Tuesday, April 17, 2018

101 in 1001, Round 3

As of the end of March, I finished up my third 101 in 1001 list. The final count is currently available on my 101 in 1001 page, but since that will be scrubbed in a few months, I'm memorializing it here, after the jump because it's a bit long. First, the commentary.

Proudest Moments

Out of all three lists, this one feels the most accomplished so far. I cleared around 60 goals completely, and I attempted a fair amount more. I'm not sure how that compares to past lists, since I don't feel like going back and comparing at the moment, but I did power through two pretty significant items:

1. I finished my modified TIME Top 100 novels list, a goal I've had since I first started this in 2009 (!).

2. I ran a goddamn 5K. I ran multiple 5Ks. This was a goal I'd set for myself on previous lists, then invariably take off the list in favor of something else because it felt too ambitious. And then I accomplished it by accident? Life is weird.


Moments of Reflection

1. I like the old-school Dr. Who, I really do, but we got up to the French Revolution story line and Lord Xenu kind of lost interest in it so we stopped watching. I don't really watch much TV or movies on my own, either, so if he doesn't want to watch something, I just won't watch it. (On the other hand, he's often quite keen to watch MST3K.) I'm torn between A) still including this because I like Dr. Who, or B) not including it because I'll probably fail at it again. I might just compromise and scale down the attempt (like, just finishing the French Revolution story line from the first series, or just finishing the first series, rather than the first two Doctors).

2. There were a lot of political things that got tacked on this list because The Election happened midway through. But I did a bad job counting them and an even worse job being consistent. I might scale it back, or figure out how to find my rhythm.

3. How much do I really care about that IMDB list? I don't know. But even though I failed pretty spectacularly on foreign movies and documentaries this time around, I do care about those, so that goal will definitely continue to stay on.

4. Now that running is a well-established habit, the next thing to tackle is strength training. I like yoga, but it's not the most efficient strength training route. The RCAF 5BX (or rather the adapted version here) seems like it might be a better option. I might also incorporate a planking challenge as an item? I don't know.


For the Next List

1. The reading goal is shaping up to be a combination of this Modern Library list and some books recommended in this post.

2. I might have to up my Swedish reading game, since I'm no longer in Swedish class. (Lord Xenu uses English with me so it's not like I get that much practice at home.)

3. I have some hard travel choices I'm going to have to make. After being invited to vend at last year's WorldCon (in Helsinki), it occurred to me that...I might do really well at WorldCon? It'll be in August 2019, which is sneaking up already. In addition to bulking up my Etsy stock, I would have to get a proper show table and display ready. On the plus side, one of my best friends (founding member of the Austin Feminist Science Fiction Book Club) got in touch with me about attending WorldCon in Dublin, fond as he is of the city (and, I hope, of me...!). The other horn of the travel dilemma is a wedding in Seoul, South Korea in March, which is less than a year away! Neither my sanity nor my budget can afford both (probably), so...




Current List: July 3 2015–March 31 2018



1. Self Reliance and Actualization

1. Finish 101 list (48 / 48)
2. Revise every 6 months (5 / 5)
3. Post weekly updates (34 / 143)
4. Check the available apartments with Stockholmshem


3 / 4


2. Earthly Delights and the Root of All Evil
1. Learn 3 new maille weaves (3 / 3)
2. Read 3 books I've owned for over a year but haven't read yet (3 / 3)
3. Finish necklace idea prototypes (2 / 2)
4. Read one of the recommended books for the DipTrans course

4 / 4


3. Local Places and Ideas
1. Read everything off the TIME Top 100 Novels list (100 / 100)
2. Visit a place in Sweden I've never been to
3. Complete all possible GoodReads challenges (3 / 3)
4. Read 3 books in Swedish. (3 / 3)
5. Translate 3 stories from Grand Mal. (3 / 3)
6. Go to one event in Stockholm
7. Go on at least one 1-on-1 fika
8. Go to one new cafe
9. Go to one new bar

7 / 9


4. Family

1. Send Christmas card & letter to my grandma
2. Send Christmas card & letter to my aunt
3. Send Christmas card & letter to my teacher
4. Send a birthday card & letter to Teacher Dad
5. Replace the couch

4 / 5


5. Entertainment and Creativity
1. Clean out music library
2. Organize music library
3. Watch the IMDB Top 100 Movies (fetched in October of 2009) (60 / 100)
4. Watch every MST3K episode (125 / 198)
5. Write at least 45 pages of the screenplay (20 / 45)
6. Write at least 25,000 words of Anise (23,624 / 25,000)
7. Participate in all available NaNoWriMos (3 / 3)
8. Watch every extant episode of the first two Doctors (37 / ?)
9. Finish outlining Anise sequel
10. Fill 12 monthly notebooks (1 / 12)
11. Finish YNF revisions
12. Finish Anise prequel story
13. Finish "Utah" translation.

