101 in 1001

21 04 2011

I recently have had a blogger site working on my 101 goals in 1001 days project.

But I’ve been having some problems, so I’m going to switch over to blogger!

Stay tuned!

EDIT- All moved over! See the sidebar, drop menu for “past” entries.

-Jessica

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Goal 3: Finishing College and Being “INDEPENDANT”

20 04 2011

After I finished high school, I went to a college near my hometown called Miami University (in Ohio, not to be confused with the one in Flordia).

At first, I enjoyed my time there. However, as I continued on in gaining my diploma in Zoology, hoping to fullfill my dreams of working in a zoo and eventually being able to travel around the world, studying animals in their natural environment, I found that Miami and I were not quite the best fit as I hoped. As such, I began to hate my classes and eventually, due to this hatred and risiing costs of already one of Ohio’s most expensives public colleges, I did not finish my college education as planned in the spring of 2009.

It is now the spring of 2011 and I am now 24. Once one reaches the age of 24, the FAFSA declares that you are “INDEPENDANT” and you do not have to use your parents financial tax information to determine how much money government will give you to help you pay for college. This was also one of the other problems I found that I ran into. Miami was a very expensive school and based on what my parents made, I did not earn a lot of help.

But now I’m “INDEPENDANT” and I am still a poor young adult. I will recieve more money from the governmnet because I don’t have a lot of money to begin with.

So today, I journeyed a few miles north of my hometown with my sister and I am following her on one of her days at her college of choice. One that doesn’t cost quite as much. As a “DEPENDANT” student, her first year was completely paid for, and then some.

So far, I think that this college and I are going to get along quite nicely. We will see come next fall.





Goals to Tackle (Final Days of April/May Edition)

19 04 2011

This is the few goals I will be tackling and hoping to accomplish by the end of May.

  1. Goal 15: Write a novel.
    I will not be writing a full blown novel. But what I have in mind is longer than a short story, a few chapters at least long. Novella? Is that the word I’m looking for? At any rate, I do have an idea of what I want to write. A basic plot line.
  2. Goal 34: Go horseback riding again.
    I’m not sure if I will actually be able to finish this one. I have only been horseback riding once and have always wanted to go again. So during the last days of April/first days of May, I will be putting myself in full force to find a place to go horseback riding. The only areas I have found so far offer horseback riding lessons, but no trail riding. So if I can’t find a place by May 31st, I’m marking it done.
  3. Goal 39: Finish my scrapbook in a box (of pets).
    I’m pretty sure this one is like 90% done. I probably just need to do some journaling. This will be the first goal I tackle on this mini-list.
  4. Goal 82: NYC scrapbook.
    I purchased some more scrapbook supplies, but I have now misplaced a few pictures. So I will be ordering those again, because I just can not find them anywhere at all. Once they come in, I’ll be going full force. I only have 2 actual days from the vacation to scrapbook. New Year’s Eve day and New Year’s Eve night (actually in Times Square!). The Times Square portion will be done in black and white. Squee!




Today’s Goal

7 03 2011

Today I am going to start tackling a few goals where I need to sell or donate things.

Those goals will be:

Goal Thirty-Eight: Sell or donate college books I don’t need
 
Goal Sixty-Five: Find books I own and no longer want and “release” them via bookcrossing
 
I am also going to review 1 or 2 movies on IMDB toda




List in Numbers

28 02 2011

As of today I have:

Completed: 40 goals

Edited: 1 goal

Failed or will be unable to finish: 4 goals

Set the wheels in motion of: 17 goals

171 days left!





Goals to work on

27 02 2011

As March is coming up, I am going to find a few goals to work on next month.

One is to exercise at least 30 minutes a day for three days a week for 2 months (8 weeks). This is my bare minimum. I’m going to try for a total of 5 hours a week.

I’m also hoping to finally finish my NYC scrapbook.





Let’s Get Serious Here For A Minute…

7 09 2010

This is a list of goals that I know I will not be able to complete within my year time frame.

Goal Three: Finish college
Due to unforeseen events, I do not believe I will be able to cross this goal off within a year

Goal Six: Get a tattoo (once I lose weight)

Due to the fact I still live at home and my parents are very against the idea of me having a tattoo, I will be switching out this goal and one from the next list. If that makes any sense.
 
Goal Forty-Eight: Go on a vacation by myself once I graduate
Due to unforeseen setbacks, I can’t say that I will graduate within a year, so I will be unable to finish this goal
 
Goal Fifty-Eight: Make Holiday cards for 2009
Umm…it’s 2010. Fail.
 
So far, I think that’s it