The Challenge: 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 your part).
Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. 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, study semesters, or outdoor activities.
This is my third 101 in 1001 list, and now that my life and goals are comparably stable to what they were the first two tries, I’m optimistic about the odds for list three! This challenge will run from May 7th, 2017 to February 2nd, 2020.
016/ 101 complete
…as of November 10th, 2018
Unstarted (65); In Progress (20); Complete (16)
TRAVEL & EXPERIENCE
|001||Travel Outside of Canada
Hard to swing with a toddler and a newborn, but I’d still like to try.
|002||Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Likely candidates: Rideau Canal, Historic District of Old Quebec, Statue of Liberty.
|003||Visit Bruce Peninsula and Flowerpot Island|
|004||Visit the Canadian Children’s Museum (Gatineau, Quebec)|
|005||Hike in one of Ontario’s National Parks|
|006||Take a Trip to the East Coast|
|007||Expand our Family (Again)
Welcomed baby #2 on April 28th, 2018!
|008||Take a Four-Generations Photo with One (Or Both) of the Great-Grandmas
Completed July 8th, 2018 – Photo of myself, the kids, my dad, and paternal grandma
|009||Make a Family Tree for Olivia
Roughed out, need to fill in names and make a good copy.
|010||Throw 30th birthday party for The Husband
Completed September 16th 2017.
|011||Do Something Fun for My 30th Birthday
Completed October 27th 2018!
|012||Add Both Kids to Life Insurance Policy|
|013||Read 1001 books to Olivia
Progress tracked at goodreads.
JUST FOR FUN
|014||Go to a Board Game Café|
|015||Go to a Room Escape
Completed November 4th 2017.
|016||Go to a Live Figure Skating Event
Completed November 9th 2018 – The Thank You Canada Tour!
|018||Ride in a Cable Car/Gondola Lift|
|019||Organize a Murder Mystery Night|
|020||Paintball or Laser Tag|
|021||Go to a Drive-In Theatre|
|023||Try Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Completed June 30th, 2018 – Took my sister’s paddleboard for a short tour.
|024||Find and Log 25 New Geocaches (25+/25)
Completed September 2018
|025||Ride the Roseneath Wooden Carousel|
|026||Go to the Top of the CN Tower|
|027||Go to a Convention|
|029||Go to a Book Signing|
|030||Tube Down a Lazy River|
|032||Paint Night with Mom and Kelly|
HEALTH & WELLNESS
|033||Book Long-Overdue Optometrist Appointment
Completed August 24, 2018. Turns out I need glasses, to no one’s surprise.
|035||Weight Loss: Reach 160lbs
Completed May 2018.
|036||Weight Loss: Reach 150lbs|
|037||Weight Loss: Reach 140lbs|
|038||Take Olivia to preschool activities/events 2x per month for 6 consecutive months
…and then some. Completed October 2018.
|039||Start a Proper Skincare Routine and Maintain for 1 Month
Started end of July 2018; Completed September 2018
|040||Try a New Sport|
|041||Fill a Gratitude/Happy Moments Journal|
|042||Fill a Bullet Journal
As of April 2nd 2018 I’m 127 pages (of 250) into my first Leuchtturm1917.
|043||Complete a 30 Days Writing Prompt List
31 Days of Mental Wellness – 4/31 prompts completed.
|044||Fill 642 Tiny Things to Write About Journal|
|045||Fill a Sketchbook|
|046||Gift Art to 5 People (0/5)|
|047||Alphabet Decorations for Olivia’s Room|
|048||Design a Themed Stationery Set (To-Do List, Notepad, Sticky Notes)|
|049||Design a Themed Bookmark Set|
|050||Design and Print a Sticker Set|
|051||Complete the 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge|
|052||10 Crafts from my Pinterest Things to Make Board (0/10)|
|053||Exchange Art With a Friend|
|054||Make a Decoration/Craft for Each Major Holiday We Celebrate (5/11)
|055||Create themed family Halloween costumes
Completed October 31st 2017.
|056||Inventory of Business Tools/Assets for Insurance
Completed February 2018.
|057||Finish The Husband’s Business Website|
|058||Update and Organize Building Code Into Binders by Section|
|059||Start a Small Side Business|
|060||Create Portfolio Website for Root Domain|
|061||Pay Off Credit Card Balance|
|062||Pay Off Credit Line Balance|
|063||Open an RRSP|
|064||Complete a No-Spend Month|
|065||Leave a 100% tip|
|066||Sell Remaining Baby Carriers and Wraps|
|067||Sell Extra Figures|
|068||Sell Old Comics and Doujin|
|069||Upgrade to a Newer Tablet|
|070||Complete an Entire Shelf for Mel vs Shelf Feature (8/22)
Progress tracked on my current shelf page.
|071||Clear My Steam Backlog (4/10)
|072||Record a Let’s Play|
|073||Start Welcome to Night Vale Podcast|
|074||Read 20 Short Stories (3/20)
|075||Watch Studio Ghibli’s Animated Feature Films (0/21)
|076||Watch a Classic Anime Series|
|077||A-to-Z Movie Challenge (17/26)
|078||Finish Upstairs Bathroom Renovation|
|079||Organize Storage Room
Completed November 13th 2017.
|080||Deep Clean All of the Windows in Our House|
|081||Back Up All Digital Files|
|082||Tear Down Old Shed in Front Yard|
|083||Start Our Own Chicken Coop|
|084||Organize and Back Up Digital Music Collection|
|085||Become a Humane Society Foster Home|
|086||Fundraise for a Cause|
|087||Start a Succulent Garden|
|088||…How to Change My Own Oil|
|089||…How to Make Homemade Maki Rolls|
|090||…How to Make 50 New (To Me) Recipes (23/50)|
|091||…Basic Brush-Pen Calligraphy|
|092||Complete an Online Course|
|093||Hatch a Luna Moth|
|094||Frame University Degree to Hang in Office|
|095||Verify Accounts on SIT
Completed July 5th 2017.
|096||Have Wedding Dress Cleaned and Stored|
|097||Make a Proper Recipe Book|
|098||Write a will|