101 things in 1001 Days

        If you know me then you might have figured out that I am fond of lists.  I write them all the time for everything from tasks at work to grocery lists.  I like them so much that sometimes I will do a task then realize it wasn’t on the list.  Then I write it down and scratch it off.  It just feels good to have a set goal and accomplish it.

        Almost 2 years ago I did a business work shop by Liana Lehman and in it she challenged us to write a list of goals.  I am happy to say that I have completed so much of it and this week she posted on her blog a new list, 101 things to accomplish in 1001 days.   Now this sounded right up my alley so I dived in and started my list.  Today is day 1 of my 1001 days and I have already started a few of these things but to keep me accountable I am sharing it here with my friends and clients. This is a part of a project called Day Zero and you can read more about it and start your own list. I will try to post along the way about some of my adventures in randomness and other things.

        1001 days will end on February 22, 2013!


        1.  Donate my photography to a person in need
        2.  Participate in Habitat for Humanity
        3.  Donate my time to kids in need
        4.  Clean out my closet and donate the clothes
        5.  Teach someone how to use an SLR
        6.  Do a random act of kindness for a stranger


        7.  Go on a mission Trip
        8.  Start every morning with prayer time for 7 days
        9.  Listen to the new testament in my car
        10.  Pray in the car at stop lights INSTEAD of looking at my iphone for 7 days
        11.  Finish an inspirational book (I always start them but seldom finish)
        12.  Read a chapter a day for a week

        Adventures & Travel

        13.  See the Grand Canyon
        14.  Sleep under the stars with JW
        15.  Go to the mountains with JW
        16.  Rock Climb (at least attempt it)
        17.  Go to Utah
        18.  Go to Big Bend
        19.  Go canoeing
        20.  Shoot a handgun


        21.  Teach Alex the alphabet
        22.  Teach Alex his colors
        23.  Teach Alex to count to 10
        24.  Teach Alex to hold his breath under water
        25.  Take Alex to the Zoo
        26.  Buy Alex his first camera
        27.  Potty Train Alex
        28.  Read the Cat and the Hat to Alex
        29.  Have a second child

        Home & Family

        30.  Organize my attic
        31.  Organize my garage
        32.  Child proof my kitchen
        33.  Paint the walls in my house
        34.  Try a new recipe each month for a year
        35.  Make dessert once a month, you don’t have to be good always
        36.  Learn to make cake balls
        37.  Learn to make tiramisu that JW LOVES
        38.  Try a new recipe every day for 5 days
        39.  Make tortilla’s from scratch
        40.  Make a recipe book with recipes I love and family recipes
        41.  Design and order my wedding album
        42.  Design and order Alex’s baby book
        43.  Design and order personal photo album marriage to Alex
        44.  Help JW set up a blog site for his
        45.  Teach JW how to use his blog

        Health & Wellness

        46.  Work out every day for 7 days in a row
        47.  Work out 4 times a week for a month
        48.  Loose the baby weight (twice!)
        49.  Be able to do a pull up
        50.  Complete p90x (a full 90 day cycle w/o missing many days)
        51.  Get a massage after every wedding for 1 month
        52.  Go to bed by 11pm for 1 week
        53.  Take my multi-vitamin every day for a month


        54.  Get a new copy of my diploma and frame it
        55.  Do a photography shoot in the rain
        56.  Shoot an international wedding
        57.  Start a cohesive and organized intern program
        58.  Get laptop working at studio
        59.  Get DVD player and TV working at the studio
        60.  Make an emergency kit for weddings
        61.  Teach a photography workshop or give talk to other photographers
        62.  Write 1 blog a month for 1 year about wedding mishaps and turn them into planning tips
        63.  Write 1 blog a month for 1 year with photography tips or all/pros
        64.  Write 1 blog a month for 1 year with an interview of a local vendor
        65.  Keep my accounts reconciled in quickbooks for 6 months  straight
        66.  Have everything reconciled on January 1st
        67.  Learn more about off camera lighting
        68.  Calibrate all my monitors
        69.  Organize the closet at the studio
        70.  Touch up the paint at the studio
        71.  Fill the holes in the wall at the studio from me moving photos
        72.  Get studio team photos taken for the web site
        73.  Make a crazy holiday card for clients
        74.  Finish the flooring in the bathroom at the studio

        Art & Photography

        75.  Enter a photo gallery show
        76.  Start a new series of fine art photography
        77.  Take a photo every day for 30 days that are NOT client related
        78.  Make a piece of artwork for my home with my wedding vows
        79.  Paint a canvas (I miss it)
        80.  Place in a WPJA competition
        81.  Be published somewhere, anywhere!
        82.  Shoot 5 rolls of film and get them developed!
        83.  Use my Holga camera at a client shoot.

        Crazy Hard to Do but I’ll Try

        84.  Write a book
        85.  Buy a building for my business
        86.  Build a home (start the process by finding a piece of land)

        Randomness and Fun!

        87.  Kiss in the rain
        88.  See a drive in movie
        89.  Make a snow man
        90.  Go fishing
        91.  Do a cart wheel in a field of wild flowers (or tall grass)
        92.  Ride a train
        93.  Not look at any social media or emails for one weekend
        94.  Turn off my phone for one weekend
        95.  See a play
        96.  Eat at Lonesome Dove in Fort Worth (never have and always heard it is good)
        97.  Go to a flea market
        98.  Spend a day in my PJ’s watching classic movies
        99.  Have a vacation “away” with JW at Hotel ZaZa in Dallas
        100.  See the “Paint Rock” in Paint Rock petro glyphs in the town where my Mom lives)
        101.  Go to 3 local museums in 1 month

        May 28, 2010



        in the 1st cattle barn @ will rogers. it runs every weekend..we went over there last weekend and found some neat stuff to use! and we got a sweet antique dresser for $35 bucks.

        teach me how to use an SLR

        and go to the cattlebarn flea market.

        Where is the cattle barn flea market? Is that where yall went for wedding decor?

        Woah! You’re organized! Into different sections … you GO girl!!!!

        Congrats on finishing the list – I think that should be a task we’re able to mark off b/c it takes so much thought! Looking forward to hearing/seeing pics for many of these.

        PS – what are cake balls?

        PSS – Does it snow in Ft Worth? (for snowmen?)

        It does snow in Texas, we had record snow fall this year but I didn’t get to make a snow man because my little one was just a few weeks old. To cold for him. 🙂 Cake balls are yummy goodness, here is a recipe for them that further explains them:

        Some Ugly Carrot Cake Balls would be oh so delicious. 🙂

        good goals, let me know what I can do to help!

        Have you ever seen the “Paint Rock”? Maybe when we come next we can go???