Wednesday, July 09, 2008

101 Things in 1001 Days ~ Update

It's been a long time since I've posted about my 101 Things in 1001 Days adventure! I'm less than 5 months to the finish line and just about 50% done. I feel great though because so far this list has inspired me to get done 50 cool things and there's still time to finish them up.

There are some that I might create substitutions for. For example, put participate in the Take Back the Night walk on my list. I realize the key for me is to stand up and be counted on an issue I believe in, so I may find another way to do that. And because I'm a strong believer in closure, I've decided that for every item that I don't complete, I will donate $1 to charity. In the meantime, I'm going to print up my undones and get into action!

Jamie's 101 Things in 1001 Days
Start date: March 5, 2006
End date: December 1, 2008
Completed tasks: 50

  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 (completed April, 2007)
  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 (completed April 2007)
  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 (half completed Nov 2, 2007)
  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 50/100)
  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: 2/4 completed: fall 2006, spring 2008)
  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 - This became Circe's Circle (completed, January 2007)
  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 (complete May 2007)
  88. Get window coverings in kitchen (Complete. blinds bought July 5, 2007 and one has been put up. Second blind is up Nov 18, 2007. Justin would rather a different solution for the third window)
  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)


Joecole86 said...

Interesting list. What would you say is the most important thing that you accomplished durng this?

traveler one said...

You've done such an awesome job of accomplishing SO much! And some of the things still left on the list are very do-able!

Sacred Suzie said...

Holy cow Jamie, some of those are huge things! Way to go on getting half of your list done, that is super impressive. I love that you are going to donate money for the stuff you don't do, what a beautiful way to complete the process and help the universe out.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jamie...i can help with doing one thing on your list in a most spectacular way....if you and jason would like to come up on Labour Day....i will take you out to watch the big fireworks on the water at truely is the only way to see them....Glen

megg said...

Jamie - some of this is SO incredible! Well done, you! I am so inspired. I think I need to make a list. I also have been reading Style Statement - inspired by you! - I'm not finished yet, but I think I have an idea where it's all going. Thank you for all of the good things you are making me do - even from afar!!


Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Congratulations Jamie, you have gotten so much done off your list - woohoo! I need to revisit mine as well, who knew that 1001 would go by so fast?

Anonymous said...

I must appologise to many "Js"...sorry