Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Making Progress

Wayyyy back in the beginning of 2012 I created a long list of 101 things that I wanted to do in the next 1001 days. Well like a lot of goal setters I wrote the list, but I didn't come up with a real plan of attack to complete the goals. See here is my long list, feel free to skip to the bottom and not read every single one of my goals, unless you are like me and like to see everything someone is interested in doing...

Starting date: 1/1/2012
Half way date : 5/16/2013
Ending date: 9/28/2014
Completed: 16.5/101
In Progress: 9/101

Items in RED have been completed. Items in GREEN are in progress.

1. Blog about my thrifty outfits 33 times. (2/33)
2. Get a massage.
3. Keep hands and feet maintained with a manicure/pedicure. (1/5)
4. Clean email inbox and organize with folders.
5. Take a photography class to get better at photography
6. Go to the Ikea store
7. Go to the spa with my mom.
8. Buy a designer purse (purchased a Coach purse from the outlet stores)
9. Go to a concert.
10. Visit 3 museums.
11. Floss daily for 30 days
12. Keep my car clean every day for 6 months in a row (0/6)
13. Strengthen existing friendships and make others.
14. Get a facial.
15. Back up all of my pictures onto an external hard drive.
16. See The Nutcracker during Christmas.
17. Successfully complete graduate school.
18. Read 30 books not related to school (7/30) Hunger Games Series (3books), 50 Shades of Grey (3books), The Kitchen House,

19. Go to Sunday morning service 4 times in one month.
20. Start having a quiet prayer time daily.
21. Get involved in a small group at church.
22. Read the Bible, cover to cover.
23. Send cards to family and friends at least 45 times (0/45)
24. Pay for the person behind me in a drive-thru.
25. Perform 100 random acts of kindness for strangers. (1/100)  
  • Got out of my car in the rain to allow someone into the parking deck at work who had misplaced their swipe card
26. Take my aunt and mom for a mani/pedi
27. Invite our friends/neighbors over to our home three times. (0/3)
28. Volunteer locally. (0/5)
29. Make a meal for a family that has had a loss or had a baby.
30. Hit 140 pounds and maintain (give or take 5 pounds).
31. Work out at least three times a week for 6 weeks (0/6)
32. Drink at least 6 cups of water a day for 30 days in a row.(0/30)
33. Take vitamins every day for 30 days in a row (0/30).
34. Do my morning facial routine for a month. (0/30)
35. Do my nightly facial routine for a month. (0/30)
36. Complete a 5K (Color me Rad in October 2013)
37. Finish 101 in 1001 with 3 months of income.
38. Make a realistic budget and follow every month.
39. Finish 101 in 1001 with a better credit score.
40. Pay off all credit cards
41. Start and stick with Dave Ramsey's envelope system.
42. Only eat fast food or at restaurants once a week (at most).
43. Sell something on craigslist
44. Sell something on ebay.
45. Take a weekend trip (Asheville NC in October 2013)
46. Go to a drive in movie
47. Host a game night.
48. Get back involved with Sorority events.
49. Take a nice vacation (Bahamas in September 2013)
50. Go to a Carolina basketball game
51. Take family pictures
52. Play with Ayden each day for at least 20 minutes for one month (0/30)
53. Get a headstone for Alana's grave.
54. Visit my dad at least 6 times (2/6)
55. Send out Christmas Cards by December 5th every year. (0/2)
56. Get involved in the PTA at little mans school.
57. Go white water rafting again.
58. Paint all baseboards.
59. Update light fixtures in kitchen, dining, living room, entryway, and bedrooms.
60. Follow cleaning schedule for 2 months (0/2)
61. Buy a new bath rug for the master bath.
62. Decorate master bathroom.
63. Decorate guest bedroom.
64. Create a compost bin.
65. Create an "office" space
66. Change out the big mirror in the master bathroom to 2 framed mirrors.
67. Landscaping in the front and back yard.
68. Hang a picture collage (kitchen)
69. Add Board and Batten treatment to master bathroom
70. Organize master bedroom closet
71. Organize little mans bedroom closet
72. Paint cabinet in master bathroom and add hardware
74. Decorate dining room space.
75. Rehab or purchase dining room table and chairs.
76. Hang curtains in all rooms. (4/6)
77. Change all door knobs to brushed nickel.
78. 2 new lamps for living room.
79. Make or paint headboard for bedrooms (0/2)
80. Decorate living room.
81. Paint kitchen table and chairs.
82. Add crown molding in dining, living and kitchen.
83. Add hardware to kitchen cabinets.
84. Make a sewing/craft area
85. Install countertops in kitchen
86. Install countertops in bathrooms (0/3).
87. Complete the Spring Clean Year Round Challenge.
88. Menu Plan for one month and stick to it (0/1)
89. Organize pantry
90. Organize coat closet
91. Redo the flooring in the entire house (downstairs, upstairs)
92. Have the house power washed (0/2)
93. Organize and decorate the laundry closet
94. Try 12 new recipes (3/12) Pumpkin Cheesecake, Kielbasa Sausage with Apricot Sauce,Peach Cobbler,
95. Sew five items (1/5)  (Ayden's Regalia)
96. Bead five items for little mans regalia (0/5)
97. Host a decorating swap at our home.
98. Purchase and arrange flowers 15 times (1/15).
99. Create 3 projects found on blogs or magazines (0/3)
100. Organize craft supplies.
101. Donate $10 to charity for every item I don’t complete at the end of 1001 days.

 Pretty much everything that I have accomplished on this list kinda randomly happened....I didn't make an effort. For instance I didn't plan to buy a designer purse, I just happened to be in the Coach Outlet with a coupon and got a great deal on a new bag, yep that was easy to cross of the list.  Now I have until the end of September to complete all the remaining goals on this list, I guess its time I make a plan. I have 8 months left to reach this goal, some of them are impossible to reach. One goal was to send out Christmas cards twice, epic fail didn't even send them out once.  Some of the goals are ones that will take more than one month to complete, such as the one to get a manicure/pedicure 5 times.  I'm not really sure how to break these down, but for the next month I am going to focus on these

  • Create 3 projects found on blogs or in a magazine
  • Organize the laundry closet
  • Play with Ayden each day for at least 20 minutes
  • Blog about my thrifty outfits
  • Floss daily
  • Read some books
  • Daily quiet prayer time
  • Pay for someone behind me in line at a drive through
  • Send cards to family friends
  • Random acts of kindness
These are the FOCUS but I give myself permission to work on others as well...... What goals are you working on in February?

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's an impressive list! I think the ones you are focusing on for February are definitely attainable though. Can't wait to see what you end up crossing off the list at the end of the month!



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