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101 in 1001

I heard about mission101 last year when padawanpooh joined, and this year I decided to give it a go as well. I'm feeling a lot more positive lately (think I've got my thyroid meds sorted and should be starting my new job soon), and hopefully this list should help me to focus and achieve things.

Wish me luck!


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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start Date: Thursday 7 January, 2010
End Date: Thursday 4 October, 2012


Writing

1) Update LJ at least once a week [0/143]
2) Write and post 5 drabbles for any fandom (exactly 100 words) [0/5]
3) Write and post 3 one-shot fics for prompt/challenge communities [0/3]
4) Write and post a multi-chapter fic
5) Write an original story of at least 5000 words
6) Begin and maintain fortnightly creative writing exchange with piggy_diva
7) Attempt NaNoWriMo

Cookery

8) Learn to cook 5 dishes from scratch [0/5]
9) Cook a ‘proper’ meal at least 4 times a week [0/572]
10) Learn to bake awesome brownies (from a recipe, not a box!)
11) Bake at least once a fortnight [0/72]
12) Try one of Nanny Ogg’s recipes
13) Try one of Aunt Epp’s recipes

Scouting

14) Organise a camp
15) Get my Wood Badge
16) Attend a training course
17) Organise the ‘plane crash’ theme survival camp
18) either Be a Unit Leader for the World Scout Jamboree Sweden 2011
or Help run an activity/subcamp at Charnwood 2011

Health & Fitness

19) Go swimming once a week [0/143]
20) Go for a walk once a week [0/143]
21) Go hillwalking often enough to get ‘hill-fit’
22) Climb Helvellyn via Striding Edge
23) Complete a long-distance path
24) Learn to ice-skate backwards
25) Start horse-riding lessons again
26) Learn Tai Chi
27) Go to bed by 11.30pm at least 5 nights a week [0/715]
28) Get my weight below 11st by eating healthily and exercising, and maintain it
29) Register with a dentist and go for a check up

Knitting and other crafts

30) Knit a pair of socks for myself
31) Knit a jumper
32) Knit a shawl
33) Knit and (deliberately!) felt an item
34) Knit a Stargate blanket
35) Knit something I designed myself
36) Wash and block all my FOs properly
37) Join a knitting group and attend regularly
38) Take a series of ‘arty’ photos of the cats and frame the best one of each cat
39) Make animated gif icons of my favourite adverts (Aleksandr Orlov, Brains from Thunderbirds, Dell’s elephant feet, etc)
40) Complete an original craft project and post it to a community/forum
41) Make a dress
42) Make or decorate 5 t-shirts [0/5]

Personal

43) Stop worrying about what other people think
44) Be less snarky
45) Get a snowflake tattoo
46) Get my right ear cartilage pierced again
47) Get my left forward helix pierced
48) Make my own personal version of Gibbs’ Rules (and crochet them on pillows stick to them!)
49) Get my hair cut every 6 weeks [0/24]
50) Have my Tarot cards read
51) Stop lurking online and comment more!
52) Meet an LJ friend in real life
53) Pass my driving test

Organisation

54) Organise the bedroom
55) Organise the study
56) Organise the dressing room
57) Organise the lounge/dining room
58) Organise the garden/shed
59) Keep the house tidy!
60) Organise my handbag and clean it out at least once a fortnight [0/72]
61) Write and send birthday cards on time
62) Write and send Christmas cards on time
63) Organise the music on my computer and my iPod
64) Clear duplicate files from my computer and reformat the D: drive

Financial

65) Get a copy of my credit report and correct any errors
66) Open a new current account and close the one with Barclays
67) Move my savings to an account with a better interest rate
68) File my bank statements/bills etc every month [0/33]
69) Buy a car
70) Buy a house

Activities

71) Go paintballing
72) Go Geocashing
73) Go to an XKCD Geohashing meetup
74) Go to a Sci-Fi convention
75) Go wildcamping
76) Go skinny-dipping
77) Go on a guided ghost-walk

Learn

78) Learn to create websites with Dreamweaver
79) Learn to use Photoshop properly
80) Learn to sing The Elements Song by Tom Lehrer
81) Learn The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash
82) Learn the rules to ice hockey
83) Learn to take better photographs

Read, Watch, See

84) Buy and read books of Greek, Norse and Egyptian myths [0/3]
85) Buy and read 1984, Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [0/3]
86) Read all the books I own but haven't read yet [0/??]
87) Watch 3 classic films (Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, Brief Encounter) [0/3]
88) Watch 3 classic sci-fi films (Metropolis, Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey) [0/3]
89) Watch the Star Wars films [0/6]
90) Watch 5 DVDs that we own but haven’t watched as of 6 Jan 2010 [0/5]
91) See a Shakespeare play
92) See a non-Shakespeare play
93) Visit New Walk Museum
94) Visit an art exhibition

Random

95) Guitar Hero/Lego Rock Band – 100% a song on Easy with each instrument [0/4]
96) Guitar Hero/Lego Rock Band – 100% a song on Medium with each instrument [0/4]
97) Plant a spider plant in my flowery teapot and keep it alive for a year [0/12]

New Year’s Resolutions (Yeah, it’s a cop-out but I couldn’t think of 101!)

98) 2011
99) 2011
100) 2012
101) 2012
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