Wednesday, 17 August 2011

101 in 1001 Part I

This is my list of 101 in 1001. Basically you have 1001 days to complete 101 things. I started it ooh... Friday, January 8, 2010 which means I finish on Tuesday, October 5, 2012. I started off with the best intentions for about six months and then life got in the way. It’s always been in the back of my mind so I thought I’d dust off the list and see how I’m doing with my life goals :)

1. Buy property - There is no way that this goal will happen in the time frame. I spent most of my savings on my nursing course and then the rest of my savings have gone towards 'living expenses’ because I made the decision that I would not work whilst I was studying.

2. Stay in an ice hotel and see the Northern Lights - Not going to happen at all. Well, it would be awesome but I don’t think I could afford a kickarse holiday any time soon.

3. Run a 10k race and don’t finish last – I totally 100% bailed on this commitment. I have stopped running almost completely but once the weather warms up and I get my mojo back, I intend to get back into it.

4. Write to ten people I don’t keep in touch with anymore [0/10] I half wrote to two people but again, it fizzled out which doesn’t count

5. Get a job working with animals – I had NO idea how this one was going to come true when I wrote this list. Funny how life works out :)

6. Get my computer fixed - It actually was unfixable but I got all my pictures and stories off the hard drive which is really all I wanted.

7. Take boxing classes- I have very limited money at the mo, but I would still love to do this some time.

8. Read the whole Bible - Still ploughing through, I'm just starting Job (I started with the NT before moving to the OT).

9. Take a Bible class - I’m still interested in this but right now I really don’t have the time.

10. Get two people to donate blood instead of me [1/2] - I would love to donate blood, I think it's one of the greatest gifts you can give someone but unfortunately I lived in the UK during the 'Mad Cow' disease scare and therefore I apparently have Mad Cow disease and can't donate blood in Australia. I was so happy that I managed to get just one person to donate blood once, I would love to find someone else.

11. Continue with my tithing at the same rate - As stated before, I have zero monies but now that my work practice has started to pay me for my three hours on a Saturday, I can start up again.

12. Get Certificate III in Companion Animal Services - Cert 3?? I can’t believe how high I ended up shooting! I’m now doing a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing which is miles above that other certificate that I originally wanted to do. It boggles me mind that like 18 months ago I had no idea what path my life was taking.

13. Go speed dating - I found out that this is super serious and quite expensive. Also because I would never actually follow up on any of those dates, I would feel bad going to an event like this. But I still think it would be fun!

14. Finish that necklace - I started this home made necklace probably five years ago... and it’s still in a paper bag in my top drawer. One of these days...

15. Go to roller derby tryouts - This is such a secret wish of mine, I have such a crush on that ‘culture’. I don’t know if I will ever do it but I do still keep tabs on when roller derby tryouts are.

16. Write 3 short stories that I’m proud of – I wrote one... that no one else seemed to like but I actually wrote a short story that I loved- in my own style. I haven’t been inspired by anything else yet but I am in a procrastinating mood. So who knows?

17. Make sushi - Done!

18. Have a fancy dress party for my 25th - Um... so my 25th birthday came and went. I wussed out as usual. I do however have grand plans for a Hawaiian themed party for this birthday and even if I do wuss out this time, my roomies love the idea so much that I know I won’t get out of holding this party :)

19. Buy myself an expensive piece of jewellery that I love, just because - I don’t know if I would 'waste’ money on myself anymore.

20. Go to a shooting range - Done and it was AWESOME!

21. Buy a “story” Wii game and complete it - I don’t have a Wii anymore. I did buy a game but I got frustrated when I couldn’t complete it at all!

22. Run a 5k race and don’t finish last - See goal 3

23. Drink milk every day for a week each month [1/33] - I drink tea a lot... I don’t add much milk but does that count?!

24. Get involved more online and make friends - Blogging has definitely introduced me to a lot of people and I do feel like I have more of a presence online.

25. Post on LJ at least once a week - Um... I no longer really use my LJ. I do post on blogger probably four times a week so that’s good.

26. Learn how to cook a roast chicken meal - I kind of feel like I completed this one... because I make a really good roast meal that was actually RE-requested by my roomies. Except I use a tofu loaf as the roast!

