Friday, December 15, 2017

101 things in 1001 days, take 2

Photo by Teddy Kelley on Unsplash
A few years ago Wil and I started a project I'd seen on someone else's blog: 101 things in 1001 days. I'll be honest – I didn't do all that many of the tasks. Being generous – that is, expanding the end date from 5/29/2017 to 11/30/2017 – I completed just 43 out of 101 tasks.

I divided the tasks by theme – unsurprisingly, some themes were more successful than others. "Culture Vulture" was a rousing success, with 4/5 tasks completed. "Blogginess" and "Craftiness" were more mediocre, with 8/17 and 10/18 respectively. And "Fitnecessity"? A dismal 2/18. Ouch.

It was so demoralizing that I didn't even write up a summary post back in May.

But recently I've been doing a "100-Day Challenge" my friend Tony turned me on to. And, well, it's been great. I've gotten my steps 57/58 days so far, and kept up my running. So I'm feeling pretty good. Good enough to want to try the 101 things in 1001 days project again, starting on January 1, 2018 and running through September 27, 2020.

I've learned from my previous project: don't schedule a task that would take all 1001 days to complete. There are no recurring monthly tasks – "Cook a new recipe / month" makes it really easy to fail, while  "Cook 10 new recipes" is doable. Some tasks not completed the first time around are included here again. Maybe now I'll get our wills done. Maybe.

I promise to do check-ins on the following dates:
9/8/2018 – 250 days
5/16/2019 – 500 days
1/21/2020 – 750 days
9/27/2020 – the end!

See my updated task list here. And wish me luck, starting on January 1, 2018!