Day Zero Project: update 04

Entire water of the sea can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you. ~ Unknown
The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 04


Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016

Tasks achieved so far: 12/101


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

[still growing and growing like crazy - i've transferred it now onto the top shelf of my bookcase where it can spread its branches and leaves all the way dooown to the floor.]
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 []

[also: Sold my hometrainer last weekend. - So where am I gonna hang out my laundry now?! :'D]

17. Make raw vegan ice cream [♥]
18. Quit facebook/the internet/my laptop for a week [♥]
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 []
[French Ratatouille! don't get me wrong. this is part of my Day Zero Project, yes, but does not mean i didn’t make this with daughterly love :)]

30. Have a family picnic in the woods
31. Visit my childhood home
32. Contact my estranged granddad before he dies []
[and so i did... i've always wanted to do that, contact him i mean. as a child i wanted to write him that i hated him for abandoning and repudiating the family he left behind. i'm glad i didn't though. and i'm glad the letter i sent him wasn't a spiteful one, but a peaceful one. i'm at peace with him at last :)]


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 []
[photographic evidence will follow soon. EDIT: view here]

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) [22/143]
[gotta be honest here. this month i'm struggling to keep up with my agenda. i dunno. not really in the mood, i guess... Guess How Much I Love You, Sam McBratney/Anita Jeram, Das Blütenstaubzimmer, Zoe Jenny, Mind's Eye, Hakan Nesser, The G File, Hakan Nesser, and most recently Saving Fish from Drowning, Amy Tan, which was interesting but not exactly suspense-packed - more like an entertaining guidebook.]

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 [2/5
[Nr 02 Ratatouille (France). check out the recipe here! my first attempt to recreating the traditional Provencal dish Maisy-style, ha ha.]

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)
[hey, i got these pretty juggling balls for my birthday, so i'm one step closer to being a juggling pro :) right?]

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! []
source: wikipedia
pulp /'pəlp/ n. 1. A soft, moist, shapeless mass of matter.
2. A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and 
being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper.

[alright, alright, i did! i watched it. it was pretty frickin awesome.]
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. [19/143]
101. Get rid of 101 things!


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