Day Zero Project

The Mission:

Complete 101 preset tasks in a a period of 1,001 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 (i.e., represent some amount of work on my part.)

Why 1,001 Days?

Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1,001 days (about 2.75 years) is a better time period than a year because it allows you several seasons to complete tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Some common goal setting tips:

  1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it and how you plan to achieve it.
  2. Stay focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.
  3. Welcome failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes success more worthy.
  4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.
  5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

Find me on Day Zero Project here.

Start Date: January 1, 2017

End Date: September 29, 2019

Number of Items Completed: 2/101

  1. Read 50 new books (3/50) (see the list here)
  2. Watch 100 new movies (3/100)
  3. Complete at least 1 year of Project Life
  4. Complete at least 1 December Daily
  5. Participate on a creative team (Kelly Purkey, Ali Edwards, Studio Calico, etc.)
  6. Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
  7. Go on a cruise (booked for September, 2017)
  8. Visit Alaska
  9. Start a small business (Paper Plus, coming soon)
  10. Go camping
  11. Go tubing down  the Saco River
  12. Lose 10/20/30/40 pounds (current weight: 180.6)
  13. Organize my scrapbooking supplies
  14. Move my stuff up from Mom’s
  15. Date night once a month (2/33)
  16. Utilize my GoPro more
  17. Get out of debt
  18. Go zip-lining
  19. Donate blood
  20. Get another tattoo
  21. Complete the 1 Second a Day video for a whole year
  22. Go horseback riding
  23. Host a dinner party
  24. Go to 5 different museums
  25. Fly kites with the kids
  26. Buy a bicycle
  27. Complete a 365 day photo project
  28. Start a blog (in progress, duh)
  29. Run a 5k
  30. Complete the 52 week money challenge
  31. Hike to Everest Base Camp
  32. Hike Petra through the back door
  33. Participate in a Polar Plunge
  34. Try stand up paddle boarding
  35. Take a glass blowing class
  36. Build a gingerbread house
  37. Go see The Black Keys in concert
  38. Get a stamp on my passport
  39. Visit an orchard
  40. Take the kids on a whale watch
  41. Make homemade pickles
  42. Take Papa to a Pats game
  43. Visit Portland, Maine
  44. Go to the top of Mt. Washington
  45. Visit Lost River Gorge
  46. Go to Iceland
  47. Explore the Lizzie Borden house
  48. Go to Foxwoods
  49. Throw a 40th birthday bash
  50. Go to the gym 3x a week for a month
  51. Log 15 miles a week on my Fitbit
  52. Go sailing
  53. Stay at an Airbnb
  54. Finish an afghan
  55. Bake a cake
  56. Take the kids sledding/tubing
  57. Host a cookie swap
  58. Make Christmas ornaments
  59. Go see The Nutcracker
  60. Go kayaking
  61. Try 10 new recipes
  62. Start a new tradition
  63. Get my hair professionally cut/colored (02/18/17… hated it)
  64. Buy a DSLR
  65. Learn how to make surgical scrub caps
  66. Buy an ALEX cart from IKEA (01/29/17)
  67. Plant flowers at Nana & Grampa’s grave
  68. Start a scrapbook for Lilly
  69. Plant an indoor window box herb garden
  70. Get a massage
  71. Take a yoga class
  72. Complete Ali’s Day in the Life project
  73. Complete Ali’s Week in the Life project
  74. Take the kids to Rogers Williams Park Zoo
  75. Graduate college/Get my CPA/Get my CFE
  76. Go on a picnic
  77. See the Northern Lights
  78. Fridge photo project
  79. Take the train somewhere
  80. Go on a road trip
  81. Complete a mud race
  82. Do a progressive dinner (app, entree & dessert all at different restaurants)
  83. Go to 20 restaurants I’ve never been to
  84. Find out my blood type
  85. Go to the MFA
  86. Complete a 100 Things About me list
  87. Taco Tuesdays
  88. Make 10 things from my Pinterest boards
  89. Take the kids geocaching
  90. Game night once a month (0/33)
  91. Go fruit picking
  92. Make some new friends
  93. Dye Easter eggs with the kids
  94. Come up with a meal planning strategy
  95. Make a wreath for the front door
  96. Renew my passport
  97. Take the kids to glow mini golf
  98. Create & use a blog and social media editorial calendar
  99. Take 100 items to consignment
  100. Send mom a care package
  101. Create another goal list

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