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101 in 1001

The thing is, I LOVE lists. Grocery lists, to-do lists, any kind of list. I like to feel organized and focused. But I think what I love most about them is crossing things off of the list. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I have completed something and cross it off. So, it really isn't that surpising that I'm excited about a "101 in 1001" list. I was inspired by two other totally amazing photographer's and thier lists: Jessica Claire and Melissa Jill. The deal is its 101 things to accomplish in 1001 days. My list is so all over the place...it has personal goals (#2 Lose weight), and professional goals (#50 & #51 Shoot weddings). There are fun things (#20 Take Grace to the zoo), imporant things (#24 Vote) and serious things (#21 Write letters to tell people why I love them). I'm looking forward to sharing my goals and accomplishments with everyone and blogging about them with photographs along the way (#100).
Start date: January 11, 2008
End date: October 8, 2010
  1. Take a cooking class
  2. Lose 15 (or more) pounds before vacation
  3. Go to Yosemite NP
  4. Go to Arcadia NP
  5. Set up office area
  6. Read 3 books to improve my business (marketing, branding, etc)
  7. Eat at 2 new restaurant in Center City
  8. Paint our entire house…every room
  9. Organize my craft area
  10. Buy 85mm lens
  11. Go on a weekend trip with Mike - just the two of us
  12. Have Grandma teach me how to make raspberry jam or peanut butter fudge
  13. Take self portraits
  14. See Rockette's Christmas Show
  15. Hang landscape or still life photos I have taken in house
  16. Buy or make curtains
  17. Make aprons for Grace and I
  18. Write handwritten letters to 5 people to tell why I love them
  19. Teach someone a skill that I have in progess
  20. Run a 5K in under 30 minutes
  21. Order sample wedding album
  22. Install closet system in my closet
  23. Go skiing
  24. Solve the Rubik's Cube
  25. Shoot a medium format camera
  26. Ride in a hot air balloon
  27. Sell enough of my "junk" on eBay to buy something I really want
  28. Launch wedding website
  29. For 3 months
  30. Display my work in a Boutique
  31. Become a member of the PPA
  32. Purchase something from Tiffany's
  33. Read a biography
  34. Stop picking at fingers for a month…and then get a mani and pedi
  35. Volunteer time that benefits kids
  36. Go Golfing with Mike
  37. Be accepted into 2 peer reviewed photography groups
  38. Donate session to charity
  39. Reach goal # of weddings for 2008
  40. Reach goal # of weddings for 2009
  41. Photography city stuff in Philly
  42. Photography Maternity, birth and newborn session (same mom & baby)
  43. Photography child eating ice cream
  44. Photograph a boudoir session
  45. Take Grace to the NJ shore for a weekend
  46. Treat self to massage for no particular reason
  47. Learn to make Wontons
  48. Buy a Holga and learn to use it
  49. Buy myself flowers - 6 times
  50. Take a set of Macro photos (using #67)
  51. Actually take a day trip in Philly with girls
  52. Go through and recycle my piles of old magazine!!!
  53. Go to a concert, preferably BNL
  54. Shoot 5 rolls of B&W film
  55. Play tennis with Mike
  56. Buy a new camera bag
  57. Update Anniversary scrapbook
  58. Redesign Logo (or pay someone to it for me) in progess
  59. Decide on my anniversary ring
  60. Host a game night
  61. Read 5 classic lit books
  62. Start a photo project
  63. Find a local farmer's market and visit it 3 times
  64. Buy new towels & bathroom rug
  65. Write business plan
  66. Participate in an online book exchange
  67. Watch 25 of the movies on AFI Top 100 Film List
  68. Photograph my grandparents
  69. Sign up for a Yoga Class
  70. Write a list of 101 things I am grateful for
  71. Update Christmas scrapbook
  72. Do 5 things to that are environmental friendly (besides what is listed)
  73. Buy a great pair of sexy heels
  74. Donate $5 to charity for every item not accomplished
  75. Keep track of and blog (preferably with photographs) progress
  76. Make a new list after 1001 days


Anonymous said...

Your list is really great and I'm definitely inspired to make one, too. I can't wait to see how many you accomplish. If 2007 is any indication, I bet you get 95 of the 101 ; )

Anonymous said...

WOW... what a list!! For the past two months I feel as though I've done nothing but get through the day due to morning sickness... I thought I was doing good saying now I was going to catch up on laundry, cleaning, read more to Isabelle, etc.... your list is inspiring!!! I'm not so sure I could do one so long... but it sure is a motivator! I agree too, crossing off the list is why I love them!!