Nothing but Crows (kaleekolai) wrote,
Nothing but Crows

[Goals] 51 in 1

So, I had a look at one of the communities that was in the spotlight recently and got interested in the idea of it. The main theme of it is to make a list of 101 things you'd like to do in 1001 days (about 2.75 years). A lot of people put really vague or unrealistic stuff like "Be more flexible" and "Try everything at least once". I wanted to give it a shot but I also wanted to make sure the stuff on my list was measurable and attainable. After struggling to come up with 101 realistic goals (not wanting to add a bunch of crap that I didn't really care about), I have decided to do it on my own terms: 51 items in 1 year.

Ongoing throughout

1. Finish my novel
2. Go through the things that I have in storage at home, give away what I no longer need and catalog the rest.
3. Go through the things that I have in storage at Mom’s, give away what I no longer need and catalog the rest.
4. Maintain a ratio of at least 4:1 reading books that I own over buying new ones [0:0]
5. Hang clothes to dry instead of using the dryer and put the $2 towards something nice for me [Amount saved: $0]
6. Attain a weight of 145 lbs [181/145]
7. Kick the chip habit


8. Journal daily – even if it’s just a sentence or two – online or on paper
9. Don’t buy any unnecessary items for a month
10. Make the bed every day for 90 days [0/90]
11. Stop drinking pop for 90 days [0/90]
12. Wash dishes (even just a few) every other day


13. Spend a minimum of 15 minutes a week in silent contemplation or meditation
14. Do a minimum of 15 minutes of physical activity, three times a week
15. Make at least one home cooked meal a week
16. Tidy the spare room once a week
17. Bring a bagged lunch to work once a week for 3 months [0/12]


18. Try one recipe a month out of one of my cookbooks [0/12]
19. Spend no money, one day a month, each month [0/12]

Consecutive months

20. Observe each of the 8 pagan holidays and record them in my grimoire [0/8]
21. Once a month for 6 months, go home and do something other than FFXI [0/6]

Fixed number

22. Read 51 of the books that I own
23. Commit 101 acts of random generosity and/or kindness [0/101]
24. Complete 30 paintings [0/30]
25. Write 30 poems [0/30]
26. Write 30 short stories (1 or more pages in length) [0/30]
27. Write 2 songs [0/2]
28. Find 25 things that I like about myself [0/25]
29. Take 101 picture for my “Reflections of Toronto” idea [0/101]
30. Give away or get rid of 1001 one things lying around the house or in storage [0/1001]
31. Send flowers to 3 different people “just because” [0/3]

One offs

32. Get my Reiki Level II
33. Organize my desk at home and keep it uncluttered
34. Clear off the windowsill in the spare room and keep it uncluttered
35. Clear off the windowsill in the bedroom and keep it uncluttered
36. Cook an artichoke
37. Write my own circle casting
38. Write a poem for Athena
39. Write or paint something for the Morrigan
40. Write or create something for Demeter
41. Write or create something for Persephone
42. Create something for Brighit
43. Learn something new about Hecate
44. See a nutritionist
45. Participate in NaNoWriMo again
46. Write a themed or guided meditation
47. Write a themed ritual
48. Do the ritual with a group
49. Make a beaded necklace for Mom
50. Try making “Spilled Coffee Art”
51. Re-read the Tao Teh Ching

There's one other thing that I'd like to do this year but it's completely dependent on my finances and that is to visit zakhodit and seajules.
Tags: baaaaa, goals, i must be crazy, lists, new year

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