A Factory Working, College Grad Getting Out of Debt

UPDATE: 101 Things in 1001 Days

I posted in January that instead of making new year resolutions, I decided to jump on the 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days bandwagon. If you’re not familiar with this phenomenon, check out Day Zero Project; the originators of the really neat idea.  Since I didn’t make any February Monthly Goals, I figured I would work a little bit on knocking some more of these out of the way.  Here’s a an update so far:

Artistic License:

1. Write a graphic novel script.
2. Draw that graphic novel.
3. Be accepted to draw Artist Proofs and sketch cards for 1 company.
4. Create an all ages webcomic/graphic novel.
5. Be accepted as part of artist alley for 3 conventions and attend them (0/3).
6. Become more effective on Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (0/2).

Blogging it Out:

7. Blog on Rainy Day at least once a week (7/143).
8. Blog on Gamer Talk at least once a week (5/143).
9. Create a weekly podcast on Gamer Talk (0/143).
10. Create a blogging schedule for Rainy Day & Gamer Talk blogs and stick to them (1/2).
11. Create a podcast schedule for Gamer Talk and stick to it.
12. Change to a dot-com address. (1/2)
13. Commit to making $1000 through Rainy Day and Gamer Talk each (0/$2000).
14. Create logos for Rainy Day and Gamer Talk (0/2).
15.  Acquire 25 followers.
16. Acquire 50 followers.
17. Find/Redesign Rainy Day Savin’ layout.

Career Motivated:

18. Acquire an active/full-time substituting position.
19. Update my resume.
20. Acquire a secondary teaching position (even if it’s a maternity leave).
21. Acquire a post-secondary teaching position.
22. Build a portfolio of my art work.
23. Build a sustainable network of friends and colleagues.
24. Apply for jobs that will better myself and my future, not out of desperation.

Education, Schmeducation:

25. Obtain a Psychology additive to my teaching license.
26. Take the GRE.
27. Research grants and archeological etiquette.
28. Apply for grants.
29. Apply to colleges for the master’s program.
30. Start my master’s career.

Exercise:

31. Ride my exercise bike every other day (1/501).
32. Be able to do 25 (normal) pushups in a row.
33. Be able to do 50 (normal) pushups in a row.
34. Be able to do 50 crunches in a row.
35. Be able to do 100 crunches in a row.
36. Rock a bikini… anywhere.
37. Run a 5k.
38. Take a kickboxing class.
39. Take a Zumba class.

Personal Nerdy Appearance:

40. Get new glasses/contacts.
41. Wear contacts at least twice a week.
42. Invest in comfy/stylish footwear that can handle multiple situations.
43. Whiten teeth.
44. Invest in minimal items/accessories that can rock/change an outfit.
45. Rock 15 designer inspired outfits out of what I already have (0/15).
46. Buy a LBD that can work multiple scenarios.

Food YUM:

47. Try 30 new foods/drinks (0/30).
48. Eat at ten new restaurants (0/10).
49. Learn 15 new recipes (0/15).
50. Adopt 3 recipes into the food rotation (0/3).
51. Drink 20 oz. of water a day (1/1001).
52. Learn how to make my own Arnold Palmer’s Half & Half Pink Lemonade/Tea. (Post to come!)

For the Fun of IT:

53. Watch 30 movies I’ve never seen each year (8/90).  (Men in Black 3, Joyful Noise, Safe House, Bourne Legacy, The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games, Good Day to Die Hard).
54. Treat my mom for a day instead of the other way around.
55. Complete a 1,000 piece puzzle.
56. Complete a 5,000 piece puzzle.
57. Truly watch a sunrise.
58. Truly watch a sunset.
59. Go stargazing.
60. Be able to identify planets in the night sky.
61. Watch each meteor shower with a friend or loved one (0/7).
62. Go fruit picking.
63. Go to a vineyard wine tasting.
64. Visit three museums (0/3).
65. Attend a concert.
66. Go to Vegas.
67. Create five DIYs from Pinterest or some other site (0/5).
68. Go to 4 Philharmonic concerts (0/4).
69. See a play.
70. Complete a crossword puzzle book (without looking up the answers).
71. Dress up for Halloween.
72. Read & Watch the LotR series.
73. Have Star Wars and Harry Potter marathons without breaks (0/2).

Home:

74. Buy a new scanner.
75. Grow a vegetable garden.
76. Buy a world map to pin places I want to go/have gone.
77. Decorate for Halloween/Christmas (0/4).
78. Update my computer. post to come!

Organization

79. Organize my geek collection (donate/sell what I don’t want).
80. Organize my DVD/Blu-ray collection.
81. Organize and purge my closet (donate/sell unwanted items).
82. Organize my art supplies.
83. Clean out old computer files.
84. Back up my computer.
85. Organize my shipping supplies.  post to come!
86. Organize inventory/sales on excel or some said spreadsheet.
87. Organize books (donate/sell the ones I don’t want).

Personal Growth:

88. Learn to sew/knit/crochet (0/3).
89. Read 100 books I’ve never read before (0/100).
90. Volunteer for a worthy cause.
91. Donate hair to Locks of Love (again) and try to give blood again.
92. Get out of credit card debt & pay off half my student loans (0/2).
93. Save a $5,000 emergency fund. (28/5000)

Travel the World:

94. Go to Boston, Baltimore, Houston, and New Albuquerque (0/4).
95. Take a road trip to a place I’ve never been.
96. Ride on a train.
97. Visit a famous landmark I’ve never seen.
98. Use my passport once before it expires.

Related to List:

99. Print and post this list somewhere so I’ll remember to do it!
100. Save $5 for each completed task ($25/$505).
101. Make another list and post on the 1001st day.

Okay, so I’ve knocked out FIVE tasks completely, have started saving (slowly) for my emergency fund, and have knocked out quite of few posts and movies.  As of today, there are 952 days left to finish up these goals.   Time to start cracking!

Count those Raindrops!

-DecMeadow

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2 responses

  1. You have some cool goals here 🙂 Best of luck with attaining them!

    February 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

    • Thank you! I’m hoping to update the progress of them either every month or every other month. I also try to tackle monthly goals that I have for myself as well and sometimes will choose a few of these to work on as well. Hopefully March will fulfill a few of them!

      February 27, 2013 at 4:03 pm

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