Day Zero Project: update 01

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 01

(i cannot believe the month went by so fast ! ) 

Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016

Tasks achieved so far: 3/101


01. Graduate College
02. Get a job (or a traineeship)
03. Learn to change a tire
04. Learn the alphabet in sign language
05. Get a frickin driver's licence  


06. Buy a plant and try to keep it alive until the Day Zero Project is over 
[yay, look at this little green guy, he even got his very first blossoms now!

Addendum: this pretty little plant is a Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum', also called spider plant, airplane plant or hen-and-chickens. cool, eh? :)]

07. Get my own apartment
08. Plant a windowsill herb garden
09. Redecorate and/or renovate my room
10. Start a compost bin
11. Get a (white metal) bed
12. Paint one wall or door an outrageous colour
13. Plant tomatoes and or other fruit and vegetables

Health & Happiness

14. Donate blood (or hair) for a good cause (I'm anaemic)
15. Learn the basic Yoga positions
16. Quit coffee and sell my coffee machine
17. Make raw vegan ice cream [♥]
[slayed! obviously, the first task i had to take on was something to do with food, so i have made my very first homemade (raw vegan) ice cream: Strawberry Ice Cream. Yum-yum.]

18. Quit facebook/the internet/my laptop for a week 

[well, technically i did spend 7 entire days laptop-less and facebook-less, but since i had to use my brother's tablet pc twice to upload my blogposts, i am not going to count that]

19. Make a list of 101 quotes that inspire me
20. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself
21. Go barefoot for a whole day
22. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years 
23. Write all my bad memories on paper, burn this paper afterwards
24. Think of the top 5 people who have positively influenced me and write each of them a letter [0/5]
25. Make a list of 101 things that make me happy

Family & Friends

26. Make a marzipan birthday cake for someone dear to me
27. Surprise my mum with flowers
28. Send christmas cards to friends and family [0/3]
29. Cook a nice dinner for my parents
30. Have a family picnic in the woods
31. Visit my childhood home
32. Contact my estranged granddad before he dies


33. Start a blog [♥]
34. Decorate a mug or bowl with a sharpie
35. Draw a self-portrait
36. Buy a disposable camera and take 1 picture every day for a month [0/30]
37. Start a sketchbook and fill it with drawings and quotes and own scribblings
38. Write my first screenplay
39. Illustrate a story I've written
40. Write and illustrate a graphic novel
41. Read 1 book every week (a.k.a 52 books in a year) [5/143]
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini // A Place Called Freedom, Ken Follett // In Cold Blood, Truman Capote // Libra, Don DeLillo
[currently reading The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers and loving it so far]

42. Participate in NaNoWriMo
43. Make British scones and clotted cream
44. Design an outfit
45. Make cookie monster cupcakes
46. Write a song (and sing it to somebody)
47. Write a poem
48. Make a handmade greeting card
49. Cook 5 meals from 5 different cultures [0/5]
50. DIY an outfit (t-shirt print?)  or sew my own piece of clothing (dress/top/jacket)
51. Make a comic strip
52. Draw a nice little background sketch for my blog wallpaper
53. DIY an Advent calender and give it to someone as a present
54. Construct a detailed zombie apocalypse plan
55. Make my own earrings
56. Make my own handbag (or notebook bag)
57. Write/Finish a novel


58. Go to a festival
59. Have a bonfire at the beach
60. Go strawberry picking [♥]
61. Read the Lord of the Rings (1087 pages)
62. Read all of the Akira graphic novels (2146 pages)
63. Go swimming in the sea at night / go skinny dipping
64. Build a proper sandcastle
65. Build a decent snow(wo)man
66. Sleep under the stars
67. Make a chalk mural in the driveway
68. Dance in the rain
69. Get a tattoo
70. Do a vintage tea party
71. Bake and build a gingerbread house
72. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
73. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for whoever will find it
74. Host a mystery dinner party
75. Plant a tree on Earth Day
76. Tie a note (or a secret) to a balloon and let it go
77. Spend 24 hours in a 24-hour café
78. Carve a pumpkin (and make pumpkin soup)
79. Make berry jam
80. Learn how to juggle (with three balls)
81. Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it
82. Wear a free-hugs sign or shirt for a day
83. Organize a clothing swap party
84. Bake a big-ass rainbow cake
85. Make fortune cookies
86. Take a photo of the same place every month for a year and turn that into a calendar [0/12]
87. Make macarons
88. Send a book or story to a publisher
89. Learn to write my name in Japanese
90. Dress up as Alice in Wonderland
91. Finally watch Schindler's List
92. Learn three new hairstyles (braids, updo...) [0/3]
93. Geez, watch Pulp Fiction already!
94. Wear blood red lipstick (and feel like a lady)


95. Get a tripod
96. Get a vacuum cleaner (Dyson)
97. Get a slim wallet
98. Visit Japan
99. Re-visit Thailand
100. Put 1 buck into a piggy bank every week until the end of Day Zero Project. With that money do something decadent. [5/143]
101. Get rid of 101 things!


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