Friday, September 18, 2009

101 in 1001 | Update

I was going through one of my journals the other day and I stumbled upon my 101 in 1001 list that I wrote back in July. As I read through it I realized I was completing a lot of these goals without even knowing it. So I decided it was time to make an updated list and post it again. Here it goes:

1. Register my business
2. Launch my website
3. Photograph a baby that is less and 1 week old (hopefully do this this week)
4. Brand my business
5. Order my first sample albums
6. Attend WPPI
7. Meet someone inspiring
8. Intern w/ Jamie Delaine or Sarah Barlow
9. Create a canvas print from a vacation in Italy, Las Vegas, and the Caribbean
10. Upgrade to the Canon 5D MK II
11. Take a course/workshop in creative writing
12. Post in my blog 4 times a week (1/141)
13. Go for a shopping trip in Boston
14. Read a photography related book once a month for 6 months
15. Read a business related book once a month (2/33 - Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders, 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch)
16. Read a book related to a topic of personal interest once a month (2/33 - Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, Still Alice by Lisa Genova)
17. Paint 3 canvas paintings for our living room
18. Frame 100 photos
19. Take a homeless person out for lunch and learn about their life and their dreams
20. Bottle my own wine
21. Have my photography published
22. Go sky diving
23. Photograph a musician
24. Photograph an artist
25. Photograph a writer
26. Make strawberry & blueberry jam (07/07/09 – strawberry jam)
27. Run a marathon
28. Meet Jasmine Star
29. Take a hot yoga class (completed at Moksha Yoga in August 2009)
30. Photograph at least 5 weddings each year(2009 - 05.16.2009, 06.14.2009, 09.22.2009)
31. Become a member of Canon Professional Services
32. Learn how to make HDR Photographs (07.14.2009-Ryan's trip to Halifax, Post here)
33. Join a craft class/club
34. Do 20 consecutive pushups
35. Do 20 consecutive pull ups
36. Plant a tree
37. Take a photo a day consecutively for 2 months
38. Knit an Afghan blanket
39. Learn how to clean my camera
40. Don't talk for 1 whole day
41. Spend 6 hours blind folded
42. Bake a cheesecake
43. Learn about another religion
44. Host a social networking event
45. Solve a rubik's cube in less than 1 minute (got it to around 2 minutes)
46. Hike for 1 hour naked
47. Make my own candles
48. Make my own jewelry
49. Photograph for a not for profit organization/charity
50. Start a food fight
51. Bike the Cabot Trail
52. Have my own garden
53. Take a ballroom dance class
54. Get a facial
55. Blow glass
56. Actually send out Christmas Cards
57. Have a romantic weekend at a bed & breakfast
58. Get a touch up tattoo
59. Make my own ballpoint pen
60. Keep a journal for 1 year
61. Get another kitten
62. Make a sculpture
63. Learn how to play 1 song on piano
64. Buy a house
65. Coach soccer for a summer
66. Donate blood
67. Donate plasma
68. Bake bread from scratch
69. Spend 1 whole day in bed with Matthew
70. Do some macro photography
71. Organize our storage room
72. Volunteer for charity/non-profit/hospital
73. Get a 6-pack
74. Photograph 1 wedding for free for a deserving couple
75. Write a poem
76. Have Matt teach me to snowboard
77. Complete a 50 photo self portrait project
78. Have professional photos taken of Matt and I
79. Read the Bible
80. Blog a wedding within 12 hours of photographing it
81. Make plans with dad once a month (2/33 – 07.09 Harry Potter Movie, 08.09 Birthday)
82. Quit my job
83. Help a stranger with complete disregard for personal gain
84. Visit Ovens National Park
85. Go on a roller coaster
86. Photograph a hummingbird
87. Learn to french braid my own hair
88. Have a sexy girl party
89. Make corned beef and cabbage
90. Photograph a beach at sunrise
91. Photograph my grandparents
92. Photograph Matt's grandmothers
93. Organize my printed photos
94. Make a photo album of Matt and I
95. Take on a mentee (summer ’09 – Quentina Parsons)
96. Send a balloon with a message in it into the sky
97. Complete 5 cross stitch (1/5 completed)
98. Decorate my home
99. Have a girls night with all of my close girlfriends
100. Make an official business plan.
101. Tell the people that are important to me that I love them more often (every day)

Wow. Lots more to go that's for sure. I also just crunched the math and it looks like March 26th, 2012 will be my last day of this project. It seems so far away from now but I'm sure it will creep up quickly.


  1. Those photography goals look great, I'm excited for you! And skydiving! I can't wait to do that myself!

  2. holy cow that list is intense! awesome! hope you get everything accomplished!! ;)

  3. I am making a copy of this...makes me think about life...

  4. I have to say I am really impressed. I really haven't come across anyone else like me that actually has a to-do list like the one you have here. Oddly enough, we have some of the same goals on our lists. I am an aspiring photographer/model myself and I would love to start my own business. I could use someone pointing me in the right direction. If you would be willing to answer a few questions I have, would you send me a quick email at I sure would appreciate it.