Saturday, July 12, 2008

101 in 1001

Being a single, childless, independent woman, I've come to find that if I'm not busy, then I'm just not me. I honestly believe that I keep busy in order to keep my sanity. In addition to my regular full-time job, and my part-time graduate studies, I've taken on a number of additional responsibilities which include church leadership, independent meeting planning, graphic design, and most recently, videography. Well, in the midst of a hectic schedule, there have been a number of wannados that keep getting swept under the carpet. I wanna do this. I wanna do that. But I never do any of it. So, I'm compiling a list of 101 things I wanna do and I'm giving myself 1001 days to do them (as seen at Day Zero).

The Mission : Complete 101 pre-set tasks in 1001 days.

The Criteria: The task 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. must represent some kind of effort).

Start Date: July 15, 2008
End Date: April 12, 2011
Tasks completed: bold blue
Tasks in progress: italicized pink
No longer valid: red

Please see the side bar for an updated list of
tasks completed and tasks in progress.
  1. Create a list of 101 wannados (07/15/08)
  2. Blog about each wannado
  3. Cook 7 meals I've never cooked before
  4. Learn to bake a cake from scratch
  5. Learn to make peach cobbler
  6. Re-arrange my bedroom
  7. Call 5 people I don't typically talk to
  8. Make and keep a dentist appointments
  9. Buy a new bed
  10. Clean out my closet
  11. Give away at least 10 pair of shoes
  12. Join an organization
  13. Open a bank account for my business
  14. Get a full spa treatment (shampoo, blow-dry, facial, massage, mani, pedi)
  15. Get up-to-date on my scrapbooking
  16. Buy my dad 3 car washes
  17. Buy a bag I really like and give it to my mom
  18. Take my sis somewhere she's never been
  19. Lose 7 pounds
  20. Lose 13 pounds
  21. Wear the bikini I bought a year ago and never wore
  22. Get a wax treatment
  23. Go to bed by 10:30 for 5 consecutive days (Sunday-Thursday)
  24. Wake up with the sun for 6 consecutive days (Sunday-Friday)
  25. Watch a movie in the park
  26. Complete my graduate degree program
  27. Apply for a PhD program
  28. See a Broadway Show
  29. Go on 3 dates with the same guy
  30. Date 5 new guys while I'm single
  31. Write and copywrite a song (lyrics and music)
  32. Record the song
  33. Dine at 10 new restaurants
  34. Clean out my work email
  35. Watch every episode of ER
  36. Own every season and movie of Sex and the City
  37. Contact and have lunch with my most influential teachers (Sharpe and Madison)
  38. Get a passport
  39. Save up for a trip to Europe
  40. Take a trip to Europe
  41. Play paintball
  42. Get a tattoo
  43. Finish 2 books I started and never finished
  44. Apply for 25 industry positions
  45. Secure an industry position
  46. Close on a piece of real estate
  47. Take a dance class (Ballroom, Salsa, and/or Step)
  48. Go to lunch with Spears
  49. Get a dog
  50. Be a tourist in my home town (Chicago) for a weekend
  51. Get my car fixed (dent) and painted
  52. Further my music education (piano, guitar, or vocal)
  53. Increase my bowling average to 165 or better
  54. Join an organized sports league
  55. Get car detailed
  56. Learn to drive a stick shift
  57. Take vitamins everyday for a month
  58. Audition for "Too Hot to Handel" (A production of Handel's Messiah with world renown Tenors Rod Dixon and Victor Trent Cook and Soprano Alfreda Burke)
  59. Take motorcycle lessons
  60. Buy a motorcyle
  61. Cut my relaxed hair and go natural (whew!)
  62. Test drive a BMW
  63. Go horse back riding
  64. Indoor rock climbing
  65. Create a list of 10 people I love and invite them to church
  66. Pray that at least 1 of them gives their life back to Christ
  67. Write and perform something at an open mic
  68. Watch 25 classic movies
  69. Go jet skiing
  70. Attend Sunday School every Sunday for 3 months.
  71. Celebrate something in Vegas
  72. Do a midnight champaign cruise
  73. Start a family tradition
  74. Watch a firework show with a date
  75. Start 4 class assignments the day they are given
  76. Complete at least 2 class papers 3 days before they are due
  77. Learn to use and perfect all fuctions of Photoshop Elements (Changed to Photoshop CS4)
  78. Go 6 months without withdrawing from my savings account
  79. Tell some one about Jesus everyday for 2 weeks
  80. Tell some one about Jesus everyday for a month (hopefully this becomes a habit)
  81. Increase my credit score by at least 10 %
  82. Visit my friend in NJ
  83. Lay out tomorrow's clothes the night before for 1 week
  84. Buy those 5 book I've been meaning to get
  85. Convince some one to do a 101 in 1001
  86. Get an mp3 player
  87. Create a list of my all-time favorite music artists
  88. Sync all of their albums to the mp3 player
  89. Complete a 26 Things Project
  90. Get a fire-safe box and keep important documents in it
  91. Learn more about wine
  92. Learn more about champaign
  93. Get to work by 8 every morning for a week
  94. Go to a warm climate with a beach during the heart of a Chicago winter
  95. Host a family holiday dinner (Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas)
  96. Go fishing
  97. Write AW and SW at least 6 times each
  98. Buy make-up
  99. Wear make-up everyday for a week
  100. Make that one dream come true
  101. For each incomplete task, donate $5 to my church's Christian Education Department


  1. WOW, that is a a list for your mama! But I think that I can help you with one of those tasks because you have convinced me to write my own list. Which is probably going to take some thinking.

  2. that is why i love you.. you are always thinking of ways to make your life positive... and you are a good role model.. i thank you for being one of my best friends(even though we haven't known each other very long) and the positive influence in my life... love ya nicci!!!!

  3. im inspired, im going to do the same and document (with words AND pics) on my blog as well thanks for this and i will be stalking your blog now! lol

  4. You can take number 85 off your list!
    You have become such a wonderful young and inspiring woman! I am starting my list today.
    Love ya girl!

  5. This is great. I could NEVER do this. I have anxiety issues. I'd write the thing, then have a heart attack because it looked overwhelming. YAY 61 though!