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UPDATE: 101 Things in 1001 Days

Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's been a while since I updated this list, and there have been small changes and rearrangements. However, the general sentiment remains the same! Changes have been only to 1) challenge myself more or 2) because they were for something I wouldn't be able to afford to do in the time frame allotted.

I'm currently 8% to goal with 907 days remaining. Gotta get a move on!

I track my progress with the Day Zero Project. You can follow my progress here, if you want:

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101 Things in 1001 Days: Mar 21, 2013 - Dec 17, 2015

Overcome my shyness and join a new club, organization, or team -- DONE!
Crochet gifts for someone -- DONE!
Walk a 5K -- Still in progress...
Read three academic books
Propose my PhD thesis -- DONE!
Take voice lessons
Brighten someone's day
Go camping with husband and dogs
Explore a new city or town -- In progress...
Apply to be a visiting scholar or attend a workshop not affiliated with my university
Visit my brother -- August 2013
Try something I've never done before -- DONE!
Design a vegetable garden and grow it
Buy a bicycle...and use it -- In progress!
Do a day hike in the Ozarks
Finally take a vacation... the first since 2009 -- IN PROGRESS!
Volunteer to do something I normally wouldn't do
Put $ into savings every month for a year... and leave it there
Publish a scientific paper
Try a new healthy food -- DONE!
Vote in every election for a year... even the little ones -- DONE!
Wake up early and exercise every day for a month
Go to three professional meetings in one year -- In progress...
Make a professional website
Take husband to Rocky Horror
Lose 50 pounds
Design a new science teaching module and write it up in an article -- Halfway there
Write someone a letter
Write a letter to myself when I'm 39
Take Krav Maga
Write a book chapter
Get my eyebrows professionally shaped
Learn 10 new vocabulary words... and use them
Go on a romantic weekend
Write someone a letter just because
Learn to ski
Touch my toes without bending my knees
Jog a mile without stopping
Spend a day without negative thoughts
Attend a music concert (first ever!)
Get a season pass to ride rollercoasters!
Spend a whole day doing something(s) for someone else
Walk my dogs all the way around Tower Grove Park
Design a teaching-as-research project
Fill one day with love by talking to all my loved ones in a single day
Learn to play tennis
Meet someone new -- DONE!
Audition for a choir or other vocal ensemble
Lose 100 pounds
Get both dogs GTG certified
Fit into that beautiful size 14 dress in my closet...
Explore the city where I reside as a tourist
Jog or run a 5K
Write a letter sharing my feelings to someone who hurt me deeply
Organize a Dogs4Dystonia walk
Learn a new programming language
Teach someone something -- DONE!
Visit Jess and her daughters
Attend an opera in a professional opera house
Start swimming again
Crochet a blanket for charity
Advocate for someone with a small voice
Write a song and sing it to someone I love
Learn to speak French fluently
Chase the moon with my sister again
Fit through the skinny space in the City Museum in St. Louis
Let my husband win one argument
Fly my dad up for a random visit
Hike and camp in the Badlands of South Dakota
Join a new scientific society
Take a trip to NYC or LA with my husband
Learn how to use makeup
Dance a merengue
Finish a 10K
Give something I have to someone who needs it
Go to a haunted house
Buy the awesome pterodactyls shirt... in a size medium
Help someone else live with dystonia
Do 60 crunches in a minute
Go to a symphony
Try a real zipline
Make it to Onderland!
Admit that I'm wrong... for once in my life
Fit into that free shirt I got in Ottawa. :)
Ride a puddlejumper and not need to ask for the seatbelt extension
Do the splits (again!)
Learn to kayak
Face my fears, and return to my childhood home -- August 2013
Learn to shag (dance)
Match my old time for the 200m dash
Go on an amazing vacation with my best friend
Lead by example
Renew my wedding vows on my 10th anniversary wearing a beautiful dress
Climb a mountain -- Monday, maybe??!?
Make it to a healthy weight
Defend my PhD dissertation
Apply for a postdoctoral position or other job
Write a review article
Make a new friend -- DONE!
Be someone's personal cheerleader and get them through a difficult time
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks! Yep, it's quite a list... and I really don't care if I do it in 1,000 days or not. But it's fun trying. :)

    I'll check it out. I already code in Perl, Python, and R. I'm thinking C++ is probably next? *shrugs* I put that on the list at a time when I was motivated to start scaling up in the programs write, but now I'm back to thinking I'd rather just get better at writing modules for the languages I already know. Hmm. :)
    1797 days ago
    wow that is a lot to do!!! I guess you have your timeline of a 1000 days to do all this? I recommend for learning a new programming language. I've been taking a python course recently and it was a great introduction :)
    1797 days ago
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