My Second 101 Things to Accomplish in 1001 Days

Well, my 1001 days from my first goal list will expire on February 26, 2018. That’s just next week. I didn’t manage to get all of these goals completed, but I was able to finish several of them. But, that’s ok. It still gave me some focus for things that I needed and wanted to do. The goals gave me focus. Those that I was not able to complete gave me a jumping off point for the next 101 goals that you can read below.  The 1001 days will start on February 26, 2018 and end on November 28, 2020. If you would like to compare the last goals to these click here to read the first set of goals. 

101 Goals to Accomplish in 1001 Days

  1. Read the Bible through.
  2. Spend daily quiet time.
  3. Attend or begin a Bible study.
  4. Attend a photography workshop.
  5. Write a book.
  6. Start making money from this blog.
  7. Increase the number of blog subscribers. (This is a continuing goal, but this number continues to rise.)
  8. Increase savings by $5000.
  9. Go on a New England cruise.
  10. Go see the Giant Redwoods.
  11. *Read 35 books. This evens out to approximately 2 books a month. It’s doable. I have several books that I have read and I will be reviewing them on the book page soon.
  12. *Participate in a vendor’s fair. (crafts) I will soon be setting up a table at a small local vendor’s fair. It will probably be in June.
  13. Finish and stock the Koi pond. (This goal was scrapped last summer.)
  14. Make and send photo Christmas cards.
  15. Make and can pickles.
  16. Participate and complete a money challenge.
  17. Knit a scarf and hat.
  18. Go on an Ohio road trip.
  19. Work on the back yard garden area. ( This is also a continuing project, but I was able to plant a new flower bed last summer.)
  20. Attend a “Dancing with the Stars” show. Since the cancellation of this show, I am changing this goal to going to see a play based on the movie Dirty Dancing. This is my favorite movie.
  21. Spend a night at the Greenbrier.
  22. Fix up the shelter.
  23. Visit every state in the U.S.
  24. Learn more about using Photoshop.
  25. Visit Branson, Missouri.
  26. Buy a designer camera bag.
  27. I still want a white Pomeranian. I want to wait until I retire.
  28. I need to get my blog’s email going.
  29. Cement the decking around the pool.
  30. Increase Instagram and Twitter followers. They are increasing and I hope they continue to do so.
  31. Publish a photo/writing book.
  32. Become more involved at our church.
  33. Design & create a freebie for the blog.
  34. Visit the Florida Keys.
  35. Take the kids to Universal Studios-Harry Potter.
  36. Attend an outdoor drama.
  37. Increase the output of craft/DIY projects. (Since I received my Cricut last Christmas my craft output has increased considerably.)
  38. Make & post a new recipe once every 2 weeks.
  39. Take a photo of husband and self. (We had family pictures taken the first of October. With our family it was an accomplishment.)
  40. Make a new Christmas tree skirt. I did make a new tree skirt last year, although it was for my daughter. I still need a new one.
  41. Take kids to the zoo.
  42. Secure a sponsored post.
  43. Complete a minimum of 5 devotionals.
  44. Go to a craft fair.
  45. Attend a Renaissance Fair.
  46. Join the local Writer’s Guild. ( I attended my first meeting, March 2018.)
  47. Attend a sunrise Easter Service.
  48. Make new bedspreads for kids’ beds.
  49. Make new curtains for boys’ room.
  50. Enlarge and remodel kitchen.
  51. Learn to use the Cricut.(My husband bought me an Expression Air 2 for Christmas. It has been a lot of fun. I love it!)

    I have the rose one that matches my pink crafting room.
  52. Design & plant flowers around the front of the house.
  53. Cement/blacktop driveway.
  54. Put up a chair rail & new closet doors in Shyla’s room.
  55. Add toy storage & new closet doors in boys’ room. (The toy storage has been added. The closet doors have not.)
  56. Purchase new deck furniture. (I bought 2 swivel chairs and a small table for the upper deck.)
  57. Redo the cushions on the lounges by the pool.
  58. Take up carpet in downstairs hallway.
  59. *Make Breanna and Savannah a house warming gift. – Breanna and Savannah have each moved into separate houses since posting this. I should go ahead and make 2 housewarming gifts.
  60. Make shorts for summer wear.
  61. Attend a couple of art classes. I  attended  a watercolor  painting  class  a couple  of  months ago.  I have  also  enrolled  in  a Bob  Ross  painting  workshop  at  the  end  of  May.  I have  also  been  following  the  Art  Sherpa  and  The  Social  Easel  on  Facebook  and  Youtube.  They  are  wonderful.  
  62. Put two more fans in the shelter.
  63. Replace the tile in the main bathroom.
  64. Plan a Christmas performance with Dylan, Shyla, and myself.
  65. *Reupholster Brea’s chair. Breanna’s  dog  destroyed  the  chair  beyond  repair.  So  this  goal  is  changing  to  reupholstering  my  dining  room  chairs.  They  need  it  again.
  66. Make ice cream with the Kitchen-aide attachment. (It was delicious.)
  67. Do a Flea Market Flip.
  68. Potty train Zayden. (He has no interest in this right now.) (This took 2 days back in June. He was the easier child I ever potty trained.)
  69. Do some decorative framing in the dining room.
  70. Make a blogging schedule for the blog.
  71. Prepare the fireplace and wood burner for use by next winter.
  72. Design and order new planners. (I love being able to design my own planner. I have used Plum Paper for the last couple of years. I highly recommend them.)
  73. Plan a trip to visit my cousin, Brenda.
  74. *Write Brenda monthly letters. I have recently reconnected with my cousin on Facebook so we can talk more often.
  75. Replace/repair garage doors.(We repaired them right before Christmas this year.)
  76. Take the kids to ride the Santa train in Nelsonville.
  77. Hike & picnic at Hocking Hills.
  78. Make yearly picture books beginning with 2017.
  79. Purge some toys.

