Tuesday, February 23, 2010

101 in 1001??

I’m a blog stalker. Have I mentioned that before? I probably have. I read a whole bunch of blogs and set up my iGoogle with all of the RSS feeds so I can keep up with who has and who has not updated. All this to say: I stealing an idea from a blog that I stalk. Happily I can say it’s someone I know! Kate is an amazing photographer I used to work with when she was still in college (and we called her Katie) and working part time at my still-current place of employ. You should definitely check out her site here!

So, the other day, Kate wrote a blog titled 101 in 1001. She got the idea from someone else and now I’m stealing it, too! It’s an interesting idea, almost like a bucket list but instead of it being a list of things to do before you die, it’s a list of 101 things you want to do in the next 1,001 days! INTENSE!

Since my starting date is today, I want finish doing this list of 101 things by November 20, 2012.

Some of these I have a lot of control over, some are really up to God… but I would like for all of these to happen =o)


1. Make it to at least one of my niece/nephew’s birthday parties.
2. Take my car in to get a ‘check-up’.
3. Travel home to surprise my parents.
4. Read the Bible cover to cover.
5. Get a passport.
6. Travel somewhere that requires my passport.
7. Lose the weight. 1001 days is more than enough time to lose all of it and be healthy!
8. Get a new (to me) car.
9. Take a girls weekend road trip to somewhere obscure and fun!
10. Become more proficient in using my camera.
11. Get out of debt.
12. Travel to a state I’ve never been before.
13. Actually take up coworker offers of ‘letting me practice my photography’ using their children.
14. Go on a short term mission’s trip.
15. Take a photography class
16. Buy a new camera lens I “can’t live without”.
17. Get a new tattoo.
18. Go to Paris, TN to take photos of the Eiffel Tower.
19. Go to Memphis and see the Civil Rights Museum.
20. Have a “photography day” in Nashville with friends who like to take pictures.
21. Spend a quiet day by a lake with only God, my Bible, and a journal for company.
22. Visit my cousin in Canada.
23. Join a small group.
24. Run a half marathon.
25. Do a ‘professional’ photo shoot (actually charge someone).
26. Meet the man of my heart that God has for my future.
27. Start dating him.
28. Get engaged to him.
29. Marry him. (Of course it’s all God’s timing on this and the 3 above. A girl can hope!)
30. Move to a safe apartment that I actually like.
31. Travel to another state I’ve never been.
32. Turn my blog into an income.
33. Go to The International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina.
34. Celebrate my 30th birthday by doing something fun and a little bit crazy…
35. Get certified to do medical billing and coding.
36. Visit my BF and her hubby in Iowa (at least once).
37. Start a photography blog.
38. Grow my hair long enough to donate (and donate it).
39. Go to a Cubs game.
40. Go to a Bears game.
41. Go to a drive-n movie double feature.
42. Swim in the ocean.
43. Dance in the rain.
44. Read Les Miserables.
45. Watch every Cary Grant movie (minus ones I've seen already, and only if I can find them on DVD).
46. Watch a sunrise.
47. Watch a sunset.
48. Bake bread using one of my Grandpa K’s recipes.
49. Take my vitamins every day, not just during the week when I’m in a routine.
50. Complete a 365 day photo challenge. (Perhaps for my 30th year?)
51. Find a CD that I love and actually buy the disc, not just the iTunes copy.
52. Watch (in marathon format) all three Lord of the Rings movies.
53. Go to the Big Bang piano bar in Nashville with R-Jo.
54. Get my personal e-mail inbox to 0.
55. Donate blood.
56. Go to the dentist.
57. Go on a picnic.
58. Fly a kite.
59. Have an adventure.
60. Go to the Aquarium in Chattanooga.
61. Cook at least one thing from each of my cookbooks.
 - The Joy of Cooking ~ French Bread
62. Buy something from Etsy.
63. Tie a note to a balloon and let it go.
64. Go to a concert.
65. Make a Bucket List.
66. Participate in NaNoWriMo.
67. Actually get the massage I always promise myself.
68. See a play or musical at TPAC.
69. Knit a new blanket.
70. Knit a scarf and give it away.
71. Read 10 books that I haven’t read on my bookshelf.
 - A Child Called 'It'
72. Have a ‘Me Day’ once a month.
73. Post an Operation Beautiful note once a month.
74. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet.
75. Go to a wine tasting.
76. Finish a 1000+ piece puzzle.
77. Give clothes I don’t wear to Goodwill.
78. Learn to crochet.
79. Try geocaching.
80. Have a photo I’ve taken that I love turned into a canvas for my wall.
81. Watch all of AFI’s top 100 movies (including re-watching ones I’ve already seen)
82. Take a dance class (Zumba doesn’t count!)
83. Enter a photo I’ve taken into a photography contest.
84. Vote for candidates I actually read about in a non-Presidential election.
85. Send a card to each of my close friends ‘just because’.
86. Send thank you cards.
87. Organize my craft supplies.
88. Make cards to have on hand.
89. Have a girl’s night once a month.
90. Save $5 for every completed task.
91. Donate $10 for every uncompleted task to a worthy organization.
92. Buy a pair of sandals from http://www.ssekodesigns.com/.
93. Make and send Christmas cards (on time!).
94. Buy flowers for someone.
95. Take a Yoga class once a week for three months.
96. Make a ‘Living in Tennessee’ scrapbook.
97. Take my camera and actually use it when I hang out with Chicago friends.
98. Go to Brookfield Zoo.
99. Buy a cheap but awesome piece of wooden furniture and refinish it.
100. Watch all of the LOST season’s in order after they’re all out on DVD.
101. See Rock City.


