So I’ve been thinking about the past year, what I’ve managed to get accomplished, what I’ve almost gotten accomplished and what totally fell by the wayside. Then as I started to think on the New Year, I was looking into journal layout ideas and came across the 101 goals in 1001-day trend. Instead of just setting a series of goals for one year, this was a list of things that could be accomplished over almost three years—you mean two years without having to make a resolution list?!? So I’ve decided that I’d give the 101 goals in 1001 days a try. Though by the time I’m finished with the list and putting it on the blog, it will probably be more than 101 goals (hence the name—101 goals in 1001 days, plus a few extra).

Start Date: January 1 2018

Finish Date: September 28 2020

Here are my 101+ goals for the next 1001 days (random and non-grouped):

  1.  Transition into a biotech or biopharma company as a research scientist
  2.  Become fluent in Spanish
  3.  Become fluent in German
  4.  Learn to program (R and maybe python)
  5.  Visit at least three new countries (0/3)
  6.  Start jogging/running
  7.  Run a 5K (0/1)
  8.  Move to a new(ish) city for #1
  9.  Make it through at least 150 days of beachbody workouts (share on twitter?) (0/150)
  10. Paint & frame at least one original painting (0/1)
  11. Finish the program management e-course bundle
  12. Finish the Six Sigma e-course bundle
  13. Finish the SMBA program
  14. Finish the Youtube for bosses course
  15. Finish the Youtube course creation for bosses course
  16. Launch a youtube channel
  17. Launch a online course
  18. Get blog traffic to 500+ views/day
  19. Publish 5-10 scientific blog posts (0/10)
  20. Practice more photography (1-2 posts a week)
  21. Get instagram followers to 800+
  22. Showcase crafts on blog (afghans, artwork, jewelry)
  23. Learn to make my own jewelry
  24. Re-pierce my ears
  25. Finish at least 50 personal/professional development books (and post reviews) (0/50)
  26. Interact more on Linkedin (actually network with connections) (at least 4 a week) (0/140)
  27. Share benefits of beachbody workouts
  28. Reach at least 14,014,000 steps (0/14,014,000)
  29. Visit at least one new national (or state) park (0/1)
  30. 5 pushups on toes (0/5)
  31. 10 pushups on toes (0/10)
  32. Run a 10K (0/1)
  33. Visit one new city & state (US) (0/1; 0/1)
  34. Go to one or more scientific conferences (0/1)
  35. Go to a blogging conference (0/1)
  36. Thin out monkey grass and relay bricks under maple tree in front yard
  37. Present at a scientific conference (0/1)
  38. Post free monthly challenges in facebook groups
  39. Write (or start) a book
  40. Complete a 365 day photography challenge (0/365)
  41. Clean the desk
  42. Reach 400+ followers on pintrest
  43. Reach 1000+ followers on twitter
  44. Publish at least two blog series (0/2)
  45. Mediate at least 5 minutes a day (0/1001)
  46. No extra snacks at work (i.e. no hitting the coffee shop for cookies in the morning) (0/1001)
  47. Declutter the movies in the house
  48. Create an editorial calendar for blog by mid-month for January, and 1st of month for the rest of the time (0/33)
  49. New camera for photography
  50. Credit card debt down to less than $500 (or paid off)
  51. Monthly budget (plus list of monthly recurring charges on credit cards) (0/33)
  52. Learn to give mani/pedi and give myself one a month (0/33)
  53. Get a new sewing machine and make a new quilt for bed
  54. Make my new moon & full moon goals (0/66)
  55. Buy a new couch and chair for my living room
  56. Buy a new dresser for my bedroom
  57. Buy a new mattress & boxspring for my bed
  58. Buy a new TV & stand for living room
  59. Reorganize my storage unit
  60. Buy fabric & foam and make new cushions for rocking chair
  61. Create a posting schedule (editorial calendar) for facebook pages (0/66)
  62. Generate at least three months of memes for facebook pages (0/3)
  63. Create posting schedule (editorial calendar) for instagram (0/33)
  64. Learn to use photoshop for memes & posts
  65. Make a 30 day Zumba schedule & stick with it (0/30)
  66. Visit one or more new zoos (0/1)
  67. Visit one or more new aquariums (0/1)
  68. Make a top 10 favorite romance author list for blog
  69. Write and share at least two posts on linkedin every two months (0/32)
  70. Ask for endorsements from 6 well known connections on linkedin (0/6)
  71. Endorse 3 to 5 people on linkedin every four months (0/40)
  72. Renew professional memberships (0/6)
  73. Get into the “best shape” of my life
  74. Finish reading books on scientific writing (review and post) (0/7)
  75. Take a multivitamin & supplements daily (0/1001)
  76. Design a logo for my blog/website
  77. Finish 3 hidden object games without using hints, or the strategy guide
  78. Go to a author-reader conference and meet authors
  79. Write in journal daily (0/1001)
  80. Complete my book of Sudoku puzzles (minus the ones crossed out)
  81. Drink 70 oz of water a day (0/1001)
  82. Color in two coloring books (0/2) (pictures on blog/instagram)
  83. Knit another afghan (diamond pattern)
  84. Watch all the episodes of Hawaii 5-0
  85. Go to at least 2 professional networking events (0/2)
  86. Update Linkedin profile (1/3)
  87. Watch all the episodes of Grimm
  88. Design a science based board game
  89. Hold a two minute plank (on forearms)
  90. Hold a 90 second plank (full)
  91. Go at least one weekend a month without social media (0/33)
  92. Create a vision board
  93. Create my own altar (wiccan/pagan)
  94. Learn basic sign language
  95. Create job searching/networking editorial calendar (0/12)
  96. Get an additional external hard drive to back up the laptop & external DVD drive for installing printer program on laptop
  97. Create my own coffee table photography book
  98. Touch base with friends that I haven’t talked to lately (0/127)
  99. Determine exercises to help strengthen ankles
  100. Savings up another 20K (0/20K)
  101. Get at least three plants and keep them alive (0/3)
  102. Stretch daily (0/1001)
  103. Editorial calendar for responses to groups and articles on linkedin (0/33)
  104. Watch all the episodes of The Librarians
  105. Watch all the episodes of Once Upon A Time
  106. Get Fit with Jessi to 1000+ likes
  107. Get BecomingJessi to 1000+ likes
  108. Get Spelunkers and Friends to 500+ likes

So as you can see the goals go from recreational (hidden object games and binge watching on TV series I haven’t seen or need to catch up on), to personal development, to professional development, to crafts, and things around the house (or hopeful future apartment).

The list will be update periodically (either with a link to the blog post covering said goal, crossed out, or dated and crossed out).