Sunday, March 05, 2006

101 Things in 1001 days

It's official. Today I begin the 101 Things in 1001 Days adventure! I have to tell you it was hard to come up with my list. I wanted to create a list that would lead me to December 1, 2008 thinking, wow, I'm so thrilled that I did all of that! I learned so much, I accomplished so much and I experienced so much. I plan on doing regular updates on my progress, assuming that my progress is regular (hehe). Shannon's doing it too. Feel free to join in the fun! What 101 things would you do?

Jamie's 101 Things in 1001 Days
Start date: March 5, 2006
End date: December 1, 2008
Completed tasks: 46

  1. Pay off my student loan (completed October 24, 2006)
  2. Get my Nia Blue Belt (completed November 9, 2006)
  3. In winter, bundle up and have hot chocolate on the deck at midnight
  4. Find/create a special place for my journals and photo albums
  5. Go to fFida (completed August 18, 2006)
  6. Get vent in kitchen taken care of (completed December 14, 2006)
  7. Run a workshop for young women
  8. Create cards
  9. Deposit change (Done. Can you believe we had $500? That's now in our travel fund)
  10. Do a spa treatment I've never done before
  11. Find a mentor (Though really she found me. Completed March 28, 2007)
  12. Go on a nature walk
  13. Finish 2 kitchen windows (completed June 2, 2006)
  14. Get a pair of rubber boots and go for a walk in the rain (completed July 21, 2008)
  15. Go horseback riding
  16. Have a meaningful conversation with my Dad (completed August 9, 2006 - amazing)
  17. Invite people over for a meal 6 times, starting with Mom (6/6 complete. Mom over for dinner April 16, 2006, Beth, Mom and Shannon over for Easter April 8, 2007, Mom & Shannon for Christmas dinner, my Father-in-Law Jan 8, 2008, Mom & Shannon Jan 26, 2008)
  18. Leave my day job (completed August 15, 2006)
  19. Participate in the Take Back the Night Walk
  20. Get my charts done (completed January 8, 2007)
  21. Create and fill an art journal (completed July 23, 2006)
  22. Become a Reiki Master
  23. Take 100 Nia classes (completed 38/100)
  24. Have my taxes up to date (completed August 31, 2006)
  25. Take my vitamins every day for a month (completed April 20, 2006)
  26. Go for a high tea
  27. FOH lighting working (completed December 11, 2006)
  28. Take a tai chi class
  29. Go on a spa retreat
  30. Send Justin a present at work
  31. Create bookmarks
  32. No bare bulbs on the main floor or upstairs (in process - only 3 lights left to do)
  33. Go to 10 new restaurants (complete: Cafe Luxembourg, La Brouette, Simon's Wok, Urban Thai Bistro, The Rectory, Jawny Bakers, Grenadier Cafe and Teahouse, 7Numbers, The Artful Dodger, Armadillo Texas Grill)
  34. Get my CPR certification (completed March 17, 2006)
  35. See fireworks
  36. Create and keep a spell/prayer/magic book (completed July 23, 2006. Combined with #21)
  37. Get new glasses (completed June 29, 2006)
  38. Throw a party
  39. Get front of house painted
  40. Send 3 spontaneous gifts (1/3 sent)
  41. Plant a tree (completed April 4, 2006 - counting the Mock Orange as a tree)
  42. Go vegetarian for a week (January 1-8, 2007)
  43. Get Aveda conditioner (completed April 20, 2006)
  44. Have an article published
  45. Take a session with an Alexander Technique Practitioner
  46. Have the driveway done
  47. Run a special event
  48. Try a trapeze
  49. Be TV-free for a week
  50. Go into a store that intimidates me (completed November 1, 2006)
  51. Run a collage workshop (completed Jan 13, 2008)
  52. Make piragi (completed Boxing Day 2006)
  53. Go to a comedy show (Jan 18, 2008)
  54. Go computer-free for a weekend (Completed Oct 13 & 14)
  55. Go to the zoo
  56. Participate in a spiritual ritual (completed October 26, 2006 for Samhain)
  57. Join a networking group
  58. Pay monthly bills through my own business income (completed Sept 30, 2006)
  59. Become a certified co-active coach (completed April 18, 2006)
  60. Replace the front door
  61. Play Bingo
  62. Put together 1 awesome outfit for each season (in progress: 1/4 completed: fall 2006)
  63. Read all nominated books for the Giller Prize 2006 (in progress, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures read, DeNiro's Game read, read The Perfect Circle)
  64. Throw a dance party
  65. Go to Punta Cana (cancelled)
  66. Run a celebration workshop (in progress, booked to give Celebration workshop at JustBe... Connected in 2007 - cancelled)
  67. Replace coffee and end tables (Completed December 2007.)
  68. Fingerpaint (completed August 23, 2006)
  69. Go to a movie by myself on a weekday afternoon (Completed August 24, 2006)
  70. Speak at an event
  71. Watch the sunrise
  72. Make breakfast cookies
  73. Send 100 appreciation notes (completed 24/100)
  74. Take a puppetry class
  75. Run an "on your own path" group
  76. Take the cats to the vet (completed March 10, 2006)
  77. Visit Suzie
  78. Take a class with Justin (completed March 17, 2007)
  79. Go to 3 Toronto public gardens or parks (completed 2/3, went to the Toronto Music Garden and High Park)
  80. Go to an outdoor Shakespeare performance
  81. Throw an art activity party
  82. Work through Pencil Dancing
  83. Go for an early morning walk in my neighbourhood
  84. Try reflexology
  85. Teach a Nia class (complete May 10, 2007)
  86. Watch all unwatched movies or give them away
  87. Go to Old Montreal with Justin
  88. Get window coverings in kitchen (in progress, blinds bought July 5, 2007 and one has been put up. Though that does officially count, I'm going to wait until their up before calling this complete. Second blind is up Nov 18, 2007. )
  89. Take a Feldenkrais class (completed December 2, 2006)
  90. Make a piece of art and hang it in the living room
  91. Get moisturizer from aesthetician (completed April 13, 2006)
  92. Visit Jason
  93. Find 7 new allies (completed April 7, 2006)
  94. Volunteer for an event
  95. See a Soulpepper show (completed August 19, 2006)
  96. Go to the AGO by myself
  97. Take a class at OCAD
  98. Get a thai yoga massage (completed August 9, 2006)
  99. Go hot-air ballooning
  100. Take an expressive arts workshop (completed February 24, 2006)
  101. Give myself 15 minutes of chair-and-stare time a day for a month (completed April 22, 2006)

