Friday, August 6, 2010

An update on the 101

Over a year and a half ago I started the 101 project, where I created 101 goals that I wanted to complete in 1001 days. Since then, I've forgot about the project for months at a time. Some of the goals I created back in December of 2008 seem not appropriate or practical at all now. For the sake of integrity, I'm not going to go back and edit the original list, but am going to show you my progress, and make modifications here.

Start 1/1/09 | Finish 9/29/11
Completed Goals (29)
Write 5 more Ranch Essays
Compile Branded Nonfiction Book
Join Writing Club 1/24/09
Advertise Copy editing Services
Attend two writer's conferences (4/2009)
Apply to Law School 1/1/09
Complete Excel training course
Don't drink caffeine for one week
Don't watch tv for one week
Pay off Discover Card
Pay off Citibank Card
Pay off US Bank card
Pay off car loan
Create Budget 1/1/09
Create Snowball Debt Plan 1/1/09
Refinance House
Plant Vegetable Garden (5/2009)
Paint Garden Shed (5/2009)
Make bread from scratch (Feb. 27)
Plant Roses (6/1/2009)
Redo back porch
Buy a freezer for garage
Learn how to can food
Visit Coure d'Alene family
Get Pregnant
Plant herb garden
Learn to refinish furniture
Visit a flea market
See a Broadway Play

Goals in Progress (6)
Read 75 books and blog about them
Read 12 classic books
Read 20 devotional books
Read the Bible in one year
Daily Devotional time for one year +
Donate 101 things
Give blood 5 times (3/5)
Submit biweekly budget reports for six months (2/12)
Make 5 baby quilts 3/5
Goals that Need to be Changed (2)
Complete Master's Certificate in Web Design
Since I'm in law school, I really don't need to complete a master's certificate in web design. I'm not interested in studying that anymore, and it's really not reasonable. Therefore, I'm modifying this goal to:

Complete Master's Certificate in Web Design Complete 36 credits in Law School

Send brother cookies biweekly

I probably only sent Thane cookies while he was in the Army and stationed in Iraq/Afghanistan a half a dozen times. However, now that he's out of the Army and currently living in our house while finishing school, I feel justified in modifying this goal to:

Send brother cookies biweekly Create Guest Room for Family

The biggest challenge that might be impossible-- but I refuse to take it off my list, because I'm stubborn and hopeful-- is that I'm not sure that we'll realistically be able to go to Europe with a six month old baby next summer. If we were able to go to Europe, and go to Ireland, France, and Italy, it'd knock 6 goals of the list. But... I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
I've got just over one year to complete my list. And as you can see I've completed 29 things, have 6 goals in progress, and (EEK!) still have 66 goals to work on.
I better get crackin!

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