Wednesday, April 9, 2014

101 in 1,001

On a note unrelated to the rest of this post, I finally put a few things in the "About Me" section of this blog. Took me long enough.

For a while I have been working on a list of 101 things that I would like to accomplish in the next 1,001 days and I started working toward accomplishing them on March 1st.
(I still have a few more goals to come up with but I will fill them in in the next little while)
I already have a bucket list of things that I am working toward accomplishing (and a few that I have accomplished) in my lifetime.  But, I think doing this "101 things in 1,001 days" will help me to accomplish some of my smaller goals. 
I am excited about being more proactive with the things I want to accomplish in the next couple years! My friend, Karen, did this recently and she inspired me to start my own list.
Some of these goals are easy and small and some will take much more effort.
My goal with this is to not only focus on the big things that I want to do, but the little things that will help enrich my life and help me to strengthen my relationships with those around me.

A pic from my phone of me and my girl, just because every post need at least one picture and I don't have time to find a pic taken by my regular camera at the moment.

I plan to come back to this post and mark off (and possibly post about and link to) the things as I accomplish them.

101 things in 1,001 days
March 1, 2014 - November 26, 2016

1.  Run a race in a state that I haven't run in before.
2.  Explore someplace new in my town.
3.  Learn to play a song on the piano.
4.  Run a Dirty Dash, Tough Mudder or Color Run (or similar fun race).
5.  Read the Book of Mormon like a novel (in a month or less).
6.  Get new family pictures taken, with our family of 6!
7.  Crochet something
8.  Take a family road trip
9.  Host a game night
10.  Go camping
11.  Take a flower arranging class
12.  Go to a pumpkin patch with the kids
13.  Visit every LDS temple in Utah
14.  Watch all of the Harry Potter movies
15.  Get at least 300,000 steps in a month (an average of 10,000/day).
16.  Explore a city I've never been to.
17.  Get a pedicure
18.  Write an official will
19.  Take the kids on a picnic in the mountains
20.  Become CPR certified
21.  Organize my hard drives
22.  Write in my journal at least 1/month for a year
23.  Start journals for my kids
24.  Bake a batch of bread
25.  Read 12 books, for my own enjoyment
26.  Find out my blood type
27.  Work toward and do 5 pull-ups in a row
28.  Do "gratitude time" with my family every day for a month.
29.  Pay for the person behind me in a drive-thru
30.  Attend the temple every week for 3 months
31.  Record my mother singing songs from my childhood
32.  Make a new flavor of homemade ice cream
33.  Try at least 3 new restaurants
34.  Don't bite my nails for a month
35.  Work on my ASL by signing a story or song that challenges me
36.  Write down 100 things I love about my Davey
37.  Rollerblade with Mason
38.  Cook dinner for someone who needs it
39.  Take a picture/video every day for 30 days and put it together somehow
40.  Spend no more that 10 min/day on the computer for a month
41.  Go to a water or amusement park with my family
42.  Watch the sun set
43.  Watch the sun rise
44.  Sew something
45.  Create a font of my handwriting
46.  Write letters to myself to read in 5, 10, and 20 years
47.  Swim in the ocean
48.  Write a letter to each of my kids
49.  Go on a weekend trip with my sisters
50.  Attend a photography workshop
51.  Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it for a month
52.  FINISH 5 things I've pinned on Pinterest
53.  Finish writing Nora's adoption story
54.  Do a random act of kindness
55.  Attend a comedy show
56.  Fly kites with the kids
57.  Finish sewing my kitchen curtains
58.  Play in the rain with the kids
59.  Organize our filing cabinet
60.  Get up-to-date with family albums
61.  Go to the Kennecott Copper Mine
62.  Teach the boys to sign the ABC's
63.  Set aside alone time with each child, every week for a month
64.  Throw a surprise party
65.  Bake a pie
66.  Put together 72-hour emergency kits for the family
67.  Make a "day-in-the-life" video of my family
68.  Go to the zoo with the family
69.  Take the kids to a museum that we haven't been to before
70.  Make something with the apples from our trees
71.  Make strawberry jam
72.  Climb a mountain
73.  Lay wood chips in our backyard
74.  Clean out our basement
75.  Plant new perennial flowers in my yard
76.  Go fishing with Davey and the kids
77.  Personal Goal
78.  Take kids for a bike ride in our bike trailer
79.  Collect sea shells with the kids
80.  Write a family mission statement
81.  Carve a pumpkin
82.  Work toward and be able to do 50 straight push-ups
83.  Sleep under the stars
84.  Run another half marathon
85.  Get the boys started in piano lessons
86.  Do a blog post 3x/week for a month
87.  Travel to visit one of my siblings in another state
88.  Attempt to make sopes
89.  Fold and put away laundry the day it's washed, for a whole month
90.  Go to a play
91.  Read the Doctrine and Covenants
92.  Make homemade pizza
93.  Take the kids up Payson Canyon
94.  Take the boys to throw rocks at Utah Lake (for some reason all my boys LOVE that)
95.  Play on a soccer team
96.  Go to the dentist (I'm aware of how awful it is that I have to add this to the list to get me to go)
97.  Run a 10k
98.  Get a massage
99.  Find/re-finish a hutch for our kitchen
100.  Make another list
101. Save $20/goal accomplished, to go toward something meaningful