101 Things in 1,001 DaysThe Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
Start Date: January 1, 2008. End Date: September 28, 2010.
I will donate $2.00 to JDRF for every item not completed.
Accomplished (with the date)
1. Get an A1C under 7% at least once
2. Write my blood sugars down everyday for a month.
3. Get a CGMS
4. Visit the endocrinologist 3 times a year (6/8 )
5. Meet ten new diabetes bloggers (10/10)
6. Go to at least one CWD conference every year (1/3)
7. Start a in-person support group for adults with type 1.
8. Write another article for a diabetes magazine (Diabetes Self-Management, Sept/Oct 08 )
9. See a conference for adults with type 1 come to fruition
10. Change my lancet once a month for a year (3/12)
General Health and Improvement
11. Keep a food journal and write what I eat everyday for a month
12. Stop drinking soda for one month
13. Attend a yoga class at least once a week for a month
14. Go to the gym 4 days a week for two months
15. Lose 40 pounds
16. Go to the dentist twice a year (2/5)
17. Go to the gynecologist once a year (1/3)
18. Drink at least two bottles of water everyday for a month
19.Finish a bottle of multivitamins (finished March 16, 2010)
20. Get a professional massage July 26, 2009 in Chicago.
21. Eat vegetarian for one week
22. Floss my teeth everyday for a month
23. Go one month without eating fast food (November 2009)
24. Take an adult ballet/dance class
25. Find a church and attend for six months, though not consecutively I attend Apostles in New York City
26. Read the entire Bible
27. Attend a Bible study class for six months, again, not necessarily consecutively
28. Write in a prayer journal once a week for six months
29. Download and listen to sermons from Imago Dei Community every week for six months
30. Succeed in giving up something for Lent I gave up chocolate, Lent 2009
31. Learn Hebrew
32. Take a photography class
33. Read 101 books
34. Become a member to a museum in New York Became a member of the American Museum of Natural History on January 30, 2010
35. Become a member at the New York Public Library January 30, 2010!
36. Visit 10 local art galleries
37. Complete a Sudoku book
Food and Entertainment
38. Attend one Broadway play a year (3/3)
- So far: A Chorus Line – 2008, Speed-the-Plow – 2009, The Miracle Worker – 2010
39. Watch 101 movies
40. Attend a performance by the New York Ballet Corp
41. Attend a concert at Madison Square Garden
42. Try one new restaurant in New York City every month
43. Buy a cookbook and make every recipe out of it (except for beef recipes – yuck)
44. Host a dinner party
45. See Moby perform live – September 21, 2009!
46. Attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
47. Be a part of a live audience for a TV show
48. Celebrate New Years in Times Square with someone special. Times Square is nuts and was a bad idea!
49. Attend a performance by the New York Opera November 27, 2009 with my boyfriend and his mom
50. Visit Israel
51. Visit London(September 2008 )
52. Visit Amsterdam
53. Visit 5 new states (4/5)
54. Watch the sun rise in Montauk
55. Go camping
56. Take a trip with my brother
57. Take a trip with my mother We went to Boston in March 2008!
58. Buy a DSLR camera
59. Have a photo in a professional magazine/website/exhibit
60. Go on a photowalk (changed this from buying Photoshop because the experts tell me it would just be a waste of money – not something I should do!)
62. Start a photoblog
63. Go to three photography exhibits (2/3)
64. Participate in the Diabetes 365 project
65. Take one photo a day for a month (that isn’t diabetes-related)
66. Print and frame my favorite photographs to give to my grandmothers and my parents
67. Buy a laptop – MacBook Pro, Feb. 2009
68. Buy a PDA of some sort Bought iPhone – August 2008
69. Buy iPhone
70. Buy a designer purse Bought a Coach purse – October 2009
71. Buy new dishes
72. Buy a coffee table (July 2008 )
73. Buy a bookshelf for the living room I ended up just moving the one I already own, because it doesn’t fit in my new room.
74. Buy only organic cleaning supplies and mostly organic food
75. Save $5,000
76. Invest in stock market
77. Catalog all expenses for one month every year (1/3)
78. Eliminate debt
79. Pay off full balance every month once debt is gone
80. Volunteer 101 hours to something that is NOT diabetes-related (0/101)
81. Donate money to the National MS Society during National MS Week (3/3)
82. Participate in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes – Killington ’09
83. Sponsor a child in a third world country – I sponsor Salma, a child in India.
84. Join Big Brothers/Big Sisters
85. Donate blood – January 30, 2010!
86. Find out where the nearest recycling center is and start recycling weekly
87. Vote in the 2008 elections
88. Mail a sussy to five people (4/5) (Lori, Vanessa, Ashley, Emily)
89. Send only handmade (either by me or someone else) gifts for Christmas one year
90. Mail 12 birthday cards to friends and/or family for a year (1/12)
91. Send a handwritten letter once a month for a year
92. Avoid the Internet on the weekend for a month
93. Send a secret to PostSecret.com
94. Identify 101 things that make me happy (61/101)
95. Write a blog entry everyday during the workweek for one month. (February 2009)
96. Complete NaBloPoMo’s in 2008 and 2009
97. Visit the Bronx Zoo – April 18, 2009
98. Get a tattoo
99. Move to the city or Hoboken (August 2008 – Hoboken, August 2009 – NYC)
100. Get a cat
101. Celebrate my 25th birthday in another country