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101 in 1001: Part 2

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May 6, 2012 marked the last day of my first 101 in 1001 days… the 1001st day since I made that list… Soon I will recap the final accomplishments, unfortunately I haven’t done a few things or updated some, I maybe have done only about 83% in my list, but I think that’s pretty good enough and I will not be “hard” on myself. That’s 84 out of 101. Others who have done this list way back 2009 (I think that’s the birthyear the Day Zero Project), have either lose heart and fell out of radar, and those who keeps on it until the 1001st day accomplished only an average of 70% (and they feel great too!).

I feel awesome looking at my 101 in 1001 goals. I wouldn’t have thought doing most of those silly, adventurous, fulfilling things without having a list to remind me what are the most important things in life. IMPORTANT things are often set aside (thinking there will always be time in the future to do that), and we busy ourselves on menial, urgent, superficial (unrewarding) stuff. I realized that we have to be deliberate on our choice on what we do in our time…. our life.

Life is great! Life is deliberate! Life is fun! Happiness is a choice!

Even before May 6th, I have already came up with my shortlist of the my 2nd 101 things to do. June 9, 2015 will be my next 1001st day! (See also the new website where one can keep track of their 101 and get inspiration too.)

101 things in 1001 days

  1. Visit the National Library
  2. Everyday photo via Instagram
  3. Everyday kids photo
  4. Baler, Quezon
  5. Road alley collection
  6. Kids mutual fund
  7. Red shutters
  8. Magazine challenge
  9. Mountain climbing
  10. Buy a property
  11. 10 new authors
  12. Frame kuyas art
  13. Eco-challenge
  14. New pillow designs
  15. List of old dreams
  16. Aliya and lean to attend art class
  17. Taal volcano
  18. Drive or driver
  19. Kubo for Dad
  20. 10 old classic movies (first-time to watch)
  21. White water rafting
  22. Starflyer ride with Papi
  23. 10 movie dates with Jolo
  24. Lego “museum” for Lean
  25. Art wall for Aliya
  26. Watch Dance Competition (Jolo)
  27. Bohol and Chocolate Hills
  28. Random secret good deeds
  29. Charity give-away, back-to-school series (school supplies)
  30. Garage sale for charity
  31. Feature Blogger of the Week
  32. Feature 101 blogger doing 101 in 1001 days
  33. Solo travel
  34. Update Headboard
  35. Have a scholar but not related or kin
  36. Accomplish the 17 undone things from my first 101 list.

—- i have to think of some more and organize this list —-

Good luck to me!

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JK’s Dreams

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I have shown to Jolo a chapter in the book “You Have The Power to Create Love” by Bo Sanchez, about a teen who complains that she’s bored… the writer got a great idea of giving her paper and asked her to list down 100 dreams she wants to do before she die… I have asked Jolo to do the same…

Well he haven’t finished the “interview” (cause I was writing them down)…. and we came up a short list of 10….not bad… (but he promised to continue this later)… here it is: (good thing I found the paper where I wrote it down)

  1. To learn and play electric guitar. πŸ™‚
  2. To become an artist
  3. To see Hogwartz castle
  4. To write novels like Harry Potter
  5. TO become a great dancer πŸ™‚
  6. To create more Lego movie
  7. To finish Percy Jackson Books series πŸ™‚
  8. To master pen spinning πŸ™‚
  9. To create an original console game
  10. To have own invention

The conversation took place probably last August, and Im happy to report that he have already “achieved” already! πŸ™‚ how’s that for a “bored” teen…

“Lived Fully, Died Empty”

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This is “patented” to be used by Bro Jojo Baldo— a favorite speaker– on his tombstone: “HERE LIES A DISCIPLE OF JESUS…. HE LIVED FULLY; HE DIED EMPTY!”. On my day of death, I will have given away all!

Since I’d heard it, I’ve been contemplating on these words. I’ve started to see life and what it offers everyday as my another chance to be a “better me” than I was yesterday….. that I have to give and show what I have to offer back to life…. that eventually, on my last day, I could proudly say, “I have given away all!”

It’s now becoming my everyday goal to do something that gears towards the accomplishments of my goals… I am consciously doing things to make my day worthwhile, and so does the day of people I love around me.

When I was asked during a seminar by (another) speaker, “how long it would take you to make your dreams come true?” I instantly said, “having given my almost 10 hrs of my day to work, well, I still have 3 hours left for me EVERYDAY to make my dreams come true….” Well, I knew (by the look of his face) that I have given him an incorrect answer, the one he is not expecting (his answer was, “I don’t know” because he said we don’t know if we’ll ever achieve our dreams because we don’t know if we’ll ever live tomorrow!)… Well, he is right, I agree. But it’s either I got his question wrong… or I have different perspective than what he had in mind…

He is right, but I still stand to my answer, because I know I take each moment of my life EVERYDAY towards my dreams, may it be grand or simple, or just sheer pleasures of doing things that matters, or tiny steps to reach certain dreams. Having considered also the “dooms-day theory,” I know I am WORKING on my dreams EVERYDAY.

I am now in the wake of a wonderful Tita 😦 (who may not have “given all and everything” in the perspective of people around her, but who knows, she might be probably felt satisfied all her life just happy seeing us all succeed and grow, and have contributed on it in the process— but that’s different story…), that’s why probably I been in this contemplating mood…

Now it made me think again…. I have to formulate my own epitaph for my own tombstone…. (since, I cannot borrow anymore from Bro. Jojo’s)…. and I want to imagine that everyone (my mourners, i mean) will “agree” on it…

…and I realized that I don’t have to stray away from the theme of this blogsite, or rather from the theme of my life…. because I been living on this creed (or trying to)…. πŸ™‚

So, I want my epitaph be read as:
“She Took Each Moment as it Comes For All That It Is Worth… She Lived Her “Dash” Fully”

(this may not be quite original as this is inspired also by Og Mandino’s Seed of Success and poem “How Do You Live Your Dash” by an anonymous author)


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My Habits Create My Future

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My habits create my future. If my habits today won’t create my dream, then I will change my habits or change my dream.
What are the bad habits that holding me back?
😦 procrastination
😦 always aiming (planning) without firing
😦 spending
😦 bad debts
What are the habits I can capitalize?
πŸ™‚ thirst for knowledge
πŸ™‚ giving away (time and things) for others
πŸ™‚ fiery motivation (in the morning only)
πŸ™‚ keen mind for ideas
Having said that, I should be more aware what’s keeping me here and what I can do more. I have to set my eyes on my goals and keep on going. Good luck to me.

:) what a day

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πŸ™‚ hired 5 new staff (making this day their unforgettable day, with me in it…)
πŸ™‚ free lunch just because i was invited to say a view in a project for just few minutes
😦 had a dream about me riding in lrt train that went down to the river (near carriedo), i was so afraid of drowning. 😦 😦 hours later, there was a true train crash at washington dc US ….
😦 still working on the explanation letter (and my irritation is coming out)
πŸ™‚ starbucks with ruel and elvie, 😦 talking about how we go about the letter
😦 still lots of unfinished reports
πŸ™‚ was able to reconcile my bank accounts (been delaying this for 2 weeks now)
πŸ™‚ gift of nice white dress for aliya from ninong ruel
πŸ™‚ nice ride with papi, good conversation
πŸ™‚ caught a big spider (everybody in the house is afraid of it)… Now, I have a “power” in my hand (hahaha!)
πŸ™‚ read a story to Lean about the “boy who fell asleep while waiting for his mom to read him a story…” hehehe
😦 no art project yet (i fell asleep)