Motivation Monday: Get Out of that Funk!

Say it Rah-shay By Sep 07, 2014 1 Comment

The post in which I reboot my 101 in 1001 list. Also? I KNOW that that is a crappy title for what I hope to be an awesome post but stay with me!

So. A while back (some years ago) I created a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. I did not complete all of them and was letting myself have all kinds of “Rachee is bad feelings” when I took another look at the list. There is no need to beat myself up…I had accomplished more than I thought!  While I may not have crocheted a sweater, I feel like I have grown in leaps and bounds from where I was with crocheting that I could probably get a sweater done. (I know there were other things on the list but let’s just talk about the sweater, mmkay?)

As there are transitions abound in my life, mainly The Bee going to high school (what the ham fat?!) and me just getting older (and more mature…snicker) I wanted to reboot my list. I am also cribbing items from my fit forty list cause that’s the way I roll.

This post is called “Get out of that funk” because every once in a while I get into a funk, a horrible place where I am just going through the motions. I want to live life as juicy as possible and think I need to shake things up a bit. This list does involve some things I already do but I want to jump out of the rut I am in and do those things with gusto, with feeling, with every bit of me involved and present.




101 in 1001 Reboot Guidelines

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past — frequently simple goals such as new year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.


Goal setting tips

1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.

3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.

4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

Official start date: September 7th, 2014

Official end date:  June 4th, 2014


Progress report: 

To see keep up with my progress list items will look like:

No color or text change for items still to be done

Green text and text in italics for items in progress

Blue text and strikeout through text for items completed.

101goals to be completed in 1001 days from the blog Say it Rah-shay

Rachee is rebooting her goals of 101 things to do in 1001 days.

The list

1. Reach my goal weight (redacted for now but the oversharer in me will eventually disclose)

2. Do one 5K a month for a year

3. Do a split

4. Attend yoga in the park

5. Make my bedtime 11pm each night

6. Go dairy free for a month

7. Practice Meatless Mondays for three months

8. Crochet a sweater

9. Host a dinner party

10. Build a raised garden

11. Take a financial fitness class

12. Finish School

13. Refinish bathroom

14. Make curtains for my windows

15. Get a bike

16. Do a wine tasting

17. Keep work blog updated

18. Visit ten new restaurants

19. Have professional headshots done

20. Visit Niagara Falls

21. Get car fixed

22. Complete Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred

23. Make tomato sauce from scratch

24. Make soup from scratch

25. Have a booth at a craft fair

26. Make up and perform what will be known as my signature storytelling story

27. Perform in a community theater production

28. Run a mile non-stop

29. Run a mile in under 13 minutes

30. Run a 5K without stopping

31. Complete a 5K in under 40 minutes

32.Complete one of those Squat challenges

33. Complete a running training program

34. Be able to do a pull-up

35. Be able to do twenty real push-ups

36. Complete a Black Girls Run Program

37. Attend a yarn conference (ie Stitches, TNNA)
38. Go Screen free for a week

39. Volunteer at a senior care center

40. Go to the ballet and see Misty Copeland perform

41. Plan a vacation for me

42. Plan a vacation for the family

43. Read all of the books I was assigned and pretended to read in high school

44. Get a massage

45 Learn how to shape my own eyebrows

46. Send thank you cards to people

47. Game nights with family

48. Take a cooking class with The Bee

49. Become a Supernumerary with Opera Philadelphia

50. Attend a rock concert

51. Go to a beer tasting

52. Decorate my bedroom

53. Get pool table refinished (or re-whatever they do to pool tables)

54. Learn to shoot pool

55. Visit church with my brother-in-law

56. Take a hot air balloon ride

57. Take a trapeze class (aerial arts at the circus school)

58. Learn to play piano

59. Go apple picking and make something with those apples

60. Complete 10 hat and scarf sets to donate to charity

61. Declutter craft area in home

62. Hire a maid to clean my house

63. Repaint my deck

64. Participate in NaNoWriMo

65. Start a video series for my blog

66. Participate in a No Spend month

67. Compliment and smile at everyone at both jobs for a week

68. Let The Bee plan a weekend trip

69. Don’t complain about anyone or anything for a week.

70. Get a new tattoo

71. Color my hair

72. Read 26 books I’ve never read starting with each letter of the alphabet

73. Wear a dress or skirt every day for a week

74. Plan an evening out with Effin Guy that does not involve a movie

75. Use reusable grocery bags when food shopping for a total of 30 trips

76. Visit Las Vegas

77. Send a care package to someone “just because”

78. Try 50+ crafty/artistic things from my Pinterest boards.

79. Finish up the Game of Thrones series

80. Read The 39 Clues series

81. Re-read books by Octavia Butler

82. Participate in Shakespeare in the park

83. Eat a proper breakfast daily

84. Take public transportation to work

85. Visit local area attractions

86. Go back to Marie’s Crisis Café in New York

87. Complete “hair hat” for Ellen

88. Complete Harry Potter scarves for D and G

89. Complete an Amazon amigurami  for A

90. Teach A how to knit

91. Stick to cleaning schedule

92. Go to an Eagles Game

93. Get a passport

94. Take a dance class

95. Donate blood

96. Take a walk through my neighborhood once a week

97. Call and visit friends I’ve been “meaning to check up on”

98. Revamp and revive yaRRns

99. Visit other blogs and comment at least once a week

100. Consult with a financial planner

101 Save $5 for every completed item. Donate $10 for every incomplete item.



Whew! What a list!

This time I think I found a good balance of things I already do and things that I want to do. The already do things are things that I just want to get more out of. The new things are to shake it up a bit.

What say you? Got some goals to meet?

Let me know in the comment!

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Have fun and remember:






I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

1 Comment

  1. CARLA says:

    UMMM these days my life be crazy and my GOAL? making it through 🙂 I shall just cheer you on…

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