Day Zero Project: update 05

Life is like a book. Some chapters are sad, some are happy and some are exciting, but if you never turn the page, you will near know what the next chapter has in store for you. ~ anonymous

The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 05

 

Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016


Tasks achieved so far: 15/101


Education

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  


Home

06. Buy a plant and try to keep it alive until the Day Zero Project is over
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 [♥]
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 []
[surprisingly this wasn’t all too difficult! when i sat down i was like: “oh no, i don’t know, there are so many things i DON’t like about myself - how can i find not only one, but 25 things that i do like? isn’t that totally arrogant anyway?” but as i started to write down what came into my mind, i realized that i’m not too bad after all :) you should try it too!]

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 []


Creativity

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 []
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) [28/143]
http://be-alice.blogspot.de/2013/11/maisy-october-2013.html
[read: dystopian novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy, the fantastic Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson, brilliantly absurd Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, graphic novel Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli, adorable adult fairy tale Little King December by Axel Hacke and last but not least The Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling - once again. i dunno, it's like "if Harry Potter doesn't return to Hogwarts every year any more, at least i will!"]

42. Participate in NaNoWriMo []
https://store.nanowrimo.org/merchandise/nanowrimo-love-books-write-one-poster
[currently at 34.367/50.000 words - 10 more days to go, woohoo!

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 [3/5]
[Nr 03 Sushi (Japan). my first attempt at vegan sushi (full recipe here). it was loads of fun - and so much easier than i thought! success, yeah!]

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


Fun

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 pumpkin spice latte!) []
[yay, look at this cute little guy! we used the pumpkin guts to make a quick Pumpkin Spice Latte (which tasted amazing by the way), and we made some Halloween Cookies, too. weren't we creative?]

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)


Luxury

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. [23/143]
101. Get rid of 101 things!






Maisy




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