27. Take mum away on a mini break - I would still love to do this. But money.

28. Learn 10 Bible verses - Ooh, had totally forgotten about this one. Right, I have so many verses that I love... just gotta pick ten :)

29. Go on the catapult in Surfers Paradise - Haha, forgotten this one too!

30. Go out and get fun drunk and don’t come home until really late - I don’t even know if I’d still like to do this one?? I'm such a nanna!!!

31. Grow a sunflower - I started this but some stupid slugs ate them all!!!!!!!!!!!

32. Every two months or so, do something cultural that you wouldn’t normally do, see a play etc - I sort of do this randomly anyway. But it’s good to see it written down to remind me.

33. Sort out my ipod and BUY everything legally!!! - I probably won’t do this in the set timeframe as I intend to buy a laptop at the end of the year so will wait til then to properly sort out my iTunes as currently I have two computers that I use with different iTunes accounts. But I have stopped getting music the naughty way! It means I have much less music but I can feel better about it.

34. Write down everything I eat for two weeks [0/14] - I know I eat a lot of rubbish but I still haven’t done this!

35. Write down everything I spend for two weeks [14/14] - I did this. I spend a lot of money that I don’t need to!

36. Work out a budget and stick to it! – Since I have stopped working, I don’t really have a budget because I have no money anyway. But maybe... I should try and do this. Now I’m living out of home I have way more expenses.

37. Learn to juggle - oh yes, I still want to do this.

38. Look into becoming a Big Sister - I think I might look into this at the end of the year when I’m graduated and everything and I have a regular schedule once more. I love the idea of this so much!

39. Have an internet free day once a week – I would love to start doing this again. In fact, I NEED to do this!

40. Cut out bread/pasta/carbs for two weeks x 4 [0/4] - Ick, just looking at that makes me hungry! I think I can safely say that I will NEVER do that!

41. Read 20 “classics” [0/20] - I’m re-reading Jane Eyre, I don’t think that counts. The tally is still at zero. I just can’t be bothered to struggle through books. I have so little time to read at the moment, I just want to read stuff that I goes in one ear and out the other!

42. Watch 20 “classics” [4/20] - Um... haven’t done this. BUT I have watched more B-grade movies in recent times. That counts, right?!

43. Suck it up and write to Azelia for Katrina’s contact details - I still haven’t done this... I feel like it’s too late.

44. Buy a bridal magazine and pick out a dress - I FOUND MY DRESS!! So pretty. Just got the small matter of finding the boy :)

45. Have a fake hens night - I don’t think I would do this anymore :)

46. Actually put that Spanish CD onto my ipod and LISTEN to it - I did this and I realised that I will never learn Spanish!

47. Write an OTIS report - I don’t really go on that site anymore. It used to be cute and small and now it’s taken on a life of its own.

48. Become more involved with GodlyGals - This is a Christian girls forum that I used to be a part of. Not sure why but it went kaput.

49. Go along to one of those free library events - I nearly went to a free afternoon tea put on by my local library in order to celebrate the movie 'Jane Eyre’... but I had to work.

50. Enter competitions and don’t stop til you win a prize! - I won a 'Percy Jackson’ prize pack thanks to Reading Cinemas.

If you read that, thanks! Part II coming tomorrow.


A Lost Feather said...

hehe "learn spanish" is definitely on my list. i don't think it's going to happen.. but my mom and most of my family on her side is fluent in the language.. and 2-3 others. i do not have that talent!

ka said...

I'd like to say I'd forgotten about my 101, but the truth is I really hadn't, I just hadn't paid much attention to it because I knew how much I was falling behind..
I just went and read it again and can't believe I did this January 2010, time is up Oct 2012!
It's funny, like you, I obviously had no idea what direction my life would shortly take.. so a few things are well and truly crossed off (very satisfying).
Plenty more to go though...

Janette said...

Heyyyyy! Totally love this list! I've been meaning to make one, actually...I've already started compiling it, but I can't think of 101 things I want to do... So..may need more time.. But I'm totallly thinking I'm going to borrow some of your goals! Hope that's cool!

Janette the Jongleur

PS Don't give up on the Spanish! It's pretty easy!

Holly said...

These are so great! Don't give up...keep going as much as you can :) And yes, please take a look at my list and get some ideas if you'd like! It's actually my 2nd list and I didn't finish my first one but I got more than halfway done with it at least, so I'm determined to finish this one :) Thanks for following!