I’ve been mulling over the idea of a 101 Things in 1001 Days list since I first heard about them, but I’m not one for jumping on a bandwagon simply for the sake of being on the bandwagon. So I just let it pass me by… it’s been awhile though, and I’m finding I like the idea more than I did when I first heard about it. My 25th birthday is in about a month and a half, and yesterday I decided that it would probably a good time to start on a list of goals, some silly, some serious.
I think the main reason I’ve put off choosing to write such a list is that I don’t like to fail, and I’ve always felt that writing out a list of 101 goals seemed like setting myself up for failure. I’ve decided now, though, that maybe it doesn’t have to be a failure, even if I don’t check off all 101 items in 2.75 years. Maybe it will have been just enough to have made an effort on them, to have checked a few things off the list. I’m trying to keep that in mind as I’m putting the list together too… there have been a few things I’ve thought of, and hesitated to put on the list, or didn’t write down because in the back of my mind I’m thinking, “Hmm… that might be difficult to accomplish in the next 3ish years.” So there are plenty of things on the list that should be easy to tick off, but I want to put some items on there that will be a stretch too. That is, after all, the whole point.
One thing I want to put on there is to find some cheap hotels and get out of here for awhile, on a girls weekend maybe. Don’t worry, I’ll share the whole list with you when I get it finished. Project begins August 18, 2008 with a 1001-day end date in May of 2011!