UPDATE, January 2019: Soooooo, I’m not doing that great of a job with my lists. First of all, I couldn’t even come up with 101 things. I only came up with 77. Even so, after four months I haven’t made that much progress. Scroll down below to see how I’m doing. (Completed goals are marked through.)
I know what you’re thinking. Why would I want to read someone else’s fancy to-do list? When put that way, it does indeed sound boring. But here’s the thing: list can be inspiring. I’ve been making lists on this blog for a long time, so when I discovered this great idea I knew it was something I wanted to do. Setting goals, both short and long-term, is always a good idea. 1001 days is a nice mixture of both. Here’s the list of things I hope to accomplish over the next 1001 days (about 2.75 years!)
I will admit that coming up with 101 goals wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever done. So why do it? Because there’s something about writing a list that keeps you accountable to your goals. I do hope some of my goals inspire you. Perhaps you’ll write a list of your own!
(Disclaimer: This list isn’t finished. At initial posting, I still have about 25 more to go. What can I say…It’s a continual work in progress. Just go with it.)
Start: August 16, 2018
Finish: May 13, 2021
- Start doing yoga.
- Start stretching every night before bed.
Start eating a more plant-based diet.
- Make 25% of our meals in one week vegetarian.
- Make 50% of our meals in one week vegetarian.
- Make 75% of our meals in one week vegetarian.
- Go 30 days without eating sugar/sweets. (Stop laughing at me.)
- Lose 10 pounds.
- Lose 10 more pounds.
- Lose last 10 pounds.
- Treat myself to a facial at least once a month (0/32).
- Treat myself to a pedicure at least once a month (0/32).
- Make it a habit of drinking more water (8 cups a day.)
- Go an entire day without getting on social media.
- Go an entire weekend without getting on social media.
- Have an electronic-free weekend with the entire family.
- Add 150 minutes of cardio to my week.
- Make 150 minutes of cardio a routine for 30 straight days.
- Do something about my back fat.
- Go to bed before 10PM every night for a week.
- Let my hair grow to passed my shoulders.
- Be better at making weekly menus/grocery lists.
- Take another cooking lesson at Sur la Table.
Finish French lessons on Babble. (started new lessons on Duolingo. like it so much better.)
- Meditate every day for 30 days in a row.
Finish current needlepoint project.(finished November 2018) Start my new needlepoint Christmas pillow. (finished January 2019)
- Go 30 days without buying a new book (i.e., read what I already have or what I’m gifted. Pre-ordered book prior to this list don’t count.)
- Go 30 days without buying anything that isn’t a necessity. (Just make sure it’s not during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.)
- If I make it without spending for 30 days, go for another 30.
- Go 365 days without buying a new purse/bag/tote.
- Put money into savings every month, the amount doesn’t matter.
- Decide what to do with my wedding dress.
Read all of my “To Be Read” books. (A girl can dream.)(started but there are 103 books so thing one might take a while.)
- Read something out of my comfort zone.
- Read 145 books (approx. 1 per week.)
- Receive more ARCs.
- Host a giveaway for 1k Instagram followers.
- Increase Instagram followers to 2k.
- Increase blog traffic to 100 more per month.
- Blog three times a week for an entire month (12).
- Find a sponsor/partner/advertiser for blog and social media.
- Attend L.A. Book Festival.
Host a book exchange. (happening Feb. 10, 2019)
- Visit Booksoup in West Hollywood.
- Visit Skylight Books in Los Feliz.
Join Friends of the Library at my local library. Find a non-profit to donate old books.
- Get caught up on my back issues of The New Yorker and stay caught up.
Take boys to their first live concert. (Elton John, Feb. 2019)
- Take boys to LACMA.
- Take boys to the Getty.
- Teach boys to make a simple recipe.
- Make boys do their own laundry start to finish.
- Have new family photos taken by a professional.
- Celebrate our 20th anniversary. (May 20, 2020)
- Celebrate D’s 50th birthday. (December 12, 2020)
- Graduate Son #1 from high school. (May 2020.)
- Save my tears for after I drop Son #1 off at college, i.e., hold it together woman! (August 2020)
Travel to France. (husband surprised me with a trip for Christmas! going July 2019)
- Travel somewhere I’ve never been.
Take an adult vacation to somewhere tropical that is NOT work related.
- Travel back to Paso Robles and stay at Hotel Cheval.
- Visit Powell’s Bookstore in Portland.
- Drive the length of the California coast, south to north.
- Lake Tahoe during the summer.
- Visit a beach we’ve never been to before.
- Eat at five new-to-me restaurants.
- Watch the Sooners vs. the Bruins at the Rose Bowl. (September 2019)
- Weekend getaway to Palm Springs.
- Weekend getaway to Ojai Valley Inn.
- Graduation trip to (?) for Son #1. (Summer 2020)
- Get caught up with yearly family Shutterfly photo albums.
- Finish scanning old photos on to the cloud.
New landscape for the backyard.
- Recover dining table cushions.
- Remodel the boys’ bathroom.