Thursday, August 16, 2007

101 in 1001

My lists of 101 to be completed and focussed on for 1001 days is complete! Well.. I plan to perhaps work on it a little as I go too, I leave it open to the flexibility required over a period of this length - if elements of my life were to change, so too might my 101 be altered :) We shall see!

June sunrise

The description and mission statement given by Triplux, the host of 101 in 1001 are as follows;

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

The Criteria:
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 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 such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.


To break up the text a little I've included some images depicting some of my favourite and most cherished things in life, some relevant to my 101 and some that I simply find inspiring and lovely :)

Mum n me


1- See each Grandparents at least monthly
2- Write to each Grandparents, and distant friends at least fortnightly
3- See Mum and Dad at least fortnightly
4- Spend more time with Ben, actively arrange catc
h-ups and get-togethers
5- Teach Skoot to spin
6- Go for night-time walks with Skoot
jungle skoot
7- Go on a trip with Mum
8- Go on a trip with Dad
9- Make time to record discussions with grandparents on their views and wisdoms of the world

10- Knit a shawl for Gran and Gran
11- Knit socks for Pa
12- Get cracking with –g-
13- Knit at least 1 item of loveliness for each member of immediate family
14- Become proficient at sewing (machine and hand)
15- Learn Continental knitting & become competent
16- Knit 2 major jumpers/projects
17- Spin a jumper’s worth of handspun
18- Knit a jumper for Skoot from aforementioned handspun
19- Learn to quilt
20- Learn to crochet competenty (i.e. more than just basics)
21- Buy my own spinning wheel
22- Learn 6 new technical spinning skills (e.g. Navajo plying)
yarn junkie sash
23- Research extensively W.A/Aussie small business law/tax/info & Register business name
24- Set up business – etsy, banner, logo, moo cards, extras, prices, postage etc..
25- Organise and bowerbird my nestie (including purchasing/making shelving units, sorting patterns and craft supplies..etc.. )
26- Complete my knit-history portfolio of all knitted items – including, where possible, photo, yarn snippet, pattern details, needle and yarn info, swatch photo, diary of a knit, recipient etc…
27- Brainstorm, draft, begin illustrations, characters etc.. with Mum for out books!
28- Make/alter 20 piece
s of clothing
29- Create a personalised blog template
30- Include some form of art in every day – be it a small sketch, knitting, spinning, photography… some little artistic indulgence
31- Print blog and have bound into book each year (blurb)
32- Learn to screen print – continue to create my own shirts and clothes, but with greater speed/definition etc..

bobbin sea lavender

33- Go on 2 decent trips with Skoot – at least 1 overseas
34- Dive at least 15 times

35- Go to the ballet
36- Go snowboarding with Skoot

37- Visit the art gallery a
nd museum twice each year – and whenever travelling attend the local/relevant galleries and museums
38- Attend belly dancing classes (with Mum? or Bon?)
39- Buy eight original pieces of art
that I adore
June riding
40- Establish and maintain extensive potted herb garden (including if possible, rare and exotic herbs)
41- Acquire 30 new books for my library – fiction, non-fiction, text books etc.. (via gift or purchase)

42- Read 35 books from m
y book list
43- Establish and maintain a vegie garden from seed

44- Join Diggers and cultivate seed stock

45- Purchase an alpaca and begin agi
stment on nearby station

Picture sashcam 001

46- Collate Big Buster Cookbook with favourite recipes, family recipes etc..
47- Print out all loved photos from computer/camera
48- Make up decent
, relevantly compiled photo albums
49- Set up, fill in and maintain u
p to date, extensive address book – including fave colours, birthdays etc..
50- Make a Christmas Chronicle – to record each Chrissie, details of card recipients, photos, gifts given/received, recipes used at meals, etc.. & ensure send Chrissie cards on time each year
e a Gift Chronicle as per Chrissie Chronicle – for birthday and other gifts given and received
52- Begin an ongoing, ever ada
pted autobiography
53- Touch up my 21st photo-boards & have them professionally copied for Mum & Dad

54- Keep a list of books I want to read, those I've read and which I want to read again etc.. 55-Design and make a Book Borrower's Binder, with details of who I've borrowed which books from, and who I've lent mine to!


56- Learn how to cook Gran’s tea cake
57- Learn 10 new poi moves and perfect them

58- Play chess with Sk
oot often (at least thrice per month) and become proficient – a worthy adversary!
59- Practice co
untry placements on map and capital city list monthly
60- Learn 4 major Alpaca handling skills (e.g. shearing, halter training etc..)

