I will update here as projects are finished. Italics indicate a task is being actively worked on.
Read 10 books, fiction (10/10)
Read 10 books, nonfiction (10/10)
Take a bellydancing class
Take a hip hop class
Take a Community Education class in something I’ve never tried before
Go to an event at the observatory
Take a picture, over the course of a year, of every time around the clock. (this has been modified somewhat, and will now just be several pictures for each hour of the day.)
Do the 26 things scavenger hunt
Do the 100 strangers project (get business cards for this purpose)
Learn a new craft
Develop a new product and market it successfully. NOT a baby or children’s product.
Make something for 10 different people, unexpected (6/10)
Participate in 2 charitable crafting projects a year (3/6)
Make something using my power tools – all of them.
Enter photos in the state fair
Enter sewing projects into the state fair
Learn to spin
Knit a sweater
Finish or get rid of projects in the unfinished projects box
Participate in at least one additional craft fair
Genuinely compliment a total stranger once a month. (20/33) (12-10)
Write a letter every other month
Do something surprising and wonderful for Randy monthly (20/33) (12-10)
Put together a care package for someone
Help a stranger.
Write to her again.
Let it go. Really.
Bench press my own bodyweight
Touch my toes
Memorize a poem
Memorize a chunk of the Bible
5 pullups. In a row.
Use a new vocabulary word monthly (18/33) (10.10) decided to delete
Get new Glasses.
“Social” or Environmental
Buy nothing for a week.
Buy nothing new for a month.
Take the bus instead of driving.
Volunteer a bit for an organization I am not already involved with
Install timers, power strips, etc. on as many items as possible to enable us to turn them off.
Get rid of plastic food storage.
Green Gifts Fair
Eat only local food for a week
Bake bread for family monthly (20/33) (12.10)
Try 10 new foods (3/10)
Try 5 new (to me) local restaurants (5/5)
Have a candlelight dinner
Eat a fried candy bar
Fast for a day IF both kids wean before the 1001 are over and I’m not pregnant.
Cook with a new food.
Essential Life Skills
Learn to shoot my handgun
Learn to shoot a rifle
Take a survival class
Make a will
Learn to make jam
Learn to can food
Try making cheese
Get a survival book and read it.
Pack our “go bags“
Pack an emergency kit
Dance somewhere unexpected. Unexpected for me. Who is prone to dancing wherever she is.
Participate in a rally or protest or march
Play outside in the rain
Say no when I want to say yes but shouldn’t.
Say yes when I want to say no.
Dress up as something, go somewhere, don’t explain
Go to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.
Take the telescope out
Go night hiking
Visit 5 new (to me) state parks. (1/5)
Go to a movie by myself.
Have Randy teach me to juggle.
Host a movie night.
Go to a fun indie craft fair in another city.
Go to the Botanical Center
Go to a festival.
Get a massage
Get rid of 10 things each week (current/143)
Participate in postcrossing; use cards as basis for hs learning
Plant trees with those placentas
Decide on a proper memorial for the babies and do it
Take the time to give myself awesome sausage rolls.
Delegate 5 things. (4/5)
Write a letter to myself, to be opened in 10 years.
Write a letter to each child, to be opened in 10 years.
Write a letter to Randy, to be opened in 10 years.
Enter a contest.
(counts as 5) Do 5 Learning to Love You More assignments (0/5)
Stick $5 in a jar for every completed task
Donate $20 for every item not completed
Blog on each task’s completion and progression.
Talk to one person about this project, in person.