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mission101  as brought to my attention my Alex

April 1, 2009 - December 31, 2011



     BOLD & INDENT-Complete OR Failed
In Progress
NOT In Progress

Art
          1. Year 1_Study Abstract Expressionism_Complete
2. All years_Study of Johns & Rauschenberg
          3. Year 1_Complete three large collages/ drawings_Complete
4. Year 2_Complete three large collages/ drawings
5. Year 3_Complete three large collages/ drawings
6. Year 2_Study 20th ART from 1960s to present
7. Year 3_Study 20th Century Art pre WWII
8. Post on flicker each completed task on mission101
9. Learn Photoshop
10. Create two computer art works per month & post
11. Read each of the three art magazine I subscribe to
12. Take Lauren to museums & galleries etc. monthly

          13. Set-up flickr account_Complete
14.Complete first list of 100_snapshots
15. Post on flickr 100_snapshots photos of both Gaeln & Loren


 Writing
          1. Year 1_Finish reedit of A Time From Now_Complete
          2. Year 1_Finish posting of A Time From Now to LJ_Complete

3. Do ten  experimental style short stories
4. Year 1_Do research on 1950’s NY story
5. Year 2_continue research for 1950’s NY story

6. Year 2_Do 2010 NaNoWriMo_to work on first draft of 1950’s NY story
7. Year 3_work toward final draft of 1950’s NY story                   
8. Read the writing magazine I subscribe to
                      9. Year 1_Do qaf_challenges_Failed
10. Year 2_ Do two of my short stories
11. Year 3_Do four of my short stories

Reading
1. Read every book offered up at my book club
          2. Year 1_confine study reading to Ab/ Ex & Johns/ Rauschenberg_Complete
3. Year 2_confine non-fic reading to pre WWII art
4. Year 3_confine non-fic reading to post1960s to present art
5. All years_Read one additional fiction/ nonfiction book per month
          6. Year 1_Read poetry from around mid-20th century_Complete
                      7. Year 2_read poets_Pre WWII_Failed

8. Year 3_read poets_Post WWII
          9. Year 1_Read books about writing or poetry_Complete
10. Year 2 & 3_how-to books on photography, art, meditation, yoga etc.
          11. _Find 100 poems for Lauren’s book_Complete
12. Year 2_Find graphics/ photos to illustrate each poem
13. Year 3_Create poetry book for Lauren
14. Post to flickr the cover & a brief description of each book I’ve read for mission101
                      15. Read the one poetry magazine I subscribe to_Failed

  Home
1. Get carpets cleaned once a year
2. Get windows cleaned once a year
By end of Year 3
          3. Paint hallway_Complete
4. Contact three contractors re: skylight in kitchen
5. Choose one & get it done
          6. Remove carpet from & refinish wood floors in Lauren’s bedroom_Complete
          7. Repaint & redecorate Lauren’s bedroom_Complete
          8. Contact landscaper from 2008 if available for quote for fronyardt_Complete
          9. Plus, contact 2 other landscapers for quotes for frontyard_Complete
         10. Landscape front yard_Complete

11. Decide on landscaper for backyard
12. Landscape backyard
13. Contact three contractors for remodel
14. Hire one to tear out slider in dining room & install wall with window & French doors
15.  And build partial wall between dining room & living room area
16. Remove carpet from dining room & living room area and install wood floors
17. Move office from second bedroom to living room
18. Remove carpet from & refinish wood floors in second bedroom
19. Remove paneling & repaint second bedroom
20.  Repaint entire dining room/ office space
21. Turn second bedroom into guestroom

Family
1. Involve daughter in photography
2. Develop & maintain cleaning routine

          3. Start process of getting daughter braces_Complete
          4. Do what I can to support daughter in her choice whether or not to go to West Valley_Complete
                    5. Make sure daughter does her volunteer hours monthly_Failed

6. Teach daughter photoshop
7. Develop system to create better balanced meals
          8. Year 1_Boston & New York is_Complete
                    9. Year 2_Seattle_Failed

10. Year 3_Europe
11. Help Lauren learn to draw realistically
12. Help Lauren determine financial aid & possible universities



