Bucket List

The Challenge:
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 your part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. 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, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

Start your own list now!

Start Date: Aug 16, 2010

End Date: May 14, 2013

Key:

Completed

In progress


1. Ride a mechanical bull

2. Start a new tradition with friends

3. Go whitewater rafting

4. Take a photography class

5. Learn how to change a tire

6. Go on a date with my dad

7. Read the Bible cover to cover

8. Go paintballing

9. Learn to drive a stick shift

10. Crochet a scarf – – December, 2010 (Read post here)

11. Stay up all night and watch the sunrise

12. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find

13. Go canoeing

14. See 10 classic movies I’ve never seen

15. Watch all 6 seasons of The Office

16. Run a 5K

17. Have a legitimate mud fight

18. Go skiing

19. Learn to sew

20. Bake a pie from scratch

21. Fill water balloons with colorful paint and pop them with darts on a canvas. Then hang it somewhere in my house

22. Go on a 10- mile bike ride

23. Spend one day and watch all the Lord of the Rings movies with Nate

24. Get my passport

25. Make a wedding photo album

26. Go fishing and catch something bigger than my thumb

27. Make homemade ice cream

28. Submit something to PostSecret

29. Visit three states I’ve never visited (0/3)

30. Photograph a landscape from the same location, capturing all 4 seasons

31. Go ice skating

32. Milk a cow

33. Finish raising support

34. Create a ceramic mosaic of some kind

35. Go a whole day only saying positive things

36. Do something that scares me

37. Throw someone a surprise party

38. Get in contact with 1 lost friend

39. Go parasailing

40. Get a henna tattoo

41. Complete Financial Peace University

42. Attend a professional sports game – – September, 2010 (Read post here)

43. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter– – February, 2011

44. Go horseback riding

45. See a show on Broadway

46. Have an old-school slumber party

47. Visit a waterfall

48. Take a trip with my mom and sister

49. Go to Disney World – – August, 2010 (Read post here)

50. Learn how to float – – September, 2010

51. Do 5 tourist activities in Cleveland

52. Become more proficient in Geography

53. Buy a little black dress

54. Go barefoot for a day

55. Cultivate the art of correspondence. Hand write 5 letters.

56. Learn how to french braid my hair

57. Dress up for Halloween

58. Visit a zoo

59. Tour a museum

60. Read 20 books

61. Buy a pair of Rollerblades and convince Nate to go with me.

62. Win a Berkey wiffle ball game

63. Learn to make jewelry

64. Complete the Insanity 60-day workout program

65. Make and send out Christmas cards

66. Eat a whole bag of peanut M&M’s by throwing them up and catching them in my mouth =)

67. Have a traditional picnic in a park

68. See the Pacific Ocean

69. Improve my Spanish

70. Ride on a tire swing

71. Carve my name on a tree

72. Master the art of grocery shopping

73. Become a coupon connoisseur

74. Hike to the top of a mountain

75. Revisit Alliance and go on a Luna’s date with Jim – – August, 2010

76. Attend the midnight premiere of a movie

77. Go to a Kentucky Wildcats basketball game

78. Bake cinnamon rolls with Nana

79. Sleep under the stars

80. Go fruit picking

81. Get a friend to start their own list – – January, 2011

82. Give 5 “just because” gifts to people

83. Journal every day for a month

84. Watch a meteor shower

85. Have my server at a restaurant order for me.

86. List 100 things I like about myself

87. Donate blood

88. Find a personally inspirational quote and work it into a piece of art or home decor

89. Go rockclimbing

90. Buy something from Etsy

91. Host a dinner party

92. Dye my hair

93. See a movie in 3D – – March, 2011

94. Document a “day in my life” in photographs

95. Be vegetarian for a week

96. Attend a stand-up comedian show

97. Learn to eat with chopsticks

98. Write a love letter to my husband

99. Learn to grill food effectively =)

100. Buy flowers for my mom

101. Find my signature dish

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cassy
    Jan 30, 2011 @ 23:28:15

    you’ve accomplished #81 🙂

    Reply

  2. Karen
    Mar 16, 2011 @ 21:48:34

    How is it going on this list? I am tickled by the variety on your list. I’ll have to give some thought to what would go on my list. You have inspired me. I hate to tell you that #75 isn’t possible because Luna’s isn’t there any more. 😦

    Take care!
    Dean Petko

    Reply

    • meganberkey
      Mar 16, 2011 @ 22:00:53

      It’s going, um, slow. =) I’ve done several of the little things and just need to sit down and blog about them. I was CRUSHED when I saw that Luna’s wasn’t there anymore. I’m forever boycotting this Blue Fig place.

      I can’t wait to see what you come up with on your list!!!

      Reply

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