    This in not really my house.
  80. I want to pay off all bills before retirement.
  81. Purge teaching supplies.
  82. Organize craft supplies.
  83. Make a book list on Evernote of books I want to read.
  84. Find a balance scale to use as a center piece on dining room table.
  85. Start a frugal series on the blog.
  86. Purchase a new sink and cabinet for bathroom.
  87.  Repaint main living areas of house.
  88. Complete 4 blogging courses.
  89. Attend a blogging conference.
  90. Attend a Christy Wright workshop.  (April 24, 2018)
  91. Have carpets and living room furniture professionally cleaned.
  92. Visit the “Book Loft” in Columbus.
  93. Finish dressers in Shyla’s room.
  94. Replace sheers in living room.
  95. *Make Levi’s diaper bag. – I really let this one slip by me. He is 3 years old now and no longer needs a diaper bag. I believe I will make him a small back pack instead.
  96. Make pillow shams for my bedroom.
  97. Create printable recipes for blog.
  98. Repair the upper deck.  This goal was just completed yesterday. Several of the boards had begun to splinter and needed to be replaced.
  99. Work on photography studio. (spare room)  This room has been taken and turned into a weight room. It now houses my grandson’s weight bench, the tread mill and 2 gun safes.
  100. Begin making Christmas list of possible gifts to make. (I have several DIY Christmas gifts on my list now. It is April 11, 2019 today and yes, I have begun my homemade Christmas list.
  101. Make a new list when this one times out.

What are some of things you would like to accomplish in the next 1001 days?

Determination

 

As I have begun to get more serious about blogging, I have found that is much more to this besides just writing for  pleasure. This has been a lot of work and continues to show me how little I actually know about the blogging process. But, I have the mind set that if someone tells me I can’t do something, then I become very determine to show them how wrong they are. I am a very determined person. Therefore, since I have chosen this new venture I have chosen my word of the year to be determination.




Several years ago, when my 9 year old granddaughter was  five, she was struggling with gymnastics. She had been diagnosed with ADHD and had a lot of trouble waiting patiently in line for her turn. I got to the point that she almost was asked to leave until she matured. At this point the owner of the gym took her under his wing and began working with her one-on-one. It was during one of these sessions that he asked her to flip over a bar and back again without letting her feet touch the floor. We watched as she struggled to hoist herself back over the bar. The determination in her little face said it all. She was going to accomplish this feat no matter how long it took her. And she did accomplish it even though it took her at least 20 minutes. We should all be so determined so achieve the goals we have set forth in our lives. 



 Look at the picture below of the little boy trying his best to climb the steps. He is a determined little soul who has no doubt in his mind that he will make it to the top.  Let’s have some of his determination and faith when trying to achieve our goals.

I began my married life at an early age. I was a stay-at-home mom until about age 32. It was then that the opportunity presented itself for me to begin taking some college classes. `I was just curious to see if I could do that calliber of work. So I signed up for one writing class first thing in the morning. I was usually home before the kids were out of bed. I loved it. I loved the writing, the fellowship of my classmates, and the challenge of the work. By the end of the semester I was determined to go back to school and get a degree. I was determined.

That determination earned me honors upon my undergraduate work and I eventually went on to complete my master’s degree. I also earned an additional one-year certification in Sign Language and Deaf studies. That determination lead to a great career in the education field . There were several obstacles in my path at this time but I never faltered in my determination to complete this goal. I was like the little boy climbing the stairs. I had no doubt that I would complete my goal.

Now I have met with a new goal for my life. I want this blog to help and encourage others and provided my family with some extra income after I retire from teaching in a couple of years. It will only be with my determination that I can succeed at this new goal. So my word of the year will be

DETERMINATION!

What is your word of the year?