Day Zero Project

The 1001 Day Project is a unique challenge that inspires you to set and achieve personal goals in life.

How it works:
Select and complete 101 goals within 1001 days.

From what I understand, 1001 days is a more realistic time frame for completing such a lengthy list. It allows for tasks that are specific to a certain season or holiday.  And, with a longer time frame, you’re more apt to stick with it. I am excited to share my progress with you and encourage you to explore Day Zero and begin your own 1001 Day Project!

{You can find my original list on this post here. Number 46 on that list was to reorganize the list. Number 81 on that list was to create a page for the Day Zero Project. Look at me go!! Some of my original items have been replaced as they were duplicates, or pretty darn close, of others.} I’ll be updating my progress through a variety of Day Zero Project posts, I hope you’ll follow along with me.

Volunteer and Do For Others
1. Plant a tree on Earth Day {April 22nd}
2. Donate Blood
3. Grow out my hair to the middle of my back and donate (in progress)
4. Become CPR/First Aid certified
5. Volunteer in my community
6. Clean our basement and donate items we no longer need (completed! Though I am still finding things to purge from our new house!)
7. Bring a homemade snack to school for The Boy to share with his classmates
8. Encourage someone to create their own 101 in 1001
9. Write 5 letters to 5 people who changed my life
10. Give homemade gifts to everyone on our gift lists for an entire year

Personal Development
11. Write a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days! (completed)
12. Make a list of 20 things I like about myself
13. Write a letter to myself to be opened in 10 years
14. Buy a new bathing suit (completed)
15. Learn to speak Italian
16. Practice Yoga
17. Write a list of inspirational things, one for each letter of the alphabet
18. Eat at five new restaurants (in progress – one down, four to go!)
19. Don’t say anything negative for one day
20. Reorganize this list (completed)
21. Take an outdoor shower (completed, we used our outdoor shower the entire summer of 2012!)
22. Watch the Sunrise and the Sunset the same day
23. Read 24 books (in progress…My thoughts on many of the books I’ve read can be found here. )

Healthy Living
24. Run a 5K
25. Run a half-marathon
26. Eat three (3) things I’ve never tried before
27. No fast food for one month
28. Go to the dentist
29. Stop drinking booze for a month
30. Be able to do 50 push-ups
31. Get a pedicure
32. Get a massage
33. Plant a vegetable garden
34. Plant an herb garden
35. Cook at home every night for one month

Family, Friends and Love
36. Stay overnight in a hotel with The Texan
37. Make a gallery wall in our living room
38. Get a dog {if the cat dies}
39. Teach The Boy to ice skate (completed our first set of lessons in February 2012…will enroll again in the fall of 2012. )
40. Write a letter to The Boy to be opened on his 18th birthday
41. Send a card to one friend each month
42. Research my family tree (in progress…I have an Ancestry.com account, the free one)
43. Make a list of 100 reasons I love my husband
44. Dance in the rain
45. Take my mom for a pedicure
46. Enjoy a romantic dinner with The Texan (completed, but would love to do it again!)
47. Have my picture taken in a photo booth
48. Take The Boy to the beach (completed – we spent so much time at the beach during the Summer of 2012!)
49. Send photos of The Boy to family members bi-monthly

Being Creative
50. Make an apple pie
51. Make homemade pasta (in progress-got a great deal on the KitchenAid pasta maker attachment for my stand mixer)
52. Make homemade ice cream
53. Take a pole fitness class  (The pole fitness studio in our community closed. I need to add something else to my list!)
53a. Take a photo a day for one year (in progress-This is my second attempt, but I’ve been taking at least one photo every day since September 2012.)
54. Make a piece of clothing for myself
55. Learn how to make candles
56. Take a photo of the same place very month for one year, then turn it into a calendar for the next year (in progress 9/12!)
57. Take a digital photography class
58. Create a photo album for 2009
59. Create a photo album for 2010
60. Create a photo album for 2011
61. Complete my Project Life album 2012 (in progress)
62. Purchase a fixed lens for my dSLR camera  (completed! The Texan surprised me with one for Valentine’s Day!)
63. Make something that I’ve pinned on Pinterest
64. Attend a blogging conference
65. Grow my blog by 50% (in progress!)
66. Create a page on my blog for this list (completed)
67. Learn how to create Subway Art
68. Create a Media Kit for my blog (completed!)
69. Learn basic HTML
70. Create five new products for my shop

Experiences and Travel
71. Attend a rugby match (completed! And happy to report that The Texan’s team was victorious that day, too!)
72. Attend a Red Sox game (completed! Opening Day 2012!)
73. Take a vacation to a tropical destination
74. Ride on a train (completed! Be sure to read about our Polar Express Adventure!)
75. Go skiing
76. Visit Nantucket (completed! We took a trip in September 2012.)
77. Take The Boy to Hershey Park
78. Walk The Freedom Trail
79. Visit Mount Washington
80. Build a sandcastle (completed! Built a million or so over the summer!)
81. Go to a music festival
82. Go kayaking or white water rafting
83. Visit Savannah
84. Visit Las Vegas {again} (in progress! We’re planning a trip for November 2012!)
85. Go to a concert (Completed – saw the Dave Matthew Band [met his bus driver, too!] and CountryFest!)
86. Attend a college football game

Our Home
87. Eliminate paper towels from our home
88. Eliminate bottled water from our home (completed! see #97)
89. Paint our living room (completed!)
90. Paint our tiny bathroom (completed!)
91. Paint our office/creative space
92. Organize the kitchen cabinets (completed!)
93. Decorate our home for each holiday (in progress!)
94. Organize The Boy’s clothing and donate or sell unused items (in progress!)
95. Organize our DVD collection (Completed! I purchased some paper sleeves and DVD storage boxes during a recent trip to Ikea.)
96. Purchase a steam cleaner (completed!)
97. Purchase a water filtration system (completed! We received an amazing ZeroWater pitcher for review! I love it!)

Financial
98. Buy a lottery ticket (completed-should have just thrown $2 out the window of the car.)
99. Put away $10 for each goal completed and do something FUN with the money! (in progress!)
100. Obtain an adequate life insurance policy (completed in February 2012!)
101. Establish a three-month emergency fund