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The To Do List To END All To Do Lists…

March 4, 2008

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.  For me, this ends November 30, 2010.

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).

My list: (in no particular order!)

  1. Finish college
  2. Get a real job
  3. Go to New York City
  4. Go on a road trip
  5. Read Jane Eyre in its entirety
  6. Write a short story and get it published
  7. Work at a book store
  8. Watch the sun set and rise
  9. Take a photo of every friend and family member
  10. Tell someone I love them- someone I haven’t seriously told
  11. Go horseback riding
  12. Sleep under the stars
  13. Read the entire Bible- and really study it (context!)
  14. Get a couple of new tattoos
  15. Learn how to dance- various styles
  16. Have at least one sit down nice dinner party
  17. Exercise more, and be… healthy
  18. Find God in every day
  19. Deal with life’s problems as they come. No running away.
  20. Fast
  21. Go to the beach at least once a year
  22. Learn how use a gun
  23. Walk outside at least once a week
  24. Get on the treadmill at least once a week
  25. Do yoga/Pilates at least once a week
  26. Spend a day without complaining once a month
  27. Limit soda to one per day for a month
  28. Drink 8 cups of water, daily for 6 months
  29. Go one week without eating bread or pasta
  30. Start a scrapbook
  31. Raise my credit score by 10 points.
  32. Take a cruise
  33. Leave Keith a love note once a month
  34. Swim with the dolphins
  35. Make a will
  36. Follow The Love List for 1001 days
  37. Organize my closet
  38. Buy a new couch
  39. Make one new friend
  40. Sell this house
  41. Be selfish-do 10 things for myself
  42. Be self-less-do 20 things for other people
  43. Do something to help someone out but don’t tell anyone about it.
  44. Get super dressed up just for fun for one evening
  45. Have a girl’s night once every two months
  46. Host a cookout bonfire party
  47. Send my grandma a hand written note, just because
  48. See a movie at the drive-in
  49. Spend a rainy day in bed and don’t leave the house
  50. Make the bed everyday for one month.
  51. Sew at least one dress for myself
  52. Sew Keith’s new Quilt
  53. Learn Spanish.
  54. Watch the sunset from the top a mountain
  55. Take an exercise class
  56. Get a new house
  57. Clean out and redecorate our bedroom
  58. Call it quits with my birth mother.
  59. Get down to my pre-Keith jean size
  60. Visit museums & art galleries at least four times
  61. Go to at least 3 concerts
  62. Do a girls day outing once a month with the kiddos
  63. Read at least one classic a month and one non-fiction a month.
  64. Run a mile
  65. Go for a romantic night out
  66. Learn to dive
  67. Get a job i love
  68. Give blood as often as possible
  69. Reread the  Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  70. Make a list of friends and families birthdays/anniversaries and send them cards
  71. Read all library books I take out within the time period and return them
  72. Take a pottery class
  73. Take the girls camping
  74. Take the girls hiking
  75. Learn one new recipe a month – and write it down
  76. Acquire a copy of ‘The Complete Works of Shakespeare'” and READ it
  77. Have a Spa Day
  78. Start a book club
  79. Make a list of things that make me happy
  80. Make love in the rain
  81. Purchase a new sofa
  82. Read 10 books from the banned list
  83. Send Thinking of you cards for no reason once a month to shut ins
  84. Add more Bookshelves to the library
  85. Make some Curtains.
  86. Act in a play.
  87. Make the library a huge success
  88. Visit (and make use of) A Word A Day
  89. Volunteer in some form at least once a month
  90. Go on a Ghost Tour
  91. Learn how to play poker
  92. Attend Discipleship classes throughout duration of 1001 days
  93. Fly a kite
  94. Create a gorgeous and edible garden
  95. Have a board game marathon.
  96. Host an all girls sleepover – for adults only!
  97. Dance in the moonlight with Keith.
  98. Wear mismatched socks for one week.
  99. Learn sign language.
  100. Take part in a pillow fight that ends in absolutely, positively curl your toes then stretch out as far as you can sex.
  101. Make my next to do list.
6 Comments leave one →
  1. Katrina permalink
    March 5, 2008 4:37 pm

    I see you’re going to be busy for a while.

  2. sarcasticredheadedgeek permalink
    March 5, 2008 4:43 pm

    I’ve got three years.

  3. Katrina permalink
    March 5, 2008 5:50 pm

    I know, just seeing everything written down makes it seem like a LOT!
    Kind of like Earl crossing things off his list :p

  4. sarcasticredheadedgeek permalink
    March 7, 2008 10:46 am

    Ive never seen Earl, ya know that?

  5. Katrina permalink
    March 7, 2008 2:17 pm

    The first season was pretty good-Eric loves it, so I had to watch it when I’d get home from night classes.

  6. sarcasticredheadedgeek permalink
    March 7, 2008 4:49 pm

    I think keith has watched an episode or two.

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