101 in 1001

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

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).

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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities. I guess it’s pretty much like a bucket list, but with a time frame 🙂

(18/101) as of 21 April, 2017

Started August 10, 2015
To be completed June 5, 2018
Completed | In Progress

The 101 list:

  1. Travel Europe
  2. Go fishing
  3. Learn Maltese to the point of speaking it fluently
  4. Learn basic Serbian
  5. Ride in a hot air balloon
  6. Go parasailing (preferably in Malta)
  7. Do a weekend wine tasting tour in the Hunter Valley          Surprise birthday weekend 30/07/2016 – Helicopter ride
  8. Go to Japan and eat Japanese food
  9. Read one book a month for 6 months
  10. Record recipes of all of mum’s cooking and collate them into a book
  11. Plan and map out a family history book with a vision to publish it
  12. Get creative, be inspired and paint a series on canvas
  13. Go camping          Family camping trip to Windeyer, Mudgee NSW 11/9/15 – 13/9/15
  14. Buy a house          11 April 2017
  15. Learn calligraphy
  16. Make a cloth doll for my God daughter
  17. Go for a bush walk at Wentworth Falls
  18. No fast food for three months
  19. Make a quilt
  20. Make a photo book of my Malta Trip 2013 & 2015
  21. See a show at the Sydney Opera House
  22. Climb the Harbour Bridge
  23. Visit/climb the Eiffel Tower
  24. America/Canada trip with him
  25. Meet my weight goal and maintain
  26. Learn how to make lace
  27. Write a biography on my life to incorporate in my family history book
  28. Do the City 2 Surf
  29. Complete Certificate IV in Frontline Management         Completed 15/12/16
  30. Be his personal tour guide in Malta
  31. Digitise my childhood photos
  32. For one month, stretch every day, set of squats & set of sit ups – try and keep it up as a daily thing past a month
  33. Collate a heap of posno recipes and create a posno recipe book
  34. Take 101 black and white photos over a period of 6 months and create a photo book
  35. Romantic weekend trip with him
  36. Get engaged/married
  37. Save four months of salary          
  38. Minimise – De-clutter my room, get rid of things I haven’t used in the last 6 months         08/01/2017 moved out of home
  39. See the Northern Lights
  40. Become a member of the local library again         21/01/2016
  41. Buy an external drive and back up all my important files
  42. Prepare lunch for work for a month straight          Since we moved out in Jan ’17
  43. Ski         Snow trip July 2016
  44. Go to Ellis Island
  45. Grow a herb garden + strawberries & grapes          Herbs; basil & parsley Feb ’17
  46. Collate all my designs made over the years into one folder
  47. Create a feature wall in a room with matching home decor
  48. Create a colourful flower garden bed
  49. Join the gym and go regularly          15/04/2016
  50. Research up to 6 generations on dad’s side of the family         Found up to 10 generations!  26/06/2016
  51. Learn how to make dad’s Maltese sausages & document the recipe
  52. Visit Pompeii & Herculaneum
  53. Get up earlier for a month and exercise        May 2016
  54. Learn how to cook intricate/traditional Maltese/Serbian dishes
  55. Visit an UNESCO World Heritage site outside of Malta
  56. Visit Dragan’s birthplace
  57. Look into buying property in Malta
  58. Make a budget and stick to it for 12 months
  59. Hire a moped in Europe
  60. Give up your time to help someone else
  61. Eat at Osteria Francescana in Italy (Massimo Bottura)
  62. Eat waffles in Belgium
  63. Eat snails in France
  64. Eat Pizza in Italy
  65. Eat a banquet dinner with wine in Barcelona
  66. Pre-wedding/post-wedding photoshoot in Malta & Serbia
  67. Say ‘yes’ for a whole day
  68. Be more involved in the Maltese Community
  69. Learn more about Serbian culture
  70. Create a long-term healthier eating plan and maintain
  71. Order and eat a Tomahawk
  72. Create a long-term budget/saving plan        Saving with him April 2016
  73. Give up coffee for a month
  74. Give up carbs for a month
  75. Cook chilli mud crab
  76. Send my mum flowers        Her birthday 16/03/2016 + 16/03/2017
  77. Finish my ‘Dad’ book and give it to him
  78. Watch the sunset in Dwejra
  79. More picnics
  80. Make pastizzi from scratch
  81. Go on a Mediterranean cruise
  82. Write my will
  83. Go to a winery in the Barossa
  84. Go to a winery in Gozo
  85. Do a burlesque dancing class
  86. Dance lesson with him
  87. Map out a plan with prompts to write more posts on my blog on a regular basis
  88. Keep a journal on our Europe trip
  89. Go to church more often
  90. Pray more
  91. Give three ‘just because’ gifts
  92. Make ice cream
  93. Get my wisdom teeth pulled out
  94. Take a spontaneous road trip         Bronte Beach, Sydney to watch the sunrise 16/01/2016
  95. Take a trip to anywhere in Australia you haven’t been before with him
  96. Organise a family weekend away          31/3/17-2/4/17  Central Coast with his family ❤
  97. Watch a movie that you have never seen that he likes
  98. Learn basic French
  99. Take him to see a live game of some sort          Wanderers first game of the season 2016
  100. Get lost in another country with him
  101. Look into studying something related to law
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