I've seen several other people do this, and I thought it was such a great idea. I have 1001 days (or until March 15, 2012) to complete this list. Most of these are things I have wanted to do for awhile, but just haven't had the motivation or time.
I'm going to start keeping track of what I have done on here…check back and see how far I can get!
(And yes, there are some private ones…there are things that even I won't put on my blog!)
1. Take a long bubble bath at least once a week.
2. Buy at least one new outfit every couple of months. (4/16)
3. Keep hands and feet maintained with a manicure/pedicure.
4. Organize the files on my computer. Keep organized.
5. Get two new camera lenses and learn how to use them. (1/2)
6. Keep my wedding/engagement rings clean.
7. Subscribe to a magazine.
8. Try 6 new restaurants. (5/6)
9. Cook a type of food that I have never tried to make before.
10. Go to a county I have never been to before.
11. Go to New York during Christmas.
12. Go skiing.
13. Buy an embroidery machine.
14. Transfer my passport to my married name.
15. Get a massage.
16. Get a facial. 17. Buy a really expensive pair of jeans. (It TOTALLY counts if they were expensive, but I got them on sale! 🙂 ) 18. Buy a Macbook. (I'm considering it done because I got one when I started my job!)
20. Buy a new car.
21. Back up all of my pictures onto an external hard drive.
For My Mind
22. Get my master’s degree.
23. Read 5 good books. (0/5)
24. Learn a foreign language (at least enough to translate writing).
25. Watch ten new movies. (5/10)
26. Watch 5 documentaries that teach me something. (1/5)
27. Learn 100 new, completely random facts. (100/100)
For My Soul
28. Transfer my membership to First Methodist in Tuscaloosa.
29. Go to Sunday morning service every weekend possible.
30. Start having a quiet prayer time daily.
31. Get involved in a Sunday School class.
32. Decorate for Christmas the week of Thanksgiving every year. (1/3)
33. Finish our Christmas stockings.
35. Watch a sunrise.
36. See The Nutcracker during Christmas.
37. Read the Bible, cover to cover.
38. Donate 10,000 grains of rice through FreeRice.com. (2,900/10,000)
39. Pay for the person behind me in a drive-thru.
40. Perform 1000 random acts of kindness for strangers. (5/1000)
41. Send a care package to a soldier that I don’t know.
42. Get Christmas presents for people who have helped us throughout the year (post lady, garbage men, etc.). (0/3)
43. Get each of my neighbors a small Christmas present every year. (0/3)
44. Volunteer locally.
45. Make a meal for a family that has had a loss or had a baby.
For My Health
46. Hit 125 pounds and maintain (give or take 5 pounds).
47. Work out at least three times a week until I reach my goal weight; two times a week afterwards.
48. Drink at least 6 cups of water a day.
49. Take vitamins every day.
50. Wash my face every night for a month. (0/30)
51. Learn how to eat/cook organic.
For My Wallet
53. Start using coupons. 54. Make a realistic budget for our household that we can follow every month.
55. Pay off all student loans
and credit cards.
56. Establish a savings account with at least 6 months of income.
58. Only eat fast food or at restaurants twice a week (at most).
59. Keep our grocery bill under $25/week (yes, it is possible!).
For My Family and Marriage
61. Spend at least one hour of quality time with each other a night.
62. Go on monthly “date nights.” (14/33)
63. Get pregnant.
64. If we get pregnant before the 1001 days are up, have pregnancy pictures taken.
65. Once a month, do something with Noah that he wants to do and have Noah do something with me that I want to do. (0/33)
66. Take a family vacation with Noah’s family.
67. Take a family vacation with my family.
68. Go on a really nice vacation (just the two of us) at least once before we have kids.
69. Transfer all of my childhood movies to DVD.
71. Add 10 recipes to my collection. (3/10)
72. Take dance lessons with Noah.
73. Start videotaping major events in our life.
74. Start doing random romantic things for Noah.
For Our Home
76. Vacuum at least once a week.
77. Buy a king sized bed. 78. Make a chore file that organizes what chores need to be done when. 79. Buy a new bath rug for the spare bath. 80. Decorate spare bathroom and master water closet.
81. Decorate office or convert it to a bedroom.
82. Start using all-natural cleaners. 83. Plant a fruit/vegetable garden.
84. Change out the big mirror in the master bathroom to 2 framed mirrors.
85. Re-sod the front yard.
86. Make our bed every day for a month. (18/30)
87. Buy something new for our house every month. (14/33)
88. Frame the painting in our bedroom.
For My Job
89. Make a fun and education classroom that my students will enjoy. 90. Learn at least two interesting facts about each of my students.
91. Read two books that help me be a better teacher. (0/2)
92. Make a way to tell parents the good things about their children, not just the bad. 93. Buy something that will help my students learn at least once a month. (2/33) (I'm calling this one done – I bought enough in 2 months for at least a few years! 🙂
94. Help five children learn more about/find their passion. (0/5)
95. Buy a classical music CD to play for my students.
96. Play with Hardy at least 30 minutes a day.
97. Buy him a new water/food bowl.
98. Celebrate his birthday every year. (1/3)
99. Take him on daily walks (when it is not insanely hot outside).
100. Put this on the blog so I can be accountable.
101. Donate $10 to charity for every item I don’t complete at the end of 1001 days.
Italics = in progress
Strikethrough = finished
Bold, colored writing = never accomplished or can't accomplish
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