101 Things in 1001 Days

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

This is my fourth attempt at this project, so this is a new list as of January 1, 2017. It includes some previous goals as well as some new ones. Wish me luck!

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).

Due Date: September 29, 2019.

Read 100 Books

  1. The Butterfly Garden (The Collector Trilogy #1)
  2. Ghosts in the Machine (The Babel Trilogy #2)
  3. Norse Mythology
  4. People Knitting: A Century of Photographs
  5. The Little Book of Hygge
  6. American Gods
  7. Anansai Boys
  8. Borne
  9. Lovecraft Country
  10. The Mindfulness in Kinitting: Meditations on Craft and Calm
  11. Roses of May (The Collector Trilogy #2)
  12. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg #1-3)
  13. Daring Greatly
  14. Half Way Home
  15. All the Little Children
  16. My Best Friend’s Exorcism
  17. Strange Bird
  18. The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1)
  19. The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth #2)
  20. The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3)
  21. Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
  22. Sourdough: A Novel
  23. Wild Seed
  24. Mind of My Mind
  25. Clay’s Ark
  26. Patternmast
  27. Dawn
  28. Adulthood Rites
  29. Imago

Go to 10 concerts:

  1. Huey Lewis and The News

Go to 10 sporting events:

  1. Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers (9/28/17)

Go to 10 museums:

  1. Frederick Meijer Gardens & Scuplture Park

Go to 10 movies:

  1. Moana
  2. Boss Baby
  3. Cars 3
  4. Dunkirk
  5. Despicable Me 3
  6. The Mountain Between Us
  7. Coco

See all Academy Award Best Picture Nominees before the awards show.
Go to a book reading event
Join a book club
Go on Chicago Architectural Tour
Take JWC to Disney World

Go to Hilton Head, SC

Go to Hawaii

Use Aveda points to go on vacation (I have enough!)
Go on a vacation with just Shawn
Go to a National Park
Go to Las Vegas with Shawn
Go on a girls weekend
Rent a cabin
Go camping
Go fishing
Go canoeing
Go to the MI state fair
Go to a county fair
Take JWC to a movie theater
Take JWC to a drive-in movie
Knit 10 preemie hats and donate NICU
Knit myself a sweater
Participate in “Operation Sock Drawer” for 2017 (10/12)
Knit a pair mittens
Knit an intarsia project
Knit a pair of socks for JWC
Make another quilt for JWC
Make a quilt for nephew
Make a needlepoint project
Make a cross stitch project
Replace my sewing machine
Replace my interchangeable circular knitting needles
Get certified in CPR
Get a safety deposit box
Get a home safe
Pay off credit cards
Open a bank account for JWC

Get JWC his passport
Get a will/trust
Find a new church to attend
Enroll JWC in CCD classes

Enroll JWC in Boy Scouts
Find a local non-profit to volunteer
Participate in local MOD March for Babies event
Join PTA for JWC’s school
Teach JWC how to ride a bike
Swim lessons for JWC
Sell our house
Buy a new house
Get JWC a play set for yard

Find a reliable babysitter 

Music lessons for JWC
Get a bike
Start golfing again
Join a yoga studio
Complete Couch to 5k
Finish a 5K race
Get 3 massages
Get 3 facials
Unplug completely for 24 hours (no internet, iPhone, television, etc.)
Unplug completely for 48 hours (no internet, iPhone, television, etc.)
Donate to Locks of Love
Commission a painting of Walter
Get remaining artwork framed
Organize/edit digital photo library
Organize/store photos from Instagram
Create photo books of JWC using monthly blog posts (one for each year)
Have professional family photos taken
Update iPod (in car)
Update JWCs iPad
Bake a pie for Pi Day
Plant a garden
Make strawberry jam
Make applesauce
Make pickles
Can tomatoes
Make pasta from scratch
Make cinnamon rolls from scratch
Make homemade caramels
Cook 10 things from Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Create a cookbook of family recipes
Host a cookie exchange
Host a dinner party
Host a brunch
Host a wine/beer tasting
Try at least 20 new restaurants in Michigan (11/20)
Plan a surprise party
Get personalized stationary
Get a new planner
Get new address stamp made
Go to SD Hoopla event

Re-promote to Associate Stylist
Promote to Senior Stylist
Promote to Star Stylist
Get a tattoo in memory of the twins
Plant a tree in memory of the twins

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