Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Day Zero Project: update 06

When there are cracks in your heart, it lets the light in. Don't despair.

The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 06



Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016


Tasks achieved so far: 20/101


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 []
source: tribesports
[yes, i am proud to say that i have been doing this daily Sun Salutation yoga unit for one month now, and i'm absolutely loving it! I do this every morning right after getting up, and so far it is honestly the most effective way for me to shake off sleepiness in the mornings. it's a very short, but powerful practice that will stretch out your body's core muscles, improve your flexibility and posture, and overall make you feel more awake and vitalized. in a nutshell: it's awesome :)]

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 []
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 []
http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-decoration.html

[myay, i managed to super-surprise my mum two weeks ago! so i pretended to call for some household advice - mainly to make sure i wasn't showing up at the wrong time -, walked up to my parent's house with this little flower pot up there and rang the door whilst talking to my mum on the phone. when she went to get the door and saw me standing in front of the house it was the most hilarious moment ever :) i love surprises]

28. Send Christmas cards to friends and family []
http://be-alice.blogspot.de/2013/12/diy-christmas-cards-earrings.html

[look at this! not only did i write and send Christmas cards, but i also made them myself! and it was so much fun! okay, enough with the exclamation marks. you can check out the DIY's for 5 different Christmas cards and a random pair of Christmas earrings over here.]

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) [34/143]

[read: Little King December by Axel Hacke, Morgen, Findus, wird's was geben by Sven Nordqvist, Die Sturmjäger von Aradon: Feenlicht by Jenny-Mai Nuyen, Die Sturmjäger von Aradon: Magierlicht by Jenny-Mai Nuyen, Noir by Jenny-Mai Nuyen, New York Trilogy: City of Glass by Paul Auster]

42. Participate in NaNoWriMo []
[woot-woot!]


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 [4/5]
http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2013/12/raw-honey-saffron-buns.html

[for December 13th i spontaneously decided to whip out ma baking skills and make another dish for my culinary mini series, this time featuring a rawified version of the traditional Scandinavian lussekatter (Honey Buns).]

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 []
http://be-alice.blogspot.de/2013/12/diy-christmas-cards-earrings.html

[okay, so this is definitely not the last pair of earrings i will make, but since i made some Christmas-themed ones, i thought it would be nice to tick it off the list. but like i said: there's more to come.]

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 []
http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-decoration.html

[yep, i decided to skip the first step because baking your own gingerbread in order to build a house with that turns out to be rather tricky. so me and my brother just build a gingerbread house instead. still looks pretty cute, doesn't it?]

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!) []
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. [27/143]
101. Get rid of 101 things!






Maisy




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