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updating Gloria’s 101 in 1001

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It’s been a while since I updated my blog and I’ve realized I still am doing my 101 in 1001 days.  So I guess after just under a year. I have completed… 35 tasks and 31 tasks in progress I think that’s pretty good for now.  I wonder what the new year will bring. 

101 in 1001    

Why 1001 Days?
As this gives more of a  realistic timeline as it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

MY LIST
Start Date: January 10, 2009
End: October 9, 2011
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Completed: Blue
In Process: Red
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Things to Learn:
1. Learn 500 new words in Hebrew
2. Learn 500 new words in Italian
3. Learn 500 new words in French
4. Learn basic phrases in 5 languages
5. Learn a new word each day for 6 months
6. Learn something new
7. Learn how to improve your memory
8. Learn to play piano again
9. Learn the lyrics to 5 songs
10. Take a dance class

Watch & Read:
11. Watch 100 new movies (77/100)
12. See 10 foreign films (4/10)
13. Watch 50 documentaries (26/50)
14. Read 10 classic novels (8/10)

15. Read a new book every month for 6 months (6/6)

Food:
16. Eat five things that I’ve never tried before (1/5)
17. Learn how to make two different cultural meals (0/2)
18. Learn how to cook 12 new recipes (1/12)
19. Bake bread 5 times (1/5)
20. Make cookbook/recipe cards of my favorite recipes
21. Cook a full meal for my family at least 10 times (8/10)
22. Eat regular portions of  fruits/vegetables for 1 month
23. Go a month without any fast food
24. Take a cooking class 

Health & Fitness:
25. Get in shape
26. Get better posture
27. Learn how to decrease water retention in my legs
28. Go walking/jogging every morning for a month
29. Get up every morning before 8 am for a month
30. Consistently work out 3x a week for a month
31. Stretching exercise for legs and hips every morning for a month
32. Be able to do 75 push-ups in a row
33. Do 50 sit-ups each day for a month
34. Learn about herbal remedies
35. Drink 6 glasses of water everyday for 2 months
36. Take Quinary 5 times a week for 6 months
37. Brush teeth 3 times a day for a month
38. Floss teeth 2 times a day for a month
39. Grow my nails for 1 month

Things I’d like to do:
40. Keep a journal for a month
41. Sleep under the stars
42. Watch the sun set & rise
43. Go outside and lie on the grass
44. Grow something
45. Pass on a nugget of knowledge to someone
46. See what’s happening in your community
47. Be a better listener
48. Become a mentor
49. Help an elderly neighbor with their housework
50. Have a favorite joke
51. Try surfing
52. Ride a Vespa

53. Dance in the rain
54. Take pictures in a photo booth at the mall
55. Make 5 new friends
56. Surprise a friend with an unexpected visit
57. Make a craft with my nephew each month (5/12)
58.  Learn how to make jewelry
59.  Try pottery

Spiritual:
60. Pray each morning and night for 3 months
61. Read the Bible each day for 3 months
62. Memorize a scripture every two weeks for 6 months

63. Find an accountability partner
64. Write short bible verses on 10 rocks with a sharpie and throw them back on the beach
65. Start up a woman’s bible study
66. Learn about 5 different religions (0/5)

Gifts & Letters:
67. Give 10 “just because” gifts (2/10)
68.Write handwritten letters to 10 people (1/10)
69. Send bookmark & letter to Zia Germana
70. Send 12 postcards (12/12)
71. Send 12 text messages (12/12)

Things to own:
72. Get a new hairbrush
73. Buy new sunglasses (check out best shape)
74. Buy new jeans

75. Be more socially responsible in the things I buy
76. Buy something special for myself

Things I should do:
77. Do three things that ’scare’ me, or push me out of my comfort level (3/3)
78. Create a list of 50 things that I like about myself
79.  Create a list of 50 things that make me happy
80.  Tell someone you love them

81. Back down from every possible fight, especially with parents
82. Reconnect with an old friend
83. Spend one evening a week without watching TV or using the PC
84. go offline for a week
85. go off facebook for one month

Travel:
86. Go to Greece
87. Visit the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens
88. Visit 5 countries (5/5)

Organization:
89. Organize and delete unwanted photos
90. Back up my files and photos on the computer every 2 months
91. Construct an address book
92. Write an entry for each of the 101 tasks completed. (20/101)

Volunteer & Good deeds:
93. For every incomplete task after 1001 days, donate $5 to a Charity
94. Volunteer each month
95. Do 10 random acts of kindness (3/10)
96. Plant a tree

Work & Finances:
97. Look up job fit opportunities
98. Decide on a career and work towards it
99. Check out how to work in Europe
100.  Help sister see what’s needed to start-up design business
101. Help mom see what’s needed to start-up wine/food business

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Written by gloriastarr

December 29, 2009 at 3:10 am

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