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 my part).

How Has It Gone In The Past?
In my first 101 in 1001 I only managed to complete about a third of the assignments. Let’s hope this time is much more successful!

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.

So, by Saturday, September 10, 2011 I want to have completed:

SKILLS
*1. Finish my Masters*
2. Irish classes
3. Learn a musical instrument
4. Complete a first aid course
5. Learn an impressive card trick
6. Learn to juggle
7. Learn a magic trick
8. Learn how to make 3 origami creatures
9. Learn some yoga
10.Take a class or pick up some shiatsu skills
*11. Change a nappy*
*84. Take time to restore German to the level it was at 10 years ago!*
*85. Be able to read the NT in Koine greek*
*83. Be able to battle through the OT in Hebrew*
*89. Learn how to balance accounts*

BODY
12. Be able to swim a few lengths
13. Learn to tread water
14. Run a mini-marathon
15. Run the marathon
16. Stabilise at my healthy weight
17. Be limber enough to touch my toes (never done it!)
92. Remember how to skip
*93. Remember how to tumble*
97. Handstand

CULTURE
*18. Read 11 classic novels*
*19. Watch as many best movie winners as possible*
20. Visit a comedy club
21. Host a Monty Pyton appreciation night

GOD
22. Write a targum for a book of the Bible
23. Spend a week alone with no technology
24. Go on a week long media fast
25. Participate in an Easter Sunday dawn service
26. Try and write a book
27. Read Calvin’s Institutes again
*28. Read into Barth’s Dogmatics*
*29. Submit some papers for publication*
*30. Enter some theology competitions*
*49. Leave directions for a funeral service*
*82. Read Nietzche for Lent*

CONSUMPTION
*31. Go 6 months without buying a book*
32. Buy an original piece of art
*90. Eat in at least ten new restaurants*
96. Buy a piano

TRAVEL
33. Ski
34. “Climb” Croagh Patrick
35. Go to Glastonbury
36. Visit Taizé
37. Drive around the island of Ireland
38. Visit Normandy
98. Stay in Leitrim at least twice a week
100. Rent a villa

CRAFT
39. Learn to sew
*40. Become a proficient cook*
41. Learn how to make a tie
42. Participate in NaNoWriMo
43. Develop basic carpentry skills
86. Learn how to use Flash
87. Learn how to knit
88. Learn how to lay bricks
94. Send a post-secret

MAMMON
*44. Be debt free*
45. Establish a savings account for a house deposit
46. Have some kind of investment program
*47. Be giving more money*
48. Make a will
50. Save a euro a day and celebrate on day 1001!
*51. Dump my change at the end of the day*
*52. Surprise C with a cool gift*

HOME
53. Insulate the house thoroughly
54. Reduce carbon footprint as much as possible
*55. Start composting*
56. Develop the vegetable garden
57. Build a patio and BBQ
58. Plant flower
*59. Sort out utility room*
60. Plant oak trees in Leitrim
61. Lay paths in garden
62. Set up bird feeding systems (and habits to go with it)
63. Cycle as often as possible instead of using the car
*64. Cook every meal in a week for C and me at least once*

ADVENTURES
65. Go-kart
66. Parachute
67. Take Claire to an All-Ireland game
68. Attend a League of Ireland game
69. Attend an event at Farmleigh House
70. Go to a lunchtime concert at NCH
71. Get a tattoo
72. Build a sandcastle
73. Make a snowman
74. Bungee jump
75. Ride a horse
76. Picnic!
99. Go sailing

MISCELLANY
77. Give blood 12 times
*78. Be happily settled in my 2nd year of theology*
*79. Be ready to leave Maynooth :(*
80. Give up alcohol for 6 months
81. Give up coffee for 6 months
*91. Back up my computer monthly*
95. Participate in the 888 Book challenge
101. Make a new list when this one is done!