101 in 1001

I have a new list! 

I have seen this idea on other blogs and got inspired to try it myself. 

The idea is to write down things that are concrete and easy to measure. I saw this months ago, maybe a year ago and finally got to writing it! 

I’m excited to get started and to see what the next 2 ½ years has in store!

I made a page for this as well, so I can keep checking in and keep myself accountable. 

Ohh- look at that, #97, check!

Start day is 12.1.12
End date is 9.14.15

For me:
1. Buy a digital SLR camera
2. Unsubscribe myself from all the clutter email I get from stores I don’t go to
3. Buy a hard drive and back up all of my pictures
4. Buy some tall boots that fit my calves
5. Watch 3 Oscar nominated films a year (0/9)
6. Take a day to shop alone and for nothing in particular
7. Make a list of all of my races and times
8. Try my grandma's fudge recipe
9. Replace the battery in our laptop
10. Buy a new phone
11. Visit NYC during Christmastime
12. Own every season of Friends on DVD (0/10)
13. Buy a tablet for the family to use
14. Watch 20 movies I have never seen before (0/20)
15. Create a scrapbook of pictures each year (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
16. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
17. Visit the Grand Canyon
18. Find a new purse that I LOVE
19. Learn to use Photoshop
For my Family and Marriage:
20. Go to a concert with Thad
21. Go camping in a tent with the family
22. Finish our will
23. Take Ryan and baby boy to the zoo
24. Have another baby- baby boy is due March 20, 2013!
25. Ryan and mom night once a month (0/33)
26. Carve a pumpkin with the family every year ( 01/3)
27. Build a snowman with the family every year (0/3)
28. Visit another country with the family
29. Buy Thad a jeep
30. Take a family vacation with my family
31. Take a family vacation with Thad's family
32. Go to a drive in movie with Thad
33. Eat dinner together every night in the kitchen
34. Go on a “date” once a month (0/33)
35. Get professional pictures taken with the family every year (0/3)
36. Take Ryan and baby boy to story time at the library while on maternity leave
37. Go on a picnic with Thad
38. Have a romantic dinner by candlelight
39. Fly on an airplane with the family
For my Health:
40. Take vitamins daily for 30 days (0/30)
41. Run a half marathon in under 2 hours and 30 min
42. Run an entire 5k without stopping
43. Run at least 400 miles a year
44. Try yoga
45. Try Pilates
46. Get 7 plus hours of sleep each night for a week (0/7)
47. During the summer go on a walk at least once a week
For my Mind & Soul:
48. Take a photography class
49. Rent a foreign film
50. Read six books a year (0/18)
51. Send out Christmas cards by December 15th each year (0/3)
52. Answer the “50 Questions that will Free your Mind”
53. Learn 100 completely random facts (0/100)
54. Blog at least twice a week (0/143)
55. Visit a state I have never been to
56. Stay at a nice hotel just because
57. Pray every night before falling asleep
58. Go away for a weekend with just my mom and sister
59. Go away for a weekend with just the girls once a year (0/3)
For my Wallet:
60. Pay off credit card debt (0/100%)
61. Start a 529 for Ryan and baby boy
62. Make an appointment and go see a financial advisor
63. Direct deposit $ weekly into a savings for us, Ryan, and baby boy
64. Refinance the house
65. Check credit scores each year
66. One grocery trip per week
67. Sell $100 worth of “things” on eBay
68. Maintain a savings account with a minimum of $2,000 saved
69. Go one week without spending any money at all
For Others:
70. Give a 100% tip at a restaurant
71. Shake the hand of a solder and tell them thank you
72. Make a meal for a family that has had a loss or a baby
73. Mail a birthday card to everyone in my immediate family
74. Host a cookout at our house for our family and friends
75. Do small romantic things for Thad for no reason at all
76. Send a care package to a soldier I don’t know
77. Send 5 people a list of 10 things I love about them (0/5)
78. Compliment a stranger who seems to be feeling sad
79. Anonymously pay a stranger’s bill at a restaurant 
80. Bake a birthday cake for 3 different people (0/3)
81. Write five “Dear Stranger” letters and leave them in random places
82. Take pictures for others at least 10 times (0/10)
83. Put a note in a book for a stranger to find
For our Home:
84. Clean the carpet in the house once a year (0/3)
85. Paint the bedroom closets white
86. Waterproof our basement
87. Learn how to drywall
88. Get a carbon monoxide detector for the house
89. Clean out the basement
90. Make the basement into a play area for Ryan and baby boy
91. Buy one thing for our home every month (0/33)
92. Vacuum at least once every other week (0/72)
93. Put siding on our house
94. Paint the deck
95. Fix the garage door and paint
96. Get 100 likes on the Bix Blog on Facebook (46/100)
97. Put this list on my blog to be held accountable 11.29.12
98. Inspire someone else to make a 101 in 1001 list for themselves
99. Donate $10 to charity for each item I do not complete at the conclusion of the 1,001 days
100. Make a wish on 12:12 on 12/12/12
101. Make a new 101 things to do in 1001 days list
*Items that are crossed off are completed.