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101 in 1001, Take 2

A few years ago for my birthday, I embarked on a project where I come up with 101 long(ish)-term goals that I would like to accomplish within the next 1001 days. I loved it, because it made me feel a bit more accountable with regards to actually doing the things I wanted to get done. It was fun coming up with ideas, and I loved the feeling of productivity and the little push it gave me. So I decided to do it again beginning with my birthday this year!

I only have the list about halfway done, but I decided that’s OK as part of the fun is having the list evolve as life evolves.

Start date: March 4, 2015 (my 48th birthday)
End date: November 29, 2017 (http://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadd.html)

1. Think of 101 things for this list!
2. Get accepted at a new stock agency
3. Find and get set up with Cloud storage/backup
4. Play with shooting film
5. Teach a class and/or write an eBook for TPW
6. Work on learning French with Emily (I started, but haven’t been great about it at all)
7. Print a photography book
8. Take Emily on one “girls’ trip” a year
9. Go on at least one trip alone with Tom each year
10. Complete the Workshop in a Box
11. Carefully read my two Bryan Petersen books
12. Take family trip to Europe for Emily’s graduation
13. Read The Art of Photography
14. Complete at least one more 52 in 52
15. Donate blood (if I can)
16. Go apple picking at Apple Hill
17. Finish (or eliminate) all of the projects in the old den
18. Clean out the old den and decorate it
19. Take Em on a college tour
20. Get window treatments for windows that need them
21. Put something in that blank spot on the wall between the living room and kitchen
22. Go on family camping trip
23. Finish all projects on my desk
24. Get (& then keep) my computer cleaned up & organized—old emails, recycle bin, feeds/favorites, My Documents
25. Clean up Emily’s room with Emily
26. Get Em’s name change completed
27. Get all photos on flickr well-tagged
28. Reorganize new den closet
29. Learn to use my Speedlight confidently
30. Get all of my publicly available images registered with the US Copyright Office
31. Get front and back yards looking presentable again, and keep them that way!
32. Re-learn to quickly solve a Rubik’s Cube
33. Get caught up on Emily’s scrapbooks
34. Use my saved articles to explore around here—think DAY TRIPS
35. Make more Easter napkins
36. Do a “day in my life” photo project each “season” for one year
37. Clean out Vera’s cabinet in dining room—use for easy camera access
38. Attend WPPI with Emily, and enter their print competition
39. Clean out my file cabinets
40. Get front and back yards looking pretty again
41. Send a card and a gift to someone “just because”
42. Print and hang some of my images in the office
43. Update/streamline my iTunes playlists
44. Create emergency preparedness kit
45. Check into printing my blog entries into a blog book, and print one
46. Drink 64 oz of water a day for one month to see if it makes a difference
47. Start a photography bucket list (in progress: shoot a snowflake macro, aurora borealis, smoke tendrils, ______)
48. Get VHS tapes of wedding, Em’s littler years, etc., and mini tapes onto DVDs
49. Start a bucket list (in progress: wine tasting in a limousine, ride in a hot air balloon, take an elegant overnight train ride through someplace beautiful, take a cruise, visit an ice hotel or bar, stay in a presidential suite, get a Maine Coon, get a Bernese Mountain Dog, ______)
50. Make new dust ruffle for our bed
51. Look into selling prints on Etsy
52. Get new dining room table and stools
53. Take Emily to a drive-in movie
54. Get an image published somewhere I’m excited about
55. Teach Phi to shake hands
56. Do Harry Potter-a-thon with Em
57. Do Disney princess-a-thon with Em
58. See a huge field of flowers and take pictures
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101. Start thinking of 101 things for next list!

And just because I can’t post without including some kind of image, here’s a pretty picture… ;-P

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