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Jan. 1st, 2017 | 10:59 pm
posted by: saena17 in mission101

I'm posting this list a bit late, because I actually didn't really plan to do a Mission 101 list to start the new year. I've never successfully managed to keep one up before, after all! But I found that as I started figuring out how I wanted to approach 2017, I was structuring it around some of the stuff that has appeared on my past Mission 101 lists. So I thought I'd post it for accountability purposes, and see what happens.

This list is very similar to the last time I attempted this project in 2015; I only made a few changes to the goals. So for longtime community members it might seem a bit familiar. :) Yes, I have 5 undesignated goals that are earmarked for future dates and 10 additional ones that are as of yet unspecified. There are some gaps yet; I'm keeping my options open. We're still seeing where this list goes!

Start date: Sunday, January 1, 2017
End date:Sunday, September 29, 2019

These goals are in progress
These goals are partially incomplete (slipped up on 1 or more occasions, but I can still keep going)
These goals are complete!
These goals are fully incomplete and have been abandoned

Reading, Writing, Languages, and Creative Projects

1. Do the 2017 Reading Challenge
2. Do some kind of language practice (Irish, German, or Spanish) for 15 minutes at least twice a week
3. Choose an author and read all of their published works (author must have published at least 3 works in order to count for this goal)
4. Listen to an audiobook (while reading along or not)
5. Read at least ten books from “The Complete List of TIME Classic Novels”
6. Write in and completely fill a paper journal
7. Get at least 5 book recommendations from students and actually read them
8. Choose a book series that has been made into movies, read all the books, and watch all the films
9. Read an entire book of poetry (either one author’s poetry or an anthology)
10. Spend 30 minutes working on hitRECord.org (or catching up on the website) at least twice a week
11. Choreograph at least one full dance
12. Be involved in a play (either as cast or crew)
13. Be involved in a film/TV project (either as cast or crew)
14. Stretch at least once a day
15. Take at least one dance class
16. Finish at least one creative project every month
17. Successfully complete NaNoWriMo
18. Complete a short story and submit it to at least one literary magazine
19. Complete a rough draft of at least one script/screenplay

Places to Go

20. Travel out of the country at least once
21. Complete at least 5 DC Walks cards
22. See a Broadway show
23. Go to the beach and swim in the ocean
24. Go to at least 3 literary sites from the Novel Destinations book [1/3]
25. Visit at least 5 restaurants/food outlets found on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives or Eat St.


26. Cook at least one new recipe each week
27. Move out on my own again
28. Give regular offerings (no matter how big or small) to the church each week; set aside an offering for the Sundays when I’ll be absent
29. Do a breast self-exam every month
30. Pay off my credit card balance
31. Get a new car (or a good used car)
32. Renew CPR certification
33. Pay off the rent I owe my roommate
34. Find out my blood type
35. Get my hair washed/trimmed/cut at least once every six months
36. Go to the dentist once every six months
37. Buy a bottle of wine of my own choosing and try it (no help from websites/family and friends/store clerk- I have to choose it myself)
38. Drink a bottle of water every day for a month
39. Be able to parallel park with 90% accuracy
40. Be able to back into a parking spot with 90% accuracy
41. Clear out “Immediate Interest” gmail folder and make sure everything in it is taken care of
42. Sort through all of my clothes, donate any I don’t want/that don’t fit, and buy new things I actually like
43. Have at least $1001 in a savings account at the end of the Mission 101 period (what’s in checking doesn’t count!)


