Tuesday, January 8, 2013

101 in 1001 Days Bucket List

Over the past couple of weeks, I have talked off and on about putting together a Bucket List to the point of even chatting with my daughters about it. Around the same time that we were consumed by this conversation, a friend of mine, Kristle, posted her Bucket List on her blog, "Pretend Like it's the Weekend". Of course, I found myself more motivated to put mine into print, but life re-routed me in a different direction and I obviously didn't follow through! However, tonight another friend, Torrey, shared her bucket list with us on Facebook. Now, here I am motivated and ready to share mine! I can't wait to see who else follows!

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.

The Start Date:

The End Date:

Goals in progress are italicized, goals completed are bolded

1. Obtain my Concealed Carry Permit
2. Volunteer more
3. Work out 3 times a week for a minimum of 6 months
4. Learn how to accept compliments and constructive critisim
5. Go to NYC and stay on Time Square
6. Get over hating to make phone calls
7. Have weekly girlfriend dates - phone, lunch, coffee...
8. Take the girls to Six Flags
9. Take a picture with Santa Claus
10. Become a Director with Thirty-One
11. Let the kids be kids without my OCD taking over, just for one day
12. Play in the rain with the kids
13. Take the kids to Disney World
14. Allow myself to make mistakes and be okay with it
15. Pay of card debt
16. Learn how to can foods
17. Attend at least 5 concerts
18. Fly kites with the kids
19. Give back to Operation Homefront
20. Make a list of 100 quotes that inspire me or have touched my life
21. Learn how to play the guitar
22. Decorate my bedroom
23. Pay off my truck
24. Make a new friend
25. Go one full day without picking up my cell phone
26. Write a Children's Book in regards to combat PTSD and other injuries
27. Audition for The Voice
28. Learn to become a morning person
29. Find a Church we love
30. Swim with dolphins
31. Let the kids plan the meals for 1 day and not say one word despite what they decide upon
32. Take part in 20+ family movie nights
33. Blog a minimum of two times per week per blog (http://biddlebuzz.com & http://southerngirlsstand.com)
34. Sing the National Anthem
35. Rock Climbing (Even if it is inside on one of the "pretend" rocks)
36.Open a business
37. Attend a Writer's Workshop
38. Take a dance class
39. Create a Chore and Punishment Chart for the kids and STICK to it!
40. Work with a Non-Profit Organization or Charity for combat vets and families, again
41. Sing loud and dance with kids
42. Send at least 100 random "thinking about you" cards/letters
43. Eat a NYC hotdog from the corner cart in NYC
44. Take Kevin to Alaska. This is somewhere he has always wanted to go
45. Take a family trip to Sea World in Orlando
46. For one month, blog daily about something I am grateful for
47. Write a letter to someone I admire
48. Hold a baby alligator
49. Attend a University of Florida football game
50. Learn a new word everyday for a month
51. Drop down 2 pant sizes
52. Make a quilt from 31 swatches
53. Have a 10 year anniversary party
54. Learn to say "no" without feeling guilty
55. Write a book
56. Get published
57. Donate clothes to a women's shelter
58. Let go of the individuals that bring me down
59. Have a girls weekend away
60. Have a "me" day - spa day
61. Take up photography
62. Volunteer with the kids at a nursing home
63. Take gifts to children at a children's hospital.
64. Make a difference in someone's life
65. Play the violin again
66. Go to the Grand Ole Opry
67. Start school, working towards a degree in Marketing
68. Design a new website
69. Organize my office
70. Learn to play chess
71. Have a date day with each kid, one on one
72. Let me children know just how much I love them
73. Travel/road trip up the east coast
74. Add videos of me talking on my blog
75. Take the kids tubing
76. Paint a picture
77. Face a fear and blog about it
78. Go boar hunting
79. Take kids to a Braves Game
80. Read 75 books
81. Go to a shooting range
82. Attend Thirty-One National Conference as a Director
83. Attend Thirty-One National Conference as a Senior Director
84. Make 1 Saturday a month a day dedicated to my children
85. Take a photo of my children everyday for 4 months
86. See an alligator
87. Attend a Blog Conference
88. Take a self-defense class
89. Buy a house sitting on land
90. Complete a 365 day photo project and share on my blog
91. Write a letter to each one of my children expressing lessons learned in life
92. Become more confident in myself
93. Invest a little money into stocks
94. Encourage someone else to make a list
95. Open a Savings Account for each child
96. Volunteer after a National Disaster
97. Horseback riding on the beach
98. Hold 5 Fundraisers for charities/NPO's
99. Host a monthly giveaway on my blog for 6+ months
100. Pay $10 for every goal I don't complete to a Charity or NPO
101. Make a 101 list before this one is over 09/27/2015

My Original Post: http://www.southerngirlsstand.com/2013/01/101-in-1001-days-my-bucket-list.html

Now, are you ready to start yours? Have you written one? If so, just share the link below and I will link your blog to this one!!!
Bloggers who are sharing their Bucket Lists:

Thanks to Kristle Helmuth for starting this on her blog, Pretend Like it's the Weekend and to Torrey Shannon for motivating me even more with her Bucket List blog post at Torrey Shannon.
Additional Bloggers:
Pam - A Glimpse into My Life
Elle - i’mnotsurewhattocallthis
Aimee Taylor -  “A Patient Heart”

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