101 Goals in 1001 Days | 2016-2018 List Wrap Up
If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know that since January of 2016 I've been working on a 101 Goals in 1001 days list. I had a little under three years to try and accomplish a mammoth list of goals, ranging from huge stretch goals down to small activities that I always say I want to do. Well last week was the end of my 1001 days, so here’s a wrap up on my list!
In the end, I did less well on my list than I wanted to, but I still achieved a bunch of things I might not have gotten around to otherwise. Of my 101 goals, I accomplished 70 (indicated by bold text), had 29 I didn’t achieve, and had 2 that for whatever reason became irrelevant (marked by italics).
Overall, I had an amazing time working on my goals, and was so happy about each one I marked off. And it truly did push me to get to some things I just wouldn’t have otherwise. Which is why I’m psyched to be starting another list already. I’ll be posting that one soon, so stay tuned. I definitely learned that if I wanted to check off 100% of my goals, I have to procrastinate waaaaay less (well duh). So here’s my list, with a few notes about a few of the goals I accomplished:
Complete this list in time:
Start Date: 1/1/2016
End Date: 9/28/2018
Help someone else complete a goal on their 101 in 1001 list
Make another 101 goals list when this one is completed - I’ll be posting my new list soon, stay tuned!
Donate $5 to charity for every uncompleted goal on this list - I had quite a few unachieved goals on this list, so I ended up donating $145 to my favorite animal shelter, the Dumb Friends League. It’s where we got our dog Tibbers!
Blog 75 times in one year
Go to WPPI
Do 2 expo booths
Do a styled wedding shoot with horses
Get a senior rep for horse photography
Shoot some more artistic horse photos
Buy a new prime lens
Reach at least 1200 Instagram followers
Test different off-camera flash setups on horses
Make a calendar with horse photos
Make a camera strap scarf
Attend a photography or photo biz workshop - Blink in 2017, it was amazing, I highly recommend if you’re a photographer!
Get film developed
Do a horse photography shoot on film
Get camera lenses calibrated and cleaned
Make a yearly marketing plan every year
Collaborate with another horse photographer
Do a horse photo shoot in water
Make 5 more how-to pins for Pinterest
Get a new logo designed
Do another promo video - It’s filmed and halfway through editing, so hopefully I’ll be sharing it with you all soon!
Get some sort of studio/business management system set up
Have my website critiqued again
Get some photos critiqued by another pro
Add portfolio for high school seniors with horses
Add portfolio for couples/engagement photography with horses
Visit Whig St for 4th of July
Take a week long road trip - Um, we Iived in an RV for 6 months and traveled all over, so I definitely think that counts!
Visit a country I have not been to yet
Visit Bishops Castle - One of the absolutely coolest tourist things I’ve even done!
Go to the Ice Castles
Go to Yellowstone
Go to Carlsbad
Go to the Gator Farm
Play in the sand dunes
Take Brad to the Ape Caves
Eat a meal in the Space Needle with Brad
Go to White Sands
Visit Glenwood Springs
Go on a vacation with my friends
Do a girls weekend/getaway
Finish my short story
Read at least one book a month
Read at least three business/photography books
Take a meditation class
Write and send at least one handwritten letter/note per month
Take a free online class
Run a 5k - I actually went above and beyond on this one and did a half mudder, so much fun!
Climb a 14er
Start English riding lessons again
Take a yoga class
Try rock climbing
Drink at least a half gallon of water a day for week
Be able to touch my toes - If I had to pick one goal on this list that I was most proud of achieving, it’s this one. Even as a child, in gymnastics and soccer, stretching frequently, I could never touch my toes. But after months of stretching as far as I could, I finally did it, and have maintained the ability to touch my toes!
Ride a camel
Go camping at least twice a year
Try a new exotic food
See a concert at Red Rocks
Go on a wine-tasting tour
Attend the Renaissance Fair in costume
Go to drive-in movie
Visit the winery that make my favorite wine
Build a bamboo forest
Go to Denver Zoolights
Go to a Seahawks game
Take a snowboarding lesson
Go to a live show of Rocky Horror
Get a facial
Escape the room
Go roller skating
Get a wedding album printed from my own wedding.
Organize my jewelry and makeup
Set up a decently sized herb garden
Build something useful for the home
Change to a capsule wardrobe
Try making a month's worth of recipes and freezing them
Decide what I'm doing with my wedding dress and do (trash, sell, keep)
Make a recipe book/box with favorite/most used recipes
Make a new cover for the sack chair
Pay off at least half of my student debt
Buy a home - Strangely enough, this was one of my stretch goals, that actually happened quite quickly, and then we went on to sell that home (in Colorado), buy and RV home, and then move again. Life is weird.
Get another family member that is not human - I’m an overachiever when it comes to pets, so we got two new ones, our cat Death Cat for Cutie, and our horse Pixy.
Plant a tree
Volunteer or donate to a cause
Get family photos every year
Buy a laptop
Find a primary care physician in Colorado
Get my dove tattoo filled in
Recreate a photograph with my siblings from when we were little
Continue keeping monthly budget and categorizing all spending
Make an 6 month emergency fund
Find a local farmer's market
Find a dentist I like in Colorado