Wednesday, January 19, 2011

101 Things to do in 1001 days...

Since my blog hop post on my Creative Goals for 2011, I've been really thinking about the future, and what I hope to achieve. My problem has always been my to do list is long and detailed, with a short deadline. This leaves me feeling like a failure and very anxious because I'm never able to finish my tasks. I came across a fellow blog hopper (I'm so sorry, but I forgot who it was), who was participating in 101 things in 1001 days, aka The Zero Project. This challenge was started by Michael Green, a blogger out of New Zealand, who came up with the genius idea that if we give our selves a more realistic deadline, 1001 days (275 years), we are more apt to fulfill our goals, and thus be rockstars!!

Here is his theory and guidelines...
The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).
Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
I have thought a lot about what I want to achieve, and spent an entire week coming up with my list. Within this list I have goals for PHL, for my family, and for my own soul. At the end of these 1001 days I hope to be a better business woman, with better relationships with family and friends, and with a stronger sense of self.
I have started my challenge on January 1, 2011 and it will end September 27, 2013. Over the next couple years I will blog my accomplishments, which you can track on my left sidebar. Want to create your own list, and fulfill your dreams. Here's the link on how in install a progress bar. Good luck guys!!
  1. Finish PeachHoney logo painting
  2. Design blog header
  3. Design PeachHoney website, with the help of Laura
  4. Design PeachHoneyLove button
  5. Sign up to sponsor 5 of my blogging idols
  6. Create wedding album
  7. Carve a pumpkin
  8. Participate in a blog challenge (other than 52 weeks)
  9. Join Flickr groups
  10. Take Golden's free class
  11. Finish first painting collection
  12. Decorate formal living room
  13. Design PeachHoneyPreemie button
  14. Monica Zuniga's January Intentions Art Challenge
  15. Decorate family room
  16. Start a family
  17. Buy Macro lens for camera
  18. Read and complete exercises for The Idiot's Guide to Drawing People
  19. Decorate baby room
  20. Buy postal scale and develop packaging area in art studio
  21. 365 photo challenge
  22. Create watermark for pictures and YouTube videos
  23. Decorate bathrooms
  24. Finish landscaping backyard
  25. Organize art studio
  26. Create two painting using tinted molding and crackle paste
  27. Beautify YouTube channel
  28. Upload 50 YouTube videos
  29. 5000 views of YouTube channel
  30. Buy new set of retainers
  31. Finish Jessica Sprague's digital scrapbooking classes
  32. Have a picnic in the park with my husband
  33. 50 subscribers to YouTube channel
  34. 150 Twitter followers
  35. Open PeachHoneyLove Etsy shop
  36. Open PeachHoneyPreemie Etsy shop
  37. Finish watching video's from Mixed Media Faces
  38. Fix painting from Home Goods store
  39. Add some color to beige paiting from Home Goods store
  40. Produce 5 PeachHoneyPreemie clothing prototypes
  41. Finish PeachHoneyPreemie clothing
  42. Order PHP and PHL Business cards and Postcards
  43. Spend an entire day in bed, watching TV with my husband
  44. Design and order PeachHoneyPreemie clothing labels
  45. Finish reading Cesar Milan's book
  46. Finish 52 weeks of blogging
  47. Finish 52 more weeks of blogging
  48. Take Blogging Your Way
  49. Learn how to use a ruling pen
  50. Attend blogging retreat
  51. Finish placemats
  52. Make a list of 101 things that make me happy
  53. Rescue a dog
  54. Buy new Epson printer
  55. Buy new Epson scanner
  56. Sell guestroom furniture
  57. Turn guestroom into workout room
  58. 100 followers on Facebook blog network
  59. 100 PeachHoneyLove followers on blogger
  60. 100 PeachHoneyPreemie followers on blogger
  61. Create Facebook Fan Page landing page
  62. Take encaustic painting class
  63. Read "Brave New World" again
  64. Start PeachHoneyLove newsletter
  65. Attend art retreat
  66. Sell first painting on Etsy
  67. Sell first piece of PHP clothing on Etsy
  68. Participate in an ATC swap
  69. Go for a 15 mile bikeride with my husband
  70. Coordinate blog hop
  71. First magazine proposal
  72. Take a spin class
  73. Make an apple pie from scratch
  74. Use airbrush paints
  75. Finish Italy scrapbook
  76. Bake Abuela's famous bread without setting off the smoke detector
  77. Create cookbook of Abuela's favorite recipes
  78. Sew a complete baby outfit, without help
  79. Sew dress for myself, without help
  80. Make Gingerbread house with husband
  81. Try Perfect Pearls
  82. Take a sewing class
  83. Show my artwork at art show/expo/fair
  84. Go hiking with my husband
  85. Make portfolio
  86. Finish reading Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During and After Pregnancy
  87. Exercise at least 3 times a week, for 4 consecutive months
  88. Take a writing class
  89. Throw a big party at my house
  90. Make 10 PeachHoneyPreemie sheet/blanket sets
  91. Fill 2 entire sketchbooks
  92. Take a cooking class with my husband
  93. Spend a day in the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco with my husband
  94. Watch every episode of Xena: The Warrior Princess :)
  95. Get published!
  96. Plant espalier fruit tree
  97. Create pattern for NICU mattress fitted sheets (3 total)
  98. Get a new driver's license with my married name
  99. Make a print on dried fiber paste using digital ground
  100. Floss every day for one month
  101. Make a new list of 101 things
Thanks for following my journey!!


Jen said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing your list, and also the concept of 1001 days. And I love your progress bar--very cool! Best wishes with all your goals ♥ ♥ ♥

Brandi said...

What a great list! Here's to you and your 101 Project!

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

I like #53
I am helpig with # 34
I can teach you how to #73
Good Luck with your entire list !

Creatissimo said...

Oh, my, brave girl! I don't dare to make (any) lists anymore! (only those for tomorrow)... Can't wait to see the results! Go, go, go!
PS: great idea though...

Jess said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies!!! I need this support... kind of a crappy couple weeks in the Vazquez house.

Thanks so much Marianne... look at you brightening my day!! Do you have an apple pie recipe you would like to share with me :)

I was scared, too, Jozica, but I'm hoping 2.75 years will give me more time to accomplish all that I want to.

s.b.lyngo said...

What a fabulous idea. I hadn't heard or thought of this before. Putting it out there in intention and words brings you so much closer to achieving. Good for you! I am still reading the list to see how I might support you further. Blessings and more peach, honey love to ya!

Jess said...

Thanks for the support, Stephanie!! I hope to get through this challenge triumphant.

sonyamacdesigns said...

love this list/concept #1001 is my personal fave!

Jess said...

Hi Sonya!! I'm a little nervous about making a new list, but I'm sure 2.5 years is enough time to conjure up a whole new slew of wants and wishes.


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