My 101 list

Apr. 8th, 2013 12:15 am
[personal profile] akarasuma
Since I started compiling it on July 12, I only have 990 days left according to DayZeroProject. It's all good, though, since I've already started work on some of the ones I came up with first.

I. Life goals (1/5)
1. Change jobs (18/04/2011)
2. Have the surgery (15/03/2011)
3. Decide on a career course: MA or not.
4. Lose 5 kg
5. Earn my 2nd dan in TKD

II. Shopping (1/6)
6. Buy a comforter I love
7. Get a guitar
8. Buy better-fitting sunglasses
9. Get braces
10. Switch to Mac (24/11/2010)
11. Buy a car (24/05/2011)

III. Food/Cooking (0/4)
12. Cook Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon
13. Bake a cake
14. Take a cooking and baking class
15. Try a new recipe once a month for one year (6/12)

IV. Organization (0/3)
16. Get rid of CDs on my desk
17. Organize my pictures and negatives
18. Clean out/organize my closet

V. Money (0/6)
19. Transfer at least $20 a month to Savings Account for one year (st. April) (2/12)
20. Save at least $150 a month six months in a row (0/6)
21. Make a new Kiva loan at least four times a year
22. Donate to Cáritas once a year (0/3)
23. Donate $5 to charity for each task I don’t complete
24. Put away $10 for every goal completed (7/100)

VI. Exercise (0/4)
25. Complete the 100 pushups challenge
26. Complete the 200 sit-ups challenge
27. Complete the Couch to 5k program while wearing a hogu (let's be realistic here)
28. Be able to do the splits
VII. Writing (0/3)
29. Blog at least once a week for three months straight
30. Blog in Japanese at least twice a month for three months after Hiroko leaves
31. Answer the "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind" (2/50)

VIII. Projects
a. Things I just need to make time for (1/15)
1. Write a letter to myself to open on April 8, 2013, or when I've finished (Sep 06/10)
2. Climb a tree
3. Learn the choreography to a catchy dance tune
4. Learn all the words to Jai Ho
5. Get a massage
6. Re-read my University papers
7. Read a history book as if it were a novel
8. Write (or complete) a short story
9. Send a secret to PostSecret
10. Ask my grandparents questions about their lives and document them (0/6)
11. Figure out whether or not I can ride a bike
12. Make a list of what I'm looking for/ what is important to me in a relationship
13. Write each of my cousins a letter telling them how much I love them
14. Go to a movie alone
15. In April 2013, make a new list that includes at least one item from my "Someday" list

b. Things that will require some time (0/9)
1. Learn how to play a Beatles song on the guitar
2. Learn to play the first 30 seconds of Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
3. Learn to play Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring in its entirety
4. Find a music class I enjoy
5. Learn how to sail
6. Go scuba diving
7. Take tango lessons
8. Complete a scrapbook
9. Host a theme party

IX. Habits
a. Calendarized (0/7)
1. Floss at least once a week for three months
2. Eat well one day out of every two weeks for four months
3. At least once a month, watch a movie I've always wanted to see, even if it's by myself
4. Take a photo of the garden every month for one year
5. Print my favorite 43things pictures and make them into a scrapbook every two months
6. Make at least one day trip every six months
7. Join and send 10 postcards

b. No need to check (0/10)
1. Read/write 100 kanji
2. Read 12 books a year
3. Go to at least one concert every year
4. Order a new thing at any restaurant where I've had the same three or more consecutive times (1/3)
5. Read all the books currently on my shelf
6. Stop biting my nails
7. Go through my picture a day calendar and mark places I've visited
8. Take pictures whenever I complete my goals
9. Make a scrapbook of my goals to admire when I finish!
10. Eat at 10 new restaurants (1/10)
- Bryan's 

X. Other (0/6)
1. Keep my bed clear 14 days in a row
2. Go to bed at 11 pm at the latest for two weeks straight
3. Go to bed at midnight at the latest two weeks in a row
4. Go to bed before 1am every day for a week
5. Never leave the house in an outfit I don't feel good in
6. Don't complain about anything for a week

