101 Goals in 1001 Days

Started Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ends Sunday, March 29, 2015

Last Updated December 15, 2013.

Goals in italics have been started.

Completed Goals:

  23 of 101

Goals Started:

  42 of 101

Days Elapsed:

  343 of 1001

101 Goals List

  1. Successfully leave my current job Achieved July 31, 2012
  2. Make more in 1 year being self employed than I was making in 1 year at said job
  3. Eliminate $12k student loan debt ($11,988)
  4. Max out Roth IRA contributions for each year; if ineligible, put equivalent in taxable investment account
  5. Fully fund 2x Livret A (€15,300), LDD (€6,000)
  6. Have at least 50% of down payment for a house/apartment saved up
  7. Give at least €1.500 to charity Automatic payments for 60€/month set August 10, 2012. Scheduled to be achieved September 2014.
  8. Apply Dave Swensen’s asset allocation ratio to my investments
  9. Get life & disability insurance for me & Hamid Achieved August 13, 2012
  10. Write twenty nonfiction pieces (besides Paris Unraveled) for publication (0/20)
  11. Finish my memoir about Laura – at least 75k words (currently: 64k/75k)
  12. Fully complete my book proposal for memoir
  13. Query agents for Laura memoir
  14. Attend writing workshop at least 15 times (3/30) (09/12, 11/12, 1/12)
  15. Write 286 blog posts for Paris Unraveled (current: 119/286)
  16. Write 143 guest posts for Paris Unraveled (current: 26/143)
  17. Make a list of at least 50 top blogs and websites on Alltop for submitting guests posts (47/50)
  18. Write guide to each arrondissement in Paris (0/20)
  19. Write at least 8 new e-books (2/8)
  20. Sell 5,000 e-books for Paris Unraveled (current (418/5,000)
  21. Reach 2,500 email subscribers to Paris Unraveled (best: 623/2,500)
  22. Reach 25,000 page views in one month at Paris Unraveled Achieved 9/25/2013 with 25,072 page views
  23. Reach 5,000 unique visitors in one month at Paris Unraveled Achieved 3/27/2013 with 5,030 visitors
  24. Get at least 5,000 Twitter followers for Paris Unraveled (468/5,000)
  25. Get at least 5 paid advertisers for website and newsletter (2/5)
  26. Organize at least 3 Paris Unraveled events, including Student Activities Fair (2/3)
  27. Provide services to at least 25 students coming to Paris (12/25)
  28. Start a membership site for Paris Unraveled and get at least 100 members (22/100)
  29. Write at least 25 additional emails for the Aweber newsletter Achieved 9/29/2013
  30. Host 3 webinars on studying abroad in Paris (2/3)
  31. Launch Allison Lounes blog and write at least 100 posts (15/100)
  32. Launch goal setting course and enroll at least 100 students (11/100)
  33. Do Marie Forleo’s B-School signed up September 2013 for March-April 2014
  34. Start a company in France Achieved 11/25/2013, Paris Unraveled EURL immatriculated in Bobigny, France
  35. Learn how to code a simple iPhone app
  36. Learn how to use Photoshop for web design Achieved May 31, 2013
  37. Learn how to use InDesign
  38. Learn how to take great photographs
  39. Make at least 15 websites for paying clients (2/15)
  40. Make at least 3 free websites for charity / nonprofit organizations
  41. Make website for PLE awareness
  42. Create nonprofit fund in US for PLE
  43. Participate in a mastermind group at least 1x per month Achieved November 2013
  44. Go paperless, scan all old papers & bills to Evernote Achieved September, 2013
  45. Finish Master’s degree in Anthropology at the EHESS
  46. Get up to B1 level in Italian
  47. Get up to B1 level in Spanish
  48. Visit at least 15 of the museums in Paris from the Office du Tourisme’s official list at least once (15/15) (see Places) Achieved December 28, 2013
  49. Visit all 16 monuments in Paris at least once (13/16) (see Places)
  50. Visit every 25 different public parks or gardens in Paris (12/25) (see Places)
  51. Go to see 6 plays or performances (4/6) (see Places)
  52. Visit 15 cities/countries I haven’t been to before (7/15) (see Places)
  53. Visit at least 6 new departements / cities in France (4/6) (see Places)
  54. Stop eating McDonald’s Achieved, <1 x / month in November 2013
  55. Stop drinking soda
  56. Limit sugar in tea to 1 cube Achieved March 2013 – one cup of tea with sugar in the morning, all other cups of tea with no sugar
  57. Make a meal menu every week and use it for shopping/cooking
  58. Pack healthy lunch for Hamid 3/4 days per week
  59. Learn how to make cinnamon raisin bread Achieved November 10, 2012
  60. Learn to make couscous
  61. Try at least 15 new smoothie/juice recipes (15/15)
  62. Go “no-poo” (without commercial shampoo) for at least 3 months Achieved June 5, 2013
  63. Run an experiment to find my optimal sleep / wake times
  64. Establish a set weekly schedule for working and being productive
  65. Develop a habit of writing morning pages
  66. Write 1000 words a day for at least 100 consecutive days
  67. Write and record (on my computer) 15 original songs (0/15)
  68. Write 25 poems
  69. Complete 15 pieces of artwork (2/15)
  70. Run a 5k Achieved March 18, 2013
  71. Run a 10k
  72. Learn to meditate Achieved January, 2013 with Take10 from GetSomeHeadspace
  73. Stop biting my nails
  74. Write a “to be read” letter to Hamid Achieved August 13, 2012
  75. Make a notebook/folder with all of our account and password information & other important docs Achieved August 13, 2012
  76. Get a small fireproof safe for important documents Achieved August 13, 2012
  77. Make 5 photo albums from my best digital pictures
  78. Get involved in a group at the American Church Beginner Handbells – Achieved October 2012
  79. Sing a solo with Voices All My Trials, sung 2012-2013
  80. Learn to breathe properly for singing
  81. Learn to play 10 recognizable songs on the piano (0/10)
  82. Learn how to play at least 3 songs with handbells (3/3) Achieved March 28, 2013
  83. Get vet & cat passport for Artemis
  84. Get French resident card Achieved April 2013
  85. Learn to drive a stick shift
  86. Get my French driver’s license
  87. Move out of Aubervilliers
  88. Successfully grow tulips, sunflowers, and a mint plant (1/3)
  89. Plant a vegetable garden on the roof outside our skylight
  90. Go through the rest of my stuff in Braintree & sell/donate/repatriate
  91. Read the complete Bible and Koran
  92. Read 10 of the National Book Award winners in fiction (see Books)
  93. Read 10 of the Pulitzer Prize winners in fiction (see Books)
  94. Read 10 of the Modern Library’s 100 Best Nonfiction (see Books)
  95. Read 10 of Shakespeare’s plays that I haven’t read yet (see Books) (0/10)
  96. Read 25 biographies (see Books) (23/25)
  97. Read 10 books on copywriting, marketing, and sales (see Books) (7/10)
  98. Read 10 books on business and creativity (see Books) Achieved May 14, 2013
  99. Read 5 books on productivity/systems (see Books) Achieved May 2013
  100. Watch 25 professionally produced documentaries (see Documentaries) (16/25)
  101. Watch 25 of the top films ever made per 1001 Best Films List (See Films) Achieved March, 2013