44. Get a full-time job
45. Renew teaching certification
46. If long-term subbing or full time teaching, attend a public event (concert, sports game, etc.) at the school where I am subbing once a month, excluding June-August; if daily subbing, do this at any school in the area once a month
47. Be less picky about substitute teaching jobs—take what is offered, rather than waiting for a more immediately appealing job


48. Have parents over for dinner at least once
49. Have whole family (parents + sister + brother-in-law) over for dinner at least once
50. Make dinner for friends at least once
51. Send 25 encouraging messages anonymously to strangers on social media [1/25]
52. Randomly compliment a stranger 101 times [4/101]
53. See five friends who are performers (in a choir, band, play, etc.) perform (has to be five different friends AND five different performances) [2/5]

Miscellaneous/Fun Stuff

54. Listen to all of Welcome to Night Vale (including new episodes as they air, after I’ve caught up on the old ones [1/130]
55. Finish learning how to ride a bike
56. Read at least one news article, in print or online, each day
57. Buy a digital piano
58. Grow something successfully
59. Test my swimming endurance, and then set a swimming goal (in laps) and achieve it
60. Test my running endurance, and then set a running goal (in distance or minutes) and achieve it
61. Submit a secret to PostSecret
62. Go horseback riding
63. Donate blood
64. Go caroling at Christmastime
65. Build a snowman
66. Climb a tree
67. Watch at least 10 movies from the “AFI Top 100 Movies of All Time” list
68. Learn to play the pennywhistle
69. Learn to play the guitar
70. Watch all the films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar each year 2017:[1.5/9]
71. Learn how to sew something (even if it’s just the ribbons on my pointe shoes)
72. Master 5 new hairstyles
73. Play through a video game
74. Go through all the bookmarked links in the “Things I Still Need to Look At” bookmarks folder and do the things in them
75. Go hiking
76. Attend a concert (must be non-classical and not at the Kennedy Center/Millennium Stage)
77. Try a coffee other than a peppermint mocha
78. Post photos to facebook once a month
79. Color every page in a coloring book
80. Take a bath (instead of a shower) at least once a month
81. Go to a con/midnight showing/some other fan-related event
82. Go see a live ballet performance at least twice
83. Donate to at least 3 organizations/charities of interest to me
84. Leave a review for each movie I rent on Netflix during the Mission 101 period
85. Go to the playground with a friend and have fun (don’t take any actual kids along!)
86. Play at least 10 different board games/tabletop games [3/10]- Sushi Go; Takenoko; Tsuro

Added Later>

87. Take a yoga class (formerly "Add a goal in June 2017")
88. Do the 2018 Reading Challenge (formerly "Add a goal in December 2017") [1/50]
89. Learn enough American Sign Language to become generally proficient (formerly "add a goal here whenever you want")

To Be Added Later

90. Add a goal in June 2018
91. Add a goal in December 2018
92. Add a goal in June 2019
93. Add a goal here whenever you want
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96. Add a goal here whenever you want
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100. Add a goal here whenever you want
101. Add a goal here whenever you want

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from: cactus_rs
date: Jan. 2nd, 2017 12:08 pm (UTC)

I think it's smart to leave empty goals on the list. 1001 days is a long time and things can change or come up.

Good luck!

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from: saena17
date: Jan. 2nd, 2017 05:17 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I thought rather than stress out about adding extra goals to a list I hadn't originally intended to add to/revise, I'd just leave them blank and fill them as inspiration strikes. :)

Thanks- I'm looking forward to it!

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from: meepalicious
date: Jan. 2nd, 2017 01:51 pm (UTC)

Your goals are all so great!

What's the 2017 Reading Challenge? Or I guess, which 2017 Reading Challenge?

If you want to swap book/author recommendations and/or be Duolingo "Club" buddies (not sure how that works, but I guess it's a new thing), let me know!

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from: saena17
date: Jan. 2nd, 2017 05:20 pm (UTC)

My sister and I are doing the PopSugar 2017 Reading Challenge, and rather than progress straight through, we're randomizing it- so we're actually starting with #40. :)

Cool, yes, let's be book recommending buddies! I haven't joined the ranks of Duolingo yet, but I know I'll eventually get there as I apply myself more to language learning, so that sounds like an interesting feature to navigate...

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from: aposteriori
date: Jan. 2nd, 2017 03:15 pm (UTC)

What are DC walks cards?

Looks like your end date year should be updated :)

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from: saena17
date: Jan. 2nd, 2017 05:21 pm (UTC)

LOL, thanks for catching that. :)

These are DC Walks cards!

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