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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities

Start Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2010

End Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blog Posts documenting this journey can be found Here

Spiritual & Emotional Self-Improvement
1. Read the entire Bible
2. Pray with my husband every night for a month
3. Find a church to belong too (What up my WCC Peeps)
4. Stop cursing
5. Memorize 20 verses from the Bible
6. Tithe for 12 months
7. Attend a woman's conference
8. Participate in Operation Beautiful

Health & Beauty
9. Shave every day for 2 weeks
10. Lose 20 pounds
11. Lose 50 pounds
12. Make goal weight
13. Stay on points for one month
14. Get another tattoo
15. Find a haircut I truly love


16. Finish C25K
17. Run a 5K
18. Run a 10K
19. Exercise 3x a week for 3 months
20. Hike Stone Mountain
21. Hike Amicalola Falls
22. Pass the army pt test for my age
23. Complete the 30 Day Shred
24. Choreograph a new dance


25. Become debt free except for the house
26. Save up 3-6 months living expenses
27. Get a living will
28. Pay for someone to take Dave Ramsey's FPU
29. Buy a new house 6/24/11
30. Keep bank accounts balanced
31. Stay on budget for a whole month
32. Start savings account for a new car
33. Buy a sewing machine
34. Buy a nicer camera and learn to use it (Bought in January 2011, still need to learn some tricks)


35. Donate 50,000 grains of rice at
36. Support a charity
37. Buy the meal for the person behind me in the drive thru
38. Perform 20 hours of community service


39. Go a month without soda(Done, so easy)
40. Eag vegetarian for a whole week
41. Go a week without unhealthy fast food
42. Cook 30 new recipes (30/30) (This was too easy)
43. Host a holiday dinner
44. Have a picnic
45. Make homemade bread
46. Learn to grill (Made pulled pork, woot!)
47. Eat smoothies for dinner for a whole week
48. Eat at 10 new restaurants


49. Visit the beach once a year
50. Stay in a haunted hotel
51. Stay at a bed and breakfast
52. Visit Disney
53. Visit 3 new cities


54. Watch all of AFI's Ten top Ten
55. Go to the drive in
56. Go to a Braves game
57. Go to a Falcons game
58. Go to a Hawks game
59. Go to a Thrashers game Can't complete, they were sold!
60. Finish 3 - 1,000 piece puzzles
61. Have a Harry Potter Marathon

Outdoor Recreation

62. Go fishing
63. Build something I've built many things DONE
64. Go camping
65. Go hiking for fun
66. Pick fresh fruit


67. Read 10 "Classics"
68. Finish a novel and publish online (at least 50K words)
69. Write a love letter
70. Complete Nanowrimo
71. Complete a new writing exercise every month
72. Create and update a journal of happy thoughts
73. Write a letter to be sent to me at the end of 1001 days 12/22/10
74. Answer the 50 questions that will free your mind
75. Create an inspiration board (Pinterest! Done, many times over!)

Things to Learn

76. Learn to sew
77. Learn to use chopsticks
78. Learn a new song on the guitar


79. Get a couple's shoot done with Joseph
80. Have a date night with my husband once a month
81. Create a list of things I love about Joseph (Yay for Vday gifts, DONE)

Family & Friends

82. Throw a surprise party
83. Call grandma every 2 weeks
84. Get pregnant
85. Send 40 cards to friends and family for no specific reason
House & Car

86. Make the bed every day for a month (Done with Joseph's help at the beginning of the year)
87. Keep up with laundry every day for a month
88. Keep house company ready in 15 mins or less every day for a month (Done)
89. Plant a flower garden
90. Plant a herb garden
91. De-clutter spare bedroom (De-cluttered when moved, Done)
92. Finish rennovation of house (Not currently necessary)
93. Thoroughly clean each room in the house (0/7)According to Joe, this was DONE
94. Set up a house cleaning schedule
95. Change car oil on time
96. Wash car once a month for a whole year
97. Recycle 10 bags (We pay for recycling now, DONE)
98. Keep a plant alive(Basil plant still alive and kicking DONE)
101 in 1001

99. Save $10 for every goal accomplished
100. Donate $10 for every goal accomplished
101. Keep blog updated on every goal accomplished