My updated 101 goals


I’ve been working on my ‘101 things in 1001 days’ list, but now that a new year has rolled around (oh btw, happy new year, everybody!) I’ve decided to rework and update a few goals on that list. So here is the new list I’ll be gunning for (I’ve kept the project dates the same though: 8 Dec 2012 to 5 Sept 2015), with an explanation for why I’m tweaking certain entries. I’ve also shown the ones I’ve accomplished so far 🙂

  1. Keep a photographic record of this list
  2. Update my blog at least once a week
  3. Read the Bible through in one year
  4. Exercise at least 30 min/day, 5 days/week, 3 weeks/month (previous goal too vaguely stated)
  5. Get to my goal weight and maintain
  6. Finish a scrapbook
  7. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  8. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
  9. Go on a hike
  10. Go on 10 motorcycle rides (considering the list deadline is in 2015, I think I have time for more than just ‘a ride’!)
  11. Grow my hair to my waist (previous goal too vague)
  12. Dye my hair black
  13. Get a belly button piercing
  14. Practise German at least 4 hours every month for the 1001 days (language goals are tough to quantify, but this is a start)
  15. Make an origami animal
  16. Paint every nail a different colour and leave them be for a week
  17. Paint 10 artworks on canvas (as with #10, I upped the challenge to better fill the timeframe)
  18. Assemble a disaster/emergency kit
  19. Go horseback riding on the beach
  20. Visit a cave
  21. Go for a walk in a forest
  22. Bake 5 different cakes (more satisfying than just baking one cake 😀 )
  23. Make a list of 100 things that I am grateful for
  24. Read all the Twilight books
  25. Practise Hindi at least 4 hours every month for the 1001 days (as with #14)
  26. Participate in a 5km run/walk (made this more specific too)
  27. Complete a 1000+ piece puzzle
  28. Go on a road trip
  29. Go on a rollercoaster
  30. Visit a planetarium
  31. Go camping
  32. Go to a concert
  33. Find a personally inspirational quote and work it into a piece of art or home decor
  34. Read 101 books and keep a list of them (I was reading more than one book a month, so I made it more challenging)
  35. Host a dinner party
  36. Go vegetarian for a month
  37. Make a custom recipe book
  38. Go to 5 different museums
  39. Have a sleepover party
  40. Go for a bicycle ride
  41. Take photos of the same item in 101 different locations (This was previously ‘make a new friend’ – rather lame, and anyway it can take years before you know if you’ve made a true new friend! The new goal is more fun and will help me practise my photography skills. I’ve yet to purchase the special item though…)
  42. Eat 5 things I’ve never tried before
  43. Give someone a handmade gift
  44. Grow a plant from a seed
  45. Invite 20 different friends/couples over for a visit (previously ‘buy flowers for myself for no reason’, which sounds quite insipid now that I think about it :-P)
  46. Cook 5 new veggies (previously ‘create a flower arrangement’ – been there, done that)
  47. Get my passport
  48. Try 5 new cocktails
  49. Decorate for a holiday
  50. Write a letter to my favourite author
  51. Spend a day without technology
  52. Make a 7-course dinner
  53. Photograph a landscape from the same location, capturing all four seasons
  54. Apply henna 5 different times (I enjoy using henna, so to do it only once in 1001 days seemed sad)
  55. Go skinny dipping
  56. Surprise my mom with flowers
  57. Go to Sun City
  58. Buy myself a bottle of expensive perfume
  59. Stay up for new year countdown with friends
  60. Go on holiday with friends
  61. Navigate a maze
  62. Use up a sheet of temporary tattoos
  63. Write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved in this lifetime
  64. Send in a photograph to a contest
  65. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
  66. Send a message in a bottle
  67. Visit Namaqualand in flower season
  68. List all family and friends’ birthdays and anniversaries
  69. Get more pet rats
  70. Eat at 5 new restaurants (was ‘play a computer game’, but that’s not really my thing (unless you count PC Scrabble!))
  71. Holiday in the Drakensberg
  72. Clear out all my junk
  73. Find the perfect fitting pair of jeans
  74. Go on a boat ride
  75. Take photos of 101 different birds (this was previously ‘dress in super sexy lingerie’, which I realised would be automatically achieved once I accomplish #95 😉 )
  76. Go to Gold Reef City
  77. Make a playlist of 101 of my favourite songs
  78. Celebrate 5 obscure holidays
  79. Make a time capsule
  80. Visit Knysna wolf sanctuary
  81. Visit bird of prey centre
  82. Take the tourist bus around Cape Town
  83. Go on holiday by bus
  84. Learn to touch type (I may still try to learn to read analogue clocks, but this new goal seems more useful)
  85. Make my own outfit
  86. Finish writing my book (this was ‘paint a room in my house’, but our landlord got in the way…)
  87. Spend a night in a fancy hotel
  88. Go to a Lipizzaner show
  89. Go to a movie by myself
  90. Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet
  91. Kiss someone at midnight on New Year’s
  92. Read Pilgrim’s Progress in the old English
  93. Go on a picnic
  94. Have professional photos taken
  95. Revamp my lingerie collection (this is the same goal as before, just reworded)
  96. Learn the basics of self-defence
  97. Photograph 10 old buildings in South Africa
  98. Play the lotto with numbers from a fortune cookie
  99. Put away R5 for each completed task – the total to be spent shopping at the end of my 1001 days
  100. Write 5 letters to 5 people who changed my life
  101. Start planning an overseas trip


So now I’m re-inspired as I begin a new year. I hope to have crossed off at least 30 more items by the end of 2013. Will keep you posted on the Sunshine Scrapbook as I tackle each one 🙂 All the best for the new year… I hope you’ve also got exciting, reachable goals planned for the year ahead?

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