I thought I'd give my 101 in 1001 list it's very own post on my new blog so I can continue to refer back to it as I work on checking things off. For those of you who haven't seen this yet, these are 101 goals I've come up with to complete in 1001 days.

Start date: February 7, 2007
End date: November 4, 2009

It's been fun so far and has definitely motivated me to get some things done that I've been wanting to do. Plus it's been fun to hear about others who have been inspired to start their own as well. Go us!

Here it is along with my progress so far (click on any of the finished goals to read a post about them):

1. Print & hang photos in my upstairs living space - completed 2.19.09
2. Learn to grill meat
3. Blog every day for a month - completed 3.6.07
4. Get a dog - completed 5.10.07
5. Invent something
6. Flatten my tummy
7. Take a road trip and stop along the way at cool places to take photos
8. 2nd shoot at a wedding with Jessica Claire
9. Shoot a wedding on another continent
10. Take a cruise - completed 2.24.08
11. Order pens for my business - completed 3.19.07
12. Get a wedding into Grace Ormonde
13. Enter some photos in a print competition
14. Speak at PartnerCon - completed 9.13.07
15. Read one book per month for 3 months to benefit my business - completed 5.31.07
16. Research a well-known photographer of old
17. Travel to Europe - completed 8.26.08
18. Visit the Mibu tribe in Papua New Guinea
19. Take a dance class
20. Write down the systems of my business -- create a manual of what I do - completed 11.4.09
21. Win another WPJA award - completed 10.30.08
22. Join Toastmasters
23. Develop a business exit plan
24. Visit Andy & Shannon in NH once a year - completed 1.18.09
25. Market myself in Portland for summer weddings - completed 5.20.08
26. Update my wardrobe - completed 4.23.08
27. Practice the guitar each day for a month
28. Throw a party - completed 11.9.08
29. Get my office TV hooked up so you can see the internet on it
30. Get my phone set up so I can access the internet anywhere on my laptop - completed 12.17.07
31. Organize my office closet - completed 12.19.07
32. Do the splits
33. Visit Becky in San Diego while David is in Iraq - completed 8.10.07
34. Visit my grandparents on the farm in Nebraska - completed 9.29.09
35. Babysit for the Swansons - completed 6.25.08
36. Buy out my parents' investment in my house
37. Create a photo book of my nephews for my sis
38. Spend a whole day with Jess out at her place - completed 2.24.07
39. Tape record my grandma telling stories - completed 7.14.07
40. Improve the packaging of my products - completed 6.30.09
41. Learn how to make sticky rice (Thailand style) - completed 10.19.08
42. Stay at a luxury resort & go to the spa
43. Develop a menu of favorite dishes to make on an ongoing basis
44. Get Michelle Neese to visit me
45. See Brian Regan, the comedian, live - completed 4.1.07
46. Take a painting class
47. Visit Australia
48. Learn Lightroom software
49. Go skiing again - completed 12.15.07
50. Solve the Rubik's Cube - completed 2.25.07
51. See a musical on Broadway
52. Shoot the cover of another national magazine besides Destination I Do
53. Figure out how to get video on my blog and then post videos - completed 3.24.07
54. Take a story-telling class -- I'm horrible at this - completed 11.4.09
55. Go camping - completed 6.3.07
56. Put up window treatments in my house
57. Book 20-25 weddings each year
58. Begin sending out anniversary cards to past clients - completed 1.3.08
59. Take a carriage ride in Central Park
60. Go on a picnic - completed 8.11.07
61. Become CPR certified - completed 12.13.07
62. Go to an APU Christmas Choir concert - completed 12.10.08
63. Babysit my nephews once a month for a year - completed 5.04.08
64. Be on "Simple Photo Minute" - completed 5.16.07
65. Get a wedding published in Arizona Bride Magazine
66. Post on OSP once a week for 3 months
67. Find good legal music to use on slideshows - completed 5.2.07
68. Go to Serrano's with Shannon at least once a month between now and Aug. - completed 8.9.07
69. Do something to help raise awareness for autism or help find a cure - completed 11.4.07
70. Finish crocheting the blanket I started years ago - completed 2.16.07
71. Add 7 more intro slideshows to my website
72. Update the "press" page on my website - completed 8.17.07
73. Take more photos for Portico (my church) and add them to the website - completed 6.17.08
74. Read a classic literature book I haven't read before - completed 10.10.08
75. Upgrade my 17" laptop - completed 2.28.07
76. Look into a health savings account - completed 5.17.08
77. Visit Shannon after she's married and living in Chicago - completed 10.23.08
78. Take photos of my parents - completed 2.28.07
79. Do a photo shoot with Josh & Natie without the kids - completed 2.2.08
80. Visit one of the 15 states I haven't been to yet - completed 10.10.07
81. Donate blood - completed 12.23.08
82. Have a neighbor over for dinner
83. Watch a sunrise
84. Write a letter to the child I sponsor in Niger
85. Go apple picking
86. Run a 10 minute mile for 3 consecutive miles
87. Clean out the packaging material in my garage that needs to be recycled - completed 3.20.07
88. Watch the movie "Born into Brothels" - completed 3.30.07
89. Go to a photography gallery - completed 12.6.07
90. Get some canvas prints made - completed 6.15.08
91. Try an in-studio viewing after the wedding
92. Refine workflow to get album designs done 2 weeks after weddings - completed 9.28.08
93. 2nd shoot weddings with 3 local photographers
94. Improve my website search optimization
95. Upgrade my custom blog to use larger photos - completed 6.13.07
96. Implement surveys & gather client feedback at numerous points throughout the customer experience - completed 4.11.08
97. Look into hiring a publicist
98. Partner with Sarah to begin a signature line of print products that incorporate my photography - completed 10.21.07
99. Upgrade the proof books I offer - completed 4.8.08
100. Keep my email inbox down to 5 emails or less for a month - completed 6.7.08
101. Take a training class with Dixie - completed 5.14.08


Make sure to leave a comment and post the link to your 101 in 1001 if you're doing it too!
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