Friday, September 3, 2010

My 101 in 1001

Finally!  I have seen many bloggers create a "101 in 1001" list which is sponsored by The Day Zero Project.  The general idea is that you create a list of 101 things you would like to accomplish in 1001 days.  I have been working on this list for two weeks now.  It's very difficult to determine 101 things you want to do that you actually think you can accomplish within 2.75 years. 

And you know me...I'm a tad on the anal retentive side so I had to separate my lists into categories - to make sure that my goals were evenly spaced amongst practical and just for fun.

My start day official begins tomorrow - September 4th, 2010.  My final day to complete my goals will be May 31st, 2012.

So without further ado....here is my list and here's hoping I am able to mark off each and every item on my list over the next 2.75 years!

Physical/Health
1) Complete a half marathon in 2 hours and 10 minutes
2) Complete 15 push-ups in a row
3) Complete 5 pull-ups (unassisted) in a row
4) Complete a CrossFit workout at challenge weight
5) Reach my goal weight
6) Finish USMC mud run
7) Run a 9 minute mile
8) Wear the “skinny” jeans in the top of my closet
9) Climb the rope unassisted
10) Stick to “Zone” for an entire month with only 1 cheat day per week
11) Complete the Cooper River Bridge Run – Charleston

Financial
1) Max out ROTH IRA contributions
2) Create an emergency fund
3) Stick to the “monthly budget” exactly for two months consecutively
4) Adjust tax with holdings perfectly so we neither owe or receive a refund at year end
5) Start a “baby fund”
6) Shop our insurance to find the best deal
     Completed 9/7/10 - Staying with State Farm
7) Increase contributions to church and other charitable organizations by $150 per month
8) Sponsor a child in a third world country

Domestic/Home Projects
1) Become pregnant
2) Take a cake baking class
3) Use my fine china
4) Make a homemade blueberry pie from fresh picked berries
5) Host a holiday at my house
6) Complete finishing touches on hardwood floor installation
7) Make curtains for the kitchen
8) Make curtains for the master bathroom
9) Finish a DIY craft project for the home
10) Make a “from scratch” desert
      Completed 9/11 - Red velvet cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting
11) Purchase remaining fine china pieces
12) Keep my car clean for a month straight
13) Remodel guest bathroom
14) Host a dinner party for my girlfriends
15) Attempt to make French crepes
16) Create a cross motif for wall décor
      Completed 10/1/10

Professional
1) Take the GRE
2) Apply for a scholarship to MBA program
3) Enroll in a MBA program
4) Complete month end reconciliation with ZERO corrections
5) Receive outstanding marks during my “employee review”
6) Take an intermediate Excel course
7) Take a CPA prep course
8) Complete month end reconciliation by the 15th
9) Finish decorating my office

Travel
1) Travel to NYC
2) Visit Khristi in Ohio
3) Sight see in Washington, DC
4) Visit Steven’s family in Mississippi
5) Visit my family in Alabama
6) Visit my brother, Paxston – wherever he may be
7) Go to Dallas & eat a Pappasitos again
8) Return to a Couples Resort (Jamaica)
9) Visit Jess in Charleston


For The Fun Of It
1) Become open water scuba certified
2) Own a pair of designer jeans
3) Dance in the rain
4) Go camping – for real – no electricity or luxuries
5) Read the Bible cover-to-cover
6) Donate blood
7) Bungee jump
8) Attend an Alabama game
9) Purchase a CrossFit t-shirt
10) Surprise Steven with something great
11) Read one new book a month
12) Show kindness to a stranger
13) Go berry picking
14) Show grace when it is undeserved
15) See a musical on Broadway
16) See a whale in person
17) Boudoir photo shoot
18) Rock the “boots over the jeans” look
19) Try a drastic new hairstyle
20) Purchase lunch/coffee for a soldier
21) Take family pictures with the puppies
22) Find a red wine I like to drink
23) Spend a weekend doing absolutely nothing but watching movies and reading books
24) Start a collection
25) Raise money for a charitable organization
26) Watch Ethan play a football game
27) Get a second tattoo
28) Stay up all night and watch the sunrise
29) “Play the piano” in a scandalous place
30) Laugh until I cry
31) Own a monogrammed market tote
       Completed 9/15/10 via Southern Belle Boutique
32) Make a new friend
33) Purchase a new digital camera
34) Master the “smoky eye” look
35) Learn to identify all 50 states on a US map
36) Finish “Lost” series
37) Go to a concert
38) Celebrate turning 26 gracefully
39) Watch “Gone With The Wind”
40) Go to Carowinds (theme park)
41) Participate in a service project with my church
42) Surprise my parents
43) Watch the Braves play at Turner Field
44) Visit my Nana’s grave
45) Go to the mountains & hand pick my first live Christmas tree
46) Watch “Driving Miss Daisy”
47) Attend a Nicholas Sparks book signing
48) Write a blog entry for each item crossed off my list

