101 things in 1001 days
It’s a bit like 43 things, but with quite tight time table – I think it’s a good thing – with a time table one will do something – like Whiplash – and even if you don’t manage to do all 101 things, you have finished some after the 1001 days, and you will feel pretty good afterwards anyway.
I was gladly surprised by 43 things, as it showed me that I actually have done and still do a lot of things.
But it also showed me that my goals change all the time – so writing 101 definate goals feels a bit… unnatural to me.
At the same time – what is 1001 days in a human’s life? Nothing. There’s nothing that says that I have to continue with the things I wanted to do during the 1001 days AFTER the days are gone. If I don’t like the things I have decided to do, I can quit – but I have at least tried and can say that “I don’t want to do that – I have tried and I don’t like it”. Right now it’s more like “Er… I don’t know… I probably won’t be doing that in the future…”
So… what would I like to do…
I want to fix my apartment and make it look the way I have always wanted my apartment to look. Wooden floors in bedroom and living room, tiles in bathroom, hallway and kitchen. Light and bright kitchen, warm and inviting; dark and mysterious living room, straight from 1001 nights; a japanese style bedroom and blue-and-white fresh and crisp bathroom.
I want to be able to read, write, speak and understand more languages than I do now.
I want to become lean and agile, start with yoga and martial arts and loose the 40-too-much kilos I’m carrying around right now.
I have a gym membership and I haven’t used it more than once… Pretty ugly, huh? I would like to use it.
I want to get my homepage in good order. Right now it’s a mess. Simply because I don’t know what to do with it.
I would like to learn to play guitar and recorder properly, I would also like to learn how to juggle and to do card tricks. I would like to be able to support myself by street “tricks” and walk through the world.
I would like to get a nice art collection. I dreamt about an old woman living in a beautiful Jugend house filled with graphic sheets by all the great scandinavian fin de siècle artists… and I was so jealous. But it isn’t that expensive. A graphic sheet costs only a couple of thousand cronas, even when it’s Helene Schjerfbeck, Albert Edelfeldt, Carl Larsson or Anders Zorn. I would also love to own a couple of small sculptures.
I would love to learn to use a camera well. I so admire all the people at Flickr, who are so talented, skilled and enthusiastic, taking wonderful pictures every day… I would love to illustrate my own craft book, cook book or seasonal celebrations book with my own photos.
I would love to translate some books and write a couple too 😀
It would be great to become a vegetarian. But I will NOT give up eggs and milk. Never! It would be lovely to be sure that the eggs and milk are from truly happy cows and hens though.
I would love to travel around the world.
I would love to be a person who writes letters and postcards and who sends packages.
I really would love to learn to fly, parachoot, drive a motorcycle and have a nice motorcycle too… With a side wagon, so that my husband and our dog can sit there, when I drive – or the dog and I, when he drives 😀 That would be really cool 🙂
I would love to pay off all my and my husband’s debts. And then start saving money for bigger projects like renovating the apartment, traveling, getting a motorcycle and flying lessons…
I would like to get my loom back, and use it too. I would like to get a spinning rock, and use that too. I would like to use all my skills and actually produce something.
I want to learn to keep art journals and do it too.
I want to learn to controll my psychic skills, become a better shaman and actually become a shaman, who works for the community instead of… well… yeah.
To live without fear and addictions.
Get my teeth fixed.
Start celebrating the Sabbats as I want to celebrate them.
I would like to learn to do a Gothic make-up, get a Gothic clothing style and get a couple of tattoos and more piercings. Or perhaps not. I suppose I’m not quite Gothic, as I would like to wear colors, and I really don’t like make-up… waste of time, money and resources. But I would like to get my own style in clothing as well, something Oriental fantasy style thingy… Layers, colors and embellishments 😀
And this is about 40 things to do… What the heck to invent for the rest?
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101 things in 1001 days
May 29, 2006 by ketutar