Well. I write all sorts of thoughtful blog posts in my mind these days, including one I would like to title, “It Isn’t Really About Silent Night,” related to the now widely blogged about Garrison Keillor hubbub, but those will just have to wait or float around in my sleep deprived brain until our little cuddle bug starts sleeping through the night. Between working, school, baby, partner, friends, home, and church, blog is ranking a little low on the list of things to do these days. Alas. And did I mention that many of my family members, including my partner, mom, dad, baby, and myself got some sort of horrible virus on Christmas day, most likely the h1n1 thingy? Bleh. Good thing our little one is really too little to remember his first Christmas.
But, my cousin is doing 101 things in 1001 days and one of her “to dos” is to inspire someone else to do such a thing. And, I am a sucker for checking things off lists. And, I like the longer time frame, and taking some time to reflect on what I would like to accomplish and focus on. So I’m doing it too. The idea comes from this website. I wanted to find out the history of the idea – how did the website or idea get started – but I couldn’t find more of a history on it. I got my dad and partner to join in. Maybe my mom too, but she isn’t feeling well enough to decide.
I adjusted the number of days to coincide with my birthday, so I have 992 days. I would like to list the things here, but this blog isn’t quite that “out there” about my life, so it is going to have to go somewhere on my computer. But here is a sampling:
4. Successfully pass my doctoral exams.
9. Go to 100 yoga classes.
11. Complete one unit of CPE.
12. Complete the MFC reading list.
88. Go to the beach (where it is hot, not a New England Beach) once a year.
It should be fun. I like the longer time frame so it isn’t like a New Year’s resolution where I feel like if you fall off the wagon, it is hard to get back on the wagon at May 14 (like my ill-fated goal of not buying clothes for a year which lasted only until May). I’ll update periodically…
Happy Almost New Year!