Check back often - as you can see I intend to write blog entry each time I accomplish one of my goals.  I'm also working on creating a button so I can hyperlink my list on my sidebar.  But I'm incredibly tech challenged so this may take me a few days!

Do any of you have a 101 in 1001 list?  Has any completed the challenge?  Considering taking the challenge?  Let me know - I would love to read your goals and track your progress as well!

Here's hoping you have a great, safe Labor Day weekend!!!

39 comments:

Mrs. Nelson said...

Love your list! :)

Marian said...

Wow this is such a great list...it actually motivates me to do the same!!! (I'm really a fan of the financial portion...which is where I would probably need the most help) Wishing you nothing but the best of luck!!!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Oh wow. I feel exhausted just reading all of this!! I am a list maker and I love to make lists for everything! It just makes things more simple. I love so many things on your list!!! Good luck with all of that! ;)

Ashley said...

Love the list!
I read many and think I would like ot make a list...perhaps I will work on that this weekend and share with everyone next week...hhmmmm
Good luck! can't wait to read about it!

Life as I know it... said...

You can stay with me and we'll take you into DC to sightsee! And that night we will find a red wine that you like to drink :) We'll knock out at least two in one weekend! :)

Kit said...

I have seen so many people making these lists. You have inspired me to start a list of my own. THANKS!!! Referring to your goal about the half marathon you can defiantly meet your goal. I have fun quite a few half marathons and have use a modified Hal Higdon's plan each time and it really prepared me! I wish you nothing but the best of luck!

Kit

Mrs. Muffins said...

I want to do a list now! I think making a goal to have these things done in 2.75 years is much more do-able rather than having a "bucket list" which is essentially, just before you die. Gosh, that sounds horrible but you know...

Kelly said...

Excellent!! I started my 101 last April and it's really nice to set goals and aspirations. I need to UPDATE my list as I've accomplished a lot in the past few months!!

Happy Weekend, Amber!

Squirmy said...

That's a really great list! I've seen so many of these 101 in 1001's around the blogosphere now that I'm considering making my own! I love the fact that you've put your's into sections, I would definitely do that too!

Good luck! I'm looking forward to those blog posts!

Charlie said...

great list! i feel like i should do something like that too. definitely come visit DC...it's awesome here. i live 15 minutes outside the city and sometimes i feel bad that i don't take advantage of everything it has to offer.

my sis and i just posted about our dotmine planner giveaway! head over and check it out!!
sounds like you might be needing a planner to track all of your fun goals! ;)

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Looks like a great list and we LOVED Couples when we stayed there on our honeymoon! Sounds like you have an exciting 2.75 years ahead of you!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

Looks like a great list! I think you're so smart to come up with some things that are do-able, and some things that are a stretch. Can't wait to see you accomplish some of these things!

That's What She Said... (No, Really!) said...

How sad is it that even creating a list seems like a daunting task to me?! ha! I'm proud of you for getting your priorities down on paper. I have faith you can complete them! baby steps... :)

agalandherdog said...

Great list! Where does your husband's family live in MS? I'm from MS, and was just wondering. Good luck!

Melissa said...

Hey! I started a 101 Things list month ago, but had no idea it was from The Day Zero Project. I think I'll register my list at that website, too! Good Luck! I have really enjoyed keeping up with mine. You will be amazed how much your friends and family will be willing to help you accomplish your goals once you post them for the world to see! =)

www.nashvillesmelrose.blogspot.com

Mateya said...

This is awesome! I can't wait to see these things unfold for you!!!!

Make sure you can identify South Dakota on the map, in case you are ever "in the area" so you can come visit me :)

Tammi said...