12 comments:

chest of drawers said...

That is an awesome list!!!
I am amazed at how often dancing and movement is mentioned. I looked at NIA and I wish it were possible to do it here in my area. Yoga is the next best thing so maybe I´ll give that a try.
Please send me your address, (to kangoo1@gmx.at). I was at the gardening center last week and I picked up some Liebstöckl seeds for you to sow in your garden.

megg said...

WOW, great list!! One neat part of it is that it helped me get to know you even better! I love you list & I can't wait to hear about all of your adventures as you check things off!! Will you have a countdown on your site?! I think that you are so brave to be taking this leap!

Lorena said...

You are at the verge of something great, no doubt about that! I enjoyed your blog and your web site. Thanks for sharing!

Laini Taylor said...

What a fun list to make! So inspiring! Do you have it printed out somewhere you will see it? Do you have a goal of how many things you have to accomplish a month? (It kind of reminds me of the list on My Name is Earl, but more fun! You should carry it around in your front shirt pocket like he does, and tick things off with a little pencil nub when you do them. Or not.) I have a feeling if I tried to make a list like this I'd get very fanciful and put wacky things on it I'd never do. 101 is a lot of things! All the best with this!

liz elayne said...

this is incredible. i love this! you are so inspiring girl.
i have just learned about nia - they are starting a class at my teacher's studio in seattle. it sounds fantastic.
i hope you keep us posted on your progress.

sutrasweetie said...

Jamie- I tried to create a list of 101 things and got stuck at 57. I think I will do 57 in 1001 days (maybe that way I will actually get it done)

Sacred Suzie said...

Jamie, I am thoroughly impressed at how much you have already accomplished! You are doing amazing.

Karen Beth said...

This is such a great exercise and a great list too! It is so good to have goals and ambitions. I love this!

MAHIMA said...

JAMIE!
I ENJOYED READING THROUGH YOUR LIST. ITS INTERESTING AND INSPIRING.
AND WE HAVE SOME THINGS IN COMMON: LIKE MASSAGE AND INTUITIVE ARTS, AND EXPRESSIVE ARTS,AND NIA, AND REIKI AND ART JOURNALS.
AND I AM HUGELY INSPIRED BY OTHER ITEMS ON YOUR LIST: LIKE THE APPRECIATION CARDS AND MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE WHO MEANS A LOT.
THANKS FOR SHARING IT!
I DID THIS 1001 DAYS SOME YEARS BACK AND IT HELPED MOTIVATE ME TO REALLY ACHIEVE A LOT.
NOW I'M DOING IT AGAIN.
MY LIST IS AT
http://meetmahima.wordpress.com/life-list/
AND I'VE LINKED YOU TO IT WHERE I'VE LISTED OTHER PEOPLE WITH LIFE LISTS.

BehindTheMoon said...

Hi ! Very nice list ! I hope you will be able to do everything you wrote, I know it’s difficult, but that’s why it’s so nice :)
If you want to see my own list in french (sorry for my English, I’m french…) it is here : 101 choses / 1001 jours > La liste
And good luck !

miss bunny said...

Hey Jamie!!!

You're inspiring me, i think i'll try to make my list as well. It will take me so much time just to figure out what i want to be on that list!!

I love the meaningful conversation with your dad thing. I had one with my dad not so long ago and it feels amazing..but now i can't use it on my list!!!

i'll work on my list as soon as i get home, feel free to come by here http://bestofworlds.canalblog.com to see if i got started (i'll do it both in French and in English, because i have some friends in the US who don't speak french and i want them to understand what i'm saying, (by the way i'm french), so you'll be able to understand everything...but maybe you're fluent in french and i'm just assuming something wrong...)
keep up the good work!!
E.

1,000 Faces of MotherHenna said...

What an incredible idea! It's interesting to come into this picture part way through your process with this list. Congrats on your adventurous heart and for sharing your journey with us. I will definitely follow the rest of this year!

Miracles to you!
k-