Tuesday, October 23, 2007

101 in 1001

Ok, so this was the real impetus for this blog. I could have gone on and on dreaming about my website/blog and thinking every day "man, this would make a funny post" and not doing anything about it. But then I heard about 101 in 1001, and it seemed like the perfect time and way to pin myself down and actually start doing some of the things I had been thinking about for so long.

Here's the scoop on 101 in 1001: You create a list of 101 things that you want to accomplish over the next 1001 days (roughly 2.75 years). The goals should be clearly defined and easily measurable (so, although a noble goal, nothing like "make the world a better place;" rather, you have to think about how, specifically, you want to make the world a better place, like volunteering at a homeless shelter or donating $xx to charity.) They should also be stretching--putting "do laundry" would not really challenge me much and thus would not really be much of an accomplishment (there are those weeks, though, I admit, where that is a big accomplishment!).

So my 1001 days started October 19, 2007, and will end on July 16, 2010. As I accomplish the things on my list, I'll post about each small victory! I've recently been reminded how tenuous life can be, how everything you thought you'd established can change in the blink of an eye. So I'm refocusing on every happy moment in my life, no matter how great or small it is. In this way I hope to keep some perspective on what really matters and learn to let the other stuff go.

If you're interested in starting your own 101 in 1001 list, this website is a great way to get started and gather ideas, and you can use this website to calculate your end date.

To your journeys,


Tabatha said...

Good luck on your 1001 journey! You've inspired all the nesties (including myself) to start the process! (:


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