101 in 1001

I've been seeing a lot of bloggers creating lists of 101 things to do in 1001 days, and finally started a list for myself after reading Katy's list. The original challenge was inspired by the Day Zero website. The basic idea is to set 101 measurable things to do within a 1001 day time frame.

My start date was 4/05/2012, which takes me to an end date of 1/01/2015. Italics indicate completed items.
Goals completed: 11/101Goals in progress: ~18/101

  1. Complete my General Exams
  2. Write my dissertation proposal and pass my defense
  3. Write my Ph.D. dissertation and pass my dissertation defense
  4. Graduate with my Ph.D.!
  5. Get my post-grad-school work started
  6. Publish at least three conference or journal papers
  7. Have a project featured on the MAKE blog
  8. Redesign my professional website
  9. Direct another show
  10. Costume design another show
  11. Work through The Artist’s Way
  12. Spend a month choreographing something every day

  1. Visit at least 4 countries
  2. Attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  3. Visit Washington DC
  4. Spend a day in Providence
  5. Go to Cape Cod
  6. Spend a day at the beach near Boston (Crane Beach, 5/26/12)
  7. Go to my college reunion in 2013
  8. Visit the Boston Harbor Islands
  9. See the Northern Lights
  10. Go on a road trip with K.

  1. See the glass flowers exhibit at the Harvard Natural History Museum
  2. Attend at least 75 theater/dance/music performances, which seems like a lot, but averages to only 2 or 3 per month...So far:Yesterday Happened, Sleep No More, Totem
  3. See 5 movies in theaters
  4. Finish watching all the episodes of Star Trek Voyager (halfway through season 7!)
  5. Watch a Woody Allen movie
  6. Eat at 20 new-to-me restaurants in Boston/Cambridge
  7. Read at least 10 fiction books (First 10: The Help, Call of the Go-Away Bird, Catching Fire, Mockingjay, Red, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Anyone But You, The Emperor's Edge, The Habit of Art, The Law of Similars)
  8. Read at least 10 non-fiction books (not for work...) (So far: Art and Fear, Blink, Bossypants, The Fire Starter Sessions)
  9. Read a book a week for a year (can be fiction, non-fiction, work-related, plays, random...) (Started 6/17: so far 6/52)
  10. Go to 5 different museums (So far: Harvard Natural History Museum)
  11. Learn to ski again
  12. Learn at least one new programming language
  13. Take a class in something I’ve never done
  14. Go to a contact improv jam
  15. Learn a new song on the piano
  16. Go whale watching again
  17. Send a postcard to PostSecret
  18. See a show on Broadway again
  19. Go ice skating again
  20. Go fruit picking again
  21. Go to the ballet in Boston
  22. See a Cirque du Soleil show (Totem, 6/23/12)
  23. Do something big spontaneously
  24. Go to a festival of some kind
  25. Watch two TED talks every month
  26. See another meteor shower

  1. Write pages at 750 Words everyday for a month
  2. Do a NaBloPoMo again (Participating this August!)
  3. Participate in the 48 Hour Film Festival again
  4. Create something every day for a month
  5. Sew a dress from a 1950’s pattern
  6. Make at least 10 garments from scratch
  7. Cut my refashioning pile down by at least half
  8. Actually put some things in my Etsy shop
  9. Sell my jewelry/sewing work at a craft fair
  10. Redesign my blog

  1. Complete at least one me-made challenge (So Zo blog) (May 2012)
  2. Wear every item in my closet/drawers (or donate those that just won’t get worn).  Possible exception: formal dresses.  
  3. Learn how to wear bright lipstick, and then do so at least once in public
  4. Get a noticeable haircut (5/28/2012)
  5. Cut down to 50 pairs of shoes (which still seems high...)
  6. Get and wear a nice bikini
  7. Use up or get rid of all scented body lotions
  8. Wear makeup every day for a week

  1. Have a weekly “date” with K. for a year
  2. Donate at least 1001 items to charity (current total: 263)
  3. Complement 10 strangers
  4. Buy at least 5 things from Etsy vendors
  5. Send letters/emails to 5 people I’ve fallen out of touch with
  6. Donate to 3 Kickstarter campaigns
  7. Buy something from kids selling things at a stand
  8. Donate to my alma mater each year (So far: 2012)
  9. Send birthday cards to 10 friends
  10. Send 10 cards to people just for fun/thinking of them
  11. Comment on blogs every day for a month

  1. Get a car
  2. Head towards a more minimal lifestyle- get rid of more things I don’t need!
  3. Get rid of A Thing A Day for a month
  4. Spend a full day without using the internet
  5. Make the bed every day for a month
  6. Have a clean kitchen sink at the end of every day for a month
  7. Start taking vitamins again - at least one month taking vitamins every day
  8. Go to at least 10 exercise classes (any type) (1/10)
  9. Get back to regular workout schedule of at least 3 times/week.  Maintain for a year
  10. Return to (and maintain) my comfortable weight range
  11. Go 10 days without spending any money
  12. Research and start a retirement account

  1. Try green smoothies
  2. Spend at least one week without eating sugar
  3. Try 50 new recipes (So far: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/cinammon_rolls_/ 5/27/12, http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-thai-chicken-thighs-106499 5/27/12, http://allrecipes.com/recipe/tex-mex-burger-with-cajun-mayo/detail.aspx 6/01/12, http://allrecipes.com/recipe/nanas-mashed-turnip/, sumac chicken from http://archive.feedblitz.com/708868/~4075539 6/30/12, sour milk cornbread from http://anewscafe.com/2012/01/30/do-not-cry-over-soured-milk/ 7/01/12, http://allrecipes.com/recipe/caramelized-turnips/ 7/08/12, fennel salad from http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food/easy-recipes/perfect-comfort-food-0409 7/14/12)
  4. Make the Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls (5/27/12)
  5. Learn to make cheesecake
  6. Try Ethiopian food
  7. Try Afghan food
  8. Get bagels in Brookline
  9. Take lunch into work for a month
  10. Try 3 new fruits or vegetables (rambutan, jackfruit, quenepa)
  11. Learn to make gnocchi

  1. Finish another 101 in 1001 list

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