completed first year with 27 credits!

15. Finish year 2 at university with at least 54 credits (0/54)

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

16. Get a kayaking qualification

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

17. Start to play the fiddle

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

18. Learn enough French to watch a French movie without subtitles

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

19. Learn to identify 15 constellations (0/15)

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

20. Learn Javascript basics

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

21. Learn a 20 second flaring routine and don’t drop anything

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

22. Learn to Knit

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

23. Get Dad’s website GE Wood Finishing receiving traffic

Nope, I haven’t done this… Yet!
But wait! You can help by visiting his site HERE!

24. Finish 3 canvas paintings (0/3)

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

25. Get something that I have done/created published in a national newspaper/magazine

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

26. Get a trophy or medal

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

Get Out There
27. Take Stewart to Newfoundland

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

28. Go to California

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

29. Take a road trip to the Calgary Stampede

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

30. Go to a music festival at least once a year (0/2)

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

31. Go on a spa weekend on Vancouver Island

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

32. Visit Niagara Falls

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

33. Go surfing in Tofino

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

34. Go to The Gorge in Seattle for a gig

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

35. See the Grand Canyon

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

36. See Cirque Du Soleil “O” at the Bellagio in Vegas

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

37. Visit Lake Louise

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

38. Go to Della Falls

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

39. Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

40. Go to Harrison and enjoy the hot springs

Stewart and I went here for our 5 year anniversary in Nov 2010!

41. Go whale watching

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

Get Healthy
42. Complete 5k race

I raised $420 to help cure cancers below the waist by completing the BC Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair®.
I came in 52nd out of 311 walkers.

43. Complete 10k race

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

44. Get amazing at Aerial Silk

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

45. Do a triathlon

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

46. Swim 60 lengths without stopping

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

47. Try pilates and/or yoga

Yes, I tried Hot Yoga Tuesday Jan 25th 2011

48. Go to the gym 3 times a week for 3 months (0/3)

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

49. Restart dental routine

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

50. Have a laser eye surgery consultation

Yes! I completed this on March 25th, 2010.
I am unable to have the surgery as my prescription is too unstable, also because it will cost about £4000.

Get Cultured
51. Read at least ½ of the best 100 books listed HERE (12/50)

I have read:
1. 1984 by George Orwell
3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
12. Animal Farm by George Orwell
13. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
16. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
32. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
46. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
54. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
58. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
65. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
94. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
98. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

52. Finish Project 365

Wooohooo! I completed this project Dec 31st 2010!!

53. Attend a live event that I would not normally attend but have an interest in

I attended Oktoberthirst, a beer tasting event that was AMAZING! 01-10-2010

54. Finish all the unread books on my shelf

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

55. Complete a 100 Snapshot Challenge (0/100)

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

56. Watch every movie that has won Best Picture at the Oscars (15/84)

I have seen:
1939 (12th) Gone with the Wind
1982 (55th) Gandhi
1985 (58th) Out of Africa
1988 (61st) Rain Man
1991 (64th) The Silence of the Lambs
1994 (67th) Forrest Gump
1995 (68th) Braveheart
1997 (70th) Titanic
1998 (71st) Shakespeare in Love
1999 (72nd) American Beauty
2000 (73rd) Gladiator
2004 (77th) Million Dollar Baby
2007 (80th) No Country For Old Men
2008 (81st) Slumdog Millionaire
2009 (82nd) The Hurt Locker

57. Go to horse races and bet on a horse

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

58. Make a batch of wine or beer

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

59. Complete a jigsaw puzzle

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

Get Domestic
60.  Learn to make jam

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

61. Try 1 new recipe a month (8/33)

1. Spinach, fetta and pine nut strudel
2. Seed & Grain Bread
3. Oops, missed this month with all the moving. I didnt have a kitchen! Will do 2 to make up for it once I have kitchen stuff.
4. Teddy want s’more muffins
5. Campers Beer Bread, I tried this but I forgot to write down the directions and it didn’t quite work, But I tried!!
6. I learned to make omelets! I know that it’s stupid easy but I had never made them before in my life!!
7. Grab Gumbo
8. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
9. I made pumpkin pie from scratch.

62. Organise all my paper and electronic files

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

63. Get photobooks made and paintings framed (1/2)

Yes! I ordered custom frames for my paintings on 02-02-10

Get Deep
64. Get Engaged!

Yes! Stewart proposed in Scotland on May 7th, 2010!!!!

65. Do something in memory of my little brother and sister, Hannah and Benjamin

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

66. Move to Kits

Yes! We moved into our place in Kits on 01-06-2010!

67. Finish years 1 & 2 at University without going into debt

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

68. Only work jobs I enjoy in Canada

Landed a great new job, which means I should not have to work anywhere that I do not enjoy! 23-09-2010

69. Stop counting down days and learn to enjoy the present!

Yes! I have not had a “countdown” going since April 15th 2010! I’m just enjoying life finally!

