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End of Year

Monday, December 27th, 2010

I decided to get out my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days as it’s nearly the end of 2010.  I have many ongoing items that involve me doing things on a monthly or weekly basis.  Most of these, especially the cooking ones, are going well.  But I have fallen way behind in my writing in both English and Japanese.  Of the 57 one-off tasks I have managed to complete 14 in the past year.  Maybe 2011 is the year I’ll manage to complete the task that says, “be able to do 100 consecutive push-ups”.  Then again, maybe not.

New 101 List

Friday, January 1st, 2010

I’m not really into New Year’s resolutions but I do like to have goals.  Last year I started a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days.  I really like the concept but there were quite a few months during the year when I didn’t even look at the list.  And since some of my tasks were weekly this has left the list in a bit of a mess.

So, today I’m going to create a new list.  When I mentioned this to Marty he said, “So you are going to cheat.”  But no, I don’t consider what I’m doing cheating.  The list is there to help me focus on some things I’d like to do.  The new list will contain most of the tasks I didn’t complete on the old one and it will contain an additional 8 tasks to replace the ones I did complete.  8 tasks out of 101 doesn’t sound like a lot but then my list doesn’t contain that many one-off tasks.  It’s mainly made up of things I want to do weekly, monthly, or quarterly.

There are also some things I will not put on the new list because I don’t need them there any more.  I wanted to increase the amount of fruit and fish I eat in a week and I now do that without needing a list to remind me.  This change to my diet alone is encouraging me to create a new list.

Behind on my 101 List

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Between travelling and illness I am behind with my 101 todo list.  I decided today to move the end date as I know that if I get too far behind I will find the list depressing instead of motivating.

I’ve completed some tasks since I last blogged about this.  I took a trip to Australia, went to a non-Perl conference, and bought a new pair of walking shoes.  I really loved my old brown walking shoes but they were a mess.  Mishapen and scruffy it was time for them to go in the bin.  My news ones are really comfortable but I don’t love them.

Hopefully May works out better than April.