Tuesday, October 6, 2020

101 in 1001: April 2015 - December 2017

101 in 1001

The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria: 
Tasks must be specific (i.e.. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).
Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

Wednesday April 1st, 2015


Wednesday December 27th, 2017

 Too Far Behind to Complete

Figure out the date of completion for the 1001 days 
  Failed - I was off by a month :( Google is your Friend ;)

Around the House

Clean out my closet - November 2015

Deep clean my house

De-junk my house

Find all my jewelry and put it in my jewelry box

Get rid of junk & trinkets

Get the piano tuned

Go through clothes & donate things I don't wear - November 2015

Have at least one yard sale

Re-paint and decorate my bathroom

Transfer all my music from CD's to my computer


Collect 200 bottles of nail polish (100/200)

Design nail art on fake nail wheels and sell them

Do at least one pedicure for every month of this challenge (5/33)

Dye my hair a crazy color - again! - August 2015, January 2016, & May 2016

Perfect nail polish water marbling

Blog Challenges

Blog once a day for a whole month

Blog once a day for a whole week

Finish & post the drafts in my blog's draft folder

Have 10 different people guest write on my blog (0/10)

Hold 5 giveaways on my blog (0/5)

Books, books, and more Books!

Finish The Pointless Book

Finish The Pointless Book 2

Read 100 books – from start to FINISH!! (10/100)

Read all of the Dr. Seuss books

Read the Serendipity books that I've had since I was little

For Myself

Find a pen pal

Consistently write to my pen pal

Finish at least 6 personal journals (3/6)

Finish my Wedding scrapbook!!

Get a passport

Get a stamp in my passport

Get a tattoo

Get my drivers license - March 2016

Get my hair permed - I have decided not to do this; my hair is too thin. :(

Get Pregnant - This will not be on my next list

Have a baby - This will not be on my next list

Lose 100 lbs

Take a Spa Day - March 2017

Never Stop Learning

Graduate from College - Friday May 13th 2016! :)

Get a Bachelor Degree

Learn a second language

Take a Guitar class - Fall 2015

Take a Photography class - Fall 2017

Take a Ceramics class - Spring 2016

Take a Yoga class - Spring 2017

Take a Zumba class

Oh, for the Love of Writing

Submit a poem into a writing contest

Submit a short story into a writing contest

Write a book – or at least start one

Write a handwritten letter to 20 different people (10/20)

Write a letter to myself to open after the 1001 days - August 2015

Write a song

Write and mail at least one handwritten letter for every month (12/33)

Write another 101 list - December 2017

Write down my favorite song each month and make a playlist after 1001 days

Places to Go

Comic-con - June 2016

Cross-country road trip - June 2017

Devour Culinary Event with Andy

Disney World

Girls trip with Sarah and Rachel
Girls trip with Jill - May 2016

Go on a cruise

Go to the theater and see Wicked



New York

San Diego Zoo

San Francisco

Take a trip with just Andy - July 2016 (I think camping counts); June 2017

The Wizdarding World of Harry Potter in Florida/California

Visit a Vineyard

People to see

Visit Alex, Bailey, and munchkins - June 2015

Visit Jill - August 2015

Visit Julie - Julie moved back to AZ!!! :)

Visit Mom - June 2015

Visit Rachel - January 2017

Visit Sarah


Answer “Yes” to every request for a whole day

Buy Guitar - April 18, 2015

Collect more pens/pencils for my pens/pencil collection (0/550)

Complete at least one “Photo a Day” challenge

Consistently send out birthday cards

Get professional pictures taken

Live one day without email and Facebook (excluding work email) - July 8, 2016

Live one week without email and Facebook (excluding work email) - October 2017

Post a video of me on YouTube

Save at least $100 in nothing but change ($20/$100)

Take a selfie every day for a month

Spark Creativity

Create a bigger joy box - I bought one just need to decorate it

Do “How To” blog posts for 5 things that I found on Pinterest (0/5)

Make homemade Christmas gifts at least once

Make/Create 20 things that I found on Pinterest (3/20)

