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101 in 1001

Not your ordinary Bucket List.

Random Rainforest Quote

Based on the novel concept developed by Michael Green, 101 in 1001 refines and organizes the familiar ‘bucket list’ by placing a time limit and requiring specificity of the tasks placed on the list.

Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Simply select 101 specific items that you plan to complete within 2.75 years or 1001 days. I like the idea of structure for the bucket list, as it tends to grow into a jumbled list of  un accomplished hopes and dreams. That just plain sucks.

The list, organized into categories. Progression of each task will look like this:

To Be Completed

IN PROGRESS

COMPLETED

Suggested categories are listed below. Please note that this is still a work in progress. The official list will début August 20, 2011.

These activities are in no particular order:

1 Attend five plays
2 Attend five operas
     Pheadra
3 Climb Kilimanjaro TANZANIA
4 Build a relationship with a capable financial adviser
Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over
7 Run a half marathon
8 Run a marathon
9 Cook a Thanksgiving dinner
10 Go to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
11 Kiss someone in the rain
12 Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
13 See the Northern Lights
14 Eliminate non-fitting clothing from my wardrobe
15 Read 10 books
      One Day – David Nicholls
      Full Black – Brad Thor
16 Travel to see Northern Lights
17 Go to the movies once a month
18 Visit 5 museums
19 Try a new recipe every month for a year
20 Bake and decorate cupcakes
21 Pay off all debt
22 Fall in love
23 Attend 5 ballet
24 Attend 5 Broadway shows
25 Send flowers to someone
26 Revisit local gardens/arboretums
27 Write all my bad memories on paper, burn this paper afterwards
28 Don’t complain about anything for a week
29 Attend a live taping of a TV show
30 Go on a road trip
31 Make a wish at 11:11 on November 11, 2011
32 Go skydiving
33 Go to 5 different museums
34 Visit 5 states I’ve never been to
35 Use this time to seriously lay plans to carry out 3 pie in the sky wishes
36 Swim with dolphins
37 Spend a Christmas sans family
38 Send Thank You notes for good service
39 Dance in the rain with someone
40 Ride in a hot air balloon
41Pay myself $30 for every task completed on the list
42 Acquire better organizational skills
43 Make a pie on Pi day
44 Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”
45 Write a personal mission statement
46 Send a postcard via Postagram once a month
47 Reorganize the house one room at a time
48 Attend a State Fair
49 Paint the Kitchen
50 Make homemade ice cream
51 Plant a tree in a special place that I will always be able to visit
52 Try 5 foreign food restaurants
53 Go on a retreat
54 Update my résumé
55 Work on master degree
56 Go a month without buying anything that isn’t a necessity
57 Create a Christmas eve menu
58 Buy a lottery ticket
59 Buy a whole new wardrobe
60 Carve or write name somewhere permanent
61 Build a working relationship with a tailor
62 Assemble an emergency kit for the house
63 Make a retirement plan
64Visit Redwood National and State Parks CALIFORNIA
65 Go to a live concert
66 Write a living will
67 Get an article published in a magazine or newspaper
68 Create a new wardrobe for myself
69 Make full faith effort to reconnect with old friends
70 Bake a yule log
71 Do something completely out of my comfort zone
72 See Niagara Falls NEW YORK
73 Jump off stratosphere
74 Become fluent in Lightroom
75 Identify 100 things that make me happy
76 Run a 10K race
77 Decorate my bedroom
78 Take a cooking class
79 Find the perfect pair of jeans
80 Become a better public speaker
81 Go to the seaside
82 Host a fondue party
83 Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
84 Buy flowers for myself for no reason
85 Make soap
86 Write up my own personal history
87 Watch the sunrise
88 Develop an alternative source of income
89 Spend one weekend with only my music, art and books. “Unplug”
90 Bake cupcakes
91 Develop a better skin care routine
92 Celebrate an obscure holiday
93 Go to the top of the Empire State Building NEW YORK
94 Paint the bathroom
95 Appear in a film as an extra
96 Create a strategic life plan
97 Research/start investment plan; start retirement fund
98 Build network of people who will help with goals
99 Have a picnic
100 Surround myself with positive people
101 Make a list of things I like about myself