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101 List Calendar Year End Check-In

Seeing as the end of the year is fast approaching, I’m starting to work on my typical year-end blog postings. And in doing so, I’m looking at my goals for 2014, which I haven’t looked at in quite a while, to see how well (or how poorly!) I’ve done on those goals. While there will be an upcoming positing summarizing all the goals, I thought I’d first do a preliminary one where I look at how many items I’ve knocked off my lists of 101 things to do in 1001 days, compared to my goal of 28. I say “lists”, plural, as my second 1001 day list ended on July 8, 2014 and my third one started on July 12, 2014, so I completed some goals from each of those two lists this calendar year. So let’s see how I’ve done, shall we?

From List #2, I completed the following 3 items in 2014:

5. get a cat
9. own property
43. make homemade pasta

From List #3, I have so far completed the following 13 items in 2014:

13. Install screen doors on my balcony doors
16. Get a jewelry armoire
18. Get a strong structure on which to place my frog tank
20. Clean my new BBQ
23. Replace my mishmash of old dishes with a nice set of dishes
26. Unpack everything from my recent move
29. Get a rack and pannier for my bike
32. See a show at Bard on the Beach
44. Go to Chicago
57. Participate in a political campaign
78. Get a promotion or a new job
80. Have a picnic
83. Make a Christmas wreath to hang on my door

So that’s 16 items total – far shy of the 28 I’d hoped for1. A quick perusal of the list shows me a few that I could probably complete by 11:59 pm on Dec 31 if I tried, but not 12! Oh well, at least I did manage to accomplish a bunch – and I’ve made progress on some of the other items on the list as well, so I’m reasonably content. But I have to think seriously about what I’ll set as my number of items to complete as a 2015 goal…

  1. I’d picked 28 items for 2014 because I thought 14 would be too easy, so I doubled it. As they say, pride goeth before the fall! []

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