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101 goals in 1001 days

It’s time to get busy and put things into action. I have 1,001 days to achieve as much as I can from the list of my short-term goals. This page is effectively the tracker page.

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Date challenge starts: 7 May 2013
Date challenge ends: 1 February 2016
Challenges completed are marked in bold
Challenges struck through are abandoned

001 | Create a portrait book of my family (together with family tree)
002 | Create a portrait book of my friends
003 | Create and maintain a complete address book
004 | Create a scrapbook of postcards I received/bought
005 | Create a scrapbook (or two) of my travel souvenirs
006 | Create a photo-book of my travels
007 | Create a photo-book of my life in France
008 | Write a book about living in France
009 | Write an anthology for my Frenchman
010 | Write an explorer’s adventure for my niece
011 | Write a fairy tale for my nephew
012 | Write a family recipe book
013 | Write at least 2 blog posts a week
014 | Learn to use a dSLR
015 | Learn to knit/crochet
016 | Learn to swim
017 | Learn to ski (or at least try it once)
018 | Learn to roller-blade
019 | Learn yoga
020 | Learn Krav Maga
021 | Learn wine appreciation
022 | Learn about Impressionism
023 | Learn how to break down a chicken
024 | Re-learn to drive
025 | Re-learn French grammars (which I’ve largely forgotten)
026 | Learn 1001 new words in French
027 | Learn basic Arabic
028 | Learn basic Russian
029 | Learn basic Italian
030 | Learn a programming language (Python?)
031 | Redesign my blog
032 | Digitise all paperwork and passport pages
033 | Organise digital photo archives
034 | Go completely offline on 5 non-consecutive fortnights (2/5)
035 | Double my current income
036 | Eliminate my student loan
037 | Start an apartment fund
038 | Complete five 10K run (3/5)
039 | Complete a 15K run
040 | Complete at half-marathon
041 | Participate in Paris Marathon 2015 or 2016
042 | Start a home library
043 | Pick a country for each alphabet and read a book by an author of that origin (15/24)
044 | Read 10 classics English literary works (2/10)
045 | Read 10 biographies
046 | Read 10 sci-fi/fantasy (8/10)
047 | Read Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum
048 | Read an article in Malay language each week (n/143)
049 | Watch all Pixar movies (14/16, 14 + 2 to come in 2014-2015)
050 | Watch only Castle and The Big Bang Theory (no new tv series)
051 | Watch 10 movies deemed favourites by my Frenchman (3/10)
052 | See a musical
053 | See a ballet performance (Nutcracker!)
054 | See 3 (new-to-me) operas (0/3)
055 | Visit a museum/exhibition each month (n/33)
056 | Walk every Parisian street at least once (6,100 of them!)
057 | Taste 101 cheese (n/101)
058 | Bake a Guinness cake
059 | Eat 10 things I’ve never tried before
060 | Organise a pastry-tasting party
061 | Organise a chocolate-tasting party
062 | Organise a themed-party (or picnic)
063 | Organise a board game evening
064 | De-clutter my wardrobe
065 | Attempt the 30×30 remix challenge
066 | Get an aqua massage
067 | Get a couples massage
068 | Take a photo with my Frenchman each week (F is selfie-shy)
069 | Submit photo to 3 photography competitions (0/3)
070 | Have a photo/article published in a magazine
071 | Print an iconic photo for each place I’ve been to
072 | Travel to a new continent
073 | Travel to 10 new countries (6/10)
074 | Travel to 10 (new-to-me) Unesco World Heritage sites
075 | Make a list of all Unesco World Heritage sites travelled so far
076 | Skydiving
077 | Zip-lining
078 | Hot-air ballooning
079 | Chase the aurora borealis
080 | Whale watching
081 | Go on a safari
082 | A complete beachside holiday
083 | Sunset in Oia, Santorini, Greece
084 | Hiking in the Alps, France
085 | Trekking the Cinque Terre, Italy
086 | Blooming tulips of Keukenhof Gardens, the Netherlands
087 | Monet’s House and Garden in Giverny, France
088 | Gaudi’s Barcelona, Spain
089 | Pamukkale aka Cotton Castle, Turkey
090 | Float in the Dead Sea, Jordan
091 | Tour Petra and the Wadi, Jordan
092 | Ride the Singapore Flyer (tallest Ferris wheel), Singapore
093 | Roller-coaster mania at Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
094 | Participate in science outreach programme
095 | Obtain a DALF certification
096 | Complete a MOOC course
097 | Dine in a 1-star Michelin restaurant
098 | Dine in a 2-star Michelin restaurant
099 | Dine in a 3-star Michelin restaurant
100 | Set aside €5 for charity for every goal completed (26/n)
101 | Set aside €10 for charity for every goal not completed (6/n)

Last updated: 15 July 2015

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