The List 3.0

Third time’s the charm!
This is my third #101in1001 list of goals. I’ve worked on making the goals on this list challenging, but not impossible. Any goal that gets accomplished will be crossed off the list and a link to the blog post added next to it. Goals that are in progress will be italicized. This go-round, I have some extra goals at the bottom of the list. Those are ones that didn’t make the 101, but I fell are still important.
Start date: January 5, 2015
End date: October 2, 2017
FINANCIAL – 17
Pay off $500 on my credit card
Pay off $1000 on my credit card
Pay off $2000 on my credit card
Pay off $3000 on my credit card
Pay off my credit card.
Get a credit card that earns airline miles.
Make an appointment with a financial planner.
Create a financial plan.
Start a savings account.
Become debt free (credit card, bills).
Move my 401k to my new job.
Pay off my SUV. (Updated to SUV from truck)
Create a monthly budget.
Look into setting up a scholarship at SHSU.
Donate money to the SHSU Athletic Media Department.
Donate money to the SHSU Mass Comm Department.
Donate money to a charity I believe in.
BUY STUFF – 13
Buy a bicycle.
Buy a new mattress.
Buy a new suit.
Get my concealed handgun license.
Buy a handgun.
Buy a really nice telescope and use it regularly.
Buy new tires for my truck.
Buy front grill guard for my truck.
Become a lifetime member of the SHSU Alumini Association.
Buy a GoPro.
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Get new luggage and a nice overnight bag.
Buy a professional grade camera.
ADVENTURES – 29
Go camping.
Go whitewater rafting.
Spend the night on the beach.
Go on a cruise.
Visit a friend in a state I’ve never been to.
Run in a race. (5k, half, full marathon, mud, color)
See a space launch.
Travel to a foreign country.
Experience zero gravity.
Go skydiving.
Spend two weeks in Europe.
Hike through the Smoky mountains.
Visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Visit these places. ( http://dayzeroproject.com/usa/alabama/)
Take my family to Europe.
See a race at Talladega.
Take a vacation by myself.
Go to a Birmingham Barron’s game.
Go to an Atlanta Falcon’s game.
Go to an Atlanta Braves game.
Go to a Montgomery Biscuits game.
Attend a Sci-Fi convention.
Score a bowling game by hand.
Score a college baseball game.
Visit Graceland.
Practice Tai Chi
Unplug from phones, computers, social media for one weekend.
Attend a taping of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Sit in one morning with CBS This Morning.
HEALTH – 7
Complete another Whole 30.
Get a personal trainer. (Got one!)
Get a physical each year.
Keep my cholesterol down for a year. (and hopefully longer!)
Get my wisdom tooth removed.
Get CPR and first aid certified.
Get a massage.
CAREER – 12
Create a “go” bag for emergencies.
Interview a celebrity.
Build my personal gear collection by two items a year.
Follow a story from beginning to end. (similar to Jamie Ostroff’s Theresa Benn story)
Break a story on my own.
Become an expert in one area of journalism. (politics, govt, space, tech)
Become a member of the local EMMY chapter.
Become a member of the SPJ.
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Finish my list of 20 rules of being a journalist.
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Attend a workshop to better myself in my career. (The ABA in 2015)
PROJECTS – 18
Build a piece of furniture in my house. (I built a coffee table!)
Find a project on Pinterest I like and make it. (I built a coffee table!)
Fix the body damage on the Tacoma.
Complete the collection of state quarters that my grandfather gave me.
Make a list of all my friend’s and family’s birthdays and anniversaries.
Send out Christmas Cards in 2015.
Finish a coloring book.
Collect 25 quotes that inspire/give me strength.
Vote in every election I am eligible for. (municipal, state, federal)
Find a creative use for my growing collection of fortune cookie fortunes.
Write a letter to each of my parents and my brother.
Finish my short story.
Bake 3 pies from scratch.
Make a calendar for 2016 with photos taken in 2015.
Volunteer with a group that forces me to work outside my comfort zone.
Volunteer with a local animal organization.
Voice one project for Librivox.org.
Read at least one book every three months.
TVSMICHAELODER.COM – 5
Create, shoot and edit 5 videos for my website.
Develop a personal brand plan.
Develop my ‘voice’ online. (What I blog about, who my audience is)
Create a blogging schedule for TVsMichaelOder.com
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Extra – 6
Learn to ride horses.
Find a place to ride horses regularly.
Get my Alabama driver’s license and registration. (I have my registration, but working on my license)
Don’t eat out for a month (outside of Whole 30).
Don’t drink alcohol for a month (outside of Whole 30).
Track my expenses for one month.

