373 days ago, I began embarking on my goal of completing 101 goals in 1001 days. A year into the process seemed to be as good a time as any to post an update on my progress.
Overall, I’m still really happy with my decision to jump on the 101 in 1001 bandwagon. I love having a list of tasks that I can cross off and be done with, as opposed to having a single vague resolution hanging over my head for 12 months. The list has pushed me to do things I might have otherwise let pass me by.
I’m pleased to report that in the past year, I’ve completed 25 of the items on my list:
8. Update my passport (October 2012)
11. Take a personal day to do something fun (5/18/2012)
15. Join/start a bible study group (2/6/2012)
20. Make and send a photo Christmas card (2012)
21. Give everyone locally made Christmas gifts (2012)
25. Make a recipe book for my sister (9/29/12)
27. Hike Mount Greylock (9/8/12)
31. Go indoor rock climbing (Central Mass Rock Gym – August 2012)
32. Begin practicing yoga again (July 2012)
36. Travel by train (8/15/12, to HLS 2012 in Boston)
39. Go to Katz’s Delicatessen (5/18/12)
40. Eat at a David Chang restaurant (5/18/12)
43. Go to a wine tasting (8/16/2012)
44. Make a perfect loaf of bread from scratch (challah-3/3/2012)
45. Bake a birthday cake (6/24/2012)
52. Host a cookie swap (2/10/2012)
53. Can jelly or jam (7/26/2012)
55. Make sangria (8/4/12 non-alcoholic)
58. Mail someone baked goods (Ryn-3/12)
73. Attend a Steeple Cats game (7/12/12)
74. Go to a performance at Tanglewood (7/3/12)
76. Attend Gordon College homecoming (10/6/12)
77. Attend a free local college concert (Williams College Gospel Choir – 11/10/12)
88. Write all of my lesson plans a week ahead of schedule (September 2012)
98. Participate in Pimp My Preserve (2012)
101. Participate in a blogger pen pal exchange (HLB Tea Exchange 10/2012)
25 out of 101 makes me a little nervous since I’m more than a third of the way through my allotted time, but many of the tasks on my list are completely manageable if I can remain intentional. And I feel really proud of some of the things I’ve crossed off, especially climbing Mount Greylock, baking a birthday cake and getting my act together to participate in Pimp My Preserve.
Of the 76 (yikes!) items left on my list, there are a few that I’m a little concerned about:
2. Participate in NaNoWriMo
Since my deadline for my 101 list is September 27, 2014, this year will be the last chance I have to participate in the annual National Novel Writing Month event. I’ve wanted to do it for years, but every time November rolls around I don’t feel ready and it seems like a lot to blog (or find guest bloggers), take classes, teach, live life and write a 50,000 word novel.
13. Create a photo book of my summer 2011 vacation
It’s January 2013 and I still haven’t done this. That summer gets a little farther away every day and I’m pretty sure my chances of getting that book done does as well. We’ll see.
19. Spend 2012 going through this decluttering/organization calendar.
So, that didn’t happen. I’d like to find something similar to replace it, but I don’t think a “do this every day” type of plan is going to work for me. So I’m open to suggestions in order to keep my 101 list at full capacity.
26. Take a Zumba class
I’m much less interested in taking Zumba now than I was a year ago. At the moment, I’m much more interested in resuming yoga (again), but my schedule isn’t working out. I think I may revise this item to “join a fitness class” or something like that.
28. Run a race in Maine & 33. Run an entire 5k (no walking breaks)
Running was a big part of my 2011 summer, but I barely made an effort last year. I’m still trying to determine whether I was just lazy or if running wasn’t really my thing to begin with. Since if I’m not doing races in western Massachusetts, the chances of a Maine race aren’t great.
66. Complete 3 projects posted to Pinterest
I use Pinterest, but not nearly as often as some people. When I do pin things, they tend to be images I like or products I want to buy. If we buy a house I’d really like to make some furniture and the like, but until then I’m not sure how many projects I’ll try.
87. Create full year curriculum for all classes I teach
If my course list is ever the same two years in a row, I’ll definitely make this happen. Otherwise, I’m going to continue constantly redesigning.