3 / 13


6. Health
1. Cycle to Rauros Falls (626 / 626)
2. Weight train 2x a week (1 week)
3. Weight train 2x a week (2 weeks)
4. Weight train 2x a week (4 weeks)
5. Complete 1001 Sun Salutations (216 / 1001)
6. Walk to Mordor (459 / 470)
7. Jog for 1 mile nonstop
8. Jog for 1.5 miles nonstop
9. Jog for 2 miles nonstop
10. Jog for 2.5 miles nonstop
11. Jog for 3 miles nonstop



9 / 11


7. Relationships
1. Comment on one other Mission 101 blog per week (63 / 143)
2. Comment on any other blog once per week (107 / 143)
3. Email about translation project.
4. Send "Death" feedback to Bryan.
5. Birthday card & letter to Yousef
6. Send out three surprise random postcards (2 / 3)
7. Thank-you post for holiday exchange community.



4 / 7


8. (Cleaning Out) Heavy Stuff
1. Annual Facebook purge (3 / 3)
2. Annual RSS feed purge (3 / 3)
3. Annual closet purge (3 / 3)
4. Annual apartment purge (2 / 3)
5. Meditate 250 times (176 / 250)
6. Private
7. Monthly activist thing
8. Sort my taxes early

4 / 8


9. Broadening Horizons
1. Visit anywhere in continental Europe
2. One non-fiction book a month (33 / 33)
3. One foreign movie a month (21 / 33)
4. One documentary a month (13 / 33)
5. Finish up Swedish citizenship process
6. Finish TTMIK Level 4
7. Finish Korean DuoLingo
8. Finish Korean Memrise

5 / 8


10. Professionalism
1. Make Etsy about page
2. Update FB daily 1 week
3. Update FB daily 2 weeks
4. Update FB daily 4 weeks
5. Join SfEP
6. List a new item on Etsy daily 1 week
7. List a new item on Etsy daily 2 weeks
8. List a new item on Etsy daily 4 weeks
9. Change tax code on Verksamt.se
10. Put together a website or Facebook page for editing
11. Complete academic Swedish
12. Enroll in the teacher certification program at Stockholm University
13. Contact 3 relevant blogs about STEM jewelry (3 / 3)
14. Email customer about review on UniversityTutor.com

8 / 14


11. Politicking
1. Vote in one presidential election
2. Change party affiliation
3.Vote in the PA state primaries.
4. Purchase 3 items from Etsy stores, either for myself or as a gift (3 / 3)
5. Call each of my federal representatives at least once a week at their DC and local office. (49 / 174)
6. Fax three state or federal representatives at their capital and local office five days a week. (182 / 290)
7. Apply for absentee ballot every year. (2 / 2)
8. Send a postcard to my Senator's office three times a week (41 / 174)
9. Call my state-level representatives at their capitol and regional offices once a month (21 / 56)
10. Send 11 "do more good" tea care packages (4 / 11)

5 / 10


12. A Helping Hand
1. Donate $100 in housing/education microloans ($25 / 100)
2. Donate $2 to a literacy charity for every unread book on the TIME Top 100 List
3. Donate $2 to the OLL for every unwatched movie on the IMDB Top 100 List (+$80 and $80 from last list)
4. 70,000 grains on FreeRice (68,200 / 70,000)
5. Donate $100 to Swedish homeless advocacy
6. Monthly donation to Refugees Welcome Stockholm (12 / 12)
7. Donate $1 to UNCHR for every unfinished goal (0 / 41)
8. Send at least one holiday wishes gift package (1 / 1)

4 / 8



60 / 101 finished!

41 / 101 failed!

2 comments:

  1. Dude, you did incredibly! I'm so happy for you. Almost to Mordor! :D

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    1. Thanks, lady! There and back again!!

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