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Monday, January 09, 2012

101 in 1001

so i heard about this challenge.

101 goals in 1001 days

it was about dreams. and not only just having dreams, but...

turning those dreams into goals.

big difference, by the way.
i kind of backed away from the idea, because to be honest?
i have had a lot of dreams.
a lot.
and i have written out my dreams in a notebook, and started going somewhere with those dreams.
then i lost the notebook.
and that was that.

but when you turn those dreams into goals
all of a sudden, you feel like maybe it's a possibility.
maybe it's something that you had better get started on and not stop!

so i decided to just go for it. why not?
there are a lot of reasons for the why not.

because if i never write them out for real, live people to see?
i don't actually have to feel like a total loser if i don't accomplish them.

but the other side of that is this.

if i do write them out for real live people to see...
those people can hold me accountable. can challenge me. can pray for me. can help me achieve these goals.

so here we go.

my list of 101 things that i would like to do in the next 1001 days.
(in no particular order)

1. write out scripture more often
2. start a consistent early morning prayer routine
3. get more organized with my homeschooling. ugh. i feel like i always say that, and it never happens.
4. go back to haiti
5. run another marathon
6. learn how to french braid...actually, how to braid. (good thing i don't have girls!)
7. visit new york city. i know! i can't believe i've never been to new york city!!
8. put my laundry away as soon as it is clean
9. never stop attending FBI
10. outsource!
11. finish perfecting my website
12. to be less critical. of myself and others.
13. to get together with my amazing p31 sisters again.
14. go on more dates with my husband
15. buy another prime lens
16. start taking vitamins
17. go horseback riding
18. see kari jobe in concert
19. get my make up done professionally. never done it.
20. to go along with 19, wear false eyelashes. i don't know why, i just think they look so cool
21. drink more water every day
22. go to the basketball hall of fame
23. give at least half of my profits from my photography business to people who need it, and various ministries
24. beat aj in wii mario kart
25. reach 1000 facebook fans
26. have my branding done professionally. (i wish i could afford it right now!)
27. speak at a women's conference - of any kind
28. give the gift of photography to more people who can not afford it...just to show the love of my GOD
29. talk less, and love more
30. email prayers of scripture to one person a week
31. make an incredible website for The Porch
32. write one song a month
33. have more people receive The Porch newsletter
34. go to bed earlier...which will in turn, help me to get up earlier.
35. go on a cruise with my family
36. understand that who i am is not determined by the way people treat me. i hate that i care about that so much! God loves me just the way i am!!
37. spend more money on others and less on myself
38. memorize one verse from every book in the Bible
39. be asked to guest blog
40. go back to disney with my family and bryce
41. send birthday cards to every family member each year!
42. take more prayer walks
43. send more mail. like... actual paper mail
44. take more pictures of my kids living life. not just posing.
45. master white balance
46. read more books by tozer
47. become a mentor to someone serious about raising Godly kids
48. meet up with lindsay lanzel somewhere...anywhere.
49. write a book about parenting (at least a booklet)
50. take time off facebook every once in a while
51. watch the sunset on the beach with just me and adam
52. write down my dreams more
53. print more pictures out!!
54. finish writing and record songs of scripture for my boys
55. learn how to juggle
56. play the piano more
57. learn how to speak spanish
58. plant a garden
59. attend a pursuit 31 conference
60. go snowboarding more than one time each winter
61. oh, and to go along with #60, learn how to get off a ski lift without falling
62. learn how to change the oil in my car
63. go ice skating
64. never pass up an opportunity to pray with someone on the spot
65. become an official not-for-profit with epping lighthouse ministries
66. buy a building for epping lighthouse ministries
67. order new business cards
68. do another beth moore study
69. understand that i was created to bring glory to God. and never forget it.
70. go to boston more
71. organize a stylized shoot
72. use the crock pot once a week
73. be asked to travel to shoot
74. learn how to play an f chord on the guitar
75. write thank you letters to everyone who has donated to The Porch in any way
76. forgive girls who have hurt me. like, really forgive. for real. not allowing bitterness to have a hold on me in any way.
77. hire my husband to be my accountant for my business
78. think of others as better than myself way more than i do now
79. run at least 3 more half marathons
80. run another marathon
81. organize everything better. i know it sounds kind of vague, but i love being organized, and really need to just get better at it
82. not let myself get impatient and stressed over stupid things that don't matter at all
83. learn how to knit or crochet
84. finish our foster care classes
85. take in foster kids, and hopefully adopt!
86. read the Bible in 90 days again at least once
87. finish my study on being satisfied with JESUS
88. not miss any more days praying for all of the ladies i know, by name,  from my town
89. send letters and packages to the jackson family in papua new guinea
90. go to texas to visit my aunts and uncles and gram
91. declutter my house
92. email, text or talk to each of my siblings every day
93. learn how to speak creole
94. make legal who my kids will be left with when me and adam die
95. buy a hammock
96. get dressed up more
97. take the boys to sea world
98. go to the dentist
99. get pictures of myself done for my website
100. write in my mommy journal more often
101. say i love you to everyone in my family. every single day

so there they are.
all out in the open.
and now i am like...nervous to hit publish!
this is crazy.
i'm just gonna do it!!


  1. Chantel Ferraro12:33 AM

    Awesome ...I lived it. And False Eyelashes are super fun...#justsayin

  2. LOVVE this. Thank you for sharing this! So fun to read. I loved every 101 of those. Praying for you with them. Some of those should happen ASAP. Love youuu! :)

  3. loved reading through these. thanks for sharing :) you are awfully brave!!

  4. I love this! First of all, NYC needs to happen, the train ride from my house is only like $20 round trip or something like that. And I bet some P31 girls could meet us. THAT would be AWESOME! We could all take pictures in NYC! Yeah that needs to happen!!!! AND you just gave me the greatest idea. Must email you! Love it!


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