Monday, January 7, 2013

101 things to do in 1001 days

In lieu of making a list of resolutions that never happen, I thought I'd steal an idea that I came across on a blog somewhere and make a list of ’101 things to do in 1001 days’.  Not only does this give me a longer time limit to get things done, but because it's a little more task oriented than a blanket resolution, I hope that I'll have more success with it.  One of my resolutions (ha!) will be to keep updating my progress here, as being accountable seems to inspire me.  

Start date: 7 January 2013
Mid date: 22 May 2014
End date: 28 Sept 2015

Culinary Exploits

1 . Cook 5 meals from 5 different countries
2 . Try cooking with 10 herbs that are new to me
3 . Have dessert before dinner
4 . Go vegan for a month
5 . Pack home made lunches every day for a month
6 . Photograph my home made lunches every day for a month
7 . Make my own curry paste
8 . Master buttercream icing
9 . Make falafels
10 . Make at least one thing out of each cookbook I own
11 . Preserve my own food
12 . Learn to make spinach pie (spanakopita)
13 . Make refried beans
14 . Make 10 different soups
15 . Make a birthday cake for someone
16 . Bake an apple pie
17 . Make pinwheels
18 . Blog at least one recipe a month
19 . Learn to bake bread
20 . Eat three things I've never tried before
21 . Take a cooking class
22 . Host a dinner party
23 . Use five ingredients which are new to me
24 . Grow my own vegetables and cook a meal with them
25 . Try one new restaurant

26 . Serve a meal plated like it's for a cook book
27 . De-clutter and re-home duplicate or redundant kitchen gadgets

Family

28 . Buy flowers for someone
29 . Send photos to my mother
30 . Take my father out for lunch
31 . Document our family tree as much as possible for Ellie

32 . Dedicate one day a month to exclusive family time

Love

33 . Have a romantic weekend away (with baby)
34 . Have dinner by candlelight

Organise myself

35 . Write a will
36 . Learn basic first aid
37 . De-clutter the spare room
38 . Cull all of the clothes I no longer wear or will never wear again. Donate them. Be ruthless
39 . Organise the 'man cave' and re-home all the textbooks we no longer use
40 . Clean and organise my crafting supplies
41 . Clean our rugs and finally get rid of the stale dog smell
42 . Be more proactive with composting and recycling to reduce rubbish
43 . Clean one big thing a week (an under cupboard space, the microwave, the pantry etc)

Getting in some culture

44 . Read at least 10 paper books
45 . Read 50 new books
46 . Learn all the words to five songs which are not nursery rhymes
47 . Register and release 10 books through bookcrossing.com
48 . See 10 movies I’ve never seen
49 . Watch something at the theatre
50 . Have a movie marathon

Reflect

51 . Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
52 . Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
53 . Write a list of 101 things I’ve achieved in life so far
54 . Update and keep up to date Miss E's milestone book
55 . Identify 100 things that make me happy
56 . Go back and label each week of pregnancy photos
57 . End each day by reflecting on three things that I am thankful for

Getting healthy

58 . Ride at least 500km
59 . Run for an entire touch football game instead of half heartedly jogging
60 . Practice yoga and stretching at least once a week for 15 minutes
61 . Drink 1.2 litres of water everyday for a month

Keep learning

62 . Learn 50 new words in Cantonese, and use them regularly
63 . Learn to say “Thank You” in 10 different languages
64 . Learn 10 words in sign language

Money

65 . Regularly add to my change jar
66 . Have a 'no unnecessary spending' month

67 . Have one month where I refrain from buying coffee out

Be a better person

68 . Perform at least one random act of kindness each week
69 . Sponsor someone doing something for charity
70 . Give at least one heartfelt and honest compliment a day
71 . Donate $10 to charity for every uncompleted task on my list
72 . Fast for one day of Ramadan

Writing

73 . Comment on 50 different blogs
74 . Write a blog post every day for a month
75 . Post an outfit of the day on my blog once a week for a month

76 . Send at least 10 handwritten letters/cards this year

Pamper myself

77 . Get a facial
78 . Get a massage
79 . Take a bubble bath
80 . Take time out for 'Lisa time' at least once a week

Be creative

81 . Create a flower arrangement
82 . Doodle once a day for 1 week
83 . Make five home craft projects
84 . Sew 5 things from scratch
85 . Organise and present our photographs
86 . Use my hot glue gun
87 . Make at least five gifts for people

Go on an adventure

88 . Go for a family day trip on the spur of the moment
89 . Go on a winery tour
90 . Visit a museum
91 . Go on a boat
92 . See the world through my daughter's eyes and have a children's adventure
93 . Visit an island
94 . Go fishing
95 . See a Brisbane attraction I haven't seen yet

Just for fun

96 . Visit a psychic
97 . Lay in the grass and watch the clouds
98 . Photograph a day in my life
99 . Hug a tree
100 . Make a new friend
101 . Buy something frivolous

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