Have you heard about the 101 things in 1001 days project?
It’s self-explanatory really. You set yourself 101 tasks to accomplish within the span of 1001 days. And that is it. You go out, complete and document your progress. I can’t exactly recall how I came across this idea, but am truly elated I unearthed this because it’s just marvellous. I suppose it does come at a pivotal moment in my life; a time were everything is up in the air yet rife with possibility. And despite remaining stagnant on the concept for a few weeks, this is something I intend on conquering. And after the conversation with Karen I’ve become even more determined to participate.
Though a number of reasons have held me back from fully attempting this. Shameful reasons such as fear of incompletion due to my own, personal financials. But there’s also the heavy burden I’ve placed upon myself in creating my ultimate list. I don’t want to sprint through the inventory merely for the sake of commencement and in doing so compiling incoherent and frivolous tasks. I cringe at the prospect of jotting down random notes in such haste. Items such as “try five fruits you’ve never consumed,” that is completely meaningless for me. However, rephrasing that to “try a durian fruit fresh from a tree in Thailand” makes much more sense.
I yearn a sense of fulfilment from this project hence why I’m taking my time in composing this list. I need each of these 101 things to be of real, substantial value. All 101 will be memorable and forever cemented into my mind for as long as my lungs have air to breathe. So with that I will no longer feel guilt in taking time to meticulously plan and pen down each goal. This list will truly be worth its weight in gold at the finish line. But when I’ve determined all 101 of them, I’ll let you know. And obviously once I actually begin crossing each and every single one, I’ll be sure to document my progress to you Maria.