101 in 1001

101in1001
I am going to participate in the 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge that was started by Day Zero
The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
Tasks must be specific (i.e., no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e., 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.
The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (i.e., no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e., represent some amount of work on my part).
Start Date:
2/8/13
End Date:
11/6/15
*Italicized goals are in progress, goals that have a strike through are complete.
The Goals: 

1. Start Advertising on my blog so I can say I’m ACTUALLY a semi-professional blogger

2. Open my business
3. Finish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series
4. Run a half marathon
5. Run our local 5k (for our city)
6. Run the Tough Mudder at least one more time
7. Run a 9 minute mile
8. create at least one sewing pattern from scratch (May 2013)
9. Apply for my VTS when eligible (2015)
10. Learn HTML and CSS coding well enough to be able to modify my own site
11. Purchase and master the art of Photoshop (PS Elements and almost mastered)
12. Buy a brand new car (not used)
13. Be credit card debt free
14. Be completely debt free (aside from mortgage)
15. Put down payment on our property
16. Hand make all of the gifts we give for at least one Christmas
17. Finish our wedding album
18. Agree on a picture for the living room wall
19. Tile entry way and tread stairs (March 2013)
20. Tile second floor of our house (March 2013)
21. Re-do at least one bathroom
22. Finish the remaining books (that have been released so far) of the Women’s Murder Club series
23. Read Betty Whites autobiography
24. Read at least 3 additional books from my reading list (finished one so far!)
25.  Sponsor at least one giveaway for a fellow blogger   (agreed to sponsor 2!)
26. Finish a professional Media Kit PDF to send out to companies for sponsorship (May 2013)
27. Reach 500 FB Followers
28. Reach 500 Twitter Followers
29. Reach 500 Pinterest Followers (August 2013)
30. Make a Flavicon for my blog  (have made it, but can’t get it to load)
31. Try making my own candles
32. Try making gel air fresheners
33. Make my own dishwasher detergent (April 2013)
34.  Take one of A Boy’s old shirts and repurpose it into something I would wear (May 2013)
35. Make one quilt
36. Buy (or make) a lovely sitting bench for our balcony so I can finally sit outside in the summer
37. Keep my little garden alive for one more summer so I can justify trying to grow basil
38. Paint the kitchen cabinets   ReDid Cabinets instead
39. Re-make dresser so that it matches our furniture
40. Get new bed frame
41. Get a full sized ironing board
42. Start composting (harder than it sounds, we have no backyard)
43. Create an address list that is easy to update in Excel (find everyone’s addresses first)
44. Go on at least one mutual vacation with husband that requires us to fly somewhere (May 2013)
45. Use my Passport at least one more time
46. Make my own curtains for the whole house
47. Finish the attic
48. Get garage work bench (can I make that on my own?)
49. Paint upstairs hallway (have had paint for six months!)
50. Scrapbook our trip to Europe
51. Take at least one hot yoga class
52. Get a pet gerbil
53. Donate money to the Fisher House Projects
54. Donate money to the Wounded Warrior Project
55. Attend a blogging conference
56. Attend an out of state veterinary conference
57. Pet a penguin
58. Swim with dolphins
59. Read all of the books I own that I have never read (started 2/15/13)
60. Have one day that I spend doing nothing but relaxing
61. Apply for scholarships to go back to college
62. Start scheduling tweets for while I’m at my day job
63. Start scheduling FB post for while I’m at my day job
64. Leave a 50% tip
65. Make any 5 things off of Pinterest and blog about it. (Have made, but not blogged)
66. Visit a state I’ve never been to
67. Have a no computer, no cell phone weekend with the hubby
68. Meet up with friends once a month
69. Attend our co-workers’/friends’ dinner the next three times asked
70. Go on three “free” dates with my husband
71. Walk the dogs with my husband once a month for a whole year
72. Learn to surf
73. Go on a weekend trip with the husband (May 2013)
74. Make an emergency kit for my car
75. Go whale watching
76. Build something wood from scratch
77. Create a better filing system for business (Aug 2013)
78. Track blog expenses better
79. Write an article for AWN
80. Make enough money from ad space to break even on blog expenses (May 2013)
81. Participate in a link up every week for a month (Aug 2013)
82. Complete 31 Days of Blogging
83. Read a series of books that is more than 5 books long.  Read them all. (started 3/1/13)
84. Make Husband a Zombie Survival gift
85. Make my own Christmas cards to send out one year
86. Hand make an anniversary present for A Boy one year
87. Get the house “green” enough to drop our electricity bill
88. Cut our grocery bill in half using coupons
89. Clip coupons every weekend for 2 months (Restarted April 22nd)
90. Make a coffee table book out of our own photo’s
91. Scrapbook our life (a timeline)
92. Have a dinner party with at least 2 guests where I cook the entire thing (Dinner for 8 Aug 2013)
93. Go skydiving
94. Participate in a charity run
95. Visit at least one military friend stationed out of state
96. Get business cards made
97. Sew a dress for myself
98. Go to a concert (can be music or comedy)  (May 2013)
99. Have a girls’ weekend where they stay the night or I stay the night somewhere else
100. Go an entire week without eating out at all
101. Actually complete ALL 101 items on this list