Tuesday, March 9, 2010

101 Update

I have been playing catch-up in my Google Reader for the past 2 days and I ran across a 101 in 1001 post that the lovely Gail had put up on her blog. I originally made this list last June I believe so I am almost at the 1 year mark. It's pretty crazy how fast a year can fly by. I haven't really looked at this much in 2010 but I think it is time to start focusing on it a little bit more.

Some of the goals I'm not sure I can accomplish in the next 2ish years because of finances so a few goals might have to be changed. Eventually. We'll see maybe in 6 months?

Here it is :)

1. Register my business
2. Launch my website
3. Photograph a baby that is less and 1 week old (Layla)
4. Brand my business (happening right now)
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 (6/141) - definitely getting better in 2010
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 (see list in side bar and also track books on GoodReads)
16. Read a book related to a topic of personal interest once a month (see list in side bar and also track books on GoodReads )
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, 06.14, 09.22)
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 (Christmas '09)
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 (Christmas '09)
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 (Does it count if I witnessed Matt do it?)
69. Spend 1 whole day in bed with Matthew
70. Do some macro photography
71. Organize our storage room (Jan. 13/10)
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 (2/50)
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)
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 09/10 – 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)

Sooo.. like I said, not much different from last time. Now that I've refreshed it in my head though I hope to really work on completing some more of them.


  1. Good luck with yours! I'm going to make one of these lists as soon as classes/exams are over...

  2. When you bake a cheesecake, will you please send me some? Seriously. I'll even give you a complementary mentorship with Sean Norman ;P