Life list

After my 101 in 1001 ended, I decided that the time limit was too much for me. It felt like I was being pressured into doing things, and I ended up with things on the list that I no longer had any interest in doing. So instead, I've decided to create a life list. This can be updated regularly, adding and removing things as I see fit. Seems like a pretty good deal to me! 

Here's the list as it stands at present: 

I Can Show You the World (Travel stuff)
Visit somewhere new in Australia
Visit all seven continents
Visit Easter Island
See the Northern Lights
Roadtrip along the Pacific coast of the US
Go on safari
Fly first class

You Should Employ Your Little Grey Cells (Brain stuff)
Read and review 500 new books (1-10) Adorkable The Long Earth Winning the Player The Rising The Odyssey Looking for JJ Heart of Iron Pushing the Limits Two Graves The Enemy (11-20) Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek To All The Boys I've Loved Before Stolen Songbird What I Thought Was True Dare You To Half Bad Pointe Digging for Richard III: the search for the lost king The Winner's Curse Croak (21-30) Sea of Shadows Crash Into You Speak Thirteen We Were Liars Splintered The Elite Nanberry: Black Brother White Legacy of the Clockwork Key Scorch (31-40) The Assassin's Blade What Kills Me Take Me On Crossing the Line Rogue Runemarks Rise of the Arcane Fire Once Then After (41-50) Now Tales of the Hidden World The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet Since You've Been Gone The Ocean at the End of the Lane Red-Headed Stepchild The Cinderella Moment The Woman Who Died a Lot Landline Finnikin of the Rock (51-60) Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman Cop Town Dead Beat Razorhurst The Falconer Between TimeRiders Day of the Predator The Doomsday Code Isla and the Happily Ever After (61-70) A Very Unusual Pursuit Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe The Silkworm Heir of Fire The Eternal War A Very Peculiar Plague A Very Singular Guild Being Sloane Jacobs My Life is an Alphabet Bunheads (71-80) Dangerous Girls Just One Day Whisper the Dead Dangerous Boys True Red at Night Magic Breaks Sweet Sisters' Fate Believe (81-90) Are You Seeing Me? Meant to Be Love and Other Foreign Words Just One Night Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
Finish my Classics Club challenge
Finish the AFI Top 100 The African Queen
Learn a new language

Money Makes the World Go Around (Finance stuff)
Buy a house/apartment/unit/dwelling/thing.
Voluntarily pay off some of my student loans
Buy an original piece of art
Voluntarily contribute to my superannuation
Buy a leather jacket

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger (Health and fitness stuff)
Do the Couch to 5K
Try archery
Try Crossfit
Go iceskating

He Was A Punk, She Did Ballet (Cultural stuff)
Go to the opera
Go to the symphony
Go to the ballet
See a musical I haven't seen before The Book of Mormon
Visit 20 new museums (1-10) Portuguese Maritime Museum

Singing Pork, Dancing Veal, What An Entertaining Meal (Food stuff)
Try 100 new recipes (1-10) Chocolate orange cake Carrot cake 
Make pasta
Eat at a Michelin Star restaurant
Finish my cookbook challenge
Eat at 50 new restaurants (1-10) Trippy Taco
Learn to plate a dish properly

Open Your Eyes And Then Open Your Eyes Again (Creative stuff)
Complete VEDA again August 2014
Write a novel
Take a photography course
Sew a piece of clothing from scratch

I've Wrestled Crocodiles and Dingoes Simultaneously (Random stuff)
Have a herb garden
Give money to a street performer
Go to a convention (i.e. Comic-Con)
Go stargazing

And in case anyone cares, here's how my original 101 in 1001 ended up:

The Challenge:
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 your part).

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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

And here's my list! Starting today, 4 July 2011, and ending 1 April 2014.
Italics - in progress
Strikethrough - completed

