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This is my first update on my 101 in 1001. I’m planning to write one of these every 3 months or so. Instead of the more traditional New Year’s Resolutions, I decided to do a list of 101 things to be done in 1001 days instead. My 1001 days began on December 15, 2016 and will conclude on September 12, 2019. I broke down my goals by category when I wrote the original list, so I’ll be doing that here as well.
- I’m still on track to finish reading through the Bible in 2017. I just finished 2 Samuel. Reading the Bible is one of the items in my habit tracker in my bullet journal. Having that reminder has helped a lot with consistency.
- Another goal was to find a place to contribute at church. I signed up to be in the nursery rotation. I’m hoping to be able to help with some other things too, as the need arises.
Family and Friends
- I knitted baby gifts for my cousin and my college friend.
- I’ve had people over for a meal 7 times. I had a group of five guests over for two meals in January. It went smoothly, especially considering that I only had about 3 days of notice. 🙂
- We made a birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas Eve.
Homemaking and Organization
- I finished making the list of 101 things (that was a task in and of itself).
- I decluttered my closet. A lot of things were worn out or didn’t fit. It’s much easier to find things that I can actually wear now.
- I organized the pantry, which was a one time task on this list….but looks like it’ll actually be an ongoing saga.
- I’m getting into a groove with doing the daily cleaning tasks from How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind.
- All of our pictures are on the walls. You know you’ve really moved into a new place when you have pictures on the walls.
- I decided to use my bullet journal instead of a designated blogging planner, but I have posts planned for the next two months. Now I need to write them all.
- I’ve learned how to use a bullet journal and I love it!
I did an experiment where I cut out sugar, dairy, and gluten from my diet for 30 days. While I didn’t see the type of improvement I had hoped for, it was worth a shot.
- With the exception of one week, I’ve managed to stay consistent with posting on my blog twice a week.
- I bought a domain name.
- I’ve written three guest posts, which you can read on Veronica Anne, Raising Arrows, and Homemakers in Action.
- I created a printable, which is now available for free when you subscribe to my newsletter. Subscribe by clicking on the button in the sidebar!
- I chose a word of the year: brave. I’ve continued to think of that often.
- I learned more about blogging by watching some videos.
- Participated in my first link party.
- I commented on more of other people’s blog posts.
- I set up a newsletter in January.
- I made a month long meal plan, which ended up turning into 28 Days of Meal Planning.
- I also tried out making refried beans from scratch, which was surprisingly easy and tasty!
So far I’ve read 13 books from the Rory Gilmore Challenge:
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
- Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- The Story of My Life – Helen Keller
- Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
- A Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
- Rapunzel – Grimm Brothers
- Emma – Jane Austen
- Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare
- Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
- Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
- Walden – Henry David Thoreau
- The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde (It was disturbing.)
Just for Fun
The only thing I got to from the “fun” category was judging at a debate tournament. I judged the semi-final debate round at an NCFCA tournament, which was a lot of fun!
I’m glad I chose this method of goal setting. What are your goals? How are they going?