Make a Joy-Box for someone

Things to Do

Do the 12 Days of Christmas for someone at least once

Have regular "girls nights"

Host at least 10 parties at my house (5/10)

Join & be an active member of a book club for at least 6 months

Join the mentor program at school

Participate in a marathon/walk-a-thon

Volunteer in my community

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Tiny Untruth

I stole this picture from one of my friends blogs because it spoke to my heart. I have a hard time with trying to be "perfect." Deep down I know that will never, ever happen - because no one is perfect. But learning to live with imperfections is a hard thing for me to do. I want everyone to believe that I have it all together, and that everything in my life is storybook perfect . Truth is - I don't have it all together, and my life isn't a fairy tale. I just have to come to terms with that, and stop telling (or trying to convince) myself that it's true.

In my yoga class I was encouraged to reflect on the word, Satya. Satya is the Sanskrit word for truth. The concept of truthfulness in this sense is to not only be truthful in speech and action, but also in thought. This part of the concept was lost on me, until I really focused on it. I have come to realize that is possible to be untruthful with myself. The tiny untruth is found in those times when I try to convince myself that everything is fine - even when I know it's not.

The good thing is that realization is the first step to change. I plan to seek the truth in all aspects of my life, and encourage you to speak only truth to yourself as well.

What tiny untruths do you tell yourself?

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Website? What website? - Into Jessy's Interwebs

HI!!! :D
It has been forever since I've posted anything on my blog. The past year of my life has consisted of nothing but full-time school, and full-time work, so my blog has taken the back seat for a while. I have great news, I graduated from college!!! YAY!! I am so glad to be done. Hopefully you will be seeing more blog posts now.

I  have all sorts of graduation pics to post, and time to catch up on, but I wanted to do something mindless tonight. I have had part of this post just sitting in my draft folder forever, so I decided I wanted to finish it.

When I go to websites I tend to just start typing in the address in my web browsers address bar. I never include the www, since most web browsers do that for you now. I've noticed that my computer will also automatically populate the website that it thinks I'm going to, based on sites I've visited before. I thought it would be interesting to see what websites I visit most, so I opened a browser, typed one letter, and the following are the websites that auto populated:

A: accounts.maricopa.edu
B: battle.net
C: couch-tuner
D: drive.google.com
E: emedexpert
F: facebook.com
G: gmail.com
H: hulu.com
I: ipsy.com
J: jcpennys.com
K: No Website
L: learn.maricopa.edu
M: mesacc.edu
N: netflix.com
O: onemedicalpassport
P: playmonopoly.us
Q: No Website
R: No Website
S: stream-tv
T: tv-series
U: No Website
V: Random Search Criteria
W: No Website
X: No Website
Y: yahoo.com
Z: No Website

A, L, and M prove that I work too hard.
B proves that I am truly am a geeky gamer girl
E and O are two random medical websites. E is probably not the most reliable website, I was clearly off on some sort of medical search tangent.
J really surprised me...I think I've visited JC Penny's website maybe once, like, forever ago. Obviously I don't visit any other sites that start with the letter J. 
 F, G, H, I, N, and Y  I could've just typed into this form without doing the actual search, they are my "go to" websites. 
There are a few letters that didn't auto populate, one that just returned a search term, and a few that I have edited because they are potentially dangerous sites. Lots of pop-ups, and I'm sure viruses galore. But, but...TV lol

I had fun doing this. It was a complete waste of time, but fun and kinda interesting too. So if you're ever bored and want to do something completely pointless, try this and let me know what auto populates for you.

