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An Updated 101/1001 Challenge for the New Year

January 2, 2013

While many are making their New Year’s Resolution list, I’ve decided I’d rather update and continue to work on my 101/1001 Challenge. I first blogged about it here and, if memory serves, I’ve not thought about it since then. That changes today.

If you’re not familiar with the 101/1001 Challenge, it’s simply this: to complete 101 tasks in 1001 days. I started my first 101/1001 Challenge (then called a Mission) July 12, 2008 and ended it on April 8, 2011. Since then I have moved blogs (a few times) so I no longer have that list, which makes me a little sad. BUT my second 101/1001 Challenge started the following day… I have since added to the list, bringing the total tasks to 101, and updated it to show which tasks I’ve completed so far.


Start Date: April 9, 2011
End Date: January 3, 2014

Completed tasks are bold and in progress tasks are italicized.
Those with an * in front of it are from my first 101/1001 Challenge that I did not complete.

Spirituality
Join and attend a church regularly.
Read the entire Bible (0/66 books).
Observe Lent (2/2).
Be active in a Sunday School Class.

Marriage
Have wedding pictures retaken.
Plan and implement a weekend getaway surprise for Neil and myself.
Take dance lessons with Neil for at least two months.
Attend a marriage conference with Neil.
Attend a marriage retreat with Neil.
Have at least two date nights a month.

School
Graduate from nursing school with my ADN (Associate’s Degree in Nursing).
Work on my BSN (Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing).
Apply to a Master’s program.

Finances
Get a good job.
Build/buy a house.
Complete 4 months of purchasing only things that are absolutely essential (no fun purchases, no clothing, no food that is not groceries, etc.).
Pay off our undergrad loans.
Purchase a new vehicle.
Get laser hair removal (girly bits).
Get laser hair removal (under arms).
Save 3 months worth of emergency savings.
Pay off all credit card debt.
Track what we spend for a whole month.

Photography
Purchase a new camera.
*Shoot a spring wedding as a second shooter.
Shoot at least 3 summer weddings as a second shooter (3/3). here, here, and here.
Shoot a wedding, solo.
Spend 7 whole days with my camera around my neck (or at least in my hand…) (0/7).
Reach 100 fans on Facebook.
Participate in at least one trade show.
Go part time at the hospital to focus more on my business.
Develop new packaging.
Have my portrait taken by another photographer.
Reach 200 fans on Facebook.
Do a styled shoot utilizing my favorite locations.
Attend a photography workshop.
Revamp the website and blog with a new brand and look.
Implement a vendor package to send out to vendors I’ve worked with.
Get published.
Reach 300 fans on Facebook.

Health
Run a 5K.
No fast-food for a month.
Get back to my wedding weight.
Go a month without consuming any fried food.
Make a workout routine and stick to it.
Do Zumba at least once a week for at least 3 months.
Cook dinner at home every night of the week for at least 3 weeks a month.
Do a juice fast for a full week.
Do a juice fast for a full two weeks.
Bike through Fort Massac State Park 10 times (2/10).
Complete the 200 Situps Challenge.

Personal
Have a baby.
Sponsor a family for Christmas.
Mail out family Christmas cards every year (2/3).
Sing at church for my great grandmother’s birthday every year (2/3).
Decorate a cake (or cupcakes) for a loved one’s birthday.
Plan a surprise party for a loved one.
Vote in the Presidential Election.
Go to a blogger meet-up.
Throw a formal dinner party.
Host a holiday family party at our house.
Host a holiday cookie decorating party.
See HPVII part II opening night.
Set up a daily schedule in my phone’s calendar to keep organized.
*Update my passport.
Take the Myers & Briggs Personality Test.
Expand master closet.
Participate in Project Life 365.
Have a get together with couple friends at least once a month.
Make new couple friends.
Reconnect with old friends.
Cook a new recipe once a week.
Donate blood.

Free Time, Me Time
*Get a massage.
*Get a facial.
Clean and detail my car, inside and out.
Re-learn to play the piano.
Go skiing.
Take a cake decorating class.
Re-watch the entire series of LOST from the beginning.
Learn how to french braid my hair.
Go to a coffee shop with a book and enjoy the afternoon solo.
Compile a recipe book.
Learn how to use my sewing machine.
*Take a cooking class.
Read at least 20 books (14/20).
Build something from scratch.
Clean out and organize hall closet.
Refinish 2 pieces of furniture (3/2).
Build an kitchen office area.
Renovate both bathrooms.

Travel
Go on a cruise.
*Take a cross state trip of Kentucky.
Go white water rafting.
Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.
Go to Europe with Neil.
*Visit a new state.
See a band in concert live.

Misc.
Make a wish at 11:11 am on 11/11/11.
Make a wish at 12:12 am on 12/12/12.
Make a wish at 13:13 (military time for 1:13 pm) on 1/3/13.
Create a new 101/1001 list.

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