Project 101 in 1001

Friday, March 20, 2009

I was starting some projects earlier this year, and non felt right, I just wasn't 100% on board with it. I wanted something different but wasn't sure what. I did some research online and decided to join in on the 101 in 1001 challenge! I like this challenge as I can choose whatever I want, document it how I wish, and start whenever I want, the only goal is to achieve your 101 things in 1001 days. Sounds simple right?

As any scrapbooker would, I made an mini album to document the whole thing and will be updating as I achieve the 101 'things' on my list. The list isn't completed yet but it's getting there! This is the album.

Being used for assignment

The album is repurposed for this project. It is in fact a MM catalogue from CHA 2007/8 (not sure which). My vision for this was small (it's 8x8) and colorful, BUT I want it freeflowing. No rules! This album will be something I come back to again and again throughout the next 1001 days.

Supplies: paper, chipboard, rub-ons and stickers: Pink Paislee; Chipboard Alpha: Heidi Swapp; Rub-on alpha & Ribbon: one heart... one mind.

Being used for assignment

Everything just seemed to mesh with the challenge and my needs. The reason I waited till today to start is because of the end date. Starting today my end date in 1001 days will be 16th December 2011, the celebration of my 40th birthday!!! Like I said it all seemed to fit :) This is my intro page, using DCWV 8x8 Whimsy stack, some old TT&T transparencies, ohom rub-ons and Heidi Swapp chipboard alpha's.

Being used for assignment

Although it's not complete I thought I'd share the list so far of the 101 things for my 1001 days. Some are pretty specific, some are monthly/yearly projects and others involve nothing more than my time and energy. I feel I have a pretty good mix of projects. I've not decided 100% if this is my final list, but will update when I finalize it, which will hopefully be in the next

  1. get down to 130lbs - not far to go now, couple of lbs
  2. do 50/100 push ups
  3. do 50/100 sit ups
  4. eat at least 1 thing I grew everyday for a week (besides oranges) (0/7)
  5. run 3m/5k - I actually achieved this last week but wasn't supposed to till this week, so I'm leaving it in.
  6. run 4m
  7. run 5m
  8. run 6m
  9. get abs again :) - I've done this before I CAN do it again! I had a 4 pack, almost got the 6 pack!
  10. yoga once a week for year (0/52)
  11. meditate every day for a month (0/31)
  12. write sketch book
  13. learn to quill & make something using quilling
  14. knit something
  15. sew something
  16. card a day for a month (0/31)
  17. l/o a day for a month (0/31)
  18. buy and work through - the artists way
  19. buy and work through - living out loud book
  20. offline days once a week/month
  21. get rid of chemical cleaners for 'green' products
  22. learn to use my camera!
  23. photography day once a month ((0/33))
  24. photo a day for a month - (August 2009?) (0/31)
  25. photo a day for a year- 16th Dec 2010 – 2011
  26. Document a day in my life through photographs - perhaps a bit boring?
  27. monthly self portrait throughout the project (made album will share soon)
  28. sign up for photo sites and sell a photo
  29. do camcorder updates Weekly!
  30. send DVD of above to parents once every quarter
  31. do found art - leave bookmarks in the library
  32. write letters to people who matter and label them "in case of death"
  33. learn a new language - spanish
  34. participate in in Nov 2009 or 2010
  35. write a book - fiction
  36. Take a day off from everything once a month - do nothing but what I want to do day (16th?) This is so I can add in extra gardening, thrift store shopping etc
  37. take up drawing/painting again
  38. sell a piece of art - etsy?
  39. donate - give away 101 things - freecycle/found art/etc
  40. make good vegan cupcakes/cakes
  41. cook 1 new recipe a month (0/33)
  42. try solar cooking
  43. vegan for a month (0/31)
  44. pick my own Fruit & veg at Underwood instead of supermarket
  45. read at least 1 book a month (0/33) - pretty much doing 2-3 a month but I want to keep this up!
  46. visit a waterfall
  47. make my own piece of jewelry
  48. write one thing that makes me happy everyday for year - happiness journal 16th Dec 2009 - 2010
  49. journal everyday for month (0/31)
  50. journal everyday for year - 16th Dec 2010 - 2011
  51. bike license?
  52. learn to juggle
  53. ride a skateboard
  54. save $1 a day for 1001 days - set aside and buy something big when I am 40
  55. flylady for a month have a house that is simple, clean and tidy
  56. host pool party in summer
  57. paint my office
  58. go geocaching
  59. For three months I will put a dime in the jar for each time I curse
  60. raise $101 for charity
  61. visit the Dervaes homestead :)
  62. Make plans for ****** SECRET SORRY *****
  63. do a bookcrossing or similar
  64. eat a meal with my fingers that usually requires utensils
  65. make my own beer/wine!
  66. make something with clay
  67. play mini/crazy golf
  68. buy nothing new for a year - 16th Dec 2010 - 2011
  69. fire a gun at shooting range
  70. eat a PB&J sandwich
  71. create a timecaspsule on 16th Dec 2011 to open on 16 Dec 2021 (50th)
  72. go snorkling
  73. fix my push bike myself
  74. crochet something
  75. fast for 24 hours
  76. don't speak for 24 hours
  77. ride on a jetski
  78. fly in a helicopter
  79. scan all old photo's into computer & back up onto dvd
  80. get tarot/psychic reading
  81. have a proper picnic, for no other reason than having a picnic, even if it's in my backyard
  82. new word every day for a month (0/31)
  83. complete garden plans for front garden & complete it
  84. design a t-shirt and buy it/wear it
  85. take a self defense class like judo/karate
  86. go horseriding again
  87. scrapbook our wedding - it was 10 years ago, I need to do it!
  88. ….
  89. ….
  90. ….
  91. ….
  92. ….
  93. ….
  94. ...
  95. ...
  96. ...
  97. Make another list!!!

Anyone else done this? Any suggestions for things to do? 1001 days to go! Whoooooot!



Laura Lou March 20, 2009 at 10:51 AM  

I saw (in my list of favorite blogs) that you had updated. This is such a great project! I love journals and lists so off I go to begin mine.

Sandy March 21, 2009 at 8:48 AM  

Great project! Love your list. How about sing in public? Like walking down the street? How about draw or paint a self-portrait? How about volunteer at a food bank or shelter? Best of luck with this!

Di Hickman March 21, 2009 at 11:15 AM  

Hehehe I have sung in public! and I've volunteered at a shelter. That was the problem with a lot of other peoples lists, I've done a lot of them already :)

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