I'll write again soon, and maybe next time it'll even be something more related to life. lol
Jessy :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My Latest Obsession...You Know You Want to Know

Those of you who know me well, know that I tend to go a little crazy sometimes. When I fall in love with something, I fall in Looove, and can take it to the extreme. Take nail art for example, or Doctor Who... I mean, who sets goals to own 200 bottles of nail polish (and has 100). Or who goes out and buys all of the Doctor Who memorabilia at Hot Topic? This girl, that's who. Okay, so don't own *Everything* that Hot Topic sells that is Doctor Who related. But I do have a couple coffee mugs, a journal, T-shirts, necklace, key-chains, pens, buttons (which are magnets now), DVD's, my mom made me a bag out of Tardis material, and someone even got me a blanket for Christmas. Also my wallet may, or may not, look like a Tardis. lol

Well, the latest thing that I am in love with is TimeHop - yes, the app. I love that it shows you Facebook and Twitter posts, and pictures from your past. Andy and I got new phones recently, and I think I secretly wanted a new phone just so I could have the TimeHop app. Shhh, don't tell. lol But it was one of the first apps that I downloaded.

I know it's not a bad thing to want to remember moments from your past. But you know it's kinda crazy when you find yourself going back through everything, including blog posts. lol So in light of my slight obsession with TimeHop, I give to you, a few past blog posts. I have chosen to post one from this day (or as close to this day as possible) since I started my blog in 2011. Oddly enough the first two were posted on August 16th. The other two in early October. :)

September 16th 2011: http://jessysjottedthoughts.blogspot.com/2011/09/ooooo-what-awesome-find.html

September 16th 2012: http://jessysjottedthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/09/yaymeh.html

October 13th 2013: http://jessysjottedthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/10/things-that-remind-me-of-fall.html

October 1st 2014: http://jessysjottedthoughts.blogspot.com/2014/10/epigraph.html

I really enjoyed going back and reading old blog posts, I hope you enjoyed it too!

Until next time,

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mathematics is so fun! ....Not

Classes have started again, can you tell?  I can't believe I haven't posted anything since December! I do miss posting on my blog but I am so busy trying to keep up with 3 classes, and a full time job, that it just doesn't happen. Neither does cleaning... Anyone wanna be my houses Mommy? I also have no social life, I miss my friends. :( But I am working toward a goal, and I'm so ready to graduate. This time next year, I'll be in my last semester of classes!

I'm taking creative writing this semester. For this class, we have two major submissions that we have to do. For the submissions we can either write poetry, or short stories, but whatever we write has to be at least 5 pages long. I figured for my first assignment poetry would be easiest since I could submit up to 5 poems, and I already had a couple that I've written in the past. So that's what I did, I wrote 5 poems. I am also taking math this semester, and am struggling (at least I feel like I am). Math has never been my strong subject, not even my mediocre subject.

Of course I waited until the last second to write all of the poems that I needed to write, and was having a hard time coming up with topics to write about. My friend Jill had the brilliant idea to write about math, so I did.

Since my Creative Writing class is online I have to submit my assignments to a discussion board where my peers read and critique it. My Mathematics poem seems to be their favorite, so I thought I'd share it with you too.

Mathematics by Jessica Bradford

Oh mathematics, how I loathe you
I wish of you I had no part.
You are so strict with numbers
Don’t you even have a heart?

Oh mathematics, how I hate you
How come you are so mean?
Good thing you’re not an evil doctor
I‘m sure you would rip out my spleen.

Oh mathematics, I abhor you
To me you have no charm,
I can’t stand to take much more of you
I’d prefer living on the funny farm.

Oh mathematics, you are repugnant
I’m not sure what anyone sees in you,
I know you are adored by some
But something tells me there are very few

Oh mathematics, you are a nuisance
Why can’t problems solve themselves?
I see you won’t give me answers
So I’ll keep a pocket full of elves

Oh mathematics, you are repulsive
It’s no wonder X can’t ever find Y,
Y hates mathematics so much
She never sticks around to say goodbye.

Oh mathematics, you are so backward
You’re never in your right mind,
I’ll go so far to say you’re crazy
That is why Y you’ll never find.

Oh mathematics, I harbor resentment
To me you are no friend,
Matter of fact I think you hate me
You hate me to the bitter end.

I hope you enjoyed my poem! I'll try to blog more, but I may just end up sharing more poetry. LOL

Till Next Time,