My 1001 Day Project
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Start: September 1, 2013 | End: May 29, 2016

101 in 1001

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Jun 2016

Posted by LaDonna on 06/20/16 at 09:08 AM
Goal Number: ALL ♦ Goal Status: Planning
When I restarted in 2013 and wrote that my life was about to change, oh boy, did it, but not in a good way. Dad's had at least a couple of strokes and the last couple of years I've been having to deal with him being in and out of the hospital and rehab and finding him assisted living on an extremely limited budget. We moved to a condo that's been in a state of remodel for over 2 years, our house up North has been in a state of building/remodel for almost 4 years. I'm tired of putting my dreams and plans on hold. This year, on September 11, I turn 50. I swore to myself that I will leave my current job either before I turn 50 or, by the latest, before I reach my 10 year anniversary there (that is the first week in November). I'm 2 years away from the age Mom was when she died. I'm not going to let myself get to the point that I either die early or die before doing things I wanted to accomplish.

I can't remember how many times I've restarted this. My best guess, as I've deleted posts from the first couple of tries, is that I've been trying to get this thing going for over 10 years. I've only ever finished a tiny handful of things on any list (this last one had ONE item I accomplished). It's time to start living and start doing.

Posted by LaDonna on 06/20/16 at 09:08 AM
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Sun

11

Sep 2011

Posted by LaDonna on 09/11/11 at 05:48 PM
Well, I've decided to reboot this project yet again. I'm obviously not going to make a dent in this list before it expires. What better day than my 45th birthday? That means my new end date is Sunday, June 8, 2014.

I haven't been able to come up with 101 goals yet, so the list will be a work in progress.

Posted by LaDonna on 09/11/11 at 05:48 PM
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Tue

20

Apr 2010

Posted by LaDonna on 04/20/10 at 05:53 AM
Goal Number: 1 ♦ Goal Status: In Progress
I'm working on the first goal in my list — "Find and tweak a design for my 101 Things in 1001 Days blog." As I've been absent from web design for so long, my coding skills are RUSTY! My Expression Engine knowledge is even more lost, so it's taking me a bit to get this all figured out. I had this set up in Wordpress, but the platform causes issues for Marcus' servers. Then I need to figure out how to export my old entries to my new EE setup. Should be an interesting exercise.

Posted by LaDonna on 04/20/10 at 05:53 AM
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Sat

14

Mar 2009

Posted by LaDonna on 03/14/09 at 06:01 AM
I've been trying to do this 101 Things in 1001 Days project for over three (3) years now. I really want to do this and it is time I got started again. I think that the ugliness of the old site and my unwillingness to actually code a pretty design for the Expression Engine CMS was part of the problem. I'm in a really weird place with web design and coding right now — kind of a love/hate relationship. On top of that, my direction in life has shifted in a big way. Whereas before I was focused on getting into graphic design and acquiring things, now I'm into a simplify and purge mode of thinking. I'm going to be retooling the list this afternoon and hope to have it posted by this evening. I also need to find a nice blog theme for this site. I may design something later, but now I just want something relevant and pretty.

The criteria is as follows:

As seen on Day Zero:
The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Some common goal setting tips:

  1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

  2. Stay Focussed. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.

  3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.

  4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

  5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

Posted by LaDonna on 03/14/09 at 06:01 AM
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