Complete fail

It’s almost a year since I was supposed to have completed a round of 101 in 1001 and I completely failed. I actually just forgot about it.

I started a 2nd round of 101 in 1001 on January 2, 2012. I was supposed to finish up on September 29, 2014.

The things I actually completed:

    • Tip a waitperson 50%
    • Register as a bone marrow donor
    • Ask 20 friends to suggest one book, and read them all many of them
    • Take my parents out to a nice restaurant… and do NOT let them pay
    • Go to bed no later than 10:00pm every day for two weeks.
    • Take vitamins every day for 3 months
    • Buy a house (post challenge timeline)
    • Switch from bank to a credit union
    • Write a personal mission statement
    • Create a compost pile (the first one ended up in a yard waste pile when we had to move in April 2013, but we DID have one… and now a new one)
    • Attend a ballet performance (post challenge timeline)
    • Go camping
    • Fling 10 old kitchen utensils
    • Buy a scanner

Result: 13.5 of 101, 2 of which were completed after the end date.

I could make excuses (a lot of stuff did happen during that time frame) but they’d be excuses. There are a lot of things on that list that I could have done, even with chaos and exhaustion. Instead, I shall just forgive myself and move on. It was a challenge, and a worthy one, but not one that will make or break me and those 2.75 years were hardly wasted. 🙂

On to new things.

Things still on a Bucket / To Do list:

  • Volunteer with the Peninsula Friends of Animals
  • Read 5 pre-1900 bestsellers
  • Read 5 books; one each about 5 different religions
  • Learn to read/write/speak a 2nd language
  • Take new “wedding” photos with original dress
  • Participate in a Zombie/ToughMudder/WarriorRun/etc.
  • Assemble a first aid emergency kits to keep in the vehicles
  • Squat my own weight
  • Update will
  • Revamp websites
  • Reorganize my digital photos
  • Reorganize my prints and negatives
  • Learn how to knit and/or crochet
  • Plant and maintain a garden
  • Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
  • Take a photo of the same place every month for year and then turn it into a calendar for the next year
  • Make pasta from scratch
  • Get to 101 recipes in Healthy Doesn’t Mean Boring
  • Turn HDMB into a print cookbook
  • Make a Scrapbook for Daina (5 years – 07/24/09 to 07/24/14)… and also for Siannon (06/17/2013 – 06/17/2018)
  • Go on a three day road trip, no destination, no husband, no child… just you, your camera, and the road
  • Travel to one country you’ve never been to before (more than one preferable)
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Take Daina the girls whale watching
  • Get passports for the family
  • Get my totem tatoo
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