101 Goals in 1001 Days


I recently learned about this project called “1001 goals in 101 days,” and being a sucker for goal setting, I started my list immediately.  (These goals are both personal and professional, and posted in no particular order.)

I’ll be sure to keep you updated when I complete a goal, and include photos when possible. Can I complete 101 goals in 1001 days? (I have until Wednesday, November 20, 2013.)  … here we go!

1. Decorate my personal office space with photos that have meaning to me.

2. Photograph at least one “self assignment” a week, unrelated to my business.

3. Post one personal blog post a week.

4. Conduct a reader survey to better understand my blog audience.

5. Take at least one full day off a week. No computer. No email. Just relaxation.

6. Purchase a Mac Desktop Computer.

7. Learn to do a cartwheel properly.

8. Take my dog through Intermediate Training at PetsSmart.

9 Complete a personal photo project, unrelated to my business.

10. Complete ten push-ups – without keeping my knees on the ground.

11. Fix the cement around the top of our porch.

12. Make a homemade apple pie.

13. Read one book a month.

14. Photograph a wedding at the Driskill Hotel.

15. Photograph a wedding in another country.

16. Attend the Foundation Workshop.

17. Shoot an engagement session in Las Vegas.

18. Attend WPPI.

19. Get published in a major wedding blog.

20. Get published in a nationwide wedding magazine.

21. Serve as a judge on a print/photo competition.

22. Learn to use Metadata more efficiently.

23. Blog at least three times a week.

24. Teach a photography class.

25. Re-read “Bird by Bird.”

26. Attend a PUG meeting.

27. Attend Potluck Slideshow event.

28. Go “street shooting” at least once every two months.

29. Photograph star trails.

30. Go on a photo road trip.

31. Lightpaint my husband’s bike.

32. Take my vitamins every morning.

33. Learn a new language.

34. Paint my toenails twice a month.

35. Bring my camera with my everywhere … and take photos.

36. Put up a gallery of my favorite photos at home.

37. Cut up my credit card.

38.  Travel to New York City … and see the city.

39. Travel to San Francisco.

40. Travel to Ireland.

41. Have a block party for our neighbors.

42. Have dinner with our next door neighbors.

43. Expand the FAQ section on my website.

44. Tweet three times a week.

45. Share wedding photos with vendors on Two Bright Lights.

46. Photograph ten boudoir sessions.

47. Purchase the Nikon 35mm 1.4 lens.

48. Photograph a full roll of film on my Holga and develop it.

49. Take photos with my Yaschica 635.

50. Design and print my family album from 2010.

51. Design and print my parent’s album from their trip to Africa.

52. Update my business Facebook page once a week.

53. Send all the wedding vendors thank you notes after working with them.

54. Get the pile of clothes altered that need to be altered.

55. Sell my 17-35 mm.

56. Acquire at least 70 hours of volunteer time at the Austin Humane Society.

57. Have a print exchange with friends.

58. Donate 5% of my profits to a charity.

59. Research which charity I would like to donate 5% profits.

60. Organize all of my acquired business cards.

61. Second shoot a wedding.

62. Photograph a wedding for free for a couple who needs the financial help.

63. Have my own copy of Natchwey’s “Inferno.”

64. Become a member of ISWP.

64. Publish an article in the photolovecat blog.

65. Help my grandmother organize her photos.

66. Do a special photo project for one special dog at the Austin Humane Society.

67. Motivate Kate Leverton Jellison to become a pro-photographer.

68. Send genuine thanks to the photographers who have motivated me: Wirken Photo, VladFoto, Ben Chrisman Photography Inc., Kate Mefford.

69. Avoid eating any junk food for one week.

70. Learn the work of 10 other deceased photographers.

71. Learn the work of 10 other living photographers.

72. Photograph my husband’s cycling team at least four times a year.

73. Be on the Eddie Adams Black Team.

74. Organize and together a posing guide, and share this with the wonderful Rita Quinn.

75. Read all of Dave Ramsey’s recommended business books.

76. Paint my home office.

77. Redecorate my living room.

78. Cook with leeks. (Bridget Jones Diary scared me away from leeks.)

79. Take a cooking class.

80. See Bob Schneider perform.

81. Attend SXSW.

82. Attend ACL.

83. Eat at 25 new restaurants.

84. Learn to cook a good Indian food dish.

85. Have LASIK done.

86. Keep a list of favorite memories.

87. Read 10 history books.

88. Feature a wedding vendor on my blog every week.

89. Go to the shooting range  six times.

90. Learn to play poker.

91. Learn to parallel park … correctly.

92. Have a reunion with my best friends from high school.

93. Ride the Austin Metro.

94. Attend a Rock Round Express game.

95. Play laser tag for the first time.

96. Get the pile of broken jewelry fixed.

97. Learn how to make a Montana Martini.

98. Find a new hairstyle.

99. Visit my sister at Dartmouth.

100. Help someone make their own 101 in 1001 list.

101. Post this list of goals on my blog.