101 Things in 1001 Days

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Happy (belated) new year! I say belated, because yesterday I was under the weather (i.e. I had a New Year’s Eve hangover from hell and I’m just now able to see the world without the room spinning or running to the bathroom).

So if I had posted something yesterday instead of attempting to sleep the entire day away, it would’ve looked something like this:

I wrapped up my 2009 Project 365 on December 31st, which means it’s time for bigger and better things. Yup. I’m starting another project. This one is called 101 Things in 1001 Days, and I’m really excited to start crossing things off this massive list.

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The actual project will be kept on another blog called Jesstagirl’s 101, so if you’re interested in keeping up with my progress, you can check it out over there. The blog, as a whole, is still a work in progress and I’ll be updating and making final touches on the list, but for the most part, it’s good to go.

Here’s an excerpt from the new blog about the project:

Why I decided to do this:
I’m a list girl. I love crossing things off to-do lists, because there’s a sense of satisfaction that comes from actually completing something, which is an accomplishment in and of itself when you’re a procrastinator. As an avid reader of blogs, I stumbled upon this project a few months ago and knew I wanted to give it a shot.

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

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. represent some amount of work on your part). I will document, as best I can, the completion of each task.

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. 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, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

I hope you follow my progress at Jesstagirl 101

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