Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Ba(n)ker's Dozen

And then the banker (that would be me) found a great idea online. While poking around, the following page appeared on my PC: Day Zero, the 101 Things to do in 1001 Days Project.

Hmmm...okay, sounds interesting sez me so off I am to check it out. The gist being that you have to create a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days and the things you do can't be candy-ass things...each thing has to involve some genuine effort by the participant. Okay, no problem. I can come up with tons of things to do that require thought and effort. The site then informs me that 1001 days is 2.75 years. The procrastinator in me thinks this sounds totally do-able. All that time, one little (ha) list. Again, no problem.

My first clue that something was wrong with this idea arrived when I ran out of ideas at #22. Sure, I could probably invest some real time (as if I have any of that) and maybe stretch it to 5o. Still, I was intrigued and thought this idea worth pursuing.

That was until my friend, Lucy, after hearing me out on this grandiose plan, pointed out the obvious: "So 101 things in 1001 days....that's like 1 thing every 9 days."

Aw, hell.
Yep, this banker sucks at math.

What was that I said about it not being a problem? Yeah, right.
Completely doomed.

So, in the spirit of 2008 (yeah, I know we haven't made it to Christmas yet and here I'm talking about *gasp* next year) I am annoying you with what I hope to accomplish in the coming year. Since I can count to 13 handily enough, I whittled my list down to the following things:
  1. Participate in Spring Fest Crafts Festival
  2. Finish the bathroom remodeling project (started this one 4 years ago)
  3. Open an Etsy shop
  4. Learn how to knit
  5. Finish all WIPs listed on my blog (uh, well 6 of them anyway)
  6. Learn how to make candles
  7. Clean out the attic
  8. Turn unused basement room into a storeroom (involves major gutting & remodeling)
  9. Visit Newfoundland (where 2 of my grandparents were born, already planned for August)
  10. Expand, remodel & reorganize (again) my craft space
  11. Plant a row of forsythia bushes (at least 6) along the edge of driveway
  12. Build a storage cabinet for the garage
  13. Clean out my storage unit (stuff in there I haven't seen in 16 years...that is SCARY!)

A nice ba(n)ker's dozen. 1 thing every 28 days. I feel like I can relax now!! After all, I don't have to get crackin' for another 26 days. ;)

(Taking bets on exactly how many of these things will actually happen. Be mindful, I am a professional procrastinator.)

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Blogger Heidi said...

Writing them down makes them intentional. So that's a good start. Good luck with your goals!

12/7/07, 12:41 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

LOL--I didn't mean to shoot ya down there friend! You know me, I like to chunk things down, that's just the manager in me speaking..LOL Not real life ;)

All those things sound doable on your list!! You're funny, you have 26 days before you get crackin'!

Your candle making thing reminded me of something I want to do-that's soap making. Oh good, now my list is up to 8. ;)

12/13/07, 9:24 PM  
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