1. Visit a new country
2. Visit somewhere new in Australia
3. Host a dinner party
4. Live offline for a weekend
6. Watch the AFI Top 100 Movies (2007 edition) (49/100)
The Maltese Falcon
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Citizen Kane
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Singin' in the Rain
Star Wars
High Noon
The Godfather
Some Like It Hot
Dr. Strangelove
Forrest Gump
Toy Story
The Silence of the Lambs
Gone with the Wind
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Lawrence of Arabia
The Graduate
West Side Story
In the Heat of the Night
The Sixth Sense
The Wizard of Oz
The Sound of Music
Sunset Boulevard
Schindler's List
The Searchers
2001: A Space Odyssey
The General
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Midnight Cowboy
It Happened One Night
A Streetcar Named Desire
Rear Window
Saving Private Ryan
Raging Bull
Apocalypse Now
On the Waterfront
12 Angry Men
Pulp Fiction
Annie Hall
7. Go out for New Year's
9. Write a short story/novel
10. Read 100 new books (100/100) (There are reviews of all these books on my Goodreads page)
James Boyce - 1835: The founding of Melbourne and the conquest of Australia
Kelley Armstrong - Spell Bound
Emily Giffin - Something Borrowed
Lincoln Child - Terminal Freeze
George R.R. Martin - A Game of Thrones
Charles Dickens - Bleak House
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins - Mockingjay
Matthew Reilly - Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves
David Grann - The Lost City of Z
Charles Dickens - Little Dorrit
Dawn French - Dear Fatty
Christi Phillips - The Rossetti Letter
Carlos Ruiz Zafron - The Shadow of the Wind
Kate Grenville - The Secret River
Robert Hughes - The Fatal Shore
Lissa Bilyk - The Archive of Lost Dreams
Lissa Bilyk - The Edge of Darkness
Jessie Jones - Rubbish Boyfriends
Lilith Saintcrow - Night Shift 
Stephanie Barron - Jane and the Canterbury Tale
Greg Bear - Darwin's Radio
Glenn Cooper - Library of the Dead
Caitlin Kettridge - Night Life
Garth Nix - Across the Wall
Janet Evanovich - Love in a Nutshell
Gail Carriger - Soulless
Yasmine Galenorn - Darkling
Heather Graham - Phantom Evil
Holly McQueen - The Glamorous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder
Trent Jamieson - Death Most Definite
Mike Carey - The Devil You Know
John Dunning - The Bookman's Wake
Giorgio Faletti - I Am God
C.S. Graham - The Babylonian Codex
Garth Nix - Abhorsen
Gail Carriger - Changeless
Gail Carriger - Blameless
Gail Carriger - Heartless
Gail Carriger - Timeless
Terry Pratchett - Snuff
Simon R. Green - The Bride Wore Black Leather
Katharine Kerr - License to Ensorcell
James Patterson - Cross Fire
Stephanie Barron - Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron
Daniel Palmer - Delirious
Elizabeth Lowell - Jade Island
Jeaniene Frost - Halfway to the Grave
Karen Chance - Touch the Dark
Michael Palmer - Miracle Cure
K.A. Bedford - Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait
Jenna Black - The Devil Inside
Jan Coffey - The Deadliest Strain
Jeaniene Frost - At Grave's End
Lev Grossman - Codex
Louise Penny - Bury Your Dead
Trent Jamieson - Managing Death
Karin Slaughter - Triptych
Mary Lydon Simonsen - Mr Darcy's Bite
Tom Holt - Grailblazers
Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love - Silent Truth
Karyn Bosnak - What's Your Number?
Jeaniene Frost - Destined for an Early Grave
Karin Slaughter - Indelible
C.M. Palov - The Templar's Quest
Karin Slaughter - Blindsighted
Jenny Lawson - Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - Gideon's Sword
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - Spoiled
Naomi Novik - His Majesty's Dragon
Naomi Novik - Throne of Jade
Naomi Novik - Black Powder War
Charles Dickens - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Naomi Novik - Empire of Ivory
Kristine Kathryn Rusch - Paloma
K.J. Taylor - The Dark Griffin
Lavie Tidhar - The Bookman
Abigail Reynolds - Mr Darcy's Obsession
Karin Slaughter - Broken
Naomi Novik - Victory of Eagles
Keri Arthur - Memory Zero
Karin Slaughter - Fallen
Naomi Novik - Tongues of Serpents
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - Messy
Joanne Harris - Peaches for Monsieur le Curé
Karin Slaughter - Kisscut
Keri Arthur - Circle of Fire
Patrick Lee - Deep Sky
Karin Slaughter - Fractured
John Marsden - While I Live (The Ellie Chronicles)
Karin Slaughter - Undone
Simon R. Green - The Man with the Golden Torc
K.E. Mills - The Accidental Sorcerer
Keri Arthur - Circle of Death
John Marsden - Incurable (The Ellie Chronicles)
Kiersten White - Paranormalcy
Scott Westerfeld - Leviathan
Karin Slaughter - A Faint Cold Fear