Get Fun
70. Do 20 “Creative Writing Prompts” (0/20)

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

71. Submit a photo I have taken to a contest

Yes! I completed this on May 17th 2010.
I submitted THIS PHOTO of Trixie & Stewart to the London Drugs Picture Perfect Photo Contest

72. Attend a Rocky Horror Night in costume

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

73. Finish family tree

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

74. Make a stained glass lamp

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

75. Wear my black gown (purchased circa 1999 and still has tag attached)

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

76. Rebuild my modelling portfolio for fun

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

77. Individually frame and hang a collage of prints I have taken

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

Get Green
78. Only buy local produce for a month

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

79. Use reusable shopping bags when grocery shopping

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

80. Eliminate plastic water bottles from my life

I bought a insulated water bottle on July 24th 2010 and a water filter jug and since then I never use plastic water bottles!!

Get Social
81. Join a beach volleyball team again

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

82. Make new friends with 10 like minded people (5/10)
83. Join a rowing club

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

84. Cook dinner for 6+ people

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

85. Have a girl’s night once a month (12/33)

1) Girls Night in Tain 12-03-10
2) Ann Summers Party 24-04-10
3) Girls movie night, we watched The Proposal 10-05-10
4) Milestones Girls Night! 21-06-10
5) SBS Fundraiser Girls Night! 23-07-10
6) This months Girls Night will be 1 day late as we were all so busy in August, but we will do 2 in Sept to make up for it! (Eat Pray Love 01-09-10)
7) Ashley hosted a Girls Movie night at her house, we watched The Break-up and ate “Traceymade” brownies.
8) Oktoberthirst with my Girls! 01-10-10
9) Had a girly day at the Lovestruck Bridal Show 07-11-10
10) Went dress shopping with my bridesmaids. 28-12-10
11) Girls night out with Graham @ Celebs 04-01-11
12) Dancing with Jen @ Doolins 10-02-11

Get Connected
86. Visit Nana in New Brunswick

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

87. Take my Dad shopping

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

88. Take my brother to a concert

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

89. Teach Dad to use a computer

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

90. Go Camping with Mum

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

91. Write to my Grandparents once a month (10/33)

Sent 1st letters on March 16th 2010
Sent 2nd letters on April 7th 2010
Sent 3rd letters on May 28th 2010
Sent 4th letters on June 30th 2010
Sent 5th letters on July 30th 2010
Sent 6th letters on August 31st 2010
Sent 7th letters on Oct 4th 2010
Sent 8th letters on Oct 31st 2010
Sent 9th & 10th letters on Dec 22nd 2010

92. Take Dylan & Shayla on a day trip

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

Get Giving
93. Donate a total $100 to various charities (86/100)

1) (£5) $7 to Sport Relief 19-03-2010
2) (£10) $15 to Race For Life Inverness in support of Tiffany Mackay 18-04-2010
3) (£10) $15 to Race For Life Inverness in support of Kayleigh Donaldson 07-05-2010
4) $10 to JDRF’s TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes in support of Candice & Kevin Jones 09-05-2010
5) $2 to Safeway’s annual prostate cancer fundraising and awareness campaign 27-06-2010
6) $13 to Schools Building Schools Uganda Fundraiser 23-07-2010
7) $4 to The Denman Island Volunteer Fire Fighters Fund 02-08-2010
8) $10 to the Food Bank
9) $10 to Dylan’s Preschool

94. Get passionate about a cause and spend time actually helping it

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

95. Vote for a political party I believe in

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

Get Stuff
96. Buy a pair of Louboutins

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

97. Buy a flat in Vancouver

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

98. Buy a power suit

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

99. Buy a kayak

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

100. Buy shares on the stock market

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

101. Buy a nice luggage set

Nope, I haven’t done this one… Yet!

Comments:

  1. Useryoko
    March 21st, 2010@19:49

    i love this idea,.. when i have time ill properly read it and consider doing one myself.. or something alike..

    xoxox

    go sarah!


  2. May 10th, 2010@01:11

    Great list! And I love your website design – you’re very talented!


    • May 17th, 2010@21:51

      Thank you!


  3. May 19th, 2010@06:04

    Nice list! I love the way you have designed it as well! Good luck 🙂


  4. UserHolleytwit@hizzle85
    June 30th, 2010@07:30

    I recommend The Stand by Stephen King. Pretty massive but once you get into the book it flies by.
    I loved Memoirs of a Geisha. These are now two of my favorite books, all because of this list.
    Good luck!


    • July 1st, 2010@00:26

      Thank you! I will give it ago some day. I loved Memoirs of a Geisha too!


  5. October 20th, 2010@09:55

    Great list! Very ambitious! Congrats on the 5k. I’m about to run one as well, so I can scratch that off my list too! Best of luck to you in all the rest.





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