Personal/ LJ
1. Donate 100,000 grain to FreeRice per year
2. Don’t buy anymore books until I’ve read what I have (except for research/ study)
    Year 1 bought 2: dragons & cleaning
3. Backup laptop at least once a week

4. Create photo album for Lauren of history of stuff, to include photo & written documentation
          5. 09_Continue doing the monthly “one good thing” on LJ_Complete
6. Lose ten pounds
7. Shop twice a month at Farmer’s Market
8. Do a personal post on LJ once per week
9. Click on Cancer site five times a week

          10. Get laptop’s screen fixed BEFORE it completely fails_Complete
11. Maintain MyYahoo daily list
          12. go through & organize boxes in house_Complete
          13. 10_go through & organize boxes in garage_Complete
          14. 11_go through & orgainze boxes in garage loft_Complete
          15. Organize photos into photo boxes_Complete
          16. Reorganize recipes, input into computer_Complete

17. Year 2_Take very best photo of me I can
18. Year 3_repeat year 2 photo with improvements
19. Create flickr set to include pics & artwork from each artist I’ve studied
20. Take a photo of every completed task and post to flickr & LJ
21. Update this list to my journal and link to mission101 once per month


98 -100_OPEN
 101. Do this again stating with 2012

Comments

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fansee
Mar. 20th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Are you MY gaeln?
And even if you aren't (unlikely), welcome to mission101. I've been doing it for just over a year now and following what I suspect is a common pattern. I started off full blast, then hit a dry spell this winter. Now, with longer days, I'm perking up again and getting ready to push forward.

1,001 days are a lot of days, so I think just about everybody finds that their circumstances and goals change, for some more than others. It's still a worthwhile exercise, I think, and I am getting Stuff Done that I might not have otherwise.

Good luck. I look forward to seeing how you do on your goals, which are way more intellectual than mine, which tend to revolve around cleaning out closets. FanSee
gaeln
Mar. 20th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Are you MY gaeln?
Yeah, I am YOUR gaeln, This was brought to my attention by ashmedai. I have my life pretty much organized - closets etc. - so that I am able to do what I want. I'm good at organizing, I'm good at getting rid of stuff, I'm just not good at finishing projects. It's always 'let's learn photoshop', or 'let's use scrapbook to collage' and I get the supplies, no problems spending the money, and then, everything languishes.

I believe this will help me stay focused and NOT run off on new tangents until I've worked through old ones. I get bored easily and that is decidedly my biggest problem.

Glad your here.
lastglances
Mar. 20th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
if i did this my head would explode.

but, it is very cool.
gaeln
Mar. 20th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
For me this provides direction. I can say that because it's only the first day and there's more than two and a half years to go. I thought it would be so hard to organize, but I was able to pull it together in a hour and a half or so. There's still room to add things so that leaves room for some spontaneity.

You could try it but your own way.

Oh, and I thought of you while putting it together. Can you offer up a poet from the 1940s - 50's, preferable gay or tending that way like O'Hara. Other than Hart Crane who I know comes earlier. I tried with him but...I didn't do so well. Maybe I should give him another shot...in 2011 when I'm older and more mature.
lastglances
Mar. 20th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
i can't really think of any gay poets from the 1940/50s. i found a list of gay poets here but i don't recognize many of them. most of my poetic interests are in rilke, rumi, plath and the like.

i watch exceptindreams, a daily poetry journal, and they often post poems either written by gay poets or concerning the subject of homosexuality. if you're interested, i definitely recommend checking it out.
gaeln
Mar. 21st, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks fr the rec for exceptindreams, I think I may have actually joined, I really don't know the difference, maybe expectations. And thanks for the listing, I will go thru it defiantly.
herefordroad
Mar. 21st, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
good luck with everything here. i'm going to try and get through tomorrow...2011 seems light years away!

jeannie
gaeln
Mar. 21st, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean, but it really is just one day at a time. I'm already pretty sure we can't keep up to the remodeling schedule, but gotta lay the foundation or nothing gets done. My main problem is staying focused, this just might help.
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