rubyred, of course! said...

You know, you could do 5,6, and 22 in one fell swoop.

Also, I would gleefully participate in 9, 20, 34, 41, 42, 43, 52, 53, 57, 58, 59, 68, 82, 89, 100, and 101. Just sayin'.

Joy said...

that was my thought too... about 5,6 & 22!! and for 9, we could take care of 12, maybe!

I changed #18

Anonymous said...

Hope #17 doesn't work out

Guess who?

Joy said...

I know you don't, but you'll still love me, right mom? (or dad... I'm guessing mom)

Love you!

Crystal said...

You know why you're so much better than me? Because I started one of these 2 months ago. I think I'm going to list number one as "Actually finish my 101 in 1001."

Anonymous said...

This was really awesome! I think I'll have to do one myself! You've inspired me!

Madonna said...

I love this! I think I shall ponder something similar.
MayB get the tattoo after U R out of Debt. I love doing budgets, so if U need any help, let me know.
I need to ring U, I have some questions, will think of all I have to ask and then give U a ring.

Joy said...

@Emma - Do one!! i'm already excited and enjoying it... I've checked one thing off and somehow it was a sense of accomplishment (I'll be checking off another on ethis weekend =oD) It's so much fun!

@Madonna - Give me a call whenever you'd like! If for some reason I don't answer, I'll call back! Oh, and I'll actually be out of debt next month, but thanks =o)

Madonna said...

Joy, Not sure which plan U R following but....
May I suggest $1000 in an emergency fund, then when the tires on a car need replacning or some part goes out, U do not have to charge it, and 6-9 months of yur bills saved N case U loose yur job.

Kate Whitmore said...

How did I JUST see that you posted the link to your 101! Thank you for the shoutout! So excited you are doing this too. Can't wait to see how many of these we complete.

Andrea Janka said...

I'd be happy to help with 97 and 98! I love any excuse to go to the Brookfield Zoo. :O)

I love reading your blog and checking out your awesome pics. Keep it up!

Joy said...

I'll definitely keep it in mind, Andrea!! I'm hoping for the zoo next spring or summer... I somehow miss it =o) I suppose Brookfield just has SO many awesome memories...

Jenny Parish said...

I absolutely LOVE your list! What a great idea!!