I've been counselled to fill the list 70%, to leave room for the additional goals I'll dream up within the next 1,001 days. Seems like a great idea, as these ideas have been streaming in steadily since I got the "assignment" on my to-do list.
I've got a few things on the list that require group participation, like leading one group challenge every year (or rather, to "lead 3 challenges"). Putting on my Leader of Enthusiastic Inspiration really does instill some innate personal motivation, and dreaming up the ideas for these challenges is inspiring and motivating all on its own... not to mention that I learn a lot about other people as well as myself through the course of the month-long festivities.
So here's my list. I intend to already have a couple items crossed off by the end of this weekend... but I want to think on what monthly challenge to take up on Sunday to start things off!
Over the last week I've been writing up a new list...
The 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).
Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple challenges such as New Year's resolutions or a 'Bucket List'. 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 seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.
I'll share mine as soon as I feel it's complete enough (cough tomorrow cough)...
What's on your list?
I did it! I made a Facebook page for Biffed Connections. I figure you can't go wrong with more opportunities for folks to stumble upon and learn about the cool stuff you do.
In trying to come up with a good banner image for my FB page, I learned some things:
1. My page(s) are the first hits when you google Biffed Connections
2. Images of Bridgetown Revue are plentiful when you google image-search the term "biffed connections"
3. There is a website called www.verysmallarray.com that includes a myriad of demographic charts and maps related to missed connections.
4. I might be in love.
As soon as I start to get control of my many hobbies and responsibilities, I usually end up adding another one (or two) to the pile. It can be a struggle to keep going all of the balls I've toss into the air - especially since juggling is one of the skills I've been putting off learning.
Time permitting, I really enjoy keeping up my other blog - Biffed Connections - where I document the interesting, funny, peculiar, heartwarming, or just plain disturbing Craiglist Missed Connections (m4w, Multnomah County Oregon only) that I come across. I wish I had the time to continue tabulating the demographic facts that I used to, but I was disheartened by the lack of scientific integrity I could claim. Also, time.
It's been a couple of years almost, and it's still going! Please do consider checking it out, getting a laugh, and maybe learning something about yourself and the people around you.
I've not been doing any "challenges" lately, and in fact, since we left for India I haven't worked out... that's over a month now...
but I've been choreographing a solo performance, which included selecting and mixing together six different songs into a 7.5-minute set, creating a concept, a costume, rehearsing and filming myself. Probably more than an hour a day of run-throughs, a lot of visualization, watching the videos... it's enlightening and empowering to conquer what always seems to be overwhelming.
Push ups and sit ups will be back after Friday, when I perform this gem at the Art of Bellydance at Clinton Street Theater!
Happy February! Here, dance your ass off:
Then on Thursday come to the dance class I'll be subbing for Erika Ryn at Soma Space in Portland, then kick back and watch a whole lineup of performers at the Cloud City Circus first thursday show!
the slightly less snarky one