Thursday, September 15, 2016

101 Goals in 1001 Days

Hello, friends! I’ve recently been inspired to create my very own list of 101 things I hope to accomplish in 1001 days after seeing so many great ideas on pinterest! Some of these things will be easy to accomplish while others might take some time/not happen within the 2.75 years but I’m up for the challenge! It should be fun just to see how many of these things I’ll be able to check off! I’ll be updating it as I complete them so be sure to check back! Have you made a 101 in 1001 list?

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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

Start Day: September 15, 2016   End Day: June 13, 2019


1.      Come up with 101 things for my list 9/16/2016
2.      Go for a hot air balloon ride.
3.      Put together a family favorite cookbook.
4.      Donate blood
5.      Organize the attic
6.      Get a pedicure
7.      Ski #2 slope (hopefully without falling!)
8.      Make an advent calendar
9.      Reread thru the Bible in a year
10.  Get an Elf on the Shelf
11.  Visit New York City
12.  Reconnect with an old friend
13.  Get a dog
14.  Send just because flowers to my mom
15.  Go to a country concert
16.  Complete my coloring book
17.  Have a picnic
18.  Run the Strobel trail with Bobby
19.  Buy a new desktop computer
20.  Do an updated family photo shoot
21.  Make a wreath
22.  Finish watching all 6 seasons of LOST
23.  Have my caricature drawn
24.  Take pictures in a photo booth
25.  Hold a tarantula
26.  Take my family to WDW
27.  Fill my sketchbook
28.  Renew my passport
29.  Go to the Camden Aqaurium
30.  Attend Thorndale’s drive in movie night
31.  Host a game night
32.  10,000 steps a day for 2 weeks straight (0/14)
33.  Go snorkeling
34.  Take a picture of my OOTD for a month
35.  Go to the beach
36.  Write a blog post once a month
37.  Try an Orange Crush drink
38.  Complete a 30 workout challenge
39.  Tour Washington DC
40.  Buy a Bind-it-all and make a mini book
41.  Fill my pressed penny book
42.  Get 200 connections on LinkedIn
43.  Re-memorize James 1
44.  Visit a new state
45.  Switch savings accounts
46.  Take a picture at the Liberty Bell
47.  Write to my penpal at least once a month (0/33)
48.  Dye a strip of hair hot pink
49.  Complete an old unfinished project
50.  Photograph my home in all 4 seasons, make a collage print to hang
51.  Make a new necklace holder
52.  Get my windshield checked and fixed
53.  Schedule an Ortho consult
54.  Finish the roll of film in my camera
55.  Buy a kallex and organize all my scrapbooks into one area
56.  Ask my eye doctor about contacts
57.  Work on my paternal geneology, complete the next generation
58.  Track my bills for a year
59.  Take horseback riding lessons
60.  Complete my Gettysburg album
61.  Complete my Orlando album
62.  Complete my Niagara Falls album
63.  Go on a cruise
64.  Get a plant for my desk and keep it alive
65.  Make enough cards to resupply my homemade card box
66.  Play tennis at least 10x (0/10)
67.  Complete the 100 push ups program
68.  Send a postcard home from every trip I go on, create a mini album
69.  Have the chimney looked at and repaired… then
70.  Have a fire in fireplace.
71.  Complete 10 pinterest pins (0/10)
72.  Read 10 new books (0/10)
73.  Get a new Pleco, give him a really cool name
74.  Try 20 new recipes (0/20)
75.  Plan coffee dates with my friends
76.  Try 5 new foods (0/5)
77.  Learn and use 5 new hairstyles (0/5)
78.  Send a card to 10 different missionaries (0/10)
79.  Build 4 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles with my family (0/4)
80.  Watch 20 movies off the “Bobby” list with Bobby (0/20)
81.  Go on a romantic getaway
82.  Clean my car every 6 month during the 1001 (0/6)
83.  Finish my “26 things” project
84.  Save my change for 1001 days, cash it in on day 1002!
85.  Send a random “sunshine” package
86.  Walk through Valley Forge
87.  Hang a hummingbird feeder
88.  Visit Springton Manor Farm
89.  Make snow cones
90.  Visit Upper Schuylkill Valley wildlife Center
91.Plan a girls night out
92.  Make a set of winter ornaments
93.  Take a pic every hour on the hour for a whole day
94.  Interview my grandmother
95.  Plant flowers in the front flowerbed
96.  Get completely caught up with my scrapbooking
97.  Visit the Philadelphia zoo once in a 4 seasons
98.  Deep clean my bedroom
99.  Invest in an Instax camera
100.                      Create a photo scavenger hunt
101.                      Write a new 101 list.





Friday, February 19, 2016

Swimming with Dolphins

Okay so I think this is probably on most peoples life list. But I know for sure it was on mine...and at the top! I don't know what it is about dolphins, but I have always wanted to be up and close and personal. So when I got the chance in December I jumped at it and didn't even bat an eye at the outrageous price I was paying to do so... And you know what? I am so glad I did!! What an awesome experience. Not nearly long enough but totally amazing. We got to touch, feed, and kiss this amazing dolphin, CJ. Then we swam out to the deep end of the pool, grabbed onto his fin and he swam us across the entire body of water! So incredible! So powerful and yet amazingly graceful. Fantastic opportuniy and definitely one I would do again in a heartbeat!!!!


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A look at my Sunday: WITL


Sundays are for dressing up a whole lot nicer than usual
Sundays are for family breakfasts

Sundays are for relaxing and not cooking so much
Sundays are for going to church

Sundays are for going with dad to Chuck's to pick up cans

Sundays are for crushing the cans we picked up!
Sundays are for uploading and sorting the week pictures

Sundays are for one of Carrie's delicious chicken meals

Sundays are for sketching!