Travel (2/23)
1. Visit Abby & Eric and go to TKD with them
2. See Kate Havnevik live
3. Visit the Smithsonian museum
4. Attend taping of The Daily Show or Colbert Report
5. Go to Vancouver
6. Participate in a winter sport of any kind
7. Visit Versailles (28/09/2010)
8. Try either Bouillabaise or Salade Niçoise
9. Blog about having a real Italian pizza
10. Visit Japan
11. Go to an onsen in Japan
12. Go to Hiroshima
13. Ride a bullet train (16/10/2010)
14. See the Rosetta stone
15. Go on a wine tour
16. Visit the Greek Islands
17. Go down the Nile on a cruise
18. Go on a hot air balloon ride
19. Go whale-watching
20. Visit at least five of the New Wonders Of The World nominees (including places I have already been to) (3/5)
The Great Wall of China
Petra, Jordan
Christ Redeemer, Brazil
Machu Picchu, Peru
Chichén Itzá, Mexico
The Colosseum, Rome (6/10/2010)
The Taj Mahal, India
Acropolis, Greece
Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Angkor, Cambodia
Easter Island Statues, South Pacific Ocean
Eiffel Tower, Paris (27/09/2010)
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Kiyomizu Temple, Japan
Kremlin, Moscow
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
The Pyramids of Egypt
The Statue of Liberty
Stonehenge in Great Britain
Sydney Opera House
Timbuktu, Mali
21. See the Northern Lights
22. Travel to at least three new places in Mexico
23. Visit one place on my picture-a-day calendar every year (1/4) 

I'm excited about my list. I do wonder just how much of it is more wishful thinking than actual goals, but at least the charity of my choice will reap benefits from my inability to compile a list of proper projects, haha.

Date: 2010-07-23 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hope you don't mind my commenting here. If you're more than welcome to delete it. (BUT ONLY AFTER READING IT!! :P) Even if it is wishful thinking, any that you complete will be more than you started with.

I know what you mean about weirdly organized but some of the things I couldn't see fitting anywhere else. I think it might be projects and habits that is throwing stuff off. That said, I don't really have any other suggestion for them other than breaking them down from those groups into other groups. (I think organization was one of the hardest things for me.) Even still, I don't really like my categories and some would've fallen better in another place but after numbering them, I was just letting the chips fall where they may. If you want to throw some ideas around, you are more than welcome to email me.

I think all the small categories up top are good. Definitely love your goals. (What's a kiva loan?) Good luck with all the exercise stuff. I definitely fell off the C25K wagon a LONG time ago. I'm not sure if I'll get back on again. :/ Love the scrapbook idea.

You might be able to make a Learning/Education section that might encompass some of your goals and break down the groups.

You've got lots of travel goals which I am most excited about. (Living vicariously and all. And it made me feel good to see your New Wonders of the World nominees and realized I had actually been to several. Haha.) I want to see the Northern Lights SO BAD. I need to plan myself a trip to see them one day. (Perhaps my next list...) I like the picture a day traveling goal too. :) I'm really excited to hear about your progress and see how things come along. Good luck!! :D

Date: 2010-07-23 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Why would I want to delete your comment?? Don't be silly, girl :Þ

Kiva ( is a website that allows you to loan $25 to a small business owner (or group of business owners) in developing countries. They're usually people who wouldn't be able to afford a loan from a banking institution. I REALLY like the idea behind Kiva, since you're helping people help themselves, and the money you invest comes back to you to reinvest in still other people.

I don't know about the C25K myself... It's just so freaking hot down here, haha. But who knows, maybe when summer's over, haha.

A Learning/Education section is a great idea, thank you!! I'll keep you posted on my progress... After all, you've been my 101 mentor all along :D

Date: 2010-07-31 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha. Silly is what I do. :)

Ahhh! That is pretty cool then. I've seen something like that for loaning students money to go to school. I've always been hesitant about it though. Perhaps I'll put it on my next 101. Woo woo! :) I love hearing about progress.

Date: 2011-04-26 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
For the career course you mean MA as in Medical Assistant? Or does it also stand for something else?

Date: 2011-04-26 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, I mean Master of Arts... I used to abbreviate it to MD for Master's Degree and a friend asked me if I was seriously considering becoming a doctor :P

Date: 2011-04-26 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ahh, I see. I'm terrible with abbreviations, I always turn them into something medical. XD Good luck on getting your Master's!

Date: 2011-04-26 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, we'll see :D



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