11. Get my own domain for my blog
12. Jog every day for a week (0/7)
13. Move out of home again
15. Lose 5kg
16. Eat at 20 new restaurants (20/20)
Mamasita 25/7/2011
Russian Tea Time 20/8/2011
Mister Bianco 27/1/2012
Chinese Jin Dumpling House 30/5/2012
The Curry Club Cafe 27/6/2012
Hairy Canary 11/8/2012
Cider House 6/8/2012
Chocolate Buddha 18/12/2012
Mitsitam Cafe 11/1/2013
Pedro's 30/1/2013
Mimi's 8/3/2013
Miss Chu 23/3/2013
Cafe Gaia 30/3/2013
Amigos 27/4/2013
The Quarter 29/4/2013
Tazio 29/6/2013
Rockpool 30/6/2013
Fred Young's 3/7/2013
Geppetto's 3/8/2013
Cafe Republic 28/8/2013
17. Try a new recipe once a week for a month (0/4)
19. Reach 500 blog posts (500/500)
20. Put away $20 for each completed task ($0/$2020)
21. Get a job
22. Make a piece of clothing by hand
23. Paint a room
24. Go to the opera
25. Go to the ballet
26. Go to the symphony
27. Sing karaoke
30. Take a cooking class
31. Host a guest blogger
32. Buy a piece of original art
34. Learn a new piece on the piano
35. Watch sunrise and sunset on the same day
36. Ride in a hot air balloon
38. Take a photography class
39. Clean out my closet
40. Go to ten new museums (11/10)
Field Museum August 2011
Art Institute of Chicago August 2011
Denver Museum of Nature and Science August 2011
Denver Art Museum September 2011
American Museum of Natural History September 2011
Newseum January 2013
National Air and Space Museum - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Centre January 2013
International Spy Museum January 2013
Kaori Museum November 2013
Auckland War Memorial Museum November 2013
Te Papa November 2013
41. Document 'a day in my life' in photos
42. See one of my favourite bands in concert
43. Give money to a street performer
45. Go on a roadtrip
46. Make a list of 101 things that make me happy
47. Make pasta from scratch
48. Voluntarily add to my superannuation
49. Voluntarily pay off some of my student debt
50. Plan a weekend getaway with friends
51. Attend a midnight premiere
52. See Geelong play a game at Kardinia Park
54. Print out my photos
55. Keep a food journal for a month
56. Buy a new laptop
57. Host a themed party
58. Plant a herb garden
59. Follow one new blog a month (14/34)
July 2011 - Smile Big and Pretty
August 2011 - Bye Bye Bitters
September 2011 - Kate as of Late
October 2011 - Diary of a Dying Girl
November 2011 - Teacher Girl
December 2011 - Why Girls Are Weird
January 2012 - Struggling Single Twenty-Something
February 2012 - Skylarking
March 2012 - Things I Like to Eat and Other Nonsense
April 2012 - Pretzel Thief
May 2012 - Oh Noa
June 2012 - Facebooking from the Edge
July 2012 - Argyle State of Mind
August 2012 - The Jane Austen Film Club
September 2012 - Thirty Three Sand Dollars
October 2012 - A Dag's Life
November 2012 - Lazy Happy Bored Happy Sad
December 2012 - Life in a Lab Coat
January 2013 - Lifescouts
February 2013 - Metamorphocity
March 2013 - Table for Six
April 2013 - Cheap Thrills: a book blog
May 2013 - Homance Diaries
June 2013 - AbsentElemental
July 2013 - Becky Says Things
August 2013 - Wilfair
September 2013 - The Broke and the Bookish
October 2013 - Lit Nerd
November 2013 - Katie's Book Blog
December 2013 - Smitten Kitchen
January 2014 - Sarcastic Contemplation
February 2014 - Notebook Sisters
March 2014 - Geek Girl Travels
April 2014 - WTF Bad Romance Covers 
60. Take a self portrait at least once a month (0/34)
61. Finish my cooking challenge
62. Send someone a care package
63. Document every completed goal on my blog
67. Buy a leather jacket
68. Go hiking
69. Have high tea somewhere nice
71. Buy a new chest of drawers
73. Design a blog banner
74. Design a blog button
75. Try archery
79. Buy an expensive piece of jewellery for my 30th
80. Go to a farmer's market
82. Wear a skirt or dress every day for a week
84. Adopt a dog
85. Print and frame some of my best photos
86. Watch two movies at the cinema on the same day
87. Go ice skating
88. Go stargazing
89. Spend a rainy day watching movies in my PJs
92. Plan a kickarse 30th birthday
93. Go to bed before 11pm every night for a fortnight (0/14)
96. Save all coins smaller than 50c and go shopping at the end
97. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet (0/26)
98. Go out for dinner to celebrate the end of the challenge (1 April 2014)
99. Try 5 new cocktails (5/5)
Passionfruit mojito - September 2011
Life Line - November 2011
Peach martini - January 2013
Mai tai - June 2013
Black Forest hot chocolate - November 2013
100. Seriously investigate doing my PhD
101. Donate $10 to charity for each unfinished goal

K xx
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