101 in 1001 check-in + update


In March of this year, I created a list of 101 things I would complete in 1,001 days, or by Dec. 17, 2017. As the first six months (plus) have come and gone, it’s time to reflect and update the list.

My one major takeaway is the realization that a few of the goals are no longer applicable due to decisions and changes I’ve made in my life. One primary example is goals related to The Voice as I made the (difficult) decision to end my board position with the organization earlier this month.

As a result, I’m struggling with the decision to either leave the original list as is, knowing that I will not be able to complete all of the items, or updating it to reflect the changes. For someone who struggles with perfectionism, leaving the list as-in will be the difficult path.

However, I recognize it’s also a good exercise in realizing change and adapting goals + accepting life doesn’t always go as planned. As I ponder these decisions, I decided to leave the list for now and update accordingly.

(Bold items are completed. Blue items are those that are + may no longer be applicable.)

1.) come up with 101 things to do in 1001 days – March 2015

2.) visit Paris – June 2015

3.) create my to-live list

4.) get back to a healthy weight + goal weight – in progress

5.) post at least weekly on blog for one year – October 2015

6.) officially launch STC

7.) apply for Leadership Denver program

8.) apply + complete DU leadership program

9.) be nominated + apply for Denver’s 40 under 40

10.) fix knee pain + issues – in progress

11.) pay off LC – in progress

12.) serve as president of The Denver VOICE  – October 2015

13.) go whale watching

14.) visit all 50 US states – in progress; three remaining

15.) get rid of PMI for mortgage – in progress

16.) write + publish a book/ebook

17.) take public speaking classes

18.) complete Rosetta Stone French lessons – in progress

19.) begin + sustain regular yoga practice

20.) go one month without shopping (except groceries) – in progress for October 2015

21.) write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved in this lifetime (list here

22.) write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over

23.) write a living will

24.) write + send 52 handwritten notes in one year – on track to complete in 2015

25.) give five “just because” presents

26.) build / pay for backyard patio

27.) attend three INSP conferences

28.) take a cooking class – registered for December 2015 class

29.) start practicing piano again

30.) unplug for 24 hours

31.) fall in love again

32.) plant an herb garden

33.) try a new fitness class

34.) have a spa day

35.) journal for 30 consecutive days

36.) go to dinner solo w/out phone

37.) take an outdoor yoga class – Paris, June 2015

38.) teach someone something new

39.) go camping for a weekend

40.) host a brunch party

41.) read for 30 minutes every day/night for one month

42.) join a meditation group

43.) watch five classic movies I’ve never seen – created list: Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Godfather, Star Wars

44.) take a career risk

45.) leave a 100% tip

46.) complete major declutter effort + get rid of extra stuff – spring 2015

47.) go snow shoeing

48.) fill + complete one journal – in progress

49.) save a three-month emergency fund – in progress

50.) attend therapy for one year- October 2015

51.) learn to paddleboard

52.) dry month (no alcohol) – Sept/Oct 2014; May 2015

53.) learn to sew

54.) host a fundraising event for the VOICE

55.) do not check work phone/email during a vacation – June 2015; October 2015

56.) complete one thing from my someday/bucket list – write in Paris

57.) create my manifesto – in progress

58.) create a gratitude list – in progress

59.) go sans snooze button for one week

60.) say yes to something I wouldn’t do typically

61.) take a VOICE vendor to lunch/coffee

62.) triple my blog followers (currently 40)

63.) publish 101 things to blog + update as I complete

64.) take a spontaneous trip (no planning)

65.) visit 5 new museums

66.) create a list of blog post ideas

67.) do 10 full pushups

68.) finish 2013 migration project (work) – in progress

69.) complete ’50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind’

70.) don’t complain for one week

71.) take a picture to represent each letter of the alphabet

72.) cut out coffee/caffeine for one week

73.) try a Red Rocks fitness class

74.) successfully complete one dietbet challenge (4% in 4 weeks) – May 2015

75.) take an urban walking tour of Denver

76.) keep a food journal for one year – in progress

77.) meditate daily for 30 days

78.) paint bedroom nook

79.) brew my own beer

80.) form a healthy relationship with food + mindful eating – in progress

81.) design + create my own planner

82.) take an art class

83.) eat at one of the top 50 restaurants in the world

84.) visit 5 national parks

85.) write + publish article for the VOICE

86.) travel somewhere south of the equator

87.) visit three new countries – France, Iceland, Panama

88.) visit Arches National Park

89.) wake up before 6 a.m. each day for a week

90.) log 10,000+ steps for 30 consecutive days

91.) research + record family history

92.) get involved with Yoga for the People – attended committee meeting, decided not a good fit

93.) finish The Artist’s Way

94.) take + finish a series of apothecary classes– Women’s Circle, May – Oct. 2015

95.) listen to all songs in iTunes library (6,835)

96.) no television for one month

97.) read 25 books from the BBC Top 100 Book List

98.) write a new 101 in 1001 list after finishing this one

99.) make a snow angel and a snow man

100.) take a monthly artist’s date for one year

101.) celebrate completing 101 things in 1001 days

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