1. Write a will 2. Race in an alleycat; win something 3. Finish writing church website; get it online 4. Make 10 beaded items 5. Make one new career-related contact each week for one month 6. Update résumé 7. Donate hair to locks of love 8. Register as an organ donor 9. Have a picnic 10. Make soy yogurt from scratch 11. Make tofu entirely from scratch 12. Have a temporary corset piercing at a formal event 13. Make and post energy labels for St. Oswald’s 14. Schedule a church retrofit consultation 15. Drink 8 glasses of water each day for 2 weeks 16. Digitize CD collection 17. Visit the Museum of Anthropology at UBC 18. Attend an opera, symphony, or ballet performance 19. File tax return by June 31st 20. Teach someone to knit 21. Go sailing twice 22. Surprise James with something romantic 23. Conduct an inventory of my possessions, sell/donate as needed 24. By a Macbook in about January 2008 25. Pay off student loans by Dec. 31st, 2007 26. Develop an emergency fund with $1500 27. Take a camping trip to Oregon; save $500 for camping gear 28. Visit my immediate family at least twice, and extended family at least once by July 2008 29. Become employed in any of the following fields: linguistics, social science, fibre arts, environmental or charitable work 30. Develop and implement an environmental stewardship program at St. Oswald’s 31. Finish Learn to Ride and Learn to Race 32. Grow a garden and harvest something edible from each patch 33. Go in with some friends on buying/picking local produce in bulk, and preserve it 34. Obtain at least 50% of my food from within 200 miles 35. Limit computer/TV time to 7 hrs/week 36. Practice mediation for one half hour, three times a week 37. Practice writing regularly 38. Read all the books currently on my shelf or the 100-best list that I have not read yet 39. Knit a sweater 40. Have a Buy Nothing Christmas 41. Save $100 a month to buy a digital SLR 42. Go snowboarding at least three times during the 07-08 season; learn to carve 43. Spend 5 days working with Habitat for Humanity 44. Choose a social scene to study and begin participant observation/research 45. Knit something with yarn I’ve handspun on a spinning wheel 46. Run 10 km. 47. Bike 150 km. 48. Practice taking pictures on a weekly basis; have 5 prints made 49. Sew one whole outfit for myself 50. Learn to dirtjump 51. Practice stretching 15 minutes a day for one month 52. Take a beginner open water scuba diving course; save $35 a month for it 53. Go rock climbing three times; become certified to belay 54. Spend twenty evenings playing board games 55. Have one meal per week with all ingredients from within 200 miles 56. Do the Master Cleanse for 10 days 57. Eat everything in my freezer 58. Use stash yarn for every other project I start; do not buy new yarn unless ready to cast on with it 59. Limit dining out to 15% of food spending 60. Make laundry detergent, glass cleaner, and shampoo 61. Compile a cookbook 62. Take a yoga class at a gym or community centre 63. Vote in every election I’m eligible to 64. Develop an investment portfolio 65. Keep a monthly budget 66. Clear Nicole’s Trail at Burnaby Mountain 67. Do a collaborative painting with James 68. Get bike- and knitting-related tattoos 69. Attend knitting group four times a month 70. Learn to do nose wheelie pivots 71. Change working hours from 9-5 to 8-4 72. Get insurance settlement taken care of 73. Renew passports 74. Get a driver’s license 75. Do an outdoor suspension in summer 2007 76. Donate 10% of my income to a church or charity of my choice 77. Have half-hour spiritual reflection time three times a week 78. Bake all my own bread, except for fancy occasion bread 79. Find a church in Vancouver 80. Develop a crafting space 81. Watch all the Oscar Best Picture winners 82. Make wine 83. Reduce carbon emissions by 90% (from the average North American level) 84. Go on a week-long bike or canoe camping trip 85. Take a pilgrimage 86. Through-hike the Appalachian Trail 87. Begin a master’s degree in Linguistics 88. Get my legs tattooed 89. Grow hair out to waist length 90. Take the train across Canada 91. Increase net worth by 20% in 2009 92. Spend 6-8 weeks in East Africa doing humanitarian work of a linguistic nature 93. Become familiar with the real estate market 94. Learn to skid (on my fixed-gear bike) 95. Complete 5 random acts of kindness 96. Attend a taping of A Prairie Home Companion or The Vinyl Café 97. Audition for Jeopardy 98. Have a raw-food-only week 99. Learn to dance with a partner (swing, waltz, salsa, whichever!) 100. Get CPR certified
Monday, June 11, 2007
Category 4: Long-term goals
I can guarantee these will not be accomplished in 1001 days, but I thought I'd include them for fun. They are:
1. Buy some property; and 2. Farm it.
Next step - rewording my big huge list and quantifying everything!