THE LIST 2.0
Begin date: September 1, 2011
End date: May 29, 2014
Financial
Put $25 into savings from each pay check.
Track my expenses for 1 week.
Pay $500 of my credit card.
Pay $1,000 of my credit card.
Pay $1,500 of my credit card.
Pay off my credit card.
Pay $3,000 off my car.
Pay $5,000 off my car.
Pay $8,000 off my car.
Pay $10,000 off my car.
Pay off my car.
Donate money back to the Mass Communications department at SHSU.
Invest money in the stock market.
Pay for the person behind me in line at the drive-thru.
Buy two new suits.
Buy a new computer.  link 
Health
Drop 10 pounds. (in progress)
Drop 20 pounds.
Have a 32 inch waist again (if possible).
Get my blood pressure back to normal.
Get a physical every year.
No beer or alcohol for 31 days. (in progress)
Own a bicycle.
Get my cholesterol back below normal.
Go to the dentist each year. after 12 years, I went
Career
Attend a workshop to better myself in my career.
Build a resume tape.
Own a copy of every story I’ve done that has aired (script and video/no vosots).
Submit something I have worked on for an Emmy. link
Submit a story to the Texas Associated Press awards.
Submit a reporter tape to the Texas Associated Press awards.
Submit a story to the Lonestar Press Awards.
Submit a story for the Governor’s Barbara Jordan award.
Become an Emmy member. link
Buy a professional grade video camera.
Submit a reporter tape for the Lonestar Emmys.
Create two Aggie Gameday promos.
Make a list of “Rules” from things I’ve learned on the job (20 “rules”).
Apply for a job in another city.
Interview a celebrity.
Interview an elected official. link
Look into hiring an agent.
Blog for my personal website once a month.
Purchase http://www.michaeloder.com.  turns out, it’s taken by some guy on the East Coast. jerk.
Design a website for self-promotion. here it is! tvsmichaeloder.com
Write, shoot, edit five (5) videos for my blog.
Write and get published an Op/Ed piece on a topic I feel strongly about.
Blog for the station once a month.
Increase my personal gear collection by 2 pieces a year.
Create a “One-Man-Band” bag (mics, cables, connectors, IFB, etc.)
Personal
Get my concealed handgun license.
Get a massage. I did. It was amazing. I went here.
Create a 5 year plan.
Visit my uncle’s graveWhen my grandfather died, I made a late-night trip to Tim’s grave. Most emotional moment I’ve had in a while.
Get CPR and first aid certified.

Cooking
Go a week without eating out. Thanks, Whole 30!
Bake 3 pies from scratch.
Brew my own beer.
Cook my way through an entire cookbook.

Travel
Go to the Caldwell Kolache Festival.
Go to Fair on the Square in Hunstville.
Attend a SHSU Homecoming event hosted by my major.
Visit the San Jacinto Monument.
Visit the Battleship Texas.
Visit the USS Lexington in Corpus Christie.
Visit all Presidential Libraries in Texas (0/3).
Go to Good Oil Days in Humble.
Go to a concert. Randy Rogers, Brandon Smith in the last few months in College Station.
Take a road trip to another state. link
Attend a Sci-Fi convention.
Go to RenFest in period dress.
Go camping once.
Attend the midnight showing of the next Star Trek movie. FAILED Sadly, work kept me from going.
Go on a date. I did, and it worked out 🙂
Other Projects
Finish an entire coloring book.
Start and finish a “365 pictures” project.
Learn to tie a bow tie.
Collect 25 quotes that inspire/give me strength.
Complete the collection of state quarters that my grandfather gave me.
Take a MENSA test just for the hell of it.
Memorize two limericks.
Donate 1,000 grains of rice at http://www.freerice.com.
Complete one 26 Things project.
Post 10 videos to my YouTube account.
Record one project for http://www.librivox.org.
Score a bowling game by hand.
Score a college baseball game.
Build my own jib/crane cam.
Create a “go” bag for emergencies.
Vote in every election I am eligible for (municipal, state, federal).
Find a creative use for my growing collection of fortune cookie fortunes.
Build a Home Theater PC and fill it with my DVDs, CDs, TV shows.
Take the Jeopardy Online Contestant Challenge.
Collect and organize all my online logins and passwords. link
Learn one song on the guitar.
Learn one song on the piano.
Practice my trumpet once a month.
Audition for the Brazos Valley Symphony, or similar organization.
Learn to play the guitar.
Learn to play the piano.

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