OMG....I love your list! I think I am going to have to consider making a 101 in 1001, but maybe I should try mastering this whole blogging thing first. Come to Oregon for a visit and we could take care of several items on your list....make crepes, make a desert from scratch, dance in the rain, go CAMPING, go berry picking, I would LOVE a second tatoo, we could hand cut you a Christmas tree (but I don't know about getting it home).... Those are just a few things Oregon has to offer and then you would definitely be able to name it on a map. Seriously, you love football and the Braves, I love you more and more every day....lol A girl after my own heart! I hope you have the best holiday weekend ever! Hugs my friend!

Mrs.Vid said...

Great list, Amber! I love love love the attend a Nicholas Sparks book signing. I might have to make my own list and add that too it :) I love his books.

love jenny xoxo said...

this is such a cool idea! I think I'm going to work on a list of my own!!

XOXO

http://lovejennyxoxo.blogspot.com

OneCraftyFox said...

Wow, these are quite the goals!! I would never even have thought of half the items on your list. Especially anything to do with physical fitness :) I'm all about yoga and swimming, but I really should incorporate other exercises into my routine.

Have an amazing weekend!!

Jen said...

Wow that is a GREAT list; love it!

Life in South Carolina said...

where do you live in south carolina? i keep seeing you mention south carolina stuff 9the usmc mud run in this post). we just moved to columbia and we love it here!

The Shaw Family said...

This is such a great list and a great idea. I could never imagine actually completing 101 things in 1001 days. It seems so difficult to me.
My personal favorite is “Play the piano” in a scandalous place. I also thought showing grace when it is undeserved was very original.
I am going to make that my weekend goal. Maybe, if I succeed, I will start making a 101 in 1001 list... maybe.

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Great goals!! I need to do this...

Good luck girl! Excited to follow you on this journey :)

Adrienne said...

Great list!! This makes me want to create a list of my own and start checking things off!! haha Wishing you the best of luck!! :)

Erin said...

I am a new follower and I love your blog and your list! :)

Meg O. said...

I love your list!!!! And you've discovered Pappasitos, eh?! We have those here in Houston (The Pappas restaurants are actually Houston-based) and I loooove them too!

Brittany said...

Wow! What a list. I'm not sure I could think of 101 things haha. This is a great list though :) Good luck with it and I can't wait to see your progress!

Leah said...

I've seen this on other blogs and have been wanting to do it. Thanks for posting this, I'm going to start working on my list tonight. Love your list, right there with you on the half. Just started training this week. BEST OF LUCK!

Jordan said...

Oh my goodness! I love your list (and share so many of your goals)! I've been wanting to do one of these (although it's a little daunting). I'm hoping to do one soon (or something similar.. trying to decide if would rather do "bigger" goals and have 30 before 30). Btw- did you say you live in NC (I want to say I remember you saying Charlotte)? My family lives about an hour from there in Elkin, if you've ever heard of it!

ty said...

I'm gonna have to do this later. And I def need to master the smoky eye look. I can't do it at all - it just looks like someone hit me in the face.

PS - I'm emailing you later, but I think we might use the $20 and get a bigger print!

Mrs. Pick said...

I love your list and how you organized it! I started a list a few months ago and never finished! I need to sit down and finish my list and it post it! Thanks for reminder! Good luck with your list!

Tamara Nicole said...

I loved your list, you are too cute, very practical yet fun:-)

Ok I soooo want to do this! Will make me actually complete things on my list lol. Yup sign me up, but me too will take a while to make my list perfect before I start lol. Love it!!!

Tamara Nicole said...

I did it! Will post about it tomorrow on my blog so chk it out then:-) I Am soooooo excited and even got my friends to join in. Chk mine out: http://www.dayzeroproject.com/user/TamaraNicole

Erica D said...

Great list! I love looking through other people's lists to see what I should have added to mine! Here is my 101 list that I created a year ago... http://ericadobson101.wordpress.com/

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Ashton said...

I LOVE this! I'm in the process of making a Baby Bucket List similar to this! I love how you organized yours... so I might steal that outline idea!:)
Good luck- we'll be trying to improve ourselves together!!

deiala said...

Your list is great. I love that you made categories...

I started my 101 last January. I've been lazy for some months now, letting it idle for some time, but I'm back in the saddle, now...

Nicole said...

The boudoir photo shoot is fun :)... and you should see Wicked (Broadway Musical), it's outstanding. I've seen it twice and wanna see it again. Oh and I have a fun states game if you want it, lemme know ;)



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