March 7th, 2008

Angel Phoenix

Today is My Day Zero

Well, here it is. The List!
I'm not quite so sure how I came across this, but somehow on one of my web wanders I stumbled upon the 101 Things to do in 1001 Days Project along with its support community here on LJ: mission101.

I'm a list maker. I do it compulsively, it's been my way to organize my head and tackle big problems for as long as I can remember. Breaking things down into manageable steps makes sense to me and makes me feel confident in achieving my goals. Besides, there's nothing so satisfying as crossing something off a To-Do list. I'm optimistic that this challenge will work for me!

The Mission.
Complete 101 preset goals or tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria.
Tasks must be specific, with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic, yet must represent some amount of work on your part.

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. 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 opportunities to complete certain tasks.

Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it. Stay focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress. Welcome failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

You'll notice on several of these I've set goals to "do x, y times" usually over the course of a month or more. The idea behind these kinds of challenges is to get myself into a good habit (and perhapse lose a few bad ones!) Hopefully if I'm successful and it works, these good habits will continue on.
None of these goals are written in stone. They are subject to review and change throughout the entire challenge.

So! Without further adieu:
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There we go! Today is my Day Zero. Let's see how the next almost-three-years go!
Beginning Date: Friday, March 7th 2008
Ending Date: Friday, December 3rd 2010

Knitting Is My Thing

Baby Singlet!

Hooray! I had a hairy moment or two yesterday night when I was worried that all would not work out, but all that was for naught! I've tackled the singlet into submission and so have officially created my first knitted piece of -clothing- and not something that could be considered an accessory (and for some reason, in my head, socks don't count)

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