61- Make extensive folder to document herbal and natural remedies – try out effectiveness of as many as possible

62- Learn to ballroom dance, particularly tango

63- Learn to use the fancy-pants editing software from mum, and each year edit and produce a tape/dvd of the
year – through photo/video montage etc..
64- Learn to surf with Dad
surf bay feb
65- Attend Senior First Aid Course
66- Obtain motorcycle licence

67- Obtain truck lice
nce (HR)
68- Learn to play 4 complete involved piano pieces

69- Re-learn/acquaint with F
rench, til ‘fluent’
70- Learn a Language w Skoot (Mandarin?)
71- Learn 20 new recipes
72- Do refresher course in Scuba
73- Learn Fair Isle knitting, and become competent

fig tree

74- Lose 7kg, then reassess weight situation – and maintain healthy weight for remainder of 1001 days
75- Moisturise every 2nd day

76- Build up complete buffet of protective motocross gear – Boots, own helmet, body suit, glove, leg braces, jerseys… etc…
77- Drink 1.5L of water each day
78- Get a dental check up

79- Do at least 30 minutes of exercise each day, at least 5 days of the week – unless unwell, or extenuating circ
umstances. (doesn’t have to be 30mins consecutive, though that is preferable)
80- Eat 2 fruit, 5 veg each day as a bare minimum, plus take multivitamin each day
81- Join (& continue with) a martial arts or self defence training

82- Meditate daily

83- Brush thrice daily, and use floss

sash bike 2

85- Pay off credit card & remain free of large debt (>$1000) – unless car or property loan
86- Experience
2 different jobs/careers
87- Save at least 5% of each pay – do not spend this for the duration of the 1001 days (unless something unimaginable
should arise)
88- Sort and organise all music st
ash- Give away/sell undesirables, upload goodies to computer, figure out storage method for keepers. Purchase “must-haves” such as Ben Folds, all Regurgitator etc..
89- Sort & cull all computer files completely – back up all kept items

90- Have camcorder fixed
lollie bracelets!
91- Maintain a constant state of household order and tidiness – completing at least 2 chores per day, unless unwell or extenuating circumstances
92- Carry out a major book sort and cull. Sell many to 2nd Hand stores, give away where suitable. Put these funds from sales into new books
93- Repair all rust work on Sugar

94- Carry out an item of S
ugar maintenance every fortnight
95- Explore career paths and exciting options that take my fancy and engage my imagination

stoked sash


96- Give totally handmade (by myself or others) gifts at Christmas
97- Record 3 major works for librivox

98- Join RSPCA & set up regularly donation scheme

99- Donate blood as often as legal/healthy
100- Have 10 squares pre-prepared for each year's Charity Knit-In, plus attending on the day if possible to knit some more!

100.5- Knit at least 5 items per year for Dulaan project.
101- Encourage/Support/Teach 3 people to knit


It feels fantastic to have this list completed and all out ready to be worked upon! I'm so thrilled =D As I've officially written up the final list today, and posted it, I'm taking today's date as the start date, although I'm going to be a little blurry across the past few days in terms of accomplishments, as I've been making the finishing tweaks to the list over these last few days, and working towards some of the goals too :)

So these 101 items are aimed towards the 1001th day, of Thursday May 13th 2010!

In closing, I leave with a photo taken through Skoot's telescope earlier this year, of a comet shooting past our little planet - it shone across the skies for several days, the long luminescent tail clear even to the naked eye
The world's a marvellous thing, isn't it?


bink said...

Here's my list:

1. Get more sleep

Nah I'm kidding :) Your list is _very_ inspirational, and I shall be poaching some ideas from it.

Good luck!

(P.S. feel free to write to your non-distant friends too, I can tell you all about the fashion for long sleeves in Floreat this year! *wink*)


Michelle said...

Hi Sasha,

havent see you in ages. miss ya!!

anyway, seiously, you are one brave girl. that list is really inspiring as bink has said it. i dont think i could ever come up with a list like that as i'm sure i would not even complete half of it!!!

anyway, i wont be coming to City nits tomorrow or for the next few weeks. My dad, mum and sis is visiting me from Malaysia. they'll stay with me for 1 week. then i'll be going back to Malaysia with my partner for 2 weeks. i suppose i'll see you in 1 month time!! till then, do take care!!

love ya!!